This week marks the seventy-seventh official edition of “Troop Interviews”, where a team of interviewers (currently Yvng, Cracked, Guinz, Emerald, and Sharki) ask two or more people questions. Interviews won’t have the same questions; each interview’s purpose is to show originality and have its unique highlights. Along with that, the questions asked give us a better understanding of each member and how different or similar everyone is in the community. There’s an exponential amount of members here in the Rebel Penguin Federation, so it will be difficult to get to everyone who requests an interview. The Rebel Broadcast Team graciously appreciates the patience you all have and hope to see you guys in a post one day!
The four interviewees for this week are z3ming, Yodabobobo, Link3000, and Marie
z3ming and Yodabobobo
Hey hey, it’s Yvng, and I’ll be your host today for this week’s edition of Troop Interviews. To start this off, we have Marie interviewing our two newest Second in Command’s z3ming and Yodabobobo. Let’s jump right into this and see what they had to say!
How does it feel to be promoted from 3ic to 2ic?
Yoda: I was actually very surprised when I got it, but it feels good rocking the orange
Z3: It’s a big step, so it’s a nice feeling that my work as 3ic has payed off, and it was cool getting promoted with yoda so we could experience that together
Marie: nice! the orange color suits y’all, so proud of you both for working hard
Did you ever expect to be in the position you’re in now when you were a troop?
Yoda: LMAO You see I was a very interesting troop, but at the time my goal was to get Officer to track mascots (they are mad annoying to track when I do it now). Tbh I didn’t really think I would have had time or the capabilities to become HCOM.
Z3: Even as a troop I had big goals (after all, my 5th ever message in main chat was “ok sohow to i become commander “, and I was on a throwaway account with no intention of staying in rpf LOL). I didn’t know if I could achieve them, but I believed if I stuck with it I could achieve my goal of becoming a Second in Command.
Marie: yeah i’m sure you were yoda :waiting: but anyways, it’s nice to know that you had big goals as troops glad to see that it paid off and you’re both here now!
What is your favorite memory as an HCOM so far?
Yoda: I think my favorite memory was being temporary AUSIA HCOM for like 3 weeks. It was quite an experience being on the other side of the world and helping to lead AUSIA events. Just experiencing RPF in a different region is cool cause you can see the struggles of AUSIA troops who try to attend EU & US (12:30am/5:30am events ), respect to yall
Z3: My favorite memory as HCOM was joining sarah as co-leader of Tuxedo Times. It was my first time leading a team and I was very excited to see how I could help the team as a leader!
Marie: lovely memories, really shows the dedication, and i’m sure both of you will be eager to make more on your journey
Would you aspire to be Rebel Commander in the future?
Yoda: Not completely sure at the moment due to the time commitment and work involved as Rebel Commander, but we shall see
Z3: I’ve definitely thought about it as I ranked up, and at some point I did want to go for Rebel Commander (it was one of the first things I said, after all!), but as HCOM I’m very happy helping RPF the way I am now, and I’m satisfied that I’ve achieved my goal of Second in Command.
Marie: i guess only time will tell!! either way, y’all have done a lot as staff and we appreciate your work
What advice would you give to troops who hope to be HCOM one day?
Z3: Achieving HCOM takes a lot of hard work and dedication, so if you’re up to that and can set your mind to it then I believe you can do it. The only person stopping you is yourself, so if you put in that work and keep it consistent, you can work your way up the ranks!
Yoda: If you are looking to be HCOM one day, one of the first ways is to rank up to Officer Cadet and see if staff is the right fit for you! In your journey up the ranks, always remember to take breaks and prioritize IRL duties, while working hard. Anyone can make it up here to HCOM!
Marie: good advice! @ all troops who aspire to be hcom, take note
Any last words?
Z3: Thanks for the interview! ftgf and I’m excited for what lies ahead
Yoda: I would like to thank everyone who helped me out in my journey and who I got to help out! This is a great community to be apart of Also REMEMBER OK is an English word denoting approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, acknowledgment, or a sign of indifference. and NAVY OWNS
Up next, we have returning member of the Interview Team, Sharki, interviewing our newest member of the Rebel Penguin Federation Hall of Fame, Link3000. Let’s see what the newest RPF Rebel had to say!
How are you doing today?
Link: tired af how are you
Sharki: im alright ty for asking!!! but im supposed to be the one asking the questions
Why do you think you earned your HOF role?
Link: I’m not completely sure to be honest LMAO. I didn’t expect for this to happen. I have tried to do my best as HCOM since i’ve gotten the rank and helping as much as I could.
