DAS Spotlight for December 2007: Kristyn

Kristyn (Pooh backpack) out to dinner with the DAS group at
Han Wool in Philly after the 2007 Celebrate Japan Festival

  1. Name: Kristyn

  2. DAS Position/Role: DAS PA Chapter (Kanameiji) member

  3. Location: Philadelphia, PA

  4. What are your favorite animes, music, and Asian cinema?
    Anime: .hack (series and games), most of the Miyazaki films, Gravitation, Full Metal Alchemist: The Movie (haven't seen series yet...but want to!), Ah! My Goddess, Escaflowne, Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Crest of the Stars, El Hazard, and probably more I can't think of right now ;)

    Music:Anime soundtracks, Movie soundtracks, Broadway soundtracks (noticing a pattern here? ;)), New Age/Ambient, and Celtic music are my favorites, but I will listen to pretty much anything (except rap/hip-hop and country :-P)

  5. Hobbies outside of anime? EverQuest 2 and other RPG gaming (PS2 and PC), reading fantasy novels, website design, hanging out with friends, chatting online

  6. What do you like best about the DAS? Meeting new people and hanging out with friends who are geeks like me ;), discovering new anime titles, learning more about Asian culture

  7. What do you think the future holds for the DAS?I think DAS will continue to grow, gaining a lot more members, and maybe even getting some new chapters!

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

    I have never "officially" cosplayed as a particular character, although I am working on a Nausicaa costume for Otakon this year!

  9. Conventions attended and/or staffed?

    Attended: I've attended Anime Weekend Atlanta, Otakon (Baltimore), Zenkaikon (King of Prussia), and Tandokucon (Philadelphia)

  10. Have you ever named a pet/computer/insert word here after an anime or Asian character? If so, which and why?
    Hmmm...I had a mage in World of Warcraft (back when I played that game) named Mistral after the character from .hack. Mistral is one of my favorite characters in the .hack series. Unfortunately, I never really played that mage as I was too addicted to my rogue :-P In EQ2 I've given some of my characters Asian-influenced names, but they aren't named after any particular character.

  11. What theme or institution in anime should be decreased or increased and why?
    I would like to see more anime with original themes, and less beating the same themes to death. And while cute/silly series are fun and will always have their place, I would also like to see more anime that is geared towards adult audiences with deeper undertones.