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1) What makes you a(n) [geek or otaku]?
I’m not a hardcore geek or otaku, but I do consider myself a little of both. The beauty about being one is that you don’t have to be the most obsessive Trekkie or develop hikikomori tendencies to consider yourself as such. Experiencing the culture in your own way will help you understand what it’s truly about. You begin to learn and appreciate it for what it is. The most liberating feeling is when you begin to realize that you like what these cultures have to offer, and perhaps you’re turning into one of them. Wait, is this what coming out of the closet is like?
Anyway, I appreciate both geek and otaku culture. I realized it way back when — playing my Street Fighter and my Final Fantasy 6, and watching my M.A.S.K., my Nausicaa, my Power Rangers, and yes, my Dragon Ball. Most of the categories we cover on this site, I’ve either been there, done that, or am still there… all except comics and manga. Maybe I just have a reading problem? I’m more of a little screen/big screen junkie. I love film and anime, mostly. Even better when it’s combined. I’m also a sports geek. Um, does that count, too?
2) Zombie invasion will hit your town in t-minus 24 hours: What will you do?
First thing I would do is to go find my best friend and long time crush, both of which, ironically, are dating each other, and the three of us go find shelter — preferably atop a roof of some kind. On the way there, we develop zombie-smashing skills we never thought we had and plow our way towards our destination. In our roof shelter, my best friend would reveal to us that he was bitten by one of those undead fiends, and would request that I end his life before he turns into one of them. I will pretend to weigh heavily on this “dilemma,” but eventually decide to smash his head in like a watermelon. Dude, it’s a no-brainer — I get the girl I’ve always wanted for myself. Sure, I would have to put up with some emo bitching for a bit, but it’ll pay its dividends later on.
Anyway, eventually my longtime crush, a.k.a. the now ex-girlfriend of my deceased best friend, and I will meet up a with a person who is somehow an exceptional swordsman, another person who can build guns from scratch, and another one who is a freaking brainiac, and no stupid zombie can touch us. Did I mention that the women I’m with are all well-endowed? It’s a damn good life. Kill zombies, travel the world, and hang out with hot chicks all day.
(All of this is original, btw. Definitely not describing a zombie anime.)
If our resources begin to deplete, I would take the advice of an old friend who used to boast that should a zombie invasion strike, you should head to some woods somewhere. “The woods are the utopia of safety” he would beam. Or something like that. ;)
3) You will be banished to a deserted island and can only bring 3 items: Which 3 will you bring?
Well, the first 2 I would definitely bring are the oh-so-reliable Gilligan’s Island and Lost DVDs. If watching them ever taught me anything, it’s that swift rescue is always just around the corner.
Wait. What? Sigh. Just pass me the senet board.
4) You just moved into a neighborhood inhabited by a bunch of fictional characters (anime, manga, comics, games, tv, film, etc.):
a. Who would you borrow sugar from?
Lt. Sharon Valerii from Battlestar Galactica. I just need a reason to come over.
b. Who would you ask to babysit the kids?
Chiyo from Azumanga Daioh. She’s a kid herself, but she strikes me as the most reliable little kid on Earth.
c. Whose wi-fi do you steal?
Bruce Wayne. He probably would have the fastest internet this side of Gotham. Hmm, but he probably would have an impenetrable wireless protection.
d. Who’s your BFF?
Vash from Trigun. We share the same desires in this unforgiving world: LOVE and PEACE. <3
e. Whose Facebook invite do you not accept?
There are lots to name… but Mr. Resetti from Animal Crossing, enjoy Friend Request limbo with the rest of the bums.
5) Five Words: Typos ruin everything. Even relationships.