Function in the Envision group: Manager of the Envision group, first member of the non-mecha cosplaying group, resident Escaflowne expert, and webmistress to the group's web site.
Skills: Web page design (or else you wouldn't be seeing these pages) . . . being able to understand more Japanese than just "ja ne" and "arigato gozaimasu," and my ever present insanity.
Weaknesses: Bishonen . . . ^_^*. That and the word "moero" or anything that has to do with it.
Likes: Anime, manga, J-pop, Escaflowne, Kenshin, bishonen, subtitles . . .
Dislikes: Dubs, bad dubs, dubs in general, the Escaflowne dub . . . pop-up banners, elevators, and helicopters.
Favorite Anime: Tenkuu no Escaflowne! But Rurouni Kenshin is in a close close second.
Least Favorite Anime: I'd have to agree with Otaku In Training and say it's Giant Robo. Bleh!
Favorite Manga: Rurouni Kenshin.
Least Favorite Manga: Pokémon.
Favorite Song: It's a toss up between "Sóra" from the Escaflowne Movie or "Yakusoku wa Iranai" from Escaflowne.
Why Escaflowne Cosplay?: I wanted to go as Hitomi to AX2000 but I didn't have enough time or money to pull it off. When the Envision group started to talk about next year's cosplay, I just couldn't resist. Plus, I really wanted to see how it could be done. Little did I know I'd be one of the people figuring that out . . . ^_^*.
Favorite thing to scream: "MOERO!!!" ::gets psyched and grabs her Click 'n Torch lighter and begins running around flicking the trigger:: "MOERO!!!"
Favorite weapon: My shinai. Either that or my Click 'n Torch lighter. If nothing's around, a broom will suffice.
Favorite phrase: I like a lot. My favorites include: "Oro?" "Shanghai isn't nice this time of year, why don't you try hell?" "Bakarayo ga!" "Asobou ka?" and "MOERO!!!"
Favorite curse word: Chikushou!
Favorite drink: Soda. ^_^*. I think I'm addicted to it . . .
Favorite number: Uh, 7. That's supposed to be a lucky number, ne?
Favorite time of day: Any time where I can do what I want and not have to worry about doing anything.
Favorite place: Gaea. Particularly in Fanelia.
Favorite mecha: Escaflowne!
Favorite element: Need you ask? It's fire. MOERO!
Favorite color: Red. A nice fiery red.
Favorite fruit: Strawberries or pineapples. But I'm beginning to have a thing for pears now.
Favorite scent: Haku baikou (white plums).
Favorite animal: Birds.
Favorite anime villain: Dilandau Albatou from Tenkuu no Escaflowne. Hee hee hee . . . ^_^. He was insane, had a mecha, and loved to play with fire . . . hee hee hee . . . moero! ^_^!
Favorite manga villain: Hmm . . . that's a tough one . . . Fuuma from X/1999 was pretty cool. But I'd have to say Enishi just because his design is awesome, his motives are strong, and his moves give Kenshin a run for his money!
Favorite bishoujo/bishonen: It's a tie between Van from Tenkuu no Escaflowne and Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin. Himura was so awesome and had so many great values he was fighting for, but Van was more down to earth in his character. You could totally see someone being exactly like him. I can't decide though, they're both great. ::hugs them both::
Favorite anime/manga couple: Kenshin and Kaoru. They weren't overly romantic. Their relationship was slow and developed during the manga. It was cute to see how shy Kaoru would get and how stunned she was when Kenshin did something romantic. ^_^
Favorite movie (non-anime): Life is Beautiful.
Favorite cereal: Lucky Charms . . . minus the marshmallows. Weird, ne? I'm just about the only person that likes it that way.
Favorite flower: A rose.
Favorite artist/band: Toss up between DEEN and Two-Mix.
Other favorite artists/bands: X Japan, Maaya Sakamoto, and L'arc~en~Ciel.
Favorite gum flavor: Wintergreen.
Favorite tea: Earl Gray. Hot, not cold. Bleh!
Favorite season: Probably summer. During the winter I usually get really really cold all the time. I don't enjoy feeling like my toes are going to fall off due to frostbite every waking second. I'm just lucky it doesn't snow here.
Favorite ice cream flavor: Green tea or red bean. Yummy!
