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Melonie
08-09-2010, 11:52 AM
Yaaaay! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Article (http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-13078-Xbox-360-Examiner%7Ey2010m8d9-QA-interview-with-PMS-Whisper)

Had a lot of fun with it. I asked him to include a link to fragdolls.com, so he will probably edit that in soon. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

seductivpancake
08-09-2010, 12:03 PM
I don't think you can beat me down in shooters, but you can try. I don't trash talk so no worries.

WarbladeX23
08-09-2010, 12:05 PM
Aww good write up and answers to the questions Melonie.

It's probably just for online/web usage, and not going to be printed? If it is to be printed, let me know and I can pick up a copy and mail it out to ya.

Melonie
08-09-2010, 12:08 PM
Originally posted by Seductivpancake:
I don't think you can beat me down in shooters, but you can try. I don't trash talk so no worries.

LOL! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Well no one can beat the Pancakes! http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

@Warblade. I think it's just an online article that won't be printed. That's so nice of you to offer mailing me a copy though, thank you. http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

VexedEnigma
08-09-2010, 12:09 PM
Cool interview Melonie! Your personality really shows in all the ones you've done to date. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

seductivpancake
08-09-2010, 12:10 PM
I haven't played online FPS in like half a year. I might not be in my peak anymore.

Melonie
08-09-2010, 12:13 PM
Originally posted by VexedEnigma:
Cool interview Melonie! Your personality really shows in all the ones you've done to date. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Why thank you, that's very nice of you. http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

Being a Cadette is an awesome way to get practice with these kind of things. When I first started doing interviews, I felt like I had to answer too perfectly, which ended up coming off as almost robot like. lol! I've learned a lot, and realized that you can still be professional and let your personality shine through at the same time! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif I have Ubisoft to thank for giving me the opportunity as a Cadette to hone in on my interviewing skills.

@Pancakes. You. Me. Halo 3. Du eet!

seductivpancake
08-09-2010, 12:16 PM
For once, I'd like to look at a article that doesn't have the question: "how are you treated once people know you're a girl gamer" or something similar in that fashion.

"What is your all time favorite game?" would be a more preferable question.

Good for you though.

Melonie
08-09-2010, 12:19 PM
Yeah, I definitely get what you mean. I get tired of answering that question all the time as well, but oh well. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif Not all questions are the bestest.

I think as a whole, the questions were great. I especially like the fact that there were so many Cadette questions. Not enough people know enough about the Cadette program, and it's nice to be able to explain it to people.

scarlet7
08-09-2010, 12:28 PM
I absolutely adored this interview. You have such a positive outlook and make a stellar role-model and spokesperson. I really loved the part of the interview where you spoke about gaming with your brothers. I learned to game from my older brother when I was a tot and we still play together 18 years later. Gaming has created a very unique bond between us that I don't think most siblings share.

Great job Melonie! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

WarbladeX23
08-09-2010, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by Melonie:
@Warblade. I think it's just an online article that won't be printed. That's so nice of you to offer mailing me a copy though, thank you. http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

Well, from being from the area where The Examiner is actually printed, it makes it the easy choice to be a volunteer. And how often can people say they were interviewed and printed in the newspaper? (Actually, I admit that I was written about in a college newspaper, heh, but this coulda been huge if you made it to print in the Examiner!).

Melonie
08-09-2010, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by scarlet7:
I absolutely adored this interview. You have such a positive outlook and make a stellar role-model and spokesperson. I really loved the part of the interview where you spoke about gaming with your brothers. I learned to game from my older brother when I was a tot and we still play together 18 years later. Gaming has created a very unique bond between us that I don't think most siblings share.

Great job Melonie! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Awww, you're so sweet. That's like the nicest compliment ever, thank you so much. http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

I completely agree about gaming being a good bonding hobby! I grew up in a military family, we moved practically every three years, which made it very difficult to make close friends. My brothers have always been my best friends, and still are. Now that we're all adults, nothing has really changed, and we are always gaming together. They both joined the air force and are gone now, but talking about them sure makes me miss them! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

scarlet7
08-09-2010, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by Melonie:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by scarlet7:
I absolutely adored this interview. You have such a positive outlook and make a stellar role-model and spokesperson. I really loved the part of the interview where you spoke about gaming with your brothers. I learned to game from my older brother when I was a tot and we still play together 18 years later. Gaming has created a very unique bond between us that I don't think most siblings share.

