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The Frankensteiner
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Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby The Frankensteiner » May 2nd, 2006 5:32 am

Hey everyone, let's get to know one another better.
I'd like to know with whom I have things in common with.

I'll start off.

Name: Matt
Age: 24
Place of birth: New Brunswick, Canada
Furthest location travelled: Ottawa, Canada (Booooo! :cry:)
Places you want to go: British Columbia, Greece, Japan (and any where else that I can!)
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: French, Japanese.
Hobbies: Film making, 2D animation, Karate, Overnight hiking, Learning about other cultures, Anime, Video Games, and when I get the funds...travelling!
Occupation: Graphic Designer
Education: Animation and Graphics Technology
Favorite Movies: The Green Mile and Hotaru no Haka (Grave of the Fireflies)
Favorite Bands: Tool, Faith no More, The Beatles, Tears for Fears
Favorite Video Games: Street Fighter 3, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man. Shenmue
Ultimate Goal:
1. To get to Japan.
2. Run for the hills so I never have to come home.
Well, there's me. If you want to participate copy and paste the form into your post.
:D


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helen
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Postby helen » May 2nd, 2006 6:40 am

Good call on Grave of the Fireflies! Great film :)

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The Frankensteiner
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Postby The Frankensteiner » May 2nd, 2006 7:04 am

Thanks!
It's a great film, makes me cry every time.

Actually while in animation school my teacher hated anime and so did the majority of the 40 people in the course. So I organized a movie night and they watched it together in the college's theater. They were all balling at the end!

Afterwards they gave me a round of applause for showing them such a fantastic film. Even my teacher liked it, he admired the backgrounds especially. Actually out of the 40 or so people that attended only 1 didn't like it.

MintyFresh
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Postby MintyFresh » May 2nd, 2006 10:16 am

Name: Paul
Age: 36
Place of birth: Columbia, MO
Furthest location travelled: Venice, Itialy
Places you want to go: Everywhere the people are friendly.
Spoken languages: English.
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: I love traveling, plaing golf, finding food worth eating, all things computer and modding my WXR (06' Black).
Occupation: Computer Administrator.
Education: BS in Computer Science.
Favorite Movies: Matrix, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, anything by Hayao Miyazaki.
Favorite Bands: Morcheeba, Pogues, Waterboys, Metallica, ColdPlay, Snicker Pimps.
Favorite Video Games: I've been burnt out on Video Games for a while... MUDS are cool.
Ultimate Goal: Speak another language, travel all over the world and play an insturment.
A note about my name.... I have a fear of losing my teeth. So, I take very good care of them. My friends some times call me Minty or MintyFresh because of the mouth wash (26% booze, it's addictive.... I just can't help myself, LOL).

helen
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Postby helen » May 2nd, 2006 10:48 am

Name: Helen
Age: 19
Place of birth: Lincolnshire in England
Furthest location travelled: South of France
Places you want to go: Japan, Scandinavia, Canada, New Zealand, Senegal, everywhere
Spoken languages: English, French and German
Written Languages: English, French and German
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese, French and German
Hobbies: drawing, music, languages, films, countryside, travelling, swimming, cooking etc
Occupation: Student. English Language Assistant in Austria and Belgium from September
Education: French and German Degree at Edinburgh. 2 more years left
Favorite Movies: Breakfast At Tiffany's, Old Boy, Lost In Translation, Hero, Grave of the Fireflies, Wayne's World, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Battle Royale, Ghost World, Goodbye Lenin
Favorite Bands: Sufjan Stevens, Wilco, Bob Dylan, Stars, Bright Eyes, Air, Twilight Singers, Rilo Kiley, Grandaddy, Joy Zipper + lots of classical music
Favorite Video Games: I think the only one I ever played is Tekken and I was rubbish at it.
Ultimate Goal: Travel as much as possible, then have kids

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Postby Squallman » May 2nd, 2006 2:20 pm

Name: Matt
Age: 18
Place of birth: Nampa, ID, USA
Furthest location travelled: Florida! (Though I'm going to China this summer)
Places you want to go: Japan, China, Germany, The Collective Europe
Spoken languages: English, German
Written Languages: English, German
Languages in the process of learning: German, Chinese, Japanese
Hobbies: Movie making (www.renzokuken.com)
Occupation: Student
Education: Just about to finish high school
Favorite Movies: Spirited Away, Ran, Ikiru, Amelie, West Side Story, Royal Tenenbaums, Ju On: The Grudge 2, Chicago, Grave of the Fireflies, Princess Mononoke, The Princess Bride
Favorite Bands: Fountains of Wayne, Weezer, OK Go, Flogging Molly, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Polyphonic Spree, The White Stripes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Shins, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Keane, The Pillows, Tally Hall, U2, They Might Be Giants, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Orange Range
Favorite Video Games: Katamari Damacy, Civilization, Harvest Moon
Ultimate Goal: To get an editing job; ideally films, but happily tv.

