Hello everyone! Online I go by Chuu; so if you wish, please do call me that but my name is Devon. I have been messing around on Gaia since 2006 but on and off and recently returned. (My original account ` Chuu~ had been banned for unfair reasons) but I digress. I'm a Canadian currently living in Ontario and I finally graduated high school this year. I'm an aspiring Graphic Designer / Online Entrepreneur who has a soft spot for Japanese Culture. I had just turned 18, June 11th of this year and I am happy to say I am finally legal yo! However, I am taken by a wonderful, amazing boy who sadly does not own a Gaia account, so sorry you do not have the honor of meeting him. Anyway, I love art and I hope to learn both the traditional and digital sides of the subject which is why I plan on taking an Illustration course for college in the near future. I love making friends and meeting new people, especially those with the same interests as mine so feel free to send me a private message or contact me on my other links listed! Jaa Ne~
Anime/Manga & Video Games
I have loved reading Mangas since 4th grade when I picked up an InuYasha graphic novel at Chapters (Canada's largest bookstore, which I am now a current employee for.) for the first time. Ever since I have been addicting to reading and buying
manga. (That's right, I do not read online for free like most of you!) I currently own over 350 mangas which I brag about constantly. I like a mix of mangas, I like Shonen and Shojo. However, I do not like reading poorly drawn artwork of the two. I do not read Shonen with fight scenes that are hard to follow (I made an acception for D. Gray Man because of awesome characters) or are just dumb looking (Example: One Piece, Zatch Bell, etc.) and I do not like Shojos with guys who look like girls and Yaoi (not my thing, I like Yuri though.) Fun Fact: Arina Tanemura is my favorite Shojo artist.
I also have been venturing into anime and comic conventions for 4 years (on and off) plus I like to cosplay.
I loooveee video games! I was a nintendo 64 junkie ever since it came out and haven't strayed from a controller since. I adore the Harvest Moon series, I'm absolutely addicted. Fun Fact: Right now my favorite HM game is Magical Melody for Game Cube or Wii but it changes often. I love how many festivals and fun characters there is!
My favorite kind of video games are fantasy (anime-based) RPGs, Eternal Sonata being my all time favorite as of now. I have every relevant video game system out right now and my favorite would be DS, I like portable-ness, PS3 is 2nd. My favorite series other than Harvest Moon are Zelda, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Ace Attorney and Pokemon.
For the longest time I have had no clue of what I wanted to do with my life until I discovered the magic of Photoshop and the rest of the Adobe Design Suite in the 10th grade and I'm obsessed. I have the CS3 series and I love making banners, digital art and all that jazz. I recently took a Web Design course and have learned to love that too and am currently experimenting with Dreamweaver. I would like to create my own Gaia Profile Layout soon and maybe open a shop if I get any good at it. I'll update!
Art Work & Commissions
I plan on opening an art shop for Gaia soon, first I'd like to put more stuff up on my empty Deviant Art account before I get started so I have some references. I like drawing Anime/Manga styles as well as Western Comic style and Realism. I like using my tablet but I also like traditional art tools and hope to get creative with water color paints soon! When I'm older I would like to sell real commissions for actual money over the internet but for now gaia-gold will have to do.
Writing & Roleplaying
I've always enjoyed creating stories in my head, I have a huge imagination and have finally learned to put it on paper. My boyfriend is an aspiring writer and he is my inspiration whenever I write. I have roleplayed for a long time and enjoy it very much so feel free to message me if you are interested, I like original and series-based roleplays. I have some original stories in the works as of now but I do not like sharing them with other people, not right now until I am happy with them. However, for funsies I have written fanfictions which I will be releasing to the public soon.