Great job Melonie! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Awww, you're so sweet. That's like the nicest compliment ever, thank you so much. http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

I completely agree about gaming being a good bonding hobby! I grew up in a military family, we moved practically every three years, which made it very difficult to make close friends. My brothers have always been my best friends, and still are. Now that we're all adults, nothing has really changed, and we are always gaming together. They both joined the air force and are gone now, but talking about them sure makes me miss them! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's amazing when we look back at the past and we remember little moments that mean the most to us. So many of those moments for me are gaming moments and time spent with my brother. I've grown up on a small farm and have been working in the family business ever since. I've spent so much time working and have matured so much faster from other kids my age because of my exposure to the marketing scene that I have found myself to become disconnected from my generation. Gaming has always been something I've shared with my loved ones and the time spent gaming with my brother are some of my fondest memories. It's something that my non-gamer best friends would never be able to understand.

It's remarkable that you and your brothers have remained so close into adulthood and this alone says so much about the bond of a family in a unique upbringing. I will pray for your brothers and wish them a safe tour of duty http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

QueenN0THING
08-09-2010, 01:46 PM
I wish gaming with my brother had been a pleasant bonding experience. Our gaming sessions were more like duels to the death. At least we can now play together as adults without killing each other lol.

Melonie
08-09-2010, 06:54 PM
Originally posted by scarlet7:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Melonie:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by scarlet7:
I absolutely adored this interview. You have such a positive outlook and make a stellar role-model and spokesperson. I really loved the part of the interview where you spoke about gaming with your brothers. I learned to game from my older brother when I was a tot and we still play together 18 years later. Gaming has created a very unique bond between us that I don't think most siblings share.

Great job Melonie! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Awww, you're so sweet. That's like the nicest compliment ever, thank you so much. http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

I completely agree about gaming being a good bonding hobby! I grew up in a military family, we moved practically every three years, which made it very difficult to make close friends. My brothers have always been my best friends, and still are. Now that we're all adults, nothing has really changed, and we are always gaming together. They both joined the air force and are gone now, but talking about them sure makes me miss them! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's amazing when we look back at the past and we remember little moments that mean the most to us. So many of those moments for me are gaming moments and time spent with my brother. I've grown up on a small farm and have been working in the family business ever since. I've spent so much time working and have matured so much faster from other kids my age because of my exposure to the marketing scene that I have found myself to become disconnected from my generation. Gaming has always been something I've shared with my loved ones and the time spent gaming with my brother are some of my fondest memories. It's something that my non-gamer best friends would never be able to understand.

It's remarkable that you and your brothers have remained so close into adulthood and this alone says so much about the bond of a family in a unique upbringing. I will pray for your brothers and wish them a safe tour of duty http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thank you. http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

You're so sweet, and I really appreciate your prayers. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Kelpie PMS
08-09-2010, 08:02 PM
Great interview, I really enjoyed reading it! I can really relate, cause I too grew up with two brothers, and all we did was play video games together. They have been the biggest contribution to my passion and competitiveness. Again, nice job!

jumpman919
08-09-2010, 09:33 PM
Great interview Melonie! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

z0mbieMUFFinz
08-10-2010, 02:09 PM
Nice interview Mel.

I agree with a few before me. You really let your personality shine through in this and it makes it fun to read. It's nice that that outlet you got from games as a child is something that is consistent and keeps you loving them still, [ which I think is the case for many of us ]. It was also nice to hear more in depth about the Cadette program and I'm glad that you used the interview as a platform to not only inform people about how incredible the opportunity is, but how to tryout/audition as well.

Very well done!

XBLirael
08-13-2010, 07:34 AM
Cool! I just saw your interview, Melonie! Awesome job!