Who am I? I'm the user formerly known as Neo Flame, however I now go under the name The Metal Maniac. Why? Because my past stories were garbage, which I have since purged from existence, and I don't want to associate with that name anymore. That's why.
As far as writing is concerned I'm a perfectionist. I will not upload a single new chapter until I am absolutely 100 percent satisfied with it...as you can imagine, I don't update often because of this. That and I seem to have a case of chronic writer's block.
When it comes to reading I can say that I'm a sucker for fantasy, science fiction and horror, which is why my favorite authors include people such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and Douglas Adams.
As for my religious views...I identify myself as an agnostic atheist, let's leave it at that.
Ruin Unsealed (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) (TAKEN DOWN FOR REVISION)
As far as music is concerned, I'm an avid listener of heavy metal. I'm not that picky about genres, although I have a special fondness for power metal, progressive metal, thrash metal, death metal and doom metal. Hell, there's even a few metalcore and deathcore bands I enjoy.
I don't listen exclusively to metal however, as I'm also fond of rock in general (Queen, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Rainbow (at least during the era where they had Ronnie James Dio as the vocalist), along with prog rock groups such as the almighty Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree.
I'm not too fond of country music, I respect such influential individuals such as Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, and I'm also rather fond of the works of Hank Williams' grandson Hank Williams III (a.k.a. Hank 3) whose blend of country, punk rock and heavy metal makes for a rather unique cocktail.
I do not and probably will never see the appeal of dubstep. To me it mostly sounds like an amplifier gone haywire. Electronic music in general is just not to my taste, that being said there is some I do like.
Below you will find a list of bands I consider myself a fan of.
AC/DC, Alestorm, Amon Amarth, Anthrax, Anubis Gate, At the Gates, August Burns Red, Baptized in Blood, Battle Beast, The Beatles, Behemoth, Black Sabbath, Blaze Bayley, Blind Guardian Bolt Thrower, Brutal Truth, Candlemass, Children of Bodom, Crom, Dark Tranquility, Death, Deathspell Omega, Destruction, Dio, Disturbed, Dream Theater, Ensiferum, Exodus, Finntroll, Gamma Ray, Hammerfall, Hank 3, Helloween, Immortal, Iron Maiden, Iron Savior, JAM Project, Job For a Cowboy, Judas Priest, Kamelot, Korpiklaani, Kreator, Lamb of God, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, Manowar, Megadeth, Mercyful Fate, Metallica, Morbid Angel, Motörhead, Napalm Death, Nile, Nightwish, Opeth, Overkill, Pantera, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Queen, Rainbow, Rhapsody of Fire, Rotting Christ, Skeletonwitch, Slayer, Sodom, Sonata Arctica, System of a Down, Tarot, Testament, Thin Lizzy, Trigger the Bloodshed, Trivium, Týr, Unisonic, Volbeat
This is the place for quotes, split into three different parts. One part focuses on real life quotes that I find to be either words of wisdom, humorous or both. The second part are quotes from fiction, again either wise or humorous, while the last section is for parts of song lyrics.
Real Life Quotes (a lot of these are from the same people, but that's because those same people happen to be a goldmine of quotes)
"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity" - George Carlin
"I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me - they're cramming for their final exam." - George Carlin
"Here is my final point. About drugs, about alcohol, about pornography and smoking and everything else. What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, say, think, who I fuck, what I take into my body - as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet?" - Bill Hicks
"Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist." - George Carlin
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." - George Carlin
"I'll show you politics in America. Here it is, right here. 'I think the puppet on the right shares my beliefs.' 'I think the puppet on the left is more to my liking.' 'Hey, wait a minute, there's one guy holding out both puppets!'" - Bill Hicks
"By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out." - Richard Dawkins
"Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man…living in the sky, who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer and burn and scream until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you and he needs money." - George Carlin
"It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god, and he's telling them all different things." - Billy Connolly
"It's all about money, not freedom, ya'll, okay? Nothing to do with fuckin' freedom. If you think you're free, try going somewhere without fucking money, okay?" - Bill Hicks
"Today the theory of evolution is about as much open to doubt as the theory that the earth goes round the sun." - Richard Dawkins
"I think it’s the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." - George Carlin
"Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence." - Richard Dawkins
"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence." - Christopher Hitchens
"One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all." - Richard Dawkins
Quotes from fiction
"You see, Doctor, God didn't kill that little girl. Fate didn't butcher her and destiny didn't feed her to those dogs. If God saw what any of us did that night he didn't seem to mind. From then on I knew... God doesn't make the world this way. We do." - Rorschach (Watchmen)
Team Fortress 2 class specific domination lines (Pyro, Heavy and Medic not included as they don't have any class specific domination lines):
(When dominating a Scout): Yeah, I dare ya, rage quit. C'mon, make us both happy.
