Where it fits, is kinda simple, just post it in the AB section. The lg/sissy also works, but I think it would be better in the first section.I think you're right, I just find it difficult to start. I have some certain things that I would like to start threads for and to talk about/get input on, but I am wondering exactly which part of the forum they fit into. Also I feel a bit worried about expressing myself clearly. But it's also to do with the fact that some of the stuff that I want to talk about feels very personal and is sensitive, so I'm actually feeling a little scared of talking about it in an open forum.
And just take your time, you're in no hurry, or are you? *giggles*
I'll try to look for some threads, where you might get an idea how to write about it... I guess, I'll pm you the links, though you can't answer me, till you're established, but you can still read it, as far as I know.
I can relate to this ^_-. In the most cases I've bought my mangas, if I couldn't wait for the story, since the manga is usually way ahead, despite that some anime are also discontinued or on hold, at some point, like bleach...I don't know if I can say that I have watched too much anime, but for me it's become more an issue of wanting to watch the shows that are quality works, not just the more and more common "fanservice" anime. To me wanting to re-watch a show a second or third time is just an indication of how awesome it really is... You're asking me if I'm into manga... I could answer both yes and no to that question. I have bought a number of complete mangas, but I still find myself enjoying watching the anime rather than reading the manga, so they're basically just taking up space and looking good in the bookshelf.
And especially from my childhood, where I didn't know a word in english... The german dubbing has been discontinued a lot of times, so I ended up owning nearly all Manga from Ranma 1/2, DNAngel, and so on , besides some mixed up one's with just some chapter's from the beginning of naruto, one piece and the infamous Neko Majin Z ^_-.
Eeehh I've gone offtopic... so anyway, you're right. Who in the world would rewatch something, which they didn't like. Though if it's going above 5 times, it may be too much. ._.
The amount of Shōjo is too high! I'm just kidding, but I guess that's your favorite genre in general?As for my favorite anime(s) I would have to say that if I had to choose but ONE anime, if I had to get rid of every other anime and just keep one, then that one would be K-On! I absolutely LOVE this anime above and beyond more or less every other anime. And that's after having watched anime for all these years, and being able to single out that one anime as THE favorite. I have bought the whole show, both seasons on Bluray from the U.S, I've bought the complete manga, both Japanese edition and English, I bought both of the Live Events that they held in Japan on Bluray (imported from Japan), and if I can afford it at the end of this month I will put in an order for the complete soundtrack collection that they just released in Japan. It contains EVERY song and every instrumental piece from the show in one big box. Not cheap, but I need it.
Other than K-On! just as you mention also, I love Clannad and Clannad After Story. It's such a BEAUTIFUL story. I cried a lot watching that one, and I'm not ashamed to admit it either. Other anime that I really like would be Card Captor Sakura, Marmalade Boy, Full Moon o Sagashite, Kaleido Star, Toradora, Azumanga Daioh, To aru Kagaku no Railgun and the now running series To aru Kagaku no Railgun S. I'm also a fan of Studio Ghibli... Spirited Away and Kiki's Delivery Service, Ponyo and Whispers of The Heart.... and Grave of The Fireflies - but that last one... I watched it ONCE years ago. I bought it on DVD because it is SO beautiful and heartbreaking all at once. But I have yet to be able to sit down and watch it again. It's one of those movies you watch once, and it stays with you for the rest of your life. I don't know if I could watch it again... it was that heartbreaking. And... I've tried watching Lucky Star but I don't know if I feel a connection to it. In fact I've started trying to watch it again as recently as yesterday... And you don't have to apologize for asking me about my interests in anime and manga... I'm happy to be able to talk about this stuff as well.
Anyway, K-On is something special and still rather new, and that it's your favorite... even more. I'm always forgetting this one... don't ask me why, but it's great!
Seems like you're kinda obsessed with K-On . Are you also into other merchandise stuff, like anime figures, plushies or similar?
I don't own that much from one specific anime or manga... just some small stuff, from everyone, which I liked in the end, like some big plushy dangos ^_^.... and mostly plushies from everything, besides my old Pokémon TCG cards.
And come to think of it... which one person on earth would dare not to cry while watching Clannad? Although I also ended up crying, while watching Angel Beats and Kanon...I love Key for this.
But I also hate Clannad, just a tiny little bit, but I still do!, for being such a emotional roller coaster, especially Clannad After Story. It makes you surely enjoy the anime and "merge" with it... but it's a horrible experience to be honest. I have never suffered vicariously with anime characters, before watching Clannad.
And since you like to talk about Anime and Manga.... so what's your favorite characters, from those you mentioned? Especially from Keion!.
