yosi's journal

warping young minds since 2006

28 July 1983
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Well, let's see...My name is Yosi, and I'm a Joss Whedon addict. (Hi, Yosi...)

Anyway, I hail from Kansas City, and did my undergrad degree at UMKC. Now I'm embarking on an entirely new kettle of fish (and mixing my metaphors with abandon)...grad school. I'm now at the U of Iowa, working on an English Ph.D.; I 'm now in my fourth year and done with classwork, and working on prepping for my comps. My greatest ambition is to get some job that allows me to live in England permanently.

My obsessions? I'm the biggest Buffy and Angel fan the world has ever known, and I also love most of the major console RPG series - Final Fantasy, Suikoden, Megami Tensei, Ogre Battle, etc.

I also love reading...well, just about anything, but especially fantasy and mystery novels. I like listening to pop music - the cheesier the better. I am currently attempting to learn German and to revive what little Japanese I once had, and I actually know French although I'm woefully out of practice. I also have reading knowledge, to some greater or lesser (mostly lesser) extent, of Old English, Middle English, Latin, and Old Norse.

If you're wondering what to expect from my journal, there's a lot of "today I did such and such, then I did such and such," so don't expect this to be a thrill-a-minute. I try to avoid pointless angst, but there is occasionally some of the pointy variety. There is much geekage over video games, manga, anime, and my dead gay TV shows. At times I like to post brain-breakingly bad porn fanfics. And now that I'm an English grad student I tend to occasionally post pointless rambling about incestual implications in Jane Austen and giants building the Tower of Babel and the like. Consider yourselves forewarned. That said, friend away! I'll probably friend you back once I notice (which may take a while, 'cause I'm not hugely observant, so you may want to drop a comment to let me know).

30 rock, abstaining from absinthe, alan moore, angel, arrested development, astrology, atlus r&d 1, battle royale, beast of gevaudan, beltan, bl, black phoenix alchemy lab, blaming puu for everything, bleach, bonyari, boxer rebellion, bpal, buffy the vampire slayer, calligraphy, charles de lint, chrono cross, chrono trigger, coupling, cowboy bebop, cozy okada, cryptozoology, crystal skulls, death wails, dewprism, digital devil saga, disgaea, doctor who, elizabeth peters, england, english lit, family guy, final fantasy, final fantasy tactics, fire emblem, firefly, front mission, fubar, fukushuu, galen beckett, gilgamesh, grad school, great britain, greg the bunny, harry dresden, harry potter, heroes, homoerotic beatdown manga, i claudius, iowa city, j-pop, jane austen, japan, jim butcher, john galsworthy, jojo's bizarre adventure, kansas city, kazuma kaneko, keroro gunsou, kingdom hearts, kingston university, kingston-upon-thames, kishidan, la pucelle, let's positive thinking, literary slash, london, lord of the rings, lynn flewelling, mark anthony, marmalade boy, megami tensei, megaten, mercedes lackey, mizuiro's hair, mythology, neil gaiman, never mind the buzzcocks, nippon ichi, ogre battle, once more with feeling, paranormal phenomena, patrick troughton's pure awesomeness, persona 2, persona world guidance, phantom brave, phil rickman, piled higher and deeper, radiata stories, rhapsodia, romancing saga, rpgs, s club, saga frontier, sandman, satomi tadashi, scrubs, seiken densetsu, serenity, sgt. frog, shin megami tensei, south park, square enix, star ocean, star ocean ex, star wars, suikoden, tactics ogre, tales games, tamama, tanya huff, tare ginji, tarot, teaching literature, the forsyte saga, the last rune, the occult, the sarah jane adventures, the woman in white, threads of fate, torchwood, translation, travel, tri-ace, tru calling, tudor england, university of iowa, university of missouri-kansas city, valdemar, valkyrie profile, veronica mars, video game music, wallflower, westlife, wilkie collins, x, xenogears, yaoi, yasunori mitsuda, yoko kanno, メガテン, 日本語, 真・女神転生