ingrey's avatar


  • Santa Barbara, Ca
  • Joined Aug 17, 2007
  • 31 / M

Of the noteworthy facts about myself that I know, one of the more significant is that I wonder about a very large number of things that don't always warrant interest or attention. To that end, I've pursued a degree in philosophy, and just recently acquired my B.A. at UCSB, with a focus on meta-ethics, and epistemology. As far as my views about the world are concerned, I'm a skeptic about value properties, an agnostic concerning the existence of a god, and someone who likes to emphasize the limits of human understanding (along the lines of david hume's epistemology).

I spend much of my time with only myself as company; a rather different state of affairs than most people are accustomed to, I suspect. Of the activities I engage in on a regular basis, reading is the one I love most. I like reading fantasy, general fiction, a variety of non-fiction, and philosophy.

I got into anime a couple years ago, but I found it surprisingly satisfying. There is great potential in anime as a medium for excellent story telling. While a lot of anime are mediocre, there are some truly extraordinary stories. So, I spend a lot of my time watching anime, hoping to find some more like Monster, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Welcome to the N.H.K., ef - a tale of memories, and Nana.

Since 99 I've played an inordinate amount of mmorpg's, everything from EQ1 to WOW to Vanguard. But I've mostly given up on computer games for now. While they can be enjoyable, there is a lot of tedium involved and, ultimately, they just leave me feeling a little hollow.

I like to run. I like how it feels to push myself, and just keep going until my muscles ache and my heart is pounding rapidly. So, I try to run at least 4 days a week.

I also love to write fiction. I intend to write a novel at some point - when I feel motivated enough and have sufficient free time. Once I've settled down I will devote more effort to this end.

Update: I haven't been on Anime Planet for a long time, but I've been watching anime. Right now I'm scheduled to start teaching in April of 2010 in Japan at a junior high school; next fall I start my Masters in Applied Linguistics, which I will complete while residing in Japan. I like the community here, but I'm not sure I'll have time to be active on these boards. I wish you all luck.

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Nayume816 says...

hi I joined couple days ago hope we can become a good friend^^ hope u dont mind me adding u^^

Feb 28, 2011
Aitheria says...

Hi :),

  I like your profile.  I am so jealous that you are in Japan! :D  I hope you are having a great time.  I see that you like fantasy novels.  I recommend that you read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.  I read a lot (fantasy, fiction, mystery, thrillers, historical fiction, etc.) and The Name of the Wind is my favorite fantasy novel.  It really pulls you into the story and I love the way it is written.  There is a Japanese translation if you prefer.


May 29, 2010
wolfangel87 says...

Haven't heard from you in a while!!!  How have you been?

Jul 13, 2009
VivisQueen says...

*VivisQueen misses ingrey*

Jul 4, 2009
KiraRin says...

So nice to see someone else love Nana! Most people I recommended it to said it was too much like a soap opera... which I guess in a way is true. Then again, I did like the Bold and the Beautiful ;P


You're so lucky to be able to go and live and work in Japan. The closest I'm hoping to get is to go there for my honeymoon! Hope you've saved up to pay for the excess baggage that will be inevitable on the way home ^^



Jan 26, 2009