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Nexus Engel-Hodgkinson
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Current Residence: In the deep, dark depths of my own subconscious.
Favourite genre of music: Almost any kind of rock, techno, OSTs, and classical.
Favourite style of art: Anime (Shonen, Shojo, pretty much any style as long as the characters don't look supremely deformed or ugly), surreal, black and white (including contrast works), and watercolor paints.
MP3 player of choice: Headrush--because 'Headbang' is so last season's concussion.
Wallpaper of choice: Black Rock Shooter or Akira or Ghost in the Shell or any cyberpunk-themed desktop wallpaper
Skin of choice: The only skin I have
Favourite Cartoon Characters: Deadpool, Black Rock Shooter, Dante (Devil May Cry), Batman, Edward Elric, Roy Mustang, Kamina (Gurren Lagann), Sakata Gintoki (Gintama), Alucard (Hellsing Ultimate), and Moon Knight
Favourite Movie Characters: Jules Winnfield (Pulp Fiction), Inspector 'Tequila' Yuen (Hard Boiled), Brother Mark (A Better Tomorrow), Ken (A Better Tomorrow II), John McClane (Die Hard), John Matrix (Commando), Sergeant Hartman (Fullmetal Jacket).
Personal Quotes: Because (-INSERT WHATEVER HERE-) are cool; Real men stare at walls; What the hell is this, I don't even...; because I'm just THAT. DAMN. AWESOME; Hwunh?; That is BADASS; VICTORY WAVE!! *Waves arms back and forth*; NO, I do NOT like WWE!; Piss off. (Lots other sarcastic/cynical comments I don't feel like writing out)
Likes: Awesome anime with well-developed/thought-out/executed plots and characters; Drawing; Daydreaming; watching violent/dark movies; listening to music; ignoring idiots; back talking big-mouthed idiots, especially if those idiots are cops who don't know what the hell they're doing; ranting about things I like; coming up with new stories to write; writing those stories; constantly trying to surpass myself in everything I do; Grindhouse flicks and other intentionally/unintentionally trashy movies.
With Dark-Boy Number One reaching satisfying completion (took me long enough--I went through it like seven times in the past four years), and the first draft of Donut Shop Brothers half-done, I'm sure a lot of people would say "It's about damn time!"
Frankly after Dark-Boy Number One I won't spend another four years on every freaking book I write.  I'll go through it once, maybe twice, and that's it.  And also make them shorter than Dark-Boy Number One, since that book is nearly 700 pages (editing is almost three quarters complete, and so far the page count is 690)--maybe about 400-500 pages or less.
Mainly this is just me being really anal-retentive.  Not to compare the quality of my work to Stanley Kubrick, but I will compare my "everything must be perfect" type of thing to him, since sometimes entire 15-second shots would take a whole YEAR before he was satisfied.  Some people who worked with him actually broke down and cried because of all the re-shoots he did due to being unsatisfied with the previous results.
Frankly, this leads to my confession: if my mom wasn't so worried about my future and pressuring me into finally publishing Dark-Boy Number One, this would not be the final time I would go through it.  But you know, I don't have a job and she's saying, "You need to make some freaking money, like NOW" so hopefully SOON I will have Dark-Boy Number One published as an eBook.  Then I will focus my attention on Donut Shop Brothers (which is half done for the first draft--first chapter preview is on here if you want to check it out), get it published, and then continue work on Dark-Boy Number Two (which is about a third complete).  Originally I wanted Donut Shop Brothers to be my debut but I don't think that's going to happen (LOL).
Anyway, just thought I'd let you guys know what's going on, and why I haven't been making very many uploads as of late.  I still have two sketches to work out and ink, but those will have to wait until Dark-Boy Number One is finished.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: QOTSA, Synthwave music, Dragonforce
  • Reading: Redcoats, Black Lagoon
  • Watching: Jean-Claude Van Damme movies, John Woo movies
  • Playing: Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
  • Eating: Your soul
  • Drinking: Toxic waste

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morfin1925 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:iconthanku-plz: for the fav' and the watch :iconrubcheeksplz:
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TheNexus18 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem; keep up the good work!
xbastex Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the fav
TheNexus18 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :)
theyellowroom27 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanx m8 4 the bunch of faves and the WATCH I appreciate it...
TheNexus18 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem; keep up the great work! :)
Flightx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy late birthday man.
TheNexus18 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol thanks, man. :)
Flightx Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.
Marjorie-Souza Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy early birthday! La la la la 
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