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Formerly known as Heimdall

Hi! I'm Ilmarinen, a professional artisan with a focus on leatherwork, but I also do illustration (digital and traditional), writing, 3D printing, copper electroplating, and bone/horn/antler carving. My studio name is A Thousand Rasps, from the Icelandic saying Þúsundþjalasmiður, meaning "smith of a thousand rasps" or "jack of all trades."

I'm interested in well-thought-out low fantasy settings, all kinds of art, mythology, weight training, and world building. I have a BS in computer science and still enjoy coding. I'm queer and prefer gender neutral pronouns. Also, I'm married to a cool guy.

Like everyone and their mother, I'm writing a novel series. Mine is fantasy and called the Heartseeker Trilogy. All three books are drafted, but I'm currently focused on finishing the first one, Swordsworn. (And I'm probably slacking. If you're reading this, you have permission to yell at me. ;))

I love to talk about music and am eager to share recommendations. I like folk metal (especially unique stuff--I've grown very picky about the usual "Viking heathen" stuff since there's so much out there), black metal, stoner metal, NWOTHM, dungeon synth, new retro wave, medieval folk and neofolk, and all manners of throat singing.
Some bands I like
Wolfmare, Rotting Christ, Primordial, Goblin Hovel, Pagan Altar, Skyclad, Nine Treasures, Tengger Cavalry, Trollfest, The Sword, Candlemass, Finntroll, Immortal, Bathory, Arany Zoltán, Corvus Corax, Merlin, Lord Lovidicus, Moth Tower, Fief, Borg, Ulk

I mostly RP realistic low fantasy but I'll venture into high fantasy and Renaissance settings as well. I would love to get back into Star Trek-ish scifi. I generally dislike "slice of life" and modern settings. If you like my characters or just want to chat, drop me a line! I'm also a site moderator, and I'm more than happy to help with any RPR-related questions and concerns.

Rave Reviews

An all-star RP-er, easy going, fun to work with and always has something to bring to the table. Don't ever stop!!! - Virus
One of our great RPR moderators, they are very helpful when you have questions and needs.
During RP, they are very detailed with unique characters.
Looking forward to continuing to RP with this awesome writer Helpful Long-term partner - Tusitala

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Recent Activity

  • Gold Trophy
    Ilmarinen helped herd some Hippocampi into the walragotchi.(About 1 month 2 weeks ago)
  • Ilmarinen replied to the forum topic How to Adjust What Characters Are Shown On Profile(About 1 month 2 weeks ago)
  • Ilmarinen replied to the forum topic Collaborative OC: Endlessly reincarnating fella(About 1 month 3 weeks ago)
  • Mina gave Ilmarinen kudos:
    Heimarinen is an ENIGMA! How does one have this much talent and creativity inside their brain at any given time?! I am continuously amazed by all of the cool things that they can do, and how well they do each of them! I really love how easygoing they are, and how comfortable it is to strike up a convo with them. If not for Ilmarinen's guidance, I don't know where I'd be in several aspects of mod life and human-ing. But they are always there to offer feedback, suggestions and help when I need it. Helpful Great sense of humor
    (About 1 month 3 weeks ago)
  • Ilmarinen replied to the forum topic Collaborative OC: Yellow-liking traveller on trial(About 1 month 3 weeks ago)