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Quaylak / 33 / Female / Georgia

"If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present." - Lao Tzu
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ABOUT THE ARTIST ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Age: 28
Gender: Gal
Occupation: SCAD Grad // Web Developer
Loves: Turtles, Snow, Space, Stuffed Animals, Strawberries
deviantART || Furaffinity

My name and character online is Quaylak. I've been known as "Quaylak" for about eight years now, so it's not a name I'll be dropping any time soon. My character is a "cheetahmonstur," which is basically my cop-out explanation for why she looks the way she does. She started out as a cheetah and eventually grew fatter, stumpier, and fluffier (sort of like me, hahaha). She's really her own species, as I don't really care about specifics when it comes to a fantasy animal. I draw her how I see her and make her what I want her to be.

I'm known as a fantasy artist online. Offline, I'm a web developer for a large aerospace company. I work normal hours during the day and come home and work on my own projects and commissions at night.

On a more personal level, I'm pretty comfortable with saying that I am a very friendly person. I'm chill, easy to get along with, and am not in any way interested in drama. I don't search for it, I don't care about it, and you will not find me involved in it (I know that's a rare quality for a person online, lol). I would like to think that I'm very optimistic and enjoy "looking on the bright side," which I think is what has helped me leap over the hurdles life has thrown at me. Overall, I like who I am and enjoy meeting new people and making friends. Don't be afraid to talk to me, be it online or at a con, as I don't bite! c:

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Getting to Know Meme

on 25 January 2014 at 15:21:09 MST

I never do these, so what the hell. Why not? And besides, I thought this would be a good thing to post here on Weasyl since I'm so new over here. It'll give you guys a chance to get to know me!

What's your real name?
Stevie. And I hate that name so freakin' much. NO, IT IS NOT SHORT FOR STEVE. I AM NOT A MAN. Role call in school as a kid was always tons of fun. :|

Names you go by?
Online, I go by Quaylak, Quay, and Cheetahmonstur. Offline I go by Turtle, Turtle Queen, and ALC (annoying little creature to my co-workers)

How old are you?

How old do you feel/act?
Act? 12, maybe 13. Feel? About my age I think. I'm definitely ready to leave my 20's already. This is no longer my crowd. :|

How tall are you?

What's your natural hair color?
Dark, dark brown. Often mistaken for black.

What's your eye color?
Dark brown.

What's your orientation?
Bisexual. I'm physically, mentally, and sexually attracted to both men AND women. Pansexual would probably be more appropriate, but few people know what that means. Pretty much, I don't care what you have going on in your pants -- if I like you, I like you. I'm far more concerned about what kind of person you are.

Are you single, taken or undecided?

What do you do in your spare time?
Stare off into space, Forrest Gump style. That's not entirely inaccurate actually, but I mostly write, draw, watch movies/TV shows, and play video games. I like to sit around and think a lot and come up with ideas about worlds and characters and things. The usual creative-person stuff!

What's your job or occupation?
My current job title is "Web Developer."

What do you like about yourself?
I'm funny. No, really, I like to make people laugh and I enjoy making people feel more comfortable when they interact with me. Laughter helps me do that, as I'm a very chill and friendly person (another quality I like). I'm also very loyal to the people I care about and like to "cheer on the underdog." That last bit is my way of saying I don't take kindly to bullies who act like assholes to good people who don't deserve it. I'm protective of the "outcasts," I guess. Oh, and I'm anti-drama and anti-bullshit, both online and IRL. I don't get mixed up in that shit or let it take up my time when I can help it, because life is too short!

What do you dislike about yourself?
Despite my ability to be a "people person," I'm actually an extreme introvert. It's true that I can be social and friendly and strike up a conversation with just about anyone, but it has to be MY decision to do so, and I don't like to be forced into it. In truth, I have very few friends (I can count them all on one hand) because of my introversion, but there's nothing I can do about it. I can't be around people for long periods of time because it drains the life out of me. I need to be able to escape, and that's not exactly conducive to being a good friend. :c

What did your friends notice about you when they first met you?
...kind of see the question above this one. I don't really have any friends, so I don't know. Maybe that I'm short?

