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Philosopher, Literary Artist and Entertainer.

My Artistic Philosophies.

Truth is the essence of all art; to look deeper, beyond physical reality and expose the truth that is woven beneath the surface, its purpose.

It is also the purpose of art to not only tell us the truth of ourselves, but to provide an appreciation of all that we have.

Art has no survival value, but instead is one of those things, like friendship and love, which give value to survival. And so, art should never be turned to hate or despair, but should encourage and show an appreciation for those things which make life worth living.


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I'm an antisocial dark wizard, now bring me some coffee before I turn you into an axolotl :laughing:

Thank you for all faves, llamas, comments, critiques, point donations, features and anything else. They are all appreciated, and I'll probably thank you individually, but thought I'd put up a general thank you in the event I should overlook or miss anyone. :)

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1. Who was the last person you held hands with?
Charli. :)

2. Are you outgoing or shy?
I have traits of both, I'm an extroverted introvert.... or possibly, an introverted extrovert.

3. Who are you looking forward to seeing?
More immediately, Alex and some friends from uni. Looking further into the future, most, if not all, of my online friends. 

4. Are you easy to get along with?
Mostly, I think... I have my quirks, but I'm fairly easy going and quick with a joke and a smile.

5. If you were drunk would the person you like take care of you?
Yeah, she would... but if I was too drunk, she'd make me suffer for it later.

6. What kind of people are you attracted to?
No real kind... the only thing all my attractions have in common is that they interest(ed) me. 

7. Do you think you’ll be in a relationship two months from now?
I tend to doubt it, but stranger things happen at sea, they say.

8. Who from the opposite gender is on your mind?
Charli... I need to talk to her. 

9. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable?
:laughing: Not in the slightest... I'm quite comfortable with my sexuality, and will happily discuss sex with pretty much anyone.

10. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
Molly, discussing Asatru.

11. What does the most recent text that you sent say?
"Fuck off cockgobbler, ask Bender" 

12. What are your 5 favorite songs right now?
All I Ever Wanted - Basshunter
Now You're Gone - Basshunter
We Are Young - Fun.
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran (best band name ever)
Life On Mars - David Bowie.

13. Do you like it when people play with your hair?
Love it. :D (Big Grin)

14. Do you believe in luck and miracles?
Luck, yes. Miracles, no... The gods don't lower themselves to tinker so directly in mortal affairs... Usually.

15. What good thing happened this summer?
:shrug: last summer actually kinda sucked... but I did start getting to know Molly better. :)

16. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
Yes, I would and will. :)

17. Do you think there is life on other planets?
:shrug: I don't often think about it one way or the other... But it's a big universe, there's bound to be other life out there somewhere, though whether we'd recognize it as life is another matter entirely.

18. Do you still talk to your first crush?
lol Dude, I don't even remember her name.

19. Do you like bubble baths?
I do, but I'd have to have my knees tucked under my chin to fit in my bath... Seriously, I think it was designed for hobbits.

20. Do you like your neighbors?
Yeah, they're not bad... Always happy to do me a favour, and content to leave me be when I'm not feeling sociable.

21. What are your bad habits?
Biting my nails.

22. Where would you like to travel?
EVERYWHERE!!! :D

23. Do you have trust issues?
Not per se... It can take me a long time to trust someone, but I could trust the next person almost instantly... It's more levels of trust I have issues with.

24. Favorite part of your daily routine?
Getting done with homework and finally having free time. 

25. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with?
The weight of it. 

26. What do you do when you wake up?
Slap snooze on my alarm... if that doesn't work, slap my puppy. :laughing: Nah, just kidding, I get up when she starts howling.

27. Do you wish your skin was lighter or darker?
:shrugs: There are other things I'd rather change about my skin than its pigmentation.

28. Who are you most comfortable around?
Charli, Chris, Rob and Molly.

29. Have any of your ex’s told you they regret breaking up?
No... nor would I particularly want them too.

30. Do you ever want to get married?
:shrug: I would like to, but it wouldn't bother me overly much if I didn't.

31. Is your hair long enough for a pony tail?
:lmao: Yeah... my hair is longer than a lot of girls I know...

32. Which celebrities would you have a threesome with?
FFM - Kate Beckinsale & Reese Witherspoon. MMF - Heath Ledger & Kate Beckinsale.

