Hello there. Welcome to my world of Random Thoughts. In this world I’ll be posting stuff about anime and manga. Not to mention various other topics. I may post the occasional music video every now and than. And from time to time, I’ll just talk about my life in general. But first, here are a few things about me.

I was born an only child, for one thing. Originally I was planning to go into art professionally, but recently I’ve been more inclined towards writing. I still do the occasional wallpaper every now and then though, and I also still draw a little. But much of my energy these days goes into writing fan fiction. I’ve also recently become interested in archive and library work, which is something I’ve discovered I’m good at. Finally, like most people on the Internet, I like cats.

Favorite Anime/Manga

Yu-Gi-Oh!, Sailor Moon, Tokyo Mew Mew, Card Captor Sakura, Vampire Princess Miyu, Dragon Ball Z, Code Geass, Digimon (Adventure and Tamers), Pokemon (Misty era), Gundam SEED, Strawberry Panic, Rideback, Full Metal Panic, Slayers, Psyren, El Cazador de la Bruja, Sword Art Online, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Yurikuma Arashi, Kill la Kill, Parasyte: The Maxim, One Punch Man, and Mob Psycho 100.

Other Anime/Manga I Like

Buso Renkin, Gurren Lagann, InuYasha, Kannazuki no Miko, Shattered Angels, Bleach, Naruto, Durarara!!, Spice and Wolf, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, Dragonaut: The Resonance, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Trinity Blood, Blue Gender, Eden of the East, Last Exile, Soul Eater, Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040, Space Dandy, Black Lagoon, Citrus, Riddle Story of Devil, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Favorite TV Shows

Original Star Trek, Star Trek the Next Generation, Star Trek Deep Space 9, Star Trek Voyager, Magnum P.I., Numbers, Shark, The Simpsons, The West Wing, Hawaii Five-O (Remake), NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, NCIS New Orleans, Blue Bloods, Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, Leverage, The Mentalist, Elementary, MASH, Bones, The Red Green Show, Almost Human, Rizzoli & Isles, Scorpion, and Sherlock.

Other TV Shows I Like

Murder She Wrote, Simon & Simon, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Powerpuff Girls, The Closer, Major Crimes, Columbo, Matlock, Futurama, JAG, The Rockford Files, Unforgettable, Emergency, Mysteries at the Museum, Castle, Covert Affairs, Alias, Due South, Nash Bridges, Body of Proof, Longmire, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, It Takes a Thief, Frasier, Home Improvement, and Last Man Standing.

Favorite Movies

Summer Wars, Short Circuit, The Abyss, The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid Part II, Tron, Tron: Legacy, Highlander, The Ghost and the Darkness, Dark Shadows, Ghostbusters, Twister, Apollo 13, Alien, Aliens, Predator, Predator 2, The Martian, Rocky (1-3), Creed, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Iron Man (1-3), Original Star Wars Trilogy, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, Star Trek (The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, The Voyage Home, The Undiscovered Country), Star Trek Next Generation (First Contact, Insurrection, Nemesis), and the Star Trek Reboot Films (Star Trek, Into Darkness).

Favorite Musical Groups/Artists

Phil Collins (and Genesis), Journey, Styx, Boston, Queen, Heart, Meat Loaf, Billy Joel, John Denver, Survivor, Chicago (and Peter Cetera), and Josh Groban.

In addition to being a fairly good wallpaper artist, I'm also a fan fiction writer who's written quite a few stories on FanFiction.Net. To check those stories out, CLICK HERE

That’s pretty much all you need to know about me. I'm not sure how often I'll post something here, but I'll try to as often as I can. In the meantime, I hope you all enjoy visiting.

Now I Know Why

Hey everyone. Just a few moments ago, I read another edition of the Anime News Network's Answerman column that talked about why American cartoons done in an anime style don't really feel like anime. That's something I've often wondered about myself when watching an anime-style show like Avatar: The Last Airbender. Just what is that indefinable quality that Western attempts to make an anime-esqu series seem to be missing. This latest article has finally answered that question for me, so I've decided to post a link to the article so that anyone else who's wondered about this can read it.

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I guess I'v never really thought about the animation techniques used by Japanese animators being that quality that Western attempts at replicating anime are lacking. It is pretty easy for a skilled artist to replicate anime character designs, but I guess that the actual animation techniques are really something else all together.

A Word of Warning

Hi everyone. I thought I should do a public service and warn everyone about something that's recently happened to me on Minitokyo, because if it's happened to me it could probably happen to anyone. So a couple of times yesterday I was browsing t...

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Finishing Unfinished Business

Ladies and gentlemen, BTO! Hello again everyone. Just thought I'd take some time ...

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Crunchyroll Issues

Hi everyone. Just wanted to do a quick update concerning the post I did yesterday evening. I decided to try one more time to watch that anime episode of Crunchyroll. This time I tried watching the episode on Chrome again, and like before I got a message saying that a plugin called Shockwave Flash wasn't working. So I asked my dad what Shockwave Flash was, and he told me that it was just another Adobe product that would work on my computer. I downloaded and installed Shockwave Flash, restarted my computer, went back to Crunchyroll yet again… same thing happened. Everything just froze up when I got to that first cluster of ads.

So it's really starting to look like it's a problem on Crunchyroll's end and not an issue with my computer. In the end, downloading that other player was just kind of a waste of time. At least it hasn't seemed to have made anything worse though.

That's pretty much all there is to report on this problem at the moment. For right now, I'm going to try and get some more work on a fanfic. Until next time.

Not in a Great Mood Right Now

Hi everyone. Just wanted to do a quick post to vent about a negative turn that my afternoon has taken. So for the past few weeks I've been going to Crunchyroll to stream this new anime called Izetta: The Last Witch. I should mention at this point that I don't have a premium account on Crunchyroll, so I pretty much have to watch each episode a week after it comes out and I have to sit through ads.

Well, I went to watch the previous week's episode earlier this afternoon. The actual episode started to play just fine, but then when I got to that first cluster of ads everything just froze up! I tried using a different browser, and then I tried updating my flash player. Nothing I did helped. It's like there's some video in that first cluster of ads that my computer just doesn't like. So I'm pretty much out of luck at the moment where this anime series is concerned. It really sucks because I had really started to get into this anime. I wonder if anyone else who doesn't have a premium account is having this problem?