What is your belief/religion if you believe in anything at all?
I'm agnostic with atheist tendencies. Basically, I'm an atheist, but I won't deny that there could be SOMETHING out there somewhere. I respect those who have belief in something, just so long as they do not force it on me or others.

Do you drink?
No. I might have one of my "daiquiris in a bag" drinks in the summer, but I'm no drinker. Maybe a 2-3 times a year and I never get drunk.

Do you smoke?
Hell no. I hate that shit.

What are your major fears?
The dark. I know it sounds childish, but I'm completely serious. I have one hell of an active imagination and I've seen way too many horror movies. That bitch from The Ring pretty much occupies every dark and creepy area of my house--or so my brain is convinced when the lights go out. I also fear death occasionally and the idea of losing my loved ones and pets.

Do you have any dreams or goals?
The biggest dream I have ever had in my life was to publish a book or a comic or something and have some studio come along and want to make a movie out of it. And if they allowed me to be a part of the production process? Even better!

Do you have a crush or an ex?
Nope and nope.

Who's your best buddy?
That would be my Captain Husbando, jakejynx! If that doesn't count, well...I reiterate that I don't have many friends.

What's your favorite dish?
Pasta. Any kind of pasta. I LOVE noodles and Italian is my favorite (with Japanese being a close second because I LOVE traditional ramen -- see? Pasta!).

What's your favorite drink?
Pepsi. Easily. But I will also take just about any kind of fruit juice (cherry Juicy Juice ftw).

What's your favorite color?
Blue. DUH.

If you had a super power, what would it be?
Shapeshifter. I would first become an eagle and soar all over the world/country, then I would shift into a fish or a whale or something and explore the deep oceans.

What's your favorite movie?
This is an impossible question for a movie buff. Probably Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke. The Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy is definitely at the top too, followed by Indiana Jones, Kung Fu Hustle, and just about every Disney film ever.

What's your least favorite food?
Indian. Omg I can't stand the smell of curry or just about any other spices used in Indian cuisine.

What's the last meal you want before you die?
A cheddar-cheese stuffed crust DiGiorno's cheese pizza and a 2-liter of Pepsi. I would request this because they've recently discontinued said pizza, which seriously upsets me. :c

What do you drive and what would you really like to drive?
I drive a 2004 Honda Civic which I absolutely love. We've always been a Honda family and honestly, I'd probably go for a 2014 Honda Civic as something I'd like to drive! I'm not big into sports cars and things, as I prefer fuel efficiency and smaller-sized cars. I'm a small person and like to feel cozy.

What is your most disliked bug?
Mosquitos, hands down.

What pet peeves do you dislike the most?
People who are unreliable, dishonest people, and people who take advantage of others and only take and take and take and never give back. Smaller pet peeves are noisy chewers, dogs licking their buttholes for 20 minutes, being interrupted when I'm talking, and people who don't use their turn signals while driving.

What do you dislike in life?
I hate that people treat each other like crap nowadays and have no respect for one another. The fact that people can't let other people live their lives (so long as they are not hurting themselves or those around them) is just sad.

What do you like about life?
Just about everything. I love being able to experience it, especially through travel. There's a whole big world out there full of new sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences. Having the freedom to embrace that about life is awesome and something I highly recommend for everyone!. c:

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    that plush alone deserves a million follows.

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    Hey! Georgia? I used to live in Augusta years ago. Small world.

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      Yep, Georgia! I'm currently in Savannah but plan to move out of the city soon. I'm originally from Chicago and miss it so darn much these days. :c

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        One of my work friends took a job in Savannah so I've been there more than a few times. Chicago... big city girl and a big change going to Savannah. Well, I hope your move goes well and good to see you here on Weasyl!

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    Hey you! ❤

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      Hey Lady! ❤ How are you liking Weasyl so far? I haven't had a chance to sit and explore yet, but I'm liking some of the features they have over here and am glad to see you posting things here too. I'll need to upload the art I've made for you so you can add it to your Collections. :D

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        I love that Collections feature! I'll also need to upload the commission I did for you so you can add it to your own, but yeah I'm really loving the site so far for all the nice new features to play around with. Gonna be a real chore to reupload stuff though. OTL