Welcome to our monthly Focus on a Fan feature!
The rest of this entry is given over to, and penned by, StripedTabby!
Hello, my name is Cat aka StripedTabby, and I was the original founder of Guns and Games on MangaBullet.
I hope you all still remember me ^^;;
I feel like I should have a stronger introduction of some sort aahah, but, hello hello! It's good to be here!
It's been a long time since my days on MB, and while I may have hopped fandoms here and there, briefly staying in Supernatural for about three years, my love for the Death Note fandom never ended. I made some long time friends there after all!
Anyway, Matti contacted me while I was shopping around for food to fill in for this month, and so here I am! I'm terribly horrible at trying to figure out how to write things about myself, but oh well. Here's what I've been up to lately:
I've moved from my coastal town, to the city of Austin, TX (if you're around let me know! I'd love to meet up sometimes :D) and then I was flung into the workplace where I have very little time off, but hey its a job that pays my now expensive habit of anime merch (mostly in the name of swimming anime boys).
I remember starting the Guns and Games club on MangaBullet, and watching it grow and grow. Watching all the community come together slowly and seeing people make bonds with each other. My little team made sure that there was always something happening, that the club was in good hands, and that the love of DN and Matt and Mello stayed strong.
I was sad when I wasn't able to keep up my duties as founder, so I handed the reigns over to Matti and Silvia who took wonderful care of my baby. If I could renew the club somehow, I would. I thought about doing it on Anipan, but I think things weren't that great with the site?
It's a nice thing to reminisce about and actually, this day that I'm writing this entry, I finally completed my DN collection. I bought the 7th volume of Death Note. I skipped it for some reason, and while comic book shopping, I decided to finally buy it. To have the collection.
Ten Years, and One Full Collection.
On my website, I do try to keep up with little journals and my artwork. I'd like to draw more! It's been ages since I've had a long day to sit and have a good draw. Anyway! I would love love to sit and chat with people, even if its through email! just let me know ahaha.
But mostly, on the sites you can find me on, I'm usually crying over the wasted potential of Supernatural, and the unexpected tear your heart out slice-of-life anime, Free! (but come on, plot and fan-service aimed at females? sign me UP, cause hot damn those muscles. Sports anime man. That came out of nowhere and hit me right in the feels.)
Oh and a few side projects I've been doing these past years, was an English text-to-text transcript of Death Note: Another Note and I have been slowly...very slowly.............doing the same for Death Note: L Save the WorLd. Mostly because I don't think there's any pdf available for it still. ^^ People still ask for DN:AN, so I can only imagine that the second novel is still unavailable for online reading. But since everything is online, I can only wonder.
Please don't be afraid to contact me on any of these sites! I'm always around ^^
Take care everyone! It was a pleasure to be your president while I was able to /bows
It would be great to know where we can find the old gang!