I am one of the admins on this site, added by Skip_N_Church after 3DayAsylum, and before jamesrascal. I post on the forums, edit the pages, and handle many of the bans. I've been less active recently but I do try to post where relevant and write the odd article.
I mostly work on the subject of small arms and combat, though I do have a working knowledge of subjects such as medicine and lock picking. If you got a question in that area, ask, I probably know the answer.
Otherwise, I'm sarcastic, crass, terse, sometimes not so terse. I don't linger over bad individual incidents unless there's some reason to and I try to be neutral on most matters. If I see something blatantly wrong or out of line, I will comment. That's my job. That aside, be honest about stuff and we'll have no problems, at any rate.
I've written plenty of fiction:
A collaborative piece between myself and a good friend. Valkyria Chronicles, but a hundred years before the events of the game. Steampunk Civil War, essentially.
-A Decaying Dream
My oldest piece, a Dead Frontier story. Still have much to do on this one. I stripped off the later chapters for a full rewrite.
Short fiction, based off A Decaying Dream. A looting story.
A one-shot for Resident Evil. Details some backstory for Leon S. Kennedy and how he got that distinctive gun.
-Another Generic Helicopter Story
One of my few third-person works, this is a story describing the origins of the helicopter crash in Dead Frontier. It's title is a reference to how every new DF writer tries the same thing.
When I started thinking way too much about Zombies:
Playing Resident Evil 3 at my cousins' place, years ago.
What started my zombie fixation:
In terms of video games, I first played the Resident Evil series. Not many movies, really. It seemed amongst my relatives, cousins of the same age, that zombies were always a fun and crazy topic. It was just natural.
Favorite Zombie book:
Nothing shines above the rest, but there are a few works I've especially liked:
The Zombie Survival Guide. It's just a classic. For all it's incorrect facts, it's still a great read, due to Max Brook having an excellent working knowledge of history and being quite a brilliant comedian. While I wouldn't really make a plan off of it, I still read the book on long rides and late nights.
I am Legend, although about vampires, characterized all of the aspects of a zombie outbreak, and was refreshingly different from the general hero wins the outbreak single handed stereotype.
World War Z, an immersing read, with all of Brook's writing skill. A genuine pleasure to go through, and very realistic, as far as I can see.
Favorite Zombie movie:
Like books, it's impossible to nail a single favorite.
Shaun of the Dead, one of the few decent zombie comedies, in fact a damned great one. Good humor, plenty of action without getting excessive, and great actors. Love Hot Fuzz, as well.
Dawn of the Dead 1978. A true classic, it set the stage for the serious zombie movie in a way far more tangible than Night of the Living Dead. A great flick, with solid characters, a lovable audio track and lots of fist pump moments.
Dawn of the Dead 2004. Despite all the flak this film gets, it's quite good. It's definitely not the same as the 1978 original, a more dark and realistic flick. It's imminently re-watchable and pretty realistic.
Favorite quote in any zombie movie:
"Aim for the head."
Worst zombies movies, books, etc.
For every great topic, you're bound to find something painful, and possibly ever traumatizing.
Resident Evil. Somehow, a brilliant survival horror puzzler was turned into an overblown action flick with a generic action heroine with psychic powers. It's not necessarily that the movies themselves are so terrible, they're just not Resident Evil, and it's painful seeing the plot and characters mutilated to the point of becoming B-flick material.
House of the Dead. Bad, bad, bad beyond belief. It's something you watch on a bet, or when sputtering drunk. Both, preferably.
Doomsday 2008. Overdone action flick, not worth watching, or really complaining about, either.
My score and score summary on the non-lame zombie survival test: No longer online, so I can't really tell you my score.
My administrative powers extend far beyond this wiki...
Oh, and some other cool sh!t.
Latest page update: Sep 20 2011, 10:29 PM EDT