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Aahhhh, I'm super excited! Thanks for accepting me!

NAME: Amatsura, Houseki
( 甘蔗 : "sweet sugar cane" ; 芳石 : "fragrant stone" )
His last name can also be read as "Kansha".
AGE: 18
HEIGHT: 174cm
DATE OF BIRTH: July 16, 1994

YEAR: 1st

The Amatsura family is an established line of tea ceremony specialists, particularly in the art of sado (Way of the Tea). Following the principles governing its art, all members of the Amatsura household was raised to embrace a multitude of values including humility, simplicity, tradition, and spiritual satiation. Houseki, however, was an exception. He was always an exception.

Born the youngest of three (with 20 years on the next sibling) as well as being the only son, Houseki was a miracle child given his mother's advance age at the time of his birth. His old parents doted on him; his adult sisters babied him; and in the small sheltered community he grew up in, the coattails of his family's name was all that was needed to pass through his school years without major incident. Though the family wasn't particularly rich and their lifestyle was traditional and minimalistic, Houseki, the baby of the family, was given whatever he wanted: toys, clothes, gadgets, and even lessons and classes. Whatever he wanted, no matter how little, he received, and much more. This was what he expected from life and the people around him.

His social life consisted predominantly of two kinds of people: his family and his after-school tutors. His home life was strict and his days after school were full of lessons, not only in academics, but also in traditional arts such as calligraphy, poetry, and even flower arrangement. Having grown up in a household of adults, Houseki preferred the company of his elders to his peers. When he turned into a teenager, Houseki found himself attracted to one of his tutors: his eldest sister's friend, a lonely woman engaged to a surgeon who was hardly ever home. Days turned into weeks and ultimately into months as his schoolboy crush blossomed into a full-blown relationship.

Despite plans to get married when Houseki turned into an adult, their relationship ultimately ended when she chose her fiance over him. She needed a man, someone who could take care of himself and his family. Houseki couldn't offer her that. Embittered with rejection he had never known before, Houseki grew calloused and resentful towards the world that wouldn't give him what he wanted most. More than anything, Houseki grew to detest hearing about people's personal problems, which he deemed ridiculously trivial in comparison to his own. Even after experiencing a pain that tormented him in his sleep, Houseki chose to remain in contact with the woman who hurt him the most, clinging tightly to the distant hope that his love will one day be returned even as the years started rolling on and she became a mother herself.

In hopes to win her love again, Houseki decided to pursue Law instead of following the family tradition. He would become a man whose success was built with his own two hands. He applied to Kamenoko University as the first step to his ultimate goal: to become not only rich, successful, and powerful, but also to grow into a man his love won't turn away.

+ Simple, Honest, Ambitious, Confident, Organized
- Naive, Self-centered, Childish, Spoiled, Sensitive, Melodramatic, Surly
Houseki can't see it himself, but other people that get to know him will notice that Houseki thinks the world revolves around him. He is a confident but naive young man who has never experienced any real hardship or conflict growing up. Almost everything fell neatly on his lap, especially when he wanted it... At least until his first experience with love.

Growing up in a setting where no one had ever disciplined him has made it difficult for him to discern appropriate behavior from inappropriate behavior, especially in social contexts. He is a person of order and structure, but only when the rules are concrete enough to be universally accepted and could be studied. Houseki gets uneasy around unpredictable circumstances or spontaneous people, mostly because he knows he has a tendency to get swept up in emotionally charged situations. He prefers to avoid conflict altogether, but his inability to curtail his complaints or word his gripes more appropriately usually puts him right in the middle of conflicts. Although self-absorbed to begin with, rejection caused Houseki to grow obsessed with himself. Convinced that no one else could ever understand how he feels, Houseki harbors very little interest towards other people's personal problems. He's quick to put down people's troubles or brush them off, though this is mostly for the sake of avoiding his own unpleasant memories from creeping up than out of malice. He also has a complex about his youth and maturity.

Other than becoming oversensitive to anything even remotely embodying rejection or dismissal, Houseki's uncomplicated life as well as traditional family values has produced in him a childlike honesty and purity in his actions. What you see is what you get. Houseki wears his heart on his sleeve. Whether it's hate or love or just a good day, it shows on his face and his demeanor. He tends to be crabby since he likes to wallow in his misery on his spare time, but when good things happen, Houseki isn't above letting a smile find its way to his lips.

He is a driven individual with lofty goals, but whether he has the skill-sets or wisdom needed to persevere is another thing entirely...

CLUB: --
* Past experience: Helped with general management of his family's tea ceremony business.

:bulletgreen: Tea (especially preparation)
:bulletgreen: Quiet places
:bulletgreen: Simple things
:bulletgreen: Cellphones
:bulletgreen: Romance genres

:bulletred: Uncultured people
:bulletred: Clutter
:bulletred: Being treated like a child or looked down on
:bulletred: Drama
:bulletred: Not getting what he wants

:bulletblack: When he's very emotional (furious, frustrated, depressed), his first reflex is to break into tears.
:bulletblack: Superstitious. Clipping your toenails at night and messing with spirits is a big no-no for him.
:bulletblack: Took up Law in order to compete with his love's surgeon husband. Doesn't know squat about the law, but that's not going to stop him from trying.
:bulletblack: Cellphone otaku. Cellphones are his guilty pleasures since they were always popular back in his hometown. Latest models are things he's willing to go homeless for. He doesn't really know how to use them well, though. He just likes the look of them.
:bulletblack: His tuition and apartment is currently paid for by his parents and his sisters, but Houseki plans on taking up the expenses on his own once he starts working.
:bulletblack: He plans on tackling as many opportunities as he can by himself (jobs, classes, rent, tuition), but given his inexperience in life in general, things are bound to go badly...

