I'm here to role-play and that's all really, but I don't mind talking about myself a bit. First, I'm not a kid. I'm old enough to drink and that's enough information on that.
I'm probably the worst kind of nerd you'll ever meet. I'm very particular about my interests. I am very particular about things I enjoy and I'm a huge nerd for certain things and less of a nerd for other things.
One thing I absolutely adore is horror and mystery stories, movies, and shows. Things that are understated and leave more to the imagination than actually showing you. Things like The Twilight Zone, X-Files, Twin Peaks, and Millennium are my favorite.
I love wrestling. I watch it as much as I can. Not just WWE and TNA (which I usually don't watch), but New Japan and foreign wrestling. I see it as a performance art. I'm really not that interested in the storylines, but more in the physical showmanship of it. My favorite wrestlers include Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Rey Mysterio Jr., Christian, Edge, Chris Jericho, Daniel Bryan, and CM Punk. I like both Rock and Cena. I think they're both really great people and decent wrestlers.
I'm a D&D nerd. I will play any edition or any game, but know that I do have my favorites. I think 3rd edition is, by far, the worst of all the editions. 3.5 just above 3e, 4th edition just above 3.5, and Pathfinder just above 4e. I have played 3.X games enough to know the rules don't make the game, the people do, but that doesn't mean I can have an opinion on them. My favorite edition is 1st edition. I usually run retro-clones such as Labyrinth Lord. 2nd edition is also well loved, but only really for Planescape, which is my absolute favorite setting. I like Forgotten Realms, but I prefer anywhere but Faerun. I run games in Maztica, Kara-tur, and even Zakhara. Yes, I have the box sets for those settings. I also love table-top games such as Savage Worlds, Legend of the Five Rings, World of Darkness, 7th Sea, Mutants and Masterminds, and the DCC RPG. I used to work at a game store, so I was exposed to a lot of tabletop games. I love board games too! Descent, Arkham Horror, and Zombies! being some of my favorite games. NO ONE WILL PLAY DESCENT WITH ME AND THIS MAKES ME SAD.
I love Kaiju movies. Let me say that again: I love Kaiju movies. Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, Gigan, Gamara; I love them all. While I do think the best Japanese monster movie goes to the original Gojira, the best monster movie of all time is the original King Kong. If you don't know why, watch Peter Jackson's crew try to remake a lost scene using the techniques that were used in making King Kong. Back then, movies were an art. It was about techniques and many of those techniques are still secret! I absolutely adore King Kong and see it as one of the most important films ever.
My favorite movie? Rocky. Almost more than anything, I love boxing. I follow it as much as I can and absolutely love the history of boxing. Rocky personifies my favorite stories and why I love boxing so much, but there's other boxing movies I love: Cinderella Man, Raging Bull, The Fighter. All of them are good for their own reasons, but Rocky is just special to me. Best fighter of all time in my opinion: Sugar Ray Robinson. Ali was not the "greatest". He was interesting and I enjoyed his fights, but seriously: Mike Tyson in his prime could put him on his ass. That's pre-rape Tyson.
Anime. I love it and hate it. I am not a fan of Naruto or Bleach. I liked them better when they were called Dragon Ball Z. I kid, I kid. If you like them, I'm glad. I just couldn't get into them. I have a lot of anime I like: Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Rurouni Kenshin, Berserk, Samurai Champloo, Record of Lodoss War, Mobile Suit Gundam, 08th MS Team, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083, Beelzebub, Ash*ta no Joe. My favorite series goes to Hajime no Ippo. Favorite anime movies include Grave of the Fireflies, Princess Mononoke, Sword of the Stranger, Ninja Scroll, My Neighbor Totoro, and Steamboy. There's probably others I like, but I just can't think of them right now. I do read a few Manga, but mostly Worst. Anything with Suzuran High is awesome!
Video Games. Love 'em. Played them since the NES! Picking my favorite games is like picking my favorite child, but here's a random list of games I adore by systems:
NES: Megaman 2, Megaman 3, Legend of Zelda, Startropics, Double Dragon II, Legend of Zelda II, Ninja Gaiden, Punchout!, Micromachines, and Blastermaster.
