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The deviant that is being featured and interviewed today is:
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am Roma, I am a college student going for my PhD, and my imaginary stress degree (college students know what I mean ). I have many types of mediums, my main one is Artisan Crafts, then pixel art, emoticons and so forth. So yeah, that's me.
`Romaji, how did you find deviantART?
Surprisingly, I found out about deviantART by my high school's newspaper. I was bored on day and was reading back, and see a couple art sites. I thought "Oh these would be cool to post my art on." I only ended up staying on deviantART. I just love it so.
How did you get your username?
I have to say I hate this question. I answer it so very much. Everyone thinks I choose my username because I like anime and stuff like that, and Romaji is the romanization of Japanese writing, but that's not the case. I was asking someone to help me pick a name, I had the idea but just needed a little help. We decided on Romaji, which fit my idea. We only found out later that what I wanted was Roma (the friend misread or something). By that time, I found out Roma was taken, so I just left it as it is.
What do you like most about deviantART?
I have to say the thing I like about most about deviantART is the community. Most of the people here are just so supporting and friendly. Not many sites have this much of a community or people dedicated to helping and supporting others, and that it why I love this site so much, and made me want to stay.
Are there any deviantART features that you have never used?
Hmm, any features that I have never used? Oh! There is only one feature I haven't used and that is the portfolio feature! I have yet to use it, but I am currently looking into it. I hope to use it one day, just need to find the time.
How old were you when you first became interested in art?
I'm not really sure how old. I've been interested in art as far back as I can remember. I used to doodle all the time in third grade on, but I have been told since I've been making art since forever.
Which artists (off and on dA) inspire you?
Oh Heavens. You had to ask a hard question. There are many people I look up too, but for different reasons. I look up to `taeliac very much because of her amazing talent with artisan crafts. I hope to one day be as good as her. I look up to *raizy because of their adorable comics and funny sense of humor, and last but not least I look up to all the nice and caring people on deviantART (so many to list) without them, there wouldn't really a nice place to come each day.
What are your pet peeves on dA?
I have many pet peeves. But the biggest one I have is text speak. I really hate when people can't be bothered enough or aren't smart enough to spell out a word. Seriously, how hard is it to spell "you" or "later." Can't people just take the time and just do it.
Where do you see yourself in one year, deviantART wise?
Where do I see myself in one year on here? I'm not sure. While there are a lot of places I wish I could be, I'll probably be in the same spot, but doing a lot more for the community. I have many, many things planned for the future that will be revealed little by little throughout this year. I hope you'll be around to see them!
What do you think about Deviant Stamps getting DDs?
I personally believe it's fine, but there has to be a level of quality of the stamps. Just like any other piece of art, it comes down to quality and message. If the piece is in good quality and message then it should be given a DD. A deviant stamp is a piece of art, just as pixel art or traditional drawing. To get a good quality piece you need skill, practice and time, no matter what the medium is, so if the piece has the work in it then I'm all for the DD.
What type of music are you into?
I like many types of music, and I can never pick a favorite or even imagine picking one. Though there is one thing I can say about my favorites... Rap is not one of them, it's in the last spot. I don't really care for it, but sometimes there is a good song or two.
What kind of movies are you into?
Ah, what type of movies you ask? Well it gets hard there. I like so many types. I love romance, comedies, action, sci-fi, supernatural, and many others. The only thing I don't like it gory movies. I just don't like 'em. Oh! I like scary movies, but I'm one of those people that don't care for them unless I watch them with others.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Yes there is. There are three quotes that I take to heart and believe people should know.
"It's OUR heroic Journey. You don't have to have superpowers to be a hero." - Hiro Nakamura
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear." - Ambrose Redmoon
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep those in mind when you go about your life, and maybe they can make it a bit better. Please take care and Heaven's bless.
I'd like to say a huge thanks to `Romaji for taking the time to be interviewed.
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