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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:


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.


Obsession INC

Aion Obsession INC

Ulquihime:Forbidden Embraces





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*

A Long Night

So...last night was a drinking night. I am super glad I didn't troll you guys here with my intoxicated jabber. Unfortunately the Tumblr community cannot say the same. *laughs*

Anyway, it was a pretty good night.

I also bought Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Storm 3(PS3) yesterday and I ended up playing a good bit of it during the festivities last night and I remember very little of it...though I apparently finished several battles with "S" and "A" rank and unlocked many characters and trophies.


I find this completely hilarious. I, apparently, game better when I have no idea what is going on around me. Haha! (Not that getting those ranks is terribly hard...I just find it funny that I can do it inebriated.)

...and that is an update to what is going on in my life.

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by Diablo123456

I'm afraid of 10 out of 72 common fears

A meme I actually meant to do a few days ago...but I forgot. xD

[] the dark
[~] staying single forever
[] being a parent
[] giving birth
[~] being myself in front of others
[] open spaces
[] closed spaces
[] heights
[] dogs
[] birds
[] fish
[~] spiders
[] flowers or other plants
So far: 3

[] being touched
[] fire
[] deep water
[] snakes
[] silk
[] the ocean
[] failure
[] success
[] thunder/lightning
[] frogs/toads
[] my boyfriends/girlfriends dad
[] boyfriends/girlfriends mom
[] rats
[] jumping from high places
[] snow
So far: 3

[] rain
[] wind
[] crossing hanging bridges
[~] death
[] heaven
[] being robbed
[] falling
[] clowns
[] dolls
[~] large crowds of people
[] men
[] women
[] having great responsibilities
[] doctors, including dentists
[~] tornadoes (been through several, it wasn't pretty.)
So far: 6

[] hurricanes
[~] incurable diseases
[] sharks
[] Friday the 13th
[] ghosts
[] poverty
[] Halloween
[] school
[] trains
[] odd numbers
[] even numbers
[~] being alone
[~] becoming blind
[] becoming deaf
[] growing up
So far: 9

[~] creepy noises in the night
[] bee stings
[] not accomplishing my dreams/goals
[] blood
[] dinosaurs
[] the welcome mat
[] high speed
[] throwing up
[] falling in love
[] super secrets

Total: 10 (fearless it says...I would beg to differ...I think my degree of fear over some of these things trumps that. xD)

If you wish to post this in your journal, it's been requested that you title it "I'm afraid of __ out of 72 common fears"

If you get more than 30, I strongly recommend some counseling
If you get more than 20, you're paranoid.
If you get 10-20, you are normal.
If you get 10 or less, you're fearless

Confessions launch!

Okay, so far I already have a few confessions submitted for Otaku Confessions. It is a bit of a slow start but I can't expect any better being that I have only been back to TheO for a very short time and have only acquired a handful of new friends and subscribers.

I'm hoping over the next few weeks the world will be able to pick up a bit of speed. I have seen similar blogs on Tumblr that were roaring successes, I can only hope the same of this one.

Wish me luck!

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A Bit of Substance

I really need to find something with a bit more substance to post about. I used to have daily themes for discussions way back when on MyOtaku...maybe I can do something like that again.

Then again, I don't suppose it has to be themed. Just a little something every day.

Well. Today's topic is going to be how frustrating I find the new comment system. I have the hardest time telling when someone has responded to a post I have made or to a comment I have left. It appears that the only way I can get that information in a layout similar to the way I used to get it on the MyO backroom is through subscribing. ...and I'm to broke to do that right now. xD

Every penny I get is being shoveled towards my moving fund.

Ahh well. I suppose I should just stop being so lazy and actually check back where I have been to see what has or hasn't been said.


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Fun Was to be Had!

So last night was a success. We had lots of fun and I ate much yummy food. Turns out, my friend can cook very well. I mean, I knew he could cook, but I swear he coul

d be a chef if he wanted to be. No joke. The stuff was fantastic.

The Margaritas were also very good. Though I expected this. He was a bartender at one point in time so it was only natural that his drinks were smooth.

The Hobbit in 3D wasn't as fantastic as I thought it would be honestly. It was still a wonderful show but It was less in your face action 3D as I would have expected. Was more like you were looking through a window into Tolkien's world rather than Tolkien's world leaping out into ours. ...If you know what I mean.

Long story short, I had a fantastic night. ...and today I bought Skyrim for the PS3. I have it for my Alienware but I have nowhere to set the desktop up at the moment so console Skyrim will have to do. (I will sorely miss my mods though.)

And on that note, I leave you with the picture of the day.

Madara by Dakita