About Keriakuone of us since 5:20 AM on 10.10.2007
I pretty much learned to read from Final Fantasy 4 and subtitled Sailor Moon movies. Or atleast those are the two things that stick out in my mind. Now, 13 years later, I'm starting university out for Philosophy and Math, and hoping to start taking Japanese (life goal, here). I'm big on metaphysics and consciousness, being pretty much all I think about 60-70% of the time. Following from that my favourite series' are Umineko no Naku Koro ni, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. They all touch of these things in varying degress and ways and I would looooooooove to find people to discuss this stuff with. Pretty much why I'm here. Other then that I spend a lot of my waking time absorbing anime (watching, thinking about, reading news; all summed up in one nice little word), school and partying.
To get more specific, some of my favourite games are Final Fantasy 6, 8 and 13, Shadow Hearts (really should replay this), Suikoden 2, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (Noctune and Digital Devil Saga are pretty wonderful as well, though), The World Ends With You and ICO. I like survival horror, despite never actually getting past a 2nd or 3rd boss in any of them. Fatal Frame and Silent Hill satisfy my story needs.
As probably obvious from my list, I pretty much only play RPGs, and JRPGS at that. I'm most definitely in it for characters, plot and setting. I also crave leveling up. Something I've recently realized is that I really enjoy fantasy settings that are detailed in their world and reality, such as NIER, Kingdom Hearts and Ar Tonelico. They get into the small details that create the reality out of the fantasy, and I've noticed this is something that Japan does very well. Another reason why I'm loooooooooving the direction that Final Fantasy as a whole is heading with Versus, Type-0 and 13/13-2. Make it happen faster!
Some of my favourite anime series are Revolutionary Girl Utena, Cardcaptor Sakura, Puella Magi Magica Madoka, AIR, Toradora!, Lucky Star, Mnemosyne, Sailor Moon, Code Geass and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (though I don't regard it as such anymore, being a sound novel, the anime started my love for everything. EVERYTHING). I love anime aesthetically and with the kinds of stories the medium tells. My goal is to have a respectable number of artbooks I can show off and enjoy at my leisure as I get older. Posters and figures will come and go, especially in amounts displayed, but artbooks I will keep forever. They are wonderful.
Here's something fun and exciting. A mental activity I like doing for TV shows (mostly only watch anime though, but for the odd episode of Family Guy as well) is to imagine the perspective of all the characters. What they must be thinking in relation to the other characters in any given situations. It adds weight and depth and sometimes it's hillllllaaaaaarious. Other then that, I truly believe that pretty much any piece of fiction can be x10 more enjoyable if you going into it looking for what it's actually presenting and trying to show, rather then what you tihnk you're seeing or what to experience. (coughfinalfantasy13cough) And that goes for everything. There is personal tastes, but there are very few things that are objectively bad.
If anyone would ever be down for a nice little or lengthy discussions on the topics of consciousness, mataphysics, higher dimensions, time, the meaning of life (just took a course on it!) and/or all of the above in any anime or video games, please contact me, kthx :). Doubly, triply so if you want to talk about Umineko in particular. That would make me very, very happy.
Sweet, I'm hoping to have rewarding time here. Hit me up!