Tradixo. True Story!
We created a monster!
He’s known as nichou and he’s the first user to reach the level “Awaken Linguist” on Tradixo. We wanted to know more about him so we asked him a few questions:
Hi nichou, how did you discover Tradixo?
I did not discover Tradixo, Tradixo discovered me (he laughs). Well, you want the truth? I’ll tell you:
Once upon a time, a little boy named Nichou went on the internet. He was surfing on every website with an X in the name, and one day, he finally found tradixo. It was not love at first sight. Indeed, no boobs or hot nude chicks on the homepage, but, in a surge of madness, he clicked on “register”, and entered in a whole new world. This is where our story begins… True story (he gives me a wink)
Why are you translating so much?
I consider my writing in the same way as a poet would consider its poems, clearly not as what you call “translating”. There is a big difference between “translating” and “tradixing”. A translation is logical, mathematical, it is just putting words together to end up with a sentence meaning something. Tradixing on the other hand is an art, the very first of the 8 major arts. Tradixing is finding the true meaning of words, I mean the philosophical meaning of it, the TruTh with capital Ts, and transmitting this truth to all the peoples living on planet Earth (only Earth for the moment, but I’m sure that Tradixo will soon be exported to other planets). In a word, Tradixing is social, and as a member of this society, my duty is to make as many Tradixions as humanly possible.
There’s a rumour that you’re a machine. Is this true?
I will quote James - the master - Brown and mister Joseph Merrick, better known as the Elephant Man, who said from their deathbeds “I no
sexmachine no morebabe” and “I’m a human being !” respectively.
“That’s all I have to say about that” (quote from Forrest Gump, editor’s note)
You got something to say to the runner-up?
THE runner-up?! You mean the 7 billion or so - minus one - runner-ups who ludicrously failed to complete the 100 stars quest before me, am I right?
Well, I have one thing to say to them “Suuuuuuuuckers, try to catch me before I achieve the 1000 stars milestone”.
Thank you for the time you spent with us rather than “tradixing”! One last word?
Well, I did not have enough time to prepare this interview, you took me by surprise Theo, as usual (awkward laughs from both of us). So I don’t have any thank-you-speech for this prize.
However, it has now been more than 10 years since I have been rehearsing every morning a speech for my future Academy Award win. I will try to adapt it for this online interview.
(Here’s what Nichou sent me after he got home, and after he replied to 12 Tradixion requests. I will not comment it more than just saying this: “We created a Monster!”)
[start the clock]Thank you, thank you, thank you so much [wait for the end of audience applause, or start the speech if it lasts more than the usual 15 minutes].
I want to thank
the AcademyTradixo committee for giving me this award, I am so proud of being myself! I want to thank everybody that I have met during my life for their love and supportvotes. I want to thank God for being the father of all of us and for making me better than all of you.
God, you are the only one I need to thank, but I will also have a few words for the little people. So, I want to thank
Brad and GeorgeMathieu for theirhis fair play during this Acadamy Awards campaign100 stars race. GeorgeMathieu, look, one day you will finally get one of those, I mean be patient, I might retire one day ;-). I also want to thank my amazing wifecrime associate, AngelinaTheo, for her support and for being so comprehensive and patienthaving rigged this race. BradMathieu, sorry man but shehe really had to gomake me win… A warm thanks to you Steven, and to your Amblin teams, for letting me play my own character in this fantastic movie “Nichou, just an amazing man?” and its sequel “… not just an amazing man, a mode for Mankind”. I might not have done it so easily without you. [people crying in the audience, wait till they dry their tears].
This is the end of this speech, I have to leave you now, another audience is waiting for me at
the Grammy’s for my last discKochonland.com HQ for the “best virtual farmer ever” award. Thanks for your time [start the clock again]and see you next year. [standing ovation] […wait 20 minutes and leave, even if girls are crying and men are fighting to get a picture with you, remember last time…]