Now it is my turn to tell you my story on how I became Anime Angel, an Otaku/Geek. My story may not be an exciting one but I hope it answers all of your questions about who, what, when, where, why and how I became who I am today.
Ready for the Game
I started on my journey to nerdiness and otakuness with video games believe it or not. My mother had game systems starting from Sega Genesis, Game Boy Advance, to Playstation 1. After a time, the systems kept piling up such as Nintendo 64, Gamecube, and Playstation 2. Then there was the era of handhelds. I have a regular Gameboy Advance, (2 actually since my mom gave me hers), Gameboy Advance Sp, then Psp, and the old and new Nintendo DS. Yeah pretty much I have a arcade in my house. (I used to have a Dreamcast but we gave it away, oh well). Then as we get to this day and age, I got a Wii, and an Xbox 360. So really my game obsession started at home. Thank you mother!
"Hey these aren't cartoons".
I was about 6 or 7 years old when I first started getting into anime. The biggest program I used to watch every weekend was Toonami. Mind you, I thought these were all cartoons. I never placed them into categories yet. Some of the shows on Toonami such as DBZ, Sailor Moon (even had the Sailor Moon movies), Rurouni Kenshin, and Yu Yu Hakusho. I also remember watching a little bit of The Big O and Cowboy Beebop. As I gotten older and Toonami got more popular, so did the shows. Soon new shows started popping up such as Zatch Bell (one of my favs), Rave Master, One Piece, and Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (yes it was a show. It was something like Sgt. Frog today. You know crazy plots and crazy characters you'll probably get lost at the beginning of a series). As time progressed, Naruto started to show up and I was completely hooked from the first episode. This was when I was about 12. This is also when Adult Swim opened my eyes to other anime I love like Bleach and Fullmetal Alchemist. Now that I'm becoming older, new anime and genres became known to me such as shojo and dare I say yaoi. (For the record I am will not be a yaoi fangirl anytime soon). I also remember starting to read manga I believe when I was in 5th grade. I enjoyed it ever since.
I LUV ANIME!!!!!!!!!
The thing that I love most about anime is that there are so many different types of it. Anime is different than most shows on t.v. In my opinion anime is better than most t.v shows. They show so many aspects of daily lives, but also they have shows that make you laugh and think. Anime can combine aspects that we normally wouldn't pick up on. For example, for Ouran High School Host Club is mostly a silly, sweet show. However if you watch it more closely, the characters and storyline is more deeper than you would have first thought. Another reason I luv anime is how it tells a story. Its different than what we're used to and also I luv the animations and artwork (thats also why I luv drawing it too).
Most of my friends who I hang around with are Otakus as well. My family is totally clueless about it and believe I'll get over it. Although they really don't mind at all. Other than that the people I talk to and hang around with are either Otakus, or has some clue or no clue about it but are cool with it. My friends and I always talked about anime and if some of my friends didn't know what the heck I was talking about, I either explained it or move to a subject they understand. I have such deep conversations with my friends especially one that is like a sister to me. We carry out such deep conversations about anything anime or game related. For instance on of my favorite game saga is Kingdom Hearts. We talk about almost every character in that series and how things would be in one scenario than the other. Its also the same with anime. It's totally fine with me because I'm happy I have people who except me for me.
"Here Today, Otaku Forever"
Well here you are. I'll probably continue be an Otaku for as long as I can. I hope this sheds light on who I am and how I became Anime Angel! Any other questions you want to ask, leave it in the comments below. Thanks guys for all your love and support! Anime Rules!!!!!!!!!!