To be interviewed:
1. You leave a comment in this entry, saying that you are willing to answer 6 questions.
2. I post the questions.
3. You put the questions and the answers in your journal.
4. You include these instructions in your entry.
5. You ask questions to anyone who wants to be interviewed.
1. How did you become interested in anime?
I can't give you a specific time, or even a year.. I've always loved animation. My main introduction to anime happened around 1998 or so - at the time I knew I liked anime, owned a few tapes, had seen a few movies.. but hadn't gotten into downloading any. I was at my dad's, he was browsing various FTPs, I had heard the title "Love Hina" before, but had no idea what it was about - I asked him to download it, he did, we watched the first episode together. I hadn't laughed that much for ages.
And now I can't stand that particular series. Damn harem anime
Trigun, too, helped get me into anime - watched the first four episodes at a convention and fell in love all over again.
2. How and when did you create your first journal?
If you mean blog, then that'd be my old deadjournal, summer of 2002. Then all my friends migrated to livejournal, and with my friendspage there empty, I reluctantly followed.
I've been more or less regularly journaling (in private books) since my early teens. I cringe whenever I re-read the stuff I wrote back then.
3. Your one favorite anime of all time.
That's cruel, asking for just one. :P
I think I might say Hunter X Hunter. Out of currently ongoing ones, definitely Naruto, I also follow Yakitate!! Japan and Bleach.
Planetes has a special place in my heart. Azumanga Daioh, Slayers (all three seasons), Now and then, here and there (ima, soko ni iru boku), Revolutionary girl Utena and Fullmetal Alchemist are also very good.
4. Name one of your dreams that came true.
Well, the summer before last, I dreamt that the ice cream van came, and the same day, it did.. (but I knew that was going to happen, which is why I dreamt about it)
I, uh, can't remember any others right now.. not sure if I even had any.. I think I've had a couple.
5. Your favorite holiday %)
I don't have any special attachment to any holidays.. I guess I'll say Thanksgiving (which isn't celebrated in Norway), since I got to celebrate it in 2003, and had a very good time.
6. Why tea? Why not coffee, or... alcoholic drinks? %)
Ah, a very good question. That green tea is very popular in Japan may be the reason I tried it, but I wouldn't have continued drinking it if I didn't honestly like it.
I involuntarily tried coffee once, and hated it. Some time I'll give it a fair chance, but not now, and I'd worry about becoming so addicted that I wouldn't be able to wake up in the mornings without it. Plus I can't stand the smell. Few things revolt me as much as coffee breath.
And alcohol is.. well.. too expensive. I do drink sometimes, but not with any kind of habit. Plus my paternal grandfather was an alcoholic, it may be that I am genetically predisposed to alcoholism. So I'm being careful. I also can't drink alcohol at work. :P Tea is great like that.
And while I can't deny that I have become addicted to tea.. I can function without. I go to work without my morning tea once or twice a week, because I'm too tired to make it in the morning. :P
It gives me a sense of well-being, it's also healthy.. and I see tea, particularly loose leaf tea, to be a lot more "classy" or exclusive than coffee. Everyone drinks coffee here, it seems.. Norway is one of the most coffee-consuming nations of the world.. It could easily be that I want to be different, but I do dislike coffee independently of what others may think.
And the flavors - there are so many different ones to explore. Even when it comes to pure tea (no flavoring added), they have their unique taste.
And now I'm going to bed. It's quite late and I'm tired..