Gentlemen, you had my curiosity; but now you have my attention.I'm not a major contributor to TV Tropes, although I chime in from time to time; I added a lot to the One Piece, Avatar and Axe Cop trope pages, and created the page for Uncle Buck because it was simply criminal that such a thing did not exist.
What ARE you?I'm big and hairy. Nothing fits me: gloves, pants, shoes, hats, condoms...* In my spare time I like to play Dungeons & Dragons and Big Eyes, Small Mouth, usually as a Game Master. It helps that I am an aspiring writer. I mainly write original fantasy/sci-fi, as detailed below, but I have an insatiable taste for parody as well.
Menschendämmerung pentalogyA modern apocalyptic myth, like the Book of Revelation or Ragnarök. Out of the zombie plagues of the late 21st Century arose the Order of the Spade: a Badass Army wielding combat shovels in their fight for peace, using training and meditation to achieve superhuman feats. Unaligned with any government, they operated as global peacekeepers, surviving World War Three and countless smaller conflicts before mysteriously going extinct in the late 23rd Century. Now the year is 2301. Mars and the Moon are inhabited, with the former fighting for its independence. All Nations Are Superpowers, as well as some Mega Corps. Ironically, Functional Magic brought humanity out of the Dark Ages after WW 3 (magic that was, even more ironically, discovered via technology). Cloning is rampant and clones actually have fewer rights than some robots. The Socialist Union of North America, virtually untouched by war, sits complacent and stupid beneath its impenetrable defenses. The Middle East is an irradiated wasteland populated solely by sentient machines. China is a democracy, Africa is a paradise administrated by Google, Great Britain is ruled by wizards, continental Europe is one big Caliphate and Russia is a splintered collection of states ruled by feudal overlords and cyborg mafiosos. Enter Jack McQuarry, a seventeen-year-old raised in an isolated monastery with little knowledge of the outside world. Little does he know he will be the key to humanity's salvation. Book I: Original Heroes (Denial) — Jack's world is turned upside down when he learns he's the last surviving member of the Order. Richard Sharpe, a billionaire who quit the Order before it was destroyed, has decided You Cannot Kill An Idea and plans to assemble a team of superheroes to fill the void left by the Order. This team includes Nihil and Omnia, twin girls who can annihilate and create matter; X57, a Casanova Wannabe lab creation (who looks like Pikachu); and Alejandro, the Aztec god of earthquakes. Sharpe wants Jack to be the leader, but Jack feels too ordinary for that. However, when an unstoppable adversary threatens the planet, they may be left with no choice. Book II: Who Watches the Watchman (Anger) — The robots have unleashed a plague of nanomachines as part of a plot to plunge Earth into a fourth world war. Jack has finally accepted his place as lone survivor of the Order, but feels betrayed when he learns his leadership of the team was a Batman Gambit by Sharpe to draw out the Watchman, the individual who destroyed the Order. Although in a relationship with Nihil, he finds himself falling for her sister Omnia. Book III: Mars, Bringer of War (Bargaining) — With Omnia in the hands of the Martian Liberation Front, long-standing animosity between Jack's Super Team and The Government comes to a head, resulting in Alejandro's death. Crash landing on the moon, our heroes attempt to reach Mars while a mysterious figure calling himself Javert, who claims to be from the future, dogs their every step. Once there, they face the might of GaleForce Industries and its army of clones. Book IV: Hell on Earth (Despair) — Jack awakens on Mars six years later, and learns the One World Nation conspiracy was No Mere Windmill, and in fact every peril they have thus far faced was part of a much grander scheme to create a literal Hell on Earth. With billions of lives in the balance, he must penetrate a spatial labyrinth and survive dark confrontations with faces new and familiar, while avoiding the seven servants of The Antichrist. However, the threat may be far worse than anyone realizes. Book V: Death of a Multiverse (Acceptance) — Jack is dead. A sentient mass of hatred threatens The Multiverse. Searching universes for any sign of hope, The Remnant prepares for a confrontation with the Army of the Apocalypse. Is this the Götterdämmerung? Is god already dead? Are we god? Jack will have the answers to these questions and more, as he challenges the very powers behind reality itself.
The Three Suns TetralogyA tale of prophecy and war, of righting an ancient wrong Four Pilgrims — Kieran Torres, a loner with a Dark and Troubled Past, and his only friend Brock, meet Natalija Dragomir, a fellow Ordinary High School Student who promptly turns both of their lives upside down. Transported to another world called Paraforos, they meet recent orphan and rightful queen Sahar Menektos, and agree to put her on the throne in exchange for a way home. However, mad King Craw and General Creasy will not relinquish their global hegemony so easily; and Kieran further complicates matters by developing a Split Personality with superhuman strength and a dangerous obsession with Nat. Three Worlds — Our heroes learn they are destined to save Paraforos—or perhaps destroy it. A series of disturbing premonitions lead Nat to believe she may have closer ties to this world than she believed. Kieran's other self claims to be a millennia-old warrior of Paraforos. A slumbering evil rises to the surface once more, and Craw may not be nearly as harmless as he seems... Two Brothers — As Craw puts his devastating plan into motion, Sahar begins to wonder if she is fighting the wrong war. Nat feels ill-suited to her role, and learns she may not be the true Prophetess after all. Brock wonders about his place in things, and as he tries to uncover the rest of the prophecy, everyone learns Kieran may be even more dangerous than previously believed. One — Scattered across three planets, our heroes are divided and struggle not to fall. Brock and Sahar try to survive on Deteros, a passionless world of bureaucracy and absolute law. Alone, Kieran wanders wastelands on the shattered world of Antikros. Feeling abandoned and hopeless, Natalija remains on Paraforos desperately trying to rally the forces of good against an unstoppable evil that has lain dormant since the dawn of time.
Mythicle TalesA semi-satirical fantasy series, named for Ozwald Mythicle: a wizard utterly incapable of making fire, but very good at wisecracks. The Rooster's Counsel — Ozwald meets a deceptively harmless-looking young woman named Tora Gainer, and a grouchy blacksmith named Wilbur Smith. Together with a clumsy religious cleric, a vegan vampire, a hyperactive elf and a talking rooster, they uncover a vast conspiracy at the highest reaches of government. Gloaming — In the power vacuum left by the previous book's events, the Sacred Church holds a summit of world leaders. Someone (or something) else has decided to attend, and the results may be disastrous.
The Wary Pooter Series
These are a few of my favourite things!