Suppose I should really use this space to ramble about myself a bit……..as if anyone would be interested!
I’m no longer twenty-something, hail from Northern Ireland and have spent way too much of my free time watching foreign cartoons. The interest began back when I was about 16, when I started taking note of shows like Dragonball Z, Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon and Tenchi Muyo (as well as the obligatory Pokemon & Digimon) airing on TV. I liked the artstyle and energy the shows had and was interested enough to scrimp up my pitiful wages for the DVD boxsets. And then I went to Uni and completely forgot about anime for three years (aside from the box sets that came with me).
Upon graduation I found myself jumping from job to job & with way too much free time on my hands, so I decided to see if I could find any shows similar to those foreign cartoons I had so enjoyed. I booted up YouTube watched things like InuYasha, Rurouni Kenshin, Naruto, Fruits Basket and Elfen Lied. When that resource started to dry up I discovered the world fansubs & torrents and promptly developed an incurable addiction. The rest is history – I have spent 8 months of my life watching anime so far……..and I don’t regret it at all……well not much!
The next natural step for me was blogging. I had been writing short reviews and season previews for a forum for a while and decided that I should probably start archiving some of these externally – which lead to Caraniel’s Ramblings being opened in July 2009. At first this blog was a simple archive for my reviews (and outlet for my temper when I got pissed off at work), but in the Winter season of 2010 I decided to try my hand at episodic blogging…….and here I am! Due to ill-health I’m not the best at keeping a regular schedule, and at the moment I’m on a sort of hiatus due to travelling round the world. However I have absolutely no intention of quitting writing any time soon – it’s too much fun to give up!
Anyway, this is turning into an essay. I’m always happy to hear from people, so either drop me a line here, or e-mail me at – caraniel @ hotmail . com.
Thanks for reading~!