よろしくおねがいします!

As the title says, I am new here so please take care of me like you would a small purple-haired girl in a tangerine box that has just appeared on your doorstep.

Hanyuu-in-a-box! XD

Kinda like this.

Well, I may have paraphrased slightly. Anyway, yeah. So I’m the RamenPoodle. I will be joining this blog as of…now, actually. To the admins of this blog that came before me, I am happy to be on board as one of your writers. I will do my best to tirelessly cover many aspects of Japanese culture, including but not limited to anime and manga. Also if something comes up that is newsworthy, such as a certain fantastic series being licensed or something like that, I will be sure to keep you guys informed. Along with descent I also plan to cover this season’s offerings. Currently I am slated to do Kaichou wa Maid-sama! and K-ON!! (oddly enough, both are series with exclamation marks). I might also talk about B Gata H Kei a bit if no one else does, lol.

As of now I’ve really only been into anime seriously for about three years and I’m sure that some of our future readers will be much more experienced than I, but I do have an aether-based existence on MyAnimeList and you can feel free to look at what I’ve watched and enjoyed if you want. I do rate series ridiculously high on that site for some reason so take my ratings with an ever-so-small grain of salt. Basically if it’s an 8 or higher then I recommend it, although I do recommend some 7s.

The main type of anime I enjoy is moe, slice of life, and romantic comedies, and I know admitting that on an anime-based blog is a lot like admitting you’re a racist in the middle of downtown Los Angeles; however, these interests are not exclusive. I also enjoy a good bit of action series, including those of psychological and horror genre.

In addition, I play tons of video games as well as visual novels, and will probably report on some of those as well. Currently I’m in the middle of Shuffle! Anyway, that’s pretty much me. I feel honored to be a part of this growing community, and wish you all well. My first review will be coming up shortly. For now, さよなら!
(That would be goodbye.)

-RP

Posted on April 4, 2010, in site. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Spike and Shana as a Blog Banner! I approve d(^.^) <—That is an emote giving a thumbs up in case you were wondering.

    • Thanks! descent and I each picked a favorite character (Spike is definitely one of my all time favorites) and I did the design work. It’s just a quick little something I whipped up in Photoshop. We plan on having the banner change at least every few months. We may even have special ones for certain holidays so be on the lookout!

  2. Fix the shoulder on Spike! He’s missing an arm! AHHH!

    • I’ll fix that soon. The source image only went that far horizontally so I will have to doctor in that other shoulder. I initially thought of rectifying it with a gradient but it would just really bad so I left it as is until I can get around to fixing that. I’ve been fixing some other issues which seemed more pressing like IE compatibility – the site is now fully tested to work in IE without having any of the header getting cut off.

  3. I’m sure changes are inc but it already looks pretty solid. Anyways thanks for the compliments Dustin and another big welcome to Ramenpoodle. Anime Insights is finally getting off the ground and I am excited!

  4. I’ll tell you what I wanna change, my little green square. Teach me how to do cool pics cause I’m fail.

    • Those things can be changed if you set up what’s called a gravatar. It’s a Globally Recognized Avatar (if you Google gravatar you’ll be able to find the site and set up an account). How is works is the gravatars can be used across any site that you post comments or use avatars for and is linked directly to your e-mail account. Every time you post a comment on another site that asks for your e-mail it will check for a gravatar match to that e-mail address and use it if it exists. I guess I’ll set one up soon.

      Random fact of the day: Gravatar idea was by Automattic, the same people who made WordPress and the Akismet spam filter that is so widely used. One of the founders of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg, was only 19 at the time of starting work on WordPress.

  5. I’ll think I’ll keep Google from invading all my accounts.

    • Gravatars are not run by Google. But I can look into something if you want an icon to be hosted on the server or something.

      • The day you will truly be free from the techno-overlords is the day that they have penetrated every aspect of your life so thoroughly that you don’t even notice it. Let them in, be happy.

  6. Oh you don’t have to, I don’t care one way or the other, descent is just being a litogurlz molester.

  7. By the way panda I love how your avatar is from Panda-Z: The Robonimation. A cool little OVA series if I do say so myself.

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