Hey Everyone! The name's Claudia. IRL, I'm a coffee-addicted amateur cartoonist who obsessively collects Ninja Turtles merchandise, manga, and cute things that involve kitties.
I am actively pursuing a career in the comics industry and I have about ten years of experience working with children. I currently am self-employed giving private art lessons to children, doing commission work, and being a part-time caretaker. I am also working on two children's books, as well as "for fun" voice acting and singing side projects.
I've been on Gaia since 2003, and despite it's many changes and new added features, I'm still happy to be here. :3
Gaia/Online Name: Michan Starfire
Age: 31 (~Le Gasp! SO OLD!)
Marital Status: Happily married to the most adorable guy ever IRL, married to my harem of anime waifus/husbandos in the dark recesses of my twisted little weebtrash mind. >:3
Race: Mostly German, 1/4 Sicilian/Italian, a little bit Dutch. (I consider myself German American).
Religion: "Hippie Christian" Basically a Christian who believes in saving the planet and doesn't think that being gay means you're going to burn in heck. ~Love one Another~ is meh motto. God bless the whole world, NO exceptions.
Personality: Outgoing, compassionate, silly, creative, and a little bit of a crybaby at times. Oversensitive. A pretty good listener. Very emotional (a total Water element type) Often referred to as the "Mommy Type" or the "Peacemaker."
RP race: Angelic Catgirl :3 *shot for being a dork*
Supapower: Healing, Purification
Likes: Spending time with friends, helping folks, drawing, creative writing, reading, singing, kids and animals, swimming, cartoons, cosplay, crafts, comedy, romance, fantasy, learning about languages/cultures, goodness in general, silliness, randomness, and being lazy. :3
Dislikes: Being serious for long periods of time, mean folks, rude folks, judgmental folks, emo poetry, modern art, scary movies, asparagus, evil in general, poor grammar, and math.
Talents: Very strong in the liberal arts (writing, music, drama, etc.) and has good people skills. Has a knack for languages and loves imitating accents.
Favorite songs: "Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the Frog, Galaxies" by Owl City, "Loop" by Maya Sakamoto, " "Caledonia" by Celtic Women, "Try Everything" from the Zootopia soundtrack, "Shake it Off" by Taylor Swift, "Die Young" by K$sha, "Kaze ni Naru" from The Cat Returns, and many more, as I love happy music. <3
My prizedpossesions: My sketchbooks, my oversized white teddy bear, my extensive book/art book/manga collection, my Prismacolor pencils, my Micron/Prisma inking pens, my desktop computer and laptop, my Wacom Intuos tablet, my huge comfy bed with ALL THE PILLOWS AND FLUFFY BLANKETS. *rolls* > w <
I'm most often found bumping in the Chatterbox, playing Booty Grab in the Aquarium forum, lurking at my guilds, Gaia Fishing, wasting my tokens at the Gaia Slots, playing ZOMG!, roleplaying, and hanging out in the Artist Alley. I love art trades! :3
Roleplaying: I enjoy literate, lighthearted RPs, and love getting invited to them. I don't like Godmoding, chatspeak in RP threads, people who bash OCs and aren't willing to give them a chance, the completely unhelpful label "Mary Sue," stereotypical fetishized "yaoi" rps with "Uke/Seme" gender roles, and bashing female characters. I love creativity, a good sense of humor, mutually working with my RP partner to make things fun, harmless wish-fulfllment, "marrying your faves," Canon x Canon, Canon x OC, and the occasional OOC silly RP. ^^
ALSO ROMANCE. Lots of romance. I prefer to roleplay heterosexual and lesbian pairings (Whether or not he characters are cisgender does not matter to me), but due to many very, very painful experiences with rather cruel and female-character hating "yaoi" fangirls, I would rather not do male slash, sorry.
That is not to say that I don't have male gay characters that I love (and write into my stories), but I feel safer roleplaying plots involving women. Plus, boobs. <3
And I love cartoons. Oh, do I love cartoons. Especially anime and manga, but I like animation and comics in general. I love to draw! I love to look at pretty artwork. Gift art = <3
I'm recruiting players for my new RP, found here: ~The Battle for Barton: A Gaia Online ZOMG! Based RP~ I'm looking for semi-literate to literate players with a sense of humor and fun, who know a bit about the story of Gaia and who use courtesy when interacting with others.
Please join! I've been wanting to do this idea for awhile. ^^
~Peace, Love, and Chocolate Chip Cookies! <3
P.S. This is Michan's favorite charity! Donate a little if you wanna be on Santa's Nice List. It goes to deserving folks. ^^
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~Confessions of a Catgirl Cartoonist in College~
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Move over, Michael Flatley, for Keroro is the true Lord of the Dance. <3
Rocking Gaia Since 12/28/2003