Hey, Yu!

This is kind of what I feel like.

Hello everyone! I go by Yu around the web. After applying to Anime Instrumentality I was pleasantly surprised and rather ecstatic to find that I’d been accepted as a new writer by Zzero and Co. Many thanks to all of the AI staff for welcoming me into their ranks and answering my questions! The pressure is on to write my best!

Only recently have I become an anime fan. Previously, I was only vaguely aware of anime due to the pervasiveness of Miyazaki’s films in Asian culture. It was when I began sampling other titles out of curiosity that my interest in the media truly started to blossom. As of now, I’ve seen a good number of series and have found that I am not very picky about what I watch. Somehow I manage to find an enjoyable aspect in almost anything (Of course, there are always the exceptions). The music, on the other hand, I’m a little more critical of.

My background with music started with the piano. Since then, I’ve also picked up the cello and played in several amateur ensembles. While that’s fine and dandy, I have absolutely no music theory knowledge past the absolute basics – something I plan to rectify as soon as the opportunity presents itself. But that shouldn’t take away from what knowledge I do have since my experience definitely helps me analyze music without getting too technically deep. Besides, talking about the nuts and bolts is Aftersh0k’s job 😛

As for the genres of music I like, I’m fond of classically-influenced works. That’s not to say I dislike everything else. Jazz, rock, trance, high pitched female singers… I’ll listen to it and enjoy it if it’s been composed with imagination and performed with feeling.

Other than that, my pastimes include being an ardent science nerd and using my name to make terrible puns (It’s so hard to resist. Look at all of the post titles recently!). I apologize in advance.

Thanks for listening to me ramble, I look forward to my time discussing music here!

Yu

Yu

A musician with a fondness for anime, I love listening and talking about the music accompanying the shows I watch. I'm fond of classical styled music, but any piece regardless of genre can tickle my fancy. On the other hand, I'm awful at discussing anime because I'm so terribly easy to please.

15 thoughts on “Hey, Yu!

  • February 8, 2011 at 12:18 am
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    Congrats and well done on making the team. Looking forward to reading your reviews.

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  • February 8, 2011 at 1:06 am
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    You have much to prove young one. Just don’t get whipped too hard by the old grumpy guy!

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  • February 8, 2011 at 3:21 am
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    Bravo, sir, bravo.
    Looking forward to your work.

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  • February 8, 2011 at 7:11 am
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    Hey! Welcome~! Whoa, I can’t believe I actually found a fellow cellist! ^=^ Though, like you, my music theory also goes no further than the basics.

    Really look forward to your reviews!

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  • February 8, 2011 at 4:01 pm
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    I love the opening picture. Anywho, welcome to the blogsphere!

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  • February 8, 2011 at 8:08 pm
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    @Sorrow-kun
    No pressure, right?

    @Mystlord
    Grumpy? I was told he was nice before I joined! Is there time to back out still!?

    @AuroraFlame
    Thanks! This is all making me kind of nervous, actually.

    @Valence
    Hey! At least my last name isn’t Yu and my first name doesn’t begin with an F like that of a certain friend of mine. We tell him he shouldn’t become a doctor.

    @Jen
    A comrade! Cellos definitely beat out violins. The latter are too high pitched 😛
    I’m looking forward to working with you!

    @Janette
    Yotsuba is quite awesome, I’m glad you agree. Thanks for the welcome!

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    • February 8, 2011 at 9:40 pm
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      Talk about those expectations piling on! Well, let’s just say that I have the UTMOST confidence in your ability to pull through and deliver with the awesome! :3 (no pressure)

      @Mystlord
      I’m not old! I prefer the term “chronologically-advantaged.”

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  • February 9, 2011 at 8:20 pm
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    Welcome to the site! You now complete our quartet of Asian people talking about music. You even level out the gender balance, meaning if the four of us got stranded on a deserted island we wouldn’t have to worry about inbreeding for at least a couple of generations.

    As for my alleged “knowledge” of theory, I’m almost strictly jazz-oriented. Classically, I’m nothing compared to Rhythmroo, my pal and friend of the site. If a cello player like you wants to get into more theory stuff you should check his blog out: http://rhythmroo.com/

    @zzeroparticle
    Nah, you’re just old.

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  • February 9, 2011 at 9:55 pm
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    @zzeroparticle
    Most certainly old.

    @Arianna
    I’ll try not to fall short of expectations. Thanks!

    @Aftersh0k
    I’m sure Jen appreciates not having to deal with two guys if the AI staff ever does end up founding a civilization on an abandoned island… Besides, I think we’re a pretty diverse group of Asians! I’m fairly sure we’re all from different parts of the Orient.

    I’ve actually frequented RhythmRoo’s blog a couple of time before. 😛 I do plan on taking classes once I start college. The time just hasn’t made itself available so far.

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  • February 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm
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    Congrats! I look forward to seeing your posts on music. ^ ^

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  • February 9, 2011 at 10:44 pm
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    Ok, the verdict is final: zzeroparticle is old.

    As long you’re not Korean, Vietnamese, or Singaporean, we could sort of, maybe call us diverse. Bonus points for guessing who is which.

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  • February 19, 2011 at 7:50 pm
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    Perhaps a late welcome, but nevertheless~!

    Oh man, strange there aren’t any Japanese people :v

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