So, hi. I live in Austin, Texas. My hobbies are anime, TV Tropes, and Yu-Gi-Oh (look at the card sleeves I just ordered!). I work at Batteries Plus and I like wearing dark blue, grey, and bright orange. My favorite foods are eggplant, mushrooms, dark chocolate, and spicy stuff. My favorite music is indie/alt, rap/R&B, dubstep, and electro (what a cool kid).
I'm also an aspiring author, but that's on hold 'till I can settle on what to write about. It's going slowly. Too much anime to watch, I guess. Oh, and I also recently graduated high school. Hooray, or whatever.
Not sure if that's too much personal information.
My top five anime of all time -- from most to least favorite -- are Steins;Gate, FLCL, Gurren Lagann, Angel Beats!, and Death Note. Yeah. Suck on that.
Normally, the first thing that catches me in a show is how well the characters are done: if I can make a connection with the characters, I can forgive a mediocre plot. I suppose aesthetics is important to me, but it really takes a backseat to dynamic, interesting characters with good development. Obviously, an original, interesting story that flows well and has meaning, and in which things HAPPEN -- which, I was surprised to find, a good number of authors forget to include -- is important as well.
I've also been told I make comments that make me seem very angry and hostile when I don't mean to be... so if you're talking to me, don't be discouraged!
I'm looking to buy (yes, what a concept) Serial Experiments Lain, Tokyo Magnitude 8, and Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. If anyone happens to know where I can get high quality copies for a low price, feel free to let me know.
And finally, after walls and walls of text, the long awaited (new, improved, and extended!) top eleven (don't ask) openings!
*Remember that openings later in the series CAN contain spoilers, so be weary if you're in the middle of watching the show.*
11: Bakemonogatari's "Sugar Sweet Nightmare" (op 5) by Yui Horie
10: One Piece's "Share the World" (op 11) by TVXQ, apparently
9: Deadman Wonderland's "One Reason" by DWB feat. Fade
8: Gurren Lagann's "Sorario Days" by Shoko Nakagawa
7: Maria Holic's "HANAJI" by Yu Kobayashi
6: Bakemonogatari's "Staple Stable" (op 1) by Chiwa Saito
5: Fairy Tail's "I Wish" (op 10) by Milky Bunny
4: Fullmetal Alchemist's "Golden Time Lover" (op 3) by Sukima Switch
3: Paranoia Agent's "Dream Island Obsessional Park" by Susumu Hirasawa
2: Angel Beats!'s "My Soul, Your Beats" performed by Lia
1: Stiens;Gate's "Hacking to the Gate" by Itou Kanako
Of coarse, nothing can even come close to being able to compare with:
Top fifteen favorite characters:
15: Gasai Yuno from Mirai Nikki
14: Gajeel Redfox from Fairy Tail
13: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURANKYYYY!!! from One Piece
12: Roy Mustang from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
11: Hachikuji Mayoi from Bakemonogatari
10: Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
9: Senjougahara Hitagi from Bakemonogatari
8: Nandaba Naota from FLCL
7: Yagami Light from Death Note
6: Haruhara Haruko from FLCL
6: Makise Kurisu from Stiens;Gate
5: Araragi Koyomi from Bakemonogatari
4: Simon from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
3: Black☆Star from Soul Eater
2: Otonashi from Angel Beats!
1: Okabe Rintarou (HOUOUIN KYOUMA!) from Stiens;Gate
....You know, because Stiens;Gate is literally perfect in every way.
And this (the important part is 0:00 to 0:13):
If I had one wish, it would be that this song would play every time I began any sort of enthusiastic evil plotting:
Have a nice day.