A new writer enters the ring…

Pictures speak a thousand words. So without further ado, I am excited and thrilled to introduce you to a new writer on the team… Triple_R!

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Artist – Yumiya | Source

Ok, I lied. I have more things to say. One of my goals this year is to raise the quality of work Rabbit Poets produces. One way to do that is to find people who look at anime through a different perspective. The other way is to find people who are better writers than I am. Triple_R checks off both of those boxes. Although I wasn’t actively looking for writers per se, I’ve been following Triple_R’s blog for a while now, and he’s been one of my faves. And on my shortlist of dream team writers I’d love to bring on board, he was right around at the top.

Writing  non-episodics is hard. There’s a reason I don’t do it often. It’s really hard to strike a balance that’s intelligent, relevant and interesting yet also accessible. But Triple_R does it. Almost to a t, I’ve always found his posts to be interesting and provocative without being esoteric or making you feel like you’re reading a textbook. I’m excited, because if you’ve missed his stuff before, you’re in for a treat. With that said, I turn the proverbial mic over to him.

Ok, some basic details about myself…

Very atypically, I became an anime fan in my mid 20s, about 5 or 6 years ago now. I’m currently 29.

As a kind and teenager in the 90s, I was familiar with Sailor Moon, DBZ, Pokemon, and Power Rangers, and I enjoyed all of them, but I had no clue of their Japanese origin at the time (you can thank considerable localization for that ;) ).

A cousin of mine introduced me to the wider world of anime a few years ago, and the first dozens or so animes I watched included Haruhi 2006, the first Full Metal Alchemist anime, Excel Saga, Cowboy Bebop, and Ranma 1/2.

Later on, I came across the anime forum community Anime Suki, and through meeting a lot of more well-versed anime fans there, I eventually branched out into slice of life anime, and eroge/VN adaptations like Clannad, Kanon 2006, and Amagami SS. Since then, I’ve studied Japan and the anime industry a bit, in an effort to better understand the nation and companies that help produce these distinctive animated shows that are so very different from most of the other entertainment forms out there.

My favorite anime genres are fantasy, sci-fi, and romantic dramas. I tend to like what could be generally called “Action-Packed” anime, although I’m not much into the shounen Big Three mainly since I prefer series of shorter lengths than them. I’m generally not big on ecchi, but I have liked some ecchi shows. I tend to like moe, but I’m willing to consider critical takes on it.

As an important side-note, I used to be a big Star Trek, and DC/Marvel Comics fan. So, don’t be surprised if I compare an anime character (like Nanoha Takamachi) to a comic book superhero (Superman) or a Starfleet Captain (Benjamin Sisko). ;)

So there you have it. Please stop on by and say hello!