I got started on anime due to my aunt in Japan sending the family a bunch of VHS sets with things she had recorded for us. The most important to me, was a tape with Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, and Laputa...in their original Japanese audio. They weren't subbed either, and so even though none of us but my mother speak any Japanese, we were all in love due to how good Studio Ghibli is at creating feeling that transcends speech.
I guess that's not all that much about me though is it? I like reading, writing, digging, playing games on occasion (video, card, board, whatever) anime (obviously) and I used to spar occasionally for fun. I also go shooting from time to time.
Don't know what's relavent to this section at this point, so I'll stop there.