Number One: Iliya Kretchovski is not my name. It is a character in one of my many stories (only a few of which are on dA) and currently the character I seem to be channeling the most as of late. The reason why I choose to display that name is because my stories, in all their confusing length and detail, and their obscure timelines, are as much a part of me as my own left foot, (My actual left foot, not the other one that hangs around when I try to dance.) and I build virtually every single one of my characters from scratch, and they all, in one way or another, display something of mine, be that in attitude, personal tastes, whatever. As a writer, as well as someone who *really* hates their name, I do have a pen name... Or rather quite a few. I've been writing for a little over eight years now, counting the 'start' as Grade 6, when I created a little fanfic of a two-page wordless comic a friend of mine made in class- and not only expanded on it further, but kept it alive to this day. The entire One Man War Saga is based off of that little escapade, although the escapade itself doesn't really fit into OMW Saga cannon anymore. (This was long before I decided the character was a BioAndroid, indeed even before I made the race. This was back in the day where things were a lot less realistic, and the character's signature face was a mask rather then his actual face. This is also back in the day, sadly, when I could actually sketch out my comics decently, and when I could actually draw a gun. You can thank my Grade 6 French teacher for the utter lack of comics here. Took my remastered version of my friend's comic, said I could get it back after school, and then proceeded to loose it. FInally, this was back in the day where Blaze wasn't
a creep with an insatiable appetite for sexual activity. He was actually quite the badass, but sadly, a combination of time, loss of his original character papers, and too much time designing One Man War EXTENDED, the not-so-PG-13-rated version conspired to remake Blaze into what he is now.)
Huge parenthesis aside now. (It's a bad habit.)
As for my usual pen names (I prefer alias', because certain groups of friends know me by different names, especially on the 360, that I don't even react to my own name, weather deliberately spoken to me or to someone else in a game or chat room, anymore.)
I go by four well-used names:
1. Legion General, Second Class System Nanobot Persona R.A.G.E Mark VII First Generation BioAndroid
Quite a mouthful, nyo? LGSC Snpr Mk.7 1st Gen. BA is the shorthand, but it usually goes even further down to just Snpr or Mk.7. This is my main character in virtually every one of my stories, and has found himself changed time and time again, the 'biggest' being the reworking of the 'R.A.G.E' part of his name, as his original character sheet has since devolved into a huge smear of granite. (Never stack pencil-on-paper sheets where you will use the topmost sheet as a surface frequently. Not only does the pencil smear over time, but you spend a fortune in money -and time- in erasers removing as much as possible. And yet they STILL smear. I have a page I've cleaned up four time, the words now fairly faint, holding pencil from six years ago, and they STILL, again all odds, smear up. Baffling.) The best part of that name reworking? I did it in school and the dedication to finding one word on the tip of my tongue was such that my teacher belived it was for some project. R.A.G.E. now officially stands for 'Rage Agumented Generation Energy' It seriously took me 45 minutes to 'find' Agumented. Assisted just didn't cut it, and I knew there was a 'fancy word' that fit perfectly, I just couldn't for the life of me remember it.
Legion General, Second Class is his ranking on the Imperial BioAndronian Empire (redundant, but nessesary), but that's a different story for when your brain stops hurting. (I don't say that because I think anyone is stupid, I say that because I can ramble on for hours. I like to think the United Nations lists my name under 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'.)
