Last week, the story and the pictures of two american neighbours was published all over the world (France, Germany, etc.). The Super Mario and the Piranah Plant in post-it notes are now two big stars !
After our precedent article, today, our blog publishes an interview of the young girl, Emily Free.
mariomario.over-blog : Emily, can you explain the exact story ? How do you discover this Super Mario in post it ?
EmilyFree : I was sitting in my dorm here in Chicago one day, and just happened to look out across the terrace to see Mario, in perfect post-it notes, looking at me from a window. Since I had nothing better to do, I went out and bought some post-it notes of my own, and made my Piranha Flower. I didn't think that the guy in the window across from me would even notice, but he did!
"I didn't think that the guy in the window across from me would even notice, but he did!"
I said something about it on Facebook, and a few days later, I got a message on from a classmate with the link to a photo my neighbor had taken from inside his room. Apparently, the photo had made it to gaming website called Kotaku (NdMM : this page), as well as a few other sites. And this is how it all started.
"I got a message on from a classmate with the link to a photo my neighbor had taken from inside his room"
mariomario.over-blog : Did you know this young boy before ?
EmilyFree : Nope. I had never met him in my life! At one point, I put my number up in my window (in post-its, of course) and then we ended up meeting. He turned out to be a pretty cool guy!
"He turned out to be a pretty cool
mariomario.over-blog : You love Super Mario games ?
EmilyFree : I've been playing Mario games ever since I can remember. My older sister got to keep the Super Nintendo in her bedroom, so I ended up with the NES in my room when I was about 4 years old. From that point on, I collected every Nintendo console released, and continued to go back and play the older ones quite often.
mariomario.over-blog : So, you are a big gamer...
EmilyFree : When it comes to Nintendo
games, I have yet to find anyone who can beat me at Mario Kart 64. (I play as Toad.) I am also equally as talented at Mario Party. I love getting into groups and
playing these games with my friends. Never a boring moment.
"I have yet to find anyone who can beat me at Mario Kart 64"
So yes, I'm a gamer. In the past few years I've been playing a lot of xBox 360 and PS3, but I will always stay true to Nintendo. These are my roots.
mariomario.over-blog : I've read on reddit that "Emily Free" is your musician nick name. What is your favorite
song ? Can you present your work ?
: I like all of my songs equally. When I write, I make a point to write songs that I
will enjoy personally, so I have a hard time choosing a favorite.
"I like all of my songs equally".
My favorite song, music wise, is "Like a Bird in a Cage!". I had just spent the last of my money on an electric piano, and the night before an exam, I stayed up all night recording this song. It started with just a simple tune on the piano, and turned into me adding every instrument I could find in my house, as well as cups and dishes that had been laying around my bedroom. This is when I learned that my insomnia makes for better music.
Underwater Smoke Detector - "the subject matter is religion, and how hard it is for me to accept it"
Lyrics wise, I'd have to go with "April 26, 1989". In this song, I open up and tell stories from my life that have made me who I am. These stories range from accidentally being poisoned, to seeing psychologists, to struggling with eating disorders, to feeling better again. And in another song, "Underwater Smoke Detector", I do the same, except the subject matter is religion, and how hard it is for me to accept it. I like to be as honest as possible.
mariomario.over-blog : ...and your influences are ?
EmilyFree : My largest influence would have to be Sufjan Stevens (his album, 'Come On Feel the Illinoise!" is the reason I moved from Georgia to Chicago, Illinois this year.) Lyrically, I blame Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes and Elliott Smith. I've also tried vocal styles similar to Aaron Weiss of mewithoutYou and Kimya Dawson of The Moldy Peaches. Sadly, I cannot hold my breath long enough to sing as well as Kimya Dawson.
"Come On Feel the Illinoise!" is the reason I moved from Georgia to Chicago, Illinois this year"
For anyone interested, I have taken a vow to keep my music 100% free to download, for anyone who
enjoys listening, no matter how far it takes me. So, feel free to take what you'd like from my Last.fm page.
mariomario.over-blog : Thanks you Emily for this interview, it was very cool ! Good luck for studies, love, music, and Nintendo games ...to keep undefeated in Mario Kart 64, requires a lot of effort ! :)