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Trakand

Trakand is the ultimate VAMPIRE OTAKU PERV~ who loves guns, motorcycles, fast cars, hot chicks, and anything nerdy or pervy. However he is an elite when it comes to fanservice; it must be of high quality and artfully done. OR HE WILL DISAPPROVE.

Top 5 Waifus: Konata from Lucky Star, Haruhi from Haruhi, Revy from Black Lagooon, Mao and Chidori from Full Metal Panic. Tsundere goodness, oh yeah baby~

*Ahem* Now here is Trakand’s original post about himself:

I would like to consider myself relatively well-rounded.  I am a Columbia University graduate with a B.S. in Biology, a B.A. in English, and a minor in Computer Science.  I was originally slated to go to the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, but decided to take a few years off to pursue my dreams of working on films.

My introduction to anime started with airing of Sailor Moon back on Cartoon Network when I was young.  Not a glorious start, but it made me aware of the genre of anime as being separate from American cartoons.  My subsequent exposure to Yu-gi-oh, Dragon Ball Z, Digimon, Pokemon, Tenchi Muyo, and Yu Yu Hakusho continued to diminish my opinion of the genre.  (At some point, somebody should have pointed out to execs of American television broadcast channels that the shows were terrible and much better series could be found.)  Upon entering high school, I went tentatively to Anime Club, and members voted to see was Rurouni Kenshin: Trust and Betrayal.  That was the beginning of the end.  I enjoy a wide variety of genres in anime, with the only ones I stay away from being extreme fan service anime just because of how tasteless and pandering it is.

I have been a lover of books from a young child.  A less than ideal childhood led to a policy of escapism within the library.  When I was nine, I was introduced to a graduate of Oxford who would later become my mentor.  Under his influence, I began to consume all of the classics, so my general trend in literature is still towards anything roughly before the 1940s.  I will review the occasional oddball modern work if it is Umberto Eco, Salman Rushdie, or a book a friend recommends highly.

I wish I had more time for games, but what with everything else in my life, this tends to be the one area that falls short.  When I do have the time, I occasionally dabble in MMOs, my favorite to date being Atlantica Online, despite liking Eve and Ragnarok quite a bit.  I enjoy RPGs as well, with my favorite game of all being Diablo (When D3 is released, I will probably be dead to the world for a few months.  Having played the beta, I can assure you it’s amazing).  I like console games, but I have limited exposure to them due to having my consoles and TV stolen from me by a particularly vengeful ex.  Primarily though, I play old computer games that I have loved in the past: Titan Quest, Age of Wonders, Black and White, Elder Scrolls, Neverwinter Nights, Baldur’s Gate, and Worms.

I was raised primarily on old black and white movies, with the exception of a few newer ones such as Out of Africa and Annie — overall, still very old movies.  The two movies that gave me dreams of working in the film industry were Schindler’s List and Now, Voyager.  My very first rated R movie was The Client, and it gave me nightmares for two years.  As a result, I stay away from horror, so don’t ask me about the Saw series.  Eventually in high school, I was introduced to Fight Club, The Usual Suspects, and Office Space, which eventually interested me in more recent films.  Dating a film buff eventually drove me into the indie film world, so I now watch, recommend, and will review movies of all different time periods and genres, minus horror.

^^ You should see Trakand when he’s scared

 

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