Im a girl from Norway who have watched Anime since she was about 12 years old. I discovered it on Gaia Online when they had the "Cinema" feature and people could add their own stuff.
That way i ended up discovering Karin the Chibi vampire, Chobits and Elfen Lied.
My taste have changed alot over the years. When i started i loved Elfen Lied because it was bloody and violent. But now i cant stand watching it again.
I used to hate Mecha till i saw Code Geass.
I was a huge "Ecchi" lover. Till i was sick of pantyshots and wanted more story.
I rejected everything with the sports tag. Until i discovered Chihayafuru and loved it.
There was alot of tags i just, NOPE. Which I today, love.
So far its been almost 10 years of watching anime.
Ive had periods of time where i just couldnt watch anything. And then i got into the periods where i binge watched everything.
I both hate and love Anime for taking up so much of my time. It made me into the person i am today. A person who loves cosplay, conventions and japanese street fashion.
I dont think i would have ever found myself if i didnt watch anime. But because i found it, i am greatful!