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I am once again returning to TheO/MyO. I am sad to see that many of my friends are no longer around. I hope to make some new friends, that is...if I don't frighten them away. *chuckles*

Anyway...for those of you that don't know me...

I have been known by two Usernames here on TheO. Ms. Bakura Ishtar and Shadey Character. Been around since 2005. A lot has changed here since then, let me tell you.

My true name is Amanda but many of my friends and family call me Shader, Shade, or Shadey. At work I am known by my middle name Marie for the simple fact that there is another girl that works with me that has the same name...and I don't like being confused with her.

In many of the games I participate in I go by Aparisyon, Istral, Shader, Wraith, BloodWraith, or Kallien. As you can see, there are many things to call me by. Pick whatever makes you happy.

Now that we have got the many faces of me out of the way. We can get on to the good stuff.

I am an anime/manga/sci-fi/fantasy/gaming addict. Some of my favorite Anime/Manga are Hellsing, Chrono Crusade, BLEACH, Vampire Hunter D, Inuyasha, Naruto, Final Fantasy, Elfen Lied, so on and so forth. (There are far more...maybe one day I will get my lazy butt around to making a list.)

Movies or Television that I enjoy include Advent Children, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pirates of the Caribbean, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis(my favorite), Sanctuary, Angel, Buffy, Bones, The Vampire Diaries, and Heroes... I do not watch a whole lot of regular TV. Most of my television is viewed from my computer anyway.

The video game series I like best is Final Fantasy. I also enjoy Prince of Persia, and Kingdom Hearts. My favorite video game is Final Fantasy VII. Sephiroth is pretty darn awesome. ...and so is Vincent. ;)

Itachi, Ulquiorra, Madara, Murumasa, Gaara, Grimmjow, Alucard, D, Chrono, Sesshomaru, Bakura, Marik, Todd the Wraith, Steve the Wraith, Prince Nuada, Frieza, Cell,Sephiroth, Kadaj, Yazoo, and Vincent are some of my all time FAVORITE characters from any given movie, game, or television show.(and trust me my list continues to grow.)

Some of the MMORPGs I enjoy include Aion, Fiesta, Perfect World, WoW, and Runes of Magic. (Most of these I have retired unfortunately, but I enjoyed my time in game.) At the moment I spend a majority of my gaming time playing Aion or Console games. If you also play and are interested in maybe meeting in game send me a PM and we will figure out a time and a place.

If you have never heard of these games and would like to just see what they are...here are a few links to the websites/download sites for you:

Fiesta

Aion NA

Perfect World

Runes of Magic

I'm not going to even include a World of Warcraft link. I'm confident that you know what that is. ...and if you don't, I will be happy to enlighten you.

If you have a Plurk, Tumblr, or DeviantArt, feel free to add me there too.

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Obsession INC

Aion Obsession INC

Ulquihime:Forbidden Embraces

Plurk

ShadeyWraith

DeviantArt

l-Shader-l

I hope that told you something about me. If I think of anything else I will put it up for those of you that actually read these.

If you ever feel the need to strike up a conversation with me, feel free! I can talk about pretty much anything ya want. ;)

Oh and...I'm a Ulquihime and ItaSaku shipper. Sorry if ya don't like it. I do and this is my world soooo...

To lazy to look for a good AMV at the moment but its always wonderful to see Madara and Hashirama in action. *shrugs*

Time for a change?

As the title would suggest. I may change my world's theme and am thinking about using a new avatar. ...I can't decide what I want to do though. Maybe something Madara or Itachi themed? I haven't decided.

I have had this Ulquiorra one forever and it doesn't even match my world. It's starting to degrade. The animation isn't quite as smooth as it once was. Funny how that sometimes happens.

Ahh indecision. I don't know what I should do.

The (probably impossible) Millions of Wallpapers Challenge

Why do I say probably impossible? Well...it's a combination of a few things. I work a lot, I game a lot, I read a lot of fanfiction, and I'm lazy.

BUT! ...everyone else has set out to try it so I might as well too. ...Just don't expect it to get done anytime soon. xD

Heaven and hell
Twins
Clouds
Rainbow
Animals
Robots
Music
Haiku
Money
Shopping
Friends
Family
Flowers
Geisha
Dancing
Snow
Fairies
Dragons
Forest
Fireworks
Butterflies
Space
Ocean
Abstract
Classic
Frozen
Royalty
Birds
Fate
Monochrome
Time
Power
Energy
Believe
Care
Heart
Sacrifice
Burn
Fire and Ice
Yin and Yang
Confidence
Trust
Rain
Apocalypse
Night
Stars
Illusion
Fairytale
Mirror
Shattered
Mask
Hope
Lightning
Poison
Kimono
Fast
Truth
Lie
Soul
Dream
Pirates
Metal
Growth
Innocent
Mist
Desert
Dance
Forgiving
Lost
Light
Alone
Mountain
Telephone
Train
Chains
Gold
Colours
Paint
Protect
Key
Disney
Sorrow
Treasure
Eyes
Danger
Magic
Puzzle
Ancient times (Roman/Greek)
Victorian
Lolita
Gothic
Isolation
Insanity
Genius
Crystal ball
Movie
Pencils
Photography
Memories
Windows and doors

I will un-spoiler them as I do them.

