Author has written 5 stories for Pokémon, G. I. Joe, Halo, Monsters Inc., and Power Rangers.
Mwahhahhah! You have just entered a world of completely terrifying insanity, you foolish mammals!
As you can probably tell, I am a HUGE fan of Donkey Kong's King K. Rool, but I will write about anything and everything. Whether writing from childhood nostalgia (Power Rangers, Lion King, the cartoon GI Joe movie vhs, the 1986 Transformers movie vhs, and TMNT), video games (mostly Nintendo) - an interest in language and biology combined in the form of alien lifeforms (Star Trek/Wars, AVP, or Halo), an appreciation for Tolkien, or about comics that have recently been made into movies (X-Men or Fantastic Four); whether humor, angst, or anything in between, I always try to make my stories enjoyable. I do not have the means to collect classic issues of comics, nor do I buy contemporary comics, so most of my information comes from internet summaries. I got interested in GI Joe comics through the Devil's Due series (which I did buy a lot) which has now been "disavowed". I've finally become more consistent in how I interpret cannon, having seen timeline alterations in Star Trek and Mortal Kombat, and the "each interpretation is part of the multiverse" take in TMNT: Turtles Forever. I tend to write about villains but occasionally write about heroes or anti-heroes.
Time for some soul cleansing. Everyone has some things they are not proud of and I'm going to be honest and share mine. I've matured over the last year (having an existential crisis in your last year as an undergrad tends to do that)and changed my opinions on a few things in my stories, and am now rather embarrassed by the lack of description in my earlier stories. I'm also rather embarrassed by some fanboy ranting on my part in my forums. I deleted two of my forums because of my own partially missinformed ranting. Japanese Mewtwo vs. Dub: I relied on my English ear, a dictionary, and a fansite instead of youtube fansubs and ranted based on my misunderstandings--I relied on one scene I could make out three words clearly, "Kono Myuutsu, bakabakashii," and relied on a fansite that said the original didn't have the "disturbing" connotations of friendship between Mewtwo and Ash. Having seen the ending with subtitles on Youtube, there was indeed a subtext of gratitude and possible friendship-I read that site's comments more strongly than they intended. The Halo movie: I read the worst possible outcome into a disjointed string of comments and became a fear monger) being too much of a coward to face my past. I probably shouldn't have deleted them but explained my mistakes and apologized for the rants, but I acted in the heat of the moment, much like when I first posted them. My biased (which I now recognize) fanboy opinions about "Why Scarlett and Snake-Eyes should be a couple" on my G.I. Joe forum are still up for everyone to see and may be entertaining to some. Also, I once responded angrily to a reviewer who rightly pointed out that a story of mine needed more description. I am ashamed of this. Fox The Cave II, I'm sorry. You tried to help me and I was rude to you. It was hard to get control of my emotions in the past and I was insecure about my writing when I first started writing, and I can only hope that I can do a better job with controlling my emotions now (the curse of stereotypical Celtic ancestry). I also must take responsibility for giving Alaer Kino incorrect information regarding the date of Chinese New Year-all I knew was that it's "the Spring Fesitval" and gave Alaer a date about two months too late.
I had some stories written in 2005 and 2006 that I want to rewrite to improve their quality. I'm not sure when I'll be through with reposting them or when I'll even start. I'm going to completely start over from scratch with "The Insane Schemes of Four Quintessons" and "Fellowship of the Crystal Coconut" as they were in the worst shape. I was also very liberal in what the limits of canon were, treating Super Smash Bros as part of the canon Nintendo universe (never taking note of the fact that Samus is from the future or that they had three instances of the same charcter being split into two characters), taking elements from the Donkey Kong TV Show, and so forth. I also didn't treat the Donkey Kong Islands as part of the Mushroom World, because I could not remember any direct reference to it in the Donkey Country games, although the Mario games heavily imply it. On the other hand, Hasbro's "disavowel" of the last decade of Joe comics and the establishment of movie interpretations of comics doing things differently than the comic original has lead me to a kind of "keep the essentials of the characters but treat each interpretation as new" take on canon where I don't get cought up in the specifics of things like whether or not Mario is originally from Brooklyn. The TMNT 25th Anniversary special treated the 1987 series, 2003 series, movies, and original comic as all being valid worlds within the TMNT multiverse. That being said there still things that need to be changed in my earlier fics. Having K. Rool's influence as far reaching is one thing, but it shouldn't have been to the fan boy uberlevels I depicted in my fics. Besides, making it subtler makes for better writing. So I'm probably going to make significant changes to "The True Creator" and "Six Degrees of King K. Rool". These stories, together with "Memoires of a Psychic Pokeclone" and "The Fellowship of The Crystal Coconut" are part of a continum of stories so I'm not even sure about leaving them up in their current form at all and may start from scratch with all of them. Only "Memoires" can stand on its own.
6/2012: I'm currently two semesters into an MLA program. I'm ashamed to admit that I kept up with Alaer Kino, Roy Olsen, and CII's stories on the one hand, but lost track of many others on the other hand and didn't bother to check my review history to see when they updated. I blamed college, a computer crash that only lasted a few days one time, and similar things. I was trying to deny favoritism even to myself. Some stories just struck something with me deeper in my psyche that others didn't to varying degrees. But as a human, er, Kremling, should I deny that personal favoritism made me keep up with some stories and not others? I regret loosing track of them, as I deprived myself of some good reads. I had favorite authors, but not favorite stories, so was I being inconsistent? Better move on before I get into a philosophical spiral.
