Here's a short story for you about the history of how I came up with the nickname, user name, moniker, pseudonym, of animegirlie.
While I have always been an admirer of all things Japanese (kimonos, tabi socks, botan rice candy, the language, cherry blossom designs, wood block prints), animegirlie really began in a small little town outside the capital of Texas when I was in high school. One of my best friends in high school was, like me, an artist. We had several classes a day together and she spent most of her time drawing cartoons in a style I hadn't seen until we met. Monica was my introduction to Japanese comics.
I loved the style she used and jumped on everything I saw that looked, even remotely, like it. I scarffed up all the anime and related paraphernalia I could find. Speed Racer
was on MTV
and cartoon network
, a few years later, put Sailor Moon
I kept hearing, "you look like an anime girl, you know, like on Sailor Moon." It eventually evolved to, "You look like Sailor Jupiter," as the series became more popular.
Over the next few years working crap jobs, I kept hearing it more and more.
When I finally landed a video production job, guess where it was? My second real job was at an anime company. I worked for ADV Films
along with my future husband. I truly was an anime girl!! So I needed to sign up for IM and actually have a non-work related email address, so I decided that animegirlie was the perfect choice for me.
The name has stuck for years and years. I dreamed of having this domain, so that no matter what, anyone of my old friends or family could find me. All anyone has to remember is a cutesy funny name.
Animegirlie is my user name just about everywhere I have an account. I've been using this name for 10+ years - so most likely if you run into an anime girlie on the web - it's probably me.
Do you wonder why I don't talk about anime more here? I probably will, but as a professional, I was sort of soured on the industry here in the US by ADV Films, specifically. I have many, many favorite shows and could probably be persuaded to do a long "what I love about anime" post.