Introduction: Welcome!

Welcome everyone, to my blog.  My name is Mr. Mir.  I am pretty much your typical geek: I love to play videogames, like to watch anime, listen to music, read, make videos of me reviewing videogames or anime, and writing about topics I like.  A few days ago, I decided to do something productive with my hobbies of videogames and anime: I was thinking about starting a blog in which I would write about my thoughts about videogame and anime related topics or even write text reviews because I’ve always been more comfortable with writing than speaking.  Well, now that thought is reality.

I plan to post at least twice a week.  My posts may be text reviews (with pictures, of course), first impressions of a videogame/anime, opinion/rant posts on videogame or anime related topics, or just post about whatever is on my mind.  I’ll link videos from my YouTube channel as I complete them.  Now onto details about me.

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I’ve been playing videogames since December 1988, which was when I got the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) as a Christmas present.  I still remember spending the whole morning playing the included Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt cartridge.  I was just 5 years old at the time.  Now, almost 25 years later, I have played games on the NES, SNES, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, GameCube, PSP, Wii, and Xbox 360.  I was (and still am) a huge fan of the video arcade and loved to go every weekend.  Now, I mainly play games on the gaming PC I built back in 2011.  I’ve been playing videogames for so long that I feel like they are in my blood.

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I’ve been watching anime since I was around 10-11 years old (I believe the earliest anime I watched was an Ultraman movie), but I really got into it around 2000-2001, which was when Tenchi Muyo! first started airing on Toonami on Cartoon Network.  I’ll admit, the main aspect about anime that got me interested at the time was the cute ladies in the shows.  😀  As I watched more anime such as Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, and .hack//Sign, I realized that the intricate storylines, well written characters, art style, maturity and overall quality of anime was what I was ultimately interested in.  I still like to look at the ladies, though, so that aspect of my interest in anime is still there.  Although I own quite a few anime series on DVD, I’m still more of a video gamer than an anime viewer.

I’ve been making videos on YouTube since March 2008.  I started out with gameplay videos of Doom with 3D sprites and enhanced textures, but eventually I moved on to Let’s Plays, reviews and rants, which I called “vent sessions” in order to try to sound unique (I got the “vent session” idea from Five.Bolt.Main’s album Venting).  Nowadays, I haven’t been making many videos mainly due to real life issues and my own laziness, but I plan to change that.  However, I plan to make more blog posts than videos for the aforementioned reasons.  I’m not completely giving up on video making, though.  Lately I’ve also been uploading videos to Blip because YouTube apparently does not understand the definition of “fair use,” especially when it comes to anime reviews.  Videogame reviews seem to be just fine to them, though.  Biased much?  Here is the link to my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NLMir

Lately, I’ve been thinking about where to go in my life and what I can do to make my life better.  I think making this blog is a step in the right direction.  I plan to work on my writing skills, do something productive with my hobbies and maybe even meet new people with similar interests.

If you’re still reading this far, thanks so much!  I appreciate it!  Keep on hanging in there!