2. Seven Mimasimika
Although it's been years, looking at this name I can remember that I made it while reading Black Cat (Didn't know how to pronounce 'Sven' at the time so I went with Seven and it stuck with me) and was so pissed off as the number of fansubs out there I wanted to learn Japanese very badly. I still do, but now that I'm long past the agree-with-friends-on-everything stage, I do like english dubs on anime. And not just to piss some of my friends off more. (My advice to haters? Don't look so hard. I don't 'just' watch anime, I experence it, just like I do a book. 'Bad dub' rarely ever regesters when I'm watching it because my subconcious is finding a reason for why someone might be speaking like that, and frankly, because I don't give a rat's ass if a few 'bland' clips are in there- I like realism above all else, and few people really realise that not ever bloody word MUST be spoken in a dramatic fashion. Even on games or anime with dubbing even I admit could use some work I don't obsess about it. In fact, I only notice it if someone points it out, because I'm too busy HAVING FUN to want to waste my time thinking about largely irrelevant, highly biased things. How many of you are VA's anyways? How many of you have watched a VA session, and how can you be sure the developers didn't WANT it to be like that, for their own reasons, weather because it fit or because they actually want to piss off foreign customers so they can do less work? Very few, if any of you. Same with 'this game sucked'. My friends say Star Ocean Till The End of Time was trash. I played it long before the other two (ignoring 4) and from that direction of play rather liked it, and a lot of that was influenced by the fact that One Man War is written somewhat like Star Ocean seems to be. The One Man War additions I've been writing don't even remotely appear in the correct order, and if someone really critisized them, would probably find all sorts of inconsistencies. And the whole reason why it 'sucked' was because of the 4D thing? Good god people, talk about being inflexible. Christ, it's just another theoretical futureistic idea, not like we haven't been reading such things for, what, FOUR HUNDRED YEARS? I hear more about crap like that and I swear I'm gonna stop being so tolerant of this whole 'xmas' thing. Christ, I've been calling it christmas for my whole life, and my calling it that has no relation to the two years I spent in a catholic school (JK and SK. To be honest it was a huge waste of time, although Ido miss my teacher. Nicest thing in the world. Forgive and forget was some kind of unspoken standard procedure for her. This is of course coming from a kid who was fairly agressive until about Grade 4. (And still managed to get suspensed at least once a year until Grade 8.) We write stories about possible end-of-world scenarios for fifty years after World War II, virtually every one of them being far-fetched bullshit (fun to read and interesting
bullshit, but still bullshit, especially if you have any inkling of how a nuclear war would play out), and then somehow think that something with a lot more plausability- in this case, because we have no way of connecting any of it to the real world, we can't confirm or deny anything with certainty, whereas COld War Armageddon stories were full of blatant MAD violations- which only a very, very psychopathic person (group, actually) would seriously consider doing.)
Enough about pointing out how much of what haters say is biased, irrelevant, inflexible and highly ignorant. Point is, you're not solid snake. You don't live in a goddamn cardboard box. Realise that you look like a child, so flip that box up, pile all the bullshit it, and toss it. Don't just think outside the box, do away with the box, you square.
Moving right along...
3. Excel Saga
Yes, I go by this name. It's actually the official pen name of one of my co-authors, but as he's a good six years into the stupification process (which starts at age 25, when your brain suddenly decides it's a swell idea to start dying on you. At least it does it on a grand scale, loosing ~1 Million cells a day. But have no fear, you still produce more then enough brain cells to keep your brain from turning into molecular dust. For now, anyways.) at 31, he does have a lot of other stuff on his plate, (watch out ladies) and I did sort of take over his XBL account -even though at last count I like like 14 others. After a few years of use this name has grown on me like Snpr has on the PC- for all intents and purposes, my name is Saga. (Sometime people call me Excel, but most are lazy and/or realize that Saga is easier and faster to say.)
And number Four:
Once upon a time this was the name of the heir to Snpr's legacy, back in the day where I was toying with the idea of having Snpr die way back in the middle ages. That sort of fizzled out, but after a while I was thinking of some way to give his partner (then-named Seven, two years before I created Admiral Seven and the whole BioTerror 01 timeline) some decent backstory, and I recalled the dead story, and changed things around, kept the name, and let my ego take charge for once and quietly turned Ocean Seven into a replica of myself. The name originated after watching the Ocean's movies (Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Thirteen, etc) way too many times, and simply changing the number. (Names are a weakness for me, most of the character names are born from other sources, especially BioAndronian names, the three most prominant ones being FLKN (Ace Combat Zero's ADF-01 FALKEN), Rckt (Rocket) and of course, Snpr (contrary to belief, it didn't originate from the word Sniper per se, but rather originated from the SPR, or Special Purpose Rifle, a rifle I adored in America's Army 2.6 (Link-Up), an FPS I love simply because it was one of those rare realistic ones- andb ecause you actually had to pass basic training to play online, not to mention advanced training to use snipers properly and access the SF maps. (Despite loving it, I still think that the second stage of SF training is by far the most bullshit I've ever encountered in a game. Took me the equivlent of a week to finally get past all the guards. And I think in AA3 they changed it up. Oh god.)
