Always liked the night, this was at a beach.
You can call me Kami, or Stephen. I've worked on various personal
websites off and on since starting this one. I tend to enjoy the
designing phase the most, so sometimes that's as far as it gets.
One example would be this Xenosaga
that I had been rebuilding after moving it from another host. ML
is a site I keep coming back to, and I plan on building, and
completing, others as well.
My favorite color is black, and I love the
night, but you might have guessed that much. There's something
about the late evening that appeals to me. Quieter than the
daytime, thus making it easier to think, and full of lights both
natural and artificial. One of my favorite places to be is a
beach at night. You might look one way and see the lights on
hotels, streets, a pier and amusement park. Then, in the other
direction, a dark, seemingly endless expanse where the unseen ocean
waves keep crashing on the sand and the stars above are easily visible
despite the city lights right behind you. Sights like that helped
inspire Midnight Lagoon's theme.
Besides Tenchi Muyo!, I've enjoyed quite a few different anime series,
including Bleach, Inuyasha, Full Metal Alchemist (both timelines),
different Gundams, and Naruto (particularly Shippuden). Used to
just watch it on cable, as my short list of favorites might indicate,
but my selection isn't what it used to be, and the internet is a better
I'm a fan of the whole Final Fantasy series,
of Warcraft, Ninja Gaiden, and other games too numerous to list
here. Back in the late 90s my earliest attempt at a website was
inspired by the pre-Playstation Final Fantasy games. I like a lot
of science fiction and fantasy, from Star Trek to Lord of the Rings, as
well as learning about ancient history and the mythologies of the world.
Rukia Kuchiki of Bleach.
I like writing stories, and photography, the
latter of which contributed to the waterfall that Ryoko is
enjoying. This is a spot I visited in 2007, near Castle in the
Clouds, quite a scenic area.
I've always liked taking shots of natural
scenes. One morning on a beach, conditions were ideal for this.
One of the first things I did after getting a
digital camera was head out to capture some images of the trees turning.
I've been taking care of tropical fish, and
some goldfish, since late 2003. The tank is just 20 gallons, but
I've had a variety of decor, from Greek to Chinese, even if it got
crowded at times. Always liked angelfish, and here we have a
with a shy neon tetra on the far right, next to a blind cave fish
feeling it's way through the artifical plants on the bottom.
I mentioned an interest in
World of Warcraft. It's taken up a lot of my free time over the
years, as MMORPGs tend to do once you get sucked in. More than
once I gave serious thought to building fan sites for the game and my
characters. The actual playing kept me so busy that I never got
past the planning stages. I've cut back lately and don't expect
to play as much as I used to. Since there's a minor connection to
Tenchi, and this section is about my interests, I've decided to include
this here. When I created my second druid in the game, I was
inspired by a certain Juraian princess.
While Ryoko was often the favorite among
American fans, I always liked quiet, reserved (usually) Ayeka.
I also enjoyed role-playing as her in a game this site hosted.
This picture is anything but typical for her, but bear with me, it
with the comparison.
In the Warcraft lore, night elves used to be
immortal, as long as they were bound to a great tree. Not unlike
Juraians, and with long purple hair as one of the options, along came
Lauca, my regular "toon" for a while. Unlike Ayeka, though, she'd
turn into an angry bear and maul things. It would be interesting
to watch Ryoko deal with that.
To be honest, though, I've
mostly used this shaman, Belren, since about 2008. One of the
draenei, or as some call them, European space goats. I always
found wielding lava and lightning as weapons to be great fun. You
probably track down the server these two are on, but don't count on
seeing them active.