1. My Twitter is @Owningmatt93. I talk about whatever, but it’s mostly anime and games.
2. I have a BS degree in Digital Forensics and Information Assurance (not anime, sorry folks).
3. I currently fansub for an English subtitle group, DameDesuYo (On IRC Rizon, I’m Owningmatt93).
4. I have a MAL and a Kitsu that I keep regularly updated, if you wanna judge my poor life choices in real time.
Heyo, I’m Owningmatt93, AKA Matt. You probably have already realized that, but hey, now you know for sure! One mystery solved! Anyway…
I’d say my anime history is a bit more unique from many other people if only solely because I never watched much anime growing up, minus the occasional episode of Pokemon or Yugioh. I tried to get into anime several times during high school and it never seemed to really strike me as something I’d like, even after trying some general shows that people loved like Naruto or Haruhi Suzumiya. However, during my college years (about 2012), I ended up watching K-ON!! through a series of bizarre events and massively enjoyed every second of it. The rest is pretty much history.
Most anime that I enjoy watching and have watched are series that are newer, solely because of the fact that I’m newer to anime and older series have a particular style and feel to them that I’ve never been able to relate to easily. On top of that, genres that I enjoy such as drama, romance, and heavy plot-centric stories are much easier to find in newer anime, if only because of the sheer volume of series.
Because of my history with anime, my views on series and particular uses of elements within anime are much different than many others within the community. Therefore, many posts and analyses I write will be based around analyzing community discussions within the medium and examining them from a viewpoint that may have yet to be considered. I feel that looking at an idea from a new angle helps us as viewers of a medium understand why each of us holds specific opinions and also opens the discussion to others unfamiliar with a particular topic. This is why many posts that I write may seem controversial or heavily opinionated, but the goal is to generate a discussion within the community and encourages others to examine ideas from different angles as well.
Other topics I may discuss are subtitle presentation and perception, otaku subculture, and similar “meta” content.
Hope you enjoy whatever content I end up writing about, and feel free to contact me to suggest any ideas you might have!
The worst I’ll do is make bad puns, I promise.