Happy birthday Sammy! Go say happy birthday to ~Kyro100
if you get a chance. Maybe give him some llamas.
My little brother's growing up. He's in high school for Pete's sake!
Sam makes the coolest characters. He doesn't draw OCs, he doesn't write fanfiction, he just makes stories for the love of storytelling. And I think he's pretty good at it. He can start describing a new character and your first thought--thanks to the internet--is 'great, a Mary Sue'. And then he flips it. Completely. He is a studier of tropes and expert trope averter, subverter, and lampshader
. He makes you get attached to characters and then kills them gruesomely. Worse, he believes Anyone Can Die and will illustrate this by not just gruesomely killing beloved characters, but by giving a light, anticlimatic death to the villain the protagonist has been hunting just to screw with them
. They then have to come to grips with the fact that not only is the object of their hate gone, but they are disappointed
that they couldn't give him a more painful ending, leading to an agonized What Have I Become?
moment. What does this mean? It means Sam is a troll
Last night we were discussing something about the villain that he most famously did this with. Zander is a Zabrak (
) villain who's just 2 cool 4 school. He could...almost
...be a good-guy, but it wouldn't be any fun. Anyways, we were discussing characters and I had moved on to another, but Sam hadn't caught that when I said "Whoops, I left out the 'Y' in his name." Deadpan, Sam goes, "What? There is no 'Y' in 'Zander' except 'Y-M-I so sexy?'"
Man oh man I had more to say and I can't remember any of it. Eh, that's what the edit feature's for. I just get all emotional.