Favorite book (non manga): The Phantom of the Opera.
Favorite restaurant: Mitsuyoshi! Home of the best Japanese food I've ever had in my life! Oh . . . my mouth's watering . . .
Favorite fast food joint: Probably Carl's Jr. I mean, Envision eats there every meeting.
Favorite music to sleep or nap by (that is, if you even listen to
music then): Rurouni Kenshin OVA OST.
What do you think of cell phones?: They're annoying! They always go off when you're trying to concentrate! I'm sure I'd think differently if I had one though.
What do you think of boy bands?: English ones? Gah! ::gags::
What do you think of Japanese boy bands?: It depends. If I like their songs, it's not bad. But if they're just the stereotypical boy band, forget it.
What's the funniest Japanese commercial or advertisement you've seen?: The McDonald's commercial. That and the Doremon Achilles commercial.
What do you fear?: Falling. And I hate bugs.
What bothers you?: Rude people and people who get mad, offended, etc. for no reason.
What's the best meat you've ever eaten?: Kobe beef! That stuff's so juicy and just so wonderful . . . My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
What is your taunt of choice?: Sticking out my tongue and pulling down the bottom of my lower eyelid.
What's one thing you wouldn't mind doing each day: Sleeping in.
What's one thing you do each day: Watch anime.
What languages do you know or are studying/have studied?: English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.
What kind of shoes do you like?: Sandals.
What size shoe do you wear?: Um . . . ::blushes:: I'd rather not say. Lets just say my feet aren't petite.
What's the funniest anime/manga picture you've seen? (not including fanart): This Gundam Wing picture of Wufei in disco mode. No joke. It's hilarious!
What's the funniest piece of fanart you've seen?: It's mostly been Dragonball Z fanart. Nothing beats stick-figure Goku powering up. Or a stoned Freeza.
What one thing do you need each morning to wake up?: J-pop. I have to hear some sort of Japanese music or I can't wake up. Weird, ne?
What do you do when you're angry?: Listen to X Japan and draw.
What games do you like playing?: Zelda games, Crystalis (love that old school game), Final Fantasy VII . . .
Do M&M's really melt in your mouth and not in your hand?: Liars! They melt in your hand dammit and then you end up with a multicolored hand!
Do you listen to J-pop?: Me? No, are you crazy? -_-. What kind of a question is that?!? This is ME we're talking about. That's ALL I listen to!
If so, what bands or artists?: Must I name them all? ::sighs:: DEEN, Two-Mix, Maaya Sakamoto, L'arc~en~Ciel, X Japan, GLAY, a little Globe, Luna Sea, Morning Musume, Da Pump, Fanatic Crisis . . .
Do you want to go to the moon?: Sure. I think it'd be lovely this time of year. ::Saitou walks in:: "I know Shanghai isn't nice this time of year. Why don't you try-" ::Hitomi-sama bashes him over the head:: As much as I love that comment, don't use it on me! Get outta here!
Do you watch dorama's?: Yes, I do.
If so, what's your favorite?: L'oiseau bleu (Blue Bird) or Majou no Jouken (Forbidden Love/Witches Condition).
Do you watch Iron Chef?: You bet! Watashi no . . . ::does her Chairman Kaga impersonation:: That show's great.
Which Iron Chef is your favorite?: I like Kaga, must I pick a chef? Well, I liked the old original Iron Chef Japanese. That guy was cool!
Do you know Japanese?: ::looks the other way:: Iie . . . watashi wa nihongo wo shiranai.
How about Hiragana?: Yep.
How's your kanji?: Ack, horrible . . . don't ask . . . I'm up to about 100 characters or so. Pathetic, ne?
Do you watch sumo?: Hai, hai, hai! Ooo! Yokozuna Akebono! Alright!
Do you get carsick if you read in a moving vehicle?: Nope.
Do you like rain?: It's okay so long as I'm not out in it. It's nice to hear and look at.
Do you get lost alot?: No, I manage to find things well. Granted, my sense of direction isn't the best in the world but, I'm no Ryoga!
Do you like Asuka from Eva?: No! No, no, no!
If not, what would you have liked to have seen done to her?: She should have fallen off of the side of the aircraft carrier in her debut episode!
