The Creators of the 4th Robotech War
Jeffrey R. Spillner (AIM Skull0023)- An aviation enthusiast and anime guru, Jeff has been studying for his instrument rating for the past three months. Initially brought into the world of anime in 1992 by Robotech, he quickly expanded his horizons to include many other anime such as Dominion and Project A-Ko. After several years of the intense anime study and lack of actual anime, Jeff graduated from Minnechaug Regional High School and began classes at Daniel Webster College (where the fun never starts) majoring in flight operations. There he quickly meet many other anime fans who he made into full fledged otaku. During college he began to delve much deeper into physics and astronomy as well as working on his private certification.
The origins of the 4th Robotech War date back to 1995 when several of his friends began working on their own Star Trek designs. Not being into Star Trek that much, he sought to port the SDF-01 into the Star Trek universe and found the Robotech Reference Guide (then the Robotech Technical Files Homepage) and began amassing stats from that site. In 1997, he began initial work the Raptor-class and new SDF vessels which would become the foundation for this universe. After deleting the wrong file (grrrr) he lost nearly everything he had worked on. However, as from death comes life, this accident made him rewrite every file and pointed out many mistakes he had made before. Originally titled the 5-Star Technical Files Homepage (to coincide with a never completed fan fic cursed by a lack of writing skills), the page while not receiving a lot of attention, kept him busy. At college the pace of work on the page picked up and after several discussions with Rev Perez and Peter Walker, changes were made to the site. In creating a Robotech RPG campaign at college, he decided that inserting the Macross universes into the Robotech would bring a unique aspect to the Robotech World and create and excellent campaign backdrop.
Jeff currently does 90% of the grunt work for the page and is the driving force behind most of its files. He currently resides in Columbus Ohio working at a Pizza Shop while attending night classes and taking aviation lessons. Owner of a very extensive anime and J-Pop music collection, music videos, and clips along with a very, how should I say, unique knowledge of anime, Jeff is probably the most knowledgeable otaku I know (who else do I know that knows anime from the 1960's all the way to today).
|Anime||J-Pop||Manga||Movies (non anime)||Books||Music||Airplanes (Real)||2D Girls|
|Macross / Robotech||Move||Ghost in the Shell||Gladiator||Hamlet||Creed||Boeing B314||Lynn Minmay (DYRL)|
|Neon Genesis Evangelion||Two Mix||Adolf||Ben Hur||Red Storm Rising||BBVD||Boeing B377||Misa Hayase|
|Mobile Suit Gundam||X Japan||Gundam 0079||Top Gun||Rise and Fall of the Third Reich||Enya||F-14 Tomcat||Rei Ayanami|
|Princess Mononoke||Animetal||Galaxy Express 999||Starship Troopers||Robotech Novels||Garbage||F-16 Falcon||Belldandy|
|Future GPX Cyber Formula||Mari Iijima||Slam Dunk||The Hunt for Red October||Turtledove's World War Series||Ben Folds Five||F4U Corsair||Yukino Miyazawa|
|Space Battleship Yamato||TM Revolution||Area 88||James Bond (Any)||Pacific War||Goo Goo Dolls||Boeing 747SP||Ami Mizuno|
|Rurouni Kenshin||Fire Bomber||Battle Angel||Airport||The Red Baron||Madonna||Fokker DrI||Natsuki Mogi|
|Martian Successor Nadeisco||Gackt||Dominion||Ran||Shockwave||Beethoven||Cessna 172R||Matoko Kusangi|
|Dominion Tank Police||TM Network||Appleseed||Iron Eagle||Art of War||Enigma||A6M Reisen||Nuku ^ 2|
|Initial D||Malice Mizer||Ah! My Goddess||Das Boot||Book of the Five Rings||Queen||B-17 Flying Fort.||Saila Mass|
Ron Ferrara -
Why am I here? Well,
the simple answer is that I know more about Gundam than Jeff does, so he uses my
help with pretty much everything Gundam-related. I’m way too damn anal about my Gundam info, everything
needs to be right. I’m also a
former United States Marine, where I served as a 0331 machinegunner.
