Bornes's avatar

Gender: Male

Birthday: 10/05/1987

Personal Website


Posts per Day: 3.16

Total Posts: 9118

Latest Posts

Links Out

All Gaia online storyline comics presented in webcomic-like navigation.

Travel Map
All the places I've been around the world.

Les Quatre Bornes video/trailer.

Soul Calibur V: Q Vs. Eisefin
Round One; Two

Profile Archive

Social Media Profiles
RP Repository // FA // FA (Q art only) // FA (other OC Art) // Weasyl // AMV

My Skype is Q.Bornes
Feel free to IM me any time.

Recent Visitors


About Me

tl;dr version:

(text last updated 23 October 2013)


Hello! I'm Q. You can call me Q or B, doesn't matter. I come off kind of intimidating in the forums, but really I am super approachable, I promise! Feel free to PM or comment me.

I joined Gaia on Jan 31, 2004. I'm now 26 years old. I've done a lot with my life.
I have experience with horses, teaching, mentoring, and all sorts of random odd jobs.
I've traveled to many places around the world.
I have a degree in video production. I've been editing video as a hobby since 2002. I had a brief professional stint before deciding to keep it a hobby.
I joined the US Navy later and got out in August 2012. I did several things there. Worked as an emergency first responder (for damage control), security guard, AV tech, solder tech, and briefly as a consult for AFN Sasebo (Japan).
I've done freelance writing, videography, graphic and web design. I've illustrated two children books and written my own novel.

I've lived in: (USA) Georgia, Florida, New York, Hawaii, and (Japan) Sasebo. When in the USN, I was on a forward deployed amphibious assault ship, out to sea 200+ days a year.

After Gaia's cash push I've left Gaia.

'Sup? I'm Q.

The Q that is me is completely different from the Q character. I am 27, ex-US Navy, and currently live in Hawaii.

The character is here.


View All Comments

Ven Loki Loraine Report | 10/21/2014 12:29 am
Ooooh thar sounds great! I'm jealous. xd university doesn't leave me with enough money to travel at the moment. What's next on your list?

I'm majoring in maritime economics and international trade.
It's not as boring as it sounds! xd
Ven Loki Loraine Report | 10/20/2014 11:58 pm
I noticed. I was gone for half a year as well but I couldn't stay away.
I missed my venny too much xd
No I'm back in Germany now. I don't know for how long or where I will go after winter when I'm done with university though.

So life is treating you well? (:
Ven Loki Loraine Report | 10/20/2014 9:00 pm
That's good to hear. Yes I'm good. (: still in university as well, finishing my master's degree right now. I ddon't really know what's happening afterwards yet waaah

It's nice to see you still around, I thought you had left completely crying
Gaia is so quiet nowadays haha
Ven Loki Loraine Report | 10/20/2014 1:28 pm
You are alive!!!
How have you been? heart
thewaitingtree Report | 10/15/2014 3:44 am
Wow. You've been to a lot of places!

I don't think anyone knows if they'll be a good teacher. But I think some traits usually stand out that help someone as a teacher -- patience, the ability to explain things in very simple terms (or willingness to try to explain something multiple times, in simplest terms possible), and a genuine desire to help. Also enjoying time spent with kids (if you're going to teach kids).
Being prepared and organized can help - but aren't highest on the list. Recently someone did a survey of most desirable traits in an English teacher and the top listed desirable trait was kindness.
As for teaching in Korea/Japan, it takes more patience and understanding since they're really really shy about their English skills. I had a student speak some English in class today for the first time, and I've been his teacher for 2 months now (i only see each class of students once a week, my school is so large). So I've had 8 classes with him and he's finally opened up to speaking or trying at least. biggrin
Also patience because their culture is really different and they think differently. Smile a lot. Nod a lot. Give a lot of encouragement. But not expect a lot of explanations (they are always hesitant to ask you for things... or outright ask a lot... lol! oh asia. i'm sure you experienced something similar in Japan.. except Japanese people are usually even more indirect).
thewaitingtree Report | 10/14/2014 3:21 am
I love linguistics! I can't say I'm an expert in any one subject in it, but I have a broad general knowledge. Phonetics is never easy, but with practice it gets easier.
I minored in TEFL too.
Yup. I'm here in SK as an ESL teacher. I teach elementary students. It's interesting.
You sound very well travelled. I can't say I've been to most places in Asia. What was your favorite or least favorite?
kakteed Report | 10/11/2014 11:26 pm
I'm tired. Very busy. Not sleeping much :/ I might send one soon, PM me your address just in case? I'll send you mine. I wouldn't know what to talk about though.
Tragonbell Report | 10/04/2014 4:56 pm
Thank you very much for the tip. redface
Mae Lovelyn Report | 10/03/2014 5:55 pm
Lol youre welcome!
Im a lurker in the forums so I tend to notice returning posters 3nodding
I always get excited to see returning people post again.
Mae Lovelyn Report | 10/03/2014 4:58 pm
You still live! surprised
I just haven't seen you post in the LD in so long. whee