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Ángel David Revilla (born July 16, 1982) known as DrossRotzank is a Venezuelan journalist, writer and humorist, who also has a YouTube channel. He was born in Caracas and his current place of residence is Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He used to write humorous and satirical articles on his blog, "El Diario de Dross" (Dross' Diary), he used to write about usually controversial subjects, such as politics, religion, science, urban tribes, etcetera. He opened his blog on 2005, when he was 23 years old, but more archaic versions of El Diario de Dross were online since 1998.
In 2008 he started making videos on YouTube, the first ones were a sort of "extra" for some of his articles, but when he made the video "Dross Plays I Wanna Be The Guy" and it got good reception, he made the decision to start uploading videos more frequently, later focusing on creepy stories on 2013.
Sooner than later, Dross started uploading videblogs, giving his opinion on viral and/or relevant subjects; always with a bit of his usual dark humor. His most known videoblogs are about religion and science.
He's recently making videos narrating creepypastas, real stories, and some internet storys, for example haunted hospitals, and even goes that far to talk about youtube channels, like the channels that make urban exploration or so.
The Origin of the Character
The story of his character, Dross, goes back to when he used to be a troll at popular spanish forums, such as Vandal and Meristation. His nickname was adopted when he first signed up at Vandal, and it's based on the WWF fighter, Warren Droz, but he misspelled "Droz" and wrote "Dross" instead. As his posts on the forum were very succesful, he decided to keep it anyway.
He said that some people associated his character with himself, that Dross' modus operandi was the same as Ángel's. But he said that his character, the one that will kill you slowly and painfully if you don't give him your virgins, is very different from his actual self, just a humble and mostly normal person.
He aslo answered in an interview with TNX Magazine: Power
- How similar is Dross to yourself?
- As similar as Dr. Jekyll is to Mr. Hyde; distant, but dangerously close.
As a writer
Aside from his job as a humorist, he's also a writer, he claims to have written 5 books, some of which are: an autobiography, in which he talks about his inspirations as a comedian and writer, and how he managed to be so popular on the web. And other one is called " The Feast of Blasphemy ", of which he hasn't talked too much about.
He also two short stories, " Black Carnival " and " The War of Ysaak ", both of them were sent to different editors around the globe. the first episodes of "Black Carnival" can be found on his blog, where a comple te version of The War of Ysaak is also available.
Other short tales and novels such as "The Pimp King", "Difficult Times", "The Legend of the Knight" and "The Shadows from below" also dwell the Stories section of his online home.
List Of Subscriber Milestones
Ángel Hit 50,000 Subscribers On May 20, 2011.
Ángel Hit 75,000 Subscribers On September 28, 2011.
Ángel Hit 100,000 Subscribers On January 8, 2012.
Ángel Hit 200,000 Subscribers On June 13, 2012.
Ángel Hit 300,000 Subscribers On October 16, 2012.
Ángel Hit 400,000 Subscribers On December 25, 2012.
Ángel Hit 500,000 Subscribers On February 7, 2013.
Ángel Hit 600,000 Subscribers On March 27, 2013.
Ángel Hit 700,000 Subscribers On May 19, 2013.
Ángel Hit 800,000 Subscribers On July 23, 2013.
Ángel Hit 900,000 Subscribers On September 26, 2013.
Ángel Hit 1 Million Subscribers On November 10, 2014.
Ángel Hit 2 Million Subscribers On February 19, 2014.
Ángel Hit 3 Million Subscribers On May 22, 2014.
Ángel Hit 4 Million Subscribers On September 11, 2014.
Ángel Hit 5 Million Subscribers On January 29, 2015.
Ángel Hit 6 Million Subscribers On June 8, 2015.
Ángel Hit 7 Million Subscribers On November 4, 2015.
List Of Video View Milestones
Ángel Hit 10 Million Video Views On July 8, 2011.
Ángel Hit 25 Million Video Views On March 31, 2012.
Ángel Hit 50 Million Video Views On October 12, 2012.
Ángel Hit 75 Million Video Views On February 21, 2013.
Ángel Hit 100 Million Video Views On July 27, 2013.
Ángel Hit 200 Million Video Views On March 13, 2014.
Ángel Hit 300 Million Video Views On May 13, 2014.
Ángel Hit 400 Million Video Views On July 23, 2014.
Ángel Hit 500 Million Video Views On September 16, 2014.
Ángel Hit 600 Million Video Views On November 16, 2014.
Ángel Hit 700 Million Video Views On January 23, 2015.
Ángel Hit 800 Million Video Views On March 23, 2015.
Ángel Hit 900 Million Video Views On May 10, 2015.
Ángel Hit 1.0 Billion Video Views On June 26, 2015.
Ángel Hit 1.1 Billion Video Views On August 18, 2015.
Ángel Hit 1.2 Billion Video Views On October 21, 2015.