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Who wants to know? XD
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Massachusetts, USA
Occupation: Former student librarian; online critic.
Favorite genre of music: Rock
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano
Favorite cartoon character: Katara and Asami Sato
Well many of my friends have done this and I simply don't have enough activity going on my page. ^^; So why not jump the bandwagon right along with y'all? ;) Okay, here we go:

1) How long have you been on DeviantArt?

Seven years come this December. Lucky me, lol. :)

2) What does your username mean?

My name is taken directly from the anime movie AKIRA, which I saw the same year I joined this site. Very impressive film, check it out sometime if you haven't seen it already. :nod: The '500' doesn't really have a meaning, lots of people have numbers in their usernames :XD: Been thinking about changing my username though while still retaining the name "Akira".

3) Describe yourself in three words.

Opinionated. Imaginative. Outgoing.

4) Are you left or right-handed?


5) What was your first deviation?

I don't know, and I haven't drawn in the longest time. :hmm: Hopefully someday I'll get back into it, but I think I'd have to radically improve my style and technique given the enormity of the talent I see here everyday. ^^;

6) What is your favorite type of art to create?

Well, fanart, I guess. Mostly of favorite characters. :)

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

Artists like :iconcqmorrell: enjoy high flexibility in their styles, and you have the beautiful styles of artists like :iconjohnjoseco: , :icongenzoman: , :icongwennieblack: , :iconkikaigaku: , and countless others. I've seen and become acquainted with so many different great artists that I don't know what I'd want to emulate first; just know that I really envy you guys and your abilities, you got serious talent. :blushes:

8) What was your first favorite?

It was a piece of Princess Azula and Ursa I'm pretty sure, coming in I was all over Avatar here. I'm not even sure if that piece is still up, remind me to track it down later. ^^;

9) What type of art do you tend to favorite the most?

Fanart. Bigtime. 8-) But also landscapes and science fiction. Whatever is pleasing to the eye. ;)

10) Who is your all-time favorite Deviant artist?

Oh my gosh, so many. So many. :faint: And all of them great people who I appreciate and admire greatly, as friends or acquaintances.

11) If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

:iconcqmorrell: :iconmylittlesquirrelgirl: :iconscobionicle99: :iconironbloodaika: :iconsilverviper2134: :iconkanonseadragon: :icongwennieblack: :iconair30002: :iconantonissen: :iconjohnmarkee1995: :iconelek-tronikz: And countless, countless others. If you and I regularly talk here and elsewhere just know that I think highly of you all and that given the chance, I'd love to meet any one of you. :)

12) How has a fellow Deviant impacted your life?

I gotta say I'm not the most social guy at home. Something I still struggle with. But talking with the friends and people I've met here is great, and I can really entrust a lot of my feelings and thoughts with you all, and that means a lot to me. That's half the reason why I love this site so much.

13) What are your preferred tools to create art?

Pencil and paper. But I'm not very polished at that now and someday hope to reinvent myself as an artist. Someday.

14) What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

It just comes to me, be it at my desk, while driving, while working on something, in my sleep......It just happens when it happens.

15) What is your favorite DeviantArt memory?

Anytime when I was working on a commission with a friend. Or just talking to any one of my many friends here. You really make being a part of this site so worth it. :D :hug: And I hope I'm still here for a long time more with the rest of you.

Well that's it. Thank you guys, all of you and DeviantArt for being awesome and a Happy Fifteenth Anniversary to this amazing site. :party:
  • Mood: Caring
  • Listening to: Within Temptation
  • Reading: The Hunger Games
  • Watching: Attack on Titan
  • Playing: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Eating: Hamburger
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
EDIT: And now I'm back almost full time, how's everybody doing this week? :wave: Glad I was able to keep in contact with most of you despite my terrible signal at the motel, lol. Now back at my grandmother's in Toms River, NJ where my signal is somewhat better, so I've been glad to catch up with everyone and to finally rest my feet. Walking the boardwalks of Wildwood takes A LOT out of you. :faint:

Great trip, we did whale watching, visited Cape May at the southern tip of the state, enjoyed all the games and shops of the boardwalk, rested on the beach, and visited all the great stops from last summer. :) It was a nice three days down there but I am glad to be resting from all the walking and running about now. Did get some great souvenirs out of it, and probably a tan with them, lol. Hopefully not as intense as last year's. :lmao:

Anyway hope everyone is doing well, and I hope you all have an awesome and safe Independence Day tomorrow. ;) :salute:


Hey guys, I just realized I'd better leave this message for you since I'm not going to be on full-time for the week.

Going back to Wildwood, New Jersey to spend a couple of days on the beach and boardwalk just as we did last summer. Probably gonna be seeing a lot of the same sights and doing the same things we did last time, lol. If you've never been to or seen Wildwood, please look it up sometime, it's a really cool place. :D You don't have to go all the way to Florida or Hawaii for the sparkling beaches. Remember that next time anyone makes a crack at New Jersey, lol. 8-)

That said, I will be scarce during the afternoons and evenings. I can probably work off of my cellphone as usual but it's a LOT harder to reply to messages on a cellphone screen, so don't be surprised if I take my time on that. I'll probably have a room signal at the hotel, hopefully better than at the hotel we stayed at last year. But don't count on me being readily available until after the day's done, okay?

