Hobbies: Collecting (and reading) comics; collecting (and playing with) toys; playing XBox (the best video game sytem ever); reading; writing; sacrificing virgins; military history; extreme bike riding (with the scars to prove it); playing Airsoft; annoying the living hell out of people.
Biography: Who is Brian Savage Peterson? A reasonable question, private. Allow me to explain. Like many of my generation, I grew up on such classic icons as Star Wars, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K., Masters Of The Universe, and most certainly Transformers. The combined vision of Hasbro and their associates was one of the pillars of my childhood, the intellectual property (to use a more common term) that fired my imagination more than any other ever did.
Of course, at that time it was just a "toy" (combined of course with a cartoon and comic), but that never stopped me from playing Transformers from morning to night, either with my action figures or neighbors, or sadly, all by my lonesome. In short - I was born, I got older, but I refuse to grow up.
Claim to fame: Other than this website, which I am extremely proud of, I was the first Military Consultant on the G.I. Joe comic book from Devil's Due Publishing, as well as the first G.I. Joe fan to be employed as a freelance writer on the G.I. Joe Battlefiles titles - and the first G.I. Joe fan to be drawn into the G.I. Joe comic as a G.I. Joe. I have other claims to fame, but I won't bother you with them (as some are secret and others are rather claims to infamy).
Other stuff: I'm very much into reading comics - good ones, mind you, not the majority of the mind-numbing crap that's out there. I also collect action figures, depending on if they fit my version of what's cool and what's not. Generally, it's Transformers and G.I. Joe, with some Microman tossed in for good measure. I collect what I enjoy, though...not what's going to be worth a bundle of money down the road. I live for the now, and not worry about retiring on my toy collection when I'm 50.
I'm also very opinionated - I try not to stuff my opinions down your throat...unless you ask. Then you're in for it. Some people say I'm just an ass, but I like to think it's called shooting straight.
Other stuff you may care about: I am married, I have 2 children, 4 cats ('cause cats rule and dogs drool), I am neither a true atheist nor a religious man, I was in the Army for 12 years, and I have personally been to over 28 countries courtesy of Uncle Sam's Guided Tours. I'm also multi-lingual (some would say a cunning linguist) and actually get excited about sitting down to day long programming session. I shave my head, I listen to a little bit of everything from every genre of music possible - however I prefer metal and country - and my personal choice in footwear are Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars ©, even though the company was purchased by the evil Nike © empire. I have a mad fascination with Japanese culture, and more than a passing fancy for women from the Far East (and I don't mean them big- haired Jersey girls). I am either a conservative Democrat or a liberal Republican, I haven't quite figured it out yet. My mutant power is the ability to recognize a voice on any TV show or film without actually seeing the person.
Ummmm, what else? I was born under a full moon (I was indeed still in a hospital at the time). I enjoy Philly cheesesteaks, chocolate cake, fresh-baked bread and dark thick beer. If I can get all of the above in one meal, I'm very, very happy. I have many tattoos. I used to have a few piercings (before they were cool and everyone plus your mom got them). I read everything and watch the news religiously. My lifeblood is coffee, followed closely by Coke ©. I can sing, act and play several instruments very well, however I am completely incapable of dancing. I was a state-ranked high-school wrestler and I have a rather high intelligence quotent (which doesn't really mean anything except the fact that I can put a bunch of blocks together faster than most people). Lastly, I smoke. Don't like it? Too bad. Oh yeah...that's it.