Hi, I'm from Montréal and I've been an otaku for most of my life. I mostly go by InsanityDevice or Insanitium online.
I have always been watching anime, from Pokémon to Digimon Adventure, to InuYasha, to Boruto's dad, which is the first anime I watched online and the first manga I ever read.
Past my shounen phase, I started watching a wider range of genres in 2011 and keeping up with seasonal releases in 2012. It was around that time that I watched Steins;Gate and Kill la Kill, which are still two of my favourite anime of all time.
My first anime list was a simple .txt file that I kept for years in the late 2000s until I overwrote it with an old backup copy by mistake (cloud storage wasn't mainstream back then). It was then that I found MyAnimeList.
My other favourite hobby is video games, so I sometimes find myself watching much fewer anime when I'm absorbed in really good games. I mostly play on PC, but I've also been playing Fate / Grand Order since 2019.
I like to watch anime without being influenced too much by popular opinion. I see myself as a free thinker and I'd like to keep it that way even in the anime realm. Watching anime is all about having fun after all.