College junior in the great state of Montana. If you haven't heard of it, that's not surprising even though it is the fourth largest state in the entire U.S.A. We don't even have 1 million people in the state, so not many people around + big area = lots of time alone. I'm a Computer Science major with a Japanese minor.
Been into anime for about six years now, going on seven. I used to watch a little as a kid, but never much past that until freshman year of high school, when I went to NanDesuKan (NDK) in Denver. I didn't go intentionally for the convention, I actually went for my cousin's wedding and the hotel we stayed as was hosting it the same weekend we were there, and it was AMAZING! It's what got me more into manga than anime, but I went broke pretty quick, and despite finding ways to make money, our stores here don't stock much in the way of Japanese goods. Comes with being in small towns all the time. Then a friend showed me Evangelion and the anime section of a store I didnt frequent often, and that's where the anime took off. Been hooked ever since.
I also spent six months studying abroad in Japan my senior year of high school, and I can brag that I've been to Akihabara and even visited a Maid Cafe. @Home to be exact. Although the cafe was a little awkward, the trip was absolutely worth it. Got more figurines than I could stuff in my suitcases and backpacks, but they all made it home.
Other than that, I live on a farm and make my summer earnings doing usually sixty hours a week of work. Although I complain about it all the time, I actually enjoy farming a lot. It's close to home, it's fulfilling, and you meet great people with their heads on straight and feet planted on the ground. Sad more people don't farm, really.
Favorite: Really too many to say. Look for anything that's five stars in my anime tab if you really, really want to know. One thing that I think some anime needs: an ending. I'm not a big fan of much that goes past 52 episodes or so, unless the series is old and does have a definite ending eventually.
Been spending too much time to read much often, but one's that come to mind are Ranma 1/2, Elfen Lied, and Fruits Basket. I wish I had more time for manga, but prices are rising, we don't have much in stores, time is lacking, and since I like previewing before buying, the internet is a hard place to shop. We'll see if I can find some time though.
For those curious about my rating system this is it: high ratings are shows I enjoyed and want to watch again when I'm old, low ratings are shows I don't care about watching again when I'm old. So if there's a good show that I gave a bad rating, it's not that it's a bad show, it was probably enjoyable, it's just a show that I watched once and once was good.