Hi, I'm Alex, I'm from Birmingham UK. I first got interested in anime when, about 2 years ago, a friend from New York sent me a link for an anime over MSN.
This anime was, Shakugan no Shana. I was astounded by it and have been a major fan of it ever since. So much so that I now have three Shakugan no Shana PVC figurines (one of which is now woth $180 - $250 according to eBay o_o) and both Noizi Ito anime artbooks (Guren and Kaen).
I'm not the best artist in the world, but I like to think I am pretty good at drawing, although it takes me a while to make it look good. I am currently in the copying work from Pro Artists to get the hang of it stage, and I am hoping to push myself up to the can make a pretty decent character from my own head without too many reference points stage by the end of this year.
Apart from anime I like Music (although can't play any instruments, and yes, I have tried to)
I also am a huge fan of books. My favourite books are Necropolis and Lirael. I am also attempting to write my own book, and that's coming along very nicely.
Yours, Alex (possibly one of the strangest people you'll ever meet, that is if you meet me, which you probably won't, think of me as a slightly less intense male version of Haruhi Suzumiya, actually, a lot less intense)