Of course after joining dA three years ago IIRC (different account which I have since ceased to remember the password or username to/give a damn about) I do like to think the name was influenced by one of the few people I would even dare to fanboy over, *oceanchan
. God. Damn. How. Much. I. Really. Need. To. Get. A. Job. Then I could get all the stuff I discover and still be able to really afford a heap of Oceanchan's stuff. (so far two loveable prints and like five or six keychains and pins, simply because I knew if I went there first I'd blow all my money and would die of regret halfway through the dealer's section at Anime North when I saw all the shit I could have gotten in addition to Oceanchan's stuff had I not spent everything at her booth. xD I would have been in unspeakable pain if I had not gotten the Shakugan no Shana body pillow OvO (Literally, because a month after I got a huge knot in my 'gleutius minimus'- literally the side of my butt- which was really quite painful, especially because the stairs at my school are unforgivingly hard, go up steeper then my house stairs, and are somewhat wider too. I actually considred skipping math for a week because of the amount of pain I was in, but I knew that my mom would more then make up the difference, and then some. (Seriously. Only recently have I been able to stay home with a nosebleed, and that took my an hour and a half of using every psychological warfare tactic I had, all the while STILL leaking blood. (I kid you not my nosebleeds can last upwards of two and a half hours at worst. The average 'best' is an hour. (I've been getting some 10-minutes ones as of the last year and a half. Now I actually like my room humid. (Funny fact: my room is well over normal room temperature, and yet I can still freeze my ass off in there- not just 'feeling' cold but actually being cold. Funnier still, anyone else walks into my room, they immediately recoil 'at how hot it is in here'. Granted, a while of adapting to my room's rather odd climate (I woke up once with FROST on my sheets- with the window barely open and with the frost, however light, extending beyond where you could honestly expect my breath to travel, that is, if I were still as a rock on my back and with my head halfway up the headrest, which is as far from my position as it gets. I swap sides like a madman, and having two well-beaten pillows (people who like 'new pillows'- I can them fat pillows because all my life this house has had a healthy supply of fat ones and thin ones so I grew up thinking manufactures actually made them how I like them. How I realize the manufactures all hate my guts and make fat ones just to piss me off.) to sleep on makes it night impossible to have my head anywhere but in line with my spine (or a normal human's spine, mine always needs at least one good shove at the chiropractors. I think being able to move my head and neck sideways in tandem without moving my shoulders at all isn't all that healthy. xD) so at best my breath hits the very edge. Of course, it's a heavy blanket so you'd think it would be warm, preventing frost. That being said I can wake up absolutely freezing (but still find the outside air freezing like anyone else), leading me to believe that I don't sleep- I just shut down, hence why I never seem to have any body heat whatsoever in the morning.)
MOVING ALONG. (Oh NOW you realize that when I said I can ramble on I wasn't joking. Not even going to say I told you so.
Well you seem to be in luck. I've more or less run out of stuff to say, aside from going into how I write my stories (a long-winded description of how any animated adaption is going nowhere because everything is written to move with the flow of the particular song I was using to help me write at the time. Unless I turn out to be the most charismatic person since Joseph Stalin (and BOY was he charasmatic. Everyone considered him a god and stuff. (Don't even argue with me on this. Not going to say he was evil and not going to say he was good and just. I float in the middle, finding pros and cons with EVERY controversial dictator I care to read about, weather I appear to be a supporter or not. I usually only debate it with people I know aren't going to go balistic, but I don't just sit there and let people crap out propaganda. (My first point being that he/she is no better then 'evil dictators', who, oh look, crapped out propaganda. Hell, the news is propaganda, just a type we don't think is some sort of crime. (Papers/radio/etc aren't allowed to slander people. Know why? Because a lot of people take the news for fact and base their viewpoints in part on what the news say. Just change out all the content with 'die america die' and you've got what most of us call propaganda. It's no different. End of story.)- and somehow get license to use some, I dunno, two hundred songs from almost as many artists, spanning a healthy 160+ years. (And the bulk of which are in anime and games, which is usually a dead-end or are used under license themselves. (BLURRY by Puddle of Mudd for Ace Combat 5, ditto Journey Home by Elizabeth McGywn (I can't remember her full name)
And the other topic would likely be all about my psychology, which is conviently located in chunks or whole pages in several journals.