...and COMPLETE!

Finally finished that wall for Crimson's challenge. I had been putting it off because I reallllly didn't want to finish rendering that scan. *chuckles* The part I hate most about making wallpapers, signatures, or avatars. *sighs*

Anyway, I'm not completely happy with the way it turned out. The glass doesn't look like glass and I can say the reflection looks horrible as well. Ahh well. I tried. I have to practice on making glass from scratch. Practice makes perfect they say.

I have to play/watch Amnesia now. It looks like a cute series. (Do you realize how many new series I have decided to add to my ever growing "Needs to watch/Read" list since returning to TheO?)

...and on that note, I leave you to it. I'm starving and I don't particularly feel like cooking soooo...I'm going to town!

Meme 03

Another one borrowed from Hifsa.

Pride:
[] You carry a mirror everywhere.
[] You carry beauty supplies everywhere.
[] You put others down.
[] You flaunt or brag about yourself.
[] The only topic that interests you is you.
[] You don't listen to others problems.
[] You wear booty shorts.
[~] You wear makeup.
[] You enjoy attention.
[] You like to do things YOUR way and YOUR way only.
Result: 1

Envy:
[~] You feel negative about your body image.
[] You don't have a lot of money.
[] You don't have good grades.
[~] You're insecure.
[] Your living conditions aren't the best.
[] You cry a lot.
[] You are bullied.
[~] You've never been in a real relationship or have been in a bad one.
[~] You don't attract all the girls/boys.
[] You think everyone else has better things.
Results: 4

Gluttony:
[] You eat a lot.
[] You always get more than what you need.
[] You always have snacks around your house.
[] You drink a lot.
[] You always have a granola bar or something in your purse.
[] You hide food.
[] You binge-eat.
[] You are normally warm.
[] You can crack a lot of your bones
[~] You often say, "I'm starving...."
Results: 1

Lust:
[] You are very sexually active.
[] You have had three or more girlfriends or boyfriends.
[] You wear matching underwear.
[] You wear a lot of makeup.
[~] You have fetishes.
[~] You have looked up porn.
[~] You are a fan of Yaoi or Yuri.
[~] You have '"fantasized".
Results: 4

Wrath:
[] You have not had a real relationship.
[] You go to anger management classes or used to.
[] You have to take special pills.
[] You are aggressive.
[] You hate someone
[] You have hurt someone - physically or mentally.
[~] You back-talk people.
[~] You have gotten detention before.
[~] You get into fights - verbal or physical.
[] You are strong.
Results: 3

Greed:
[~] You often buy things.
[~] You [often] WANT instead of NEED.
[~] You have expensive things. (sometimes :P)
[] You put yourself before others.
[] You can tend to be a little rude.
[] You don't try to save money.
[] You own more than two cars.
[] You own more than two credit cards.
[] You always have to look the best
Results: 3

Sloth:
[~] You don't do gym in school or don't try in gym.
[] You don't have the best grades.
[~] You procrastinate.
[] You go to bed at ten p.m.
[~] You often take naps.
[] You fall asleep in classes.
[~] You're often called lazy.
[] You don't participate in class.
[] You do the minimum amount of work.
[] You seldom go to church.
Results: 4

Sloth, Lust,and Envy for me. (The lust part doesn't surprise me one bit.)

Meme 02

This is a Meme stolen from a friend whom stole it from another friend! I always find these so interesting.

1. Do you snore?

Depends on how tired I am. If I am exhausted, yes.

2. Are you a lover or a fighter?

A little bit of both I think.

3. What's your worst fear?

Probably tornadoes. I have been through a few and it isn't something I would wish on anyone.

4. As a kid, were you a lego maniac?

Yes...and a maniac about anything else I could build with.

5. What do you think of "reality" tv?

It's a waste of time. Why watch reality when you have to live in it everyday. I much prefer to watch something where I feel like my mind can escape this reality for a while.

6. Do you chew on your straws?

Sometimes.

7. Were you a cute baby?

Honestly...not to sound mean but, I think babies are ugly looking things. At least until they fill out a bit.

8. Is the single life for you?

Until I am feeling lonely. *laughs*

9. What colour is your keyboard?

Black, Silver, White, and Blue.

10. Do your sing in the shower?

When I am especially happy.

11. Have you ever sky-dived before?

Nah. The way my luck is I would get a faulty Parachute.

12. Any secret talents?

Secret talents...I'm not sure. Does painting my nails and making them look professional count?

13. What's your ideal vacation spot?

The beach.

14. Can you swim?

Yea. I love swimming!

16. Have you seen the movie "Donnie Darko"?

I have no idea what that even is.

