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About you and everyone!
« on: May 10, 2014, 05:32:45 pm »
Hello! :)

Well, I guess I’ll start this stuff here and tell you a little bit about me.
Hm... But what?

Let’s see! I like creativity and I love drawing, singing, voice acting, writing and I'd do stuff like that all day long, but unfortunately I have to work most of my time.

Actually I'm a graphic designer, but it's really difficult to find a job in this métier, so I'm working in an open space office at the moment. Most of the time I deal with pissed customers, because I’m doing stuff like complaint management for a car-rental company. Well, it’s not my dream job, but at least I have nice colleagues.

When I was younger I also went to university – Japan studies, ethnology and work-orientated linguistics in an intercultural context… But unfortunately a lot of… not so nice and horrible things happened and somehow I managed it to exmatriculate myself. ^^°

But I still love Japan and the Japanese society, history and language. And I’d like to go back there one day.

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 04:14:43 am »
Hi there :)

Ok so what can I tell you... I'm much closer to being 30 than 20 but I still have the mind of a 20 year old^^. I don't know that many manga, anime, games, etc, but I'm always very passionate about the ones I love. I also waste spend a lot of my time watching American TV shows, although many of those I used to love have ended now (making me feel even older XD) And I'm a sucker for original versions, no matter which language. I'd rather not watch something than watch it in horrible French dub.

I absolutely love to travel. I've been lucky enough to travel to many countries already... Germany, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Hungary, Japan, Singapore, USA, Canada, New Zealand... Whatever's making me leave my home country (France) is fine with me I guess^^.

I've also had the amazing opportunity to live in Japan for almost 2 years... And I don't know if I'll ever recover from leaving. I'll never forget the amazing people I met and all the crazy experiences I've had there. I guess this is where my heart is :) Now... I'll be living in Luxembourg very soon, I'll see how it is.

Other than that... I'm an IT engineer, which I absolutely hate (I guess a big part of why I loved Japan was that I was NOT doing that but teaching French and English to wonderful people), so I like to escape the real world in the things I love. Like... No.6 made me start writing a lot, and I loved it :)

Ok, I guess that's enough about me! Let's hear about the other members now^^



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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 10:27:02 pm »
Alright, let's see.
I am Elmira, as many of you probably already know. There isn't much mystery about me really since I'll openly say my full name and whereabouts without reservation, though that's probably because of how many times I've moved from one place to another in my life, I just don't have a sense of truly belonging anywhere to worry about my security :'D

I love reading beyond measure. I can't imagine a life without books, without the smell of ground-wood paper and the languid descent of another reality replacing my own. My most precious belongings are the books I own and I am on my way of building my library and dream of one day having one of those library / study rooms in my house that you see pictures of on hipster Tumblr blogs :/

I also love writing and I believe the latter was reinforced by my fascination with the former and they both eventually led me to realize that I am profoundly in love with the English language and will forever be so.

I am 24 years old, will be 25 in June and I love summers because I love the warmth of sunlight and that near.. listless, overwhelming beauty of things that gleam under the sun. I will forever be drawn to and mesmerized by the sea and storms and the moon. My name means 'moonlight' and although pale and not comparable to the brilliance of the sun and to those carrying the sun in their hearts, I try to draw inspiration from the moon's humility and stubborn persistence to shine against the inky black of all-encompassing darkness. I can be happy with the smallest of things and am generally a very hopeful, dreamy person but not at the expense of reality. I let dreams motivate me and inspire me but I don't count on them to put food on the table and because of a lot of things that happened in the past that made me the kind of person I am today, I am constantly in dire need of control and stability in my life.

I work freelance for an advertisement agency as a writer / editor / columnist. I am painfully underpaid and thus looking for a second job right about now. I am also fixing to get my driver's license and somehow become a more useful member to society, to my family and someone I can be proud of myself. I have a lot of insecurities and I hate that I do and it's a battle everyday to fight them but I haven't given up yet, nor have I made an irreparable blunder because of them (let's not jinx it "OTL). I am a hopeless romantic, like the kind you see in stupid love stories with bad endings; it takes a lot for me to fall in love but if I do, I am really, devastatingly stupid about it :/

So, yeah.. sorry it was unnecessarily long and reasonlessly wordy OTL
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 10:59:52 pm »
Figured I should say something here too  ;)

