Poll: The identity of "The Armored One" will be revealed in Chapter 9 of "The Fang and the Web." Which Marvel villain do you think he will be? Vote Now!
Author has written 15 stories for Spider-Man, Bible, X-Men, Legend of Zelda, Avengers, Star Wars, Ultimate Marvel, Marvel, Inuyasha, Animal Farm, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Rosario + Vampire.
Stuff About Me
Hey. Name's Rob. I'm 25 and a college student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I read and watch way too much comics, manga, anime, and other assorted animated entertainment. I want to eventually write comic books for Marvel, specifically the "Amazing Spider-Man," and to eventually ascend to the loftiest of titles: Editor in Chief. Needless to say, he and various other Marvel comic book characters will show up quite a bit in my work. I like to think I specialize in crossovers between characters of different shows, books, comics, and other works of fiction, but I do original stuff too. The thing that I hate most about myself is that my brain works way faster than body does; I think of story plots and even dialogue for my stories far faster than I can write them. I already have ideas for about a dozen multi-chapter stories already and it'll take me a while to get them up here. A long while. A really long while.
As far as my style is concerned, I like to put my diction on a higher level whenever I can; I use big words as often as possible. I also like to put lots of pop culture references into my work. I think it helps it seem like the characters live in the real world even though in reality they don't. I also like to add as much comedy as the situation allows. With Spidey, that's all the time. I consider myself an eternal optimist in the sense of my writing. I don't like stories that end badly, in a sad manner, or in a way that it somewhat without what I consider to be proper closure. I'd like it for things to turn out right in the end. In my humble opinion, they always will. As far as author's notes are concerned, I usually don't like putting them in my work as I feel it compromises their structural integrity. If I ever feel that I must add an author's note at some point, it will most likely be at the very top or bottom of a story. If, however, you would like a specific question answered, I would be more than happy to answer it for you; just e-mail me. I'll do the best I can to explain it to you, within the boundaries of spoilerism, of course.
About reviews, I love them. Getting reviews really makes me want to write more often and gets me in the creative mood, so to speak. I consider it an honor when my stories get good reviews. If you do review one of my stories, I will usually write back, and maybe even review one of your stories. One thing I ask about reviews is that if it's at all possible, I want my reviewers to have an account and sign-in with it; it makes it easier for me to get back to you. If you can't, or don't want to, don't worry about it. I don't like flames (who does?), but, as a writer, I understand that they are an inescapable part of the critical process. So, if at all possible, please don't leave flames. I don't flame other stories myself, or at least I try not to. If I do, it's usually because it was really, really bad; stuff like excessive spelling and grammar errors, characters that act way out of character in an unexplained way, or a plot that is on par with "Pink Floyd: the Wall" or "Napoleon Dynamite" (you know what I'm talking about). Besides, I usually apologize right after anyway. In fact, I apologize in advance now.
Concerning other people, I hate it when people have spelling and grammar errors in their work. Proofread your stories before you post them! If you are trying to be a writer, then start acting like one. That being said, I look forward to higher quality stories from my fellow writers in this community. Also, I think it's weird when authors put in skits or conversations before or after the actual story. I just don't get it, and it makes the author sound schizophrenic. That's not to say I hate it, mind you, it's just that it doesn't make sense to me.
I am currently studying in college to become an editor, amongst other things. As such, I could use as much practice as I could. I would be happy to edit/proofread anybody else's work, before or after submission, at no charge. Just practice for me. I would be willing to edit/proofread just about anything by anyone. I give constructive criticism, but I am also honest and I don't sugarcoat it. If you are interested, PM me and we'll set something up over email.
Until the Hulk takes anger management classes, excelsior, True Believers!
P.S. For the record, I do not own any of the characters in any of the stories I will write, nor will I own any pop culture references that might be alluded to. However, I will own the plot of the story itself, as well as any characters of my own original creation. There, I said it. Happy now, you stupid corporate attorneys?
Current Author's Notes/Updates: 5/18/09: I swear that I am working on the latest chapter of "The Fang and the Web." I just have some other college-related things going on here, so please be patient. I'm going to start some other things regarding that in a bit, like polls and stuff. I'm also thinking of changing the title soon.
5/21/09: I have added a poll about Chapter 9 of The Fang and the Web, concerning the identity of "The Armored One." Who do you think it is?
3/31/11: Ok, I'm back from a long absence. Been taking a class from Brandon Sanderson on creative fiction writing. Because of class requirements, I'm about to unleash a crap storm of new material in a bunch of different stories in the next few weeks, so it may make up for a lot of my absence. As always, comments are appreciated.
Current Fanfiction Projects: The Fang and the Web, Chapter 9. Editing chapters 1-8 of The Fang and the Web. Going for a title change, and retroactively changing a character. Adding a prologue.
Rosario Vampire / Ultimate Marvel crossover: Tsukune turns out is a powerful mutant, and both Xavier's and Magneto's camps are vying for his allegiance. Spider-Man, the Human Torch and eventually the Ultimates are in for the ride.
New Marvel-esque original story in the vein of the original essence of Spider-Man, The Dynamic Taser.