Sharki: im glad honestly you work so hard doing a lot behind the scenes as well as honestly an inspiration to troops its definitely deserved
What was your biggest accomplishment in RPF?
Link: getting publicly demoted in main chat by f6 srs Ok to be serious Even though rebel and 2ic were incredible moments and moments I never thought i’d get, I have to say that for me, the biggest (and most favourite) accomplishment was leading Team Caduceus in summer olympics of 2021. Those were my first olympics as hcom and it was about a week or so after I got 2ic which meant I got to lead a team. Even though we placed 4th (oops) I’m still proud of the team and it was very fun getting to lead them. Especially since I got to lead it with my eusia icon, penho
Sharki: yess that was definitely an accomplishment that is gonna stick with you forever im really glad you enjoyed leading it and def excited for the next one (hahahahahah my fav time of the year)))
Do you aspire to someday reach Rebel Commander?
Link: I think i’d be lying if I said the thought hadn’t crossed my mind (but more in the curiosity “oh what’s it like to be RC” sense than anything else tbh) but like I said before, I never even thought I could get 2ic, so I’m very content with where I am in RPF. I’m taking it day by day and step by step, and trying to enjoy as much of it as I can and just seeing where things take me
Sharki: as much as i hope to see you as rebel commander im glad you are taking it slow its plenty responsibility but you are def capable of it just make it ur fulltime job… drop out of school…
If you could tell your younger self (as a new RPF troop) one thing, what would it be?
Link: oh god okay i have to think of that Thinking back to my blue troop days, i’d tell my younger self to not be that afraid of main chat LOL. Which I know that wouldn’t make any difference, i’d still be afraid of main chat but, it’s a very welcoming place and I’d be accepted regardless of the things about me i thought wouldn’t be accepted. Also (this is for older troop link lol), to remember not to stress about some things and enjoy the ride, because this is what it’s about, enjoying yourself
Sharki: aww yes main chat isnt that bad but im glad that regardless you still got to where you are and enjoy this community because its really friendly
What is your favorite food?
Link: period omg…. why is this the hardest question of all probably vegetable masala or curry tbh like any form of these foods
Sharki: yummy making me hungry.. send me all the recipes
Sharki: and thank you for letting me interview and congratulations on getting rebel again its so well deserved
Link: thank you for interviewing me and thank you x2
Last interview of the day: we have another one from Sharki, but this time she is interviewing recent retiree, Marie. Let’s not waste anymore time and let’s see what the RPF Veteran has to say.
How you have been now that you have retired?
Marie: to start off, i’ve felt more relaxed 🙂 it was difficult managing between rpf and school so with one less thing on my mind it was definitely relieving. im able to focus more and im entirely grateful for prioritizing my irl first
Sharki: yea makes sense irl is definitely first and im glad that you came to the realization even though we miss you
Marie: i miss you guys too
Do you think you might rejoin someday?
Marie: oh yeah definitely, can’t deny that rpf made a huge impact on my life! with meeting new people and enjoying the time i had, i don’t wanna completely leave just yet
Sharki: yay good im glad! i understand not completely wanting to leave, i think the community really was the reason i came back so (pls rejoin soon ahhahha) <33
Marie: as long as no one else retires
How has RPF changed in your opinion since you first joined?
Marie: well, when i first joined there were a good amount of staff, as it progressively went down and people left, it didn’t feel the same in some way bc some of those people were here for a long time and left a huge impact in the community but it doesn’t change the fact that rpf still improved as a whole by making everyone feel included and changing some things so more people can participate in events
Sharki: yeah yeah i get that regardless of the amount of staff that we have, we are always gonna be inclusive
What was your favorite memory from all your time in RPF?
Marie: my favorite memory was working with good friends of mine in general, they all made staff really fun and i wouldn’t have made it far if it wasn’t for them oh also, alice in wonderland week! i think that was the first(?) huge event i participated in in rpf
Sharki: omg thats so cute aww i remember alice in wonderland it was literally the cutest everyone having the same matching alice pfp hahah
What advice would you share with other troops in RPF now that you are retired?
Marie: one piece of advice: always focus on yourself first, it’s good to work hard but it’s especially important to prioritize your own health as well
Sharki: awesome advice!!
Sharki: thank you for letting me interview you<3 congrats on vet again wishing you the best irl
Marie: thank you for interviewing me! wishing u the best as well <3
Well, that’s a wrap on this edition of Troop Interviews!
Thank you to everyone who read all the wonderful interviews, and I hope to see you all again next time!
If you have any questions or would like to be interviewed by the interviewing team, DM one of these members: Yvng, Cracked, Guinz, Emerald, and Sharki.
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