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!