|Date Joined:||December 10, 2007|
|Date Shut Down:||N/A|
|Schedule:||3 videos a week|
Ángel David Revilla (born 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.
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 and let's plays called "Dross Juega" (Dross plays), one of the characteristics of these videos is the repetitive mention of the word "Coño" (Cunt), which he ferociously screams when he's facing some kind of gaming difficulties.
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.