Well, I think two years is about long enough to keep the same about me section. Time for an update!
Ok, so who am I?
Well, garra_eyes, obviously, but feel free to call me garra or eyes, or alskdfjlj. That third one is a bit hard to pronounce though . . . . .
Anyway, here's a little about me . . . .
I used to really love anime and manga, but I'm just not that into it anymore, though I do have a few series that remain close to my heart.
I also enjoy and watching movies and reading books.
of my favorite movies are Life is Beautiful, Pan's Labyrinth, The Guardian, Fried Green Tomatoes, Benny and Joon, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Evolution, The Dark Knight, 10 Things I Hate About You, 1776, all three Lord of the Rings movies, and How to Train Your Dragon.
of my favorite books are Tithe, Valiant, Ironside, The Looking Glass Wars Trilogy, The Graveyard Book, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Lysistrata, the Harry Potter series, The Enchanted Forest series, The Pit Dragon series, Fables (a comic book series), The Sword of Truth series, and Good Omens.
Occasionally, I watch TV, but we don't have cable or broadcast at my apartment, so most of the time I'm limited to watching shows online. My favorite show, hands down, is Supernatural.
It's actually my biggest obsession right now. Seriously, if you have not seen it, go now, buy season 1, and watch them all. Then buy season 2 and watch all of those. Then buy seasons 3 and 4 at the same time and watch all of those. Then wait in anticipation for season 5 to come out on DVD in September, buy it, and watch all of those episodes. Then, go watch season 6 this fall on the CW.
By the way, did I mention that I'm a little obsessed?
Seriously, Supernatural. Great story line, awesome chemestry between the actors, fantasitic writers who do oodles and oodles of research, catchy story ideas, and not to mention two very sexy lead roles (and as of season 5, a new, awesome, and also sexy show regular). What more could you ask for?
I wasn't going to make avis for Supernatural (Since, as awesome as the gaia avis are, they could not to justice to Jensen and Jared's sexiness), but then I just couldn't resist . . . .
Left: Dean Winchester
Right: Sam Winchester (who, oddly, looks much shorter than Dean here. Highly inaccurate)
Also, I'm in a Supernatural Guild. I just made these two pictures, and was so happy about having all the guild regulars and their adopted characters from Supernatural in one spot, that I had to post them here.
Hmmm . . . what else? Well, there's also Doctor who, which I am a huge fan of. I'm really enjoying the new doctor and his companion, Amy Pond.
Still, my favorite doctor and companion pair will always bee the 10th Doctor and Rose, which is why I made these . . .
The first one is the Doctor, and yes, he is wearing 3-D glasses. (He wears them in Doomsday and I couldn't resist putting them on this avi guy) Also, the glow stick is supposed to be the sonic screwdriver. The second one is Rose. I couldn't get an outfit that matched Rose's Doomsday outfit, so I made a kind of mix of her other outfits.
Other than that, the only other show I'm following right now is Leverage. It's a summer series on TNT, and it is amazing! If you haven't seen it, go watch it. But start with season 1, because it is the best.
I also like to write fictional (mostly fantasy) stories and fanfics.
You can see some of the stories and poems I've written at
my fiction press homepage
(The picture is from one of my older stories. The story itself is kind of crap right now, but I still like the idea for it and I hope to one day re-write and finish this story.)
and you can find my fanfics at
my fanfic homepage
I also really like to draw. If you want to see some pictures I've drawn, go to
my deviant art page
I am currently in college, majoring in apparel design history
math and am hoping to teach high school one day. We'll see how that goes. (I also might change my major another 7 times just for kicks.) I actually just got a job teaching geometry at an unaccredited high school, which is really the best experience I could hope for at this point in my teaching prep stuff.
I'm a Catholic and I love discussing beliefs (not just my own) and philosophies. It's just fun. Anyway, show my beliefs some respect and I'll do the same for you. Actually, I'll show your beliefs some respect regardless of how you treat mine, but I'd really like to be respected too.
That should be just about everything, but if you want to know more, here are a few "favorites" that I haven't mentioned yet.
Some of my favorite bands are Apocalyptica, Blue Oyster Cult, and Within Temptation
My favorite foods are curry and unagi.
My favorite Teas are Moroccan Mint, Jerry Cherry, Canberry Blood Otrange, Blackberry Sage, Wild Blueberry, Pomegranate Green Tea, Cape Hope Vanillia, Sandman PM tea, and Jasmine.
My favorite desert is fresh strawberries dipped in white chocolate on top of layered chocolate flourless cake and chocolate mousse.
My favorite M&M color is Green. (what is it about the green ones?)
My favorite animal is the kinkajou. (mainly because it's really fun to say. Say it with me now, kinkajou!)
Favorite word: omphaloskepsis - the contemplation of one's navel as an aid to meditation.
My favorite colors are lime green and electric blue.
My favorite eating utensils are very short sporks