breviloquent.

Hello visitor! Somehow, some way, you have stumbled upon Ashley's - my - "about me" page. Woe is you. There is a bunch of useless pointless great information about me here. I am positive that nobody will read through this whole thing, and yet I still feel epically compelled to make this page. I will use almost any excuse to make a website. I really will. With that, I suppose, let's get started.

This section is a summary, and will probably tell you most of what you need to know without having to read further - if you do not feel the need to know the intimate details of my life. I am not particularly interesting in my own opinion, but hey. You never know.

My name is Ashley. I am also known as Ish, Ash, and Ashes. I am twenty-eight years of age, ie: so old to be on the Internet. I currently live in North Carolina, in the big city of King. I'm MARRIED to a wonderful guy named Johnathan (Johnny, or J); we were married on December 13, 2014. Yeah. 12.13.14. I am a little OCD.

The Internet and everything on it have been my primary hobby since I was eleven years old. I've also enjoyed gaming, comics, TV, movies, and books since I was very young, which sufficiently classifies me as a nerd. I still do all of those things daily and enjoy them very much. I will expand on this subject a bit later, under my 'hobbies' category on down the page.

preferences.

Wow you made it past the first section? Cool. c: This is the part where I tell you some random things that I like, and some things that I don't like. Enjoy.

Foods

Drinks

Activities

Miscellaneous

Do Not Like



hobbies.

I have lots of hobbies. Most of them are nerdy in nature. Actually, probably all of them are.

Gaming

I have been gaming since I was around 10 years old (in 1996). The first system I played was the SNES. The first system I owned was the Nintendo 64, and it is still a very beloved system to me. I also used to play arcade games, my favorite of which was Frogger. I currently own a Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Playstation 2, Wii U, GameCube, PSP, 3DS, DSi, and a Gameboy Advance SP. I also do lots of PC and browser gaming!

Gaming is a hobby that is sort of inconsistent for me these days. I will go periods of months where no games will interest me and I will be into other things. And then there are periods (like I've been having lately) where I will be playing 4-5 games at a time, and it is all that I do in my spare time. I play many games and many genres, but my favorite genre is RPGs.

I also am dearly and forever in love with the Final Fantasy franchise. A demo of FFVIII that came with Brave Fencer Musashi was my first, and I have played all of them since then. VIII, X/X-2, and XII are my absolute favorites.

I have a Steam account and a Raptr. My gaming history is extensive, so I'm not going to list the games I've played here. My Playfire has a nice list of games I've played, but it is currently incomplete.

CURRENTLY PLAYING
oTCGs*
Pkmn AS
MK 8
KH2.5
FFX/X-2*
GPX+*
FFXV:ED
Steam*
FFIX

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* I am playing this game the most right now.


Web Design

I've been web designing amateurly since I was 13 years old. I got started by making various sites on Geocities. I originally started because I roleplayed on Yahoo chat, and I was asked to make a website for an RP club I was in. I slowly taught myself how to code HTML and CSS, and I found a friend [Lindsay] who taught me to use Paintshop Pro to make graphics and layouts. I discovered the world of fanlistings sometime around 2002-ish, and I once owned quite a few of those. I eventually tired of that scene, which led to me taking breaks from web design on and off. I picked back up with ash-kat.net in 2009.

I've had countless websites in my history: fakedream.com, black-rain.org, nekoki.net, dark-sky.org, cactuar-island.net, pyre.nu, musicalgao.net, and many, many others. I am a domain addict. I currently own four two domains: ASHPLAYS.COM, FATED.US, LAZYSHAD.COM, and my main one, ASH-KAT.NET. A couple of them aren't that active at the moment.

Reading

I used to hate to read when I was younger. The first book I remember liking was Hatchet by Gary Paulsen; I read it in the 9th grade. From then on I discovered that I had a true affinity for reading and began reading much more. My favorite genre is fantasy, but I do read other things as well - mostly fiction, but a little nonfiction here and there. Admittedly reading is not a priority for me unless there is a book out that I am very excited for. That is especially true lately, because I have been gaming a lot. I do have a Goodreads account if you would like to see what I am reading, and have read. A (very) few of my favorites are The Good Earth, Harry Potter, and Outlander.

Television

Within the past couple of years I've become much more interested in television. I think it's because of my boyfriend husband. I've always liked it, but before I met him I tended to lean toward cartoons and anime. Now I am the exact opposite, and tend to lean toward the real-life shows. We always watch all of our TV together, which is why it is currently one of my favorite activities (BONDING / SNUGGLE TIME! \o/). As for specifics, at this point I think it is actually safer to assume that I watch a show rather than assume that I don't. I have a TV schedule on my website that keeps up with the shows that we are currently watching. I also have a fandom list that is basically a list of all the fandoms I belong to. Yes, I am a SuperWhoLockian. ♥ And many other things.

Movies

I love going to the movies. And I love seeing my favorite books adapted into movies, which has been happening quite a lot! I used to collect movies, but that has become sort of a moot point with Netflix, Redbox, and online streaming. I just don't watch movies the same way as I used to. Anyway, since I am a supernerd, all the superhero movies float my boat: Avengers, Batman, Spiderman, etc. I also love Disney movies, chick flicks, horror movies, documentaries, and countless other stuff. My favorites are all listed over at my fandom list!

The Internet

The big one. I'm always doing something online, be it tumblr, reading fanfiction on Archive Of Our Own, playing a game, browsing my daily websites, blogging, other social media, coding a website, or whatever. I'm a sucker for some social media (mostly tumblr and twitter). All of my TV shows I watch streamed online (NO COMMERCIALS AND NO CABLE BILL for the epic win). Most of the games I play are played online. Pretty much all of my hobbies can be done at the computer, on the Internet. I suppose that is the age that we live in. At this point I've spent most of my life in this digital age - we got a computer when I was 11, and I've kind of been stuck to it since.

relationships.

Here I will tell you about the most important relationships I've developed in my life thus far. :D As far as my online friends go, even though we've never met, I feel like I have forged a couple of the strongest friendships I've ever had with them. Distance means nothing.

In Real Life