~Welcome To Mirage's Profile~
Hello to everyone that comes across my profile! For future reference, I commonly go by the name Drake, but you can call me Mirage if you like. It doesn't matter to me. :D
I've began playing Pokemon back in 2004. Pokemon LeafGreen and FireRed were the games that started it all for me. I first came across this website around '05 (when it was "pokemon.marriland.com" instead of "azurilland.com"). Back then I never understood forums and all that, so I never joined. After years and years of lurking the forums anyway, I finally decided to give this place a shot!
So, how'd I find this website anyway? Well, to be frank, it was a complete accident! I remember one day hopping onto a computer, and bam, a picture of a pokemon from google images was on the screen! My morbid curiosity got the best of me, so I clicked and found myself here. I was so excited to find out that the Pokedex had exact details and stats for each pokemon! Before that, I would go to Pokemon.com to check out pokemon's stats, and back then, they used a generalized bar system to rank stats. It started out using a scale of 1-5 bars (fun fact: Anorith was the only pokemon with 0 bars, which was his HP stat, which was obviously a glitch. another fun fact: I still remember the number thresholds for the old 1-5 bar system, believe it or not), then it used 1-6, and finally 1-10. Throughout the years my excitement and love for this site never left, which was ultimately the reason why I decided to join.
I'm a very creative person, as you can tell. I love creating lots of things such as Pokemon, stories, characters, art, music, etc. I aspire to be a game developer one day. I wanna use my creative talents such as my writing, and my good vision to help me accomplish that. I also wanna keep improving my skills, such as art, so I can be even more versatile and well-balanced. I'm self-taught as I find my own ways to learn and practice, and don't have a college education. I'm very self-sufficient in that regard.
I'm a pretty active person as well. I love playing basketball when I have the chance. My favorite sports are basketball, football, and baseball, with the Suns, Rams, and Dodgers being my favorite sports teams respectively. If I could, I'd love to play in the NBA or NFL, but alas, the closest I can get to achieving that dream is by playing 2K. Or Madden. At least in those games I can make my favorite teams go undefeated for multiple seasons, mwahahaha! >:D
Well that's that! Now onto some other stuff!
☆ Favorite Game Series: Zelda, Jak and Daxter
☆ Favorite Games: Zelda: Twilight Princess, Jak 3
☆ Favorite Game Genres: Action-Adventure, RPG, Racing
☆ Favorite Music Genre: Metal
☆ Favorite Band: Dream Theater
☆ Favorite Pokemon Region: Hoenn
☆ Favorite Pokemon Type: All of them!
☆ Favorite Pokemon Champion: Steven Stone
☆ Favorite Pokemon Gym Leader: Flannery
☆ Favorite Pokemon Villainous Team: Team Magma
☆ Favorite Pokemon: Groudon, Lugia, Swampert
☆ Favorite Pokemon Games: Omega Ruby, FireRed, Black 2, Crystal, Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
☆ I'm a proud member of the following clubs: The Southern Island (Led by Bijou), The Eevee Clan (Led by Solar).
☆ I'm also a very proud Co-Leader of the club ✬Peace of Mind✬ ♡A Mental Health Support Club♡ (Led by QueenMerfairy and I)!
☆ I'm part of the Loog Noog Theater.
☆ Highest CAHAPBAMP Count I've Been A Part of: 809! (11/16/18)
☆ Post Count on Azurilland: 3120.
Well that's my profile. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read all of that! I'll be chillin' on Azu and Discord, so I'll cya around!