[is the stupidest idea anyone has ever come up with. Disposable Economy andthe fact that humans are incapable of doing so as a whole aside, peace implies no war, and therefore is the doom of the human race: We have conquered several lethal viruses, and continue to combat them despite their resistance. We have virtually killed Smallpox, a major achievement. Why are these bad? Remember a guy named Charles Darwin? Natural Selection? Guess what? All our advances in medical science ain't doing us shit all in the long run. More of us staying alive means more people, means more births means MORE PEOPLE. We are already ass-deep in population problems. With viral outbreaks few and far between, with the advent of stupid parents hiding their children in bubbles of sterile environments (actually, the fact that this actually increases risk of getting sick, not to mention pissing people like me off because I can't bring a fucking peanut butter sandwitch to school cancels the 'good' this does. (I don't hate people with allergies, I hate their parents if they were born during this Age of Idiots. When I was a kid, I got my face in everything. Hell I ATE A FISTFUL OF CIGARRETS WHEN I WAS THREE (kids are fun until they learn to walk and talk back. God my sister nearly answered nature's call in the corner of my room during her annoying sleepwalking, the likes of which are unheard of in this family.) I ate dirt. I got my ass sick as can be, and I was the carefree five-year old who thought standing up in a wagon was smart until some asshole came over and yanked it as a joke. I got an eyebrowfull of my glasses (fun stuff, lacerations, fun stuff. Funnier still when you learn that's your SECOND brush with Mr. Grim Reaper, the first being during birth for gods sake. (I had to go out the emergency hatch because lucky ol' me had my friggin umbillical cord wrapped around my neck. Fun stuff. I still have that asshole, and I like to laugh at its shriveled, brown existance. (We kept the cord because this was the age where you did that stuff because you ACTUALLY THOUGHT ABOUT YOUR KIDS FUTURE. Fuck I was a few months away from not existing at all. Mother's mother was supposed to quit getting frisky after the first kid. My mom was the fourth. A month later all sorts of shit happened. Fun stuff realizing that you were as far away from not existing as humans were to not evolving.)
Summary: saving lives screws us over. Lovely. Now, with peace, means no war. Bloody pipe dream. No war? Thats's like deer having no natural predador. They'd be outbreeding rabbits. Result? If World War II never happened, there would have been what? Tens of millions to several hundred million more people. Now add seventy years of breeding (2-4 generations depending on locale) and I'm quite sure that we'd have a hell of a lot more than six billion people. Now throw in all the health problems, population density problems, resource problems, etc. Now, please, please, give yourself a vicious slap for ever thinking like a hippie. Yes, it's nice, but do remember world peace would also entail cooperation, meaning Africa and much of Asia would be quite industrialized. Now realize that if China attains First World consumption rates within a comparable ratio to America/UK, the world's pollution levels would effectively DOUBLE. Now throw in India for good measure. Hell I'll even let you do it like we did with China: it's current, post-World War II population and not the 'peaceful utopia' gagglefuck (thank you United States Marine Corps for that word- see? war is useful.) of people. You'd get a healthy boost from there, and especially when you realize those two countries contain, what? A quarter to a THIRD of the world's population. America, with ~300,000 people is polluting enough (not to hate on America, they've done their fair share of reducing it) Just casually add on that almost two billion people. I don't think so. I don't mean to sound like a die-hard tree hugger (yeah, I care my fair share about the environment and STILL call some people tree huggers. I know the limits to what we can actually do without disrupting everyone) but people born 1990+ are going to be the ones facing all this shit. Now I'm fairly certain I'll be long dead, especially if I join the Air Force, but I'd rather not be grouped in a history book alongside all the assholes of my parent's generation. I sure as shit know I can't fix it by myself, and the 'everything counts' only works in numbers, but I'm not gonna dwell on the impossible. I'll do whatever the fuck I can, because half of it is SMART. GAS EFFICENCY. FUCK THIS IS SIMPLE. So what if your car costs ten grand more? YOU'LL SAVE A HELL OF A LOT MORE ON GAS. And most likely on repairs too. Weekly, up here, gas can be %50 a fillup. Two weeks, $100. Add too more zeros (I even made a multiple of ten for laze people) and we're talking 10 grand in 200 weeks, or roughly four years. A good car should last about ten (and that's a BAD car for my family, all of ours have lasted 11, 12, 13 years except the VW Beetle we won in 2000, which only made it nine. (And racked up its first repair bill fifteen minutes after we first used the thing- rock in windshield. Funniest thing was, we were under contract to keep the original windshield (with had a Tabasco decal along the top) for at least a year. Repair costs AND some bickering with VW. Fun times.]