33. Spell your name with your chin.
Can we just say I did and that it was amusingly inept?

34. Do you play sports? What sports?
Not any more, but I used to play rugby for my school. 

35. Would you rather live without TV or music?
TV... I'd probably regret that choice at first, but congratulate myself on my incredible foresight later on.

36. Have you ever liked someone and never told them?
Only once... and then only because circumstances made it awkward.

37. What do you say during awkward silences?
Crack a joke.

38. Describe your dream girl/guy?
If I knew that, maybe my love life wouldn't be such a mess and catastrophe.

39. What are your favorite stores to shop in?
I miss Woolworths... :(

40. What do you want to do after high school?
I left high school in 2004 (gods that makes me feel old)

41. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance?
No. A lot, maybe even most, do... but not everyone.

42. If you’re being extremely quiet what does it mean?
Could mean a number of things, from I'm considering what you just said, to, I'm considering tearing your head off your shoulders. 

43. Do you smile at strangers?
Sometimes... especially if they're cute and female and unaccompanied by a guy who looks like he could kick my ass. ;P

44. Trip to outer space or bottom of the ocean?
Space. 

45. What makes you get out of bed in the morning?
My alarm... if that fails, my puppy.

46. What are you paranoid about?
Stuff.

47. Have you ever been high?
I have been, but I'm clean now.

48. Have you ever been drunk?
Yeah... often with comical results.

49. Have you done anything recently that you hope nobody finds out about?
Nope... I've been especially good just lately. :)

50. What was the colour of the last hoodie you wore?
light grey. 

51. Ever wished you were someone else?
Yeah... though I kinda come to the realization that you just have to settle for being the best you, you can be.

52. One thing you wish you could change about yourself?
My psychological issues.

53. Favourite makeup brand?
Max Factor... Err, yeah... don't ask. :laughing:

54. Favourite store?
Amazon! 

55. Favourite animal?
Sasha, my puppy! :D and crows and ravens. :)

56. Favourite colour?
Black.

57. Favourite food?
Italian cuisine is my favourite, but I've been really craving Indian food just lately.

58. Last thing you ate?
Sausages with mixed vegetables.

59. First thing you ate this morning?
Toast and an apple.

60. Ever won a competition? For what?
Yes.. I won a competition my school ran with a local shipyard, called the FBM Challenge... We had to build functional model boats and race them. My boat moved about a yard before it died, but I knew exactly what went wrong with it and how to fix it (If I'd had the time, tools and materials) and the judge awarded me the wildcard prize for it. :)

61. Been suspended/expelled? For what?
Technically, no. In practice, yes. About 3 weeks before the end of my final year of middle school.  For what is a complicated question... Superficially, it was because I went too far beating the hell out of a bully. Though in reality it was because my school considered me and my friends (all of whom were expelled within 10 days of me) persistent troublemakers and rule breakers.

62. Been arrested? For what?
Yep... Possession of a Class C Controlled Substance, Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Supply, Common Assault... Only one conviction though, Possession Class B.

63. Ever been in love?
Yeah, more than once.

64. Tell us the story of your first kiss?
:laughing: That came right out of nowhere... I was 12, and I beat the crap out of one of the school bullies who'd been a complete dick to the hottest and sweetest girl in school... and I got my first frenchie as a reward. :love:

65. Are you hungry right now?
Fucking Hank Marvin.

66. Do you like your internet friends more than your real friends?
Not really, not as distinct groups.. There are some online friends who I like better than some real life friends, and vice versa.

67. Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook, because I do use it sometimes.

68. Twitter or Tumblr?
Tumblr, for the same reason.

69. Are you watching TV right now?
TV's on, but I'm not really paying any attention to it.

70. Names of your best friends?
Chris, Charli, Rob, Laura, Christie, Emily.

71. Craving something? What?
A gods damned smoke!!!!!!!!! Err... I mean... No, I'm good. :)

72. What colour are your towels?
I have blue ones and purple ones... And a red and blue one which is Sasha's. :aww:

72. How many pillows do you sleep with?
Three... one is thin and firm, the other two are fat and soft.

73. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
No.

