Ask me anything
I'm very tall compared to a small child.
For manga, I used to reeeally love those popular, never-ending shounen series that everyone's heard of (Naruto, Bleach, One Piece), until they got too never-ending. I still think they were brilliant, and I will pick them back up one day, but that day's not today.
Death note's a given too.
I've enjoyed a bunch of lesser known series too, but I'm slightly ashamed to say that those four have always been my favorites.
However, I never really liked the anime versions of those mangas.
Just namedroping a few of my favorite anime series: Kaiji, Paranoia Agent, 07-Ghost, Ouran Highschool Hostclub, Mirai Nikki and Umineko no Naku Koro ni.
If I'm gonna pick one as a favorite, I'd have to say 07-Ghost, even though they only made one season. For some reason that one really stuck in my mind.
Gravitation deserves a special mention as well, mainly because I've got memories strongly connected to that anime.
I've composed half of the material that Crestillion's currently rehearsing and I've got more coming! I can't wait to show them to you all! :)
For Still Echo, I add my touch to the bass lines but I haven't written any songs.
Really? Cool! Though I'm not a professional, no. I have no education on the subject whatsoever, if I had I probably wouldn't be so poor! (= w =;)
I'm self taught from scratch. I started doing my own hair (cutting and dyeing) in 2005 and went on to doing others' on a regular basis in 2007-08.
Shapeshifting, no doubt! Total control over ones appearance and body functions, including pheromone secretion of course! ;)
Don't worry, I'm never bothered by tweet's or messages of any kind. (well, as long as they aren't rude of course!) However, it's nearly impossible for me to answer every single tweet I get. It's hard to keep track of which ones I've answered already, and also my timeline would be totally cluttered up. But I read all of them, promise! :)
With messages on Facebook and especially Twitter I sometimes don't see them, so if I don't answer - try sending them again! It's always easier to reach me trough Facebook since Twitter automatically deletes messages without asking for permission.
Generally speaking, yes. First of all, a normal guitar has more common uses to master. Second, bass it way more beginner-friendly as you normally only have to play one note at the time.
But as with any instrument it all comes down to how you want to use it. If you're content with just pumping keynotes it's without doubt the easiest rock instrument to play. Shredding sixteenth notes on the other hand, is harder on thick bass strings than on a regular guitar.
Most things you can do on a regular guitar are possible but way harder to play on a bass. Therefore bass lines are often written more simple, though there are some sick bass players out there.
Years ago, I met our former guitar player Endigo through an ad he put up looking for a keyboard player. I was accepted into the band but the project wasn't long-lived.
We didn't see each other again until he suddenly transferred to my school, looking for members for his and Zid's new band. Max and Ashkan went to that same school but I got to know them through Still Echo.
We found Zeke through an ad we put up looking for a singer. At the time he also played in another band together with Kawa.
As you can see, I haven't known any of my fellow band mates for longer than since Still Echo was formed but over these years we've become very close!
Yes! I often hear that Swedish chocolate is just crap but I could never agree to that. Marabou is my number one sweets brand!
I'm really not into "fancy" chocolate at all.
I once studied abroad for a year and my parents had to send me Swedish chocolate in order for me to survive. That's how how serious it is.
When I was 13, my best friend introduced me to a Swedish band called Backyard Babies. The only band I had really listened to before that time was The Beatles since my parents are big fans. Anyhow, the first song I looked up by them instantly got me into rock music and gave birth to the rock star dreams that haven't abandoned me ever since!
(If you're curious about the song, this here's the one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkpKGqXbEak )
Each member has different influences, I take some inspiration from japanese bands when playing my instrument.
I often get extra motivated/inspired from reading comics (seeing other's works), discussing ideas with friends (creative thinking) or from listening to boring lectures (finding something else to occupy my mind).
Anyhow, these are my tips:
First off, think about what you enjoy drawing. (For me it's faces, hair styles and detailed chlothing so I end up drawing a lot of characters.) When you want to start drawing, focus on these things and try to come up with ideas!
Second, make sure to always carry a pen/pencil and something to draw on. Unless you're messy like me, then just a pen is fine. The great thing about drawing is you can do it anywhere so when you get inspired you won't let it go to waste!
Good luck! :3
I'm glad to hear that!
A lot of people ask me about my age and I avoid giving it away because I love to keep you guys guessing! It's somewhere in-between 10 an 30 though, I'll give you that. ;)
I'm only fluent in Swedish and English but I understand some Spanish. I've studied both French and Japanese but it was years ago and I only know a few words and phrases.
Thank you! :) Yes, I always do it myself. I've only got bad experiences with hairdressers so I don't let anyone touch my hair!
It is very important that you tell an adult about this, such as a parent or a teacher you can trust. It may feel scary or hard but they're actually there to help you.
It is also important that you don't start believing what those people tell you because that's what they want. Bullies pick targets whom they think won't talk back to them.
Stand up for yourself and don't be afraid to seek help from those with power to actually help you!
There is always a way out but you have to take the first step in order to change your situation.
When I was little, my mum stored old her old unused hair dyes from the eighties in a cupboard and one of them were blue so the thought has always been there. That combined with watching Sailor Moon every saturday morning as a child may have affected me on some unconsious level.
Either that, or I just simply think it's the hair color that looks best on me. I think it suits me and I feel sort of naked or plain without it.
I've tried a whole lot of semi-permanent ones and one permanent dye over the years. The key to achieving and keeping a vibrant color is to treat your hair right!
For most semi-permanents the hair needs to be bleached close to white for an optimal result, but damaged hair will always worsen the overall look.
Anyway, I have tried most known brands and rather then recommending a specific dye, I'd recommend this page. http://www.beeunique.co.uk/
It's a great guide for choosing which dye to get, they've got galleries and lots of reviews.