The Miko's Closet
All right, kids, this is where you actually get to find out about me, the insane mind behind this shrine, as well as any questions you may have pertaining to the site as a whole. I'll probably be adding more information about me as time goes on, so don't bug me about it, all right? (If you can't tell from the page/section names, I've named almost all of them after places on the ship. I chose the closet for this because they probably wouldn't know where else to put someone as insane as I am. :P)
Q: How old are you?
A: I'm 22.
Q: Are you single/dating/whatever?
A: At the time I last updated this page (December 2002) . . . I'm taken! Most people on AnimeMech and Gundamwatch know by whom too, though I think he'd prefer to keep a low profile about this. So don't even think of hitting on me either way; I don't think he'd like that very much.
Q: Ooookay then. So what do you do for a living?
A: I work a mundane part-time retail job that pays $6 an hour and is pure hell during the major holidays. It's better than nothing, at least. Other than that and the mod positions at AM/GWatch/Omega-Psi, I really don't have much of a life.
Q: So is this true what I hear, that you're the so-called Gundam X expert?
A: Well, since no one else really seems to specialize in GX knowledge in the all-around Gundam community, I guess that's what I would be considered then, huh? *shrug* I don't claim to know everything, but if even someone like Mark Simmons (THE Gundam fan of the English-speaking world . . .) calls me "the well-known Gundam X fan" (the proof is right at the bottom of this page in the remnants of the former Gundam Project site), that has to say something about my status in the Gundam community. I'm trying not to let that go to my head though. Really. ^_^;;
Q: . . . Uh-huh. So have you, like, seen any of the other Gundam series out there then?
A: Of course I have! Actually, I've seen at least a little bit of every Gundam series, OAV, and movie out there (except for G-Saviour, which everyone is telling me to avoid like the plague :P). I've seen all of Gundam Wing/Endless Waltz, G Gundam, and Turn A Gundam, most of the Mobile Suit Gundam series and all three parts of the movie trilogy, all of 08th MS Team, 0083, and 0080, all of Char's Counterattack and Gundam F91, just over half of Zeta Gundam (already my favorite Universal Century series), and a tiny smattering of Gundam ZZ and V Gundam, not to mention that I'm keeping up with the new Gundam SEED as well. And of course, it kinda goes without saying that I've seen Gundam X several times over already. :P
Q: Got any favorite non-Gundam anime as well?
A: Sure do! I tend to prefer mecha and/or action-type series, so two of my top favorites are Vision of Escaflowne and Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 (I also like the original BGC too, but I've only seen a little bit of that so far). Ronin Warriors/Yoroiden: Samurai Troopers has also been a long-time favorite of mine, and I've got a soft spot for Trigun and Evangelion as well, not to mention Shamanic Princess and Nadesico as two of my newest favorites. I usually don't like sitcom-type anime, but the various Tenchi Muyo! series are a bit of a guilty pleasure. And Mononoke Hime ranks as one of my most favorite movies of all time, animated or live-action. I'd be watching more, but I'm fickle when it comes to certain types of anime. In terms of non-anime, I'm a long-time Power Rangers fan, and I've also been getting into sentai and the various Kamen Rider series.
Q: Is there any way I can get a hold of you through IM?
A: Well, I do have AIM, but the screen names I currently use are usually set up so that only people on my buddy list can see when I'm online, so if you're not already on my list, well, you're probably out of luck. I have ICQ too, but I usually keep that on Invisible because I don't want morons spamming me with annoying porn ads and whatnot, and I don't use that as often as AIM either. Sorry, but I value my privacy. The best way to talk to me would probably be on the AM/GWatch/OP message boards, as I spend a lot of time there and will usually answer any GX-related question thrown my way (on GWatch, of course) to the best of my ability.
Q: Can I contribute anything to the shrine?
A: Of course! If you've got any scans or whatever that I don't have and would like to donate them, go right ahead and send them over! I'm also accepting any GX-related fanfics or fan art, so don't be afraid to send those on over too.
Q: Are ya ever gonna do anything about those mecha and character profiles?
A: Yeah, yeah, I'll get around to it one of these days, since they want me to do GX character profiles at Gundamwatch once they start covering GX as well. I'm just terribly lazy and a born procrastinator to boot. ~_~ I'm pondering allowing people to contribute character profiles where applicable, as long as they're good, but I haven't decided yet.
Q: Anything else?
A: Not right now. Now run along and look at the rest of the site! That's what it's there for! :P