Jason
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Postby Jason » May 2nd, 2006 3:55 pm

Name: Jason
Age: newly 26
Place of birth: Ferriday, LA, USA
Furthest location travelled: Orlando, FL. Yay Disneyworld!
Places you want to go: Japan. London (I have step-family there, including a little butthead....er..sister)
Spoken languages: English, Japanese (to a point)
Written Languages: English, Japanese (much better than speaking)
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: computers, programming, music composition, guitar, posting on online forums, video gaming, avoiding the Real World(TM).
Occupation: Graduate student
Education: BS in Computer Science. Working on Master's now
Favorite Movies: Spaceballs, basically anything by Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki
Favorite Bands: Tourniquet, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Pantera, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Beethoven, JS Bach, System of a Down, Alice in Chains, Queen, Soundgarden, Audioslave, the pillows, and lots lots more.
Favorite Video Games: I'm behind in current gaming. I mostly play stuff in MAME or other emulators. The last game I bought was Doom 3.
Ultimate Goal: At this moment, sleep.
Jason
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Ersby
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Location: S. England

Postby Ersby » May 2nd, 2006 5:00 pm

Name: Andrew
Age: 35
Place of birth: Hertfordshire, UK
Furthest location travelled: Puglia, south Italy
Places you want to go: Prague or Japan
Spoken languages: English, Italian
Written Languages: English, Italian
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: videogames, walking
Occupation: Data entry (woo hoo!)
Education: BA in an arty type thing with a long name
Favorite Movies: Twelve Angry Men
Favorite Bands: The Blue Nile
Favorite Video Games: Shenmue, Conker's BFD
Ultimate Goal: none :)

The Frankensteiner
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Postby The Frankensteiner » May 2nd, 2006 8:19 pm

LOL @ the origin of Mintyfresh's name.

Squallman,
Awesome! A fellow film maker. I'm going to check out your stuff when I get home tonight. I wish I had films uploaded besides my hastily made fight scenes. I have 15 minute long horror films as well.

Ersby,
AWESOME!
You like Shenmue, it's like one of my favorite games. How the heck could I have forgot to put it on my list!? I'm mad at myself now. I love the game so much, makes me want to go to Yokosuka and see if Yamanose, Sakuragaoka and Dobuita are real places.

Ersby
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Postby Ersby » May 2nd, 2006 9:15 pm

The Frankensteiner wrote:You like Shenmue, it's like one of my favorite games. How the heck could I have forgot to put it on my list!? I'm mad at myself now. I love the game so much, makes me want to go to Yokosuka and see if Yamanose, Sakuragaoka and Dobuita are real places.

It's almost pathetic how much I love this game. I played it (and its sequel) solidly for about four years. When you consider that my hobbies are videogames and walking, it's perfect for me!

The Frankensteiner
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Postby The Frankensteiner » May 2nd, 2006 9:31 pm

I know what you mean. I lived the game for years.
Paid over $100 Canadian to import the European version of Shenmue 2 for my Dreamcast. Best money I ever spent.

I love the original though, they caught the essence of what I like about Japan.
Things like the historically acurate weather really add to the realism. I love how if you play and the game date is December 13th 1987 and it's raining, then it actually was raining on that date in real life Yokosuka. Spectacular attention to detail.

I actually loved going to work on the forklifts at the harbour. Almost made me pursue a similar career here in my city. :lol:

Ersby
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Postby Ersby » May 2nd, 2006 9:36 pm

helen wrote: Goodbye Lenin
Yay!

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Postby JockZon » May 2nd, 2006 9:48 pm

Name: Joakim Andersson
Age: 17
Place of birth: Salem near Stockholm, Sweden
Furthest location travelled: Venice, Italy and Barcelona, Spain
Places you want to go: Japan (duh 8)), the UK, USA and lot's of other places.
Spoken languages: Swedish, english and german (in process but I speak it half fluently)
Written Languages: Same as spoken.
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese, italian and dutch. (German and english)
Hobbies: Music (I play the piano and sing), languages, movies.
Occupation: Student
Education: Don't how to explain the swedish school system but I've finished the school that the law says you must go (9 years), and are now studying at the next stage. I think you could translate it to upper secondary school.
Favorite Movies: Kill bill, Zozo, Amelie from Montmartre
Favorite Bands: I have too many :wink: But I play in a band myself.
Favorite Video Games: :shock:
Ultimate Goal: To be fluent in many languages and that I could live on my music.http://www.abacusmusic.se The site is in swedish though

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Postby esp » May 2nd, 2006 11:01 pm

Name: Anthony
Age: 20
Place of birth: Cardiff UK
Furthest location travelled: Marbella (south of Spain)
Places you want to go: Japan, New Zealand, Mexico
Spoken languages: English, French, Spanish
Written Languages: English, French
Languages in the process of learning: Spanish, Japanese
Hobbies: Movies, Music, Videogames, Football (Soccer), cricket
Occupation: Lazy Student
Education: In the middle of an engineering degree
Favorite Movies: La Haine, Amorres Perros, Gohatto
Favorite Bands: Led Zeppelin, Smashing Pumpkins
Favorite Video Games: Metal Gear series, Final Fantasy Series, Half-Life series
Ultimate Goal: Not sure, I wouldn't mind designing cars or bullet trains in Japan though

Brugg
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Postby Brugg » May 2nd, 2006 11:52 pm

Name: Jostein
Age: 19
Place of birth: Oslo, Norway
Furthest location travelled: Aswan, Egypt
Places you want to go: South America, Japan, China, going to travel around Europe this summer
Spoken languages: Norwegian, English
Written Languages: Norwegian, English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese, Spanish, German
Hobbies: Music (composing, playing guitar, bass, drums and some blues piano), drawing and graphics, planning to return to martial arts, japanese, traveling, mountain walking, a little activism now and then
Occupation: Studying (untill this summer!)
Education: I guess the most correct translated term would be "upper high".
Favorite Movies: Bin Jip, Fight Club, Studio Ghibli creations, Star Wars 3-6, to name a few
Favorite Bands: Hard to choose! Some random examples: The Pixies, Dream Theater, Radiohead, Röyksopp, early Jean-Michell Jarre, Shpongle, Beethoven.
Favorite Video Games: Zelda 64, Starcraft, good old LBA2, perhaps DDR :shock:
Ultimate Goal: Yet to be figured out.


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