34Rotterdam, Netherlands
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My self-summary
After stumbling upon this site for years upon years, I decided to finally make myself an account for my own personal amusement. So far I'm rather intrigued by the way the site maps my personality, but I digress.

To describe myself, I'm that big, mellow, friendly guy. That guy that insists that you go first at the checkout line at the grocery store. That doesn't mean I'm gullible and superstitious as I have both of my feet firmly implanted into the fabric that is reality. I'm often described as being a "very rational person", which works both for and against me.
Most of the time, I try to approach life from a humorous angle, it keeps things fresh and keeps me sane. One major outlet for this is making comics, which is something I'm doing since my childhood. I have made that hobby into my profession, and you'll find out that my nickname also exists on deviantART.

Currently, I'm living in the heart of Rotterdam, enjoying the urban lifestyle after spending my childhood traveling in full circle through Drente, Breda and Rucphen county.
What I’m doing with my life
Aside from the obvious basics, my main goal in life is simply to achieve happiness, which is central in my decision making. I'm currently running my own business as a freelance animator/illustrator, with the ambition to get a long-form comic published, with the ultimate goal to turn it into an animated series.

Since my line of work is quite time consuming, I maintain a small, but loyal circle of friends. Since they tend to be artists such as myself, we tend to watch movies, play video games and geek out at comic conventions.

I also like to go on road trips, preferably with my friends and my trusty Mazda 626, which I have nicknamed Wallii because I'm silly like that. Nothing is more amusing to travel from place to place with nothing but a car, a tent and supplies, in order to explore not-so-typical places I've never been to.
I’m really good at
As my profile, up to this point, would suggest is that I'm an artist, I've drawn almost as long I can remember, and it is universally accepted that I'm good at what I do.

I'm also very handy with computers and other digital appliances. For instance, I tend to build my own computers rather than to buy them pre-fab.
The first things people usually notice about me
My big posture is often cited as a defining physical feature. By some, I'm described as "not bad looking" or "standing out". Also, my goatee seems to be one of those defining features (it definitely helps the "pretentious hipster" thing going).

Also, I have been told that I look like Flynn Rider from Disney's Tangled/Rapunzel. Watching that movie is the weirdest experience to me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Oh dear, here we go with the endless lists of media that, quite frankly, I think no one reads. Also, I don't really think that I really have something that counts as favorites, since it's usually a range of franchises that work in their respective genres. So instead, I'm going to list the franchises that helped me develop artistically:

Invader Zim and Johnen Vasquez' work in general greatly influenced me early on. The unique art style and the bizarre humor really intrigues me to this day.

Everything from Pixar is a masterpiece, except for Cars.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is arguably the most epic franchise for Western animation for TV. Great characters, great art, great everything.

The Matrix was a very interesting movie, which combined awesome action with the creepy premise that the world we live in might be nothing but a simulation. The sequels seem to miss the latter.

I also enjoy anime from time to time, but I never caught myself obsessed with it. My favorite animes include Fullmetal Alchemist, Samurai Shamploo and Panty and Stocking. Naruto influenced me on long-format stories.

While I do read books, it's never a novel of some sort. I do, however, have a rather diverse comic book collection, ranging from your average Spirou to Sam and Max and Transmetropolitan.

When it comes to music, I'm an unidirectional mess. I listen to all sorts of genres from all over the world. I doubt that there's anything I could type here that's of any use.

Did I mention I like food? My diet consists mostly of non-domestic dishes, mostly Italian (which isn't another way of saying I eat nothing but pizza). I seem to actually enjoy cooking and having people taste my food, the fact that I like to eat the things I prepare is an added bonus.
Six things I could never do without
1 Friends, family, you know, the basics.
2 The Internet. While I can cope without it, the Internet is great for many things.
3 Creativity. Without it, we're just living out our lives.
4 Coffee, if I were a car, it would display "caffeine only" on the petrol cap.
5 Knowledge. Knowledge is power.
6 My Cintiq. It's a screen I draw on, and it's awesome.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
A substantial amount of time when I'm not required to think about a task at hand, I'm thinking up new ideas for stories that might end up becoming a comic one day.

I also tend to think about political issues, but more in the practical sense. And of course, I'm plotting if there is something fun I could do, by myself or with my friends.
On a typical Friday night I am
Since my off-time is scattered all over the week, it all depends. I often end up working, either freelance or on my personal projects. I'm not really the type of person to go to wild parties anyway. Somehow the whole concept of standing in a bar and drinking for the sake of getting drunk doesn't appeal to me.
You should message me if
If you have a question, it gets things going. Message me if my profile intrigues you, if you think we could actually strike up a pseudo-intellectual conversation, if you have a sense of humor and don't take everything serious to the point where it's no longer funny (see what I did there).

Also, as my profile would suggest, ik spreek gewoon Nederlands. Het staat alleen zo vreemd op een Engelstalige site.
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