The other draw was that I can now happily return to using this blog as I did at the start!
Several JET friends have already LOL'd at this, so I'm throwing reservation out the window and admitting it here. My school has an manga research club (漫画研究会). Yes, they literally gather to talk about manga, anime, associated music, draw pictures etc. They've even been to cosplay events (which, believe it or not, are also held in Okinawa!) - that was what gave me the confidence to do the Halloween "Create a monster" class, and not surprisingly, the class with the highest proportion of these members was the most successful!
The crazy thing is, in this club, I've found a person I can spaz about seiyuu with!
It turns out that a 1st year in this club is as nuts about seiyuu as I am, to the point that we can refer to seiyuu by their nicknames and still understand who the other is talking about! It's a bit frightening really, though she was pretty tickled to hear me talk like a seiyuu otaku (I still maintain I really ain't that far gone - I've definitely fallen off the radar since I've come to Japan!) *sweatdrops*
It's fun though, because it feels like I've been on withdrawal since an8id and I both started working, which was around the time I lost all my files. I doubt I'd be able to get back into the whole seiyuu community here on LJ, but I still want to get my radio shows back!! *dilemma*
p.s. speaking of seiyuu...Fukuyama Jun is darned amusing... He's recently bought his first computer (he's been a technophobe for most of his life - or, as he called himself in the Code Geass Radio Show, an "analog human"!) He's now entered a blog war thing with Makino Yui. The challenge is for JunJun to master touch typing (known as "blind-touch" [ブラインドタッチ] in Japanese) before the end of SoraKake, a show they're working on together. But the funniest thing was his first post from his PC...he had to type that one up a total of 10 times!! XD (source: Fukuyama Jun's blog) It's not really that easy to learn how to touch type, but good luck!