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Robert Nelson

Email: rwn115@psu.edu
THEM Message Board Name: Purplehaze9
AKA: purplehaze, haze

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Education: Pennsylvania State University '07, Economics

[Original bio]

Born in Brooklyn, Bob moved to Pennsylvania at the age of 14, which is where his interest in anime sparked.

After being a novice fan for a year or two, he dove into the fandom with his first viewing of Ghost in the Shell and never looked back.

He stumbled upon THEM while randomly surfing around for a review site to help him with his DVD purchases. After being an avid reader for an unknown amount of time, he created his own review site on a free host, which he gave up on due to dissatisfaction with its quality.

He joined forces with THEM as an administrator, forum monkey, and occasional reviewer, and has been helping out ever since.

[2011 Update]

I graduated from Penn State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. I planned to take that knowledge and go into the financial sector out of college. Unfortunately, my graduation coincided with the current (as of 2011) economic recession. After a small stint in sales at a small New Jersey firm, I decided to try something new and took a trip to South Korea as a English teacher.

When I finished my one-year contact in South Korea, I decided that I liked teaching and am taking a shot to see what I can do with it. After failing to get a desirable job in South Korea, I set sail for China in late February 2011. I will be teaching in Wuhan, China until January 2012.

I joined THEM as an administrator, forum monkey, and occasional reviewer in 2002. While real life has occasionally pushed me away from THEM, I actively participate whenever I can.

Interests outside of anime include sports (American Football, boxing), board games, ultimate frisbee, movies, traveling, video games, computers and various genres of music.

Status: [ACTIVE]

Favorite Anime: Grave of the Fireflies, Azumanga Daioh, Voices of a Distant Star, Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen, Cowboy Bebop, Junkers Come Here, Millennium Actress, Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro, X TV, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Least Favorite Anime: MD Geist (both of them), Madonna, Battle Arena Toshinden, Mad Bull 34, Don't Leave Me Alone Daisy, Fist of the Northstar, Street Fighter Alpha
Favorite Genres: Comedy, Drama, Action, Shoujo (yeah I'm a guy who likes shoujo)
Least Favorite Genres: Horror/Thriller, splatterfests, Tentacle Hentai, video-game based animes

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