Hello guys! I'm Lauren, a 19 year old role player and games design student who's going to soon attend a creative writing studies course in university! I love drawing and writing mostly, I spend a lot of my time doing as such on the internet, heh. I tend to ramble on a lot when it comes to things I love most and almost never sleep to be quite honest due to friends and timezones and whatnot, it's a shame I don't like coffee because that could probably be a big help for me. ; n;

But yes! I spend a lot of my time on tumblr and also I edit fanvids on for youtube too  :D when I have the inspiration too of course. I play the piano as well though I haven't been practicing in ages. I want to hopefully become a concept artist and/or author of any kind when I grow up. I took two years of art and design before changing my mind to a media course and then changing my mind again to games design. I'm a really forgetful and indecisive person and it can take its toll on me but I manage! I should probably mention that I'm a huge fan of video games and anime and of course No. 6 has always been a favourite of mine above others, though I do like many others.

I also write fanfiction a lot alongside my role playing, though when I gain enough courage I'll probably end up posting it online, I usually tend to keep my fanfiction private.. the same goes for my art too, ahah.

I'm also working on an RPG game in the summer to hopefully release! I don't often type/talk about myself so this probably sounded a little weird. But hello guys!
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 11:37:57 pm »
Oh this is so exciting. Hi guys.
Okay, I'm Vox (evidently). My only claims to fame are my abilities to write things and embarrass myself. Ask me about my Nezushi larping. (Actually don't. Haha.)

I'm a college student in a cold part of the world. I discovered No. 6 over the long winter. It kept me warm. (I have a sarcastic sense of humor. Can you tell? Oh, and I like parentheticals.)
Like Yuneyn, I'm also a world traveler. Been to France, England, the States, New Zealand, Italy, Austria, Germany, Greece, and Morocco. Never been to Japan, sadly, but hoping to go someday, especially because I know a thing or two about the history of Japanese art. (Should be writing an essay about that right now, actually.)

I have too many interests for my own good. I write, draw, cosplay, rp, run a lame tumblr blog, watch too much anime, play video games, photography, and probably some other stuff too. I like nature. I like food. IDK. Talk to me about anything, I'm friendly. =)

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 02:43:15 am »
I'm Weisel! I live in the United States and move fairly often between the NE and SW. Even though I use German sometimes, I assure you I am far from fluent; it's a language that comforts me but I don't use it outside of my mom's household so if I embarrass myself with my poor abilities, that's why. I'm trying to get better, though.

I've attended four semesters at two different universities to study art, environmental science, music technology, and I plan to attend massage school in the fall. I've worked several jobs in the past, though I am currently unemployed in preparation for my next move to New York. I've worked as a salesperson for a bakery, a helper on a small wildlife conservation, a sales floor worker at Target, a baker at a coffee shop, a manager at a not-for-profit thrift store, a teacher's assistant at a private academy, a cashier at an electronics store, a writer for a visual novel company, and a cashier at a Käthe Wohlfahrt store. I'm also a certified Reiki master and an ordained minister. I'd love to learn beekeeping soon, too.

I enjoy creating things, mainly writing, sewing, knitting, and baking. I really love cosplay, not only for making and wearing costumes, but also meeting people through the hobby and having some great experiences I wouldn't have otherwise.

I enjoy traveling for any reason, even if it ends up being a trip involving driving for days on end or sleeping at a cafe table to wait for a flight. There's always something to gain from even the worst experiences. My favorite places have been colder places like Maine and Alaska. I've been to the Netherlands, Ghana, France, Norway, and nearly all the states in the US.

I come from a very musical family and have been heavily involved in music throughout my education. I've played piano, trumpet, mellophone, euphonium, french horn, and concertina. My sister and I are both very passionate about music and have recently started creating works together; she's getting her master's degree in music performance and has started working on her own compositions that I in turn help edit, perform, and record. Just this past winter, I got her addicted to No.6. (And her reaction to the end was silently crying and telling me "Nezumi's being annoying.")

I myself wasn't aware of No.6's existence until a little over two years ago when my ex-girlfriend introduced me to it and I have been completely in love with the series ever since. (In complete honesty, not a single day has gone by that I haven't thought of Nezumi and Shion.) The series has inspired me in a seemingly infinite amount of ways. It's given me the drive to improve my writing and cosplay skills, better myself as a person in physical, mental, and spiritual aspects, and it's gotten me through some very difficult times. (I know it sounds overdramatic, but No.6 has been a lifeline for me countless times.) It's kept me from giving up through some nasty things like surgery complications, physical health issues, and some really awful mental issues. (Which by the way, I'm absolutely always willing to talk about those kinds of things if anyone wants or needs. I'll never ignore a request to discuss those things. It's important!)

