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Gender: Male
Country: Derry, Maine. Although that seems to be a city and a state. USA.
Favorite Pokémon: Charizard, Rattata, Furret, Gengar, Alakazam, Pumpkaboo, Giratina, Zoroark, Scolipede, Typhlosion, Nidoking, Lugia, Tentacruel, Mew, Lucario, Dragonite, Torkoal, Ursaring, Beartic, Blastoise, Carracosta, Crobat, Stoutland, Persian, Mega Ampharos, Eevee, Grumpig, Beedrill, Dugtrio, Darkrai, Slowking
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About me: I love to read Stephen King.
Pennywise will return again!
All hail the Crimson King!

Now for some of my favorites in various forms of entertainment:

Top 10 Books: It, State of Fear, Prey, Jurassic Park, The Dark Tower 4: Wizard and Glass, 11/22/63, Hearts in Atlantis, The Stand, Ender's Game, Dreamcatcher

Top 5 Classics: Anything written by H.P. Lovecraft, Flowers for Algernon, 1984, Dracula, The Great Gatsby

Top 10 Manga: Berserk, anything by Junji Ito, Monster, Gantz, 20th Century Boys, Battle Royale, Parasyte, Tokyo Ghoul, Akira, Petshop of Horrors

Top 5 Webcomics: Girly, Homestuck, Misfile, Red String, Tripp

Top 30 Movies:  Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, The Matrix, The Shawshank Redemption, Up, Aliens, Good Will Hunting, Fight Club, Dances with Wolves, District 9, Tombstone, The Simpsons Movie, The King's Speech,  Toy Story 3, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Spirited Away, The Shining, Whisper of the Heart, Castle in the Sky, The Avengers, 28 Days Later, Patton, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Top 10 TV Shows: Breaking Bad, Seinfeld, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, The Simpsons, Futurama, X-Files, Black Mirror, House of Cards, Sons of Anarchy

Top 5 Bands: Blue Oyster Cult, Simon&Garfunkel, Iron Maiden,  ELO, Spoon

Top 50 Songs: Don't Fear the Reaper, Astronomy, I Am a Rock, American Pie, Pet Sematary, The Sound of Silence, Highway to Hell, Doctor Doctor, The Boxer, Turn to Stone, Blue Collar Man, The Stand, Another Heart Calls, The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine, Rainmaker, Come Sail Away, One Final Effort, Think I'm In Love, Where Eagles Dare, Flight of Icarus, Run To The Hills, Sign of the Gypsy Queen, Sweet Talkin' Woman, War, Powerslave, Twilight Zone, Stairway to Heaven, The Wicker Man, My Little Town, Take Me Away, Build That Wall, Homeward Bound, Strength, Solsbury Hill, Scarborough Fair, The Number of the Beast, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Burnin' For You, Setting Sail Coming Home, A Hazy Shade of Winter, 2 Minutes To Midnight, Two Tickets to Paradise, Joan Crawford, Mrs. Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Move Along, Mr. Blue Sky, Don't Stand so Close to Me, The Diary of Horace Wimp, Every Breath You Take

Top 50 Video Games: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Paper Mario, Pokemon, Braid, Bioshock, Halo 3, Gears of War 3, Chrono Trigger, Halo 4, Halo 2, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Bioshock Infinite, Gears of War 2, Metroid Prime, Bioshock 2, Batman: Arkham City, Assassin's Creed 2, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Alan Wake, Mario Kart WII, Super Mario 64, Portal 2, Portal, Bastion, Animal Crossing, Rise of Nations, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Kirby AirRide, Pikmin 2, Jade Empire, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Age of Mythology, Super Mario Sunshine, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Super Smash Bros Melee, Star Wars: Battlefront II, Hearthstone, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, Star Wars: Empire at War, Far Cry 3, Heroes of Might and Magic 3

Top 25 Comic Book Protagonists: Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Rorschach, James Gordon, The Comedian, Rick Grimes, Doctor Strange, Wolverine, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Hulk, Carl, Death of the Endless, Swamp Thing, Punisher, V, Spider Jerusalem, Michonne,  Timothy Hunter, Simon Dark, Dream of the Endless, Lucifer, Deadpool, Green Arrow, The Spectre

Top 25 Comic Book Antagonists: Joker, Venom, Ozymandias, Doctor Doom, Deathstroke, Negan, Riddler, Norman Osborn, Mr. Freeze, Loki, Ra's al Ghul, Two-Face, Mandarin, Scarecrow, Bane, Count Vertigo, Victor Zsasz, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, The Governor, Lincoln Red Crow, Herr Kleiser, Thanos, Conquest, Magneto

Signature Pokemon: Haunter (Fossil)
Signature Trainer: Super Energy Removal
Signature Energy: Recycle Energy
Signature Decks: Damage Swap and Giovanni

