Lorraine Seleven Lin
Lorraine Seleven Lin (b. May 7, 1990), also known by her internet alias Defiance, is a Ph.D. student attending Clemson University. She is most prominently known in the furry fandom as her alter ego General Nyxis J. Pierce, a pink bat knight with rose-patterned wings.
Born in Gainesville, Florida and raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Lorraine found a deep passion for creating her own fantasy and science-fiction stories at a young age. Crediting Peter S. Beagle, Don Bluth, Walt Disney, Hayao Miyazaki, and Osamu Tezuka as her earliest and most impacting story-telling influences, she published her first children's fantasy novel Revenge of Fireblade at age fifteen. Since then, she has turned her sights from becoming an author to becoming a video game designer. Lorraine graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science in 2012, and is now attending Clemson University as a human-centered computing Ph.D. student with a specialization in educational game design. Lorraine is interested in 1. researching and understanding how video games and other media presenting fiction can be beneficial as tools of both education and empowerment, and 2. spreading the knowledge that video games can and should be applicable to fields beyond entertainment.
Lorraine has created interweaving stories for the characters that she has taken on as muses throughout her life. In order they are Rainbow the Alicorn (created at age seven or eight), Lyrit Twilight the Wolf (age thirteen), Nyxis Pierce the Bat (age sixteen), Wing De Fiancee the Fox (age eighteen), and Tazzle the Thylacine (age twenty-one).
Lorraine currently enjoys expanding the most upon Nyxis's character and world; subsequently, the bat has a webcomic in progress revolving around her.