(When dominating a Soldier): Drop dead and gimme twenty!
(When dominating a Pyro): Repeat after me: Mmm-mmm-mmm I'm dead!
(When dominating a Demoman): Depth perception, pal, look into it.
(When dominating a Heavy): I am owning you, you fat, bald fatty fat...fat-fat!
(When dominating an Engineer): Here's a schematic for ya: My ass!
(When dominating a Medic): Real nice effort, Deutsch-bag.
(When dominating a Sniper): That fancy scope of yours, bet ya got a REAL good view of me killin' ya!
(When dominating a Spy): Hey look, you shapeshifted into a dead guy.
(When Dominating a Scout): Your mouth wrote checks, my gun has cashed them.
(When dominating a Soldier): You are now a conscientious objector to being dead, hippie!
(When dominating a Pyro): You cannot burn me! I do not have time to combust!
(When dominating a Demoman): Scotland is not a real country! You are an Englishman with a dress!
(When dominating a Heavy): This American boot just kicked your ass back to Russia!
(When dominating an Engineer): I will eat your ribs, I will eat them up!
(When dominating a Medic): Ich bin I just kicked your ass!
(When dominating a Sniper): You just got dominated, Bilbo Baggins/Balbo Biggins/Bablo Bravins/Barble Bapkins/Basbo Bibbins/Bulbo Buttons
(When dominating a Spy): Bon voyage, crouton!
(When Dominating a Scout): You're so bloody tiny! You're like a toy-sized version of a man!
(When dominating a Soldier): I'll notify yer next o' kin...that ya sucked!
(When dominating a Pyro): Go to hell and tell the devil I'm comin' for him next!
(When dominating a Demoman): Thus begins my thousand year reign of blood!
(When dominating a Heavy): Oh, there's a new gravy-filled angel in heaven.
(When dominating an Engineer): Go on and build more o' yer little guns. I'll shove every one of them up yer arse!
(When dominating a Medic): Dominated! And I been shaggin' yer wife! Haha!
(When dominating a Sniper): I hate you campers; everybody bloody hates you!
(When dominating a Spy): I hope I didn't scare you with my face-to-face man fighting!
(When dominating a Scout): Boy, this here is just gonna keep happenin' and happenin'.
(When dominating a Soldier): That's what it feels like when eagles cry, soldier-boy.
(When dominating a Pyro): Y'all might be flame retardant, but ya sure ain't bulletproof.
(When dominating a Demoman): Drunk on the battlefield ain't no way to be, son.
(When dominating a Heavy): Nevermind the bullets; how much all these coffins costin' ya?
(When dominating an Engineer): You can always tell a Texan, but you can't tell 'em much.
(When dominating a Medic): You must be a doctor, 'cause you just saw the extent of my patience!
(When dominating a Sniper): Down under? More like six feet down under.
(When dominating a Spy): I just beat on your sneaky ass like a mule, boy!
(When dominating a Scout): Gotcha, ya spastic little gremlin!
(When dominating a Pyro): That snuffed yer fire, ya filthy arsonist!
(When dominating a Demoman): Ace reflexes, ya bomb-chucking waste of good scotch!
(When dominating a Heavy): I just bagged the world's fattest man!
(When dominating an Engineer): Not so smart with yer brain outside yer head, are ya?
(When dominating a Medic): Sorry there, nurse, I mistook ya for an actual threat!
(When dominating a Sniper): One sniper to another, mate: Give! Up!
(When dominating a Spy): "I was never on your side either...wanker!"
(When dominating a Scout): Well, off to visit your mother!
(When dominating a Soldier): Oh, Soldier, who will they ever find to replace you? Anyone! (laughs)
(When dominating a Pyro): Burn in hell, you mumbling abomination!
(When dominating a Demoman): Here's what I have that you don't: A functioning liver, depth perception and a pulse!
(When dominating a Heavy): Dominated! You fatuous, fat-headed fat man!
(When dominating an Engineer): Did I throw a 'wrench' into your plans? (laughs maniacally)
(When dominating a Medic): I'm looking at your x-ray, and I'm afraid you suck!
(When dominating a Sniper): (laughs maniacally) You live in a van! (laughs again)
(When dominating a Spy): Go to hell and take your cheap suit with you!