Hiya! I'm showing up waaaaaay less this semester than I did last semester, so for all you newbies (welcome, by the way! And please stay so that we are not lonely ;__; ), I'm that kid who likes Gundam a lot, walks at a normal speed (fast? no you're just slow :U), never comes to Thursday meetings, and rarely comes to Saturday meetings (hopefully those last two will change next semester!). Maybe I will exert an effort to make it to the karaoke night this semester. I joined CAINE last year. We were very lonely last year. Very lonely.
Gundam SEED was my first anime, and I hadn't read any manga before then, so it was my intro to the whole anime/manga world. Sucked me in to the anime/manga world permanently. I think it's a bit unconventional for a gateway anime (plus I didn't watch it legally) and the manner in which I found it was also a little odd (there was a moderator on a forum I frequented in 2009/2010 who only posted moderating stuff and "GUNDAM. GUNDAM. GUNDAM." so I had to look it up after a few months of this, naturally lol and I found Gundam SEED first).
I consider myself to be definitely
in the world of anime and someone who will "get" everything anime-related (anime culture jokes, etc), BUT I'm a very casual anime watcher
. The last time I watched anime on my own was... March 2015? Akatsuki no Yona. And before that? SAO (both seasons in full) while it was airing (2012/2013 and 2014). I think I've watched less than 15 animes total.
I've been reading up on animes, though, so I'll probably still have an idea of what you're talking about when you discuss non-obscure animes. I just won't react as strongly, especially when specific scenes are mentioned
I like action, mecha, and slice of life. (SPACE DANDY IS NOT AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT I LIKE. -pointed stare-) I also prefer to watch finished animes rather than ongoing animes (SAO was the exception).
I also love spoilers. I am a spoilers person. I base what I watch off of spoilers. So don't worry about discussing stuff in front of me