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charlie2alpha

  • South Europe
  • Joined Feb 13, 2008
  • 39 / M

Welcome to my profile stranger!

Me and anime had an almost accidental encounter back in 2007. At the time my life was undergoing a slight transition, certain habits had to change and I was in dire need of a distraction. One friend of mine suggested I watch "Robotech". I once caught a glimpse of it on TV and liked it so I went ahead and watched the whole series. I moved on to the original Macross series and then to Ghost in The Shell since Sci-Fi was and is one of my favorite genres. And after tha I just kept watching. I do not consider "Robotech" an anime, but it was what got me started.

I discovered Anime Planet sometime early 2008, at the time I was searching for sites with anime related content. I started building my anime list since then, using the recommendations to try new (completed) shows which I watched at steady paces until recently. These days I mostly watch ongoing series as soon as they are released, sometimes too soon! This habit of mine eventually lead to me getting involved with Anime Planet, something I was not really expecting, with the help of Twitter which brought me in contact with Sothis.

Which brings me to the community here. My social skills aren't very good, so it's difficult for me to make friends. As far anime goes, I prefer watching them rather than posting a comment in endless threads and although sometimes I do want to make a comment, I prefer Twitter for that job. Hence, made no friends in AP despite being here a while.

One other thing that happened because of anime, I started listening to anisongs (anime OP and EDs) a lot. The past couple of years 90% of what I listen to are comprised of anisongs. My iPod is full of them and so is my cell phone. I listen frequently to anime-nfo radio and I never miss a weekly anime song radio show on a UK streaming radio station with a real presenter! You can also find me on last.fm:

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The above banner is clickable if you want to see my profile there.

As far manga goes, I follow a few of them, mostly mainstream stuff. I keep my main list on manga-updates so my list here is probably not up to date, but I intent to sync them from time to time.

Other than that, I know a few seiyuus and a few major anime studios but I do not delve in the otaku land more than necessary. You will not find collections of figurines or stacks of limited edition DVD/BDs in my place.

What you will find, are DVDs of shows like Star Trek and Babylon 5, shows I loved at the time they were airing (expect the original Star Trek, I was not born yet!). I'm a big scifi fan and most shows I watch that are not anime are scifi US shows. My other interests are the IT world, personal computers and smartphones. I sleep in the same room with a running PC for 15 years now, then only thing changed is that the PCs are 2 now. When I'm in no mood for anime I usually end up messing with my Linux server, trying to improve it.

As you have already guessed, I have no life. I'm just another nerdy otaku with few friends, and if you made it this far reading this boring tl;dr profile you must be really bored yourself!

 

...and life on anime continues!

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Minai99 says...

I'm not exactly sociable either. The talking I've done on anime-planet is more than I've done pretty much in my entire life.

Mar 8, 2011
Minai99 says...

What would you say makes you unsociable?

Mar 8, 2011
Minai99 says...

So I have a question about your profile that I've seen on other profiles and which confuses me. You have had this account for 3 years now. But you only have a few comments. Despite that, though, not so much with your page, but with others, I've seen conversations seem to "continue" from the middle of nothing. Is this because of MAL?

Mar 8, 2011
Minai99 says...

I am very new to the online social networking deal. I was very antisocial in high school, and rarely even used the computer. Once I got into college, I opened up much more, namely because I was finally around people who are more like me, and I started to use the computer more. I created the anime-planet account a few months back, but initially didn't do much with it. However, despite the fact that anime is prominent at my school, a lot of people who I know who watch anime have only seen maybe half to 3/4 the number of shows I've seen, and don't watch it nearly as much as I. I didn't like the feel of MAL, so I took a look at AP, and realized there are some pretty cool people here. The reason why I have so much time to chat lately is because I am commuting from home this semester, which means that I almost never get to see my friends outside of school hours. Also, it is spring break for me right now. Basically today all I have to do is clean the kitchen floor, look for a summer job online, and work on a school project for a bit.

Mar 8, 2011
Minai99 says...

How about giving me a random, slightly useful computer fact? I'm always interested to learn about things, even if I'm not good at them.

Mar 8, 2011