Works I Have Edited: Only my own so far. Been in a writing group, so I've been editing and commenting a lot of their work.
Favorite Anime/Manga Series: Inuyasha, Love Hina (manga only), Negima, Case Closed, Dragonball, Dragonball Z (not GT), Naruto, Neon Genesis Evangellion (anime onlyAngelic Days manga), Tenchi (all series except GXP), Bleach, Code Geass, Death Note, Sailor Moon (yes, it was back in the day when I was a kid. It's more for nostalgia then anything), Pokemon (same reason), Digimon (Adventure and Adventure 02 only, for same reason), FLCL, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Ruroni Kenshin, Yu Yu Hakusho, Lupin III, Kodocha, Fruits Basket, Slayers, Afro Samurai, Samurai 7, Fullmetal Alchemist, Gundam Wing, G-Gundam, Shin Chan, Witchblade, Tenjo Tenge
Favorite Anime/Manga Characters: Inuyasha, Naruto Uzumaki, Goku, Vegeta, Spike Spiegel, Light Yagami, Shikamaru Nara, Lelouch Lamporouge, Ichigo Kurosaki, Yusuke Urameshi, Keitaro Urashima, Shinobu Maehara, Hinata Hyuga, Afro Samurai, Kakashi Hatake, Frieza, Ed Elric, L, Genkai, Orihime Inoue, Ryuk, Kagome Higurashi, Sango, Keiko Yukimura, Evangeline A.K. McDowell, Winry Rockbell, Riza Hawkeye
Least Favorite Anime/Manga Series: Paranoia Agent, Scryed, Ghost in the Shell, Big O, Kikaider, Astro Boy, Yu-Gi-Oh, Knights of the Zodiac, Zoids, Oban Star Racers, .hack Sign, Witch Hunter Robin, Chobits, Trinity Blood, SD Gundam, Gundam Seed, Vision of Escaflowne, Dragonball GT, Tenchi Muyo GXP, Ergo Proxy, Hell Girl, Speed Grapher
Least Favorite Anime/Manga Characters: Chaozu, Hercule, Sasuke Uchiha, Envy, Dante, Misa Amane, Mello, Near, Shinobu Sensui, Kazuma Kuwabara, Byakuya Kuchiki, Uryu Ishida, Shou Tucker, Lust, Glottony, Suzaku Kururugi, Rolo Lamporouge, Charles zi Britannia, Marianne vi Britannia, Majin Buu, Gendo Ikari, Naru Narusegawa, Kanako Urashima, Jiraya, Orochimaru, Younger Toguro, Roy Mustang, Alex Louis Armstrong, Furhur King Bradley/Pride
Favorite Cartoon Series: Avatar, Teen Titans, Star Wars Clone Wars (2D), Family Guy, Futurama, Batman the Animated Series, Superman the Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, South Park, Spider-Man (90s), X-Men (90s), Spider-Man the New Animated Series, Dexter's Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Thundercats, Voltron, Captain Planet, Darkwing Duck, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, Kim Possible, Spectacular Spider-Man, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Freakazoid, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Gargoyles, Loony Tunes, Scooby Doo Where Are You, The Simpsons, Transformers, Transformers Beast Wars, GI Joe, Cybersix, Danny Phantom, Inspector Gadget, Mighty Ducks, Underdog, X-Men Evolution
Favorite Cartoon Characters: Aang, Zuko, Sokka, Toph, Raven, Eric Cartman, Slade, Dexter, Mandark, Aku, Samurai Jack, Lion-o, Mumra, Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Glen Quagmire, Darkwing Duck, Ron Stoppable, Shego, Dr. Drakken, Brain, Golaith, Zanatos, Montana Max, Daffy Duck, Wile E Coyote, Bugs Bunny, Marvin Martian, Shaggy, Bender, Zap Brannigan, Philip J Fry, Turanga Leela, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Montgomery Burns, Comic Book Guy, Groundskeeper Willie, Danny Fenton, Sam Manson
Least Favorite Cartoon Series: Squidbillies, 12oz Mouse, Frisky Dingo, Tom Goes to the Mayor, King of the Hill, Batman Brave and the Bold, Venture Bros., Avengers United They Stand, The Tick, Transformers Animated, Transformers Cybertron
Least Favorite Cartoon Characters: Trigon, Dee Dee, Azula, Ozai, Meg Griffin, Lois Griffin, Bonnie Rockwaller, Jim and Tim Possible, Demona, Zoidberg, Kubert Farnsworth, Kif Kroker, Lisa Simpson, Marge Simpson, Road Runner, Waylon Smithers
Favorite Movies: The Dark Knight, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men Origins Wolverine, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, Robin Hood Men in Tights, Tropic Thunder, Anchorman the Legend of Ron Burgundy, Taladega Nights the Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Batman Begins, Enchanted, South Park Bigger Longer and Uncut, Team America World Police, Batman (1989), Back to the Future series, Star Wars series, School of Rock, Iron Man, Transformers, Hercules, Harold and Kumar Escape Guamtanamo Bay, The Incredible Hulk, Austin Powers series, The Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan, Tarzan, The Emperor's New Groove, A Goofy Movie, Lilo & Stitch, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Shrek series, Quest for Camelot, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Space Jam, Toy Story, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Cars, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Hitch
