Username: Aaphi (Ah-Fee) The Serpent Tamer
Name IRL: Aaron Phillips
A layer of sarcasm and wit covers an inner core of restlessness and sincerity in Aaron "Aaphi" Phillips. On the surface, a very thick surface, he is whimsical, sharp, and carefree; often an impression gleaned from his smart-assery and profusely flirtatious tendencies. Aaron Keeps himself smiling by remembering that if you compromise who you are for survival, there is no point in surviving. So, he grins, jokes, and takes life's hard hits with a snide sidestep and a middle finger.
While growing up in a small mining town in America, Aaron wasn't exposed to much of the technologically extravagant, but still managed to play and re-play several older RPG's from the genre's hay day. They were very different and culturally contrary to the life he would have otherwise lead having not been introduced to them. They added a flavor to the everyday that his home town was missing, so he turned to them often when he was younger. But, despite his love for video games, It was the other loves in his life that truelly sparked from the experience of RPG's. The culture shock they gave him started and fueled a love for music and artistic expression.
When he wasn't working, playing billiards in some local bar (Which he had grown accustom to from years of going with his father in his youth) he was practicing with his band or rehearsing his roles with the local theater- That is, until the day his band was approached with an offer to sign a deal with a Japanese label. American listeners didn't receive "The Morning Howl" but an online radio poll showed heavy enthusiasm in the foreign music industry of Japan.
Their first big outdoor show in Tokyo was the day before the release of Sword Art Online. It went well; hey opened for one of Japan's most currently popular rock sensations "Ni Kuromado" ("The Two Black Windows") and were made to do an encore by public demand. Ni Kuromado liked having them so much that they invited them to an after show party that went strong until the following morning. While partying and after several drinks and heated matches in a local pool hall, Aaron discovers Kaoru Shinji, the Black Windows' lead guitarist shared his old love of RPG's. Kaoru tells him About Sword art online and how he was a tester for the Beta. The high of new found friendship and a rekindling of an old passion for video games drives him to accept when Kaoru asks him to join in a full dive the next day on its' debut.
Of course,... fate takes an unexpected hold of their lives from that point on...
-1)calculating and observant. Aaphi takes his daily struggles as a long game of pool. You grasp situations before they happen and then line up your shots. Something his father taught him; words to live by.
-2)Acting/singing/Charisma- He knows how to inspire the childlike wonder of a new idea to people, in short he can sell you anything. Most of his outward arrogance is meant to be humanizing and comfortably casual to a fault.
-3)Unconventional wisdom was quickly gained from years of counter-culture dabbling in his teens and early 20's. Most would call him an idealist and a dreamer, but he prefers to think that his way of thinking and the philosophy he keeps are the result of enlightening life lessons.
-1)Audacious/few moral boundaries. Part of his path to gain "unconventional wisdom" involved shedding a lot of the standards and rules perpetuated by common "civilized" society. So its not too much to say that he is often looked at as weird when he expresses his true moral fiber to people.
-2)Distracted easily by indulgences(food, luxuries, women, drugs, etc...). Aaphi is a bit of a hedonist. The world is a big scary playground to him filled with horrors to be fought, and pleasures to be had - and he's not one to deprive himself of either.
-3)Claustrophobic. Aaphi doesn't like being confined or trapped. This fear causes a sense of escapism, and resourcefulness in the effort to get away. Unfortunately, this also effects other aspects of his life, i.e. Relationships/commitments.
Total skill points:5
Available skill points:3
Non-combat: Â» Passive: Â» Combat: Weapon skills:
2H Spear R1 EQUIPPED
Riff: Aaphi's serpentine familiar. Riff is a Wyralisk, short and sweet: a half breed Wyrm. Riff was acquired by Aaphi as a result of the <<feeding the enemy>> quest.
Being metal as phuk(i mean, its a flying cobra)
10 Latest Transactions:
-1200 for light armor from Ariel
-250 for 5 fish
+5000: Full Profile illustration for Daeron
+500: illustration for Ariel
+4000: Full profile illustration for Mari
+4000: Full profile illusttration for ___ (Red)
+500: Concept sketch for Braydon
hngmnnmnghmmm- its complicated:
Story Thus Far:
For Those About to Rock Complete: In the beginning of sword art online, Aaphi was free. Reconnecting with a part of him that had been lost for years. He and Kuromado slew two beasts in one morning. After the announcement at the starting city, Aaphi took to being trapped in a virtual world like a fish takes to dry land. He panicked. He wanted out badly enough to contemplate throwing himself over a cliff to end the game. Thankfully, Kuromado was successful when talking him down and, from there, they set out on their adventure with optimism. Exchanging Pleasantries On-Going Highway to Hell On-Going Givin' the Dog a Bone<<Feeding the Enemy>> Complete: Aaphi may have been relying on Kuro's judgment and leadership too heavily, he realizes, as he takes a random quest from a gypsy woman to do on his own in Kuro's absence. He journeyed to a glitch zone on <<Floor 4>> in search of a familiar. While attempting to tame a Pandafox, he is attacked by a flying serpent called a Wyralisk, that proceeds to eat his claim and challenge him to a battle. He battles until it becomes apparent that he might die, and in a desperate attempt, tames the serpent and gains it as his familiar, naming it "Riff". A slight altercation arises between Aaphi and Kuro. Aaphi realizes that to get anywhere, he has to stop being safe in hiding and sticking to low-level monsters. Kuromado was a beta-tester, but the reality of SAO now, had him too scared to leave his safety zone. To gain independence, Aaphi left Kuro's party and went solo. <<Long Live the Queen>> A Buzzing Opportunity