Anime/manga lifer. I hoped somehow I would get to stay out of the whole mess, but ended up head over heals in love with it as a teenager. My teenage days are over, yet still anime/manga is a guilty, laid back hobby for me. ^_^ I also acquired an avid interest in Japanese culture, music, history, and art as a side effect of finding anime, and would say I am even more so engrossed by those than anime/manga.
My tastes run mainly to horror and anything mysterious that gets my imagination going. I like stories with substance and depth. Once in awhile I can tolerate more cutesy stuff, but it isn't a favorite. I have a soft spot for psychotic and weird characters. :P Also, shoujo ai is a guilty pleasure. <3
I currently am currently learning Japanese in earnest by taking classes and studying on my own. Other interests I have are art(I love to do complex ink drawings), video games(supernatural and horror are favs), Reading, Nature, Music, and many other things I've somehow blanked out about at the moment.
I would be very happy to talk to others and get to know some of you! Don't be surprised if I randomly add a few of you based on shared tastes.