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So im going to light the first candle in the room, in which I hope others would follow with the same title just different edition. So the idea is we all look for what is the same between ourselves in what we like and dislike; And since I have 702 people who seem to think im a pretty decent ass hole :-D. I figure its time to open up of the Gerd (Geek/Nerd) that I am. Before ive done an evolution of a fan basically talking about how I evolved over the decades within comics, video games and tv/movies. Now its time to explore where do I sit in this ocean of fandom. The questions were created by several co workers at my work place who I will not divulge.
Well anyone who has read my blogs or reviews can say without a doubt im a huge He-man fanatic, I have currently reviewed the most recent revamp of the series that DC has made an attempt at doing. Outside of that I do have a regular pull list that spans across publishers, so my taste in comics can be particular but all the same I love it because of the great stories.
What do you like to read in Comics? In terms of what I like to read, I tend to stick more to classic elements of super heroes and hero genre. But I am not finding i also like series that are not afraid to make fun of themselves. More and more right now ive been reading series that have been re telling classic tales or of old shows. Eg: TMNT, Flash Gordon Zeitgeist, The Shadow, Buffy, Transformers, Ghostbusters, and of course He-man.
Where does one stand on the digital comics frontier? Honestly I enjoy comics as a whole and with digital comics its a great way and cheap too if you want to get people hooked on a new series. If I was starting off my own comic I would sell it to Red5 and have them put it out as a digital only download for a $1 and see where we go from there. of course if I did that Id let everyone on comicvine get a heads up first before It hits Diamond Previews. I find Digitals are good for independent writers and artists. its great for people who live out far away from comic stores. But the other hand I still prefer a hand held piece.
Where does Troy (Trodorne) sit on the idea of the big 2? well I used to be marvel when I first started out, with also the flash. But now i would say im reading less and less marvel as most of their stories seem cheap; Not all of them are, I love Dan Slott doing Amazing Spider-man, and X-factor has been very interesting, I was never into it until a fellow viner pointed me to the series. Mutant Investigators and i loved the idea. But now with the DC 52 ive been getting back into DC with 5 titles mainly and moving more into the indy shelves. its easy when you work in a comic store.
How does Comics affect my life? I love comics to death. I get a child like glee from just talking about them in what if battles. sometimes I can ruin it by bringing logic into discussions which is my bad. But I never ever ever get tired of talking about comics. Half of my discussions at my places of operations are mostly comic related. Comics inspire me to be creative on a daily basis. if im not using my mind im absolutely useless. With sites like Comicvine where I can go to just be myself its also great to listen to people who have things to say on the genre itself.
Do you watch alot of movies? or very little?. I don't watch alot of the modern movies. My interest in them is fairly small; Any movies that I do watch are either old ones and mostly are comedies like Caddy Shack, Mel Brooks films, or slap stick like Naked Gun or Airplane. Classic westerns from the 60's or 70's are great as well. I love the music from them.
What about tv shows? I don't watch too much anymore because I watch all my shows online for free. So with my busy work schedule i catch up on my Supernatural, Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Sons of Anarchy, Futurama, some discovery channel programs. Love me the shark week. I hate reality tv shows, its all about the story and the characters that gets me to watch. Also forgot to mention anything on HBO is awesome. I miss Deadwood though.
Do you have a favored series? No one in particular, there are the classic series I do love. Dr.Who is always great.... im not sure.
Here this varies as well but where to start can depend on many things. mainly im a retro gamer. classic 8-bit graphics are still awesome to this day and difficult as all hell. People talk about how they cleared a game in 20 hours or 40 hours. yeah well try getting to the end of Mario Bros. lets see how long you last until you decide to quit, Yeah that is what I thought; And im like a man who is in a abused relationship, I keep coming back to Ghouls and Ghosts for the NES, thank god its on the wii cause it saves where I last left off in the game. I HATE THAT GAME SO MUCH. its like its mocking me every time i die and showing me how far I still am from the end of the game.
What genre do I often play? Rpg is what I would like to say but since 1997 when the Jrpg started making itself more predominant towards anime fans, I began to lose interest cause the anime cartoons were way to bubbly and over the top and it turns me off to the story and all the characters in the story fell into classic cookie cutter arch types. Example: Grandia 2 for the Sega Dreamcast. My buddy Calvin and I sat down after we finally beat the game. And I was saying lines before they were said on what each character was going to say before they said it. its how predictable JRPG's are. But mostly I like classic platforms or farming games like Rune Factory or Harvest moon, I can tolerate them as long as i ignore the useless dialogue.
Do you play often? Not anymore i play once in a while. Ive branched off from video games and now focus on board games and table top role playing games. I find I have more freedom and interaction with both. Ive been tempted recently to get back into World Of Warcraft because of the new Kung Fu Panda expansion. Tempted but think if I can get a group together I would rather Role play a game of it. I don't play FPS's anymore, due to my insane rage that I get when nothing I do works right. Im a newbie at that genre and will never pick up a controller again for that.
GENERAL HOBBIES/ INTERESTS!:
What do you do mainly when you are alone? ....... I don't think that is very PG for me to answer. best thing I can say is I love to write or think of stories. Before I started working full time I spent my saturdays working with kids and running campaign stories with them to save the world and what not in a special Pathfinder session. I do some reviews and blogs when I can on Comicvine as well as anywhere else. I love to create and writing is the best way I feel I can do that. I also like to flirt with women, I'm a man and I can't help it.
What does your Loved one think of your hobbies? Im currently single, Have not met many women who were open to my EXTREME Gerdism (Copyright). But hey I think that I might get lucky and meet someone at the local comic con. ;-)
Social Media? You in? or Out? Well im on comic vine so I guess that would count as an In. Facebook I check once a day to see any news from friends or family mainly. Twitter I just have for the sake of it just existing. But Trodorne is not exactly top of the line brand name I try to strive for. But I want to keep up with it and learn what is new. I try it out and if its good or maybe innovative or if it seems like this weeks ice cream flavor then I just drop it. I don't need any of it.
Do you get along with others of similar genres? OF COURSE! what a ridiculous thing to ask. I mean come on, When you feel alone sometimes because it seems like no one understands your passion for fiction like you I embrace anyone who loves comics, classic movies and even Anime and manga. despite the fact I do not like Anime and I don't read manga; I support the fans of them any ways. As long as people are passionate about it. I'll be there with a Thumbs up and a huge ass grin. :-D.
If you could do anything and get away with it, What would it be? Id dress like a Knight in full plate armor and look for my lady and kill a dragon.... okay maybe not a dragon but more like a throng of kobalds. I hate kobalds... kobalds hate kobalds. That or wear my Nightwing outfit at night and kick some gangs asses, why? cause I know martial arts and have weapons training. I don't know the idea of saving someones life while putting my life in harms way seems like a noble cause even if it is stupid, Id do it in a heart beat.
So in closing this is who I am and I would like to evolve or not change at all. As long as I still love doing what I am doing I don't think I want to change. Sure I am not living the lavish lifestyle of 6 figure job, but still I would not give up any of my hobbies just to please others. I respect people of the writing and drawing communities as well as everyone on Comicvine for being supportive of each other. And that is the best we can be. I hope you all enjoyed this little glimpse into the man that is me.
I would like to offer to any or all comic viners who read this to do a blog similar to this. You may notice some of the questions that are in bold and underlined. use those questions in your blog to tell us about yourself. If you want add a question or two. I and maybe everyone else want to know more about you and what makes you tick. PM me if you are going to make one cause I'll attach it to this blog in terms of a link.
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