SNES: Super Metroid, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy III, Chrono Trigger (The best!), Super Punchout, Starfox, Secret of Mana, and Secret of Evermore.
Gameboy: Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Pokemon, Metroid II.
Genesis: Sonic, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles (Latch that b*tch into Sonic 3 and you got the best Genesis game), Contra Hard Corps, and Gunstar Heroes.
Sega CD (Yeah, I owned one): Snatcher (<333) and Sonic CD.
N64: Super Mario 64, Quest 64 (I liked this game xD), Starfox 64, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Banjo Kazooie, Banjo Tooie, Super Smash Bros., and WWF No Mercy.
Gameboy Advance: Metroid Fusion, Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire.
Playstation: Megaman Legends, Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 9, Vagrant Story, Legend of Mana, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 2, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Brave Fencer Musashi, Final Fantasy Tactics, Silent Hill, Valkyrie Profile, Bust a Groove, Bust a Groove 2, and Lunar: Silver Star Story (Guilty Pleasure).
Dreamcast: Phantasy Star Online, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Shenmue, Project Justices, Virtual On, and Gundam: Rise from the Ashes.
PS2: Gundam Zeonic Front, Disgaea, Disgaea 2, Jak and Daxter, Jak 2, Jak 3, Dragon Quest VIII, Katamary Damacy, Silent Hill 2, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, God of War, God of War II, Samurai Warriors, Metal Gear Solid 3, Red Dead Revolver, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Gamecube: Phantasy Star Online: Episodes One and Two, Resident Evil (The best of the series), Resident Evil Zero, Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Animal Crossing, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, and Super Smash Brothers Melee.
X-Box: Morrowind, Jade Empire, Shenmue 2, Knights of the Old Republic, and Knights of the Old Republic II.
Nintendo DS: Hotel Dusk, Phoenix Wright series, and Pokemon heartgold / soulsilver.
360: Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas, Red Dead Redemption (my personal favorite), LA Noire, Lost Odyssey, Bioshock, The Orange Box, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Mass Effect Trilogy, Dragon Age: Origins, Gears of War Trilogy, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, WWE '12, WWE '13, and Alan Wake.
PS3: God of War III, Heavy Rain, Littlebig Planet, Littlebig Planet 2, and the Uncharted series.
PC: Wing Commander series (God, I love these games), Baldur's Gate series, Planescape: Torment, Sam and Max: Hit the Road, Grim Fandango (<33), Minecraft, Starcraft, Warcraft II, World of Warcraft (At one time, I only played this game. Don't play it anymore. xD), Myst, Riven (oh, god I love this world), Sherlock Holmes series (Awakened, Nemesis, vs Jack the Ripper), Neverwinter Nights, Neverwinter Nights 2, Diablo, Diablo 2, and Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.
Wow, that's way too much. Anyway, moving onto books!
Comic Books. I read these a lot too! I like DC better than Marvel. Favorite writers include Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, and Brian Michael Bendis. My favorite superheroes include: Animal Man, Blue Beetle (Ted), Booster Gold, Swamp Thing, Superman, Elongated Man, Deadpool, and Colossus.
Novels. I love me a good read. There's a lot of books out there I adore, but my favorite has to be I, Robot by Issac Asimov. While Like all of Asimov's work, I, Robot is my fav. I also love H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Fritz Leiber, Ray Bradbury, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, Poul Anderson, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Random books I love off the top of my head include: House of Leaves, Thieves' World, The Icewind Dale Trilogy, and Sweet Thunder.
There's a lot of things that make me... me. So, this list is just a bunch of things I enjoy. I'm a laidback guy and think my interests and my pursuits tell you more about me than me describing myself, as I think people say what they want you to think of themselves as. Instead of me telling you who I am, here are things I enjoy and if you're still curious, PM me! I love chatting with people. Dialogue and arguments being a great way to spend the time if they're friendly and respectful. Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you got a good taste of who I am!
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