Hello! Here is a little bit about me! I am female, 32 years old as of writing this. I am most often reffered to by my nickname, which is Lina. I got the nickname after role-playing a character named Felina Feral from the show SWAT Kats for seven years. People got tired of typing out Felina and ended up shortening it to Lina, and it stuck. Trust me, if I could legally change my name to Lina, I would. >_> And for the record Tieria is not my real name either. I hate my real name and never tell it to anyone except my closest friends, as I have been brutally teased about my name in the past.
I live in the Northeastern US, and sadly I have no pets. I do not ride horses, and have actually never ridden them outside of party and carnival pony rides. In the past I did have a (now former) friend who owned horses, and I would go to watch her ride and would help her with cleaning and caring for them when she invited me. I have loved horses all my life, so SIM games like this are the closest I can currently get to horse wnership.
I started off in horse SIM games way back in the days of Old Horseland. Back when it was a mindless button-mashing fest with no flash games or cartoony looks, and you could manually enter in breeds of horses - leading to some breeds called "Lampshade" or "Darth Vader". I played as user -=Duo Maxwell=- and I bred mostly Straight Egyptian Arabians. I was the first to start up the trend of unoffcial player-run associations and clubs aimed at promoting 100% purebred horses and responsible breeders. The group I ran was called the Arabian Breeders Association (ABA), which promoted all types and strains of Arabians.
When HL began it's decline, myself and many others fled to a new game created by former HL players called Ludus Equinus. I played under the player name Kiyoko and my focus was again on Straight Egyptian Arabians and Friesians. I was much quieter on LE and I never really was able to be accepted into the "In Crowd", so I kept my role on the game to just a respectable breeder and trainer. I'm not really sure about the story, but after many spates of downtime that some rumored to be hackings, Ludus Equinus shuttered suddenly and just vanished into oblivion.
I eventually stumbled upon Equus Nation (Then known as DUHS), and delved head first into playing, joining under my current name of Tieira. While I still breed my precious Straight Egyptian Arabians, I shifted my focus to Gypsy Vanners which are now also my favorite horse breed. It has been approx six years since then and I am still going on strong! :D
About TieriaIf there's one thing people know about me is that aside from horses, I am a huge fan of anime. At the time I joined EN, my favorite anime series was Gundam 00. I was at a loss for a name as I don't like to go by the same name each game. In Horseland I was Duo Maxwell, named after my all time favorite anime character from Gundam Wing. In Ludus Equinus I was Kiyoko, who is actually an original character of mine that I had created for a Gundam Wing RPG. Deciding to keep the Gundam theme, I decided to pick my favorite character from Gundam 00.
Gundam 00 is a mecha anime series, meaning it is mostly about giant robots. It is also the very first (and so far only) Gundam series to take place in the real world, in the year 2307 AD. After depleting the planet of fossil fuels, the world builds massive solar panels in outer space to generate solar power. Three spires reaching into outer space called orbital elevators were built, and the nations around the world converged into three massive nations, each under the control of an elevator.
War and violence is a way of life in this world, and a privately owned organization named Celestial Being employed four pilots of giant mechs called Gundams to try and stop the vicious cycle or war. The Gundams deploy to locations experiencing conflict and destroy both sides that are fighting in order to end it. Their ultimate goal is to have the entire planet team up in order to destroy them, hopefully finally uniting the world in peace.. but things don't always go as planned...
One of those four pilots is Tieria Erde, an effiminate young man with purple hair, red eyes, glasses and a stoic and arrogant personality. He piloted several Gundams, including Nadleeh, Virtue, Seravee and Seraphim - all of which are very large, thick and heavy tank-like mechs. Tieria also has the unique ability to literally plug his mind into Celestial Being's computer system, which is named VEDA. He is voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya in Japanese, and Samuel Vincent in English.
So now you know the story behind not only my player name, but also my main account stable name (Celestial Being Stables) and my brand (Veda). :D
Other Account InspirationWhile my main account is based on Gundam 00, my other 7 accounts also reflect a theme of sorts. Here's a short version of the inspiration behind my other accounts.
