~RULES~1. Each person has to share 10 things about themselves.
2. Answer the 10 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions the people you tag will have to answer.
~ONE~I have a best friend, who shares almost all my interests and tastes, and we can do anything and everything together without ever getting bored of being together.
It's one of the many reasons I married her.
Though no two people are perfect, I can say with confidence that not a flicker of our flame has been doused, and it never will be. We just celebrated our third anniversary, and I know it's still just the beginning of a lifetime together.
I love you, WhiteFinDolphin. I always will.
~TWO~I grew up with a sort of distaste for cats, and had none at home because my mother is allergic, and eventually I was too. I even went so far as to tell people I don't like or hate cats.
Now, I get called a "cat man". I have three felines that follow me around most of the day. I've never loved a pet like I love those three.
~THREE~I was taught by my parents that drinking alcohol - at all - is a sin. After growing up, talking to other Christians, and doing some studies here and there, I've determined that drinking is NOT a sin. Getting drunk, yes. Not simply drinking.
Since then, I've become a slight connoisseur of local craft beer, and every couple of weeks try to sample a new wine or beer.
~FOUR~Two of my cats are climbing on me right now as I type. Might be because of the teriyaki beef jerky my wife just handed me.
~FIVE~I think the English language should incorporate double and triple contractions. For example:
I would not = I'dn't
He will not = He'lln't
I have not had = I'ven't'd
we would not have had = We'dn't've'd
~SIX~I really like fooling around with the CSS coding on dA. I've made quite a few journal skins, and like playing with custom boxes and such. As evidenced by this very journal.
~SEVEN~One of my big goals in life is to make a living from my art. It's starting to get within my grasp, since I've done a few commissions here and there, and am getting ready to submit a graphic novel to a publisher. I have several stores selling my artwork on t-shirts and mugs and such, which usually makes a sale every day. I'm thinking of opening up commissions here on dA, for points and premium membership extensions - if people are interested.
~EIGHT~Besides cartooning, I used to do some sculpting. Among some of my creations were a clay castle that allowed you to pour water into the highest tower and watch it run down a long spiral path and into the moat at the bottom. Another was a marble chute that was four feet tall, made of toilet paper tubes and cereal boxes. Another was a wax castle I built by melting a candle onto it every day, until it had close to 30 candles put together. I also made a replica of a bamboo plant from cardboard, a monster made of a smashed computer mouse, and a praying mantis made of copper wire. None of these exist anymore, but I'd love to get back to doing this sort of thing some day.
~NINE~I wear a hat most of the time, even around the house. Mostly because I can't stand the feeling of my hair touching my face. The one I normally wear looks like this: 1.bp.blogspot.com/_PSI1L9Db3wQ…
Sometimes I wear a toque, military cap, or even a fedora instead. But usually it's that plain black driving cap.
~TEN~My two biggest fandoms of all time are the Super Mario series, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They have been almost equal, since I was five or six. Even today, more than 20 years later, I still love both series, though the level of fandom has been up and down.
1. What is your favorite movie genre and book genre? Are they the same or different? (Yes I know that's two questions, I cheated.)
Favourite movie genre would be "family" - If it isn't appropriate for 5-10 year olds, I likely will not watch it. Under the category of family, I go for action, adventure and fantasy.
As for books, probably fantasy, and non-fiction
2. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Introvert, all the way. Not afraid of people, and I can be rather friendly. I just prefer to be alone, or with my wife.
3. How did you first find out about dA?
According to my front page, I'm a "Deviant for 7 years". I honestly don't remember what brought me here. I seem to think it was looking over some Earthbound fanart, and noticing that I kept ending up on the same site, then finally looking into what dA was all about, and thinking it'd beneficial to make an account. I posted three pictures (None of which are in my gallery any more) then left the account dormant for a year, when I was suddenly inspired to do a bunch of Super Mario artwork, and it went form there.
4. Are there any fictional characters that you closely resemble or identify with?
Apparently I look a bit like Turbo: images.wikia.com/wreckitralph/…
Minus the grey complexion and yellow eyes/teeth.
I'm a fairly typical looking glasses-wearing guy. I probably look like the main human from Brave Little Toaster: www.platypuscomix.net/hollywoo…
5. How do you feel about clowns?
Acually, I find them more annoying than scary.
And after playing through Final Fantasy VI, I can see how a clown can make an interesting villain, as well.
6. What's the best thing that has happened to you in the past week?
Finishing my office room, and actually getting to spend 3-4 hours drawing with my tablet in there, getting a few pictures done. It's awesome to have a work space at home like this.
7. What's the best thing that has happened to you today?
Waking up beside my wife. Always makes it a good day.
8. Where do you hope to be ten years from now?
Ruling this world with an iron fist!
Nah... but I do hope that by ten years I've achieved the goal of having our own isolated property, surrounded by thick forest and hearing nothing but the sounds of nature around.
9. What is your birth order? (First born, middle child, last born, etc.)
I was the first. And the last.
...and the middle, I suppose?
10. Tell Santa what you want for Christmas.
The complete decommercialization of the holiday, forcing everyone to concentrate on bettering themselves and assisting those in need rather than the rampant consumerism fuelled by the blatant self-centredness that everyone seems to fall for?
That or a new car.