Do you think Shishio really could've won against Kenshin?: I definitely think he could've won. Shishio still had a lot of power left and Kenshin was pretty much out of strength at the end . . . Shishio could've won . . . except for . . . well, I won't spoil it for you anymore . . .
Do you draw fanart?: Sure do.
Do you write fanfiction?: Of course I do! ^_^. Go read some if you like that sort of thing! Hitomi-sama: Hime of Insanity.
Can you do the Junk Boy dance from Maze?: Yes, but, why would you want to?
Do you even know what the Junk Boy dance is?: No . . . it's not like I've watched Maze and have the entire series on tape or anything . . . no, not me . . .
Do you DDR?: Yes. It's so fun!
Do you DDR well?: I'm decent at DDR . . . still a beginner but . . . Shorty says I'm pretty good.
Do you like subtitles?: Of course! That's the stupidest question I've ever been asked! -_-! Subtitles are the best!
How many licks DOES it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?: I lost count after 30 . . .
How fast can you read subtitles?: I'm pretty fast. I usually get done way before they disappear. I always have to wait for the characters. But that's okay because then I can really listen to what they're saying and practice my Japanese.
How many things can you do at one time?: I've never really counted. Hmm . . . 5? 6? All I know is that I do multiple things all the time. It's really commonplace for me.
How many pillows do you have when you sleep?: Four. I have to keep my head elevated because of my severe allergies.
How many wall scrolls do you have?: Four but I have only enough space to hang two. -_-*!
How many anime cards do you have?: Last time I counted I had around 750 odd cards. That's including poker decks.
How many anime CD's do you have?: I've lost track. More than ten.
How many manga do you have?: Geez, too many to count. More than thirty now . . .
How many other things anime related do you have?: If I named them all we'd be here all day. There's too much. I have a lot of stuff from different series. Some commonplace things and some things that are cool and can't be found here.
How DID Hitomi's pager manage to operate on Gaea?: I wish I knew. Good heavens, the coverage on that thing! It's better than Burucha!
How many Miaka's can you see before getting sick?: One. There were SO MANY walking around at AX2000!
How many episodes of Fushigi Yuugi can you watch before throwing up?: I watched them all but . . . now it takes maybe two or three.
How many languages can you sing in?: Lets see . . . English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Italian, French, Spanish, Latin . . . how many does that make? 8? Yeah, 8. ^_^.
If you had (or have) a league of bishoujo/bishonen, who would you include?: ::looks behind her:: Bishonen ranks roll call! Kenshin (Ruroken), Gatti (Esca.), Shesta (Esca.), Dallet (Esca.), Miguel (Esca.), Viole (Esca.), Guimel (Esca.), the rest of the Dragonslayers (Esca.), Van (Esca.), Maze (Maze), Kamui (X), Chichiri (FY), Tamahome (FY), Tasuki (FY) (during my ever so brief FY days . . . don't ask . . .), Tokiya (Flame of Recca), and Prince Diamond (Sailor Moon) (during my Sailor Moon days . . .).
If your life had a theme song or BGM, what would it be?: "Yakusoku wa Iranai" from Tenkuu no Escaflowne.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you pick?: Japan. Or Fanelia. ::waits for a plane ticket or a beam of blue light to appear out of no where and take her away::
If you could have a different hair color, what color would you choose?: I like the color I have.
If you could seiyuu for any anime title, what roll would you pick and why?: Hitomi Kanzaki from Tenkuu no Escaflowne because we're so much alike that it's scary!
What other rolls would you love to seiyuu for?: Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin (I think it'd be fun to play a male) and Dilandau from Tenkuu no Escaflowne (he's just such a fun character).
If Kenshin and Van fought, who'd win?: Are you kidding? Kenshin of course! I mean, Van lost to Allen AND Balgus . . . Van wouldn't stand a chance against Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu . . .
If Balgus and Hiko fought, who'd win?: Ooo, good question . . . you've got an old guy who could fight off a Guymelef verses a guy who can beat a giant . . . whatever the heck Fuji was . . . I'd put my money on Hiko though, just because I saw his techniques and well . . . Balgus spent just about all of Escaflowne dead.
If you had to spell the main pilot from Gundam Wing's name, how would you spell it?: H-I-R-O. Not H-E-E-R-O. Stupid dubs . . .
