To start off I try to watch at least 2 episodes of everything that comes out before i dismiss it. I love all genres of anime and I'm not biased to any types, that being said ive seen my fare share of magical girl animu too. Dont dismiss those, Madoka was fucked up, and also horribly abstract which is why i eventually dropped it but it was suprisingly different, deep, and dark.
I have a lot of respect for the old school anime that was airbrushed and will ocassionally go back and watch something made back in the day (Fushigi Yugi killed my soul but i sat through it). I watch most of my stuff subtitled because americans arent the best dubbers in the world, but it's getting a lot better and usually Studio I.G. has the best voice acting. On a side note Veronica Taylor is nicest woman in the world and one of the best voice actresses in my opinion.
I volunteer for the NY Anime Festival, New York Comicon, and Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo and have met some pretty amazing people, and have seen some pretty amazing things. Sometimes an anime nerds passion can make you cringe but I've learned to respect and admire some of the hard core con goers.
Satoshi Con (RIP) was my favorite and his works were amazing. I saw Tokyo Godfathers during the 2001 Big Apple Anime Fest (My first con!) And it made me realize that anime isnt all magic and swords, It's a medium of visual entertainment. If your one of those old people who see animation as childrens cartoons than good for you, your an idiot and your done. If your one of those parents who mis pronounced Pokemon on purpose to show your detachement from the series gtfo but thank you because I currently refer to the series as pokey mans and it makes me happy to do so. Miyazaki's last two films were pretty bad. Sure ponyo was cute and it looked nice and Borrower Arriety....uhh i guess the backgrounds were pretty, but they laked the depth, storylines and great charecters that a lot of his previous films contained (I liked whisper of the heart>:). Dont talk to me about Tales of Earthsea, it had CG dragons. As soon as i saw CG dragons I turned it off, but then again that wasent Miyazaki, that was his son. He probably used up the budget for dragon animation on tissues while he was crying and bitching about how his daddy was never home.
What the hell is yaoi anywyas. If you want gay animated porn, bara is there and its actual dudes not skinny lady boys, but to each his own i guess. I want to have a beer with Gengoroh Tagame and give him funny looks for some of the fucked up ideas in his mind and then shake his hand for the beautiful artwork he creates...But enough about porn.
I want to voice act professionally but I lack sweet micraphone to make a demo tape. Someday maybe...
I could teach a Japanese Economics class through the use of the Kare Kano Anime.
I'm tired and my midnight omlet is getting cold but I'll ad more random thoughts in the future.