Will finally stop lurking and say hello!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Linkachu, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Linkachu

    Linkachu Completely Average High School Student

    Hello! I've been lurking Anime UK News for some time now and finally wanted to properly introduce myself. :)

    My name is Katie and I'm close friends/work with @Demelza and @Teapot on another website. While I don't live in the UK, my country of residence being Canada, I've long enjoyed reading the UK industry news, reviews, and forum discussions of Anime UK News. It's interesting seeing the various differences between the North American and UK anime/gaming markets.

    I've been a big fan of JRPGs and anime since I was a youngster. A few (and I do stress the "few") of my favourite game franchises would be the older Final Fantasy titles, Wild Arms, the Tales Of series, Pokemon, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Animal Crossing, but more recent favourite games include Fantasy Life, Yokai Watch, and Digimon Cyber Sleuth.

    Anime-wise, I grew up on Astroboy, Dragon Ball, and Ranma 1/2, but later came to love the likes of Sailor Moon, the Slayers, Tenchi Muyo, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Fushigi Yugi, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, and CCS. Nowadays my top favourites also include Fairy Tail, Soul Eater, both series of Fullmetal Alchemist, Madoka Magica, Ghost in the Shell SAC, Digimon, Gosick, the Pet Girl of Sakurasou, Shakugan no Shana, Noragami... The list goes on. ^^;

    In the past (before bills haunted my wallet) I actively bought anime and manga much more than I do now. I'll still pick up the occasional anime series that I adore/plan to rewatch or share with others (particularly my younger sisters) but for the most part I stream my shows via Crunchyroll, Netflix, or Funimation. I tend to pick up anything of interest season to season but also enjoy digging through catalogue titles, too. It's nice always having something on the back burner for when I'm waiting on my simulcasts.

    Manga-wise, I've been slowly collecting Dengeki Daisy, Soul Eater, and Pokemon Adventures, but I also read Kiss Him, Not Me and Fairy Tail via Crunchyroll's manga app. I have many light novels sitting around my bedroom but I've yet to read a single one cover to cover. I'm a terrible person.

    I think that's enough rambling. :'D
    Once again, nice to meet you all! Hopefully I can start lurking a bit less and actually join in discussions. We'll see.
  2. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    Welcome! Hope you enjoy your stay here :)
  3. Demelza

    Demelza Adventuring Alchemist AUKN Staff

    Welcome! Hopefully less lurking now, eh? ;)
  4. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav The Eagle-Eyed Member Moderator

    Welcome! The forum got a new design but it's here to stay. ;)
  5. kuuderes_shadow

    kuuderes_shadow Vampire Ninja

    I think I've seen your name on the online list a few times before. Welcome to posting, though.
  6. Lutga

    Lutga Mad Scientist

    Welcome! Always good to have fresh blood to add to the conversations - we can ramble a fair bit at times ;-)
  7. Rena Ryuugu

    Rena Ryuugu Oyashiro-Sama

    Welcome to the forums Katie, I hope you enjoy your time here :)

    I love your Lina avater, Slayers is such a awesome series. I look forward to talking to you about video games as it seems we have a lot of favourite series in common.
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  8. Rui

    Rui Karamatsu Boy Administrator

    Hello! I agree with Rena, nice avatar choice :)
  9. MrLaserSharkKH

    MrLaserSharkKH Stand User

    Welcome to the forums! :)
  10. Stiivun

    Stiivun Magical Girl

    Welcome to the forums Katie
  11. Jinjer

    Jinjer Completely Average High School Student

    hello katie!

    also, wild arms, now that's something i haven't heard about in ages
  12. Linkachu

    Linkachu Completely Average High School Student

    Thank you very much for the warm welcomes! It's really appreciated. I'm looking forward to joining in some of the various discussions here, too. :)

    @Rena Ryuugu @Rui - I salute you both! For better or worse the Slayers series stole my heart years ago and has yet to give up that #1 spot. ^^

    @Demelza - I'll do my best! :D
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