❤ Hello, I'm Nadège 婷婷! :'D I'm Eurasian (half European and half Asian). My mom is French and my dad is Chinese. I was born and am living in France, but I lived years in the USA and received all of my education in America. Nadège is a Slavic name, and 婷婷 (pronounced Tingting) is a Chinese name. I also have a Vietnamese surname because my Chinese father was born in Vietnam, so his family's surname was written in the Vietnamese way. However, if he had been born in China, then his surname would've been written in Chinese hanzi (symbols). My Chinese relatives speak Cantonese. Unfortunately, I don't speak any Chinese language, but I'm bilingual and I know French and American English. I'm also learning Japanese.
I love jewelry and gemology, and I graduated from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the world's foremost authority in gemology. I also graduated from Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. Some of my favorite gemstones include diamond (especially fancy colored), sapphire corundum (including padparadscha), emerald beryl, gems with asterism, aquamarine beryl, hemimorphite, cavansite, amber, sunstone plagioclase feldspar, moonstone orthoclase feldspar, transparent labradorite feldspar (nicknamed rainbow moonstone), pearl, larimar pectolite, opal (especially fire opal and boulder opal), ammolite, rhodochrosite, septarian, lodolite/landscape quartz, rutilated quartz, alexandrite chrysoberyl, jade, watermelon tourmaline, and more.
I've been at deviantART since October 9, 2006 when I joined as Mokubaluver. Later on I moved to BrotherlyFluff, which became my main account. I've been a Yu-Gi-Oh! fan since 2002, so I've loved it for over a decade.
I love expanding my knowledge, so I often research all sorts of subjects. My favorites include the origins of life, atheism and religions, debates on controversial topics, LGBT rights, criminal justice and exonerating innocent people who are wrongfully accused, rare diseases, jewelry making, gemology, Japan, geography, astronomy, culinary arts and recipes, designing with HTML and CSS, music, psychology, zoology, and more.
I used to be a Christian, but I've been an agnostic and a freethinker since late 2009. I do not consider myself a theist or an atheist because I think it's possible there could be a god(s), but I'm not certain of it because human knowledge is finite. However, I am highly against fundamental doctrines that violate human rights such as those in the Bible and the Qur'an, which is why I believe Islam needs a reformation. I'm very interested in the origins of life and science, and I believe in evolution rather than creation because there is much evidence for the evolution of living things over millions of years. However, I still believe there might be immortal souls, life after death, ghosts, or other paranormal events because it's difficult to prove or disprove these things until we die. I also have an interest in studying modern and ancient religions, but mostly in a mythological way. I enjoy listening to scientists who are atheists, agnostics, and/or skeptics such as Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye, Lawrence Krauss, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael Shermer, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Carl Sagan.
I also like listening to politicians, philosophers, apostates (former religious people), religious liberalists, etc who oppose traditional, conservative, religious fundamentalism such as Christopher Hitchens, Dan Barker, James Randi, Matt Dillahunty and The Atheist Experience, Stefan Molyneux, Paul Joseph Watson, Marine Le Pen, Geert Wilders, George Carlin, Robert Spencer, Brigitte Gabriel, Pamela Geller, Pat Condell, Douglas Murray, Michel Onfray, Éric Zemmour, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ibrahim Albleahy, Irshad Manji, Thomas James "TJ" Kirk (The Amazing Atheist), Daniel Sulzbach (MrRepzion), Hemant Mehta, and more.
Info about meh~
Nicknames: Naddie, Nads, Nadnad, Nadikins
Meaning of name: Hope
Height: 1,57 meters; 5 feet 2 inches tall
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Brown (I wish I had blue eyes! D:)
Sexual orientation: Asexual aromantic
Current Residence: France, but I wish we could be someplace where love lives forever and pain ceases to exist~ <3
Loves: Brotherly fluff, Yu-Gi-Oh!, role playing, drawing, Kirby, jewelry making, gemology (the study of gemstones), YGO fanfics and fanart, chocolate, planetology, feather pillows :D~
Favorite movies: The Lion King, Brother Bear, The Ant Bully, Tarzan, Spirit, Kung Fu Panda
Favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! characters: Mokuba Kaiba, Seto Kaiba, Gekkou Tenma, Yakou Tenma, Pegasus J. Crawford :3
Favorite Duel Monsters: Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Angel O7
Favorite manga artist: Kazuki Takahashi
Favorite styles of art: Anime, jewelry, artistic nudes, astronomy, culinary, nature, fantasy, cityscapes, plushies, origami
Skin of choice: Mokuba, Seto, Yakou, Gekkou, Brotherly Love
Favorite game: Anything with Yu-Gi-Oh! or Kirby ^^
Personal Quote: "Brotherly love is beautiful!"
Tools of the Trade:
~Digital artwork of YGO and other anime: Photoshop Elements, a mouse (I don't have a tablet), paper, a scanner
~3D jewelry work: Rhino and Matrix (designing programs), Flamingo and V-Ray (rendering programs)
~Real jewelry pieces: Metals (sterling silver, nickel, copper, brass, etc), a jeweler's saw, a torch, solder, polishing disks, a kiln, enamel, and numerous other jewelry tools
~Plushies: Fabric, thread, needles, filling
~Photomanipulations: A camera, stock images, Photoshop Elements
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