Phantomhive Estates: Based on the series Black Butler. Ciel Phantomhive is a young boy who owns England's biggest toy and candy company. He sold his soul to his butler, a demon named Sebastian in return for his protection. They team up with a crossdressing flamboyantly gay grim reaper, a Chinese drug lord and a creepy undertaker to solve mysteries like a very morbid gothic Scooby gang. The brand is Phantom because Phantomhive wouldn't fit. D: Click here to see the Black Butler Trailer
Black Order Sport Horses: Based on the series D.Gray-Man. The Black Order is pretty much an army for the Vatican and the Pope. They employ a group of Exorcists, highly trained soldiers that have either physical mutations or can manipulate objects to bring out a magic ability. They use these abilities to fight the evil Millenium Earl, an evil sorcerer who plans to lead the world to it's death by turning people into demons. Only the Black Order and their Exorcists can stand in his way. Click here to see the D.Gray-Man trailer
Amestris Drafts: Based on the series Fullmetal Alchemist. Brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric attempted the taboo of bringing a dead human to life. Edward ended up losing his arm and leg, and Alphonse lost his whole body, his sole bound to a suit of armor. Together the two of them search for the Philosopher's Stone to try and restore their bodies back to normal. However their journey is frought with peril as their quest to regain their bodies soon turns into a battle with the Homonculi to save millions of innocent lives. Amestris is the name of the country the anime takes place, as well as the military the boys serve in. Click here to see the Original Fullmetal Alchemist trailer and Click here to see the Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood trailer
Kanto Ranch: Based on the series Pokemon. Yes, Pokemon. I love the games, and I used to really love the anime. However I never watched it for Ash and Pikachu (Ash actually annoys me.. greatly). I'm a Team Rocket fan! >_> Anyway, you know this one. Lotsa little creatures. Catch them all. Make them fight eachother. Blah blah blah. Kanto is the name of the region where the original games took place, and where Ash originates from. Click here to see a Pokemon trailer.
Gallifrey Acres: Based on the series Doctor Who. Gasp! It's not based on an anime! Doctor Who is a popular British sci-fi series that celebrated it's 50th Anniversary this year. It's about a time lord named The Doctor who can travel through time in a time machine that looks like a blue police box, named the Tardis. The Tardis can travel anywhere in time and space. The Doctor and his companions travel the galaxies and timelines to fight monsters and save the world - several hundred times over! Gallifrey is the name of the planet where The Doctor and the race of Time Lords lived. And for the record, the 10th Doctor (David Tennant <3) is My Doctor. :3 Click here to see a Doctor Who Trailer
Tanaris Arabians: Based on the MMORPG World of Warcraft. Tanaris is one of the original vanilla zones located on Kalimdor. It is a desert complete with a small southern oasis, northern troll kingdom, western beachfront property, a large goblin trading post, and two massive underground mutant insect hives. But out of all of WoW's desert zones (The others are Uldum, Badlands, Blasted Lands, Desolace, Thousand Needles, Blade's Edge, Burning Steppes, Silithus, Durotar, The Barrens and Searing Gorge), Tanaris was the only one that sounded like it'd make a good stable and brand name. Here are some pics of Tanaris in-game: Picture 1 ~ Picture 3 ~ Picture 3
Rakuen Gardens: Not really based on anything. Rakuen is a Japanese word meaning "Paradise". I figured it was a suitable name for the account that houses my Rescue Program. However I did first hear about the word Rakuen in the anime Wolf's Rain. The account though is not themed off of that show.
Other GamesI am an avid gamer, and I love playing a variety of different games, from browser games, to MMO's, to platform games.
Due to money constraints I don't have much in the way of platform games. I have a Playstation 2, and a Nintendo 3DS. My favorite games for those are the different versions of Gallop Racer and Kingdom Hearts for the PS2, and Pokemon X and Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the 3DS.
For other single player games - mostly through Steam - I play Sims 3, Assassin's Creed, Dragon Age: Origina, Magicka, Plants vs. Zombies, Trine 2 and Skyrim. My Steam name is Durdanios if you want to add me, just let me know you're from EN!
My main MMO is World of Warcraft. You can find me on the US server of Wyrmrest Accord on both Horde and Alliance.
My 2nd MMO is Guild Wars 2. There I play on the US server Tarnished Coast. You can find me on characters Alastril, Durdanios, Siosil, Kiyokko, and Ziras Selnar. I am a member of Crimson Illuminati on that game as well.
And my final MMO, I have just begun to play the sci-fi game Wildstar. I don't even have a max level character or a guild yet. But my main character is an Aurin Stalker named Durdanios, on the Evindra server.
As for browser based games, I used to play Aywas until they started to make obtaining site pets harder and more expensive with real money. Right now I am playing Flight Rising off and on. You can find me there under the player name Durdanios.
Misc Other StuffOkay, so you know I love anime and that Gundam Wing, Gundam 00, Black Butler, D.Gray-Man, and Fullmetal Alchemist are among my favorites. Others I love include Attack on Titan, Wolf's Rain, Ouran High School Host Club, Trinity Blood, Descendants of Darkness, the .hack Series, and anything made by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. (Though Princess Mononoke is my favorite one of those).
I am also a Whovian - a big fan of Doctor Who! Other non-anime stuff I enjoy are Torchwood, Godzilla movies, Jurassic Park, SWAT Kats, Invader Zim, Ghost Adventures, Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit, and Harry Potter.
My favorite sport is horse racing. I've been to the Belmont Stakes four times - 3 times when a Triple Crown was on the line. I saw War Emblem, Funny Cide and Smarty Jones all come up short. I also saw Commendable win on a non-TC year. My favorite racehorses include Cigar, Zenyatta, Skip Away, Secreteriat, Phar Lap and With Anticipation.
Past Champions(Coming Soon)
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