Being able to help others makes me happier than anything else. I'll always offer all the help I can to anyone who asks. That's a very important part of who I am! Honestly, there are a lot of bad things that have happened in my life that have really affected me, though I'd like to stick with the positive here. Basically, my family life is like a terrible soap opera and it's a miracle I'm still alive today. On the bright side, I've always managed to learn something from those experiences, and I feel that with the ridiculous range of life issues I've experienced, I'll be able to understand and help a lot more people than I would otherwise. Once I've settled down and have some stability in my life, I'd really like to foster kids, mainly "problematic" teenagers, and all these lessons I've learned in life will help me be the parent they need.

That's most of what I can think of at the moment. A few other details are that I'm 21, very short, and have a very, very cute pet cat.

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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2014, 03:10:30 am »
Wow, lots of new people since last night! Guess I'll join in and introduce myself then, too~

I'm listenforthelove, though I mostly go by Mizumi or Miz online. I'm 23 and from the Netherlands, but I'm am currently staying in Japan, returning here for the first time in four years. (I'm staying here until the end of May, so if I'm a little slow at first with responding to any topics, that's why.)

I have a BA in Japanese language and culture, though it's been a while since I graduated and I haven't been able to get a job in the field, so my Japanese skills aren't as good as I wish they were. No. 6 has helped me in many things, but also in keeping my language up to date, since I almost immediately ordered the novels after reading them online, haha. That's about a year and a half ago now, after my friend introduced me to the manga at the end of 2012.

I love to write stories, and I like drawing as well, though I'm less invested in the latter. But to be honest, No. 6 is very inspiring to me in both fields, so I've been drawing quite a lot again lately. Next I love to translate, if only to polish up my language skills. I've also been taking a liking to gaming the last couple of years, now that I can actually afford the consoles, though I'm mostly stuck on JRPGs. And last but not least, I love reading!

As said, a dear friend of mine introduced me to No. 6 a year and a half ago, then only the manga, but she directed me to the novels once I got too frustrated about it still running and it's becoming a slight obsession since.

Ehm, hi to you all! -waves-

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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2014, 12:09:47 pm »
Hello everybody! :D It's nice you're here!

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(Also, I'm kind of foul-mouthed, but I'll try to rein it in for Ahiku, who seems pretty hard on my cussing).

@thesexymaid: Oh god, I don't have a problem with it. Be my guest. XD There's no need to rein it. Just be yourself, please. (But don't make other people cry, please...or insult them... or... I don't know.)
Btw thanks for posting, even though it's not your thing. I'm sorry to hear that you've health issues. (.__.) That sucks. Hope this will get better. Get well soon. (>_<)

@Weisel: Oh... your mom's household? Is your mom German, then? :3 Willkommen im Forum, Weisel. Ich freu mich, dich kennenzulernen.

Aww...everyone is still so young. I feel pretty old. Q___Q *goes into a corner and cries*

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2014, 12:18:43 pm »

Aww...everyone is still so young. I feel pretty old. Q___Q *goes into a corner and cries*

Don't worry, I'm still one year older than you... I'll be the forum's grandma :P
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2014, 03:45:09 pm »
@Ahiku: My mom isn't German herself and my family hasn't been German in terms of living in the country for a couple generations, but her father was raised speaking Pennsylvania Dutch (which, if anyone else is wondering, has nothing to do with the Dutch and is actually a dialect of German). He tried dropping that language from his family since at the time it was only "lower class" families that used it, but he'd slip up a lot when I grew up living with him. My mom wasn't raised speaking German, but she's pretty intent on keeping that part of our family history alive, so she tries making it a part of our daily lives as much as she can, though she's focused on the German part, not the Pennsylvania Dutch part. It is actually useful in the area I grew up since it's still used in some parts of the community, mainly in Amish and Mennonite families. Pennsylvania Dutch is used more for everyday conversation while high German is used more formally, mainly in church. It's kind of fun to be working at a farmers' market with the Amish farmers there because they think I can't understand what they're saying at all, but little do they know... But I'm still learning myself since I really struggle with languages in general (I mean, I only passed Spanish II in high school because I was dating an illegal immigrant from Mexico that semester). While it's a miracle if I can keep up with a conversation, I still really love the language and it feels a lot more "right" to me. The sound is comforting to me, I prefer how the language looks written out over English, and even if my vocabulary is super limited, speaking it feels really comfortable in terms of saying the actual words, as if the sounds fit in my mouth better than any other language, if that makes any sense at all... My dad thinks it's more important to know more widely used languages like Spanish (even though he actually forgot Spanish when he used to be fluent as a kid), but my parents are separated so he can't really control that from across the country. My sister speaks Spanish, though. I can understand a little of that, but speaking it is even more embarrassing than trying to speak German since my mouth refuses to say anything without a horrible American accent (Bwen-ahs man-yawn-as!). But hey, that works for her since she's seeing a Panamanian guy. Anyway, maybe I can practice my German a lot more now that I'm not trying to keep up with work or school! But at this point I'm still way too self conscious to try speaking it outside of my home. I get super embarrassed with even the smallest mistakes.

