|My most |
|Stuff people have drawn for me. If you have fan art for me, send me a note and I will add it to this collection.|
This piece of merchandise I received at the Sonic Boom 2013 convention in St. Louis last year (I actually have three of them), and I've kept one of them boxed this whole time, so I decided to do an Unboxing video of it. Like my previous video, this was recorded with my iPad, so please excuse some of the awkward camera angles in this video.
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Current Residence: Florida, US|
Ethnicity: Irish/German (American-born)
My name (online) is ZipoCXG and I'm 19 years old. I love drawing and playing video games that relate to my interests, and I've been drawing for pretty much my whole life. People have described me as being loyal, insightful, smart, and having a good sense of humor. When I was 12 years old (about a year before I came to the Internet world) I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Since then I have come to understand myself more and have accepted my AS and wouldn't trade it for being neurotypical/normal. Despite this, I have anxiety issues and am often depressed and unmotivated. This is most likely due to the people around me, who generally treat me as a stereotype due to my disability. Because of this, I am very reluctant to engage in social conversations with people (unless they are my close friends), and I strongly dislike when people act immaturely. I have also been known for having so-called "immature interests" (meaning that I still like many things that I grew up with and/or other "childish" things). So I can quite often get VERY defensive of what I like, so please do not insult me or what I like. I am somewhat prone to meltdowns and can explode if things around me get too much for me to handle, but if you get to know me, accept me for my differences, and respect my interests, I can be an open and friendly person.
What I like:
Drawing, Daydreaming, Sonic The Hedgehog, Pokemon, Keroro Gunsou, MLP:FiM, Animals, Spending time in my room, Video games, My friends and Family, Fun stuff, Cartoons/Shows/Movies I grew up with. The history of video games, Science, Talking with other people with AS, Collecting.
What I dislike:
Loud Noise, People acting immature, Internet Trolls (though sometimes I'll act like one), Humanity, School, Working for another's benefit, Anime (with a few exceptions) and Anime-Obsessed Freaks, Being ignored/left out, Not receiving feedback, People who verbally/physically attack those with an ASD or other disability, Sometimes Neurotypicals (non-autistic people), Felling anxious, Meltdowns/Sensory Overloads, People who disrespect my interests/differences, Math, Not knowing what to do, Trying new food, Fear of the unknown, Doctors, Hospitals, Needles, A certain number between 37 and 39..., Ants
Older Step-Bro's account: PsychoSilver-X99
Real Life Friend's account: Togekiss-boi
| Hey I like your art! Can you draw me something?|
If you're asking for a request, then no. I am available for Art Trades with certain people though, just send a note if you're interested.
Can I draw fan art of your characters?
Of course! You don't need permission to want to do gift art. Just be sure to send me the pic in a note when you finish it.
Do you draw anything original?
On occasion I will do original art with original characters. But were generally done for school assignments, and I don't generally submit them here.
You draw too much chao/pokemon/keronians/ponies, will you EVER draw something else?
I do draw other things too, just not as often. Also if you've got a problem with the stuff I draw, then I suggest you stop watching me. I draw what I like, not what others like.
How long have you been drawing for?
This isn't the easiest question to answer since I can't remember my life in full detail. But family photos and personal memories suggest that I first started "drawing" as early as 1 and a half years old.
Do you have a specific style you try to aim for?
It depends on what I'm drawing. My style is usually heavily inspired by official styles in the series I draw fan art of. With enough time, I generally end up developing my own style.
Will you watch me?
If you're asking me up front, probably not. Also don't watch me for the sake of trying to get me to watch you, I don't do watch backs unless I like the other artist's works.
Can we be friends?
Whether or not you consider ME a friend is up to you. Due to past negative experiences with certain former friends and being socially awkward, it is very hard for me to accept someone as an actual friend. If I do consider you one, consider yourself lucky!
Why don't you like anime?
It's not anime itself that I dislike, it's the fanbase that has driven me away. Anime that I DO like I have chosen to watch for reasons besides the fact they're anime. Being a Japanese cartoon is not important to whether or not I like a show. Also the content in a lot of anime I don't exactly care for, sorry. Don't flame me.
How often do you come onto dA?
Well I never hit the log out button (unless I'm on someone else's computer), so I guess I'm always on? In reality though, I usually come on several times a day to check my messages and clear my inbox.
Can we add each other on Skype?
Who I add to my contacts list on Skype is my decision. You can add me if you want, but there'll be no guarentees that I'll add you back, especially if I don't know you that well.
Can I have your 3DS Friend Code?
Again, who I choose to exchange Friend Codes with is my decision. I don't want random people adding me to theirs, which is why I keep mine private.
How do you feel about your own art?
Personally I don't feel that strongly about it. It's rare that I finish a drawing and am satisfied with it, and even more rare that I actually consider myself proud of a drawing. I don't see my art as being that special, but maybe I'm just blind to my own talent, that's usually how it works right?
What's your real name?
My real name has been leaked online, but I refuse to disclose it here to those who don't know yet. If you know what my actual name is, PLEASE do NOT go advertising it to others you know or random strangers, I will disown you if you do >:I
If I know your real name, can I call you by it?
Only people who I know in real life are allowed to call me by my actual name (though honestly I wish they wouldn't online). If you only know me by the internet, then you do not have permission to do so.
Is there a nickname I can call you?
CXG and Zipz work good enough for me.
You do realize that "Zipo" is spelt with two "p's" right?
Yes I am aware of the lighter brand "Zippo". I originally used the name "Zipo" as a name for an old FC, and have always spelt it with just one "p", and was previously unaware of the lighter's name. It's still pronounced the same just FYI.
Can I use your art for something?
Generally I don't like people using my art unless I specify otherwise. However if you give credit, then I'm usually okay with it. Also it helps to know what you want to use it for.
Can I use your art as a referance?
For character referencing or color-palatte purposes you are allowed to use my art as a reference. You are NOT however allowed to trace my art or edit it in any way (aside from crops and resizing for avatars, as long as credit is given).
Can I ask one more question?
Sorry, my hands are getting tired from typing all of this, so no, that WAS your last question. Good bye!