My journal is 99% friends-locked.
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My name's Lina, I'm in my late 20s, and I've been working and living in Japan as an English teacher for over five years. I speak the language and can read magazines and some books, but I'm embarrassed by my pronunciations and my inability to read every Japanese character fluently.
I love video games (like Final Fantasy VIII, Metal Gear Solid 2, Devil May Cry 1, Devil May Cry 3, and Metal Gear Rising), anime (like Black Butler Season 1, D.N.Angel and Tegamibachi), Jpop (especially Arashi and Utada Hikaru), anime opening and closing theme songs (such as "Come" by Amuro Namie, "Endscape" by UVERworld and "Trust Me" by Matsushita Yuya), and Harry Potter (the series, not so much the character). My favorite animals include dinosaurs, snakes, sharks, rabbits, guinea pigs, and cats! I hope to have a pet kitty sometime later this year or early next year! My favorite movies are Jurassic Park, Galaxy Quest, the Harry Potter series, Aliens, and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. I'm super looking forward to Final Fantasy versus XIII (if it ever comes out!) I also love writing stories, be they in the form of fanfiction, novels, or movie scripts. Oh and I love internet hugs!
About This Journal:
Not so different from about 99% of the journals and blogs out there. I don't update anywhere near as much as I probably should, but when I do it's usually about either something I'm really excited about in one of my fandoms or about something IRL that's left me scared, surprised, or angry. I sometimes post about my dreams. I'll also post reviews and commentary about events, movies, anime, games, books or tv series I either encountered recently or fell in love (or hate) with all over again, and maybe some of my fail art/photoshop moments. Apart from this introduction post, I'll try to post all long or picture-heavy entries (I love animted gifs too much XD) under lj-cuts or spoilers. It's quite likely that these are the entries that will be unlocked.
I'll be active on certain communities around the place (especially gaming ones), so if you've arrived here from one of the communities I'm active on and would like to chat even more, how about a little friendship? ;)
Only a few entries here will be open to the public. Feel free to add me even if we haven't talked much before, but please comment here and let me know what we have in common if you'd like to be added back. :)