Hi, I’m Klein the not-so-humble narrator/maintainer of this blog/site. I am 29 years old and the mother of one (who for our purposes here is nicknamed zilla). Although I do enjoy photography, I rather dislike having my own photo taken so the above photo as likely as close a glimpse of me you will ever get unless we meet. My photography has been featured in magazines such as Ningyou & Dolly Wish.
Things I post about…
Anime- I guess, I should start here as it all leads back here. Sea Prince and Fire Child was the first anime I ever saw, though I often count Sailor Moon as my first true anime as it was the first one that I actively pushed aside the Americanized dub of and started actively hunting for the original Japanese version of. Anyone else remember fan-subbed tapes? I remeber saving up my allowance to buy them at my local comic book shop. About ten-fifteen years ago in addition to buying actual anime I started collecting figures of my favorite anime characters, I’ve amassed a great many of them over the years. Even better than the anime figures were the bizarre little pieces of merchandise that well I wouldn’t find very often but when I did find them they were often pretty hilarious and entertaining like Sailor Moon pudding (Yes, it exists! I still have a case of it though I theorize by now it is quite toxic & no longer safe for human consumption). These days, I’ve cut way down on the amount of anime stuff I purchase but I still buy figures from my favorite series (plus the odd one that catches my eye every now and again) and plenty of nendoroids, which I find too cute to resist.
Anime favorites include (in no order)- Rozen Maiden, Saikano, Sailor Moon, Mahoromatic, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Puella Magi Madoka Magicka, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Noir, Gunslinger Girl & Gurren Lagann
Dolls- I told you all goes back to anime. Back in late 2006, I kind of took a break from anime as I didn’t care for many of the newer shows and found myself just returning to old favorites. I attended Anime Boston in early 2007 hoping to find something to peak my interest again and I did most unexpectedly while waiting in the hall for one of the panels, someone handed me a PSP with the first few episodes of Rozen Maiden loaded up on it. A mad hunt for all things Rozen Maiden ensued and I found these odd dolls with big heads called Pullips that was doing a collaboration with Rozen Maiden at the time. I received Pullip Rozen Maiden Shinku for my birthday and wouldn’t you know it, I liked her so much I ordered myself Pullip Suiseiseki that night. I eventually managed to get all of the Rozen Maiden Pullips and Dals but I didn’t stop there ^^; I now have over 400 Pullips and company (Dal, Isul, Taeyang, Byul) and even worse I didn’t stop with Pullips. Oh no, it gets much worse I also started collecting Dollfie Dreams, BJDs, Blythes and various other dolls that happened to catch my eye like Mama Chapp.
Other- From time to time I’ll post about things other than anime figures or dolls…
Comics- I’m a keen Batman fan, well not so much Batman as I am the villains Joker and Harley Quinn in particular. Currently I’m working on my goal of reading every Joker and Harley Quinn comic like ever, I think I’ve just about read all the Harley Quinn now unfortunately the Joker is in a great many comics so I’ll be at it for a while still with him. I loved Batman the Animated Series as a kid, so I find myself buying a lot of my old favorite action figures (that my grandmother gave away because I was a girl and girls shouldn’t play with Batman toys ). I’ve got a huge collection of figures of Joker and Harley Quinn but I also collect lesser favorite characters like Poison Ivy, Catwoman and Batman himself to some extent. In general I’m not as keen on Marvel comics but I do love Emma Frost, Black Cat and Mystique.
Video Games– I also love playing video games mostly stuff like Skyrim, the Arkham series, DoA, Disgaea, Tekken, Final Fantasy series, Halo & Bioshock- I’ll feature related video game toys here now and then. My system of preference is the Xbox 360 though I have a fair few gaming systems like Playstation I, II & III, PSP, PSP Vita, Nintendo 64, Game Cube, DS and Wii, Original Xbox, Atari and a Sega Genesis. If I suddenly become slow to post and reply here, you can bet there is a video game at fault!
What else do you do? I prefer to keep life well private. Obviously, I must work as I spend a fair amount of money on my hobbies previously I’ve worked for law enforcement now well I don’t. I’m currently a sub-contractor for the government which basically means my job is tediously boring and all I do now is paperwork.
In my free time, I do enjoy going to concerts (I’ve seen everyone from Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Buffet to System of a Down and Green Day) and traveling. Since I do have a child now, I don’t get to go out on adventures so much anymore or if I do they are more kid-centric places like to Disney World or the zoo.
I also enjoy reading especially horror and satire, I’m particularly fond of the Song of Ice and Fire Series (and the Game of Thrones TV series it spawned). I love watching movies, I have a fairly diverse film palette watching anything from Alfred Hitchcock to Quentin Tarantino. My three favorite films are Kick-Ass, Rocknrolla and Headhunterne.