DAS Spotlight for November 2007: Jess

Jess sitting at the DAS Dover meeting in November 2007
The back of Jess's custom DAS logo teeshirt!

  1. Name: Jess, Protoculture Addict

  2. DAS Position/Role: DAS Dover member

  3. Location: Grasonville, MD (Close to Bay Bridge)

  4. What are your favorite animes, music, and Asian cinema?
    Anime: Robotech, Bubblegum Crisis, Bubblegum Crash, Hurricane Live, Kimagure Orange Road, Project A-ko, Dominion Tank Police, Vampire Hunter D, Speed Racer, Star Blazers, Ah!/Oh! My Goddess, Akira, Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ˝

    Music:Anime Soundtracks and Music Videos

  5. Hobbies outside of anime? Dressing / Show Jumping Horses, Road Trips, Theatre / Musicals (Off Broadway Shows), Smithsonian Museums and Zoo, International Cuisine, Going out dancing at clubs / raves, Hanging out with friends, Cooking, Trying new things (I’m very active and adventurous), My two wonderful cats, Skateboarding, Amusement Parks, Bungee Jumping

  6. What do you like best about the DAS? Meeting new friends, learning new titles and anime trends, Sharing my collections with others, helping out if I can, and introducing new ideas and concepts to try making things more fun and interesting.

  7. What do you think the future holds for the DAS?I think it will grow more as a great diverse group of active members with tons to contribute and build a more tight knit group sharing in fandom and the cutting edge in new anime. I see much potential for new activity in the realms of gaming (all sorts), introducing new releases, and learning more of Asian cultural traditions, I see big things!

  8. Do you cosplay? If so, what are your favorite costume(s)

    I use to cosplay as a teenager even dying my hair several colors of the rainbow and often went as my favorite characters like Nene Romanova, Lum, Bellidany, A-ko Magami, B-ko Daitokuji, and Hook-ups Anime Skateboard decks Characters.

  9. Conventions attended and/or staffed?

    Attended: I’ve attended Mid-Atlantic (Richmond), Otakon (Baltimore), Robocon (California), Halloween Minicon (Dover).

  10. Have you ever named a pet/computer/insert word here after an anime or Asian character? If so, which and why?
    Pets: Serena (Sailor Moon), Reeny (Sailor Moon), Lt. Rick Hunter (Robotech), Speed (Speed Racer), Anubis (Ronin Warriors). Computer: “Project A-ko”

  11. What theme or institution in anime should be decreased or increased and why?
    Increase: More mature releases for adults that are deep, tasteful, and entertaining w/o overboard, unnecessary sexual / violent overtones associated with releases for tasteful mature content and more space dramas.

    Decrease: Bad, selfish marketing and the inability to get DVD versions of my worn out VHS and Laserdiscs with ease.