Why did you choose the screen name "eburge" and what does it mean?
In all honesty, it's my first initial and my surname. Not a particularly creative username, I know. PDAZ
As an English transplant to Australia, what do you like best about the country and what do you miss most about home?
I like how Australians are friendly and easy-going. That's probably the best thing about the country. That said, I do miss England a lot. That's where the rest of the family is, so it'll be good to be back amongst familiar faces soon.Emma058 and Pagiedamon
By way of which countries did you end up in Australia? And what are you doing there?
Well, it was back in '97 when I was just a wee tyke moving out to Australia with my parents and sister, so the only stop on the journey was briefly in Singapore. I've lived in Australia for around 15 years now, so I've essentially grown up here (though I have retained my English accent, which still baffles people to this day). maninmidohio
You will soon be returning to England after a lengthy time spent in Australia. What will you miss most about Australia?
Definitely my friends. It'll be very strange to go back to England and make new friends, but hopefully I'll be able to hang out with various cousins and meet people that way.maninmidohio
Would you like to comment on the differences in an Australian education and an English one?
I can't really say much about this. I wasn't old enough to go to school during my brief years in England, so I was entirely educated in Australia.Emma058
Why did you want to become a FT editor?
Well, I like to think of myself as a fairly alright quiz author, and I was interested in contributing to the site in a way that wasn't just adding to the quiz pool. I made an off-the-cuff remark to Kyle that I could help out with Video Games while he was in the middle of a busy assessment period and help ease some of the load (what with him editing in four categories and being entirely on his own in VG). I didn't expect anything to come of it, but lo and behold, Kyle worked his magic and I was invited to become an editor.Emma058
When you are not editing quizzes, what other hobbies do you have?
Of course, I enjoy writing quizzes, and I also like to play video games, read, go to the cinema, and cook (though I am quite slow and rather rubbish at it.
I can tell by the quizzes that you write that you like video games. What is your favorite?
Without a doubt, it's 'Banjo-Kazooie'. It was the second video game I ever played and I just loved it and played it to death. I think I've sung its praises in a few of my quizzes, and even though I have played many games since that are just as brilliant, 'Banjo-Kazooie' still just gets ahead of them, purely for how much I enjoyed it when I was younger.maninmidohio
As an avid gamer (and editor in Video Games), apart from the pure escapism of playing are there any positive benefits to be gained from the hours you have spent playing?
I know some people say that video games are bad for your health, but I disagree with that. I find games can actually improve your brain in ways that simply watching television cannot, and there are a number of studies which corroborate this. I've found solving problems to be easier, and I'm not as clumsy as I once was thanks to some better hand-eye coordination. PDAZ
Do you remember the first video game you played?
Compared to some of my friends, I started playing games fairly late in my childhood. The first game I played was 'Mario Kart 64' when I received a Nintendo 64 for my seventh birthday. I remember being great at it when I was playing by myself, but when I would play with my father, I'd be completely rubbish and pretty much lose every race. PDAZ and dcpddc478
So, Mr. Ethan, besides fez-wearing pandas, what other pets do you have? What are their names?
Currently, I have two cats, named Pepe, a 13-year-old mackerel tabby, and Chico, a 10-year-old blue Burmese. They're two of the sweetest cats you could ever have (even though Chico sometimes likes to pounce on an unsuspecting Pepe and get a few bites in). They'll be making the journey to England with us, so it'll be quite a nerve-racking experience for them.dcpddc478
As a child, what did you want be when you grew up?
I remember wanting to be a pilot. The whole world of aviation fascinated me when I was younger, but then I sort of grew out of it and set my sights on being a video game designer. But that ultimately fizzled out when I realised what a difficult field it would be to get into, particularly in Australia where the gaming industry isn't exactly booming. Now, I have ambitions to be in broadcasting, be it television or radio, particularly doing voice-overs or anything of that nature. I've been told I have the voice for radio... and the face for it. Hmph.Pagiedamon
What is your real-life occupation now that you are grown up?
I wouldn't say I'm grown up (not yet, anyway, got a while to go until that happens), but at the time of writing, I'm 19 years old, and I'm studying mathematics at university.
As a self-proclaimed handsome man, I assume you have a significant other. What can you tell us about your personal life?
I'm afraid I don't have a significant other. I'm terrible at talking to girls, because I turn into a bumbling pile of awkwardness. dcpddc478
If you could go forward or backward in time for 24 hours, to which time period would you travel and why?
I'd probably go forward to 2015 to see if we have hover boards. I've been hoping for those ever since I first saw 'Back to the Future: Part II'. Pagiedamon
What three words describe you best?
Strange, amusing, can't count.Thanks to all who participated.