mochi: myself, dressed up fancy and being silly/cute at a train station (Default)
For the sake of getting to know all of you reading my journal, here's a meme from [personal profile] hatman!

Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along.

The ones he picked for me and my answers follow!

1. d&d: I started playing Dungeons & Dragons when I was ten. My babysitter and her husband (who at that point were more like friends than people taking care of me) taught me and two other kids she looked after how to play. It became one of our favorite passtimes, and I always remember it as the most fun I had during the years we played together. Once I started high school, we didn't play anymore, and I've missed it terribly. I've played with some people at college, but we always run out of time with classes and everything else. Hopefully I'll have a regular group again some day.

2. millennium actress: An anime directed by Satoshi Kon. I first saw it on a day I was home sick from school. I felt really terrible, so my dad took me to rent a movie so I could just sit on the couch and relax. I picked Millennim Actress because I liked the cover... and then proceeded to watch it once with subtitles, and I loved it so much that I immediately put it back in to watch it without subs. My dad came home from work half way through, so we started it again from the beginning. So, I watched it 2.5 times in one day, and since that have bought it and watched it countless times more. I also watched it on my first date with my boyfriend.

3. peach juice: Peach juice! It's so yummy! I don't know what more to say... hehe. I really like it. Peach necar is really strong, but nice mixed with other things.

4. costumes: I've always liked costumes as long as I can remember. My mother and I would make a halloween costume for me every other year, and then I would wear it 2 years in a row. In high school I started making one each year. I also put together some costumes for rennaisance faires starting around middle school. Then I found some friends who were into cosplay and realized that costumes didn't have to be just for halloween and renn faires! Since then I've made lots and lots and lots of costumes. I think it's one of the most fun things ever. When I'm in a costume, I can be whoever I want, and I feel a certain kind of freedom to be more wild and interesting than my normally more reserved self. Kind of like being on the internet!

5. purple: My favorite color. I also like green, and the two together make a nice combination. I died part of my hair purple a few times. I also have a lot of purple clothes.

6. R. Scott Bakker: R. Scott Bakker is a fantasy author from Canada. I really like his style. I like his The Second Apocalypse series (see below) better than his book Neuropath, but Neuropath still had some interesting ideas. I'd like to see what he'd come up with if he wrote philosophy.

7. The Second Apocalypse: A very loooong series by R. Scott Bakker (see above). It's a fantasy series set in Earwa, which rather obviously parallels certain parts of real world geography and history, but with magic and prophets. The series is incredibly disturbing, and perhaps belongs partly in the horror genre as well as fantasy, but despite how much it disturbs me I can't stop reading! I am fascinated by the world and the characters Bakker has created, and his writing is of top quality (aside from a few overused phrases, like "the darkness came swirling down," which he seems to use every freaking time someone is killed. hmm.)


p.s. Look! Adorable robot! http://www.tweenbots.com/
Thanks to [personal profile] sky for sharing that one. ^_^

Intro Post

  • Apr. 17th, 2009 at 1:36 AM
mochi: myself, dressed up fancy and being silly/cute at a train station (Default)
Hello, Dreamwidth! I have arrived! Thanks go to [personal profile] qi for sending me the invite.

Intro time!

You can call me K, ケリー or Mochi.
  • K is an abbreviation for my first name, which I use as my name for all creative endeavors, such as drawing, animation, and writing.
  • ケリー is my name as pronounced in Japanese.
  • Mochi is a Japanese rice snack. It became my nickname as an extension of the name Mo. Mo was my nickname thanks to a summer camp friend; hers was Bunny. It turned to Mochi thanks to my boyfriend, who thinks Mo isn't cute enough alone. Luckily, I think mochi are tasty.
If you come up with another nickname you think is suitable, run it by me and maybe it'll stick.

Some basics: I'm 20 years old, female, studying Japanese and Visual/Media Art at Bennington College, currently on a term abroad in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan. In the future, I'm aiming for a career somewhere in the movie/TV area.

I like to learn languages and travel. Current count of languages studied is at 4 (if you count Latin). Count of countries visited is somewhere in the area of 12. Although I live in Japan right now, I'll be moving back to the USA in late May.

I like comics, fantasy, sci-fi, magical realism, alternative fiction, computers, and a vast expanse of music. Current fandoms include Doctor Who, R. Scott Bakker's The Second Apocalypse series, Final Fantasy, David Mack's Kabuki, Twin Peaks, Satoshi Kon's Paprika and Millennium Actress, and Boston Legal. Past fandoms that I still like include Cowboy Bebop, Harry Potter, Bleach, Mei-chan no Shitsuji, Firefly, Last Exile, and Gokusen.

I am looking to make new friends over here on Dreamwidth, and to find people who are fun to interact with, and be creative with. Especially I'd like to meet people who might be interested in collaborating on comics/books/video/animation.

I'd also like to meet people who speak my foreign languages! So, if you speak Japanese, Spanish, Italian, or Latin (maybe?), come talk to me! Similarly, if you are learning English as a foreign language, I'll be happy to talk with you, and we can share our experiences.

If you think I've left something out, or have any questions (related or otherwise), leave a comment. ^_^

See you around!