I became an anime fan fall of my sophomore year in high school. I was sitting with 2 of my friends during lunch and they were talking about downloading anime in particular, The Vision of Escaflowne. Then I mentioned that it'll probably take 16 hours on a download and asked if it was any good (since one is willing to spend so long to download)? They looked at me with a dumbfounded look and one of them told me they would bring the first volume (VHS) tomorrow. After I watched all of Escaflowne, she then loaned me her entire collection, which includes, Lain, Cowboy Bebob, Outlaw Star, etc. After she graduated I went through a dark ages so to speak. My main source of anime was gone and the only available anime was the local Hollywood Video. Needless to say I watched quite a bit of crap. I had a revival so to speak in spring 2003 when I got a summer job so I can actually buy good anime as well as discovering fansubs.
In general, I prefer more serious and dramatic anime however, above all else I like good anime. So I'll pretty much watch anything as long as its good. Well that is minus yaoi, shounen-ai, and shoujo-ai. Wait, why not shoujo-ai you ask? well I need a male avatar damn it! :P
One day I realized that my writing sucks and I need to do something about it. I guess all those years of writing technical reports and labs does that to you. So what better way to improve than to write about something I love, anime. If you read one of my reviews and found one of them "not helpful" or "helpful" please PM or comment telling me why. Also, I better not hear anything like "your opinion sucks" its "helpful" or "not helpful."
I am not, nor have ever claimed to be objective when it comes to reviewing. That is impossible with any review, or anything really. So take my reviews with a grain of salt and take them as nothing more than my opinion. Therefore, when I claim something is bad or good, what I really mean is “In my opinion I like/dislike this aspect.” However, saying such things would be awkward and the current standard of reviewing is to simply leave out the IMO part as its implied.
Real life/misc crap:
I work as an engineer working on various small R&D projects. Besides anime, there's the huge backlog of visual novels, manga, video games (mainly jrpgs surprise surprise), and other geeky hobbies I have. However, the biggest hobby I have after anime is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, where I have an obsession that nearly rivals that I have for anime.
Favorite Artist (in no particular order)