And since I love babbling incessantly about myself... I thought of eight things about art, fandom and computer related things.
1) While drawing, I keep the pencil in a strange way. Hmm... let's see if I can explain. I share the weight and the drive on the pen with middle finger other that the forefinger. I could draw and write pointing the forefinger away -- either if a bit of more difficultly (and quite silly looking...)
2) I began to use a tablet rather early... I use the tablet for everyday operations, to the point that when I have to use a mouse I'm nearly stuck. Only thing I use a mouse for: gaming. [I tried to go through Marathon and AvsP with the tablet. It was a fun session but the risk of destroying the pen was quite high.]
3) While kind of slow staying up-to date with technology (I'm always a couple of versions late either with hardware and with operating systems) I always kept my monitor up-to date. I'm highly sensitive to CRT screen flickering, anything below 80hz make me go dizzy with a big, nasty headache. I can't view standard TV monitors and even neon lights give me problems if they're old and worn out. That made me one of the first buyers of an LCD screen when these were put on market. I spent an insane amount of money -_-;
4) I never use spaces in file naming, even if it's feasible from, like, Windows95. I can't stand a space in a name file... I don't know why. But now I'm working in web design, this weird quirk became useful.
5) Around five/six years ago my style changed, not in the look (which is the same pseudo-manga thing) rather than in execution. That's because a thyroid problem left me with slightly shaky hands. I had to leave the overall detailed style I used [an example here] to have and go through a lot of roundabouts to make my lines appear steady. Also, I discovered colours -- quite late, I have to admit. I don't use pens anymore, all my lineart is done with a 2B pencil and I work on very large files to compensate. This is also a reason I'm wary about making prints of my works: the lines that appear clean on a low-resolution image show all their imperfections in high-res ^^; [an example here, check the detail on VP's profile...]
6) I can became
7) Consequence of above, when I'm interested in a character I tend to draw him a lot. But I also tend to draw a personal interpretation of what I understood about the character which often ends to be not coherent at all with the character as it is in the original comic/book/series. Oops ^^;
8) My main fandoms are Leiji Matsumoto's works (especially Yamato, GE999 and Galaxy Railways), Space 1999, Marathon and Alien/Predator -- but I like many many other authors and works, too many to list here!
...that was quite a rambling