WELCOME TO MY PROFILE OF ARGIOFYVIBVSVUQWBRGV*&r^&rfvyuovf^&
Last time I edited this was like, a million years ago, dood.
Well, the anime list anyways. So don't take it too seriously. Or take it seriously at all. But here's a common list of questions that I'll answer right now...so don't ask;
So who the hell are you?
Born in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, my parents moved to the city of Chicago, Illinois soon after I was born. Growing up, I was a huge fan of shows like Cardcaptor Sakura, even though at the time I didn't know that it was anime. I went back to Japan for a while when I was 10-12 years old and lived with my uncle, then my dad brought me back to Chicago before we moved to Oakland, California, where I got into Bleach; stayed in Oakland for less than a year before we packed up for Aurora, CO where I went through hell and high school, eventually becoming the president of the anime club, and after that I went to CU for a while before getting a job as a manager for an auto repair shop here in Boulder, CO.
I have many hobbies, including collecting model cars, tuning cars, skiing, hockey, trains, palaeontology, history, politics, computer technology, gaming, trolling wikipedia...and of course...animu and mango! Yay!
What are your tastes in anime and manga? Why are all your ratings a 9?
Ah, now I see you didn't read the "don't take my anime list seriously" part. Here's the thing...back when I first started on MAL, I seriously thought that all of the anime I watched was "good", as in enjoyable, which, of course, isn't how it should be used. That being said, I have the belief that all reviews and ratings of art is subjective depending on the person, culture and society (overly complicated version, so short version; no review of anime is objective, it never will be and don't ever try). If you rate something, it should ultimately be your opinion, and a 10 for something that in most people's opinion sucks ass is okay, because ultimately it's how you viewed the show, not my view.
What are your tastes in anime and manga?
To be fair, I'm kinda hipster/elitist, but I can enjoy crap shows for their entertainment value, which is why I end up following up to 20 shows a season (yeah, I have no life, or something.) Of course, if you want a true opinion of a show from me, you should probably ask me and I'll give you an opinion through the comments section (or if you want to IM me, firstname.lastname@example.org on Skype. IRC is available if you ask for it first.) I'm just too lazy to write reviews at this point. I don't really have a "favorite anime", though some of my favorites would include Yosuga No Sora, Haruhi, Nanoha, Madoka Magica, Psycho Pass and Haganai. Some of my favorite manga are Omamori Himari, Puella Magi Oriko Magica and Negima. Oh, I read lots of doujin. Suck it.
What kind of characters do you like? Wait, you're a Kirino fan? Ewwwwwww!
First of all, anime characters are hardly realistic, nor are they usually people you would like to meet in real life. That said, I like bitchy characters who don't just take things for granted and treat the loser moe harem protag to a fine dinner everytime they meet. That's not to say that I don't like sweet moegirls, because I do. But I like bitches too, especially in anime (tho not really in real life.)
Why do you like yuri so much?
Change of pace, that's why. Besides, I usually find lesbian relationships in anime to be a lot sweeter and realistic than hetrosexual ones in anime, which I admit is saying almost nothing. But yeah, NanoFate or KyoSaya plz.
Will you accept my friend request plz?!!!
Sigh, being the person I am, even though that question is annoying as hell, yes, I most likely will. And yes, I want to know people, so I will accept random friend requests. Don't be surprised if I ask you a lot of questions afterwards though. Contrary to popular belief, I'm a rather open person when you aren't asking for personal information. If you ask for my house address I'll punch you in the face and launch you to the sun via a torture rocket. Also, don't ask me to meet you at a con. I love cons, I love going to them and I might like you, but that doesn't mean I want to connect my online life to my real life.
What other anime sites are you on?
Animesuki and 4chan are the only places I actually post much of anything, but I'm active on ANN, MAL, Sankaku, Danbooru, Kotaku, IGN, Siliconera, random hentai sites, you name it. I'm also active on steam as himarichannyan.
Am I an stupid fucking idiot for asking these questions again?
Yes, yes you are, since you obviously don't read. Next!
In all seriousness though, while I prefer you don't ask repetitive questions, I'm totally fine if you want to get more into detail with the stuff I written above (preferably via IM since I don't usually visit comments sections, but I'll reply to ya eventually.) Well, except for "Will you accept my friend request plz?!!!"
Oh, by the way, please feel free to say hi, at least. Contrary to popular belief, you will not be eaten by a giant gaping half-lizard for it.