Ohayo gozaimasu, minna-san! If you're here reading this page, it must mean that you're really bored or you've seen everything else that's exciting on the Web.
First off, let me give you a little bit of info on myself. My real name is Timothy Georgi and I currently reside in Long Beach, CA. I live alone with my computers and gadgets to keep me company. If I really get bored, I'll hop in my car and veg at the House of Mouse, yep, Disneyland.
I was born on March 23, 1976 in Kailua, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. For all the Fushigi Yuugi fans out there, my Seishuku is Uruki, one of Genbu. (To find out what your Seishuku is, check out the Seishuku Astrology page.) My family lived in Hawaii until I was 3 years old, then we relocated to Utah, where I've been ever since. There is one exception to that though. In 1995, I served for two years as a missionary in Manila, Philippines. Going from the cold of Utah to the heat of the Philippines was different. While in the Philippines, I *did* learn their official language, Tagalog. That and English are the only languages I know. (Although I'm working on Japanese this fall.)
Some of the things I like to do include the following: writing, drawing (on occasion), watching anime, using computers... stuff like that. As for my net activities, I've been involved in multiple things. I've worked as the graphic designer for Elfquest dot Com, the official website of Warp Graphics, the publishers of the Elfquest comics series. I do some Elfquest-based storywriting/roleplaying with some of my friends on America Online. I'm also the Webmaster and Publications Director for animecentral: the Midwest Anime and Manga Convention, which happens each year in Chicago, Illinois. We just finished our second go-round and boy, was it a blast! If you're into the anime convention scene, we hope to see you at ACen.
In my alternate life, things are a bit more complicated. (How you ask? Well, here. Let me tell you.) As of this update, I'm currently unemployed. I'm playing independent contractor at the moment, looking for a new full time job. When playing in the freelance arena, I do work as a graphic designer and web producer, *still* hoping to break into the anime side of designing some time in the near future.
What else is there? Not much. Mine is a boring life, looking for a bit more excitement. That's why I'm into anime I suppose. Oh, and how DID I get into anime? Well, I can blame a few corporate entities for that. I did grow up with the usual stuff, Robotech, Battle of the Planets, Voltron and the like. That was back int he day when I didn't really know what anime was. I mean, I knew those shows came from Japan... Ignorance is bliss sometimes I suppose. Then, years later, after delving in comic books for a while, the Sci-Fi Channel started their annual anime marathons. We watched intently over the weekend that it started, seeing things like Project A-ko, Dominion Tank Police and, the show that got me hooked, The Venus Wars. I don't really know exactly HOW I got hooked. Maybe I was just starving for something new. Needless to say, the next day, I was down at the local video store searching for anime. It's taken a long time for the anime scene to catch up (relatively speaking) here in Utah. I'm now finally getting into stuff that the rest of the anime community has passed by as yesterday's stuff. Thanks to my cohorts on the Anime Central staff, I've been able to catch up a bit. Currently, I've been getting into the likes of Fushigi Yuugi, The Vision of Escaflowne and Saber Marionette J. For those interested, here's a list of anime that I currently have in my possession.
Ok. So maybe there was something else. ^_^ I'm sure there's more, but I've got to save SOMETHING for an update, ne?
That's it for now.