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y nature, Darkmane is quiet, unassuming, and kind of silly, but also responsible and trustworthy. She peacefully goes about her task of making sure the Chapel's Youtube Channel is taken care of, and that the videos people submit to her are promptly uploaded.

Underneath Darkmane's humble personality lies a very talented artist. Her choice subjects to draw are creatures of myth and legend, which goes hand in hand with Castlevania. The Staff has known Darkmane to be dedicated, disciplined, responsible, and courteous. She watches the Youtube Channel grow with eagerness and excitement. Under Darkmane's steady watch, it has become a vast archive of Castlevania related videos.

What drew you to Castlevania? What made you become a big fan of it?

It was my uncle who was into Castlevania first. I always loved watching my brother and uncle play games, so a few times I've seen him play Castlevania. The one that interested me most was Aria of Sorrow, which I went out and tried myself after seeing him play.

Around what year did you become a big Castlevania fan?

I'm not too sure. I know I was still in secondary school, though. Around 2002ish, maybe.

When and how did you discover the Chapel of Resonance, and what made you want to keep coming back to it?

I was lurking at the Castlevania Dungeon's forums and Successor probably had it in his sig and I followed it. I kept looking at lots of Castlevania sites at the time, so I kept looking at the Chapel from time to time, too.

What made you want to manage the Chapel of Resonance's Youtube Channel?

Well, at first, I thought I did have quite a bit of free time, so I would be able to manage it, but then as I continued, I grew quite fond of watching it grow and looking forward to all the new videos that people sent to me. I'd like for it to be a good place for anyone to find stuff about the game easily. Usually, for a visually amazing game like Castlevania, written descriptions just arn't good enough.

Why such a strong interest in mythological monsters, and werewolves in particular?

I've liked dinosaurs a lot as a child. My interest in lizards and reptiles eventually led to dragons, then mythology, where my interest expanded to a plethora of other mythical creatures. I also liked horror movies/stories and such, which mostly had a werewolf or two occasionally, and I researched werewolves more than others. I still like researching other stuff, too.

Castlevania also had a part in this, because of it's visuals in depicting lots of mythological creatures. I just thought they were quite amazing.

How long have you been drawing, and what made you want to start?

I've been drawing from a very young age, just drawing dinosaurs and such at first. My brother and sister were also good artists. My sister could draw a scene almost photo-realistically, and my brother had a fantastic comic style. Naturally, I tried to copy them. I drew on everything I could, including, unfortunately, the walls and such.

What are your top 5 favorite Castlevania games in order?

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Do you have any hobbies outside of video gaming?

Well, drawing. I read a lot about mythology and story books, knitting and fishing with my father. I also play piano and violin and I animate cartoons.

What other video games or video game series do you enjoy besides Castlevania?

Mario, Zelda, Kirby, Monster Hunter, Drakengard, Devil May Cry, Daigasso, Rhythm Tengoku, Phoenix Wright, Fire Emblem, and Etrian Oddysey. Well, quite a few others and a lot that only have one game in the series- Hotel Dusk for example.

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