First off, don't mistake me for the trope
Took the name of the Gunslinging, King-of-Vampires, WWII vet
thanks to an ability to impersonate said vampire's Voice Actor Crispin Freeman
(and not much else
(prefer slice-of-life, fantasy and the occasional love-comedy)
(mostly hard pop-rock, 80's metal and Alternative Metal
My top 13:
1. Iron Maiden
(I could probably fan over them here, but I think the article speaks for itself; I made it and wrote 90% of its content)
3. Guns N' Roses
(including the nu-guns stuff; I actually liked Chinese Democracy, thankyouverymuch)
4. Faith No More
5. Black Sabbath
7. Judas Priest
8. Alter Bridge
10. Led Zeppelin
(does anyone ever need justification to like AC/DC? They are what they are, you may or may not like them)
12. Alice in Chains
- Airbourne (not as good as AC/DC, but a good substitute)
- Alice Cooper
- Anarchy Club
- Art of Dying
- The Beatles
- Billy Talent
- The Black Crowes () (I'm probably the only person on the entire wiki who likes them)
- Black Label Society
- David Bowie
- Deep Purple
- Def Leppard
- The Doors
- Fight Or Flight 
- Foxy Shazam 
- Grateful Dead
- Green Day (I've found them catchy; unlike most pop groups you see today, they can actually write a song)
- Johnny Cash
- Lamb Of God
- Machine Head
- Marilyn Manson
- Mötley Crüe (for the same reason for AC/DC being listed: They're rockin')
- Mudvayne (In particular, Ryan Martinie. Also Hellyeah)
- Negima! J Pop
- The Offspring
- Our Lady Peace 
- Ozzy Osbourne
- Pantera (And by extension, Down, Damageplan and Hellyeah)
- Pearl Jam
- The Police
- Rob Zombie
- Rival Sons 
- Skid Row
- Slash 
- Slipknot (the death of their bassist and regular listens to Iowa made me realize, they're actually pretty good. Besides, their haters are much dumber than their fanbase)
- The Smashing Pumpkins
- Stone Sour  (they're definitely more than just an extension of Slipknot. I probably like them more; Corey Taylor's talent-level seems to jump with this band)
- System of a Down
- Three Days Grace (catchy pop riffs, Gontier has a good voice, and they're a post-grunge band who doesn't sound like Creed)
- The Tragically Hip 
- The Who
- 3 Doors Down (first rock group I got into, so they get a mention)
(partial to action/adventure and fighting, but I tend to get easily addicted to RPGs)
As you may be able to tell, I own more than a few the PlayStation
products and generally prefer Sony's games. I own a Wii as well, but don't own or plan to buy many titles from it note
. I'm on Steam too, and more-or-less retired as a TF 2
player. I can't really get used to mouse and keyboard controls.
Western Media (I don't read, watch TV or see movies very much. What you see here I find significantly good)
Suggested and/or launched:
- Apocalypse Maiden: Probably my favorite trope I've launched; during YKTTW, Earnest suggested the title because it would make a great metal band name.
- I'm deeply overjoyed at Phoenix being the page image. I intended to speak up over that ridiculous Touhou image, but the discussion was closed long before I'd found out.
- Arrow Catch: I didn't write this one unfortunately (but I supplied the picture).
- Art of Dying
- Badass Long Robe
- Blade Across The Shoulder
- Camera Fiend (apparently the title is a historical term. I frankly had no idea about that when naming it; it just sounded like a good title)
- Circus Index (funnily, I intended to YKTTW an index about clowns, but there weren't very many clown tropes at the time, so I went ahead and made this instead. It didn't take long for the tropes to pile up and now the Clown Tropes index is even bigger)
- Demon Slaying
- Geffen Records
- Knighting: I had quite a bit of help with the research on that one.
- Lost Food Grievance
- Magic Dance
- The Mars Volta: I hate the band, so this is rather ironic; I created the page out of hatred for the band. The ultimate revenge, really * Evil Laugh* .
