Interviews



Interview with The Reaper

Published in Vandalism News #2
Performed by Rave


Yo! dudez, welcome to the interviews for issue #2 of Vandalism News! cool eh? okay this time we have 3 interviews, they are with: THE REAPER/TAT, HENRY of FACES, and AZTEC/SPARX, the only reason for having 3 interviews is because, they just happened! next issue we should be back to 2 interviews again but who knows. Okay we better start the first interview I suppose, this is with THE REAPER of TAT, it was conducted by our German dude: RAVE/MYSTIC, and its fuck'n long, okay.


R)
Tell us something about yourself e.g. real name, age and so on...

T)
Okay dude, my real name is Ralph and I was born on da 23.7.73 (presents are welcome)! I still go to school & I have 2 more years to do!


R)
When did you get your 64?

T)
I got my c64 in April 1987


R)
What's your equipment?

T)
I have 1 c64, 2 disk drives, a colour TV, a Final Cartridge 3, a little messed up Action Replay MK 4(German version) and loads of disks!


R)
When did you enter the scene?

T)
I entered the scene in autumn, 1989. I had an advertisement in a computer mag that I was looking for a copy of Pools of Radiance, coz my original (haha) was broken, sum day Brego now (Paramount/Bronx) send me da copy, and told me to return his disk with sum cool stuff, when I say that he was in a computer group, I replied fast and asked him if we could swap, that was the beginning of my computer career, coz then I took the nag of every lamer trying to become elite!


R)
In how many groups have you been in?

T)
1st I was in a 2 member-swapping-group (lame) then I joined THUNDERDOME, after that I was in MASTERS OF PUPPETS (MOP) then they renamed to GUARDS OF DOOM (GOD) then a few weeks ago GOD died and I joined EXTREME (build up by sum ex-GOD members), after sum dudez left, to rebuild GOD I decided to leave and joined TAT!


R)
How did you get your handle and what does it stand for?

T)
How I got my handle? Well in the Easter Holidays 1990, I visited my friend Brego and we thought that I was in need of a new name, we thought about a lot of different names and finally I decided to take 'THE REAPER' don't ask me where I got it from, I only know it is part of a Black Sabbath song.



R)
What is your job in TAT?

T)
Well my job in TAT is easy to describe I’m simply a spreader. I can neither paint nor code, but my 60 contax, take too much time already anyway! but if someone is cool, he's free to contact me!


R)
What are you doing in your spare-time and what are your hobbies?

T)
A lot of my spare time is wasted by copying disks 4 my contax. but I like parties (fuck da hangover next morning) and just hanging around with sum friends.


R)
How many hours per day do you spend in front of your computer?

T)
Around 3 hours in the afternoon, as I usually, write a personal note for all my contax and I reply fuck'n fast!


R)
Tell us your favourite:

T)
Food - Greek food
Drink - beer
Country - don't care!
Music - heavy trash metal, Kreator rulz!
Game - adr5 games
Demo - Graffix Mania II
Cracking group - Ikari and Talent
Demo-group - Horizon
Disk Mag - Mamba



R)
Did you ever have trouble with the cops?

T)
Yes, but they never busted me! I have 4 plks, if ya know what I mean...


R)
Who are your best friends in the scene?

T)
My best friends are: Brego/Paramount, War/role, Stranger/GOD and Kruger/SOK+GS.


R)
What is the greatest thing that ever happened to you?

T)
One of my contax called me, coz of an advertisement in a mag (no handle & no addy) and after talking 4 a few minutes, we found that he and I were contax!


R)
and the worst?

T)
Filling out this interview sheet (its a fuck'n lot of work)


R)
What do you think about the scene nowadays?

T)
The scene is okay, I only hate those ignorant elite-dudes, who do reply if yer group isn't famous (even if yer stuff is hot!) fuck em' all!


R)
Some future plans?

T)
Getting more elite contax!


R)
Do you have idols?

T)
Well, no special person but I think it would be great to be a cool coder, but I don't have the time and the nerve to learn!


R)
What do you think about: cracking, demos and Amiga?


T)
Cracking: fuck'n cool speed sux, quality rulz!
Demos: they are the best way to show your coding and graffix abilities to the public
Amiga: cool compy, maybe later!


R)
Who in your opinion is the biggest asshole on the scene?

T)
I thought about giving names, but I decided not to do that! it is one of my ex-contax who didn't send in a long time and when I called him up, he quit the call when he heard my name! fuck you fully!



R)
Describe a lamer?

T)
In my eyes a recracker is a lamer and someone who starts a war 4 no reason.


R)
Have you been on copy parties, if yes, on which have you been?

T)
Yes, I’ve been at the TAT party in Innsbruck last year and everyone can meet me at da Horizon party this Easter! (ED - sorry this interview is a little old Easter is long gone bout' 2 weeks)


R)
When you would be stranded on the world famous desert-island, what are the things you would carry with you?

T)
My computer, sum girls and a cool box of beer!


R)
Did you ever regret the time you wasted in front of the computer?

T)
Sumtimes I just get tried of copying, disks for my contax, especially if I get sum lame sendings from em' that day, but overall I think its cool, I don't think its a waste of time.


R)
When you would be able to change something, what would it be?

T)
I would kick those thieves out of the scene, who steal disks and cartridges at parties.


R)
Do you want to tell anything else to the public?

T)
Yes, greetz to all of my friends and contax if you have no TAT contact then get in touch! watch out for our new demo at da Horizon party, c.u. there...


R)
Thanx for this interview!

T)
You're welcome!

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