Author has written 12 stories for Slayers, Tenchi Muyo, Anime X-overs, Mega Man, Pokémon, Garfield, Megas XLR, and Touhou Project.
Hi, this is Curtis Wildcat: churning out fanfics that make no sense since 1999.
Fanfictional interests: I've been focusing mostly on Mega Man and the Touhou Project, although I'll read most anything that isn't an insult to my tastes.
Television interests: Pokemon, formerly-local professional sports games (Tigers, Pistons, Red Wings). There's very little, if anything, that's actually good on TV nowadays; and since I have a 40-hour work week, I can't stick around the house and find out where it is.
Favorite movies: Big Jake, Star Wars: Episode IV, The Inspector General, Support Your Local Sheriff!, Duck Soup, The Rookie. Big Jake in particular is one of the few movies where I can just sit and watch the whole thing without feeling that I have to leave for some reason or another.
Favorite novels: Star Wars: Death Star, with the Wraith Squadron stories not far behind.
I used to be a Michigan man (raised, not born). I spent a little over two decades of my life in Dearborn Heights, so you can imagine that it was a bit of a shock for me when I moved to Kansas in 2007. I spent 13 of those years dealing with jerks who loved to take advantage of my short temper, a bad trait of mine that I've had to force back under control. (Why they focused on that and not my obesity, I'll never understand.)
I work 40 hours a week as a title researcher and I'm easily distracted by various stuff- - -like, for example, the videos of Raocow and RoahmMythril- - -so I apologize if updates aren't as frequent as they should be.
I've had issues with depression for much of my life, but hearing about what happened to Brian Randall- - -some of you might recognize the name Durandall- - -has me determined not to give up.
And I like cats, too. Kinda goes without saying.
Wildcat's Corner -- Created to house Author's Notes, character profiles, and other miscellaneous information on my stories.
NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS
(11-23-2014) All stories are on temporary hiatus. Why? Because I'm just plain not in a writing mood, that's why. My apologies to anyone who's been waiting for an update from me.
(10-23-2014) Revised WI?'s prologue and created Wildcat's Corner. See above.
(8-27-2014) Effective as of September 1, I'll be taking a break from most online activities. Fukufics, this website, TV Tropes, Youtube... except for a short period where I use my 2DS's online functions while waiting to fall asleep at night, I'll be shutting out EVERYTHING that's not a first priority. I have several reasons for this:
No. 1, I have four fanfiction projects that I'm working on. This includes the latest addition to FoUR, the next chapter of MiP, my revisions of WI? (which, lets face it, are sorely needed), and the aforementioned Shovel Knight / Touhou Project crossover. I need to finish at least two of these before I resume my normal activities.
No. 2, in the past month I got permission to do some artwork for an online associate of mine. I'd like to get started on that soon, if I can.
No. 3, my mother has been complaining as of late that I spend way too much time online, and she most certainly has a point. May as well prove to her that I can go several days without touching our Internet-connected machinery.
Hopefully by the time I get back, I'll have something for you all to enjoy. See you all then. :)
"MegaSuika XLR", by Spectrum9001. Commissioned by RandomNumbers523156. My thanks to him. :D
"Patchouli Relaxing and Reading", by RemyFive. Commissioned by me. Based on her segment in MiP.
Monsters In Paradise music playlist -- This is about as close as I can get to an actual soundtrack for MiP. Consists of appropriate music found throughout Youtube.
FoUR, as posted at DeviantArt. This includes some extra notes for the chapters and minor adjustments throughout, which I've yet to carry out here at Fanfiction.Net. I'll make the changes here once I've carried out what my announcement says I'm going to do. If you don't want to read it there, that's perfectly fine.
What Insertion? (Prologue, Chapters 1-23): On hiatus. I keep wanting to revise it, and then I end up not wanting to. Since I've been on a Detective Conan / Case Closed kick recently, I've finally gotten started on this task.
Monsters In Paradise: In Progress. Chapter 9 is being written.
Boredom Breakage: A Vacuum in Feline Form: On hiatus as ideas warrant.
A short potential Shovel Knight / Touhou Project crossover, as yet unnamed. Will feature a younger version of Ran as the central character.
