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About this site

Sometime circa 2009:

"I'm really angry! And I want to talk about it!"

Thus:

[2009-11-28 00:51:35] <garrick|niamh> I am the mysterious gargargarrick! http://gargargarrick.livejournal.com/

And so I began blogging, having the time of my life all the while. I've used a lot of different sites and services since then (usually because the old one turned evil and/or Russian), but the one I've used the longest is Nikola.

This site was previously known as "Brilliant Gedou", but I decided it was time for a change in early 2019. I'd then recently discovered that a disconcerting amount of my identity (especially my sense of aesthetics) really came from Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S, so I figured a reference would be appropriate. The "Twinkle" is just from the name of my dojin game label.

Icon credits/sources are available here. It is my belief that these low-resolution, cropped images qualify as fair use under U.S. law.

About me

I'm proficient in English, German, and Japanese. I love books and stories more than pretty much anything. I have a pretty good memory (bordering on encyclopedic when books are involved) and have been told that I "practically have a library in my brain". I'm also decent with computers and programming, use GNU/Linux (Manjaro at the moment), and built my own website from scratch. I read too many webcomics for anyone's own good. I often ask myself "what would Layton do?", and listen to Theme of Professor Layton to give me strength during tough times. I like video games but I am not good at them as a general thing. You may wonder why or how such a person plays Touhou; I sometimes wonder that myself.

Also I am trans and kind of druid...ish. (Still studying.) I think that's pretty much everything! Go ahead and ask if there's something else you'd like to know, though. Relatedly, I don't really have a lot of luck with guys, but I'm on the market and certainly don't bite -- gentlemen in the audience, feel free to contact me if you're not put off by the above (and are of age, of course).

Other info:

  • Pronouns: He/him
  • Sexual orientation: Gay
  • Zodiac: Aries/Pisces | Water Monkey
  • Blood Type: O+
  • Associated Classical Element: Earth
  • Representative Card: Knight of Discs
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Myers-Brigg: ESFJ
  • Height: 5'0" (~151cm)
  • GPG ID: 0xBDC4D4CC
  • GPG Fingerprint: 0047 781C AA75 4B79 08B4 5274 8BD9 2C3B BDC4 D4CC
  • 3DS Friend Code: 2766 8539 622

Elsewhere

Homepage

Identi.ca

Itch.io

AO3

Steam

anime-planet (Very outdated)

Stuff I like

Anime

  • Mobile Fighter G Gundam
  • All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku TV
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
  • Saber Marionette
  • Kino's Journey (2003 series)
  • Princess Tutu
  • VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fire
  • Slayers
  • Galaxy Angel
  • Magic Users Club! (OVA)
  • KILL la KILL
  • Cyberteam in Akihabara
  • Seraphim Call
  • Sailor Moon (classic)
  • Tentai Senshi Sunred
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Ace
  • Space Patrol Luluco
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Wedding Peach
  • Gad Guard

Manga

  • Hoshi no Samidare: Lucifer & the Biscuit Hammer
  • 20th Century Boys
  • Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable
  • Monster
  • Akatsuki no Yona
  • Sket Dance
  • Shoulder-a-Coffin Kuro
  • Iris Zero
  • Franken Fran
  • Mysterious Girlfriend X
  • Those Who Hunt Elves
  • Pluto
  • Gintama
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean
  • Kotonoha no Miko to Kotodama no Majo to
  • Fake
  • Angel Densetsu
  • Hibiki's Magic
  • Ame-iro Kouchakan Kandan
  • Fu-fu (Wife & Wife)
  • Yakitate!! Japan
  • Double Arts
  • Hakumei to Mikochi
  • Discommunication
  • Dungeon Meshi
  • Kirihito Sanka
  • Boku no Hero Academia
  • Dōbutsu no Kuni
  • Tokimeki Tonight
  • Kimengumi
  • ElfQuest
  • Dr. Stone

Books

  • Deep River by Endō Shūsaku
  • Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
  • For the Win by Cory Doctorow
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
  • Mimizuku & the Lord of Night by Kōgyoku Izuki
  • Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, particularly:
    • Reaper Man
    • Witches Abroad
    • Lords and Ladies
    • Hogfather
    • Night Watch
    • A Hat Full of Sky
    • Going Postal
    • Wintersmith
  • Machine of Death, edited by Ryan North, David Malki!, and Matthew Bernardo
  • Night on the Milky Way Train by Miyazawa Kenji
  • Fifty-One Tales by Edward Dunsany
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  • Andrew Moczulski's Slayer of Evil (Prices Negotiable) series
  • The Girl with the Magic Hands by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Games

  • Animal Crossing
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Because We're Here: Mohnblume and Blauerose
  • Dejection: An Ode
  • Fantasy Life
  • Final Fantasy 6
  • Gurumin
  • her tears were my light
  • Higurashi no naku koro ni (esp. Tatarigoroshi, Meakashi, Tsumihoroboshi)
  • Majokko Sayurin no Magical Quest
  • Narcissu
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: And Justice For All | Gyakuten Saiban 2
  • Pokémon (esp. Crystal, Black, Moon)
  • Professor Layton (esp. Diabolical Box, Unwound Future)
  • Puppet Princess of Marl Kingdom | Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure
  • Romance Detective
  • Tōhō Yōyōmu ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom
  • We Know the Devil

Other

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