Joe Blitz is a Manchild... although he prefers to think of himself as "young at heart". He loves action films, with Die Hard, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Mad Max: Fury Road being among his all-time favorites. A writer at heart, Joe Blitz loves a good Roaring Rampage of Revenge story, believing author Lee Child and Quentin Tarantino to tell some of the best tales of retribution in modern fiction. A firm believer in the value of a good villain in a good-vs-evil tale, Joe Blitz spends alot of his time reading the Complete Monster pages to learn about the most vile characters fiction has to offer, and Hans Gruber, Captain Vidal, and Ego are his favorite film antagonists. He is in the pre-production stage of his first short film, a Hitchcock-inspired horror film entitled Meat is Murder, and is also writing his first feature screenplay, Bloodletter's Peak, a Troperrific mystery thriller film that he hopes to bring to the big screen someday. He thinks TV Tropes is the best website in existence, although it did ruin his life.
Tropes that apply to him and his work...
- Ambiguous Disorder: He's been diagnosed with everything from manic depression, to autism, to even psychopathy. No one's sure what exactly is wrong with him.
- Attention Deficit Creator Disorder: An egregious case. He always keeps at least three projects on his mind at all times. At the moment, on top of filming Meat is Murder and penning the script for Bloodletter's Peak, he's working on a Video Review Show as well.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: Face it, you wish your username was as sleak as "Joe Blitz". Of course this has nothing on his real name...
- Berserk Button: Rarely gets genuinely enraged, but a few things really get under his skin...
- The works of Tyler Perry, which he describes as "minstrel shows performed by actual black people" (as an African-American, it really sets him off to see negative stereotypes of black people reinforced so flagrantly).
- The Animation Age Ghetto, or alternately, the All Adult Animation Is South Park mentalities (although he does adore South Park)
- A work where the Eight Deadly Words are in full effect, particularly Kevin Smith's "film" Cop-Out.
- A film not having any effort put into it or any kind of artistic merit and still making millions is a big-time sore spot for him.
- Black and Nerdy: Well, half-black, and he prefers to think of himself as a "connoisseur of pop-culture" rather than a "nerd".
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He's a perfectly normal, mentally stable individual.
- Development Hell: Following some major decisions regarding his college education, brought about by languishing finances, Meat is Murder is currently in this state.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Likes to think he's one.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Played straight in his writing, where vigilante justice is a common theme.
- The Sociopath: A common character trope in his writings, primarily Meat is Murder and all three entries in his aptly-named "Bloodbath Trilogy".
- Stepford Snarker: Desperately hides his own insecurities behind a wall of bravado and cockiness. His quips and one-liners are just a mask for the emptiness he feels inside.
- Tranquil Fury: In the few instances he is genuinely upset, he is prone to this. This is a side effect of his defense mechanism of burying his emotions, which has evolved to the point where he can't outwardly emote properly.