Look! Look! A background! I'm not completely hopeless! ;) Heh heh, anyways, I was in a drawing class a while ago where the final project was a self-portrait. Since it was a beginner class, the teacher focused less on actual rendering and more on artistic content. She told us to just include some of our interests and represent ourselves that way. Well, as it was finals time, naturally I spent all of my waking hours online goofing around. :p I added the wings and the pointy ears as a kind of tribute to Tolkien, along with a few other things. It's hard to make out, but the date on the box above my signature is '1954', the year the Fellowship of the Ring was published.