Hey all! Final Fantasy
and Ratchet & Clank
are my home wikis, but you can find me around as an admin on many. I'm a member of the unofficial New Wiki Order
team, where I help wikis with the team in a larger capacity. I was also both a Vanguard
(while the team was running) and early Fandom Wiki Representative
(early on, until IRL issues got in the way), so I'll be able to help a lot with your wiki's HTML, CSS, and portability. Aside from that, I'm an occasional contributor/lurker all around.
Feel free to give a shout on my talk page
or find me on Discord at Technobliterator#1311
if you need anything!
The following are just a few of the wikis I have a big presence on.
|Final Fantasy Wiki (sysop)
||Joined the site in 2013, and performed several overhauls of the site, including changing layouts, renaming almost all of the pages, redoing the infoboxes and navboxes from scratch, and writing many of the articles
|Ratchet & Clank Wiki (bcrat)
||Was my first wiki in 2009, but I didn't become really involved until taking over as bcrat years later; now responsible for rewriting a lot of the pages, as well as for creating the infoboxes
|Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 Wiki (founder)
||Founded the wiki in 2018 due to my love of Insomniac Games and of Spider-Man, and helped shape how the wiki looks
|Jak and Daxter Wiki (bcrat)
||Basically learned most things on this wiki, and these days am still involved with how the site looks
|Kingdom Hearts Wiki (bcrat)
||I do a few things here and there, but don't have as large of a role as on other places
On most wikis I have a large presence on, I have been responsible for:
- Writing/rewriting pages for topics that interest me
- Major design aspects of the wiki (the theme/skin, the main page, infobox/navbox/template design, etc.)
- Creating and maintaining the biggest templates, either using Lua or wikitext (or Portable Infoboxes)
- Large pywikibot jobs to reorganize the wiki, whether it be page names, links, categories, files, or other large overhauls
- Performing maintenance of the SpecialPages
I joined Fandom (known then as Wikia) in 2009. As a huge geeky teenager with a Ratchet & Clank obsession, I was looking to build the best information resource on the web, until I found that one already existed: the Ratchet & Clank Wiki. I was very bad when I started there (it wasn't until around sevem years later that I became a bureaucrat and rewrote most of the wiki), until I joined the Jak and Daxter Wiki, where I learned most of the ropes. Later, my love of the Final Fantasy series took me to the Final Fantasy Wiki, which became my biggest job (and challenge) yet. I became an administrator at least a year or two later.
After this, I joined the Community Council, and then the Vanguard team. Later, the Jak and Daxter Wiki team formed an unofficial group, which we facetiously named New Wiki Order; as we'd polished and improved almost every aspect possible on the Jak and Daxter Wiki (which had otherwise stagnated due to no new games), we decided to take what we'd learned polishing an old wiki and take it to wikis that hadn't had the chance to apply the same attention to detail as they were a bit preoccupied on covering every new release. This meant taking over templates, Lua modules, CSS, and policies that we'd worked on. One of these wikis was one I founded, the Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4 game) Wiki. I was hugely excited that my favorite videogame developer since childhood were making a game based on my favorite superhero since childhood, so I had to get on that!
My first ever videogame was Crash Bandicoot: Warped, on the first PlayStation, which I honestly loved a little too much. Later, my parents bought me a PlayStation 2, my first ever videogame console. I played a few games, but it was Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando where I completely fell in love with the hobby. The game is a real blend of genres, so I got to experience bits of everything. Became obsessed with the series, along with Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy and Sly 2: Band of Thieves.
Later, my cousin showed me two games from his childhood that I once again completely fell in love with: Final Fantasy VII and the first Metal Gear Solid. Needless to say, I went on to play every mainline entry of both series, and still replay the games all the time to this day. Final Fantasy became my favorite series, with Final Fantasy VI and Final Fantasy XII being my two favorites, while Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater easily became my favorite game of all time.
My favorite genre of music is hip hop, with a focus on West Coast hip hop from the pre-2000s (2Pac, Dr. Dre, etc.). While I do like other styles of music, hip hop is what I always end up coming back to. Not only do I love it sonically, but there's something powerful, authentic, and defiant about it, and the ability of its artists to tell stories is unique. Outside hip hop, in particular I love Daft Punk and Bob Marley. I'm also a big fan of musical theater, and love performing on stage.
As far as films go, I grew up with the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films, along with Star Wars. While I don't get the chance to watch a whole lot of films, I do enjoy the Marvel Cinematic Universe, mostly due to Guardians of the Galaxy. My favorite films are The Matrix, Terminator 2, Empire Strikes Back, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Pulp Fiction.
For TV, I have watched a small amount of shows. My favorite show by far is Futurama, not even close. I also really love Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Star Wars The Clone Wars and other animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and a few DC animated shows here and there. Harley Quinn was hilarious! So really, anything lighthearted with good humor, but also with a compelling message and theme beneath the surface, is good for me.