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In the process of adding a trivia page for my interests to be listed on, please be patient while I get this all sorted out. Now with a quotes page as well!!Additionally, much of the information on that page might be outdated, as well as info on this page, as I don't find the time to update these pages too often.Spelled with a zero, not an O. Here's a courtesy link the contributor's page of my old handlenote which was the exact same as this one...just go with it, if you're curious, since the database is just so looney.
I'm some kind of wiseguy at times, and some kind of nut at other times. Most of the time, however, I'm just one person whose defining traits are laziness (though I'm trying to get better) and excessive sarcasm. (Okay, maybe not excessive. Only when it can be funny, and most certainly not to be a jerk.) So Yeah. (That "So Yeah" is so staying there.)
I'm from central New Jersey, if you're curious.
I'm not always on as much as I used to be, since I go to college full-time and work a part-time job (though now I have two part-time jobs, so even less free time. wheeeeeee).
The Beatles are my life.
My absolute favorite movies are:
YKTTWs I started that were launched by someone else.
Wok Fu: I'd left it in YKTTW so long that someone else launched it. Thank you, whoever that was.
Fair Weather Friend:Started it here, but I suppose I forgot about it at some point. Good thing someone else took it over, since if I recall correctly I didn't describe it very well at all.
Precocious (webcomic): Big fan, big fan. It's funny, and the author's a pretty cool guy, he draws comics and doesn't afraid of anything. Couldn't resist—that's one of the few memes I always find funny.
Cool Loser: Personality-wise, I am quite outgoing, witty, smart, and modest. I'm also told by some that I'm attractive. I have few friends.
Grammar Nazi: Now, even if it does bother me, I don't usually comment on other people's grammar, as even I myself take artistic liberties with the language quite often. However, make a spelling error, your/you're/yore/Yor error, to/too/two/tú error, any error involving homophones (not including puns—those I'm totally fine with and highly encourage), or any grammar error that just defies logic, expect me to berate you profusely.
Gratuitous Spanish: I am by no means bilingual, but my speech is littered with basic Spanish (especially amigo, hola, and adiós). Also, I wrote a song with a line that was roughly the Spanish equivalent of "while I have a nervous breakdown."
Gretzky Has the Ball: I have very little interest in spectating sports, so I usually shut up about them in order to avert this.
Insane Troll Logic/Mind Screw: I love screwing with people's heads. Not vindictively, mind you, but for the sake of humor. ANYTHING FOR COMEDY!!
Memetic Badass: For a friend of mine and I, HENRY FREAKIN' CLAY. Yes, the 19th century Kentuckian statesman (and, for a period, Speaker of the House) known as The Great Compromiser
The Musical: I WISH life could be a musical. Whenever I burst into song randomly, people only join in if it's "Bohemian Rhapsody".
Self-Backing Vocalist: To the point where I started to even make my own a capella version of the song "Band on the Run". Basically, all of the musical recordings I have made more or less feature only my voice. The only one or two (or three?) I made with someone else were joke recordings.
Self-Deprecation: Well, what else can you expect from an overweight nerd with a high voice and very few friends?
Shrinking Violet: I used to be this. I was stupid back then. I blame television. And books that are set in school. And teen movies. …anyhoo. Frankly, it's boring and awkward being a Shrinking Violet. I like to have fun. Now, I like to act the fool no matter what, not really caring who's watching and whatnot. Basically, my philosophy is fun for myself and others. Keep everyone laughing, as it'll keep 'em happy. I aspire to be Comic Relief in real life, even if I tend to take it to the point of obnoxiousness at times.
Stepford Smiler: Okay, you already knew this would be here, since so many tropers here tend to describe themselves with every antisocial trope in the book. So, I'll be brief—I don't like to be a downer. If I'm feeling particularly peeved or down, however, there's no chance of me hiding it.
Wall of Text: When I get going, I can really go on for a while. Be it ranting or rambling, I have a bad problem keeping myself from being too verbose online especially. This is why I hate YouTube's 500-character limit for comments.
Waxing Lyrical: Because you can't be an amateur music buff without this trope being in full effect. Hell, I quoted "Sabotage" during a debate in history class once! (For those curious, the debate was on the Corrupt Bargain.)
Wide-Eyed Idealist: Even if people's stupid actions and selfishness upset me on a daily basis (especially when I'm watching some certain segments from What Would You Do?), I'm one of those few people who still believes that all people have the capacity to be good, like I believe everyone truly is a heart. I have some hope for the world, and that's what keeps me doing good deeds (and also because it's the right thing to do, duh). Although it kinda sucks that so few people can say "thank you" when you hold a door for them, but whatever, take it in stride.
Writing and recording whatever songs pop into my head. Not really a "project", per say, so much as it is a hobby.
A Back to the FutureRock Opera. I thought of this as a joke in the "Let's talk about nonexistent music" thread in the Forum Games board (a band making Rock Operas out of all of Robert Zemeckis's movies, to be more specific), but now I am seriously starting to work on it. I have two songs written and one song recorded so far (listed in the order written):
"Lightning Strikes (The Clock Tower)" - from when Marty gets back to Doc Brown to when he arrives back in 1985 and is about to run to get to the present Doc Brown before he gets shot. I don't think it came out as good as it should have (although, let's be honest, I can only play the guitar, and what I was imagining requires at least a full rock band—although it's kind of sub-par lyrically, too...), but I was able to sample the sound of the Delorean traveling though time.
"A Little Something Called Rock 'n Roll" - written to replace "Johnny B. Goode", since I'm figuring if I wanna sell the album once I'm done with it I don't want to have to go through the hell of licensing a cover. (That's not to say I'm not thinking of covers as bonus tracks, though ;] note Look at me, I'm not even done and I'm already thinking about bonus tracks!! What is wrong with me?!??) Anyhoo, writing a Chuck Berry-style song is easy. It's playing it that's hard if you're not good at soloing.
Not a song, but I'm considering the title Rock to the Future. Cheesy, I know, but it's the best I've got right now. More creative than just calling it X: The Variation.
HE'S ALSO WORKING ON STUFF WITH ME YOU GUYS I SWEARZ
A Rock Opera about the world today through the lens of a few different perspectives, but mostly focusing on a folk punk band whose two central characters are named after an Electric Light Orchestra song and a Beatles song. Very pretentious in concept, hopefully better in execution.
Projects I used to work on but I have since stopped:
"Vandalized once, shame on the vandal; vandalized twice, shame on the vandalized!" >:D - Stolen By Faeries
Apples In Stereo and Cagetheelephant? Me gusta. ~Junfez
Normally I would write something extremely long-winded and self referential here, but I'm just not feeling it right now. Maybe if I just get started, I'll eventually figure out somewhere to go with my words. An maybe if I'm really lucky, what I say might end up making some semblance of sense. Okay, now I'm being overly-optimistic. - Completely Normal Guy