I tend not to drink all that much, though I do love a drop of nama beer at the end of lectures. Neither do I smoke - at all - though I'm not an anti-tobacco crusader. I've tried chemical assistance in my youth, but it did nothing for me - my imagination seems to be too far gone over the edge for weed to have any further affect. Meh...
However, I do love all sorts of anime - partly as I teach cultural anthropology here at Akita, in Japan, but also because I was raised on things such as Robotech, Capt. Harlock and Gundam.
I am Spherical, Bright, and Bouncy
I am exactly where I wish to be in the world and, after far too long, have found a place, and life focus which makes me feel at home - which is odd for a boy from Sheffield, considering I now live halfway up a snow covered mountain in Northern Japan.
I cannot see myself upping sticks any time soon for any reason to be honest. There is just too much to do here and far too much fun to be had locally.
Writing, but then again, as a researcher I have to be. I do write outside of academia as well, but as I am a Ghost Writer none of my work belongs to me, neither can I tell anyone about it - which is frustrating, though profitable enough.
Flying model aircraft, because everyone needs to be able to do something mad like this.
Making models, because you have to be when your model planes land upside down.
Then it is usually the insane grin and the wide eyes - worn not because I double for the Joker, but simply because I am on the good side of happy these days.
B: Tampopo, Lord of the Rings, Crumb, The Wizard of Speed and Time, A Matter of Life and Death.
C: Miles Davis, Tatsu Yano Project, Vaughn Williams, You and the Explosion Band, Adam and the Ants.
D: Vegeteraian Ramen (I know, I know..... This is special, m'kay?), Apples, Ice-cream, Fried Noodles, American Black Bread, Farmhouse Veg soup.
That and where my next anime fix is coming from. Must... buy... DVDs.
Either I am at Club Seven in town, soaking up Jazz, or at the local flea-pit soaking up a good film.