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also my owned stuff is out of date, ill fix it when i have the time
I'm a university graduate, current grad school student. Graduated w/ a B.A. in English writing and a minor in art, currently studying to get a Masters in library and information sciences. My main style of writing is like. Article-style almost? I love compiling information into a concrete story and argument to make a point. I guess essays LMAO. As for my art, I'm a printmaker first and foremost, with my specialty being linocut but I do a lot of other stuff too. I do just about any art medium under the sun, whatever I can get my grubby little hands on.
I'm going to keep telling people to read Blue Period because it's the only thing that got me through my senior year of university, I can say that with 100% certainty. I've never related to something this much, in both characters (YES PLURAL!! NOT JUST ONE!!!!) and circumstance. Not like "I saw myself in these characters, they are me" type of way that I have with Shirou and Subaru, but like. "I've been through that and I get the pain and struggle and suffering that you feel". Empathy? If it is, man is it an uncommon feeling for me oops
Yes, ramalam99 is actually my romantic partner. We've been together since September 30th, 2016. We're just a couple of fucking idiots who love tiddies and spreadsheets and I love him.
I have a Madoka Magica tattoo on my ribs of a part in the final episode. It's subtle enough to where I can claim it's not anime to people who see it.
On that note, I don't think Madoka's the best anime ever. My favorites are ranked by enjoyment as well as quality, so Madoka's going to be at the top because I first watched it way back in 2012 and it's been in my life ever since.
Why characters are in my favorites:
Will contain spoilers.
1 - Shirou Emiya. This is the first character I've ever fully seen myself in. Specifically, him in Unlimited Blade Works. Yes, it really took me that long to find one, thanks to my inability to feel human empathy, for the most part. There's a scene in episode 16 of UBW where Rin is screaming at Shirou for not valuing his life, that he's kinda fucked up for it. I was watching this with partner, and throughout the entire show was joking about "haha I'm Rin because I have thick thigh and am tsundere and hot!". This scene made me fucking BREAK DOWN crying in his arms, rendered fully useless for like 20 minutes and we had to pause the show. It was the big realization that I was Shirou and that I was fucked up for my way of how I viewed myself. I wasn't some tool for others to use to be happy, I should be a person. I still think of myself this way because that's just who I am, but Shirou helped me recognize that and has made me a lot happier with who I am as a person.
2 - Madoka Gay Big Gay Homo Big. Madoka was my first favorite anime and has stayed that way because of this motherfucker. Homura's absolutely a terrible person and her obsession with saving Madoka not for Madoka's sake, but for her own, is just so fun to watch. There's something just so enjoyable about it, I love her so so much.
3 - I'm basically DILF_lover_69. Jiraiya's character and position as Naruto's father figure provided for a really unique relationship that you don't often see in anime. That father/son relationship is so rare, and to have an adoptive one with such a bond is great.
4 - Read Blue Period.
5 - Okabe's another one that I was surprised to see myself in. Not fully, like Shirou, but so much to where I just fell in love. He's aware that what he's doing is viewed as dumb or crazy but he just. Does what he wants. He's so passionate and I love it. Headcanon autistic.
6 - FMA03 was fucking sent into the stratosphere for quality because of Scar's story. He's a fucking king and any slander towards him can meet me in the Dennys parking lot at 1am.
7 - I don't even know how to explain why I love Usopp so much. He makes my little heart happy, seeing this pathetic but loyal man be a central character in a series with insanely strong and confident characters, but he's still loved and respected all the same.
8 - Subaru is a weird one, as has been my journey with Re:Zero as a whole. Upon my first watch, Subaru was why I both loved and hated the show. I really didn't understand the point of unlikable characters being the protagonist at the time, hence my rating of Haruhi Suzumiya (i'll get back around to it, i swear). I thought he was, behind Shirou, the most "like me" character I'd seen. I still think that. But I hated how he treated Emilia as a prize, an item. How he brushed off Rem and never truly acknowledged her. Over time, I heard about others saying they disliked the series and hated it. I had my own opinion swayed by others, which I've gotten better with, but at the time I was convinced that Re:Zero really was bad. Then like. FIVE YEARS LATER OOPS, I started season 2. Episode 16 of s2 kind of destroyed me. What is it with episode 16s and directly targeting my major life issues? But it was just as personal of an attack as UBW's, and god. I went back and rewatched season 1, and. Subaru always meant a lot to me, but it took a hell of a long time for me to properly realize it. He'll probably go higher as time goes on, he really is something else.
9- Sojiro sexy, best persona character. I restarted Persona 5 to play Royal and cried when he was mean to me at the start. I just want him to be my friend. P5 let me romance him you fucking cowards
10 - A weird one from my tumblr era. Back before I had "Bear" as my name, I still hated calling myself by my real name online after ~pedophiles on Pokemon forums~. Around this time, I had been playing Persona 4. The character of Kanji helped me accept that I was gay, making me realize that I could still be masculine and strong AND gay. Having this strong attachment to the game, I went and also watched the anime and eventually ended up latching onto Narukami, as his whole characterization was 1) fucking gay and 2) all about being afraid of being left alone and friendless. At the time, that resonated w/ me so hard so I ended up using "Narukami" as my fake online name for like. 3 years? I still paint the sides of my glasses whenever I get a new pair so they have the same lines as his.
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and yeah thanks i've definitely been feeling a lot better lately hahaha
oh yeah what'd you think of the twewy anime? i made a review on it if you're interested, feel free to send me feedback
do you think the new blu-ray compilation release they're making of the three madoka movies will get released outside of japan?
Not surprised that you had that experience, just disappointed, I guess.
Best to not pay too much attention to it, since the entire point is getting attention.
And no, it's not that I didn't find Blue Period interesting, it's more that I don't have much of an attention span anymore, I hardly start new anime and manga/manhwa because it all feels like a chore. That's what university and work do to a person I guess.
Either way, I hope you have well, a better experience than whatever the fuck you've already had.
Good luck! And you too have a good day!
Really like your taste in manga and anime though, can appreciate a fellow Gokushufudou and Death Parade lover.
But nothing is more interesting than Soujirou and Chad Narukami in the favs that was hilarious.
I read the first chapter of Blue Period and my attention span gave up, so I never picked it up again but the artwork looks great and I'm sure the story is also really good, might pick it back up someday.
Great taste, I respect it.
Best I can do is wish you luck that you don't encounter toxicity on MAL, which I wouldn't be surprised if you did.
Hope you have a good experience, cheers!