Typically, I really dislike filling out the "bio" section of these things because I don't know what to say and I don't really like talking about myself. But let me give a brief BG on me.
I'm from Michigan and have been living in Japan since 2005, mostly in Nagoya, but I eventually moved to Yokohama.
---this is old...but I'm keeping it just because it reminds me that I was once happy at work!---
I am currently working as an ESL teacher at a private all-girls junior high & high school which is probably the most fun and most well paid job I have had in my life thus far. I am very lucky to be surrounded by awesome people, many of which are seriously talented in the arts. They inspire me to continue learning myself, which is why I've started doing more things here. I joined the art club with the kids at school and I hope they can help teach me a thing or two as well!!
---Update: I'm still working at an all-girls private school, but working conditions aren't the greatest. I used to think the students were better than my previous school, but... ugh. They're pretty much the same.
I have one cat, who is the cutest thing in the world. I should upload some photos of her for people to enjoy her cuteness. Her name is Misa and she is 2 years old! She came with me from Nagoya on the Shinkansen. She was a very good girl and never complained the whole way.
Let's see, art wise, I have loved animation (not just Japanese) since I was little. I think the most thing that I liked about it was the characters and the worlds it can create. Since my background is in storytelling (OH! LOOK! Check out the artwork on the left that some extremely talented people have done for my story!!), I think I first was brought in by that, and then the actual artwork or music finished the job. Some of the earliest anime I remember watching were Go! Lion (Voltron) and the color version of Tetsuwan Atom (Astroboy). I also remember really liking Mighty Mouse, Kidd Video, and a bunch of other 80s Saturday morning cartoons. Yes, I was one of those kids who willingly got up at 6am to watch stuff. haha
I am also an avid animation art collector. I mostly collect cels from B't X, Samurai Troopers, Wild Knights Gulkeeva, and the Ys II OVA, although I have artwork from many other titles as well. You can view my gallery here: rekka.rubberslug.com
OH, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, READ THIS BEFORE YOU SEND ME A LAME MESSAGE!!!DISCLAIMER
** Do not comment or send me a PM to sweet-talk me, to get me to chat with you on skype, to maybe become your new BFF, or any other unmentioned absurdity. I did not join DA to find love and romance or even to get new friends. The sole purpose of posting these images is strictly artistic and I would appreciate it if comments would stick to the same. This includes asking me to be your model. Thanks, but no thanks.
I am not a model and I don't think I'm the best looking thing on the planet, therefore I do appreciate your kind compliments, nonetheless. "I will therefore accept the offered love as love and will not wrong it."
** I will not, however, respond to Notes of any soliciting nature. This includes:
Solicitations to chat/video chat on Skype
Join a specific club
Visit any Web site off of DA
Be your model
I'm sure there are more but I'm not going to write every possible thing, it would take WAY too long and I really don't care enough to do that.
** I will delete spam and troll comments and report them as such.
My standards may seem kinda strict and unfriendly, but that is my right. I welcome any and all artistic and fun comments on the items that I post. Help me improve my craft, share your artistic work and I'll comment on it, too!