- Michael Bublé: I don't care for his music, but the Canadian Music section (and the Jazz section in Musicians) needed this. Two birds with one stone, really.
- Mötley Crüe
- Jason Newsted
- One-Hit Kill: My first and most popular trope... except I didn't even write it.
- One Last Smoke: This is such an extensively well-known and old trope that I almost feel honored to have been the one to YKTTW it.
- I indirectly helped to shape Perishing Alt Rock Voice, but unfortunately its sister trope Stuttering Wail and Emo Whisper never got launched. And yet we have Nose Yodeling...
- Playstation All Stars Battle Royale: Sort of; someone else created the page for Title Fight before the game had gotten its official name, which I turned into a redirect in favor of the page I'd written. I didn't directly lift anything from the old article, but I kept the main point.
- Reprise Records
- Slide Attack
- Slipknot: To be honest, I intended that one as Snark Bait; I was hoping to get a laugh out of watching it get flamed to hell, but it seems to have developed a small pool of editors... and I've grown to care for it (the article, not the band).
- I take that back. I've grown to care for the band.
- Sniper Rifle: I didn't write this one either, and I've always found it unsatisfactory.
- Skirts and Ladders
- Stance System
- Stroke the Beard
- This Index Is On Fire: My other favorite.
- Three Days Grace
- Valkyria Chronicles (anime)
Stuff I did:
- I'm responsible for the massive genre-folderization overhaul in the Musicians section (which took nearly a week straight of research). Jazz, Blues and Reggae got added later by others. Credit also goes to Xaris for initiating it and making several further contributions afterwards, and Dracula On A Bike a contribution. No one else helped.
- To this day I still monitor the thing like a hawk. I don't think there's a page on it I haven't at least visited yet.
- I created The Ocean Group section on Vancouver (along with the notable films section), but Omega Metroid split it off into its own page.
- I categorized the Canadian Music index by Province.
- I started a few trends with Musicians articles:
- I came up with using hot tips to take note of related groups. The system we had before would have a single artist under a bullet, then a secondary artist beneath them in another bullet. Obviously that does nothing for types like Mike Patton and Dave Grohl, who have multiple side projects (unless you want to list Tenacious D or Queens of the Stone Age under Nirvana). As far as I'm concerned, we should abandon that bullets system entirely, except for rare cases of band members without any kind of solo career getting pages to themselves (X Japan for instance).
- I'm the one who started making floatboxes on the side to list a band's influences (That Other Wiki doesn't do that, so we one-upped them in that field). I first did it on Disturbed's article, them moved onto Metallica, Iron Maiden and Slipknot. Take a look around; you'll probably see other articles doing the same (Tool, Linkin Park, Mudvayne).
- You might notice that I did this with PSASBR's character-page too. I can't really understand why more people don't (mis)use floatboxes this way.
- I used the same logic in making floatboxes on the side of articles to list related acts, since the hot tips system explains nothing. This one isn't as popular, but I did do it for about a dozen pages, with others occasionally popping up using the same idea.
- I didn't start this, but I kind-of popularized folderizing Musicians pages. Again something I did first with Disturbed, I did it later with Metallica and Slipknot. The most common categories are Music, Videos, the band members personal lives and sometimes lyrical concepts split from music. I first saw this being done on the Coldplay article (but someone seems to have reverted it, sadly).
(You probably don't want to read these. Go ahead and move along
Everybody does thisnote
, so you may as well too. Have at'ernote
- What a horrible night to have a curse, eh? - X2X
- You sound angry and ranty. I like that. Alrune
- I'm a pretty cynical fellow. I won't argue that. - Alucard
- It seems to me you're heavy on the metal thing. (I know, it's horrible, and maybe even mistaken)... - Amused Troper Guy
- No, that's pretty accurate. - Alucard
- Alucard, do you despise your sparkling vampire relatives? - MagcargoMan
- I don't keep track of the things I despise: the list is far too long (see above). - Alucard
- Ever heard the soundtrack to BlazBlue? It's pretty good. - Vgm2