I'm just your average 23 year old kid. You know; video game obsessed, busy with work, and always pursuing my dreams. So you want to know what I did with my life? Well here, sit down and I'll let you in on a little portion of my life. I grew up in the north, in the cold winters of Minnesota. I grew up as an athlete. I've been playing soccer forever it seems like. And as such, I've been able to keep a mean, lean, and lithe form; keeping the soccer player physique. Anyway. I'm not here to brag about my "in shape-ness". I'm trying to get you to visualize what I look like. I'm roughly 5'7" in height and around 120 lbs. I'm a skinny average kid. Yay!
What do I like to do for fun? Well at 19, I've had my first taste of college and realized that it wasn't for me. I attended UMD (the University of Minnesota in Duluth) for a semester and a half, studying to be photographer and a graphic designer. Even though I didn't finish I still learned quite a bit to continue my passion. I'm an avid photographer. I love photography, it is one of my greatest passions in life. That brings me to another one of my passions. I love computers. I love most things that encompass computers. I am operating off of a Macbook Pro. You're probably like "Ew, Macs." and I will rebuttle with this "To each is one's own." I use my Mac for it's abilities. Adobe Photoshop, Art Rage, Illustrator, Corel Painter, and a bunch of other software works for me. I don't really use this to play games on I use it for work. Windows are good for video gaming because of it's compatibility and Macs are good for doing work like photoediting and stuff, which is what I use it for.
Another thing I love is music. I'm a very musically inclined person. I love most anything. I can even enjoy the twang of country, the beat and bump of hip hop and R&B, the 3/4 tempo of some classical music, and the catchy lyrics and rhythm of pop and rock. My favorite genre, I must say, is techno, still love the boom boom beats. But not only do I like to listen to music, I like to create it. I've been playing piano since I was 6. I probably would have majored in music if my passion for photography wasn't so influential but I'm a lazy butt and practicing for 5 hours a day was a huge turn off. I also played clarinet in high school; I don't know if I still have it but I could probably pick it back up if I felt so inclined. I am always open to new music so if you have a suggestion for me please let me know. I would really appreciate that.
Anyway. So now you know that I'm an art crazed music loving kinda guy. You may also like to know that I'm gay, obviously Tiger is my boyfriend. Tiger goes by NikoTundra, my co-owner and partner in crime, here around gaia. Now you may wonder why I always call him Tiger and I guess that I'll let you in on a little inside knowledge about me. I'm part of the Furry Fandom and I am a furry, and a proud one at that. What is a furry you might ask? Well a furry is someone who basically views their persona as a type of customized animal rather than a human; customizing one's soul, if you will, based on characteristics and traits that the person may exhibit. So yes. My fursona, as we call our personas, is a blue husky with a pink faux hawk. You may have seen my art of my fursona in my signature many times. Well, my Tiger's fursona is of a white Bengal tiger, very pretty animal to go with a very beautiful person. In the real world, you wouldn't really be able to distinguish me as a fur in a group of people but online you can find me browsing and submitting art work on FA, the DA for furs, and bumming around gaia. Oh? You want to know more? Well here's a link to my FA page in case you wanted to see what I'm all about: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/zerohusky . Feel free to watch me and check out the art work I've made and received.
I guess that's enough about me in the real life. And I'm sure there are plenty of pictures out there of me that I won't have to provide you with any. So now, onto who I was and am and even striving to be here on gaia.
I started causing mischief around this site back in February 2004 as a tiny newblet. I didn't really know what was going on but I did know that I was addicted to this site... er... happily addicted to this site. I loved gaia back then. People were so nice and open-hearted for the newbies. There were more charities than there were quest threads, you know? Ah well. Over the years I've endured hardships; a few bannings and a hacking, but nothing that could tarnish my addiction to this site. As I grew older and more independent so did my love for this site. I began donating real money for the DIs and with it I began to accrue my wealth. I started exchanging, boosting my wealth and popularity higher and higher. I was on top of the world. I owned items that some people could only dream of. I had ports, I played with tails, I even had a few pairs of 03 slippers. But nothing could satisfy my burning desire for the near impossible; the angelic halo. I've had my eye on that golden donut for a few years now and nothing has really given me the motivation to quest for it, until now.
Let me fill you in on a few details that I think be prudent for you to know, in order to understand where I'm coming from. Many of you know me as Zero, as in Zero Poet. Well I've recently relinquished that name and am starting over as Sheeef. I was fairly well known and ran the Charity of Furs (1 & 2). We were a decent sized charity. We had our close followers and dedicated regulars, who, I might add, we loved very much and appreciated all their support and other warm fuzzy feelings they contributed to us. Well, recently I had my account banned for an incident that happened in 2006 and apparently it was non-negotiable. I lost roughly 100m. But it doesn't really stop me or deter my fiery drive onward. It's only until you lose it all do you realize how much you had and took for granted. It's a little refreshing to start over, you know? A clean slate to make your name again.
But now I'm starting over. Questing with friends all over again. And going for one of the most expensive items known on gaia. I would really appreciate your help and friendship while I undertake this daunting task. But I know that as long as I don't give up I cannot fail. I will do what I can. I will donate to gaia, exchange for profit, and do everything in my power to raise money for myself. However, as much as I want to hoard my gold, it just doesn't feel like me, which is why I will be turning this thread into a hangout and charity. Once I get a little more back onto my feet, I will get it up and running into a charity and hangout. I really do love donating rather than receiving.
I've created quite a name for myself and my fursona. Yes. I'm a fur. If you don't know what a fur, better known as an anthropomorphic, is feel free to scroll down and read the post about the charity portion of this thread. There I explain more in detail about what a furry person is. My fursona is easily recognized around gaia. I'm a blue husky with a pink fauxhawk. I'm often seen with my Tiger, who happens to be a white snow tiger. Very beautiful. But still. Yes. I'm your gaian husky. If you have any questions feel free to ask away, as long as it's polite and non-offensive. Just thought you should know about that side of me.
If there is anything else you'd like to know please feel free to PM me or to just post your suggestions.