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I'm a geek, first and foremost. I'm a volcanologist by trade; closet artist by night. I am especially fond of cartoons and cartooning; I'm even working on an American Manga--that is, when I'm not teaching at the local college, grading, playing adjunct geology curator at the local museum, cooking or cleaning.

Current Residence: The Lone Star State
Favourite genre of music: video game, classical, electronic, certain dubstep remixes...
Favourite style of art: Pseudo-realism/mech
Operating System: I hate computers
Shell of choice: my own
Favourite cartoon character: Inspector Gadget, Bushroot, Liquidator, TFP Ratchet
Personal Quote: "YOU MISSED....WITH A CANNON!!!!!!!"

Nosey Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 24, 2016, 11:45 PM
Saw this on Tumblr; figured I'd try it.  If you want to do it, go ahead; I'm not going to tag anyone.

0:Height: 5'2"

1:Virgin? Nope. I'm married. :D

2:Shoe size: Ummmmm...eight?  I don't know; all of the tags on my shoes are so worn down that they don't show the size anymore.

3: Do you smoke? Nope. 

4: Do you drink? Yuppers, though I'm well past the getting-drunk-every-night-phase.  I like wheat beer; Shock Top is probably my favorite. 

5: Do you take drugs?  Hell no.  I'd rather spend money on Transformers figures...

6:Age you get mistaken for:  Early to mid twenties...sometimes younger.  Someone once thought that I was my husband's daughter.

7:Have tattoos? Nope. :(

8:Want any tattoos?: YES!  I don't know what, exactly, but I do want one.

9:Got any piercings?  Both ear-lobes. 

10:Want any piercings? Naw.  Not my thing, really.

11: Best friend? My husband and my IRL friend Carrie

12:Relationship status:  Married for 10.5 years. :D

13: Biggest turn ons: MESSAGE REDACTED

14: Biggest turn offs: MESSAGE REDACTED

15:Favorite movie: Terminator 2: Judgment Day

16:I’ll love you if:  It's not a matter of if; I try my best to love and respect everyone around me...even if they're jerks.

17:Someone you miss:  I miss far too many friends/family to easily list...

18:Most traumatic experience:  The last three years of my life, teaching at the college full-time

19:A fact about your personality: I'm incredibly loyal and stubborn to a fault.

20:What I hate most about myself: Clinical Depression

21:What I love most about myself: My work ethic

22:What I want to be when I get older:  I wanted to be a teacher; look how that turned out.

23:My relationship with my sibling(s):  My sister and have an amicable relationship bolstered by time, distance, and the birth of my nieces.

24:My relationship with my parent(s):  Though they might drive me nuts from time to time, I love them both.  I have a better relationship with my Mother on account of her having raised both me and my sister after the divorce.

25:My idea of a perfect date: Hiking up a volcano.  Or, if no volcanoes are available, hiking in general.

26:My biggest pet peeves: People that use the word "rock" and "mineral" interchangeably. 

27:A description of the girl/boy I like:  A God-loving geologist with a big heart.  Garrulous at times, he is selfless, hardworking, and independent.  He is creative and enjoys writing and world-building.  Never one to start a fight, he'll finish it with gusto.  He is supportive, patient, and willing to go above and beyond to help others...even those whom he has never met.  He is a great friend and a loving husband, so full of life and warmth.
28:A description of the person I dislike the most:  I really don't dislike anyone.  It's way too much work to hold a grudge.

29:A reason I’ve lied to a friend:  To save face. 

30:What I hate the most about work/school:  I quit that job. :D

31:What your last text message says: It wasn't a text, it was an image: I sent it to my friend, Mog, to troll him. :D

32:What words upset me the most: Only one word makes me truly angry.  It's a four letter word that starts with a "c" and ends with a "t."  I will, without hesitation, punch the person that uses this word, in a derogatory manner, against myself or a friend.  Now, I have worked with folks in the past who have used this word as I might use the term "idiot."  It makes me cringe, but I can tolerate it. 
33:What words make me feel the best about myself: Ummmmm... "ex" and "teacher?"

34:What I find attractive in women:  Personality, eye/hair color

35:What I find attractive in men: Personality, eye color, height, and limited facial hair

36:Where I would like to live: Wyoming, Idaho, or Washington (state).  Any place with low population density, mountains, and snow.

37:One of my insecurities: My art.

38:My childhood career choice: Teacher. lol!

39:My favorite ice cream flavor:  I'm really not a big ice cream fan.  I'd prefer a cup of Buffalo-style Italian Ice over any flavor of ice cream any day.

40:Who wish I could be: This is a stupid question.  I am who I am; wishing to be someone else is foolishness.

41:Where I want to be right now: Some place colder.  I hate summer in Texas.

42:The last thing I ate: Homemade fish tacos with avocado cream, fresh pico de gallo, and cilantro lime coleslaw. Mmmmmmm.  So good, and so easy to make.

43:Sexiest person that comes to my mind immediately:  My husband.  Also young Robert Patrick in Terminator 2. :D

44:A random fact about anything:  Quartz and olivine rarely occur together in the same rock.  Olivine is a mineral that crystallizes discontinuously: After crystallizing, it reacts with the remaining melt to become something further down Bowen's Reaction Series.  By the time quartz is able to form, all of the olivine has been re-purposed to form other, more Si rich minerals.  Olivine can also sink after it crystallizes (it has a decently high specific gravity), isolating it from the rest of the melt.  Really, the only way the two can hang out is if a mantle xenolith finds its way to a shallow, magma source and crystallizes along with the surrounding melt. :D  Yay geology!

  • Listening to: Epic trance
  • Reading: A friend's novel manuscript
  • Watching: MLP
  • Playing: Fallout 4
  • Eating: Fava Beans
  • Drinking: a nice chianti

My "to do" list...X3

--Post War and Wings Fics:
-The Xenocryst Memoirs (planning)

Aux List (busts and lineart)
--B-day art for Joy (lineart done; coloring IP)

Stuffs that I want to do:
-WaW fanart
-Misc. fanart

Journal History


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PolarStar Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Student
Thanks for the :+fav:
praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving :D
praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome.  You have quite an impressive gallery.  :D  Keep up the amazing (and interesting) work.
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Will do :D
DraconWolf88 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
I'm back, finally! ^|^

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear it! :D

It was...interesting, for lack of a better word. X3  Other than that, the new year's off to a decent start.  Just gotta get all of my pre-semester work done by next Tues. *crosses fingers*

Hope your holiday went well.
Dernhelm1372 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Perhaps a face sketch of Dernhelm for me?
Cryophase Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried to watch that on Youtube some time ago...

Make sure you drink something hard before each episode.  Preferably in large shot-glasses. :D 

Don't get me wrong, I loved the actors (they're perfect, and I still imagine all of the Animorphs as being played by the actors from the TV show when I read the books), but good golly, the special effects were terrible. 
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