Greetings, Gaians. I am Daffodil, Destroyer of Worlds, but that was too long for a username, so Daffodil the Destroyer it is. You can call me Ishmael Daffodil.
I have a bachelor's degree in music, but I work in the considerably less exciting field of record documentation. I'm married. I'm... *gag* 30-something (how did this happen!?), but I prefer to think of myself as permanently 25... though sometimes it feels more like just 5 (and sometimes more like 85 xd ). You don't even understand how much I love baby goats. Grown-up goats are pretty good too. Like Jean-Paul Goatier. Jean-Paul is a very playful goat!
I think sometimes I sound weird and pretentious online, but it's very unintentional. sweatdrop I'm aware that my "voice" when I write usually ends up sounding like an awkward mixture of lazy and formal language, usually with lots of choppy little sentences that your English teacher would wrinkle her nose at, as well as quite a bit of over-explanation. emotion_facepalm I literally listen to doctors talk in this manner all day long, so I'm sure that has something to do with it. stressed
I usually have my preferences set to NOT display my online status, but since that function unfortunately doesn't seem to work on friends lists and guilds, I'll go ahead and give a heads up: If you see me "online" but I don't respond to a message or a quote notice, I'm almost definitely not ignoring you; I'm probably just playing Lake Kindred on my phone or tablet and haven't seen the notification yet (or I got distracted and forgot, because I'm usually doing 42,000 things at once!). xd If I don't get back to ya within a few days, feel free to gently poke me.
I love to get snarky sometimes, but I'm also a big softy who wants everyone to love each other and s**t. I have grown to hate the word "problematic," though I often agree with the sentiments expressed by it. Seriously, the word makes me cringe.
My favourite activities include Gaia-ing, sleeping, reading, playing video games, and consuming cheese. I'm a lifelong Pegasister (since gen 1) and a Super Nintendo Junkie. My disappointment in the Wii U has turned me off buying future Nintendo consoles, so I'm tentatively on the XBone train now. Favorite games include but are not limited to: Fallout 3, A Link to the Past, FFVI, Secret of Mana, Illusion of Gaia, Bravely Default, A Link Between Worlds, Fallout: New Vegas, and Majora's Mask. I overuse emoticons quite frequently. wink
I am both a "soft" or agnostic atheist and a minor religious enthusiast. I was raised Christian, but I find deities and supernatural beings improbable (though I am enjoying flirting with Krishna right now), but I like to learn about past and present belief systems and try to understand them; I think that knowing at least a little bit about many different cultures is very important and helps people get along in spite of their differences.
Despite the Terranigma screenshot above, I am not one who will generally be offended if someone offers to pray for me. whee I know that people almost always mean well when they say these things, and I appreciate it. 3nodding But at the same time, I think that actions are always better than prayers if a person is in a position to do so. Prayers are a kind expression of support when we are limited in our ability to assist, but I think if a person IS able to help in some material way, it's better to do that. After all, someone usually has to come along with the resources or skills to be the answer to a prayer. 3nodding
Some Gaia stats:
Boxes in the wild (i.e., not crafted/Alchemized): *~Pink Links: 56 // Blue Giftboxes: 41 // Pink Giftboxes: 34 // Brown Giftboxes: 42 // Golden Giftboxes: 3 // Wooden Trunks: 40 // Gold Trunks: 7 // Fat Cat Alerts: 5 // Philosopher's Caches: 3~*
Image credits: SNES images created by Nintendo and/or Squeenix, screencapped by Daffodil the Destroyer Tiny heart blinkies found on Photobucket; artist unknown My Little Pony blinkie: star382000 @ LiveJournal.com FiM icons by LiveJournal users: myfebruarysong, qasr_e_shirin, gweakles
So I'm being told. I have a lot of ongoing IRL stuff I'm still working on resolving, so gaia's unlikely to be more than brief check ins for a while. It's nice having such enthusiastic greetings when people see me, though. Pleasant social interaction has been... lacking (for want of a better term) for most of the last several years for me. gonk