Despite writing about ALL of these things, I still have a real life. I'm a 23-year-old male Type-1 Diabetic with Asperger's Syndrome and OCD in grad school for a Master's in Liberal Arts and hopefully a doctorate in Linguistics. I like to hang with friends or chat on Facebook. Expect updates and reviews to be slow, really slow.
MY RELIGIOUS BELIEFS:
I believe in the God of Israel; his Son, Lord Yeshua (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit.
1. What about the New Testament? It is made up by different books written by different authors at different times. Each must be evaluated individually. Seven letters of Paul are universally considered genuine: Romans, 1-2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, 1Thessalonians, and Philemon. We know from the language and style that they are by the same author. Several address disputes concerning circumcision and matters of the Law which ceased to be an issue after the temple was destroyed in A.D. 70, and they do not allude to the Neronian persecution of 64. This puts them between the Crucifixion (c.33) and Paul’s death (64). 1 Cor 15 possibly contains an early creed with Aramaisms that dates back to the year of the Crucifixion. The creed includes Resurrection appearances. Even without the creed 1 Cor 15 emphasizes the physical nature of the Resurrection. "Spiritual resurrection" does not make sense, for the spirit never stopped existing to be "resurrected." One can attempt to explain the appearences as lies or as group hallucinations.
2. Group Hallucinations: Hallucinations result from the chemistry in an individual’s brain. No two individuals can share the same hallucination. Furthermore, a single hallucination couldn't explain the empty tomb or the fact that first-century Jews had a concept of spirits being glorified and ascending to heaven immediately after death and before the general resurrection of all believers which would come at the end of history. If a disciple saw a vision of Yeshua, they would not automatically assume resurrection.
5. Were the Disciples liars? If they were then they were also masochists. Paul admits to persecuting the Church violently.
6. Enemy attestation: The earliest Jewish anti-Christian polemics acknowledge an empty tomb: “Those country bumpkin Galilean Disciples stole the body!”
7. Yosef of Aramathea's role in the burial: He's mentioned in every tradition about Yeshua's burial. If he were fictional we could expect to find traditons with somone else. However, it's Yosef in every tradition. This indicates that he was a real person. He would know if the tomb was empty or not.
8. I believe that Yeshua died on the cross for the sins of the world, and was resurrected. Something had to have hapened on the first Easter that caused the Disciples to proclaim the Resurrection.
I believe that the nation of Israel has a special destiny that has never been recalled, or given to the Church. I'm what you would call a "Messianic Gentile."
Why do I believe in God?
A teenage girl about 17 named Diane had gone to visit some friends one evening and time passed quickly as each shared their various experiences of the past year. She ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn't afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away.
As she walked along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger. When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she decided to take it. However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her. She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God's protection. Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped round her, she felt as though someone was walking with her. When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man and arrived home safely.
The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there. Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been her, she began to weep. Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman, she decided to go to the police station. She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story. The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see if she could identify him. She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the alley the night before. When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and confessed. The officer thanked Diane for her bravery and asked if there was anything they could do for her. She asked if they would ask the man one question. Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her. When the policeman asked him, he answered, "Because she wasn't alone. She had two tall men walking on either side of her." Amazingly, whether you believe or not, you're never alone. Did you know that 98 of teenagers will not stand up for God, and 93 of the people that read this won't repost it?
Repost this if you truly believe in God.
PS: God is always there in your heart and loves you no matter what, and if you stand up for him he will stand up for you
LESS IMPORTANT STUFF:
English, Irish, Muskogee, French, Welsh
Political Views: I'm registered as an independent. I agree with Democrats that the government should play a role in social welfare, but I'm a conservative on abortion and gay marriage.
Stupid Things I've Said in Reviews:
Some of these are hillarioulsy funny.
1. Misreading "Goodbye, Jane" as "Goodbye, James" in Roy Oleson's "The Matrix Canon".
2. Only slightly less funny, not getting that "Miranda's New Pet" referred to a dragon in "The Voi Assessment".
3. Forgetting that Siobhan was already married in Asterik78's "Color My World and Erase Yourself". I probably never knew in the first place (comic summaries).
4. Acting like a self-impressed wiki a. Telling Alaer Kino that Chinese New Year is in March. b. Telling Half Jaw that Sangheili would have DNA in common with earth reptiles. c. Arguing with an author I can't remember about the relationship between elven kings in the published Silmarillion vs. the unpublished later drafts. d. Accusing another author I can't remember of calling Naga Sadow the first Sith Lord when that author had done no such thing.
5. There are probably, no, certainly, many more that I have forgotten.
People who think "British" and "English" are synonyms.
MacDonalds and Burger King
Favorite Song: "Scarborough Fair"
Favorite Movie: Dinosaur
Favorite Fiction Book: The Silmarillion
Donkey Kong:K. Rool (My all-time fave PERIOD!)
Mario: Anyone from the Shy Guy species
Star Fox:Leon Powalski
Transformers:Quintesson Judge Diliberata
Star Treck DS9:Dukat
Tolkien: Feanor, Thingol, Denethor II of Gondor
X-Men:Mr. Sinister (Karl Lykos Sauron is a close second)
Fantastic 4:Dr. Doom
GI Joe:Cobra Commander
TMNT: Prime Leader Zanramon of the Triceratons
Non-Villains I like:
GI Joe: Snake-Eyes
Halo: Thel 'Vadam
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