Where in the world do you live?
Right now, I am living in a share-house in Saitama, Japan near the Nishi Kawaguchi station. I am not a native, though. I am an American. Specifically I’m from Maryland near Washington DC.
What 07th Expansion series’ have you read/watched? Which was your first, and which is your favourite?
Umineko and Higurashi. I first discovered 07th Expansion through the Higurashi anime. That brutal beating right at the start got my attention, and as the story became more complex and convoluted I became more and more hooked. I prefer Umineko, though. That one taught me how to actually approach and enjoy a mystery story, and I think Ryukishi had a lot more interesting things to say about the nature of belief and faith there which he only lightly touched on in Higurashi.
How did you find Rokkenjima?
I was googling aroung, wondering if there was an inspirational island for Rokkenjima in Umineko the same way Hinamizawa was blatantly copied from a real village in Japan. If there were, I would totally want to visit it in early October, just to say that I did.
What are some of your interests outside of 07th Expansion?
Anime in general, of course. I like the more mature shows like Ghost in the Shell, Madoka Magica, etc. I also love D&D and other table-top board games. I’m not as malicious about it as Erika is, but I do like to try for unconventional and unexpected solutions that send the story in a direction the GM was not necessarily planning on.
BONUS OPTIONAL QUESTION:
Tell us something interesting about yourself, something about our website that interested you, or something funny.
Before I came to Japan, I was working in a tech support call center in North Carolina. The funny part is, after so much tech support got outsourced to India starting in the 90s, the call center I was at was actually part of an Indian company that needed native-born English speakers for customers who don’t like dealing with the Indian accent. I found that amusing, in a black comedy sort of way.