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Suppose I should really use this space to ramble about myself a bit…… 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 9 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 I’m only getting back into things after taking a year off to travel 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, e-mail me at – caraniel @ hotmail . com, or stalk me on Twitter or

You may also be interested in my:
50 Questions post
Aniblog Tourney posts (be warned, may contain singing)
Leibster Awards Nomination post
ABC Awards Nomination post

Thanks for reading~!


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