Greetings! I'm Natasha Lockhart, aka Natasha Softpaw. I'm 25 years old, and I live in the mountains of northwestern Virginia. You may know me from Dreamwidth as Softpaw.
My interests are quite diverse, I do a little bit of everything. Professionally, I'm a website designer, specializing in writing custom applications with PHP. Artistic pursuits include photography, writing, and graphic design. On the nerdy side, I'm a computer tech, amateur radio operator (particularly fond of APRS and digital operations), and I've been an avid member of the furry community for over 6 years (and can't believe it's been that long). I also enjoy working on cars, hiking, camping, off-roading, and I'm a huge fan of 80s metal music. Favourite web comics include Little Tales, Venus Envy, and Mandy.
I invite you to check out my website, Lupinia Studios, for more information about me, as well as a full display of my artistic works, and a large link directory. I also provide web hosting there for selected websites (including a large number of fan sites for the above-mentioned web comics), now that we've moved to a brand-new co-located server. Click here for my bio page on my site.
The majority of my posts to my LJ are friends-only, because they're typically of a rather personal nature. So, if you want me to add you, I'll want to get to know you at least a little bit before I do.
In order to cut down on spam (since LJ's bot-proofing of email addresses sucks miserably), my email address is no longer displayed on my profile. I like getting email from friends, though, so if you need/want to get ahold of me, I invite you to use the contact form on my website, it works just as well, and sends to the same email account. If you create an account there, you can also have the option of sending email to my cellphone from the web form (not available for anonymous users, due to form spam). My messenger addresses are not valid email addresses, do not send email to them!
I'm available via all of my instant messenger addresses when I'm at home, but when I'm out of town, I never sign on with any of them.
Oh, and you can follow me on Twitter, if you so choose, my username there is lupinia
Currently, all of the icons associated with this account were created by me for my own use, or are made from art that I commissioned of my own characters. They are not for use by anyone else, so please don't steal them. If you see any of them used by anyone other than me, they are not being used with permission.