So I guess it’s my turn to add to the long list of new writers joining RandomC! I’m going to skip all the praise and history of how I stumbled onto RC, however I do want to especially thank Divine for giving me the opportunity to blog for a site that I highly respect and love. I’ve been visiting the blog regularly since… 2006 and thought that now’s a good a time as any to be more vocal and active around here.
With that said, my history of anime is pretty mundane. I started watching Pokemon and Dragon Ball with my best friend years ago, not really knowing the differences between American and Japanese cartoons. To us, they were just TV shows. Sometime in high school (when I got bored of American TV shows), I went looking up old anime shows I loved. It started with Cardcaptor Sakura, followed by Inuyasha and Fullmetal Alchemist. Before I knew it, I was hooked. When university came along (with download speeds of 2MB/sec and unlimited bandwidth?!), I went crazy. All I would do is procrastinate, watch anime, eat a lot and sleep. I am not even lying, my first two years of university are the reason I keep up with shows now.
I am over-exaggerating (maybe? o_O), however I still graduated and landed my first full-time job which I love! Therefore, I don’t have an abundance of free time, but I like expressing my opinions and thoughts and I know that blogging will give me a good excuse to focus on my hobbies and interests (and not work overtime). In addition to anime though, I do have passions and interests elsewhere; I love to read and bake, I watch a lot of movies (almost every opening Friday night); I play pool and jitz (foosball?) and also continue to watch TV shows/dramas on a regular basis.
In terms of my favorite genre of anime, I don’t claim to be a jack-of-all-trades. However, I’d like to believe that my range of anime has widened overtime (especially with friends who always seem to watch more than I do). My favorite genres are normally rom-coms and mystery while some of my favorite series include FMA: Brotherhood, Fantastic Children, NANA and Honey & Clover. More recently I’ve enjoyed Mawaru Penguindrum, GOSICK and Steins;Gate. That’s not to say that I am completely against watching new or different anime though. In fact, I love finding pleasant surprises. I watch most recommendations (short of horror) once they’re made and I almost always complete a series that I start (I can only think of a handful that I’ve put on the back burner… for now). I am slaving away to update my MAL just for you guys (just give me some time to update…XP)!
As you can probably tell, I have a very informal way of writing but I’m also not looking to get published. I’m here to share my thoughts and opinions which are usually unfiltered; I don’t have a lot to hide and I am generally open about conversing on any topic. Compared to a lot of readers, I probably know very little about anime and any feedback would be appreciated. I think the plan is for me to start blogging for the Spring season, so until then I’ll be out and about! Nice to meet you all by the way =)
P.S. My quote is from the movie Ratatouille (which is arguably my favorite Pixar film). Yes it’s random, yes I love food. If I wasn’t blogging anime, I would probably be a foodie =3