Oh yeah, I also know more about weapons than Jeff does, so he asks me
questions there too. Who else could
estimate the weight of a 120mm AP round from a MMP-78 Zaku II machinegun?
Jeff a bigger otaku than me? Not a chance. Hell,
I’m growing my hair long so I can achieve “bishounen” status and get
chicks like all those other pretty boys. I
dunno, it works in anime, so I’ll give it a shot in real life.
I’m also planning to color it all blue once I get that meter-long braid
I want. I also use Japanese in
normal speech, not just when talking anime.
Ask Mike, he’ll say he knows I always answer the phone, “Moshi moshi?”
I’m also the smartest one of the bunch.
176 IQ (OK, that was my max, I recently re-tested and got a 171) means I
question EVERYTHING. I philosophize quite a bit (as my parents would call it,
“me and my theories”), and yes, I DO have an answer for everything.
Everything but the infamous, “So, what are you going to do with your
life?” Oh goddess, I hate that
damned question. To quote Treize
Khushrenada, “It’s not that a pure person has no direction, it’s that
their mind is free.” So go stick
that up your ass. If only I could
paid to think…
Yes, I am a bit odd as well. Eccentric really. A
general pain-in-the-ass and professional annoyance. No, I don’t leave the house much. Yes, I am fine with that.
I’m far too busy doing other things.
I run the 3rd largest (by content) English Mobile Suit Gundam
webpage on the internet, and I’ve already written a book, a screenplay,
various scientific theories, many personal letters and notes, short stories, a
400 page technical schematic for a plausible mobile suit, and even a porno.
Does that sound busy enough for you?
I’m heavily weird. Of
course, most geniuses are. Einstein
had seven sets of the same clothes, so when he woke up in the morning he
wouldn’t have to think about what he was going to wear (OK, so E equals MC…
where’d I put that tie?). You’d
think intelligent people would be normal, but the thing is we know enough to
enjoy life while it’s still around. So
I act my shoe size and not my age and I still get away with quite a bit.
No, I’m not modest because I see it as a weakness not a strength.
Those who don’t talk about themselves simply have nothing interesting
to say. And in a society where you
need to “sell” yourself on paper to get a job, you’d think more people
would expound their virtues, but they don’t.
And yes, I question the need for a resume as well.
What a crock.
|M16A2 service rifle w/ M203 40mm grenade launcher||Slayers||Megumi Hayashibara||Battle Angel Alita||Shakespeare|
|M249 SAW||Saber Marionette||Masami Okui||Slayers||Making The Corps|
|M2 .50 cal “Ma Deuce”||El-Hazard||Two-Mix||El-Hazard||Dante (Inferno, Puratory, and Paradise)|
|Mk-19 40mm machinegun||Mobile Suit Gundam||Animetal||Mobile Suit Gundam||The SAS Survival Handbook|
|M82A Barrett .50 BMG sniper rifle||Rurouni Kenshin||Romantic Mode||Oh My Goddess!||my old boot-camp ‘knowledge’|
|Record of Lodoss War||TM Revolution||Rurouni Kenshin||Marine Special Warfare and Elite Unit Tactics|
|Key The Metal Idol||L-sama||Tenchi Muyo||Sun Tzu’s The Art of War|
|Oh My Goddess!||Porno Graffiti||Ghost in the Shell||those stupid DOOM novels because I was a huge DOOM fan|
|Neon Genesis Evangelion||Yoko Kanno||Sanctuary||CQB (Close Quarters Battle)|
|Reserved for many, many animes||Miho (Key The Metal Idol singer)||Golgo 13||the bible (not because I’m a bible-thumper, but just
because I like to match those damn religious freaks when I try to denounce
the existence of God)
Michael Bornstein -
Joshua Bernard -