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AIM: Veriria is ME
|About [Veriria's] Palace!|
I've been making cartoon dolls for nearly 10 years now. Yes, it's true! You see, what you call "cartoon dolls" actually started out as images/avatars on The Palace Chat. You can read the history about the dolls/avatars at Evolution of the Skater. The Palace Chat is a graphical 2-D chatting client that does have a rather large following, even though it has no professoinal support anymore (although the community support for it simply rocks!). People can host their own servers and make their Palaces, and anyone with a Palace client can access said servers, much like an IRC client.
I started putting my own personal creations on my website around early 1998, at http://veriria.8k.com - a website that is still up and running even though they refuse to give me access to it anymore *laughs* Following my friend Love, for an Immortal, (who was the first person to put "doll/avatar" tutorials up online) -- I put my own tutorials up online for others to follow, since I was getting quite disgusted with the fact that people were "ripping" avatars off of The Palace and placing them on their websites and pro-claiming them as "their own" and saying "they made them".
I can't say I was the first, but I can damn well say me and my website were the second to put up tutorials on how to make dolls :P Sounds silly, but what do I care - it's true! While there are many more dollers out there who are simply fabulous at making said dolls, my website does enjoy a steady traffic flow simply because so many others have linked to me over the years. I humbly thank all those who have and continue to support me and my website! And the rest, as they say, is history.
Hobbies: I enjoy doing many things - I have a ton of different hobbies. Right now I bounce around between making cartoon dolls, making handmade soap, being on my webcam, and watching Stargate (it's my favorite show in the entire world!). I've also lately been trying to paint. Nothing fancy, of course - strictly abstract painting ;D I've actually been reproducing some Keith Haring artwork (he's one of my favorite artists).
Cats: I was born on February 5th, 1982 - I started this website when I was about 16 years old. I am now 24! I currently live by myself in a two bedroom apartment with my two cats, Rozz and Maestro. They are both black cats, but Rozz has green eyes and is all black, whereas Maestro has yellow eyes and is somewhat of a "tuxedo" cat. I love them both so much! I have lived with boyfriends in the past -- and I'll tell you right now, it doesn't work! Having said that, I don't think anyone should live together unless they already plan on getting married (at the very least). It is definately hard on break-ups when you live together. Ah, but I digress...
Work: I currently work onboard Amtrak trains - and while some people may think it is a "glamorous" or "adventurous" job, I'm here to tell you that it AIN'T! I hate it with a passion - mostly because the sort of people who ride it are dumbasses. Not everyone, mind you...But people become so dumb when they are the customer, that I can't stand it anymore. I guess I'm just not a patient person (or a "people person" for that matter!).
Work: I'm thinking of joining the Marines. My brother is currently at boot camp for the Marines - and he made Squad Leader! I'm so proud of him. And before you go spouting off to me that I should join the Air Force (or to not join any military!) I'll tell you one thing - I have no other opportunities besides joining the Military - besides getting heavily into debt with government school loans. Sorry, I don't want to be in debt! If this means whoring my body and mind out to my country for 5 years in exchange for loads of [good] stuff in return (assuming I don't die, first) then I'm ok with that much better than being in debt :)
Health: I'm trying to quit drinking Diet Coke (bane of my existance! Well, at least for my teeth...) I'm trying to eat and drink healthier. I'm not on any diet, or health food kick - I'm just trying to be more healthy and earth-conscious. I'm also trying to become an ethical/green consumer. I'd try anti-consumerism, but I don't think I'd like dumpster-diving for my food and clothing *laughs* No offense is intended to people who do dumpster dive, though -- in fact, I commend you! I couldn't do anything like that.
Blogging: I regularly update my LiveJournal as well as my Myspace account as well. Feel free to add me if you wish! I also enjoy reading a few different communities on Livejournal - namely Customers Suck! and also Bad Service because they contain hilarious stories, and have a LOT of members. They are continually updated (especiall Customers Suck!).