Welcome - About Me
My name is Jennifer, although online most people typically refer to me as 'Oni', because I use variations of this username everywhere (there are exceptions). I'm 26 and I'm currently slowly pulling myself through a community college program. I'm trying to get a Degree in Graphic Design. I'm also currently unemployed, but I'm hoping to get a job in a place I'd truly enjoy, like a library or bookstore.
As you can tell by my low user number, I've been on Gaia a while. Yes, this is my original account. I've pretty much have come on every day since then. I've seen plenty of things as well, although there will be times the years have melted together for me, and my memory may be faulty if you ask me about a specific year. My hang out is the original Million Post Thread
in Chatterbox. When I'm not there, I'm playing zOMG!, wandering around, dabbling in Alchemy, Fishing, or offline completely. I used to do more, but I'm not as active as I used to be.
Being artistic, as my future degree hints at, I'm pretty fond of anything going on in the art world. I've been drawing since I was a little girl, and took up a love for Photoshop in high school. (My DeviantArt account is actually a bit older than my Gaia account.) I hope to meld my interests in traditional and digital together someday, albeit I don't have the money to do so at this time.
As for movie interests, I grew up during the Disney Renaissance, so I love a lot of the animated Disney movies that came out during the late 80's-early 90's, with my absolute favorites being Aladdin and Hunchback of Notre Dame. I'm also a Don Bluth fan, so I have movies like American Tail, Land Before Time, and the one movie I hold very dear to my heart, All Dogs Go To Heaven. In that same vein, I'm also a fan of We're Back, since I loved dinosaurs growing up. I was very much a tomboy. I've also got a large DVD collection that I will watch occasionally, with far too many to list here, albeit most of them are animated movies or 80's cartoon box sets.
Anime-wise, I'm a huge D.Gray-Man fan. I also like Rurouni Kenshin, Pokemon, Digimon, InuYasha, Samurai Deeper Kyo, Elven Lied, Soul Eater, and Brinhyldr of the Darkness. My interest in anime has waned severely in recent years, but if you can recommend one to me, I'd be willing to hear you out.
I don't watch much TV, but I enjoy some of the crime shows that are out now. I tend to watch the public broadcasting channels quite a bit, with Nova and Nature being my favorite shows. I also watch the news sometimes...
I am a huge bookworm. I was taught to read at a very early age, and I've always been good at English and spelling. My favorite genres are fantasy, dystopian, and sci-fi, with some of my favorite series being The Inheritance Cycle, The Graceling Saga, The Hunger Games, Narnia, Harry Potter, The Howl's Moving Castle series, The Dragon Chronicles, and the Uglies. Outside of long sagas, I enjoy dragon books, or books that give a fantasy twist to slice of life stories. I have never read Anne McCaffrey or Anne Rice, sorry. I tend to gravitate towards more modern books. I also read my parent's magazines quite a bit. Reader's Digest is surprisingly good, lol.
I do sometimes play video games. My absolute favorite series of all time is the Legend of Zelda. Mention Zelda and I will more than likely geek out on you. My favorite games are Twilight Princess and Majora's Mask. Because of my talents, I'm also a fan of the 5th Cell games Drawn To Life and Scribblenauts. I also enjoy Mario games, with my favorites being the Mario Kart & Party games and Super Mario World. I enjoy Pokemon as well. Online connectivity is a pretty foreign land to me. I recently got a 3DS, but I'm still learning the ups and downs of it and have very few games for it.
My music interests are limited. I'm a huge Vocaloid fan, so there will usually be a Vocaloid song here on my profile. I also listen to “electronic” quite a bit, so sometimes one of those will be on here. I do like some older popular artists, but I don't listen to them much. I also am a country music fan because I grew up on it, and it doesn't bother me. I'm sorry if it doesn't appeal to you. Even I will admit that country is an acquired taste.
I consider myself a non-denominational Christian, which means I believe in God but don't tie myself down to a specific branch. Don't let my beliefs frighten you away though. I'm also rather open minded and have made friends with many different types of people both on and off Gaia.
I'm only human, so I do have my fair share of problems. I have a bad back, so standing around is something I despise. Also, because of where I live, I don't like the drivers around here. I have a terrible phobia of needles and stingers. I suffer from poor social skills as well, so don't be surprised if I give you a short answer or a closing to a conversation. I also have undiagnosed ADD, which I treat with a supplement, so don't be too surprised if I seem distracted or bored at times. More than likely I am. ^^;
Thanks for reading all of this! You can always send a PM or Comment if you want to say something to me. :3