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...Goku Girl
Real name: Miyako (I'm not kidding but, no, I don't have a drop of Japanese blood in me.)
Birthday: June 4th
Height: 5'9" 1/2 (like you really cared, right?)
Location: Michigan, USA
Hobbies: My websites (& website design), writing fanfics and original stories, RPGs, reading fantasy & sci-fi novels, video games, and, of course, anime!
Favorite Anime: Dragon Ball/Z, Gravitation, D.Gray-Man, GetBackers, Kyou Kara Maou, Inu Yasha, Full Metal Alchemist, Peacemaker Kurogane, Ranma 1/2

Favorite Anime Movie: The Rebirth of Fusion! Goku and Vegeta (movie #12)
Favorite Authors: J. K. Rowling, Laurell K. Hamilton (until she wrote Incubus Dreams), Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, Storm Constantine
Favorite Books: Dragons of Summer Flame, Dragons of a Fallen Sun, Dragons of a Lost Star, Dragons of a Vanished Moon (all four are Dragonlance), Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake), Cerulean Sins (Anita Blake), Ender's Game, Wraeththu, The Wraeththu Histories
Favorite Book Series: Wraeththu, The Wraeththu Histories, Harry Potter, Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter, Dragonlance
Favorite Cartoons: Avatar: The Last Air Bender, Invader ZIM, The Boondocks, Family Guy, Spongebob, Samurai Jack, The Simpsons, Rocket Power, King of the Hill, Futurama, The Powerpuff Girls, The Oblongs, Mission Hill, Drawn Together

Favorite Characters: Goku, Vegeta, Gohan (DBZ, duh!); Ryoko (Tenchi); Radical Edward (Cowboy Bebop); Aisha Clan-Clan (Outlaw Star); Ranma-chan (Ranma 1/2); Sango, Shippou (Inu Yasha); Buttercup (PPG); Ryuichi (Gravitation); Noriko, Chichiri, Tasuki (Fushigi Yuugi); Hale, Guu (Jungle wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu)
Favorite Video Games: Lunar (both 1 & 2), The Legend of Dragoon, Final Fantasy 7, 8, & 10, Grand Theft Auto (#3 and San Andreas), Grandia, Tales of Symphonia, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Favorite Live Action Movies: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded
Favorite Live Action Shows: Will and Grace, Friends, Xena: Warrior Princess, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, The Cosby Show, Reno 911!, Scrubs, It's All Relative, Queer As Folk, The L Word, Noah's Arc

Favorite Animated (non-Japanese) Movies: A Goofy Movie, The Lion King, Titan AE, Mulan, Finding Nemo

Other: I'm a computer science student and a big nerd (as if you couldn't tell).

Do you want to know more about me? E-mail me and I'll usually answer.

...the site

This site doesn't have a long and detailed history like the DBFL. The Suto-ri Denkaku came to be because I was trying to get into the (Good) Fanfiction Webring and Trin-san won't accept multiple-author archives. As you can see, I still haven't been accepted. This site is the home of only my fanfiction. My original stories used to be here as well, but I had to do a website for a class and, since I like what I create to be useful after the class ends, I decided to separate my original stories from the Denkaku.

"Celestial Dragon" is the third design and the only one I really like. The theme originated from the background I created. At first, it was going to have a strong Chinese theme and be called "forbidden dragon" (and it still does, in a way, because of all the red), but I wanted to use large amounts of white in combination with it and a artist creating traditional Chinese-style artwork would never do that since red represents luck and purity while white represents death. There's more of a Japanese theme, but an artist creating traditional Japanese-style artwork wouldn't normally use a color as bold as red. So, it's stuck in limbo between the two cultures. The characters I originally used were all Katakana or Hiragana (because I only know about 15 Kanji), but I later used a Japanese<=>English dictionary that supports inline Kanji display (so I could copy and paste). I tried to be as accurate as possible with the Japanese translations of my English page titles, not that you can really see them in the background. The characters are accurate to the term, but maybe not so accurate to the meaning I was trying to get across.

You can see a screenshot of version one here and version two here. Version three was exactly like the current one (v. 3.5), just without the PHP.