If Envision had a mascot, what would it be?: The blue beanbag cow. ^_^!
If you were in a J-pop band, what would the band's name be?: Tenkuu. I just think that's a cool name. Plus it goes well with the fact that I'm Hitomi and I have visions. ^_^!
If you had an animated conscience, you'd pick: Babbit, Good/Bad Excel, etc?: Babbit wouldn't be bad but . . . he'd get annoying after awhile. So I'd settle for Kyou from Himiko-Den. It's just so cute! And it saves you without giving you a hard time. If I had the two Excels, they'd just end up killing each other . . .
Name a habit you wish you could kick: Cracking my knuckles.
Name a few things you're proud of: My fanfiction winning awards, my ability to hand-code web pages, and being recognized by Lianne Sentar as an outstanding amateur author and having my work posted on her site.
Name some things you wish you could do: Fly and stop time.
Name a song (if any) you listen to when angry: "Kurenai" by X Japan.
Things you find yourself humming: "Sóra" from Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaia, "Yakusoku wa Iranai" from Escaflowne, "Cruel Angel's Thesis" from Eva . . . lots of anime or J-pop songs . . .
You can't go anywhere without: Something that has to do with anime be it a CD or my anime keychains.
Powers: Able to have visions (Hitomi style), use dowsing to locate things, do multiple things at the same time, remember useless facts from anime, wielder of the mighty Click 'n Torch and the only one able to fully use it's awesome powers . . .
Anime seen (not complete list): Tenkuu no Escaflowne, Rurouni Kenshin, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Maze Mega Burst Space, Rekka no Honou, Shamanic Princess, Excel Saga, Himiko-Den, Kodomo no Omocha, Clamp School, X, Magic Knight Rayearth, Fushigi Yuugi, Aa! Megami-sama, Kiki's Delivery Service, Ninja Scroll, Trigun, Serial Experiments Lain, Mahoujin Guru Guru, Da! Da! Da!, etc. etc. etc.
Pepsi or Coke?: Dr. Pepper! Just kidding . . . Pepsi.
Have any favorite Japanese actors?: Toshiaki Karasawa, the guy that played Kintaro in "Salaryman Kintaro," and the guy that played Hikaru in "Forbidden Love" (Hideki something . . . I forgot . . .).
Subtitles or dub?: Stupid question! SUBTITLES of course! Just about every dub I've ever seen has been horrible! Ack! Just horrible! Bleh! Bleh! Bleh! The only dub that was actually tolerable and fitting was Eva.
Things from anime that come in handy: Rubber mallets, the insults "ahou" and "bakayaro," witty comments, Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu, anime music, mecha . . .
Things from anime you wished you had: Draconian wings, a burucha, a nori nori machine, awesome sword skills, the ability to jump ultra high and then land on my feet as if it were nothing . . .
Last movie you saw in a movie theater (or mock theather i.e.: AX2000
Ever broken anything valuable?: No, but I did break a coffee pot one time . . . and I managed to set the toaster on fire on time . . . damned faulty wiring . . .
Are you dangerous in the kitchen?: No, except I have a small tendency to break toasters. I broke the first one we had and set the second one on fire. And sometimes I don't pay attention to what I stick in the microwave. Who knew that a twist tie would burst into flames like that . . . ^_^*.
Common words or phrases: "Bakayaro," "kusou," "chikushou," "that's great," "I bet," and "gomen nasai."
Sport of choice: Kendo! ::swings her shinai around:: Either that or tennis.
Can you sleep sitting up?: Yes, I can. It's actually pretty comfortable.
Who's costume from anime/manga would you love to have?: Sora's outfit from Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaia.
Would you rather sleep on a futon or on a regular bed?: A regular bed. The floor is too hard and too cold.
Powers you wish you had: The ability to stop time . . . disappear at will . . . make other things disappear at will . . .
Weird quirks: I always apologize. I can't wake up unless I listen to J-pop. I complain when it's cold (or rather, when I'm cold). I have to watch an anime series all the way through or it bugs me. I don't like breakfast much.
Funny moments: When Envision went out to eat at a Chinese restaurant, the lady behind the counter thought Otaku in Training and I were brother and sister. ^_^.
