This week we have the pleasure of getting to know Buyerbware! This Cheezpeep is a fantastic lol storyteller, and a self proclaimed putterer with a penchant for kittehs bent on Whirled Dominayshun (who isn’t)!
We’d love to hear the story behind your username!
Many years ago, I worked buying and selling a variety of things, so I have buyerbware or a similar spelling of this username on open commercial networks where I am registered.
How long have you been a member of the Cheezburger community and what made you want to join?
I registered here about five years ago in order to get easy access to good photos along with some laughs.
What do you look for in a Cheez friend, and what’s the best way to make a new friend?
Cheezfrendly and cheezfunny are what I want to see when I check out a cheezperson’s LOLcloset and messages. I do not know if there is one best way to make a new friend, but checking out what people do here before requesting them works for me.
What is your favorite site on Cheezburger and why?
LOLcats, because I believe in Whirled Dominayshun and am very familiar with the concept of being completely kitteh-whipped.
What is it about Cheezburger that makes you happy?
Registered users who check in at ichc regularly get a feel for what works here, and the variety of kinds of humor at Cheezburger is phenomenal.
Tell us something super interesting about yourself—an embarrassing story, a quirky habit, something that will make us laugh!
My voice is easy to recognize, and I have been aware of this since I was little. When I was seven, I was invited to a Halloween party at which prizes were to be given in different costume categories, and also to any attendee who could successfully conceal his or her identity. Unable to make or afford a prize-winning costume, I got a cheap costume which included a mask and a hood to cover my big hair, and was very careful not to speak at all until after the prizes were given. It worked; nobody guessed who I was, so I won a prize. When I said “Thank you,” everybody laughed at the low, gruff voice that came from a little kid in a Red Riding Hood costume!
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Cheezburgers?
CHEEZBURGERS, srsly! Ai wud sumtiems eat Whopper wif Cheez, and sumtiems eat cheezburgers ai maek, liek Kosherburger on Rye, Swiss Steakburger wif Swiss Cheez, Reubenburger, Mozzarellaburger wif Basil Soss . . . . Cheezburger, cheezburger! No Pepsi! COKE!!!
If you could create a new feature for Cheezburger members to use on our sites what would it be, and why do we need it?
A drag-and-drop option for people who like to make series LOLs would be a welcome change.
What else do you like to do when you’re not on the Internet?
I like to take care of and hang out with cats, both my own pets and the small TNR colony in my rural neighborhood. All of my friends and some of my neighbors are animal rescuers and I stay in touch with them. I also like to putter, and I realize that this must sound like a boring life, but I’ve already done adventure, so I am content with general lack of excitement.
Where do you often find inspiration for your LOLs?
Other people’s pets and >faespaw< my friends' problems! I did a bunch of "Internet Boyfriend" Comixed LOLs and also some "Fractured Fairy Tales" LOLs for JeffCatsBookClub where a cat and his hoomin friend are waiting for their turn to audition, competing for that long-awaited big break.
Do you have any favorite vacation spots? Is there somewhere you’ve never been that you’d like to go?
I think I have traveled enough and gone where I wanted to go.
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
I would use as much as possible to help kittehs and as little as possible to fund the federal government (which spent over $100,000 to build one outhouse).
Do you have any animal companions, or have you had any in the past?
What is special about them? Since 1995, I have only had cats as companion animals. The ones I have now are from the same family group as the kittens I raised and homed, and everyone agrees that these cats have winning personalities. They adjust quickly to different living situations and are very affectionate.
It looks like you held some kind of an event called a "paper drive?" Care to brag? Do you want to promote any upcoming events that you'll be doing this year?
The "paper drive" happened because when the end of the ichc collectibles program was announced, most people wanted to either get rid of all of their duplicates, or they decided to send all of their duplicates to other cheezpeeps except they would collect multiples of just one (one lady collected dead birds, a guy on my friends list collected the "Fight Like a Boss" collectible, etc). In the Snoblol Fite of 2011, I had been on 1TeamKSO's team as Permafrost Lidderbox Orderlee, so I decided to collect the "Bad Kitty TP" collectible. I had friends who wanted to unload their TP collectibles (a glitch had produced a superabundance of extras of that one) and my goal was to get 1,000 toilet paper collectibles. It was a win/win situation; I wanted to grow my tally of TPs and other cheezpeeps wanted to clear out their collections. For this year, the only thing I have planned at this point is to share another Christmas youtube playlist of videos in December. Last month, I shared a three-hour playlist of fur friend and funny videos with my cheezfrends, and by December 2014, I should be able to add a couple of more hours if the youtubers put out the kind of cheezfunny stuff that they did last year.
A true blue Cheezburger whose favorite food actually is Cheezburgers! This is destiny, welcome home Buyerbware.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!