David L. Riley - Writer
Dave was inspired in his formative years by such fine
cinematic works as Bladerunner and Robocop.
Throughout his primary education it seemed that the American
mainstream media was absolutely obssessed with robots, especially
the kind that aren't too friendly to their creators.
This, of course, inspired a long standing fear and hatred
of all things mechanical in the young man, something that
was only exacerbated when he came upon assorted works of Japanese
animation such as Bubblegum Crisis and Ghost in
the Shell. Now firmly convinced that the only good robot
was a dead robot, Dave tromped his way out in the world to
start a crusade against a foe that only exists in Isaac Asimov
novels and movies by James Cameron.
Aside from a few (excessively lame) short stories, Dave had
no real writing experience upon metriculating out of high
school. But, during his year-long hiatus from college, the
combination of a steady paycheck and some terribly bad (really,
just awful) anime caused him to direct his fervor to the only
outlet that might actually listen to him: the internet.
Unfortunately they haven't listened... in 1999 Dave founded
a horrendously bad personal website that would eventually
become the fan-service.org.
Fan-service was (and still is!) around because anime and videogaming
culture takes itself way too seriously. Originally just a
repository for Dave's lackluster "reviews", it soon
grew to encompass such silly things as cooking
pictures, and columns about transsexual
video game characters.