A Little History About This Site
I know it is a shameful label according to the current
zeitgeist of the internet but I think I am an individualist. At
any rate I don't get along with online communities which is why
I decided to set up my own personal site where I can say what I
want without getting into useless arguments with others.
I have worked on and off on this website for much longer than I
expected. Although I officially created this site on Sep 23,
2017, I didn't start actively working on this site until a
couple of years later, even then I gave up on this site a few
times for as long as 7 months in a row. This site is nothing to
brag about, it barely gets a thousand views a day, but it is the
online project I have put most work into so I am fond of it.
Honestly I am surprised that I haven't abandoned this site yet,
and I will be even more surprised if I will have not abandoned
this site in a couple of years. I am a very fickle man who can't
be interested in one thing for a long time. In fact, a brief
look around this site should reveal that I write about a lot of
things because I can't just maintain my interest in one thing
for too long.
I was born in 1997 in a little picturesque town in Tuscany on
the Italian peninsula. My parents were immigrants from some tea
drinking, cricket playing third world democratic socialist
island republic. My main interest is anime.
I have watched anime for as long as I remember, some of my
earliest memories in life were watching anime. I moved across
countries and continents but my interest did not waver and only
has grown more intense each passing year.
These days I run a little podcast
about anime and related topics. Do let
me know if you want to join, as I am always looking for
members for the podcast. As with this website there is no
guarantee for how long I'll be able to keep posting but I have
had a pretty good run.
My hobbies include cycling, guitar playing, and going to the
gym, so I do sometimes write about these though I try to stick
to anime since that's the focus of this site. I suppose YouTube
is another fixation of my life, and so I do write my reactions
on YouTubers I watch on my diaries.
I don't think these facts are important but since they might be
of interest to some: I am of south asian descent, I am currently
single and live somewhere in East (I guess?) Scotland.
I am an optimist but I prefer my optimism laced with pessimism (for flavour).
Because I am not ashamed of being an Otaku. If anything I am
constantly worried that I don't know enough about anime or
haven't done enough (like learning Japanese) to call myself an
Otaku. Having that said I don't group myself together with other people who call themselves Otaku. I have my own standards, and though I may look at others for ideas, I will be the final judge of my conduct.
Things That I Don't Like
I used to write about politics but
onlinepolitics is a loser's game so I try not to talk about it.
Dead Writers Whom I Admire
There are people who are alive that I admire but people who are
alive can and do change whereas the dead remain reliably the
same. I wouldn't want to edit this list once I change my opinion
of someone because of something they did or said.
- Nietzsche: His life was full of suffering and social failure but through will power and reason he lived a life full of joy and personal success. He showed an admirable individualistic unwillingness to yield to despair or inactivity. A bountiful spirit which gave to others out of a sense of abundance.
- George Orwell: An ordinary man and a competent and
engaging writer that inspired me to start writing essays. A
lot of writers can be intimidating and make you feel like why
should you even bother when you can't reach their level but
reading Orwell made me feel like writing was something that I
could do too.
- Christopher Hitchens: A very good speaker and a
well-read writer who did not posses many original ideas but
always made sure to point you towards other writers. He got me
interested in reading and in Orwell too.