Should be back by July 4th, I imagine. Then it won't be such an issue. Probably will still be in Jersey though with my folks for the holiday before we come back home. Maybe this year I'll actually catch a fireworks show on Independence Day, lol. I know the Wildwood boardwalk holds several shows through the summertime, and I recommend that to anyone who actually is able to get there. :nod:

So that's all, I just wanted to be sure you all knew what my availability would be this week. If I don't see much of you during the day, then I will when we're back in the room for the night. I'm checking in tomorrow, I hope you guys have a swell week. Please stay in touch, okay? :wave:
  • Mood: Bliss
  • Listening to: Starset
  • Reading: The Hunger Games
  • Watching: Attack on Titan
  • Playing: Ghost Recon
  • Eating: Hamburger
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi


NOTE: Since somebody asked, let me just put it out there that I have NO plans whatsoever to review The Ridonculous Race right now. I'll probably watch it, but I'm not up for a review series that big.
Tue Aug 25, 2015, 8:36 AM
Good for another month, the shoutbox lives. :meow:
Tue Aug 25, 2015, 8:35 AM
Yeah, I could be stuck. Bye Bye, Shoutbox. :(
Mon Aug 24, 2015, 7:37 PM
RIP Shoutbox
Mon Aug 24, 2015, 6:06 PM
I know, not sure what to do about that.
Mon Aug 24, 2015, 11:17 AM
One more day until your member ship is expired....
Mon Aug 24, 2015, 12:11 AM
Membership expiring, need help, I'm stretched too thin! :fear:
Thu Aug 20, 2015, 5:22 PM
But for your fans and friends it almost certainly still does. :no:
Fri Aug 14, 2015, 12:00 AM
Spread the word. If you are a popular artist who's intent on leaving or just vanishes for however long.........You'd BETTER let your viewers know before you do anything like that. Maybe your time here means nothing to you anymore.....
Fri Aug 14, 2015, 12:00 AM
One of the first people I followed on this site, and she has vanished. Without saying a word.
Thu Aug 13, 2015, 11:59 PM
Well that's it. The great Avatar artist GreenifyME is no more. =(
Thu Aug 13, 2015, 11:58 PM
Korra was pretty much a "One and done" type of show for me.
Wed Aug 12, 2015, 6:58 AM
Perhaps this month I'll finally make the effort to finish Book 4 of Korra. But I don't think I'll be revisiting this series very much once I am finished with it.
Mon Aug 10, 2015, 10:54 PM
250 people have now seen fit to watch me. A part of me really feels honored about that. :)
Mon Aug 10, 2015, 1:49 AM
Wow, the new Fantastic Four movie is REALLY not doing well with critics right now. :O_o: Only 10% on Rotten Tomatoes? Ouch. :stare:
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 12:58 PM

*GASP* A new poll! XD Now, for all of you Star Wars fans: Do you still acknowledge the Expanded Universe despite Disney's decision to officially ignore it ahead of The Force Awakens? 

10 deviants said Of course! You don't just make over twenty years of awesome non-canon! :stare:
9 deviants said Yes and No; it depends on the stories.
7 deviants said Nah, it was getting too crazy, I'd rather just stick with what the movies do.
4 deviants said "I have a bad feeling about this." XD


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BeekerMaroo777 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Well, after thinking more about TDA's Final 5, I came down to a different route for the contestants:…
2001brokenangel Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Can you give me some tips on high school, it's been a week and it's starting off kinda dreadful
Akira500 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
What's on your mind, my friend?
2001brokenangel Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Well, one of my friends isn't feeling to good because someone has been spreading rumors about her, and I tried to cheer her up, but it didn't go so well, I have to practice on my clarinet for the big game we're having at my school and it's REALLY hard to perfect our music, so more pressure on me, and what's worse is that one of my friend is having trouble keeping up with her work because she has to deal with family problems EVERYDAY!

It's really stressful to make my friends happy and focusing on my work at the same time.
Akira500 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a lot to contend with.
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KentuckyFriedPothead Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Just in case you haven't seen it yet:… It looks like September might as well be considered Rarity appreciation month now :D.
Akira500 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
THREE Rarity episodes in a row??? :faint:
KentuckyFriedPothead Featured By Owner 6 days ago
:iconbigmacintoshplz:: Yyup.

Made even more amazing when you consider that not even Twilight has ever gotten a major role in three consecutive single episodes. They MUST be planning something special for her next month.

And seeing as how Coco Pommel is going to be starring in this next episode, I have a good feeling that Suri Polomare is going to be somehow involved as well since she probably holds a major grudge against both her and Rarity after what happened in "Rarity Takes Manehattan".
Akira500 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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HungryScorpion Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Hey man. How you doing?
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