Hello, I'm RussianMan. You can also call me RussianManSMWC (nickname used in other social media, like discord, deviantart and etc.), Russ, RussM and Mikhail (my real name).
I'm 19 year Russian weirdo, who loves Super Mario World, and it's hacking obviously, which is why I am here. IRL I'm a bit shy, but still weirdo. I like jokes and joke a lot, weird, but funny. I like programming, I'm interested in programming in general (which can explain my love and knowledge for 65C816, SNES assembly language).
Hacking Skills Stats:
Level Design: Very good
Creative levels, that's my speciality. I try to use resources I have for level as much as I could and make a fun level out of it, with well-thought level design. Sometimes they turn out short, but sweet. Sometimes I do make generic levels, but not much.
Sprites are my main speciality. Check out my submission, and you'll see that more than half of my submissions - sprites. I also know blocks and UberASM. My weakness is patches. I still don't get how all "bytes waste" or whatever works (having NOPs, BRAs and etc. after JML/JSR/Whatever) actually, I kinda do now, but I hope after that I'll become PATCHES GOD. Or at least just OK with them. Even though I'm ASM moderator, and I should know how to make them, but... nah, I still don't know, I don't even.
I'm not good at drawing. At least at pixel art. I don't even know what to draw. I have reach imagination, but I'm terrible at bringing that into reality.
I'm mostly lazy to make those, which is why I'm not super good. If I try, I can make a good OW, but not without flaws. Thanks I have friends who can help me with that :thumbs_up:
I don't know how to make custom music and never tried. Except of FamiTracker. But meh.
I'm actually a friendly weirdo and I don't bite, so if you want to talk about something, you can PM me on here or on discord.*
*If it's related with SMW questions or such, it's better to be on SMWC help forums, UNLESS it's something related with my submissions.
2) Site Story:
I've registered on may 19 2015. I was very shy and nooby. Common situation. Not whole lot to say how it was at the beginning, but I'm a lil' embrassed by my first posts. Also common situation. I wasn't good at english, thankfully reading posts and stuff helped me a lot, so now I'm better at it. Not perfect, but good.
Anyways, I was pretty much nobody for most of the time. Like I don't remember anything that was related with my position untill, like, Summer 2016. I've made my first ASM. Cool, right? ... I was still nobody, but then there was "Remoderation Project". Since it's my favorite site, and I like helping, I got in it. I did a decent job at it. I did quite a lot of updates at that time, but over time my activity at it became poor. It still is, really. Man, remoderation didn't ended yet (will edit when it will).
Meanwhile I've submitted a few more sprites to the section. My popularity rised? Well, I guess so. I've got golden trophy "the most underrated 2017" at mosts, which means some people recognized me as, well... underrated. I've got a few votes in other categories, but won nothing else, but I was satisfied with what I had.
Anyways, C3 winter 2018. I've submitted a bunch of sprites, and sprites after that, which is why I've got Member of the Month March 2018. It was unexpected honestly. I'm not super satisfied with interview, I was a bit nervious, and it was night, but what we have we have. I could have added more, but SHRUG.
Same month I became Staff member. There was new thread about moderators application. I've tried before with no success, but my ASM expirience has improved over that time, which is why I'm StaffMemberMan. I'm responsible for ASM sections. I can't say I'm doing great job at it really, I'm doing moderation a bit slow, dut to IRL (and mostly due to me being lazy and focusing on other stuff), but I'm happy to help SMWC. Soon studies will end and I'll get even more free time - maybe I'll get faster at moderations, eh?
Aaaand, that's it. That was my story on this site. From nobody to body. Somebody. To me. Yeah. There are a few more stories related with me on this site, but later.