Why should that be nerdy... Or if it is... than I'm too, but I don't care in this case. And hey... one big benefit from being more or less polyglot, is that you wont have to deal with Alzheimer's.Yet another interest that we seem to have in common, I've always been interested in languages ever since I was a kid, and wanted to start learning english very early on. By now I speak, read and write english at a native level. When I started getting into anime and manga I wanted to learn Japanese, and tried different language courses. Then I found this online course that actually does teach you japanese well from the ground up, but of course you have to stick with it. I did pretty good in the beginning when I got started, but then along came My Little Pony and derailed everything. I just didn't keep up with the studying of it. I can write some japanese on the computer though but it's probably full of gramatical errors and stuff...
少し日本語わかります、でもほんとむずかしです。けど私が少し日本語書いています。俺の日本語わるいです。 - "Sukoshi nihongo wakarimasu (I can understand a little Japanese) demo honto muzukashi desu. (but it's really difficult). Kedo watashi ga sukoshi nihongo kaite imasu (however I can write a little japanese). Ore no nihongo warui desu (My japanese is bad.)
... something like that anyway \(^_^)/ I actually used to mess around with the Japanese version of Windows XP and Windows 7 before, and I also have two Japanese keyboards for the computer, none of which I am currently using since they are more mapped like the U.S keyboard layout with a number of extra keys to switch between Hiragana/Katakana and different kanji candidates when typing japanese. Oh well - I guess I just gave away just how much of a nerd I am ...
However, my english still has... a lot of room for improvement. But I like to use the simple excuse that I just started to learn it in the 9. grade, so with the age of 14, which is kinda late ^_-. I know a lame excuse... and I still like english, a lot, since it just sounds way different as german and my native language, french, which has been the first foreign language in our school, after that Latin and than finally english... in the 11. grade spanish too, since I've taken the "language based path" (otherwise, no latin and spanish, but therefore an emphasis on natural sciences).
And not to mention that german's have a hard time learning to pronounce "th"
Nihongo ga hotondo hanashimasen.
Nice to meet ya.
I also don't know the japanese language very well ~
Anyway, ye... I can also understand a little bit, but written only in Latin script ;_;. You can probably kill me with hiragana, katagana and kanji... I can't wrap my head around it so far, but I have to say... I've been also kinda lazy regarding this.
But as a teacher from a friend, who's studying the Japanese language, once mentioned. After years!... you can be happy if you're able to distinguish the weather from the world end in a japenese newspaper ^_-.
Ha! The japanese version of windows! That's something exciting, I know. Especially the layout already, and not to mention the wrapping. Way different how they approach their costumers. And a keyboard sounds exciting, really! Sadly I never had the chance to hold one in my hands. I've just seen some pictures and always started to wonder how the switching works...
I... understand, although I'm sorry. I still hope that you had a great childhood nonetheless!I was actually adopted from South Korea when I was a baby and being raised by Swedish parents, but I've never really felt like I belong. The feeling if I were to describe it without going into more detail would be like I don't really agree with the Swedish mentality. I feel part Swedish (of course since I grew up here), but still not identifying with other Swedes or feeling the same as them... it's a hard feeling to describe. Then part of me feels American (probably since I have had and still have a good number of American friends and spent a considerable amount of time with Americans learning english and such) and then there's the part of me that feels Korean. It's kinda strange, even though I've never been there and not having had very much contact with other Koreans I still feel there's a part of me that is Korean. So that's what I mean. I reside in Sweden and I am a Swedish citizen, but I do not identify as a Swede... I hope that answers your question...
So speaking of... that I can relate to this, more or less... I've got a friend, who's also from south korea... And simply in the end, it's where he feels at home. His parents and he of course too, tend to live also this way... culture related, and rather simply put.
Anyway, he's traveling a lot of times to Seoul especially, since he still got some relatives there. And I've been with him 2 times ^_^! It made a lot of fun, I'm anyway into travelling, but south korea is also my favorite eastern country, besides Japan. Although I have to say, that the weather is a horrible mix of rain and sunshine
Before I forget to ask... are you also Korean-speaking? Though it may be a silly question, since you've been a baby, but perhaps you're anyway interested in the language, especially since it would be your native... I think.
Furthermore... I also know this feeling if you somehow feel in the wrong place. I'm not really fond of most german attitudes, especially that in some places, where people tend to stare at you way too much... but luckily it ain't everywhere this way, since a lot cities are simply... multicultural.
So I'm not sure, if I'll stay anyway. And that's why I want to travel to Japan so badly, but.. why does it have to be so **** expensive!
And I guess, that I'd feel fine, also working related.... Probably I've adopted the german "work is serious!" mentality too well.
My gollygosh! That felt like ages writing this.