rolerwho
33 Ōsaka, Japan
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My self-summary
I grew up in Washington State, but have been living in Japan since 2004. I love music and concerts, board and video games, and spending time with friends.

I'm a nerd, a teacher, a fangirl, an academic, a gamer, a foodie, a writer, and a whole lot of other nouns.

I have three pet degus (small rodents), and hope to have a cat someday.

アメリカ人ですが2004年からずっと日本に住んでいます。大阪や音楽、友達と遊ぶ事が大好きです。
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a Japanese-to-English translator of video games, anime, and other entertainment media. The variety of the work is pretty fun!

In addition to my work, I spend a lot of time taking photos of plushies for my moray eel blog, organizing dinner parties for my friends, and making all sorts of goofy/nerdy crafts.

日本語から英語の翻訳をやっています。ゲーム・漫画・アニメ関係の依頼が多い。

休みの日にはよく手芸をやったり、ハウスパーティを開いたり、ブログのためにウツボのぬいぐるみの写真を撮ったりしている。
I’m really good at
learning languages, although since coming to Japan I haven't used my Spanish or German much at all and have pretty much forgotten them.

I'm getting much better at making little plush felt magnets, and other crafts that I like to make and send to friends.

Word games. I will most likely cream you at Boggle (once I've gotten some practice again; I don't get much chance to play it in Japan).
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very talkative, and can get really excited about the things I love.
よく喋るし、大好きな事には夢中になります。
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Dorothy Sayers, Connie Willis, Neal Stephenson, Terry Pratchett, 東野圭吾and so many others I can't begin to list them.
Movies: also too many to list, but - Big Hero 6, Lord of the Rings, Moulin Rouge, Scott Pilgrim, Avengers, Singin' in the Rain...
Shows: Dr. Who, Top Chef, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Gravity Falls, Midsomer Murders, Video Game High School, London Hearts, a whole bunch of goofy British panel shows...
Music: WEAVER, 関ジャニ∞, Plan-B, Johnny's WEST, jealkb, NICO Touches the Walls, waaaaaaaay too many others...
Food: CHEESE!, chocolate, しゃぶしゃぶ, raspberries, bell peppers, corn, pie, hot sandwiches, and lots more. I love food!
The six things I could never do without
Friends! My friends are extremely high on my priority list.

Concerts! I usually go to 2 to 4 a month. I like to have at least a ticket or two to look forward to at any given time.

Tasty food! It doesn't have to be expensive, but I like to enjoy my meals, not just fuel up.

Games! Anything from card games, board / boxed games, tabletop RPG's, party games, video games, to even stuff I'm truly horrible at like pool or darts or bowling.

the Internet! for work, for fun, and most of all, to keep in touch with people who are important to me

Recently: To-do lists. I was never much of a fan of them before, but for some reason they've been amazingly helpful for me in the past year or two. I'm getting things done!

友達!!
ライブ(音楽やお笑い)!月2回以上は行ってる。
美味しいもん!安いもんでもいいけどとにかく美味しいもんが食べたい!
ゲーム!テレビゲーム、ボードゲーム(モノポリーとかよりずっとずっと面白いのがあるから)、パーティゲーム、そして大変下手なビリヤードやボーリングまで好き。
ネット!仕事や趣味のためでも使うけど、遠くに住んでる家族や友達と連絡とる事も大事。
リスト!最近は用事とかをリストにして、終わると消すのが気持ちいい。
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what I'd like to do soon with my friends, what kind of craft I'd like to try next, good food, my favorite TV shows and entertainment events, the etymology of random words, and several more things I can never keep track because my brain wanders where it pleases when not reined in.

友達と何をしよっかなぁ、手芸で次何を作ろっかなぁ、この言葉は何でこの意味になったかなぁ、後好きなテレビ・バンド・イベントの事などなど。。。
On a typical Friday night I am
attending a concert or other live show (I used to go to tons of comedy shows but haven't so much recently, although I'd like to again), eating out or doing karaoke with friends, or possibly having a house party, although that's more common on Saturdays.
音楽やお笑いのライブによく行ったり、友達と外食やカラオケに行ったり、ホームパーティをよくします。
You should message me if
You think we have something in common and would enjoy each other's company. Please tell me what interests you think we share, or ask me a question, so we have a starting point for a conversation!

気が合うと思ったら、どの趣味が合うか教えて下さい!質問でも聞いてくれたら会話が進みやすくなるかも。
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