...What are you doing here? Don't you have anything better to do?
Wait, this is TV Tropes. Never mind.
I'm a young nerd in every sense. I even have Asperger's, making me a TV Genius. I'm writing a book, (mentally) designing a video game, and (mentally) plotting a webcomic. Not sure if any of those will ever come to fruition, though. The book is most likely. Interestingly, they're all (possibly) Genre Busters: the book, Draconity, is an Alternate History about a dragon Adventurer Archaeologist in The Unmasqued World several decades after an Alien Invasion; the game, Alone, is an open-world survival puzzle platforming shooter on a recently deserted island IN SPACE; and the webcomic, Reprisal, is about a vigilante rebel demon hunter on a Beyond the Impossible Roaring Rampage of Revenge in a Mundane Fantastic world that's ruled by said demons in an officially unofficial sense. And, for no apparent reason, everyone is a Petting Zoo Person. I don't know why; for some reason, it just feels right to have furries.
One of my first acts upon becoming a troper was choosing the page image for Superpowered Evil Side with one suggestion. Since then, I've been editing and adding things all around. I also wrote the first reviews for Just Cause 2 and Mass Effect 2.
I'm on a robotics team; we get a game, build and program a robot for our game, and play against other teams and their robots. I do programming. One year, we went all the way to the world championship, but we didn't win. It was fun while it lasted, though.
I like action stuff, be it video games, books, or movies. In fact, all of my works stemmed from coming up with action scenes in my head. A halftrack chase through a mountain pass! Fighting a Mini-Mecha on a train! Slicing planes in half with railguns! A sword fight in an ancient alien doomsday device! Magic bullets that create explosions on impact! Going Guns Akimbo while hanging upside-down from a chandelier! A helicopter chasing a traceur across skyscrapers toward a zeppelin! A Traintop Battle across two side-by-side trains! Carsurfing gunfights! Magic users playing missile pong! Magically-justified Bottomless Magazines! Killing a demon with a missile satellite! Driving an APC with the thresher from a combine harvester through a zombie-infested mall! Putting a car on cruise control and hanging out the window to fire a shotgun while steering with your feet! Jumping from one plane to another in mid-flight! An Elevator Action Sequence on top of the elevator! Yes, they all make sense in context. Somehow.
I also like a good story. However, if the action's good enough, it can justify the bad story, or lack thereof - it's part of why I like Just Cause 2. Combining both - a good story and good action - is a plus in my book, and is one of the reasons I like Mass Effect and The Dresden Files.
Interestingly, when I first started writing, I hadn't heard of the Mary Sue concept, but I practically went out of my way to avoid it. I gave my characters issues - anger problems, not very powerful, whatever - to create conflict, and therefore create a good story. When I heard about Mary Sues, I thought, "Why would anyone create a character that can win any fight? That's boring." I took several Mary Sue litmus tests, and most of my characters came clean first try, except for one that had issues that the test didn't address.
I wish I'd stuck with computer programming (I stopped at Visual Basic). You build robots and program them, that's pretty impressive. And you're writing a book. I envy people who have these kinds of talents. Good luck with your skills and interests. - Bonsai Forest
- Thanks. And I just program the robots, not build them; it's a group thing, other people build the robots. It's a part of the FIRST Robotics Competition, if you're interested in that kind of thing. (The FIRST is an acronym - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology - not emphasis.) As for the book, I don't know how likely it is that it'll be published - when I wrote that, I was still a senior in high school.
- Oh noes!
- That reminds me, I need to download Dwarf Fortress and work on my elven diplomacy skills there.
- If you want to put your comic in script form to send off to an artist, let me know. I'm working on putting together something from what you posted in the "see if you're hooked" thread already, just for practice, because it looks interesting. -KyleJacobs