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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*

Away, Away!

So tonight is the night. I'm going back home where I belong. I can't wait but the drive makes me nervous. It will be the farthest I have ever driven on my own.

18 hours. ...I have to drive across country for 18 hours. The longest I have ever traveled on my own was 3 hours.

BUT the time is coming where I will once again be free to play on the internet as I wish. <3

...I'm...scared I'm gonna get lost half way there. xD

To play catch up.

I know there are a lot of you that have updates. I promise I haven't forgotten you. I will get to them, I just haven't been able to recently.

Do not give up hope! Shortly I should have time again!


...and donuts? I would really like one right about now. A good Krispy Kreme Donut. Haven't had one in a while. *drools*

So...as the title says, I was promoted. It's been a while since I have had one of those too. ...but then again...it had been a while since I returned to this place too. I was gone for quite a while. o:

...I have good news!

I am almost finished with some things around here so I can shortly be more active again. :D

As for right now though, I head to work!

Been Tagged by Hifsa and I Tag...

The rules:

Hifsa's Questions:
1.Where do you live?

In the US.

2.Where would you rather been, if you got to chose?

Well...not sure honestly. I would have rather stayed in one place rather than having moved around all the time. Does that count?

3.Have you ever slept in the bathroom?

I think I fell asleep in the tub once but I can't remember for certain.

4.What are you up to these days?

Mostly work, packing, and trying to get my Sorcerer to level 60 before the newest expansion comes out for Aion.

5.Have you ever eaten noodles with your hands?

A couple of times I have dropped a few noodles on my shirt and I picked them off and ate them. Gross I know, but sometimes they are just to good to throw away!

6.An anime that made you cry?

Naruto made me cry when Itachi died...and Jiraiya. Bleach has made me cry too. Chrono Crusade as well. ...we will just say I'm emotional. More than a few have made me cry. T.T

7.Which anime character would you wish really exist?

Umm. You need to ask? xD Itachi of course.

8.Who are you most close to in your family?

My Mom or my Brother.

9.Do you have a job? If yes then, what is it?

Yes. I currently work at an automotive plant. That will be changing soon though.

10.Alone in an island what would you miss most?

...Internet. Because then I wouldn't be alone would I? I could just send someone a message and be like, "Save me, you!" xD

11.Did you like my questions?

Yea, They were cute. :)

My Questions:

1. Do you have a car? If so, what kind?
2. What is your favorite Dessert?
3. Spicy or sweet?
4. What is your favorite hobby?
5. Your OTP?
6. Leader or a follower?
7. What is your idea of fun?
8. Manga, Anime, or both?
9. Would you dance in the rain?
10. Where would you most like to visit and why?
11. Do you have a pet? If so, what kinds?

I tag:
1. Luicifers Wife
2. DarkWolves Faith
3. XxArrancarFanxX
4. Crimson-Rose
5. Raina
(My tag list isn't complete. I don't have a whole lot of active friends. Most of the people I know on here aren't really around anymore. D:)

A little of this, and a little of that.

I have been trying to juggle two games recently and it is getting a little stressful.

Don't get me wrong, I love both of them but I feel like I'm being stretched a little thin.

You see, I don't have to play either but it is the only way to keep in contact with certain friends.

One of them lives a few states over and the only way I can hang out with her is to play Aion Online. The other friend is a guy friend from work that I will very soon no longer be able to see either as I am moving back down south. So DC Universe is the only way we can keep in touch.

My time is being demanded by both friends and I'm having to try and do this balancing act to keep up with them.

You wouldn't think just playing a game could become so stressful. Hn.

Then on top of that I have to keep up with my job, things around the house, Tumblr, TheOtaku, Plurk, and DeviantArt.

...and when I do get back home...I'm going back to school too.

Do you see where I am coming from? I don't feel like there are enough hours in the day to keep up with everything and everyone.

I don't want to step away from any of these things. There is always a time for work and a time for play...and then there are times when suddenly everything is beginning to look like work.

I just...How do I keep up? =.=