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Currently aged 21 and a native of North Carolina, USA, since birth, HelpfulSkittlesExplosion (also known as HSX) has been in Daria fandom since age 18 and has produced, in her words, "a shockingly low number of actual contributions." She is a regular contributor to the PPMB, a moderator at the SFMB and can be regularly found in the SFMB2 chat room. Her current works are noir style comics as well as working with Derek, Scissors MacGillicutty, cyde and NomadX on a new fansite (although the exact details of the project are being closely guarded with only calculated leaks to the public).
HSX is sometimes described as violent, dangerous, and slutty by her fandom friends, although people who meet her in real life are often taken aback by her calm demeanor as long as they do not make any sudden movements or expose any vulnerable areas of their bodies. Some of her acquaintances believe her to be primarily harmless, although it is worth noting none of them have met her in real life or plan on it. She often mentions eating people alive in day to day conversations (her current avatar on the PPMB involves a charicature of her attacking, and chewing on, an unsuspecting Micka) and is known for a penchant for sharing too much information about her sex life and various extra curricular activities. She has been accused of actively encouraging Tafka (by Tafka herself) and is a self-described "Drama Llama" who enjoys nothing more than watching board drama unfold and occasionally prodding trolls.
In her offline life, she works part time at a Dairy Queen and attends community college where she hopes to get a degree in Computers & Information Technology. She plans to work full time in an office environment by August, based primarily on her ability to type 104 wpm with 0 errors. She lives alone and enjoys cooking, painting, and BDSM. Despite the best efforts of the Pacific Ocean, she manages to maintain a romantic (and sometimes sexual) relationship with Micka, whose work she has often illustrated. They someday plan to write and illustrate a full length graphic novel together, but for right now would settle with being able to finish a short story without throwing things and swearing. She was previously engaged to her high scool sweetheart, Brian, before breaking up with him abruptly in fall of 2006.
HSX was originally known as Isa Yo-Jo and was an author. She no longer writes and apologizes profusely to anyone who read her early work.
Fanon and Fan Culture Contributions
Was the first person in the fandom to begin playing Kingdom of Loathing and later turned most of SFMB2 onto the game. Hosts the Sarcasm Central clan in game even though her own playing has become spotty.
Primary infamy came from what the SFMB2 denizens have since termed 'The Incident' wherein she (backed up by a group of regulars) "verbally bitchslapped" Peter Guerin for claiming to have seen her breasts. She still refuses to say who sent her the transcript of him saying that, but will comment that it was "someone trustworthy."
- A Gallery of HelpfulSkittlesExplosion's Daria fan art at Outpost-Daria
- HelpfulSkttlesExplosion's Deviant Art Page Along with non-Daria fan art, this gallery includes her Daria fan art not at the Outpost-Daria gallery.