Step 1: Start watching anime.
Done and done, officially six months in the making, though by now I realize I’ve been watching anime informally ever since I was a wee lad. I do wonder if I’ll ever become another jaded, sneering anime fanboy always declaring, “Been there, done that.”
Feel free to pull a Kamina and punch the stupid outta me if I ever do.
Step 2: Write my own anime blog.
Check. Else you wouldn’t be reading this, and I wouldn’t be having so much fun! This blog has accumulated a few thousand hits in the month and a half since I debuted it. Color me tickled pink! Thank you for visiting, commenting, and pumping my ego. I hereby promise to never stick to a schedule or turn boring.
Step 3: Become a fanboy.
Check. Photographic evidence:
Picture me in awe, pawing at it the way the proto-humans of 2001: A Space Odyssey caressed the alien black monolith. Haruhi‘s as good a place as any to start an anime DVD collection, I reckon, although I am a bit disappointed that the box didn’t contain a Mikuru-chan hugging pillow. Methinks a Saturday Haruhi marathon is on the horizon… I may even *gasp* give the dub a try.
And so begins my quest to repay the anime industry for helping me break out of a bout of major depression and for entertaining me without interruption ever since. Here’s to many years of me shelling out my hard-earned dollars so you guys can continue to draw bouncing tits and space stations exploding! Domo arigato gozaimasu. Shinkuru eki? Asoko de!
Step 4: Cosplay.
Uhhhh… I have almost a full year until the next Otakuthon, so we’ll let this one simmer for a while. Already have a few costume ideas however…
Today’s Karen is: GRATEFUL