I'm Etheru! I'm an all-around strange guy who's prone to [[SelfDeprecation lambasting himself]], and with a fairly narrow range of interests. Came to this site somewhere around 2008, and while I kinda think the site's gone downhill a bit since then, I frequently stick around. Probably more out of habit than any real attachment, though, even if there is some, I think, genuinely useful information here (although they're tempered a bit by a lack of citations; I'm not saying become Wikipedia, I'm just saying to cite sources better). I also kind of wish the site was funnier again. I particularly dislike the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment.

I don't really have anything else of interest to say about myself up here; I think most of the facts down there just about cover it.
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!!! Facts I like to think are interesting about myself.
* I thought it'd be interesting to write this instead of just simply "trope" my interests. Which I've kinda done before, but I don't like to talk about that.
* I was diagnosed with autism around Age 7.
* I tried to avoid putting too much self-deprecation on this list because I think people get sick of that pretty quickly.
* I'm pretty thin-skinned. It's one of the many things I dislike about myself.
* You're bound to come across me hating things.
** I hate when in fiction, particularly during a body swap, the current owner of the body [[VoicesAreMental speaks in their own voice]] without any good justification (I generally believe the actors are talented enough to pull off another person's character).
** I don't like the word "hater". I feel it unfairly lumps a work's legitimate critics in with less reasonable people (and even that feels pretty subjective).
* I'm a LEGO maniac.
* I have Youtube and Steam accounts, too. I don't upload many videos, though, and for the most part prefer to stay away from Steam forums (aside from taking part in heated conversations I regretted quickly and had no business in in the first place). I would love to start uploading (public) Lets Plays on Youtube.
* I am too lazy and need better work ethic.
* "Etheru" was derived from the ''One Piece'' character Eneru/Enel when I was younger, putting "Eth" before the "Eru" part. [[OldShame I actually kinda regret picking the name]], if only because it was just me being lazy and unoriginal.
* On-again, off-again roleplayer.
** I prefer to [[{{Crossplayer}} play female characters]]. I used to play pre-dominantly male characters in [=RPs=], but then switched to mostly female characters, and in general I prefer to write female characters.
* I'm a bit of an apologist for ideas I think are cool but were wasted on something incredibly mediocre, like decent characters, a cool premise, among other things.
* I proposed "ComplexityAddiction", "UnexpectedCharacter", and "PromotedToPlayable" albeit all of them were under different names at the time. I might have proposed one more, but can't remember. I like the second and third the most.
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!!! Things I like or dislike
* I love superheroes, robots, and the horror genre.
** Favorite horror movies are ''Film/TheFrighteners'' and ''Film/EvilDead2''.
** My favorite superheroes are Superman, Spider-Man, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and (technically) Mega Man. I also enjoyed Batman for a good while, but kind of have a love/hate relationship with him nowadays.
* I like stories that take place in a weird, undefined time period that takes traits after multiple. It's a good way of keeping a story "aged" while still being able to keep it somewhat contemporary.
* Avid gamer; particular games I enjoy (there's going to be a ''lot'' of Indies on this list...):
** ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'': It's just such a cool little Sonic-alike, even if it borrows more from multiple games. The plot's a little cheesy, but I feel that it makes a good effort to create a nice, developed world.
** ''VideoGame/SonicMania'': Best Sonic game in years! While I was a little leery of the [[NostalgiaLevel classic stages]], they were all done with neat enough new twists that I was fine with the retreads.
** ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'': A game I got around two years after it came out, [[ItWillNeverCatchOn having earlier dismissed it]]. It's since become one of my favorite games, though.
** ''VideoGame/MegaMan'': I admit I prefer the Classic series overall, with ''Legends'' in second place. I will admit that ''X'' and ''Zero'' have stronger characterization, though.
** ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'': Should go without saying, probably. Wish it had more villains, though.
*** ''VideoGame/RivalsOfAether'': I like it from a gameplay standpoint, but feel the writing is ''very'' weak (mostly how vague and empty the setting feels, and how most of the characters are written).
** ''VideoGame/HalfLife'': In general I love these games, namely for their good storytelling. Oh, and I think the gunplay is pretty good too. I like to play ''VideoGame/SvenCoop'' sometimes, although my net connection gets in the way of that.
** ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'': Albeit Season 1 only. It really just worked better as a self-contained story about the surrogate parent and child bond between Clementine and Lee.
** ''VideoGame/AHatInTime'': Incredibly charming platformer that's also funny as shit. I also think it's got some fairly good storytelling, for what it is, even if most of it is in ''Psychonauts''-like supplements found within the bonus levels.
* Currently in a script-writing class in College, and I'm thinking of going into game development (I already have ''RPG Maker VX Ace''). I haven't quite decided if I'll pursue game dev or writing cartoons. Speaking of which...
* I'm a big fan of cartoons.
** Particular favorites are the various ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' adaptations[[labelnote:Although...]]I have a love-hate relationship with [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 the 2012 show]]; I disliked the constant writer shake-ups and frequently changing direction, but when the series was good, it was ''really'' good, and produced some really good incarnations of certain characters along with its new ones, although I feel the 2003 characters weren't written the most faithfully. I think Season 5 was its best one, due to showing how creative they could get without the baggage of having to continue previous writers' work.[[/labelnote]]. They're all wildly varying incarnations, and it's really cool.
** I have a fair bit of fondness for ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. Might be rose-tinted glasses, but there's a certain charm I find in it overall.
** Anime-wise, I like ''Jojo's Bizarre Adventure'' (big shock) and ''My Hero Academia''. I also rather enjoyed ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'', with my main overall complaint being how lopsided its first and second halves feel (the first being primarily episodic and the second being more dramatic and character-driven). I also liked ''[[Anime/BirdyTheMighty Tetsuwan Birdy]]''.
** I'm not a big fan of ''Creator/ManOfActionStudios''. Used to enjoy ''Ben 10'', but as I've grown older, it's aged badly. I also dislike most of their Marvel output, and in particular their creative decisions regarding ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan2018''.
* Reading is something I rarely do, but I can enjoy it.
** I hold a bit of fondness for ''Literature/AnimalFarm'', since it was among the High School books I can remember.
** I like fairy tales. ''Little Red Riding Hood'' is my favorite, predictably.
** The ''Candle Cove'' Creepypasta was really cool.