Coolest Pokemon Characters: Blaine, Riley, Giovanni

"I agree with what you're trying to do. What I don't agree with is the way you go about doing it."-trachy
"Reference, not rhetoric."-Michael Crichton
"Nothing is impossible. Some things are less likely than others, that's all."-Twilight Zone
"You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."-Obi-Wan Kenobi, in reference to the Internet
"I am a monument to all your sins."-Gravemind of Delta Halo
"Winter is Coming."-Lord Eddard Stark
"Allons-y!"-The Doctor
"Hax!"-any unskilled player

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For anybody interested in playing Magic the Gathering Arena, here are four decks I would suggest building towards. Choose one and use your wildcards to obtain the pieces for it. Each of the builds is only one way to make the deck, and you can use a variety of alternate cards. The decks I give are just a suggested baseline. In Magic Arena, there are Wildcards which can be traded for any card of the corresponding rarity. Managing your wildcards is important to having a fun and effective Magic Arena experience.

Mono-Blue Aggro: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1420014#paper
- This is an aggressive deck, the easiest of the decks I'll list to build towards. It requires no mythics, no nonbasic lands, only a few rares are needed, and it has a good split of commons and uncommons so your wildcard usage isn't skewed too much. The deck is probably the least competitive of the four decks I listed, but it can still put up a good game against the top meta decks. Gameplay with the deck has you play a bunch of cheap, difficult to block creatures and protect them using your countermagic while building up a board presence fueled by card draw.

Izzet Drakes: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1460962#paper
-This deck is an aggressive deck that works a bit like a combo deck. The plan is to play a bunch of cantripping (for new players, that means a cheap spell that draws you a card, effectively replacing itself) in order to fuel your drakes. You also want to dump your Phoenix into the graveyard and have an explosive turn where you cast three spells and bring back all your Phoenix. The only rares required are the lands, which can be replaced with tapped lands or just with basics while you wait for the Rare Wildcards you need. The Phoenix are integral to the deck, and require Mythic wildcards. However, going up to the full four Enigma Drake in the meantime while you wait for your playset of Phoenix is still a viable deck. The deck uses a lot of commons, which is good, since these next two decks are very uncommon heavy. This is the second easiest deck to build towards.

Golgari Midrange: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1436045#paper
-This is the deck I am using right now. I have not gotten all the Wildcards I need to finish the deck. Ideally, I would have +1 Carnage Tyrant, +1 Vraska's Contempt, +3 Overgrown Tomb, and +2 Woodland Cemetery with taking out -1 Ravenous Chupacabra, -1 Midnight Reaper, -3 Forest, and -2 Swamp. The deck is midrange, which means decently aggressive but able to play the control game. It uses the Explore mechanic to filter through the deck to the cards needed, and has powerful planeswalkers and removal options. The deck is very Uncommon focused, as Merfolk Branchwalker, Ravenous Chupacabra, and Wildgrowth Walker are all key cards. It also needs rares though, between the lands and the Find // Finality. Mythic wise, you get one Carnage Tyrant from the decks you are given by the game early on, so that's nice, and the others aren't as important and can be mixed and matched with the other Vraska from Guilds of Ravnica. There are plenty of cards that can be put into the deck while you wait for the wildcards, and a GB Midrange deck can be functional very early on while the other decks will take a while to get going, although it takes longer to get to it's highest point than Mono-Blue or Izzet.

Boros Aggro: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1460878#paper
-A very fast deck, and arguably the strongest deck in the meta right now (although since Standard is in a very healthy place right now, there are many decks that can compete and win against this deck). It is very easy to play, you basically just keep on swinging. You can go with more of a Mono-White build while you wait for your RW lands, also meaning you can wait on Aurelia. You might still want to splash Red for Heroic Reinforcements though, because it is a very powerful card. Spend your mythics on History of Benalia first and your rares on Benalish Marshal and then Legion's Landing. Tocatli Honor Guard is a meta card, it completely hoses Golgari Midrange but can be bad against other decks. This is the hardest deck to build towards, but not much more than Golgari Midrange.
Nov 12 by trachy
First time I actually read your wall; relizes your the most "cultured" person I know by having all 3 Bioshock's and Chrono Trigger in best games (and a lot more stuff, but those are the most rare I see in particular) :P

Don't mind me. I post on random walls when bored with life... :P
Oct 19 by Stakatacool
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Aug 15 by melcakes
Pikachu, Dugtrio, Charizard, Clefable, Gyarados, Venusaur
Aug 10 by trachy
hay friend
Jul 9 by melcakes
I like gligurr the best. Uh, I mean he-who-must-not-be-named. Also known to most users as the “Satanic pathological liar” of Pokémon Database thats name is tabooed. Wait, what were we talking about?
Jun 30 by EvilTwinNeedle™️
What do you like better? JP or Prey. I think Prey is better since the ending is really good
Jun 29 by Octazooka
V that grammar e.e V
Jun 26 by Nuivo