Roy Olsen
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Joined 06-24-04, id: 617513, Profile Updated: 10-28-10
Author has written 8 stories for Zoids, and G. I. Joe.

New Info: (10-28-10) Okay, it's been over a year since I updated "The Assassination of Cobra Commander." Why? Well, because it just got too damn complex. I overdid it with the multiple branches of storyline and don't know how to clean it all up prim and proper like. I do have two more chapters "almost" ready for publishing, but I've been off the story for so long I don't know if I can get back in the groove. Seriously, though, any reader feedback would be GREATLY approved. Thank you.

Who am I?

Roy Olsen is a happily married man who has spent his entire life collecting toys, movies and comic books. My gargae is full of Zoids, Transformers, Star Wars, and above all: G.I. Joe. I live in the State of Washington in a lovely home that is WAY bigger than my old apartment...but is still WAY too small to hold all of my toys.

One of the biggest influences on my writing is Larry Hama, the creative genius who wrote the G.I. Joe comic books and file cards. I met him at a G.I. Joe Collector's Convention in 2009 where he gave me pointers on character development. He sure knows his stuff! Another great influence is Mark Evanier, the writer of the Groo the Wanderer comic book series. I have always considered his story-style nearly perfect, and would sure like to meet him!

I love cartoons. With a passion. I've watched them, drawn them (not professionally) and even painted portaits of them. I will forever support them as best I can. My DVD collection overflows with animation, and it has had a powerful influence on my writing.

But my G.I. Joe writing isn't based solely on the cartoon series. I've always enjoyed the original comic book series a lot more, so I decided to combine aspects of both genres into a single storyline. After all, the cartoon Cobra Commander's hissing is an icon of the G.I. Joe universe, is it not? And although there have been multiple versions of many different Joes, I just stick with their first versions. After all, they are the versions everyone knows, and often look the best.

Currently, I am writing stories for practice, attempting to get up to a publishable level of skill. I figured the best way to learn how to write well was to write about the things I love and let the public give me their opinions. I hope you understand that since I put my stories on fanfiction chapter-by-chapter, they are almost always first draft, occasionally second draft. Whenever I do my final edits of the stories, I can't believe how sloppy some of the chapters are, but hey, as long as you get my point, it works, right?

JoeCon '09: The G.I. Joe Convention in Kansas City was great! I bought a lot of toys, a lot of comics and met a lot of people I never thought that I ever would. And yes, that included Larry Hama, the man behind the G.I. Joe comic books and File Cards. He's a really nice guy who knows his work and loves G.I. Joe. I was lucky enough to get writing tips from him and fully intend to make use of them. It was a blast being in a place with so many people who love G.I. Joe! I am always teased for my love of the Joes, but not in Kansas City!

Thank you! Yo Joe!

Favorite Movie: Star Wars

Favorite movie quote: "I'd buy that for a dollar!" (Robocop)

Current Favorite Book: The Birth of Britain - A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

Food I'm really good at making: Strawberry Cheesecake

Favorite G.I. Joe guy: Roadblock

Favorite G.I. Joe Vehicle: W.H.A.L.E.

Favorite G.I. Joe Cartoon Episode: The Revenge of Cobra

Favorite G.I. Joe Comic Book: Marvel Issue #21 "Silent Interlude"

Favorite Zoid: Liger Zero Panzer

Current Hobby: Collecting New G.I. Joe Figures and completing my Marvel Comic set (17 to go!)

Favorite Cartoon Character: Bugs Bunny

Favorite Cartoon (Film): The Incredibles

Favorite Cartoon (TV): Cowboy Bebop

Favorite Cartoon (Short): Duck Amuck

Most Famous Guy I know: Peter Alexander (Reporter from NBC News. Hey, he hosts it sometimes!)

Something I've Done On the Internet: I wrote a bunch of Comic Book summaries at www.yojoe.com

Most Interesting Fact About Me: I grew up on an orchard. I can drive a tractor, baby!

Least Interesting Fact About Me: I can't tell you that. I got an image to maintain!

Favorite Current Fact: This list of "Favorites" is over

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The Assassination of Cobra Commander reviews
Chaps 15 & 16 now in! The war moves from the Kastel to the streets of Banja Luka, and now it's getting tough. The commander wants the city destroyed, but is that what Destro wants? And what's with Duke? Has he gone completely mad?
G. I. Joe - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 67,295 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/1/2009 - Published: 3/10/2009
The Matrix Cannon reviews
Complete! Chap. 15 and Ep. in. In an epic battle spanning 5 continents, Destro tries to create an immensely powerful energy weapon. Storm Shadow seeks to end his conflict with Snake Eyes. It's a race that ends in wars both in Peru and Cobra Island itself.
G. I. Joe - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 91,986 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/7/2008 - Published: 12/21/2006 - Complete
Real American Heroes reviews
Cobra is selling weapons in Iraq, and the Joe team is sent into the middle of the War on Terror to get them out. G.I. Joe is now in a real war, with terrorists of two different scales to fight. Can the team survive? Now complete. Please R&R.
G. I. Joe - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 19,194 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/26/2006 - Published: 7/15/2006 - Complete
Heads or Tails reviews
Talis Johrenson has a price on his head, and the only way to get rid of it, is to defeat the Blitz Team. Sound easy? Maybe, If his Liger ZeroX wouldn't keep falling apart!
Zoids - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,877 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/4/2006 - Complete
Four Points of Attack reviews
A complete story from the eyes of the Joes and Cobras who fought it. Both G.I. Joe and Cobra want control of Sammeston Island, but a third party ruins everything for both sides! Sea, land and air battles galore! Please R&R!
G. I. Joe - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 36,489 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/17/2006 - Published: 3/4/2006 - Complete
The PACWolves III: Geyser of Fire reviews
Act III of the PACWolf trilogy. The War for the Southern Frontier has begun! As the forces of the Republic and the Empire are lost in epic rage, a pair of tired old soldiers struggle to save the planet Zi from the most powerful Zoid weapon ever created
Zoids - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 21,368 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/18/2005
The PACWolves II: The Stone Dragon reviews
This is the sequel to the Zoids story I wrote last year. It was about a group of Republic pilots who were betrayed by a Helic General. This is two years later in the Guylos Empire...
Zoids - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,376 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/2/2005
The PACWolves reviews
My name is Lieutenant Jeremy Kelt, Commander of the Orion Unit--a squad of Command Wolves that patrol the Helic Republic's perimeter at Mt. Hoploy. Little did I know that my future as a Zoid Pilot was about to change forever...
Zoids - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,864 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 7/1/2004 - Published: 6/25/2004