I'm Sarah, known as Catty, username Aravis17 pretty much everywhere (Quizilla, Mibba, Youtube, playlist.com, etc.). I try to use this username on every website I make an account on, but on rare occasions I find it is taken (the Aravis17's on Runescape and Ebay are not me, the imposters!)
I absolutely adore femme metal, and the accompanying growls/screams/grunts that don't clash or take over the song. My favorite bands are Epica, Xandria, Evanescence, Elis, Echoes of Eternity, Krypteria, Lacuna Coil, We Are The Fallen, Midnattsol, and the ones listed under my "Interests" [The Rasmus being the exception to the genre]. I also love the Finnish pop band Indica, the Seattle-based steampunk band Abney Park, and pop in the veins of Adele, Imogen Heap, Jem, and Florence and the Machine. Finishing off the list is Kerli, the Estonian pop singer who describes herself as bubble-goth.
I LOVE to write. I'm trying to write seven original stories right now, perhaps to be novels, which is why I won't be uploading them. Publishing companies won't take something that's been previously published, electronic ways included. I did put some of them on Quizilla, but have stopped uploading since, especially because of the reformatting that took place that ruined the site.
I also am obsessed with taking pictures and making backgrounds and blending and pretty much experimenting with Adobe Photoshop, which is why I'm here. When the bug bites me and I make something that surprises even me, I want to share it and get feedback.
Current Residence: Between the covers of a book
Favourite genre of music: Female-fronted Rock, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Rock
Favourite cartoon character: Rat from Pearls Before Swine
Personal Quote: "To be great is to be misunderstood" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Favourite Visual Artist
Jonathon Earl Bowser and Josephine Wall
Labyrinth, Harry Potter, Narnia, Pirates/Caribbean, Avatar, Tin Man, Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek, Hogfather
Favourite TV Shows
Sherlock, Chuck, Stargate SG-1, Downton Abbey, Heroes, Merlin, Lie To Me
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Within Temptation, Nightwish, Delain, Sirenia, Emilie Autumn, Leaves' Eyes, The Rasmus
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Libba Bray), Warrior (Marie Brennan), The Parasol Protectorate (Gail Carriger)
Gail Carriger, C.S. Lewis, Marie Brennan, J.K. Rowling, Terry Pratchett, Tamora Pierce, Libba Bray
Age of Mythology, Heroes of Might and Magic V, Diablo 3, The Sims Medieval
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Adobe Photoshop 5.0 (old version, but it works), Serif Photoplus
Reading, writing, watching, and creating anything to do with fantasy elements