In brief: mom, fan of many things, occasionally strings words into something resembling a story, sings in the car
In a little more detail...
Hi! I'm Rachel. My primary fandom is my two super-awesome kids, currently aged 13 (and known around here as ItIsAshViolet) and 10 (not known around here, since he's not old enough yet ;)). Otherwise, I have a lot of interests and hobbies, including but not limited to: storytelling, reading, writing, martial arts, history, art, languages, genealogy, cooking, baking, photography, mythology/folklore, paranormal subjects, sewing, crochet... to name a few, lol. As for television/movies, I've loved too many shows and movies to list them all. The Princess Bride is my favorite movie of all time, with the Lord of the Rings, Rurouni Kenshin, and Cornetto trilogies, and Indiana Jones tetralogy being close seconds. I've been a big fan of British TV for awhile, and was active in the Robin Hood BBC and Merlin BBC fandoms (with a decent bibliography at AO3 and FFN-- both as Railise-- as a result).
My addiction to J-movies/-dramas started with the RuroKen movies (making me a fairly recent convert), which then led me to watch Bitter Blood and Umi no Ue no Shinryujo for Satoh Takeru and Takei Emi, since I loved their portrayals of Kenshin and Kaoru. When I came across Liar Game about a month later, I had a hard time believing Akiyama was played by the same actor who played Kota in Clinic, and quickly became a firm Matsuda Shota fan as I saw more of his work (at this point, it's quicker to list what I haven't seen of his than what I have, lol). That's how I tend to find things to watch-- I'll like an actor/actress in something, find other things they've been in, like other actors/actresses in those things, and so forth. I've also been known to follow screenwriters, directors, soundtrack composers, and other offscreen talent, though I haven't gotten into that as much as I'd like yet with Asian cinema. I've also become a big fan of Arashi-- my addiction started with hearing "Face Down" at the end of Kagi no Kakatta Heya, and thus Ohno was my first favorite and will always have a special place in my fandom heart; but Aiba's quickly become my ichiban. I adore all five of them, though, and I also foresee a long journey catching up on various Johnny's from here on out. :)
I tend to rate fairly high. I'm easy to please as a viewer, so you've really got to screw up badly for me to flat-out hate something. A 7 means it wasn't my cup of tea, but was pretty well done; or that it was my cup of tea, but could've stood some improvements. A 5 means I had fundamental problems with a drama but admit it still had positive qualities. Any lower than that... well, anything lower than a 5 isn't good, to put it simply.
Anyway, enough rambling! I love making new friends, so feel free to send me a friend request. :)
Have a lovely day!
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