I am a college student working towards a career in marine mammal research. I am a self-professed anime/manga otaku and video gamer. I am the oldest of more siblings than I care to count. I am a writer who has very little time to write. I am better than average at art and my media of choice are pastels and watercolors. I like the way water is depicted in traditional Japanese art. I love rock music in all languages. I know just enough about computers to know when I can't fix them through trial and error. I love poetry and calculus equally. I love the water. I like cicadas and pug dogs. I can speak enough Japanese to carry on a baisic conversation. I like Mexican, Chinese and Japanese food. I don't like extremists... religious, political or otherwise. I think extremists make the normal people who lean towards them look bad. I prefer staying up until dawn and sleeping past noon. I have to have a live plant in my room. I procrastinate sometimes and over-achieve others.