I like old video games (ex. Apogee's Commander Keen and Konami's Blades of Steel). I draw stuff occasionally. I also like to go bowling and play basketball, although I don't do as well as I'd like. I like animals, and a lot of the ones I've made up were inspired by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Superfriends (to be elaborated on below). Most of the stuff I watch on TV revolves around cartoons and sports, when I manage to watch anything at all; I try to make sure that I know ahead of time whenever the Detroit Tigers play against Kansas City.
At present, my current obsessions involve the Pokemon series of games (X/Y, and the upcoming Ruby/Sapphire remakes), the Touhou Project, and Shovel Knight.
WHY I WRITE THE WAY I DO
I've been thinking about the last chapter I've written for MiP (4 and 4.5, as of May 4, 2013), and why it's giving off "crack fic" vibes. This is the sort of thing that would make people say, "C'mon, it makes no sense at all!"
I was born in the 80s, but I'm a child of the 90s. I grew up with the Super Mario Bros. and the NES, so much so that my older brother got rid of them to keep me from wasting all my free time. I figure I watched at least half of the cartoons that the 90s (and late 80s, to a lesser extent) had to offer me, from The Adventures of T-Rex and the Super Mario Bros. Super Show to Gargoyles and The Powerpuff Girls. The 90s also introduced me to the Samurai Pizza Cats and Sailor Moon, shows that I credit for leading me to the Internet.
Throughout that span of time, I'd write stories for my own personal amusement. I liked cats a lot, and I liked to picture them walking around and talking like humans. After playing Sonic the Hedgehog and watching stuff on Cartoon Network, I'd started picturing them as superheroes. I didn't write for anyone else's approval; I wrote because I wanted to make myself laugh. I liked being lost in my own little world, where flying cats, sarcastic foxes and prankster wolves fought with each other as much as they fought the bad guys. My imagination led to the creation of Curtis Cat (later Curtis Wildcat), whose mug now serves as my avatar for this site.
(A minor side note is that I was tested for autism in the early 90s, which didn't pan out. My mother thinks it more likely that I have Asperger's Syndrome instead, and I'm starting to agree with her.)
I wrote stuff that would qualify as pure crack were it to be posted on the Internet (be thankful that very little of the things I've written in the 90s have seen the light of day): Simba and Nala from The Lion King joining a superhero team, a Super Star Destroyer getting blown up by dynamite as it prepared to destroy Earth, the Sailor Scouts fighting against my team of felinoids in the old Pontiac Silverdome, stuff of that nature. Little of it would make sense to anyone were they to read it, and looking back it all looks rather strange to me now. But I liked doing it; that's what's important.
And now here I am as a guy getting close to my life's halfway point. Most of my salary gets spent on medicine, health insurance, and student loans; I've been diagnosed with some illness or another; and every day the world with its crime, worldwide violence, and astounding feats of human stupidity continue to make me depressed. One day, I decided: "No. Absolutely not. If this is what being an adult is like, forget this. If the future's going to take me, it better be prepared to face the tennis racket of DOOM." If I knew what my life was going to be like, I would've tried to enjoy my childhood a lot more. And now that there's no turning back, I will immerse myself in my formative years once again.
I will write stuff that makes you say "What?", and I will make you question my train of thought. I will make you close your eyes and picture absurd situations. You will see me twist logic and common sense on its head. I will leave science to those better equipped to understand it, and focus on the fantasies and humor of my childhood. I will write to entertain myself, first and foremost; and if I've made even one person laugh, that's good enough for me.
I have to play by life's rules. Curtis Wildcat has no such restrictions, and I aim to keep it that way.
What Insertion? and everything before it is of significantly lower quality. I thought it was a good idea writing them at the time, but looking back on them now I'm embarrassed to have that stuff up there. Read at your own risk.
I cannot write dramatic scenes, dreary depressing stuff, nor anything close to a mystery. I can't write hot-blooded action scenes, my conscience quails in the face of intense violence, and the romantic sort of love escapes me. What I can do, however, is make people laugh; after all, I am here to make life just a little more surreal.
Ciao mein, everyone, and enjoy.