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TabrisDuCiel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Oh~ interesting to see him develop, would love to RP if given a chance *v*
LittleMixer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg pampered little bishounen chan :icondeyedplz:
asdfhjl his entire character is so cute-- CELLPHONE IS GUILTY PLEASUUURE.
phobialia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
YEEEESSSSSSS :iconletmehugyouplz:
littlebabyshoes Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
:la: EHEHEHE :iconimissedyouplz:

H-How does this go-- do we RP in the chatroom?? What do you usually use, Himi? ;;;7;;;
phobialia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:iconsupertighthugplz: Hahahaha, don't worry Aza we will teach you little by little * v*

We usually RP on the chatrooms. We are mostly on kamenokoooc for casual chat between users, we have fun :,D For RP we normally move to kamenokorp o kamenokomezzanine depending on what we agree before hand <:
We also use google docs, because sometimes people don't have time to rp on chats (timezones, school, work... you know the deal). I'm not sure, but I think some users also use skype for casual rp between them.

I usually use google docs since I'm working on my thesis and I barely have time to log in the chats. If you want to rp sometime just drop me a note and I add you on skype (because I think I don't have you there) so we can plan something :DDDD
naoyatoudo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ART OF SADO I'M- :icongtthplz:
welcome to KU! Hope to meet your son soon heheheheh :iconheeplz:
littlebabyshoes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
gyaaa late reply but--
He's actually practiced at both kinds

Ehehe, thank you! I'm super excited to have been accepted! ;;;7;;; I totally want to meet your character too ahaha
naoyatoudo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Noo it's ok asdgasjdgasj
oh my god-

yess! you should drop by at the chatroom and be sado with all of us :iconthegloryofplz:
Thank you ahhhh/////
peachtail Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

anyway he sounds great hehe :iconheblushplz: HOPE TO MEET YOUR BABE SOON
littlebabyshoes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Ahhhh, I'm so sorry for the late reply! (I actually didn't find out I got accepted until yesterday pfft :iconminghideplz:)
sldkfsd what is this kamesado you speak of tell me more, sempai ////

Ehehe, I'm super excited! I hope to meet your characters, too! I'm a little at a loss on what to do other than the projects, but I guess I should start by hanging out in the chatrooms, huh? :'D
Amanduur Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaw, he looks so handsome ; A ; I love that his frame has a sort of... 'manly' feeling? xD
And the way you draw and color the hair, those highlights... everything looks so sexy <3
littlebabyshoes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Haha, really? :'D I was aiming for a 'delicate, unobtrusive' pose, but 'manly' is just as good, too! I didn't want him to look feminine. ;;; 7 ;;;

Awww ahhhhh //////
Thank you. Like always, you're too nice. why are you so nice /sobbing
Amanduur Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, he does look delicate too xD but what I mean is... the way you draw guys, they actually have an air of 'man' about them rather than being too feminine. Anyway I really love your style!

And you're welcome, every compliment is deserved, your art is so pretty HNNGHHH ; A ;
phobialia Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
AAMMMGGGGG AZAAAAAAA :iconthesefeelsplz:
We have to rp eeehehehehehe (*/ 7\)
I hope you get in kame and we can rp again!
littlebabyshoes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
sdlkfjdf Himiiiiiii--!!

Only if you're okay with RPing with someone really slow like me :iconshadowedplz:

And I hope so, too...! ;;;7;;;
phobialia Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Of course! Don't be silly, plus I'm slow too <_:
Krinkles-ohnoes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SCREECH, he has my dad's birthday! ....which is totally unrelated but anyways... What a babe sdkmssdg. u q u

I guess since you want critique, my only question is what is uncomplicated suppose to mean? Like he's a pretty simple person or were you referring to the fact that he has had no hardships in his life so far? Or something else? I guess this is a dumb question gomen;;;
littlebabyshoes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013

Nonono, it's not! Thanks for mentioning it! *V* I have a habit of being really vague or start rambling sometimes. I'll rewrite that, then, since 'uncomplicated' doesn't really mean exactly any of those. >v<;;
HaruChizu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gyaaaaaaaaaaaa :iconcannotevenplz: I can die now !! He's so fu***ing cool :icontearplz: Why is he not real ;w; ...
littlebabyshoes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
WH-WHA ;;;
He can't be cool; he's like super emo...!!

Oh oh, by the way, I'm still working on the lineart! "orz I can't figure out how to compose this properly with my character and yours and I just-- Can I just draw Samael by himself? :'''''D I'll make it extra cool since it'll just be him! uvu
HaruChizu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes he is :iconlazypoolplz: !!
Oh as you want ~ I believe in you 8D :heart:
yuki-k Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaaaah I like him so much ;v; <sma;;>I can't even criticize his personality, 'cause I can understand him in some questions XD sorry ;v;
littlebabyshoes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
aaahhh yukiiii thank you

;;;7;;; And that's okay. I'll just keep working on it! X'D Thanks for dropping by!! ;;;V;;;
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