I signed up in 2008, but only got around to using my account in 2012 (that's four years of inactivity!
). I like Gaia because of the near-complete freedom of making your avatar look however you want.
I'm a guy; I like reading and playing on the computer. On the side, I draw a little and dabble in animation (just simple animation, mind you). I like to think I am widely-read, and my favorites are J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter), Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl, The Wish List), and J.R.R Tolkien (Lord of the Rings). I am also somewhat of an avid manga reader, and to a lesser extent, anime watcher.
Here's to hoping we all have fun together!
Last note: I'm Filipino.