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My self-summary
[Needs rewriting to sound less depressing. Disregard at your leisure]

My name is Chris Lee and it is my personal mission to bring awesome things into this world.

I am a cross-culture geek-otaku, a connoisseur of oddities and a product of prolonged exposure to fiction. I am an artist and a gamer, and I hold deep passions for both. More than anything, I am a creator; I enjoy constructing ideas and giving them life through art, writing, or roleplay. As such, it is my personal mission to bring awesome things into this world, and because of that I am driven by a craving for success.

Despite that, I am not a particularly deep person (at least, I don't like to think that I am). One might call me eccentric or whimsical. I enjoy cheap thrills as much as I enjoy grand epics. I make big deals out of little issues and take little issue with big deals. I can get enthusiastic and possibly wax poetic about the most inane, trivial things. It's also worth noting that I am notoriously perverted, a trait not-at-all hidden by my choice of artwork. Don't worry, I can distinguish fiction from reality, otherwise I wouldn't be here.

The Personality matrix will tell you that I am "More Experienced In Love". DO NOT BELIEVE IT. My confession is as follows:

I have not "dated" before, in a manner of speaking. I had a girlfriend once seven years ago, and nothing else since. I am pained but not shamed to admit that I am romantically starved. More than anything, I want someone to share my mind and heart with.
What I’m doing with my life
In a word, "climbing". In a few more words, "climbing a decidedly jagged wall that does not want me to climb it". I'm not going to tell myself that things don't suck right now, but I'll be damned if I'm not doing everything in my power to climb out of it.

I still live at my parents' house due to circumstance, not by choice, and I remain here by their good mercy. I'm unemployed, but do freelance work at home just to make a buck. I've done work for Lab Zero Games as a contract cleanup artist for their indie 2D fighter, Skullgirls, and I also do art by commission. If I'm not drawing or working, I'm probably playing games or watching anime.
I’m really good at
I am a freelance illustrator with a focus in character design (and a penchant for nonsensically erotic costuming), pinups, and game art asset creation. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree for Computer Animation, and am trained traditionally in the art of animation. On our spare time, my brother and I make amateur animations that we upload to Youtube under the studio name "SugarPunch Design Works". We've gathered quite a following, much to our surprise.

Beyond that, I am an avid gamer. I especially enjoy fighting games and RPGs (my tastes lean towards eastern RPGs). I play fighting games at a "hobbyist" level; more dedicated than a 'casual' player, but not as hardcore as a tournament-level player. I have played League of Legends profusely for the past year and a half, and it is the only strategy game in which I claim some level of competence. I also play tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons with zeal, though I have not had a live session in the longest time.

Though I have made no commercial attempts, I am also told that I am a skilled writer, by more than one person. I feel that writing goes hand in hand with character design, and I hope for a chance to put these talents together.

You can view my work at:

You can view SugarPunch animations at:

Keep tabs on current and future SugarPunch productions at:
The first things people usually notice about me
"This guy has weird hair."

I maintain a hairstyle that could only be described as 'curtainlike'. Purposely cut to be uneven, it is long in the front and unkempt just about everywhere else, but manages some odd sense of neatness. My hair is thick, voluminous, and easy to shape with minimal effort or upkeep. It is a point of pride for me to admit that more than one girl has expressed jealousy for my hair.

"Why is he in a suit?"
I make it a point to dress nicely in social occasions, when I can afford to. I am keenly aware that I'm not entirely pleasant to look at, so the least I can do is make the effort to dress nicer than I look. Also, I dislike wearing denim, and you will never find me in a pair of jeans.

"Holy crap what's wrong with your fingers."
Only slightly exaggerated, but my fingers do draw some degree of attention. There is hair growing on the first set of metacarpals beyond the knuckles, and this seems to shock people when they notice them. I am... actually somewhat embarrassed by this fact, but I make no effort to shave my fingers.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'll admit, I'm not a very literary person. The words "Have you read?" are lost on me more often than not. I've read more comics than actual novels, but there are a scant few that I've actually enjoyed. I'll list them below in no particular order.

Tales from Underground (Dostoyevsky)
Hellsing (Manga, Kouta Hirano)
The Book of Five Rings (Musashi)
Sin City (Comic, Frank Miller)

I don't watch a lot of TV, and in the rare cases that I do, my favorite shows are usually cancelled.

Better Off Ted (cancelled)
Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
Firefly ('nuff said)
Breaking In (cancelled, then uncancelled?)
Wonderfalls (cancelled)

I do watch quite a bit of anime, although I only choose to separate them from the TV segment because I can't actually watch them broadcast on TV. This is in no particular order:

Queen's Blade (seasons 1 & 2, OVAs and Rebellion)
Black Rock Shooter (2012 anime)
Strike Witches
Hellsing Ultimate (OVA)
The Slayers
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei (any and all of them, I can't keep track anymore)
Fate/Stay Night
High School of the Dead
The Idolm@ster
Last Exile (still haven't seen the new series, looking to find it)
Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Persona 4: The Animation
Carnival Phantasm (OVA)

I'm not particularly big on movies either, but I do watch quite a bit and I have a few eclectic favorites.

