Edit: This was really long, sorry!
Hello! I’m Echo, I’d rather not tell my age, and I’m from Melbourne, Australia! It’s amazing to find such a collective of people so enthusiastic about 07th Expansion that speak English. I had no idea there was such a large fanbase for it since some series aren’t that well known (unfortunately).
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to read the VNs for Higurashi and Umineko, as it’s been troublesome getting my hands on the version I want. However, I’ve completely read Higurashi and Umineko, as well as watched the anime. I’ve only just started Rose Guns Days, and am slowly beginning to get back into Higanbana, as I lost interest in it for a while.
My first series was Higurashi, because my father came back from the library one day and dumped a bunch of manga into my arms and said that I might enjoy it. Little did either of us know, the book he gave me with a “4” marked on it was the very last volume in Matsuribayashi-hen, so before I got to read the series properly I already knew the ending. Oops.
Of course, my favourite has to be a tie between Higurashi and Umineko. They’re honestly just so different and have impacted me in such different ways that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to choose one over the other.
I found Rokkenjima through a Tumblr post! I have no idea who posted it, but I was scrolling through the Umineko tag when an advert for this community popped up! I’m very glad I was curious about this place.
My interests outside 07th Expansion… well, of course I love anime and manga (that might go without saying). I am a very passionate drawer! I have big ambitions for my future in illustrating, and I’m hoping to go to a college for an animation course for university (but it’s very very expensive, and in the USA, so I really need to save). Really, I don’t do much else except browse the internet and do Wing Chun (a type of martial art).
Bonus! I’m currently learning four languages, and I hope to increase that number!
Spanish - My mother’s native language is Spanish, so I’ve grown up with it, but I’m not very confident with my speaking ability, so I still consider myself learning.
Mandarin - Something I started due to school a few years ago, and have continue through online websites. I’m struggling with it…
Japanese - Woo! Probably the main language that I’m learning at the moment, and I’m advancing very quickly with it, which I am thankful for.
Latin - Ah, Latin. My grandfather was completely fluent in Latin, so that inspired me to learn it. I’m really terrible at it, though. One day I’ll get there (hopefully).
Anyway, that’s all about me! Once again, I am stunned that there’s such an active and strong community for 07th Expansion, and I hope to become active and get to know you all soon!
Thank you very much