Stig HøgsetEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
THEM Message Board Name: Northlander
Hometown: Sykkylven, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Carrying the rather excessively Scandinavian name of Stig Høgset (and thanking the gods we don't follow Icelandic naming rites, despite their otherwise badassness), I come from the western coast of Norway and work at Ekornes ASA, a Scandinavian furniture manufacturing company.
Having reached the ripe ol' age of 44, I've been a fan of anime about half of that time, but I've pretty much been an animation fan even before I discovered anime around... oh, 1992. Aside from the most known stuff -- Disney, Warner Bros or Hanna Barbera -- it also includes a lot of European stuff. (More than half of whose name I have long since forgotten.)
My anime interest started with 3x3 eyes and whatever else I could get my hands on via UK imports on VHS tapes. Naturally, my purchases were filled with all kinda of ups and downs, some of which I even reviewed here.
When the latest version of the THEM anime site was created, I was chosen to become one of the staff. Now, almost five years later, I have risen to the rank of editor and administrator here, a position I'm trying my damnest to live up to.
Outside of anime, I've got quite a few other interests. Movies -- which includes TV/movie production classes as a one-year study, leading to several odd products of variable quality on my merit list. Music -- which also includes the playing of guitar and keyboard, though strictly on an amateur level -- and listening tastes that run pretty much all over the place, including progrock/metal, electronica and others. Photography, something I picked up as an addition to a digital camera, which mostly consists of nature and scenery in a huge picture collection on my PC. (More than a 1000 strong and still growing.) And lastly, video games, an interest I've carried along for as long as I can remember -- mostly centered around retrogaming collections and the likes from the times when gaming used to be more of a social affair.
And that, as they say, is that. Well, maybe not, but I think this'll do for a bio, at least for now.
Status: [ACTIVE]Favorite Anime: Aria, Haibane Renmei, Bunny Drop, Natsume's Book of Friends, Hidamari Sketch, House of Five Leaves
Least Favorite Anime: Violence Jack, Battle Can-Can, Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku wo, ICE, Master of Martial Hearts, Pilot's Love Song.
Favorite Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi, slice-of-life/healing shows
Least Favorite Genres: Tentacle hentai, Yaoi, soaps, overly flashy magical girl shows, loud melodrama
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