74. How many stuffed animals do you think you have?
If I have any at all, then only one or two.

75. What colour is your underwear?
Black and red.

76. Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate.

78. Favourite ice cream flavour?
Ben & Jerry's Phish Food. :drool:

79. What colour shirt are you wearing?
Not currently wearing. I'm showing off my amazing abs and super cool tattoos :D

80. What colour pants?
Not currently wearing. (hey, it's my house, I can slob around in my boxers if I want =P)

81. Favourite TV show?
Porridge... or Open All Hours... or Only Fools and Horses.... or Doctor Who... or The Walking Dead... or Game of Thrones...

82. Favourite movie?
10 Things I Hate About You.

83. Mean Girls or Mean Girls 2?
Is there actually a difference?

84. Mean Girls or 21 Jump Street?
21 Jump Street

85. Favourite character from Mean Girls?
Err... don't know any...

86. Favourite character from Finding Nemo?
Crush the turtle. 

87. First person you talked to today?
Emily.

88. Last person you talked to today?
In person? Emily. On Skype, Molly. :)

89. Name a person you hate?
Nobody, life's too short for hate.

90. Name a person you love?
Pass.

91. Is there anyone you want to punch in the face right now?
Nope, I'm content to let everyone keep their faces in their current shape for now. :)

92. In a fight with someone?
Not currently... I've become a pacifist in my old age. :laughing:

93. How many sweatpants do you have?
3 pairs for slobbing around the house during winter.

94. How many sweaters/hoodies do you have?
1 sweater, 2 hoodies.

95. Last movie you watched?
The Matrix

96. Favourite actress?
Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, Helen Mirren, Kate Beckinsale, Cate Blanchett, Miranda Hart, Sally Bretton, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders.

97. Favourite actor?
Al Pacino, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellan, Peter Chushing, Heath Ledger, Rob Schneider, Richard E. Grant, Ronnie Barker, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Martin Clunes, Alan Davies. 

98. Do you tan a lot?
No... I like to, but my doctor tells me off every time he sees me and I'm not milk bottle white.

99. Have any pets?
Sasha! My dog. :)

100. How are you feeling?
Happy, but a little bored.

101. Do you type fast?
:shrug: I'd guess I'm about average for typing speed.

102. Do you regret anything from your past?
There are things I'd change if I could... but I can't, so I'm trying to not waste time on regrets.

103. Can you spell well?
Exceptionally.

104. Do you miss anyone from your past?
I used to... but not anymore.

105. Ever been to a bonfire party?
Quite a few of them.

106. Ever broken someone’s heart?
Once... but she broke mine first.

107. Have you ever been on a horse?
Yeah... years and years ago... 

108. What should you be doing?
Sleeping. 

109. Is something irritating you right now?
Nothing beyond the usually everyday irritations.

110. Have you ever liked someone so much it hurt?
Once or twice... =/

111. Do you have trust issues?
Not really, but it can take me quite a while before I trust someone.

112. Who was the last person you cried in front of?
My therapist.

113. What was your childhood nickname?
I've never really had a nickname... Some friends from here on dA call me Quill, but irl, never had one... Although my uncle did call me Daisy once, and my sister loved it and used it all the time.

114. Have you ever been out of your province/state?
Err... I'm not sure how that translates to the UK, being English, I guess if I've been out of England, in which case... Yes, yes I have.

115. Do you play the Wii?
No, I used to have one, but sold it years ago... I do play on Kinect though.

116. Are you listening to music right now?
No.

117. Do you like chicken noodle soup?
Not my favourite, but I'd eat it if it was offered.

118. Do you like Chinese food?
All that I've tried, I've liked.

119. Favourite book?
Mort - Terry Pratchett (at the moment)

120. Are you afraid of the dark?
Nope, my mother was though.

121. Are you mean?
Oh hells yeah. I can be a complete and utter bastard if you piss me off or catch me in a bad mood.

122. Is cheating ever okay?
No... though it is sometimes understandable.

123. Can you keep white shoes clean?
Only freaks, posers and hopeful mothers buy white shoes.

124. Do you believe in love at first sight?
No, you can be infatuated at first sight, but you need to get to know someone before you can start loving them.

