SO, HI UPDATE! Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Dylan "D Barenzu" Barnes has returned! ...With a new laptop of course, and all of his data surviving the mess too. A quicker system and an upgrade to Windows 10 also sufficed too. Phew!
Knowing this (and because I wanted to make a small welcome back at the same time), I see that deviantART has turned 15. Cool! And they released a questionnaire to boot for the occasion that I've seen a few friends take on. Well! Let's give it a go, shall we?
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Pretty much five years. Been around this place since April 5, 2010. And you haven't gotten rid of me yet. 2. What does your username mean?
My username is an allusion to two things. The first part- "haisai" is Okinawan for hello, a straight fire reference to my love of Stitch, more specifically "Stitch!"
. The latter, D Barenzu- is a nickname I expanded upon when my last nickname of "D" was established. Essentially, D Barenzu is my a portmanteau of my nickname and a Romanji-fied version of my last name, which has since been used in as my mixing/writing/artist/gaming name in addition to nickname.3. Describe yourself in three words.
Optimistic, devoted and radical. 4. Are you left or right handed?
Right-handed. Have always been that way, despite a ridiculous typing speed I have managed to obtain.5. What was your first deviation?
Sigh... probably something for my older "Stitch!"
film story projects I ended up starting off with. I've come a LONG way with "Stitch Triverse"
than I ever could with those projects, among other things... just in my honesty.6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Well, digital art's a standard of mine along with the literary arts on occasion, but I also dabble into traditional art with pencil and paper too.7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Definitely animation. That would benefit me greatly!8. What was your first favourite?
Well, I'd imagine it'd be Disney-oriented if it were me... you guys know me well enough as a Disney zealot to know that, even if I don't remember just what my first fave was.9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Fan art for all sorts of things, maybe even some original characters or works- it depends on what kinds of stuff you're dwindling it down too.10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Now, THAT is too hard a question- there's so many artists I could say to fit this in. You know what? I'm just gonna say this, to all the artists I've favorited- you're all awesome.11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Well... hmm. I've met justsomenut626
. I've met DJDANNYC13
. I've met ZoraCatone
(all part of Hearts' Ohana, a group I am a big part of). So... I'd have to say I really hope to meet TheFicDoctor
in the future. They're all great people in their own ways, just the same as everyone I have already met.12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I have three stories for this one. One is the obvious, my ever-loving girlfriend Anime-jazumin
- whom has a dA account. The second is justsomenut626
. Starting from 2011, me and him started to become really closeby friends, ohana even- and that branched out to so much more in the end, meeting people whom would impact me more and more as the road continued. The third is another obvious one- dlrpmad
whom in turn united closeby friends into something far bigger than imagined and one could say I even did the same for him, leading into an awesome relationship with silverstar-alchemist
. You can make an impact yourself sometimes, but the way people can impact you can be a beautiful thing.13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
If you asked me this a while ago, I would've said my HP Pavilion G6, PhotoShop CS5 slash OpenOffice, pencils and paper, iTunes blaring some good music and a Coca-Cola to give me the caffeine boost. HOWEVER! Due to unforeseen consequences and an accident that rendered the previous laptop of mine useless- everything got transferred over to my new tools of the trade- my Acer Aspire E15, PhotoShop CS6 and the newest OpenOffice. The iTunes, soda and traditional tools still remains though.14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Probably my own humble room if it's digital or literary art. Elsewhere though, for the traditional side of things- I can be inspired almost everywhere, though I often get most inspired from natural places. You know, a park or somewhere in town.15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
One of the most magical moments for me in dA history was posting up my duo of pieces for the 10th Anniversary of the "Lilo & Stitch"
franchise and then seeing so many people, either fans of the original, fans of the continuation or both- favourite and give it so much love. Nothing has come to that in the end, not even my work on "Stitch Triverse"
these days and it still makes me teary-eyed how respectful some people can be towards fan works sometimes.
Now, I've a bit to do before I make any returns to my usual places like LINE or Skype, but for now- I'm back around thanks to the new laptop! So... holla. Heheh, just kidding. Be seeing ya around, folks! Catch ya on the wave later~!