AboutHello. I am Onyx Popcorn. This is a new(er) account. However, I am not new. I've been on Gaia since '05. I love it here. The people I have met here have gotten me through some pretty rough times in my life. I have never know anyone to truly need help and not find some form of it here. Sure, there are some jerks--jerks are everywhere. It's a fact of life. Report them and move on. If they stalk you, ignore them or make a new account and let your friends know where you went. That's the beautiful thing about avis and anonymity.
My life is okay now, but it really used to suck. My dad recently died of a mental disease, I finally started a job I actually like this past winter, and Mom and I are getting to the point where we can clean up, pick up the pieces of our lives and move on. I did finish my college degree, which was kindof what turned things around for me. I think I figured, "Hey, if I can get a degree while my dad's dying and I'm getting F's left and right because of my depression, I can freaking do ANYTHING I want to, short of grow wings and fly to Alaska with them."
I guess what I'm saying with that is, look, I understand life being crappy. I'm perfectly willing to listen and commiserate. However, I do not take kindly to "oh, poor me, the world is picking on me and only me and no one understands!" Bull. Look around. Guarantee you someone has it worse than you. If your parents have jobs, love you, and listen to you occasionally, if you have a roof over your head and enough to eat and a chance at a future, you are one blessed person. If you have a job and can pay your own cell phone bill and buy clothes, you have it made.
My God and my Bible are my sanity. I'd have offed myself long before now without them. Guarantee you. If religion is a crutch, it's a really freaking good one.
I used to have a major problem with stress eating. Always have. Got worse when my dad got sick. It's a lot better now, since I have far more outlets that I used to, but I still have problems sometimes. I'm obese and used to feel the burn going up one flight of stairs. (I use the stairs on purpose now and prefer to walk at least once a day.) I don't care if people call me fat; I am. 'Tis a fact, and they're probably just POed that the fat chick looks better in jeans than they do. (I'm serious; I get cat-calls walking around in jeans and high heels, and I don't even wear tight jeans, because I like being able to bend over.) I do mind if people assume I'm lazy or a pig whatever, though, just because of my weight. Don't make fun of fat people. You don't know what's going on in our lives. Just help us lose it when we ask, alright? It's not as easy as it looks.
I don't give out gold on request. I am not a charity. I will happily help you with your achievements and quests any way I can other than that. I don't like cussing. Save the four letter words for the loser that cheated on you. I do like honesty, so please call 'em like you see 'em with me. I don't take hints very well. I also use a lot of three-dollar words, so if I say something you don't understand, just ask. I will not think you are stupid, I will just think you haven't heard that word before, 'kay?
I love making new friends. Feel free to talk to me any time. I make an effort to reply to all my PMs/comments.
Book: The Bible (yes, THAT Bible)
Drink: Sprite, Diet Rite Cola
Dance: The waltz, the sprinkler
Flashdrive brand: SanDisk
Headphones style: DJ
Color: Blue violet, pink, violet red
Eating utensils: chopsticks
Foreign singer: Nami Tamaki
Anime: Escaflowne, Mythical Detective Loki, School Rumble, Sailor Moon, Gundam Wing
Manga:1/2 Prince, Fruits Basket
May they be run over and eaten by starving horseflies:
Dear John (the movie)
Cheap jeans (the ones that wear out after two months)
Irrelevant research papers
Stores with cute clothes that don't carry over size four
Packaged snack cakes
That's it for now, I think. Pixelated homemade breakfast cookies for everyone, and feel free to take two if you read all of that stuff up there. smile