Hello there. Let me properly introduce myself.
My name is Piper. Piper Ann Petrie. You may have noticed that just recently I had my voice published in my first animation. It was created by the very talented Samuel T Nelson. My google plus name was "November Ann" [my tag plus my middle name]. So this is what he used for my credit. Unfortunately, this will not be the name I go by. So keep your eyes peeled for Piper. Piper Petrie. Piper Ann or Piper Ann Petrie.
Let me start off by saying I have been completely blown away by the amazingly creative and responsive community of Newgrounds. Growing up visiting this site I never took the proper steps to dive in and I have to say I have been pleasantly surprised. I see amazing and mind blowing talent around just about every corner and everyone is so passionate, it's absolutely heart warming and inspiring. Not to mention how flattering it has been to receive so many brilliant offers from so many talented people.
I've always been attracted to the arts but something that has always stuck with- was acting out with my voice. From reading my books into the tape recorder and reciting poetry as a child, to impersonating the weather woman and doing puppet shows for children as a teen. It hasn't been until recently that I had wanted to go public and try to lend my voice to the greater creative community as well as the tiny pockets of talent this world has.
I am 23, just turned it last month. I dwell in Washington, D.C. and hail from the Rogue River Valley of Oregon (beautiful place, plan to return as soon as life permits.) I spend my leisurely time reading books, realistic fiction, fantasy, Sci-fi and studying my numerous interests. I also knit crazy things with my magical needles. I play on my 360 or watch movies. Most gaming I do includes mmorpg's and strategy game and a lot of it I do on the PC. I used to be into FPS but then everything went online and it just ruins the whole "disconnecting from real life" thing I try to do. I may do a firefight or two with my friends, though most of my party playing happens on PC, like Guild Wars 2, WoW and what not.
I speak Japanese and American Sign Language and am an active part of the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C. They actually have very similar sentence structure (ASL and Japanese). I am currently studying several other languages, examples would be Spanish and Mandarin. I believe all languages are beautiful. Including performing music, dancing, painting, sculpting, etc.
My role models are Tara Strong, Sean Berdy, Brad Pitt, Ellen Degeneres (Yep you read that right), Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sunita Williams, Bill Nye, (blerr blerr blerr)
But what mostly inspires me nowadays - ... is you, the people around me.
Anyway, I'd like to learn a BLEEPload about you. Please dish!