Hah, oh man, I’ve never really felt like I’m good at these introduction-type posts.
Hi there! My name’s Kyuu. I’m 21, and I live near Vancouver, Canada, and have for all my life.
I can’t remember how long ago it was now, but my introduction to 07th Expansion was through the Higurashi anime, which hooked me pretty quickly, as did Umineko when I got around to reading it - it ended up sparking an interest in mysteries that I didn’t even know I had as such. Of the two (which, admittedly, are the extent of my knowledge of 07th Expansion works), while both series will always be special to me (I suffer from clinical depression, and both Higurashi and Umineko spoke to me about it on a very deep level), Umineko as a whole (i.e. all 8 eps) is easily my favourite, and probably my favourite work of fiction period.
I first heard (well, found) of Rokkenjima goodness knows when, probably back after I’d finished Umineko for the first time via a Google search. As someone who’s really shy (meaning I’ll probably end up being a relatively quiet member here, hah), instead of registering or anything, I opted to drag my friends into Umineko as well, and at some point stumbled across Goats Reading Seacats, which ended up inspiring me to start my own little reread Tumblr back in 2015… though I’m ashamed to admit that I feel like, due to my excitement, a good amount of my “analysis” of the first four Episodes was just reiterating what was already written on GRS, without the same understanding that they had.
The point of all that being - just last week, I got an anon message inviting me to join here, and I thought - hey, why not? While I’m not sure how much I’ll really post here (I’m really bad at keeping up with online communities and things like that, in part because I just tend to jump from one interest to another and end up focusing very intently on them for a while), Umineko (and, to an extent, Higurashi) is the kind of thing I don’t think I could ever get tired of talking about.
Other interests of mine… I’m a PC gamer and an amateur artist (both written works and digitally drawn art), and while I’m kind of a shut-in, I’ve developed a fondness for birding (fascinating creatures, they are). I’m also moderately interested in game development, and have tinkered with both Half-Life 2’s level editor and a few programming languages in the past.
Again, though I’m not really sure how active I might be here (I’m bad enough at keeping up with my analysis blog, since I find I don’t get anything done on it unless I’m in the right frame of mind for it), I’m looking forward to whatever discussions there are to be had.
Also, shout-out to whoever it was that invited me to join here, heheh. ^^;