Hello duelists of SDA! My name is Yami Marik Ishtar. I am an experienced GFX artist as well as a CSS Coder for Forumotion. I have a colorful background with academies, all of which I seem to have died out. I commend you on your structure and your fuel to survive in the era of dead academies. I'm currently in a clan called [TheOld]. It's rather new, but it has a ton of fun, talented, respectful, and fun loving duelists. Now a little about my history and future plans for here and in life. I am a retired tournament duelist at the local video store. The game just sorta died here. After pendulums came out and I consistently got trashed, I lost my desire to play. I had actually retired from dueling all together. One day, I was bored and got on DN and watch one of my friends come up with one the craziest deck themes, which is so colorfully named "Spellbook Galaxy Shaddolls". Which inspired the deck that brought me back. Galaxy Hieratics. Which, I might add, preformed an FTK on it's debut. As far as my activity on this academy, I'll try my best. I'll help where I can with whatever I can. Just keep in mind that I'll be leaving soon. If you haven't read my profile yet, then you wouldn't know this part. I'm currently preparing to enlist myself into the Army National Guard 31b Military Police, which is 4 1/2 months of basic training. For those of you who like day by day examples, that's 140 days of inactivity. So, I won't get too comfortable with things. That's all I really have to say here. Probably one of the longest introductions I've ever written, but I love to write. If you have any questions, ask me. I'm an open book.