Random words of advice: Don't cosplay with the garage door open when it's cold and windy. Always bring a jacket. Hug your mecha. Hug your bishonen/bishoujo and show them you care. ^_^. When in trouble, knowing martial arts, having bishonen samurai around, or knowing witty comments will help.
You wish you had: Wings, a Playstation 2, mountains of anime, enough money so I wouldn't have to worry about when the next payday is . . .
Is anyone or anything "out to get you?": The bugs have a plot to get me. I swear. Last month june bugs followed me everywhere. They chased me everywhere. One even came inside my house and chased me around the kitchen. It's a conspiracy I tell you!
Can you count?: I'd rather not answer that . . . ::blushes:: I can . . . not well . . . Hey, it's HUMAN to make mistakes once in a while . . . so I'm not mathematically inclined, big deal!
What do you think of math?: I hate it! It can drop off the face of the earth for all I care! When will you practically need to know what the square root of three is? You won't!
The anime/manga character you're most like is: Hitomi Kanzaki from Tenkuu no Escaflowne.
The anime/manga character you most resemble is: Hitomi from Tenkuu no Escaflowne or Kaoru from Kenshin (minus her ponytail).
The anime character you sound like is: Is there a character that I sound like? I dunno . . . probably Hitomi. Yeah, Hitomi. But I can laugh like Dilandau.
Clothes you often wear or enjoy wearing: Tank tops, sweatshirts with hoods, sandals . . . and my "I'm a Japanese pop star" shiny Morning-Musume-like silver jacket.
One thing you would change about yourself is: The fact that I apologize too much.
One person I'd like to meet in person is: Seki Tomozaku or Minami Takayama.
One person I did meet is: Yutaka Minowa. I took a picture with him (against the wishes of the AX2000 staff) and later got a sketch from him (arigato again Shorty!)
Inside jokes: "Oh! Mistah Gee Kay!" and "NOOOOO! SANDORA!"
Things you say too frequently but can't help: "I'm sorry!" "Gomen nasai!" "Suman" (other things that are apologetic) and "bakayaro."
Bad habits: Cracking my knuckles.
Are you a hard worker?: Well, I guess so. If you asked everyone else they'd reply with a resounding "YES!"
The most annoying anime character is: Miaka from Fushigi Yuugi. Or Mil-chan from Maze.
The anime character you think has no purpose at all is: Mil-chan from Maze. So she could call on Dulegar . . . big deal.
Weirdest anime you've seen: Serial Experiments Lain. It was good but weird in the sense that it was so confusing! @_@! But not half as confusing as Eva. I STILL don't understand what that series was all about . . .
Funniest anime you've seen: Excel Saga. Man, that's hilarious! HA HA HA!
Sadest anime you've seen: X: the Movie. Aw, it was so sad! I felt so bad for Kamui! ::hugs Kamui so hard he turns blue::
Happiest anime you've seen: Kodomo no Omocha. You just can't be depressed when you watch that series.
Most pointless or boring anime you've seen: Maze Mega Burst Space. It had virtually no plot. -_-!
Anime series you couldn't help but make fun of: Giant Robo! It was so old school.
Something you do that bugs you: Apologize too much.
Favorite seiyuu: Minami Takayama and Seki Tomozaku.
Who is better? Tomoe or Kaoru?: Tomoe was cool but I liked Kaoru better. She's got more of a personality. Tomoe's more of a tragic character that wasn't around in the storyline very long. I like them both but I like Kaoru better.
Can you cook? If so, what foods?: Yeah. I can cook curry, rice, chili, baked beans, eggs, cookies, fried chicken, fried ramen (arigato yo Shorty!), cakes and sushi. But not pop-tarts. I end up burning them or the toaster when I try making those. Oh, and I can do things like make toast.
Are you a gamer?: Sorta. I don't play enough to be one. But when I get into a game usually I am.
You're standing on the second floor balcony looking out at the beautiful scenery and you're thinking: "Oh my goodness! Step back or you're going to fall! See the ground way down there? Do you want to slam into that at full force? No! Step back moron! Step back now!"
Which would you rather do: turn into the opposite sex at night or when splashed with water?: Probably at night instead of the Ranma thing. You can hide at night but you really aren't sure when you're going to come into contact with water.
Which of the following would you rather be: a samurai with god-like
moves, a mecha pilot, or someone with angel wings?: How about all of
the above? ^_^.
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