Akira (anime, film)
Steamboy (anime, film)
Summer Wars (anime, film)
Ghost in the Shell 1 & 2 (anime, film)
Millennium Actress (anime, film)
Fearless (Jet Li)
Fong Sai Yuk series (Jet Li, Hong Kong)
Once Upon A Time In China series (Jet Li, Hong Kong)
Samurai Fiction (Japanese)
Scott Pilgrim vs The World

I've been somewhat disconnected from mainstream music, for various reasons. I usually enjoy soundtracks from my favorite games or anime, but I also enjoy classic rock. Here's another completely scrambled list of my favorite bands and composers:

Shoji Meguro (Shin Megami Tensei series, Persona series)
Daisuke Ishiwatari (Guilty Gear series, Blazblue series)
ZUN (Touhou series)
CROW'S CLAW (Indie circle, Japan)
Demetori (Indie circle, Japan)
Van Halen

Food... oh boy. I don't have any particular favorites, but I do enjoy just about everything with rare few exceptions. If I had to pick out favorites, I'd have to go with the rich, succulent flavor of gourmet seafood, or the powerful, filling flavor of good barbecue.

And because video games are a large part of my hobbies, here's a rough list of my favorites below:

League of Legends (PC, Strategy)
Skullgirls (Multi, 2D Fighting Game)
Blazblue series (PS3/360, 2D Fighting)
Soul Calibur series (Multi, 3D Fighting)
Street Fighter x Tekken (PS3/360, 2D Fighting)
Dead or Alive series (Multi, 3D Fighting)
Arcana Heart series (PS2-PS3, 2D Fighting)
King of Fighters series (Multi, 2D Fighting)
Darkstalkers series (Multi, 2D Fighting)
Rival Schools series (Multi, 3D Fighting)
Tales of Vesperia (360, JRPG)
NieR (PS3/360, Action JRPG)
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (PS2, JRPG)
Persona 3: FES (PS2, JRPG)
Persona 4 (PS2, JRPG)
Catherine (PS3/360, Puzzle Horror RPG)
.hack series (PS2, JRPG)
Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1/PSP, Tactical JRPG)
Disgaea series (PS2-PS3, Tactical JRPG)
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes (PS3, Action Adventure)
Devil May Cry series (PS2-PS3, Action Adventure)
Bayonetta (PS3/360, Action Adventure)
Saint's Row: The Third (Multi, Action Shooter)
Touhou series (PC, Danmaku Shooter)
Monster Hunter series (Multi, Action)
Team Fortress 2 (PC, FPS, and likely the only FPS on this list)
Portal series (Multi, First-Person Puzzle)
Diablo III (PC, Adventure-RPG)
Katawa Shoujo (PC, Visual Novel)
Vindictus (PC, Action-MMO)
Phantasy Star Online 2 (PC, Action-MMO)
Six things I could never do without
Silence disturbs me. Music moves me. The absence of motion is unsettling.

I'd normally single out 'anime' or 'games', but the truth is I just want to have some fiction to fall into. It doesn't have to be a grand sweeping epic, it can be simple and fun; it doesn't matter, as long as there's something to experience and explore.

I don't consider myself extroverted, nor do I consider myself introverted. All the same, being all alone is a frightening, frightening thought. I often get depressed when there's absolutely no one in the house except myself.

This might file under the 'Fiction' section, but it has more to do with my own ability to create art rather than to experience it. As mentioned above, I love to create. It comes together with the other entries above: I love to absorb fiction, coalesce them into thought, create art, and share my creations with people.

I don't consider myself a dreadfully serious person. I love to laugh, because... well, who doesn't?

The Internet
Well, okay it's not as bad as it sounds. I love to express myself, but I'm not really at liberty to go out into the streets and yell my heart out. The Internet is my platform to the rest of the world, to share my art with. It's actually more accurate to say "I eat and sleep in San Francisco, but I live on the internet".
I spend a lot of time thinking about
No eloquent paragraphs this time, my thoughts aren't so clear-cut to me that I can write essays about them.

Much of my head is buried in games and fiction. If I'm not pondering story ideas or ludicrously sexy character designs, I'm probably thinking about game design, or some way to merge the two into a cohesive narrative experience. A lot of time is spent thinking about how to bridge the gap between Western game design tropes and Eastern game design tropes to make one multicultural awesome mega-game. The few times I'm not thinking of games or stories, I'm probably thinking about the future, which isn't always a positive experience. If nothing else, I also spend time thinking of how to make more money, or of my next self-appointed project, assuming I'm not already on one.
On a typical Friday night I am
Drawing or gaming. The two activities comprise most of my daily life, so this isn't really exclusive to Friday nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Back in high school, I used to drape my hair over one eye. I wasn't emo or anything, I just wanted to have cool anime hair. Then emo people stole it from me, so I had to resort to more reasonable hair. As a result, my left eye is actually more nearsighted than my right eye. No joke, it's on my prescription.

Fun Fact: you actually can see through a curtain of hair over your eyes. The hair is close enough such that you can see between the strands.
You should message me if
You can tolerate frequent rants on Western Gaming Culture vs Eastern Gaming Culture, liberal distortion of the English language, or know what Fratmog's means (or if you don't, be willing to learn!).

Hell, message me anyway. I'm sure I've got something gentlemanly and/or strange to say in reply!
The two of us