Here on Gaia, I go by Rukus. I'm a writer, an artist and a roleplayer. On the weekends, I train Pokemon. I read an unhealthy amount of manga and watch an even unhealthier amount of anime. I'm a bit obsessive. That used to bug me about myself, but I've recently decided I no longer care, because my obsessions are what make me happiest.
When I say I'm a writer, I mean the type that writes novels and short stories and poems that someday I hope to see in a bookstore or a library. Some of my work is online. If you're curious, you can check out my Figment Page to see what I'm working on at the moment.
As far as art goes, there's my DeviantArt Page. I'm not as serious about art as I am about writing, but I did draw my profile background, so please don't steal it.
I roleplay via the Gaia pm system and nowhere else. If you ask me to go off-site, I won't. If you ask me to roleplay in the threads, I'll have the uncontrollable suspicion that it's because you prefer pretty post styles to polished writing. Pictures aren't necessary, but if you want to use them, go ahead. I probably won't, but if I do, they'll be my own drawings, and only at the start of the roleplay, because page stretching is annoying. I'm open to any pairings, any plot, and any genre, but I follow the Gaia TOS, so don't come to me expecting to cyber. I won't do it, and I'll probably report you for suggesting it. If you have the tendency to pester people for replies, I'm not the roleplayer for you. I don't schedule my posts, because roleplaying is a hobby to me and nothing more. It's not supposed to be this obnoxious, stressful, guilt-driven, weirdly dependent relationship between one roleplayer and another. If I haven't gotten a response out in like a month or something, then I dropped you. Sorry, it happens. Nothing personal. I'll usually give you a notice if that's the case though.
I play all genders, a multitude of character archetypes, and plenty of non-humans too. On that note, I feel it necessary to inform you that most of my characters will not be your virtual boyfriend or girlfriend. I'm a writer by trade. My characters are who they are. If I'm playing a guy, he won't suddenly break his devil-may-care attitude just because your doe-eyed heroine is in need of rescuing. He will leave her to die unless it suits him to help. If I'm playing a headstrong girl and your guy character sweeps her off her feet without asking permission, then she will slap him without a second thought, and I can assure you she won't find his "heroic" shenanigans the least bit romantic even if he meant to rescue her. Let's get over these ridiculous gender stereotypes, shall we? Okay? Okay, good. Moving on...
I'm comfortable playing a few canon characters, depending on my knowledge of the anime involved. (Really only for anime though. I never took much interest in roleplaying out of books or live-action TV shows or movies.) If you strike up a fandom roleplay with me, then I can guarantee I'll mix in an OC or two. I can also guarantee that my OCs will have no romantic interest in the canons whatsoever. There, I said it. I'm a stickler for canonical pairings. I hate canonxOC unless the canon character is both romantically available during the time frame of the rp and is also actually the type that would take an interest in romance. Given the nature of anime, this is usually not the case. Remember the thing about me not being your virtual boyfriend? Yeah. If you want your head-canon with your OC skipping off into the sunset with some MC from the show while his canonical love interest suffers a convenient death or randomly has no interest in him anymore, then go write some fanfiction and leave me out of it. Anything I write during the rp won't match what's in your head anyway, and it'll be a huge stew of disappointment all around for both of us. Let's just not.
If I haven't ruined your chances of ever roleplaying with me due to my extreme preferences, then send me a pm and we can talk. I also respond to starter posts, if you want to just wing it instead of plotting.
My friend code for Pokemon Y is 0705-4435-0102. I like battling even though I'm not very good at it, and I'm on a quest to collect all the Vivillons. I've got an electric safari with Dedenne, Stunfisk, and Manectric. Hit me up if you're a fellow trainer. We can chat about Magikarp and stuff.