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    Your Fandom Resume

    Suppose geekdom was a profession (though I suppose, in some rare cases, it really is): what's your resume?

    List your "geek creds", resume-style.

    Be sure to include at least some of the following~

    Handle:
    Age:
    Years in Fandom:
    First anime:
    First manga:
    Number of anime series seen:
    Number of manga read:
    Number of (real) DVDs owned:
    Number of (real) manga owned:
    Fandom Experience (unpaid work on websites, fanfiction, translation, forums, fansub, fandub, etc):
    Industry Experience (actual paid jobs in anime/manga):
    Relevant Skills:
    References:
    Why you are the biggest nerd ever (in 100 words or less)

    Be creative. It's a brag-thread... but it doesn't need to be a SERIOUS/boring one. Feel free to be amusing.

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    Re: Your Fandom Resume

    its too early to be amusing =_=

    Handle: Evol

    Age: 29

    Years in Fandom: too F-ing long? Probably before some of you were birthed.

    First anime: technically it’s Future Boy Conan. But the first I can actually really remember was Vampire Princess Miyu <3

    First manga: X/1999. This set the stage for my anime/manga pallet. Regardless of how redundant CLAMP can be I will always love them just the same.

    Number of anime series seen: thanks to the Anime Opening Video Timeline Project [shameless plug] I’m trying to figure this out and create a “watched” list…early estimate would be “a sh!t ton”

    Number of manga read: I worked and studied in DC for a few years and rode the cute subway system they have there. I say cute because its like a jungle gym compared to NY/Tokyo's transit systems…anyway I wasted an average of 200-400 bucks a month (on and off) on manga which I would buy daily. An hour commute one way, so that’s one to two volumes a day. So again “copious amounts” …not to mention I didn’t discriminate against utter crap so I’ve read the whole gamete.

    Number of (real) DVDs owned: I’m a picky bastard. I also have a bad habit of buying then giving away or selling the bulk of my collection. Right now my shelves are a little sparse.

    Number of (real) manga owned: not enough :P

    Number of artbooks owned: one anime artbook sadly. Vampire Princess Miyu. otherwise I'd be scanning with the rest of you.

    Fandom Experience (unpaid work on websites, fanfiction, translation, forums, fansub, fandub, etc): this is where I fail the interview. Never been active, skilled, or interested enough. So none....oh and I'll whore myself and draw fanart if you motivate me enough.

    Industry Experience (actual paid jobs in anime/manga): nada unless these count: I cheated people out of their money working Artist Alley booths at a couple cons years ago. I also worked at the physical store Starland now online at eStarland.com in my early 20’s pushing import merchandize, games, porn, etc. the owner is a prick but reliable if you are a customer.

    Relevant Skills: I draw eyebleeds with meticulous care.

    References: available upon request. I’ve been a serial lurker for most of my internet life so I don’t think anyone would vouch for me.

    So do I get the job?

    I wanted to add extra geeky categories and be more of a funny ass but my motor's not running full steam this morning, maybe I'll update my resume later. just wanted to set the ball in motion. dont be shy ppl
    Last edited by Evol; Dec 20, 2007 at 12:51 PM.

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    Re: Your Fandom Resume

    Handle: Chiefblackhammer
    Age: 25
    Years in Fandom: 19-20
    First anime: Macross (Japanese Import back in the mid 80’s)
    First manga: Fruits Basket
    Number of anime series seen: 90ish (hard to remember all those I have seen but don’t own..also this is a unique series number...does not include sequals or prequels, or side movies)
    Number of manga read: 20ish
    Number of (real) DVDs owned: ~ 225
    Number of (real) manga owned: 0 (Only Scanlation for me)
    Fandom Experience (unpaid work on websites, fanfiction, translation, forums, fansub, fandub, etc): I have been a mod on 5 different anime forums. I own my own anime based forum, and I am a member of several others.
    Industry Experience (actual paid jobs in anime/manga): none
    Relevant Skills: gfx stuff, re-cg & scanning?
    References: none that I know of, maybe my girlfriend will vouch I am an anime nerd
    Why you are the biggest nerd ever (in 100 words or less)
    Not the biggest and I won’t even try to say I am…maybe Len & gren can battle for that…Jepray and Mech are up there too

    Why is memorabilia not on the list? Did you just forget it Tsu?

    How many art books, figures, clothes, bags & other accessories? I have about 7 of those type items…
    Last edited by Chiefblackhammer; Dec 20, 2007 at 12:50 PM.


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    Re: Your Fandom Resume

    Handle: Shinku no Kage
    Age: 22
    Years in Fandom: 6yrs since I became a "serious otaku" but I've loved anime all my life.
    First anime: Most likely Doraemon (since I grew up in Japan) but the anime that was really influential was "Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru" series.
    First manga: No f'ing idea what it was...
    Number of anime series seen: I'm guessing a few hundred? I've been watching anime all my life so its quite a bit. Just dont ask me to list them all, please. (@_@)
    Number of manga read: Just read? If we dont have to own the manga than I'm saying 1000~1200+, I spent a lot of time in stores after school and on weekends, I still do...
    Number of (real) DVDs owned: Just about to hit 300+
    Number of (real) mangas owned: 200+, I'd like to say 300+ but I cant seem to find a box of them since I moved...its still in the house atleast. (I hope)
    Fandom experience: A few translation requests here and there, that was it.
    Industrial experience: None...yet.
    Relevant skills: USED to do fanbooks, reviews...on very RARE occasions. Not in recent years. A bit of GFX if that counts...as if my skill in it really counts as GFX though.
    References: Huh?
    Why are you the biggest nerd ever?: My mind is on anime, games, and manga 24/7...it may seem like I'm paying attention in class/work but deep in my head I'm in my anime world of my fav. series. To add ALL books, music, etc excluding school and work related material is all anime related, 100&#37;.

