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Yes, I'm FINALLY working on getting my personal site back online.  How long will it take?  Who knows, but at least the ball is rolling.

Thanks for dropping by!

- Shadow

ShadowThat's a question I'm still working on, myself.  Online, I'm known as Shadow D. Wolf, or just Shadow.  In the overrated realm of "Reality," most people call me Kerry, though I've been known to answer to my online name as well.

This photo should give you a general sense of what I look like, though it's a couple years old.  I'm about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weigh about 200 pounds (need to lose a few of those), and most of the time, my eyes are blue.  The reason why I say "most of the time" is that, strange as it seems, they do change color from time to time (and I've been accused of wearing contacts more than once).  I've known my eyes to turn green, or even violet on rare occasion.  Your guess is as good as mine as to why.  *Shrugs.*

Shadow D. WolfOkay, now it's time to weird you out.  *Takes a breath and hesitates.*  I am a werewolf.  No, that doesn't mean that, when the full moon rolls around, I get all furry and run around on all fours (though I must admit that might be kinda fun).  I'd be lying if I said the moon had no effect on me at all, though.  As a general rule, my senses seem a little sharper, and I tend to have more energy under a full moon, though this could just be my imagination.  Anyhow, I'm what's known as a Spiritual Therianthrope—that is, I believe that I am spiritually a wolf.  This is not to be confused with Lycanthropy, which is a mental illness (I'm not crazy! Really!).  Basically, I have the personality of a wolf, sometimes I act like a wolf, and I can use "merf" in a sentence (no, not really).  Sometimes I even dream of being a wolf, which is pretty fun.  (Art by Namaku)

As a general rule, I tend to be a fairly quiet guy, especially around people I don't know well—some would even call me shy (although I tend to get very talkative when hyper, nervous, or loaded-up on coffee).  Those that do know me well tend to say that I get emotionally carried away over little things.  I'm also a pretty good listener—at least, I like to think I am.  I'm one of those people who can meet someone new, listen to them for a while, and in about five minutes they'll start telling me their whole life's story.

Among my friends and (online) family, I'm known as the "Pack Therapist," which is just a fancy name for someone who gets his shoulder cried on a lot.  To be honest, I have to say that I enjoy listening to their problems, mostly because I know how a good venting session can feel.  That said, it does get old sometimes, especially when it's the same person constantly whining about the same thing.  Venting is one thing, but being a drama queen is quite another.  ;-)

I'll admit to being something of a throwback when it comes to Internet culture.  Hardly anyone keeps up personal websites anymore, since that's a lot more work than just throwing everything up onto your Book of Faces account.  I like having total control over what I share, I like not being forced to give up IP rights in order to share my content, and I like not having to worry about all of my info being sold to advertisers or used for other nefarious purposes by a Silicon Valley techbro CEO who may or may not be a rogue android.


Anyway, this is my personal website, where I'm able to share my ideas, thoughts, and creativity on my terms and in my own way.  In the days before the book of faces, this was how everyone made their presence known on the 'net, before it was entirely dominated by just 4 or 5 websites.  Sure, there's something to be said for having one unified place to find almost everyone, but the tradeoff is a loss of variety and creativity (not to mention the invasion of privacy, and shady business practices of some of those companies).

Okay, I'm sure you didn't come here to read my ranting about the state of the modern Internet.  The point of this site is to serve as an introduction to, well, me.  You'll find more details on a few topics in the More page, a few things I've created over the years in the Clearing, some private things locked in the Cave, and a collection of Links to other sites that I find cool or interesting.  I hope you enjoy what you find here!

- Shadow  ^..^