Hello, all! Welcome to my profile!
I am Damien, (commonly found under the user names of KirigakurenoHaku and, more recently, Sullindir).
I am an anime enthusiast, music appreciator, artist, gamer, cosplayer, aspiring polyglot, and brony. I am in a wonderful relationship with the gorgeous Mistress Spider
and a collection of wonderful friends, not all of whom populate Gaia.Anime/Manga
I had some exposure to it as a child, but I grew to become an avid appreciator of this genre of media in the 7th and 8th grades per the urging of three of my friends. I had watched Pokémon, Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho and Sailor Moon as a kid, and learned of the manga format in junior high, inducted to the fandom with paperback copies of Naruto and Rurouni Kenshin, and a number of less popular titles which I cannot recall.
I now revel in a wide array of titles, mostly manga, but one cannot be eager to see the next Ghibli film.
Favored Manga: Azumanga Daioh!
Favored Anime: FLCL
Favored Film: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind; Grave of the FirefliesMusic
Since I was a child I have been surrounded by music, my mother playing albums about the house and introducing me to new bands each year. From that I have a firm appreciation of Metal, Rock, and Punk. In recent years I have been discovering music on my own accord, some in genres less explored.
Favored Group: System of a Down; Viza
Favored Genre: Punk
Favored Vocaloid: Gumi; Nekomura Iroha
Favored Utau: Kasane TetoArt
I have been drawing since I was five, watching Bob Ross in the afternoon with my great-grandmother. In recent days Bob Ross isn't playing in the background, but the need to create is still present. My preferred media are greatly varied, including ink, charcoal, paint, clay, and textiles. My work can be seen here
Favorite artist: Chris Dufala
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For those of you who are curious, my interests include writing, art, gaming, foreign language, and cosplay. I am a strong supporter of traditional art; I find it sad that digital seems to be dominating the world. Though quite visually appealing, it is lacking something to me. It is too inorganic. Save for the cursors I have made, all of my work is traditional, which can be seen here
As I had said prior, I absolutely adore foreign language, and as such, I had spent fours years learning French. To any Francophone passing by, I would not at all mind a message. I would very much like to get in some practice. Other languages I would like to learn are Japanese, Italian, German, Old English, and many more beyond those. It is my belief that culture is held, preserved, and displayed in linguistics, with each dialect evolving as the culture around it does.
In gaming, I'm an avid Nintendo fan. Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma and Gunpei Yokoi are all amazing people. My favorite games, to this date, are The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Tales of Symphonia, and Okami.
As stated prior, I do cosplay. I've attended four cons to this date, and a couple of events besides.
Here are my completed cosplays:
[scroll]Shipuuden Aburame Shino
Shy GuyNo Face
The next cosplay I wish to do is
-Tales of Symphonia's Lloyd Irving
-The Legend of Zelda's Dark Link
Before those, though, I have a steampunk costume planned with a group of friends.
And in life, music is a must. I adore System of a Down to no end. It is such a bummer about their "hiatus", but at least I can enjoy Serj's and Daron's solo works (Serj Tankian and Scars on Broadway). I would like to inform any gamer here, though, of a band known as the Minibosses.