    *Thanx to the chief for pointing out my confusing post.
    Last edited by Shinku no kage; Dec 21, 2007 at 09:11 PM.
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    Re: Your Fandom Resume

    Name: Phill Green
    Handle: Aceman67
    Age: 22
    Years in Fandom: 1997 or 1998 to present
    First anime: First watched was Gundam Wing, First watched start to finish was Evangelion
    What got you into anime: This AMV - YouTube - Neon Genesis Evangelion - Everything You Want
    First manga: Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 1
    Number of anime series seen: I've literally lost count
    Number of manga read: Literally lost count
    Number of (real) DVDs owned: 4
    Number of (real) manga owned: 49
    Fandom Experience: Moderator - Anime Online
    Industry Experience: N/A
    Relevant Skills: Graphic Design and Photo Manipulation, Web Design and Coding, Adv. Computer skills (hardware/Software), Video Editing
    References: Don't know what you mean.

    Why I'm the biggest nerd ever: I love science fiction and Anime, I watch way too much of Star Trek and anime, almost to the point where it starts to interfere with my job. I own the complete collection of the Sims 2 (Thats the base games and its 10 add ons). Not only am I a moderator on this website, I'm in the process of helping set up an Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Anime chat room (This is all the info I will be giving about this, so no questions), and my computer is worth about a thousand dollars less then my car (Hardware and software combined). I also pride myself on being able to find almost anything on google when I put my mind too it.

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    Re: Your Fandom Resume

    Handle: tsurara
    Age: 26
    Years in Fandom: 13
    First anime: Unico
    First manga: Tokyo Babylon (CLAMP)
    Number of anime series seen: about 200
    Number of manga read: 500+
    Number of (real) DVDs owned: about 30
    Number of (real) manga owned: over 200 manga, 100+ doujinshi
    Fandom Experience: translation for scanlation (Obsession, DokiDoki, Doujin World, Sakura Crisis); owner of "DokiDoki" (scanlation group), owner of "In Forest" (La'Cryma Christi fansite), Reviewer (Anime Online), moderator (Anime Online), FAQ-writer/reviewer (gamefaqs), President of a University Anime Club for one semester, tour-guide/translator for assorted internet dork-travel in Japan, Japanese tutor
    Industry Experience (actual paid jobs in anime/manga): cafe maid, reviewer, news translator
    Relevant Skills: Japanese -> English translation, basic interpretation, Japanese Studies degree, accidental voice training/recording experience (listening test, conferences, student films, loudspeaker announcements), looks decent in a maid/schoolgirl/nurse outfit, the ability to find extremely ****ed up doujinshi and then convince people it's worth way more money than it actually is

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    Re: Your Fandom Resume

    Handle: atomik_sprout

    Age: 27

    Years in Fandom: Whoo!! Since conception, pretty much. ^_^ If I had to give an actual number, I'd say 25

    First anime: Voltron (Also known as Go Lion!)

    First manga: Ranma 1/2

    Number of anime series seen: Do I really have to go back that far? Aww! Way too many!! I tried counting and lost track at about 85. If I had to guess, I'd say somewhere between 100 to 200--though I may be underguessing.

    Number of manga read: Way to f***ing many!! I'd say 300-ish.

    Number of (real) DVDs owned: Suprisingly not too many. Maybe about 50-65. Now VHS?? Heh, REAL--not pirated--VHS, I still own quite a few. 30 or so.

    Number of (real) manga owned: Manga comes and goes like the wind. Just like my anime, they become borrowed and/or given away. All together, I'd say I've owned approximately 250.

    Fandom Experience (unpaid work on websites, fanfiction, translation, forums, fansub, fandub, etc): From middle school to high school, my best friend and I made comics and manga together, so that covers about six years. I had my own little entrepenuership goin' on when I was about 15 or so. I used to make cards and posters/banners for money with my own anime style drawing on them. Even made a good amount of pocket money. ^_^ It didn't last long though. Only about a year or so. And I'm always looking for feelance work, and brushing up on my skills.

    Industry Experience (actual paid jobs in anime/manga): None, really. I've submitted comic strips to various syndicates, but I've never worked profesionally.

    Relevant Skills: Photoshop, pencils, ink, colors, writing, and storyboarding.

    References: bratling, 59wayz, and Alondra. I don't think anyone else here is able to vouch for me, considering I don't share too much of my own work on the net. Although I've been trying to put a bit more of my work on AO. *Grumbles* I need my computer fixed...

    Why you are the biggest nerd ever (in 100 words or less): Because everyone I know outside of AO says so! I can't take three steps without someone calling me a nerd. My best friend says I'm the biggest otaku he knows and I thought HE was! Because I can't sleep without watching some kind of anime or Japanese media and because I've probably got the biggest J-Pop collection in American history! My people can back me up on that. ^_^


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    Re: Your Fandom Resume

    Quote Originally Posted by tsurara View Post
    Number of (real) manga owned: ...100+ doujinshi

    Relevant Skills: ...the ability to find extremely ****ed up doujinshi and then convince people it's worth way more money than it actually is
    Sold! I'll bear many children for ****ed up doujin which probably isn't worth it.

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