To those of you who know me, I used to be known as E-Z B, a pen name which I went by for over 5 years, until I decided that it was time for a change.
Now for the random mumbo jumbo about me:
Name: Bryan (Last name is withheld to protect the innocent)
Age: 38 (January 12, 1984, the very day I entered this crazy world to SPREAD THE SICKNESS! \m/)
Sex: Yes please! Oh...I mean Male!
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: Varies between 145 and 150 lbs.
Location: A small town somewhere in Wisconsin, USA
Occupation: Currently just some regular factory worker, otherwise I'm a heavy metal fan and video gamer
Favorite TV Shows: South Park, Metalocalypse, Headbanger's Ball, Deadliest Warrior, The Walking Dead, Family Guy, Robot Chicken
Hobbies: Playing video games, reading comic books, hanging with friends, going to the movies, sleeping, bowling, writing, going for long walks around town, 'net surfing and listening to heavy metal
Likes: Heavy metal, hot women, comic books, video games, rustic outdoor scenery, pizza, Mountain Dew, making people laugh and smile, sports cars, terrorizing conservatives, my friends, wolves, dragon designs, impressionist art, dogs, History and bowling
Dislikes: Rap music, country music, pop music, boy and girl groups, people who talk shit about me, political and religious conservatism (practically organized religion in general, thanks to those hardcore fundamentalists who say you are going to Hell if you don't believe a certain way that THEY want you to, my psychopathic "aunt," my cousin's ex-wife, being woken up in the middle of a good dream, snobbish rich people, snakes, math, pro-life extremists, the alcohol and tobacco industries, pop-up ads, computer viruses and the FUCKING IDIOTS who create them, rapists, winter weather, and anybody who is stupid enough to support George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson or Ann Coulter!!
What can I say? My life pretty much revolves around a love for heavy metal music and I used to have a LARGE list on here, but now I've compiled what has to be my Top 10 list (and in no particular order):
Metallica (R.I.P. Cliff Burton)
Slayer (R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman)
Pantera (R.I.P. "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott)
Slipknot (R.I.P. Paul Gray)
Lamb of God
Iron Maiden (R.I.P. Clive Burr)
Aww hell...because I can't just settle for 10 Top Bands, I have to include the honorary extra 10 that would follow (Also done in no particular order):
Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath
Black Label Society
As I Lay Dying
Like I've said, I have TOO MANY to list on here!!
My Top 20 Metal Vocalists of all time (in no particular order)
Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne Band)
Rob Halford (Judas Priest, Fight, Halford)
Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)
Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian, Demons and Wizards)
Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual)
King Diamond (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate)
Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)
James Hetfield (Metallica)
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (Cannibal Corpse)
D. Randall Blythe (Lamb of God)
Warrel Dane (Nevermore)
Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy)
Matt Barlow (Iced Earth, Pyramaze)
James LaBrie (Dream Theater)
Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
Peter Steele (Type O Negative)
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
Tom Araya (Slayer)
The scoop with me:
As of right now, "Darkness Arises: Reborn" is my pet project at the moment, which is an upgraded version of the original "Darkness Arises," I figured if Capcom can totally reboot the original Resident Evil, then there's no reason why I can't upgrade my most famous work on here.
I still have the original DA up on this site, but while I've sat back in the past and reflected upon what I did and started thinking of ways I might be able to improve upon what I've already created, hence the re-write.
In addition to "Darkness Arises," I've also got a few stories planned for the "DA universe arc," which include:
"Return to Darkness: The Proteus Strain" - This would be my official sequel to DA-R, which would take place around the same time as "Code: Veronica" and be set in Germany, where Jake and his group must go after a rogue Umbrella scientist seeking to create a virus all his own, which if released into the outlaying areas of course means "the shit hits the fan."
"Downward Spiral: The Road to Raccoon City's Demise" - A prequel, side story and "sort of sequel" to DA-R all rolled into one, which is told through the eyes of R.P.D. S.W.A.T. officer David McGraw, which would basically explain what he's doing while Jake is off elsewhere in the city.
"Springvale Outbreak" - A side story told through the eyes of a determined detective named Angela Cataldo, who is on a mission to bring Jake Cavanaugh to justice. Her mission takes her to nearby Springvale, which at the time is experiencing its own viral outbreak.
"Decisions, Decisions" - For now, that is a working title. This would be another side story to the events of DA-R, where I would try to explain what happens to the other survivors from J's Bar after they are separated from Jake.
"Epilogues of the Damned" - A fic based entirely around epilogues of the major players from the "Darkness Arises" arc, some of them partially inspired by the epilogues seen at the end of "Nemesis."