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Hey there!
I'm a freelance writer/illustrator currently living in America's Pacific North-West.
Most of my drawings these days are drawn between assignments in coffee shops, so they're usually done with a mechanical pencil in a Moleskine sketchbook.
(Although I plan on venturing more into digital art in the future.)

Aside from art, my main passion in life is martial arts and arts of fencing from any point in history.
I'm an eclectic martial artist with a main focus on Jeet Kune Do, Liechtenauer-tradition swordsmanship, sabre fencing, and Balearic-style slinging.
  • Listening to: Interstellar OST
  • Reading: The Hunger Games
  • Watching: Hunter x Hunter
  • Playing: League of Legends
  • Eating: A Cookie
  • Drinking: Cabernet
So as of a couple days ago, I've started teaching myself Mandarin Chinese/Pudonghua. 
As a result I'm going to be dialing back on the Japanese a bit, but still at a casual pace. (It'll basically be just LINE/HelloTalk conversations and reading the Hunger Games in Japanese, with an English copy handy as a translation aid. It's like my own 21st Century Rosetta Stone :) )

So far, I've only had the chance to have two lessons, and they've been good so far. My first lesson was really casual, and mainly spent just getting comfortable with pronunciation; such as "zh", those pirate-like R's, and other consonants formed in [relatively] odd areas of the mouth. As for lesson 2, that was a brief one focused on basic pleasantries; such as "hello" [你好], "good-bye" [再见], "thank you" [谢谢], and "Frog-humping son of a bitch" [青蛙操的流氓]. :p

Things are looking good so far. I'm shooting to be at a working conversational level in about 3-4 months. Should be fun! :)

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Lilithaya Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
thanks for the lama ^^
Kissakisan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob :)
11thDimensionPhoto Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav: Ian.  :iconmuchsignplz:
Kissakisan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! :)
Zackypenguin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconexplodeplz::cake: HAPPY BIRTHDAY :cake::iconexplodeplz:
Hope you have a great week! :iconexcitedlaplz:
Kissakisan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dafuq u just wish upon me?! Llama Emoji-66 (Orly) [V3] 

Thanks! I definitely will~KFC Chicken Epic Dance 
Zackypenguin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wished upon you

RAINING RABBITS.:iconkumashake2plz:
Kissakisan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
N'yuoh mah gawd :iconohshitplz:
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AkulaShuvelle Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:star: Happy Birthday! :star:
Enjoy your special day ! :cake:
Kissakisan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
Ohohohoho, I shall Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] 
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