So here we go!
A Short History of Me
My name is Seb, and I live in Sydney. I've been into anime for an assload of time, though on a rather on/off basis. My first anime was UFO Robo Grendizer, which I suspect, gives me mad old school brownie points.
Sadly however, Grendizer would not be followed by any other titles for quite a few years. It was only during my primary school years, during the height of the Pokemon craze, that I would watch anime again.
And somewhat unsurprisingly, it would be some time more before I saw any other titles. Nonetheless, with the advent of cable TV which came about during my early high school days, I was introduced to shows such as Sakura Taisen, You're Under Arrest, and a show whose name I've forgotten, about a school that transformed into a giant robot. This was the period in which my anime fandom would begin in earnest.
Over the years, a considerable number of titles such as Ghost in the Shell, .Hack//Sign, Excel Saga, Noir and others. However, anime hit another lull in my life as I spent my later high school years in a traditional boarding school, where internet access was severely limited, and where no dvd stores were in any reasonable distance. It was during this time that my interest in anime essentially dwindled to nonexistence.
Fast forward to last September 2008, where my friends Seth, Gabby, Bridget and James invited me to attend the 2008 Sydney Animania with them. Now despite having zero interest in anime by this point, I decided that I may as well go along with the ride.
Me at Sydney Animania 08. Earning my title of World's Most Dedicated Cosplayer. (Note the sexy Kamina in the background)
Long story short; Animania was fucking awesome and reignited all the love of anime that I probably had bottled up inside me over the years.
Since then, I've watched a metric assload of anime both old and new, with standouts including Gurren Lagann, Ouran High School Host Club, Re: Cutey Honey, Dancouga Nova, Martian Succersor Nadesico, Bamboo Blade and many, many more.
Dancouga Nova featured a giant robot piloted by a crazy hotblooded chick, what more could I ask for?
And that brings us to this blog. It was after Animania that I started viewing anime blogs round the blogosphere. During this time, I came to a certain realization; that the blogs out there were missing a certain...something. And that something, was sarcasm, hatred, and self loathing. Which is what Taikutsu Remedy aims to offer it's readers.
So What am I Like?
Two words best describe me; arrogant, and asshole. Also, people who know me in real life will attest to the fact that I take great pleasure in reminding people of my genius level IQ of 180.
If I was an anime character, I'd be this guy. Except with a better haircut. And a better obsession then card games. Possibly bukkake porn.
My natural state is anger, and I do not exaggerate when I say I am driven by hate. Almost everything I do is motivated by hatred of something. For instance, as a university student, I push myself to study hard not because I want to do as well as I can do, but because I hate the thought of people dumber then me getting better marks then me.
Also, I swear a lot. Moreso in real life then in my blog. Generally, if I swear at you, it means I like you. Or at least don't hate you. As a general rule, I call all my female friends 'bitch', and all my male friends, 'slut'.
Aside from that, I am also a strong supporter of equal gender rights. I describe myself as both a feminist, and one who supports men's rights as well (apparently the term is Masculinist, but I refuse to call myself that until the term is rebranded with a cooler name. Might I suggest, 'Asskicker').
I also tend to support other socially liberal causes, ranging from more conventional ones such as gay marriage, to the more controversial such as the legalization of incestuous marriage and sexual intercourse between consenting adults.
And this seems to come as a surprise to most people, but I am a practising Catholic (most people assume that I'm an Atheist or Agnostic, which to be fair, I was for some time). My personal philosophy is that if God is the omnipotent, omniscient creator of everything, s/he/it probably has better things to do then stress about what kind of holes I put my dick into.
Should I ever lose my belief in God, I would be quite happy to believe in this MAN. It would, after all, be reciprocal.
Anime That Gets Me Hard
In no particular order, here are my five favourite animes:
- Gurren Lagann
- Dancouga Nova
- Excel Saga
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
A hotblooded giant robot of a MAN.
Manga That Gets Me Hard
Again in no particular order:
- Suikoden III
- Sgt. Frog
- Immortal Rain
- Yozakura Quartet
I am an ardent lover of three things; porn, super robots and english dubs.
I adamantly defend the English dubbing industry and greatly respect the oftentimes excellent work that they do.
Similarly, I greatly admire the porn industry, and the excellent work that they do. However, I realize the ethically questionable nature of pornography and do keep that in mind. Generally however, I have no problem as long as all involved are doing it of their own free will, and are not being taken advantage of.
As for super robots, c'mon! They're giant fucking robots with crazy ass powers! What's not to like!?
Now as for things I dislike; certain subsets of the sub favouring fan community, moe and those stupid shy girls who keep popping up in anime.
One of the easiest ways to piss me off and earn my ire is to suggest that true anime fans only watch subs, whereas it's only anime newbs who prefer dubs. Seriously, aside from being a fucking retarded opinion with about as much merit as a steaming pile of horseshit, it also makes you look like an elitist dickweed; another subset of people who need to be kicked in the face.
The guy on the receiving end of this tried to claim that English dubbing was inherently inferior.
And yes, I am an ardent hater of moe. Honestly, I don't understand as to how that shit appeals to people. I find it at best, stupid and cheesy, and at worst, just fucking sexist.
A specific subset of moe that I hate are what's known as Yamato Nadeshiko; the ideal Japanese woman. Apparently in Japan, the ideal woman is a fucking footstool with all the drive and ambition of a worker ant whose sole duty in life is to look pretty and cook good tasting shit for her husband. I'm sorry, cultural sensitivity can go fuck itself at this point; this is nothing but fucking chauvinism.
So let's get this straight; Shizuka is like fucking five times smarter then Nobita. So after they get married...she becomes a housewife, and Nobita the sole breadwinner. What the fuck? What the bleeding, mind bending fuck?
My Ideal Anime Woman
Now I've always been a fan of action girls, and anime is chuckfull with kickass warrior women such as Elle Ragu, Subaru Nakajima and Matoko Kusanagi.
But if I ever had to pick one lady of anime to declare my undying love to, it would be Katina Tarask of Super Robot Wars. For one thing, she and I share very similar personalities; we only have two moods, angry, and very angry.
Also, she's everything I would want in a woman; hot blooded and piloting a giant robot.
So yeah, this is me in a nutshell. If anyone would ever want to meet me in real life (I can't imagine why), chances are good that you'll see me round whatever anime conventions are happening round Sydney.
As an aside, if I ever were to have a theme song to my life, it would be this: