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Looking back at my last journal, it reads like an episode of schizotypy. I needed to get rid of it.

I'd share a little about my research, but there's a bit of office intrigue going on over it. All I can say is I'm working on synthesizing the data from 9 surveys on 7 different instruments from the near-infrared to far-infrared/sub-mm regime to look at the star-forming regions in the galactic plane the constellations of Carina, Vela, and a little bit of Centaurus. Beautiful Hubble and ESO shots in that area, so I highly recommend googling "Carina Nebula" and/or browsing the wiki pages.
I'm also gearing up to present a 45-min presentation on neutron stars. I've never lectured so long to such a general audience, at least not since I tried and botched such a lecture to my lab students a couple years ago...eep...

So I hopped on the questionnaire bandwagon.
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt? I think I joined in late 2008, early 2009.

  2. What does your username mean? It refers to my totes lamers author avatar in my ongoing personal series story. The Sen is an honorific that may or may not be short for sensei or senpai.

  3. Describe yourself in three words. Antisocial metalhead astronomer

  4. Are you left or right handed? Right

  5. What was your first deviation? Depends. First one I posted was this Raijin megami by BabakoSen (BTW, I made an updated version with both Raijin and Fujin, here Fujin and Raijin Megami Lines by BabakoSen). Oldest one I actually made was this Request from 2006ish by BabakoSen, which is a request I got from :iconokilokiponi: way back in 2006.

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create? Character/fashion sketches

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? Realism, probably

  8. What was your first favourite? I don't have it anymore. Either I removed it or it got "put in storage", whatever that means. The last thing in my faves is Death Note: L Gets an Idea.

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? Concept art, be it characters, machines, aliens, or whatever.

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? Can't...choose... :iconchillalee: :iconerebun: :iconhamletmachine: :iconporbital: :iconauroreblackcat: :iconhumon: :iconvalleyhu: :iconheise: :iconredjuice999: AAAHHH *head asplodes* :iconlaexplodeplz:

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? Prolly Humon. She sounds awesome.

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? Well, let's see, :iconokilokiponi: is the only person from my primary school career who I've kept in touch with. I think if I didn't know her, I'd never have fleshed out some of my story and character ideas and I suspect my art skills would be degrading faster now that I'm a PhD student in astronomy. I also dated :iconturbinia: for a few fun years, my first real relationship. He exposed me to rocket-building, fantastic handicrafts, different music, nun-chucks, new food, new anime... And he gave me the pleasure of knowing that all my elementary school bullies turned out to be pothead flunkies. Sweet vindication. I'm a little sad he doesn't exchange cool science articles with me anymore, but I guess if he's in a new relationship it would look kinda suspicious to keep in touch with an old fling.

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art? Mechanical pencil and a decent sketchbook

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? My room.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? Probably discovering :icontabe-chan:'s BL collection. It made me sad when DA forced their removal despite ignoring plenty of worse porn with straight or lesbian pairings.

I don't know how this tagging thing works. I just...splat it here? Like this? #DeviantArtistQuestionnaire That's all? *looks around like a nervous lizard* I dunno, I don't do twatter Twitter.
  • Mood: I Have To Pee
  • Listening to: Sonata Arctica
  • Reading: about Soft-Gamma Repeaters (SGRs)
  • Eating: ginger snaps
  • Drinking: water


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space cadet
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I've always loved art. I spent my middle school & high school career in magnet schools for the arts. In high school I majored in printmaking & art history.
But I've also always loved science, & late in high school I realized that science is more lucrative & maintains its novelty longer. In particular, I find studying physics of space (i.e. astrophysics) an immensely spiritual experience, to the extent that one can be spiritual as a secular humanist. So that's what I'm pursuing my PhD in. Yep, I'm learning how to take the universe apart & bend it to my will. :evillaugh:
Art is still an integral part of my life. It's just not for a grade anymore :meow:.

:star:Note: if you want to color my line art, please PM me for permission (I have never refused—ask and ye shall receive the full-size line drawing), and when you're ready to post, be sure to include both my name and a link to my original line drawing in the description. If I have given you the lines to color, I will check in after a certain amount of time to ensure, if the work has been colored and posted, that my policy has been followed.

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