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I'm AustraliumSiren, but you may also call me Tankiebubble, or any other alias you might know me by.
My art style is mostly anime-ish, but also heavily influenced by Valve's art style for TF2. I mostly draw things, but I'm a very creative person who sometimes writes, plushes, cosplays and crafts stuff as well.
Videogames (FPS, WRPG, RTS and 4X are my favourite genres), Summer, Australia, Kangaroos, Dogs, Science-Fiction, Military Fiction, Fantasy, Marvel Movies, Rock, Metal, Electronic, Collecting Geeky Merchandise, Camouflage, Tea, Starbucks Coffee.
Currently obsessed with Tank Dempsey, that stupid, sexy US Marine from CoD Zombies. ♥
Favourite Game Characters:
Tank Dempsey (Call of Duty Zombies)
Sniper (Team Fortress 2)
Soldier: 76 (Overwatch)
Legion (Mass Effect)
I've noticed people tend to ask me the same types of questions, so I've compiled a little FAQ for those of you who are wondering about me:
Q: Are you Australian?
A: Sort of but not really. I may be Dutch by birth, but I've got quite a few Australian relatives. This is why I feel strongly connected to the place, but I consider myself a citizen of the world more than anything because I love to travel. I've been to most countries in Europe and I also speak multiple languages. Furthermore, I've lived in America for a short period of time in 2016 and while I currently live with my parents in Europe, my dream is to move to Australia one day.
Q: If you're not Australian, then where did your username come from?
A: Australium is a fictional element from Team Fortress 2. A Siren is either a) a mythological creature or b) A female Borderlands character class akin to a witch. I took TF2 and Borderlands, two fandoms I was really into a while back, and combined them. Since I really have a thing for Australia, having AustraliumSiren as my username seemed fitting to me.
Q: Do you take requests?
A: Yes, but only from friends (You know who you are).
Q: Why won't you draw slash pairings/yaoi?
A: While I'm all for gay rights, I've grown sick and tired of having gay porn of my fave characters shoved into my face all the time. I'm simply fed up with seeing slash everywhere, which is why I don't draw gay pairings unless they're canonically established and confirmed (meaning they have to make sense to me and not be made gay for the sake of being gay). I don't mind drawing same sex couples, but the pairing would have to make sense to me for me to be willing to draw it. I would like to stress that I'm NOT a homophobe; I'm just tired of yaoi.
Q: Why won't you draw inflation/vore/ponies/insert-any-other-creepy-fetish-here pics for me?
A: Because I don't like them, and I simply refuse to draw what I don't like. End of story.
Q: Why are you taking forever to draw my Request/Art Trade/Whatever?
A: Everything I do is done in Valve Time because I have a life outside of dA. Please take this into account when asking me for a trade or request.
Q:I came here to watch you for art of <insert fandom here>. Now all you seem to be drawing is <insert current obsession here> fan art! What gives?
A: People go through phases of fandom. Deal with it.
Q: Will you RP with me?
A: Sure. I will RP with anyone, as long as they stick to a few rules:
Please respect my Alternate Universe when you start an RP with me.
Don't control my characters, and don't expect them to always agree with you, either.
Please keep in mind that I don't like RPing anything overly explicit (though fluff is fine).
If ever there is anything you're unsure about, please ask! I won't bite.
Something to remember when asking me for Collabs/Art Trades: I will NOT -and I repeat- will NOT accept Art Trades/Collabs asking me to draw porn and/or fetish pics.