Mikka Bouzu no Sekai

Tama ni Omoshiroi Koto mo Deru kedo, Futsuu wa Tsumannai koto bakkari...

Thomas Lipschultz
30 August 1979
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I am a man of inaction, a man of nerdliness, a man of randomness. I like dogs, and am baffled by the overabundance of cat-lovers in the online world. I'm obsessed with obscure Japanese console RPGs, among my favorites being the works of lesser-known Japanese developer Love-de-Lic and its successors (Moon, Chibi-Robo, Coloball 2002, and Chulip among my favorites), as well as not-so-lesser-known Japanese developer Falcom (Legend of Heroes III [II U.S.], Legend of Heroes VI, Gurumin, Ys: The Oath in Felghana, Zwei!!, and Ys I & II Complete among my favorites)... and the various PS1 PopoloCrois games, as well (I'm currently well over halfway through translating all 51 episodes of the PopoloCrois anime for the Anime-BT fansub group).

I'm also obsessed with music games (particularly DrumMania and Taiko no Tatsujin, but also DDR and Pop'n Music to some extent), The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Monk, Boston Public (though it's been a while since I've last seen it), and lots of anime, including Kodomo no Omocha, PopoloCrois (2003) and PopoloCrois Story (1998), Maze: The Mega-Burst Space, Video Girl Ai, D4 Princess, Jubei-chan and Jubei-chan 2, The Dog of Flanders, Millennium Actress, Paranoia Agent, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Ashita no Nadja, Planetes, Air, and many others.

As mentioned above, I am currently involved in the wide, weird, and wonderful world of fansubbing, helping to bring the 51 existing episodes of the PopoloCrois anime series to English-speakers around the world. Be sure to check out Anime-BT's homepage at the link below (above?) for more info!

I was also employed through the JET Programme from 2001-2003 as an assistant English teacher at two junior high schools in Shichigahama, Miyagi-ken, Japan, near Sendai. Force-feeding English to a bunch of ungrateful Japanese kids was grueling work, with only minimal rewards -- but it was a great experience, and I'm glad I went. But I'm even MORE glad to be HOME. (:

I now work as a trainer and Japanese/English customer support representative for a small software company in Fairfax, Virginia. If anyone reading this happens to be a single gamer girl looking for a nerd boy in that general vicinity, then for God's sakes, please, PLEASE send me an email! ;)

And even if you're not a single gamer girl, this account basically exists as a means for me to meet and get to know more people, so please feel absolutely free to email me at will, add me to your friends list, etc. etc. etc. -- I'll be happy to hear from you, no matter who you are! (:

Later, yo!
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