Author has written 7 stories for Trigun, Scryed, and Twilight.
Who is Aine of Knockaine:
From Celtic Mythology: Aine was the Goddess of love and fertility. She promoted love between humans, but had been against rape or a 'forced' love. She was also called the Faerie Queen of Munster and Limrick. (Aine is pronounced: "awn + ye")
Who is the writer using Aine as a penname:
I am a happily married mother of two (BOYS! Yes, my life is VERY busy.) that lives in Ohio, who is also a recently addicted exercise junkie (YAAY I'm getting skinny again) and avid coffee drinker (Ohhh... Starbucks!). I started out wanting to be a graphic artist and ended up as an accountant working for a luxury car manufacturer's captive finance company. That's about it, after all having a family you don't have much of a social life. Oh to be young again (Heeee...)
I just love Japanese Animation! To the point of collecting now! (Thank you E-Bay!) The attention to detail that the Japanese have is just amazing and the story lines, WOW! This is probably because of the artist in me crying to get out.
First Anime watched (That I can remember):
The Guyver (Am I showing my age yet? It was VHS)
Karas: The Prophecy and Revelation (WOW... everyone check this anime out! Seriously, the CGI and animation is so nicely done that my mouth, quite literally, hung wide open while watching the opening sequence to The Prophecy! This simply has to be one of the most visually stimulating pieces of work I have EVER seen!
Howl's Moving Castle (Pretty much all of Miazaki's work, actually)
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Vampire Hunter D (Tell you what, watching 'Bloodlust' on a 65in big screen with surround sound is AMAZING! And it's another beautifully animated piece)
I also love to read! So much in fact that if you asked me what my favorite TV shows are, I would say: "TV shows? You mean there are shows on other than the cartoons my kids watch (okay so I join them sometimes) or the sports that my hubby likes?" Nope, I really don't watch it much, except while folding laundry (talk about never ending) and then I'll usually pop a movie in or, of course, an anime! And when I'm not working on the mountain in my laundry room, I'm reading or writing. Books are another wonderful and creative way to open your imagination. Not to mention a GREAT stress reliever! Of course, punching on a heavy bag, while listening to heart pumping Rock-n-Roll does that, too. But, it just isn't quite the same, besides reading goes so much better with a really good cup of coffee! ;o)
Authors that I enjoy:
Actually, I love to read from all different genres, from suspense thrillers to romance. And if the story has a little bit of everything mixed in, then I'll be quite the happy camper!! But some authors that I enjoy are:
Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb
Manga that I love:
Can we all say YAAAY to Forever Mine fanart!
Here is a short cut to Ricki's Trigun Maximum Planet: http:/// This site is awesome and if you are looking for Sunsilver's fanart, go to Susan's Fantastic Fanart!
And to view SilverMoons BlackWings beautiful renditions of McKenna, Knives, and Caden go here: http:///
DeepRedSky also blessed me with her artistic prowess: http:///lorenidae/Ainevashknivesscan.jpg
Darkflameangel has drawn quite the droolworthy picture of our lovely Caden Walker: http:///fanart/view.php?id=182234&submit=View
Ahhh... and a lovely picture Knives and McKenna together by Sempaiko: http:///pikaen/rinji.html
Such talent! I feel loved! ;o)