Hey hi hello! My name is FJ Freeman, I’ve been a massive fan of Random Curiosity for a long time, but have only ever lurked here (and also maybe (allegedly) stolen some screenshots…) Anyway, it’s very nice to meet you all, I am in your hands.
Let me start off by telling you a little bit about myself. I am a young fantasy writer during the night, but during the day I’m a freelancer specializing in graphic design, illustration, animation and visual effects. My dream is to someday produce a feature film which I’m currently writing the script for – and it’s based on my novel Heavenly Bodies. It’s a fantasy elemental story, if you’re interested search for it on Amazon.
I was born and raised in Mexico where I was lucky enough to attend private school during my young years. This led to me being fluent in English from a young age, which alongside me being an only child likely led me to my love for anime.
As a child I could only watch the anime that was available to me through public television which only included shows like Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, and Pokemon. Since I live close to Texas though, trips to Best Buy would happen at least once every couple of years. This is how I discovered the first series I actually fell in love with: Fullmetal Alchemist. The series quickly enamored me with its pretty visuals and outstanding story. I was blown away so much I would pester anyone to buy me the DVDs. And then I later discovered you could watch anime on the internet. Let’s just say I never looked back.
I tend to gravitate towards intense action, high fantasy, shonen series. In particular the .hack adaptations have a lot of nostalgia for me, and of course I was exposed to the Ghibli movies at one point. Howl’s Moving Castle; Laputa; Nausicaä; Earthsea; Totoro; plus my favorite of them all, Spirited Away – I fell in love with them all. I also adore Evangelion with its heavy action and direction alongside the Fate franchise – but let’s not open that can of worms right now. And finally some recent favorites include: One Punch Man, Free! (ﾉ∀＼*), Psycho Pass, Knights of Sidonia, Jujutsu Kaisen, among many others!
I like stories that I feel have fully realized three dimensional characters. That feel and act like someone would in real life would. I like my shows wholesome and don’t necessarily like watching shows that have heavy fanservice or echii elements. Although some of those elements are fine, if they hinder or are way too prevalent, it stops becoming an enjoyable experience as I simply cannot look past them. Instead I want stories with lore that I can get excited about and start rummaging through fandom articles to learn more about the world. Stories that punch me emotionally. I want stories that take me places.
I’m super excited to be a new writer here, it’s almost like I’m dreaming. Of course, you can always feel free to pester me, because I’m just a super chill guy, who likes to watch anime and play video games, so this is a great outlet for me. Anime is a medium I genuinely love and will continue to love and be part of, so here’s hoping to meeting new friends!
One more thing you should know about me, I do not have waifus, I have husbandos – the rest is yours to figure out!