Wildcat Den
Wildcat Den

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Hi! I am Koshka and I... am terrible at About Me pages, but I guess this being a Web 1.0 page, I am sorta obligated to put one here. So per tradition, here is some utterly pointless information about me that nobody cares about.

As you may have guessed from the park signs, this page is named after the Wildcat Den State Park in Iowa. While I have never actually been there (maybe some day...) I adore the name and wanted to use it somewhere.

Hobbies: Music (listening to,) reading, isolation, nature walks, astrophysics and cosmology, paranormal/supernatural stuff, psychology (especially autism), evolutionary biology, writing, drawing.
Likes: Cats, animals in general, winter/autumn, daydreaming, naps, vampires, driving in the countryside, privacy, tea.
Loathes: Loud/stupid/ignorant people (lots of overlap here,) shallow conversations, summer/spring, cities, social events, dogs, social norms and society in general, (smart)phones, social media.
Favourite bands/artists: KOTOKO, Seven Spires, Sisters of Mercy, Motorhead, Ministry, The Ramones, Warren Zevon, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Frank Sinatra, Vladimir Vysotsky, Depeche Mode, The Doors, David Bowie, Tool.
Favourite colour: Pink, mostly something like this or this
Favourite games: Classic: Tetris, Commander Keen series, Raptor: Call of the Shadows, Jazz Jackrabbit 1 and 2, Crystal Caves, Monster Bash, Xargon, Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure, Doom 1 and 2, Wacky Wheels, ZZT (for the fan-made games and the game creation system, not the actual base game.)

Modern(-ish): S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Fallout 3, Metro 2033 series, Control, Half-Life 1.

Favourite show: Dragon Ball (all four shows.)
Biography: I was born in the early 90s and... some time after that I made this website? Also I'm autistic and semi-seriously identify as a cat.

My online alias is the default Russian word for cat. "Koshka" also functions as the feminine form of cat, as opposed to the male form which is "Kot". My reasoning for using the female form is partially because it is the default one, and partially because it is meant to be a tribute to the dear female cat who was the best friend that I ever had.

Gender: Male

Pink mailbox with Koshka written on it.
Feel free to get in touch if you have something to say! The best method (at least if you want a quick response) is to message me on my autism and old Internet/computing-centric IRC network: KoshkaIRC, at irc.koshka.love. My name on there is Koshka and I can be found in the main channels #speakez (unmoderated), #comicchat (Microsoft Comic Chat-specific), and # (moderated). The network's website can be found here on this same site.

I am usually around reliably from 1730-2230 EST on weekdays and most of the day on weekends. There is also an ever-growing chatbot named Markovka for you to play with. A guide to her functionality can be found here. If you are unfamiliar with IRC and unsure why you should be using it, please read my pro-IRC article for a breakdown of the many benefits of IRC and its superiority to other platforms, notably the sordid spyware platform Discord.

If IRC absolutely does not work for you, there are other, less reliable ways to get in touch with me:

  • AIM: KoshkaZ (not always online)
  • E-Mail: koshka@koshka.love (I am abhorrent at responding on time)

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