Current status: In case anyone wondered where I went (since I've basically disappeared after being highly active), I went back to graduate school (still working full time). So... I barely carve out time to watch anime/read manga, let alone get online and chat about it. Hopefully will return when the degree is in hand... (O_o)
Just your average anime-otaku here, folks! Got hooked in college, and haven't looked back since.
'Top 5' is subject to change... and was really hard to pick in the first place. So I've expanded the 'favorites' list below.
Other Honorable Mentions: Beck, Chrono Crusade, Escaflowne, Fruits Basket, Fullmetal Alchemist, Gravitation, GTO, Hellsing, Kodomo no Omocha, One Piece, Saiunkoko Monogatari, Samurai Champloo, Slayers, Trigun, Witch Hunter Robin
Note About Dropped Anime: Dropped anime does not necessarily indicate that I didn't like it. Especially series I've only seen a couple episodes of - I would never give up on a series after so few episodes. Most are series I saw at anime events, where they just show an episode or two of each series. So rather than being something I started watching then dropped, it's more the case that I saw a couple episodes elsewhere and just didn't pick it up (or at least haven't yet).
Other than anime, I'm into books and movies (so basically my life is spent out-of-touch with reality). And other geeky things like computers & video games, mainly RPGs. Ever play the old Kings Quest series for PC (or just about any of the Sierra adventure games)? Man, those rocked.
Anyway, I'm also a complete language-geek. Love to learn any languages I can... which means I know little words and phrases of a whole bunch of languages, but not enough to be really useful. :)
Although I've always been American, I lived in Italy and Germany before moving to the US when I was 12. It felt really strange to hear English all the time, so I compensated by moving to the 'big city' where there's a nice international community. And of course watching lots of anime so I get to hear Japanese!
Messengers: I put my messenger names up - at one time or another I've used them all. I access them all, but I will selfishly prefer if you use the msn, ICQ (13855705), or yahoo, since my AIM is pretty overloaded with people. ^_^ Also, if you're adding me, it might be a good idea to tell me (comment or pm in the forum), because I might deny authorization requests if I don't realize who you are!
As you can see, I'm "Reawen" wherever I go, and so far it's fairly unique, so if you come across a Reawen somewhere, there's a good chance it's me! Of course, I've been using it for about 11 years and since nothing disappears from the internet, you may be finding the ridiculous postings typical of a 14-year-old... How embarassing ^_^