125. Do you believe in true love?
Yes... kind of.... in a way...

126. Are you currently bored?
A little... I've finished studying, but it's too late to do anything and there's nobody to talk to. :shrug:

127. What makes you happy?
My puppy, certain people, soaking up the sun in my hot tub with an ice cold tequila sunrise... ^_^

128. Would you change your name?
Gods yes! It's not that I hate my name, but I share it with about 4 in 7 males in my family... I'd rather have something different, something that's all mine.

129. What’s your zodiac sign?
Capricorn.

130. Do you like subway?
Yeah, but there's a small local place that's even better. :)

131. Your best friend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do?
I'm currently sleeping with her... friends with benefits, kinda thing.

132. Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with?
WeirdAndLovely discussing the intricacies of my faith.

133. Favourite lyrics right now?
Nothing at the moment...

134. Can you count to one million?
In English and in German. :nod:

135. Dumbest lie you ever told?
"I didn't do it!" when I was about 4, I found and ate nearly a whole chocolate cake belonging to my aunt... I was discovered by my grandmother, barely able to move from overeating and with chocolate all over my hands and face. 

136. Do you sleep with your doors open or closed?
Closed.

137. How tall are you?
6 feet even.

138. Curly or Straight hair?
Straight... but it curls behind my ears.

139. Brunette or Blonde?
I'm brown haired.

140. Summer or Winter?
Summer. I don't sleep as well, but who wants to sleep with all the fun of summer? :D

141. Night or Day?
I'm definitely a night person, but life is conspiring to make me seize the day.

142. Favourite month?
:shrug: I don't really have one.

143. Are you a vegetarian?
BACON! Nuff said. :nod:

144. Dark, milk or white chocolate?
The darker the better. :D

145. Tea or Coffee?
Coffee.

146. Was today a good day?
Yes! Finished my studying with a whole 2 days to spare for actual free time stuff! :D

147. Mars or Snickers?
Snickers.

148. What’s your favourite quote?
I'm kinda loving on Terry Pratchett at the moment... so I'll go with one of my favourites from his novels.

Albert grunted. “Do you know what happens to lads who ask too many questions?”
Mort thought for a moment.
“No,” he said eventually, “what?”
There was silence.
Then Albert straightened up and said, “Damned if I know. Probably they get answers, and serve ’em right.

149. Do you believe in ghosts?
Yep, ancestral spirits are a major part of my faith.

150. Get the closest book next to you, open it to page 42, what’s the first line on that page?
And as men become better such theories appear... (The Republic - Plato, translated by Benjamin Jowett.)
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  • Listening to: Puppy Snores
  • Reading: Nothing!!! :D
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: nothing...
  • Eating: toast with jam
  • Drinking: hot chocolate

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Moleboi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional Writer
I just did the quizzes on your profile..I am a depressive light elemental adept

I think something went wrong no chance in hell am I light, as for depressive yep spot on there :)
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the llama badge!! :hug:
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Killuanatsume Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Hi. It's been a while, do you remember me?
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jeanbeanxoxo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!! :hug:
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quirkyrumble Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for the favorite! La la la la 
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the fav on my latest bitchlet! :)
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the favs on my bitchlets, Quill!
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
To tag a quality deviant: And you’re it! Quality doesn’t mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how many followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them! Heart

Eclectic you god damn bear of a man! :hug: You've been someone who really did have an influence on me when we first met. And God its been wonders since you've been around. Lots of hope for you. And I truly mean it. And I'm so sorry I missed your birthday. :hug: Belated birthday wishes. Stay strong, and hope to hear from you soon.
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey! I don't really wish people happy birthdays all too much, but just wanted to say I thought of you today. Wherever you've been have a happy birthday man.
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