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  • Eastern United States
  • Joined Apr 17, 2011
  • 27 / F

Hi there. 

First, I should probably admit that I've been the stray cat of the anime forums. When I'm here, I'm posting a lot and hanging with everyone. And then, I up and vanish for months at a time. Hopefully, now that life has settled down, I'll be a bit more consistent!

Hamletsmage: A Brief History

I was introduced to anime as many Americans were introduced to anime in the mid-90s, through Sailor Moon. I actually copied the art style for a long time, until I turned my attention to science and gave up drawing. However, I didn't pursue anime after Sailor Moon because like many Americans, I hadn't heard the term. It wasn't until my sophomore year of high school that a friend introduced me to Inuyasha and Fullmetal Alchemist and a bunch of other shows. Between Adult Swim and the Internet, I developed a love of anime and manga. 

About My Anime List:

I rate on an arbitrary scale, depending on how I feel at the current moment, so ratings are liable to change on any given day. While I may stall things, this is usually because of school or work related issues rather than me not liking the anime. It is rare that I drop an anime (at this point, it's never happened) as I try to finish anything I start. I will watch just about anything, although I tend to go for shorter stuff since I can binge it in a day or two. And now, some stats!

Anime #300: Bleach Memories of Nobody

Anime #400: Jin: Lost Time Memory

Anime #500: Absolute Duo

Anime #600: Ojii-san no Lamp

Anime #700: Maiden Rose (thanks Thrawn)

Anime #800: Re:ZERO -Starting Life in a New World-

Anime #900: Valvrave the Liberator

Anime #1000: TBD

About My Manga List

I once had a summer where I read nothing but short manga. One shots, 1-4 volume stuff, of every variety. And then, I burned out on manga and didn't touch it for the longest time. In 2016, I joined the Daily Manga Marathon Club and got reintroduced to the media, so, my manga list will grow again. As long as the sappy shoujo doesn't kill me first. (And I will finish Bleach eventually... when I'm bored)

Manga #150: Crimson Shell

Manga #200: Watashitachi no Shiawase no Jikan

Manga #250: 

About my contributions:

You may notice I've also done quite a few reccomendations. I'm currently working on building up my review count, as well. I'm also attempting to make comprehensive lists on how to get the studio badges. Because... I like badges.  

Any Other Questions:

Post a comment on my wall or find me in the forums.

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hectic3006 Oct 30, 2014

I am considering going back to the academy to get a degree as correctional officer and move up to internal affairs.

If the laser is doing the carving it would not have the same properties, just the visuals. The layered metal bar with added twist welded together with counter rotating bar and later tempered would be much durable than a solid steel block with the same tempered treatment. The automation of the whole process was what I had in mind but never mind me, I think of insane stuff. :)

If you don't know a few things about a subjet so broad it still doesn't make you pseudo-anything it's still a valid degree. 

hectic3006 Oct 30, 2014

Yes a guard, for now.

www.paul-binns-swords.co.uk/pattern_welding.htm < I just find that amazing. Your workplace sounds awesome, what do you mean pseudo-metallurgical engineering, what is pseudo about that? 

Also math-smart is legit smart, everything is math.

hectic3006 Oct 30, 2014

Hmm My story.

Was in the uni for three years becoming a teacher of chemistry and geography couldn't finish on the third year so applied for an extra year (successfully) but was drafted in the military for eight months after which returned to uni. In two months saw the downfall in jobs as a teacher and called it quits at the uni when I got a job in prison, worked a year and was sent to defense academy for a year, finished that and now I'm back in jail :D working not serving time.

At one point I got interested in blades and properties of tempered metal, can you tell me is it possible to automate pattern welding or is that something that is only possible by hand?

Also the chemistry side of me would like to know how water-like molten metal behaves? :)

/sorry for being a nosey bitch

hectic3006 Oct 29, 2014

Engineer; you must be smart then. What kind of things do you do at the steel mill? I imagine pools of molten metal like in Terminator 2.

Dealing with information is dangerous work, I like the idea.