A bit about me
I'm known online by either SaturnSH2x2 or HiSaturnV. I've also gone by other usernames online, but these two are the ones I currently use the most. I'm currently an undergrad majoring in Computer Science, but I also like to draw in my spare time, and partake in various hobbies online. As such, this site is basically a dumping ground for all my various interests.
I have more than a passing interest in video games. This can range from (relatively) modern releases to games found on consoles like the Mega Drive or Dreamcast (both consoles I own). My favorite games include both relatively recent games like Yakuza 0, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, as well as older games such as Gunstar Heroes and Alien Soldier (bit of a Treasure fan). I also enjoy 2D fightan' (even if I'm not very good), and have played Smash Bros. semi-competitively in the past.
It's also worth mentioning that I am a bit of a Sonic nut; I've played a good chunk of the series, have some strong opinions on some aspects about it, and have actually worked on a handful of fan games. While I believe 2D Sonic is the series at its peak, I am far from a classic purist, enjoying a good chunk of the 3D games. If anything, I want a Sonic that leans more towards shonen, as I think that would give the series back the edge its been missing in recent years.
While I wouldn't consider myself a full-on otaku, I do have an interest in anime and manga, with some of my favorite series being Neon Genesis Evangelion, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Ranma 1/2, Beastars, and Yu Yu Hakusho.
As far as music's concerned, I basically just listen to anything. I don't even limit myself to genres anymore. I'll listen to anything ranging from Death Grips to Weezer, Rush to JUICE WRLD, vaporwave, future funk, chiptune, whatever. Also fond of video game soundtracks, particularly FM synth. Once you get past the GEMS stuff, it has a really unique quality to it. Especially fond of Manabu Namiki and Norio Hanzawa's work.
I enjoy messing with technology and such in my spare time, and while I'm not as active in the community as I used to be, I enjoy console hacking and homebrew development. You might actually know me for porting Rubberduckycooly's decompilation of the 2011 Sonic CD remaster to the 3DS. There's also another, particularly infamous piece of 3DS homebrew I was responsible for that I released under a different handle; I'll leave you all to figure that one out.
I'm a chronic coffee drinker (been one roughly since I started university, though I started in high school. Take a guess as to why). While when I was younger, I often had my coffee with milk and sugar, these days I typically drink coffee black. It definitely takes some getting used to, you grow to appreciate the taste of different blends a bit more. I try to limit myself to two or three cups a day (four if I'm having a particularly bad day).
I also draw a bit in my spare time, and plan to use this website as a bit of an art dump outside of sites like Twitter and Newgrounds. You can check my stuff out under the art section of this site. While I'm not the best, and think I would improve faster if I actually grinded the fundamentals, I enjoy drawing, and I'm happy with what I come up with. Most of the time, at least. One of these days I plan on pulling a ZUN/Hideyuki Suganami and make an entire game myself using my combined drawing/programming skills. Some day. Probably. Not today.
A bit about this site
Recently (at the time of this writing, around mid-2021), I grew more and more aware of discourse surrounding how the internet had changed, how most of the web is just controlled by a handful of sites that are bought and sold by large corporations, and how many of these sites are designed around internet point systems and black-box machine-learning algorithms, trapping users into what essentially amount to virtual Lotus-eater machines.
As an artist on Twitter, I was admittedly frustrated at how hard it was to actually get noticed on the site, ranging from stuff like pieces I had drawn up to simple things like comments getting ignored in the noise. I've also heard horror stories from YouTubers on how hard it is to get the algorithm to show videos, painting a picture of an internet full of content creators shilling for attention, all at the mercy of unpredictable algorithmic overlords. People weren't creating content for the sake of putting something out there; they were choosing to compete in a borderline dystopian popularity contest. I wanted to break away from that, and as a result, started working on a site where my thoughts and opinions aren't constant constrained by what's popular or marketable.
Complaints about the modern internet aside, I wanted a place where I could just rant about topics I liked; I can be a bit long-winded when it comes to things I'm interested in, and sites like Twitter aren't really great for this (unless you're willing to read an entire thread of Tweets, which isn't the most ideal situation). I wanted a place to dump artwork I've done, but I also wanted a place where I can elaborate on tech-related stuff and projects I'm working on. I also figure I can be a bit more open about my interests on such a site.
It was around the time I caught wind of Neocities, and that was when I decided to give the idea of making my own website a shot; it'd be more interesting than just linking a Caard in my profile, as well as good practice for web design, which I might need to make use of in the future anyhow.
My initial experience with Neocities, however, was far from ideal, unfortunately. My site was inexplicably deleted. Twice. Not wanting to give up on hosting my website, I decided to buy a cheap VPS (vultr if you're wondering) and host the files on there instead. This gives me the freedom to host some web services on here, like Gitea or Pomf, as well as implement my own guestbook in the future.
With all of this said, maybe the reason I get buried on Twitter could just be because I suck at drawing, and this website is just my way of coping with that, but hey.
Of course, the main purpose of this site was to distance myself a bit from social media sites, but I did say that I was using this as an alternative of sorts to Caard, so I'll just link my accounts here:
Tests and other stuff from my internet travels
Here's a dump for test results and other miscellaneous banners, stickers, and fancy decorations I've come across online.
Your dominant hue is green. You're logical and steadfast, focused on figuring life out and doing what makes sense. You value being trusted because you know you're taking the time to figure things out and everyone should just follow you.
Your saturation level is low - You stay out of stressful situations and advise others to do the same. You may not be the go-to person when something really needs done, but you know never to blow things out of proportion.
Your outlook on life is brighter than most people's. You like the idea of influencing things for the better and find hope in situations where others might give up. You're not exactly a bouncy sunshine but things in your world generally look up.