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What is your name?
Sam. If you want more, I'm pretty sure it's not hard to find.
What is your quest?
To seek the Holy Grail.
What is your favorite color?
How long have you been on the Internet?
Probably.... 11 years? Longer than that, but either way. I've had the username Kabocha for a good few years now, too.
Why don't you post the nice things here as much?
Because I love MangaBullet, plain and simple. I'm also a gallery mod there. It's an interesting job some days.
Yeah, uh... Okay. I make new brushes as the mood strikes me, or the need does... Either way.
If you have a particular need or request, ask me and I'll see what I can do.
Do you do commissions?
Not usually, no. If there's something I really have to have, yes, I might. But it often comes down to two things, really:
1. I'm a terrible procrastinator
2. I have hand issues and I would rather work on comics / other artwork.
If my reasoning's different than that at any point in time, trust me, you'll know.
How many comics have you done?
...A few? Only a couple were ever "really" posted on the Internet as webcomics - and that would be Kibou and For Your Sake. Others yet are kept in a dump that needs redesigned.
When you were younger, what inspired Kibou?
That's... really hard to say, actually. There's a lot of influences - and actually, some interesting coincidences (particularly, regarding names for some characters). But it went through some several different incarnations before becoming what it is - and the "first version" done on paper is actually really not the first shot.
...But to stay on topic, I'd have to say that just my desire to draw and write something with princesses and magic users and SWORDS really inspired it. That, and the Legend of Zelda, possibly. I was very much in love with Oracle of Ages and Seasons.
OMG WHY ARE YOU SUCH A -------
I don't mean to be most of the time. I apparently have a habit as coming off short, when I just want to be clear on what I say.
Did you choose "Kabocha" after that anime, Kodocha?
Nope. My other common alias however, is partly derived from 鋼の錬金術師 (Fullmetal Alchemist).
What do you do for a living?
Certainly not illustration! I'm actually a student - and a programmer, at that. (Not a fantastic one, though. I definitely need work.)
Besides website layouts 'n stuff, what else do you do?
Well, okay. Hm. I've written a few small programs for school, mostly. Probably the most amusing was a Python-based webpage generator for stats based off of students and their grades in various classes. I also have a tendency to leave strange comments in my programs, such as:
//If I knew what this was doing I'd tell you but I'm not entirely sure because it's 3am
#Stop. HAMMER TIME
#Yes, yes, we've imported something here. What are you planning to do with it?
I also grade things. Some days, I feel like doing this, for pretty much the same reasons.
Other things I've had a hand in are... ...Research. And bug fixing. And mashing my head into the keyboard repeatedly.
What's your favorite anime of all time?
Evangelion. :3 Though, right now, Puella Magi Madoka Magica is really growing on me.
What type of music do you like?
It varies based on my mood, really. Generally, yes, I listen to a lot of Japanese stuff - and right now, a good chunk of that is Vocaloid-based.
I'm a fan of "wonky rock" ... Or well, rock and roll in general. I enjoy some techno, but not a lot.
Have you been to any concerts?
Once. If I could go to see anything in concert now, though, I'd like to see one of the Vocaloid concerts - if they were doing a "live" anywhere near me. I'm not big on crowded events, though... (And yet I still go to conventions.)
Don't you have any favorite foods and such?
Yes, of course, but it varies depending on health, mood, season... But hands down, I have to say that my absolute favorite is Salmon. Grilled salmon, salmon in a salad, salmon sushi/sashimi... It's really good with a spicy tahini sauce, too. I especially like it when it's been smoked.
I'm also partial to blueberry yogurt... And various ice creams. (Sherberts, though... No thanks.)
Demon and FairyI sat around a campfire, eating mum's delicious homemade double chocolate apple cake in the woods when my dad began to tell me the story about a demon marrying a fairy.
"Are you daft, you old fart?" I said. "You mean a demon, the illegitimate offspring of Jerry Springer, and a fairy, the illegitimate offspring of Reese Witherspoon, can actually marry? Have you shacked yourself in France?" In his almost boring, monotone voice, he replied,
"It's a story I've heard around these parts, lad. Will you just listen?
"A long time ago it has been said that there was a demon resurrected by the gods after it was killed in a long war back in
Naito"Can you fight, Master Naito?" asked a robot to an old man lying in bed, the man's eyes driven but his face fading, weakening.
" I can fight " he said, voice weakening. "I must save the Queen "
"But Master," said a black haired young knight, "You can hardly move right now! If you try to fight again-" Naito grabbed his hand.
"Parnell I for years must always protect Queen " Naito's voice declined. Naito's hand rested on Parnell's hand.
" Goodbye, Master "
"Is it time?" asked the robot, holding a red orb. Parnell nodded. The robot placed the red orb ne