My name is Noel.
I wonít be Captain Obvious and tell you Iím new to the Forum. lol.
I live in Talibama (Alabama).
I work in a pharmacy.
I lift weights after work about 3-4 days a week, then relax by watching some quality anime (24/7-365).
My first introduction to anime, when I was a wee lad, was the classic AKIRA. That monumental experience crystallized into a full-blown obsession with anime.
Then I went to college and slacked off--by neglecting my anime (I made good marks).
Just recently, I have really become re-absorbed with anime and manga, because I have a lot more free time.
My favorite anime series are not particularly any certain genre, but just chock full of good old-fashioned storytelling and great artwork. Some series that come to mind are Full Metal Alchemist (both series), Full Metal Panic, Blade of the Immortal, DeathNote, Bleach, Kaze No Stigma, Elfenlied, HOTD, Code Geass, etc. I donít like the series that have mindless fanservice (for instance, Najica), but I do not judge people who enjoy it.
I read a lot and enjoy Yukio Mishima, Sergei Lukyanenko, Haruki Murakami, Fyodor Dostoevsky, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Phillip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler, and many other authors. Currently I'm reading the Chronicles of Sialis, by Alexei Pehov, at a friend's urging.
My favorite music is classical (Ravel, Faure, Wagner, Mussorgsky, etc.) and black metal, such as Burzum, Arkona, and so forth.
I used to draw quite a bit in my youth (not so much lately). I play guitar to amuse myself. I write a lot, and thatís my best talent.
Thatís quite enough about me.
Hope you enjoyed reading it and will broaden my anime horizons!