Least Favorite Movies: Napoleon Dynamite, The Grudge, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Watchmen, Spider-Man 3, Superman Returns, Baby Momma, House Bunny, Batman and Robin, Hulk (2003), Howard the Duck, Child's Play, Friday the 13th, Friday, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, the Ring
Favorite Comic Book Series: Amazing Spider-Man (pre-One More Day), Secret Invasion, World War Hulk, New Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, House of M, Spider-Man the Evil That Men Do, Annihilation, Final Crisis, Sinestro Corps War, Civil War, Mighty Avengers, Watchmen, Batman the Killing Joke, Marvel 1602, Wolverine Origin
Least Favorite Comic Book Series: Amazing Spider-Man (post One More Day), Crisis on Infinite Earths, Batman RIP, Ultimates, Ultimates 2, Howard the Duck, Man-Thing, Punisher, Marvel Zombies, Decimation, Sins Past, Clone Saga
Favorite Comic Book Characters: Spider-Man, Doctor Doom, Joker, Two-Face, Carnage, Thor, Captain America, Green Goblin, Galactus, Silver Surfer, Mephisto, Iron Man, Batman, Wolverine, Flash (Wally West), Human Torch (FF4), Riddler, Venom (Eddie Brock), Mary Jane Watson-Parker, Gwen Stacy, J Jonah Jameson, Magneto, Apocalypse, Sabretooth, Deadpool, Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Gambit, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Superman, Catwoman, Wonder Woman
Least Favorite Comic Book Characters: Dr. Manhattan, the Comedian, Grey Goblin, Ezekiel, Ozymandias, Ras Al Ghul, Scarlet Spider, Jackpot, Venom (Mac Gargan), Loki (new Thor series), Gabriel and Sarah Stacy, Namor, Quicksilver, Mr Sinister, Daken, Punisher, Barbara Gordon (as Oracle), Vulcan, Deathbird, Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter, Mystique, Debra Whitman, Liz Allen, Polaris, Havok, Superboy, Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark)
Favorite TV Shows: Heroes, House, Scrubs, Chappelle's Show, Mind of Mencia, Psyche, Power Rangers (pre-Lost in Space), Friends, George Lopez, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Batman (1960s), Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Drake and Josh, All That (first few seasons), Monk, 1000 Ways to Die, Manswers, Man vs Wild, Supernatural, The Office, Boy Meets World, Smart Guy, The Muppet Show
Least Favorite TV Shows: Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job, Fat Guy Stuck in Internet, The Mighty Boosh, Saul of the Mole Men, The Nanny, Will and Grace, That's So Raven, the Amanda Show, iCarly
Favorite TV Show Characters: Perry Cox, John J.D. Dorian, Chris Turk, Bob Kelso, Janitor, Adrian Monk, Eric Mathews
Favorite Stand-Up Comedians: Demitri Martin, Dave Chappelle, Carlos Mencia, Ron White, Pablo Francisco, Frank Caliendo, Bo Burnham, Bill Engval, Jeff Foxworth, Chris Rock, Lewis Black, Jeff Dunham, Dane Cook, Ralphie May, Gabriel Iglesias
Favorite Video Games: Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts 2, Sonic the Hedgehog (series thru Sonic & Knuckles), Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Spider-Man the movie 2, Ultimate Spider-Man, The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask, The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess, The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Ages/Seasons, The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening, Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Marvel Nemesis Rise of the Imperfects, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Battlefront 2, X-Men Legends, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Spider-Man, Spider-Man the movie, Medal of Honor, Call of Duty
Least Favorite Video Games: Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XII, The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda II the Adventure of Link, The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker, Star Wars Shadows of the Empire, Lego Star Wars, Resident Evil, House of the Dead, Carnevil
Favorite Video Game Characters: Sephiroth, Vincent Valentine, Tifa Lockheart, Aerith Gainsborough, Sora, Kairi, Zidane Tribal, Princess Garnet/Dagger, Link, Zelda, Malon, Ruto, Saria, Ganon, Xenohort, Axel
Least Favorite Video Game Characters: Professor Hojo, Riku, Kuja, Garland, Rufus Shinra, Ansem, Roxas, Cloud Stryfe
Favorite Popular Books: Harry Potter (series), Star Wars Shadows of the Empire, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Dracula, Spider-Man Revenge of the Sinister Six, Spider-Man Secret of the Sinister Six
Least Favorite Popular Books: Ender's Game, Goosebumps, Animorphs
Favorite Popular Book Characters: Harry Potter, Gandalf (Grey and White), Dracula, Albus Dumbledore (not gay), Ginny Weasly, Ron Weasly, Hermione Granger
Least Favorite Popular Book Characters: Tom Riddle Jr./Voldemort, Gollum, Severus Snape, Peter Wiggin, Saruman, Sauron, Luna Lovegood, Percy Weasly, Draco Malfoy, Narcissa Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy, Bellatrix Lestrange, Neville Longbottom, Cho Chang, Dolores Umbridge, Vincent Crabbe, Gregory Goyle