Introduction – “A wild rice cake appeared!”
(Currently available only in the RC region)
Hello world! Stepping outside the ‘frozen foods’ section in local grocery stores, I’m very pleased to make your acquaintance.
So what prompted the sudden change of habitat? RC, of course! As a lurker, when Divine opened applications for new writers, I applied since it’d give me an opportunity to combine the two greatest love affairs of my life: anime and writing.
As far as my anime watching habits go, I definitely don’t watch as much as others, but I’m always up for suggestions – so if you have any good recommendations, please let me know! I’d love to have more series to sink my teeth into. This season I’ve been keeping up with Aquarion EVOL, Chihayafuru, Guilty Crown, NichiBros (did they ever come up with a proper abbreviation for it?), Mirai Nikki, Another, Brave 10, Black Rock Shooter and Inu x Boku SS. Technically, that last one’s been sitting in my hard drive, but it will be watched soon enough! There’s more info in My Anime List, but it is a little lacking… And um, please disregard the huge time gap between the series that are listed on there – there were a couple of years when I was forced to contend with shows airing in YTV’s Bionix block.
While I can’t guarantee I’ll watch everything, I also don’t have a set ‘preference’, per se. If anything, I’m willing to watch a series if it falls into either (or maybe both?!) of two categories: fabulous animation or good characters.
Ah, but wait! Before you write me off as shallow; watching something means investing time into it, and well… if I’m doing that, it’d better look good, at the very least. Pretty pictures aren’t the only thing that’ll get me to give something a try though, so rest assured I don’t always ‘judge a book by its cover’. Whenever I start a series, I really like to immerse myself visually and mentally. In the end, the factor that will make or break my opinion of a show is its characters; the plot can suck, but if I don’t connect with the characters, I find it pretty hard to stick with it. Their journey is what I find most interesting, and everything else comes secondary to me.
Case in point: I’ll watch anything as long as I find at least one or two characters I can really connect with. So, yes – I swear I’m not vain!
Aside from watching anime and lurking on the Internet, I like spending my time on the PSP, hacking away on RPG’s and some of the more text-heavy games if I feel like challenging my Japanese. Either that, or I’m breaking my bank account looking for Nendoroids to buy (I will purchase you sooner or later, Mami!).
In any case, it’s a real pleasure to be here and I hope you will find my writing enjoyable, starting with last week’s Guilty Crown!