17. Do you care about the ozone?

Yea. Without it we would all burn to a crisp.

18. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?

238

19. Can you sing the alphabet backwards?

Yea sure, just don't expect me to do it very fast.

20. Have you ever been on an airplane?

Yea. I don't like them.

21. Are you a single child?

Nah. I have a brother.

22. Do you prefer electronic or manual pencil sharpeners?

Depends on what project I am working on. If it's homework or writing I prefer Electronic. If it is for art purposes, Manual. Prisma colored pencils are ruined easily in an electronic sharpener.

23. What's your stand on hunting?

I don't enjoy killing things unless it is comprised of pixels on a television or a computer screen.

24. Is marriage in your future?

At this moment I would say no, but stranger things have happened. I just haven't found my one yet.

25. Do you like your handwriting?

This also depends. My handwriting changes like the wind depending on what I am doing with it.

26. What are you allergic to?

I am allergic to death.

27. When was the last time you said 'I love you?'

A few days ago maybe.

28. Is Tupac still alive?

According to Wikipedia, no.

29. Do you cry at weddings?

Nah. I try not to cry in public anyway.

30. How do you like your eggs?

Scrambled by themselves but on sandwiches I like Sunny up.

31. Are blondes dumb?

Hair-color doesn't determine a person's intelligence.

32. Where does the other sock end up?

Somewhere on Earth. Where exactly, I have yet to discover. It is a mystery of life.

33. What time is it?

2:45am

34. Do you have a nickname?

Many based on Shader. (Shader, Shadey, Shades, Shade) ...and according to some I am known as "Itachi" simply for the fact I am obsessed with that particular character.

35. Is McDonald's disgusting?

It isn't something I would eat every day but once in a blue moon I find it satisfying.

36. When was the last time you were in a car?

Tonight. I had to drive home from work.

37. Do you prefer baths or showers?

Showers.

38. Is Santa Claus real?

The person the Santa Clause Myth was based on was very much real.

39. Do you like having your neck kissed?

Yes, and nibbled.

40. Are you afraid of the dark?

I am not afraid of the dark, I am afraid of what could be standing there in the dark that I cannot see.

41. What are you addicted to?

Anime, Manga, Games, and the Internet.

42. Crunchy or creamy peanut butter?

What is it for? Sandwiches, I prefer Creamy. Desserts? Crunchy.

43. Can you crack your neck?

Not intentionally...but it does happen occasionally.

44. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?

Not that I am aware of.

45. How many times have you brushed your teeth today?

Twice.

46. Is drug free the way to be?

Gaming and anime are my anti-drugs.

47. Are you a heavy sleeper?

Again, It depends. Sometimes I do sleep heavy while others I wake up at the drop of a pin.

48. What colour are your eyes?

Blue.

50. Do you like your life?

There are ups and downs. There are certainly other things I think I should be doing though.

51. Who's better: Stone Cold or The Rock?

I would have to say The ROck...just because I think he's a bit prettier than Stone Cold...though I am not a wrestling fan.

52. Are you psychic

I think everyone is to some degree. The Human mind is much more powerful than people give it credit for.

53. Have you read "Catcher in the Rye"?

I think I read it for class...but I can't be certain.

54. Do you play any instruments?

My vocal cords.

55. Have you ever stolen money?

I don't think I have. I have been stolen from though.

56. Can you snowboard?

Never tried so I don't know.

57. Do you like camping?

I most certainly do.

58. Do you snort when you laugh?

Nah. Sometimes I stop making any sounds at all when I laugh though. Usually when I find something just over the top funny.

59. Do you believe in magic?

There are many things in this world I do not understand and until I have all the facts I will rule nothing out.

60. Are dogs a man's best friend?

Maybe a man's...but a Cat is mine. (His name is Grimm and he is an adorable long haired black cat.)

61. You believe in divorce?

For the right reasons. I don't expect anyone to stay in an abusive relationship whether it be physical or emotional.

62. Can you do the moonwalk?

I feel like a dork when I try. xD

63. Do you make a lot of mistakes?

Mmm. I don't know about this one. You would have to ask an outside source.

64. Is it cold outside today?

It is Chilly, yes.

65. What was the last thing you ate?

Chicken.

66. Do you wear nail polish?

Yes. ...I have an entire dresser drawer full of polishes. >.>

67. Have you ever been kissed?

Yes.

68. What's the most annoying TV commercial?

I have to agree with Hifsa on this one. Pretty much all of them.

69. Do you shop at American Eagle?

Nah. I occasionally have American Eagle things given to me though. I tend to avoid stores that make me look...less like me.

70. Favorite song at the moment?

One More Lie by Aranda

71. Do you like your job?

Not really.

72. Do you like your classes in school?

Haven't started college again yet.

73. How do you like your meat cooked?

Well Done. I don't want my meat talking to me while I try to eat it.

74. Do you like these surveys.

When I have someone to share them with.

75. Why did the Chicken Cross the road?

To discover for itself the answer to this age old mystery