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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2014, 04:59:35 pm »
Oh wow, I'm so excited for this!

Hi there, my name is Hanna and I'm eighteen :) I live in Israel and I only very recently discovered No.6. I gobbled up the anime and novels in a worryingly amount of time and I'm currently up to the 5th volume of the manga. I hope to order more once I have the funds! Either way, I was rather sad about getting into a fandom which was so much smaller and (at least so I thought) less active than my other fandoms, so you can imagine how surprised I was to see that there were still people posting art and fanfiction!

As for me, I haven't done much yet uwu I edited a short video (which I'll share on the appropriate thread later) after years of not opening Sony Vegas, but that's about it for the moment. I don't feel secure enough to write any fanfiction on my own because I don't feel like I have a good grip on their character enough for me to weave into a storyline. However, if I gain experience by roleplaying, I'm sure that will change, so if anyone is willing to take on a newbie...  ;)

Other than that...well, I adore reading (historical fiction and fantasy are my guilty pleasures) and writing, but my main hobby is snail mail! There's nothing like receiving a handwritten letter in the mailbox :) I also enjoy debating (participated for a few years in the Model UN) and baking. Next year I'll be in a joint nine month program with Israelis and Americans in Jerusalem, after which I'll enlist in the army.

I hope to make new friends in this wonderful and talented fandom <3

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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2014, 05:09:04 pm »
@Hannaadi88: Snatching up this opportunity!! I'd love to have someone to write letters to since I've never tried doing that before but you're right, there's nothing quite like getting a letter delivered to your door that you can physically hold in your hands. Please give me an excuse to make cute papers and envelopes!! Also we can totally talk about baking. And I can't say I'm great at RPing, but I'd be willing to try it out with you if you want. I know that feeling of "I want to RP but no one else wants to..."

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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2014, 05:25:31 pm »
@Weisel: I wasn't expecting a reply so quickly! It's lovely to meet you <3

Aaah, snail mail is what makes my world go round, personally. It's always a thrill to open a package or a letter and get a taste of another country, imagine how the other person put the time and effort in writing and sending you what you now hold in your hands.

So yes, having someone to write to who loves No.6 and baking would be absolutely wonderful <3 Karan would be proud, being an avid penpal herself xD I'd be very happy to take you up on your roleplaying offer as well!!

I'll send you a message with my contact info so that we don't clog up the thread :)

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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2014, 05:29:00 pm »
Looks like its time for me to introduce myself as well, sorry if this becomes super long and confusing, I don't think I've ever been good at this sort of thing.

My name is Lydia and I'm 18! I'm starting my first year of college this fall (eep!) and I hope to become a illustrator/concept artist someday in the future. Besides sitting on the internet all day, I used to be a competitive swimmer but my last season ended in the fall ;( now my only real hobby is drawing and attempting the occasional cosplay. 

I really love anime, and I've simultaneously watched too much and not enough, as my list of series I still need to see is over 20 shows long...I only got into the No.6 anime a few months ago, but I loved it so much that I now own all of the manga that's published so far and I'm slowly working through the novels. I've posted some fanart for No.6 a few times and I have two wips in my art folder that I might finish maybe someday. (Does anyone remember that dadzumi joke comic that went around a while ago? Yeah that's my legacy in the no.6 fandom so far.) Anyways feel free to request/suggest art from me! It just might take a few days/weeks hehe.

I'm super happy to meet all of you and I hope we can be friends! c:

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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2014, 07:46:01 pm »
/casually whispers from a corner

this might actually be my favorite thread on this board so far...
i love reading about all of you guys... you have such diverse, amazing, fascinating stories. Ughitmakesmesohappy.
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