Anyways. I'm really gonna stop adding stuff here now. Been typing for OH LOOK, TWO AND A HALF HOURS. Alright, I lied earlier.... I told ya so!
[Everything Below is from before the dA Update. I'm too lazy right now to fix it up and incorporate it, and I don't want to delete it. Remember, if you die from reading all that text, it's your fault, not mine.
Though I'd love to see someone try to slap me with a manslaughter charge for that. xD That would be worth a week or two of my time...]
First off... My writing style is the uninhibited, go crazy style- requiring that my editor be someone who can actual DEAL with the huge walls of text I spaw forth. Secondly, I specalize in Millitary, Aerospace, and battlefield Romance. Thirdly, I have yet to finish one of my 45+ WIP's. (I get too many good ideas and one-shot partial ideas to have too much time to devote to a single work.)
Onto some other info: I head two unofficial companies, SDD Comics and SDD Works. I also, in writing, head SDD Studios, although that was only created to make my combined front company, S3 Studios, make sense. (SDD Comics didn't fit with Saga Studios and ShadowStudios.)
SDD Comics deals with the bulk of my works, but SDD Works is for the stuff the fuzz would rather me not creating. (Aka all my 18+ stuff. Which is quite a lot, as many of my stories feature mainstay characters from my origonal story, One Man War, where there are two highly 'corrupt' characters- one who likes two lolies, and one who just has an instainable appetite for raep.)
And yes, I have an adult division despite the fact that I am 17. Such is life. (I mainly blame Saga, although I do admit it all started with an innocent google search for hentai- I had seen the word but had no idea what it was, and neither did my parents at the time. Good lord the chaos that followed in the wake swept me in. (I am law-abiding however- I don't search the interwebz like an idiot, thats what I have Panzer for, my stupid lackey.)
Some more random babble: Global Hunter IS in fact a private game, and my friend, who created it, is VERY adamant on not letting anyone else join. its a shame though, as I think the whole world should get to see just how stupid Matt is. (GH started as a fan-made Silent Hunter game, then evolved into a 4:1 scale Earth total battleground, recently spanning into space, and now including Mars, as well as both its moon, Phobos and Demios, as well as the main asteroid belt (complete with interactive Asteroid 243 Ida as well as its moon, Dactyl.) We're working on Global Hunter Public Beta, but seeing as its four people working on it, we don't expect it to be done in any less then 20 years.
And because this is getting rather long (and I'm starting to loose the initial fire of the write) let me say these final words:
-Oceanchan is my instant-happiness formula.
-Six, if you're reading this, I'M TAME DAMMIT. You can stop being so overprotective to Eight girl! (And stop beating on me too! D: )
-I'm looking for a decent English-to-Japanese translation tool that translates words and phrases with a reasonable degree of accuracy, only in alpha-numeric characters rather then Hiragana, Kanji, etc. (mainly due to the rise in ships I have designed for the Imperial Japanese Navy for my novelized version of Global Hunter, and the massive amount of people who lack the right language packs, I'd like to at least still be able to get the mesage across, but still have it readable to everyone. (God forbid if you don't have english installed. Then you're just plain screwed. (But then you wouldn't be reading it in the first place would you? xD)
And on a final note: I could use help translating a word, as well as some suggestions as to regal/glorious-sounding ship names translatable into Latin.
Xfire username: maximillionveers (you need the Asian Font Pack to read the nickname correctly)
Xbox Live Current Subscription: xXxExcelSagaxXx
Welp, thats it for now. I need to get back to work on Puya Neko Shoujo Chu!, my newest creation. (raw translation: Pure Cat Girl *sound of a kiss*!)
Current Residence: Canada
Favourite genre of music: Jpop, Ez Listening, Soft Rock.
Favourite style of art: Anime/Manga-style.
Operating System: Microsoft Small Buisness Server 2003 -.- (FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU)
MP3 player of choice: PSP! (The 100 series. Speakers on the bottom, don't even need headphones)
Wallpaper of choice: Anything Shakugan no Shana, Kurokami, Utawarerumono or Lucky Star.
Favourite cartoon character: Konata-Chan/Shana-chan/Miku-Chan/etc
Personal Quote: If there is no life out there, that's an awful waste of space.