It all started when I saw a girl crocheting a hat before class
a year or so ago. A few weeks after that, I went to the craft store, bought a crochet hook, some yarn, and taught myself how to crochet. I attempted a hat, and after severy tries finally figured out how to crochet in the round.
I picked up knitting on accident. I was heading to Michael's but had just missed the bus and since the next bus wasn't going to get there for another half an hour, I went into a nearby bookstore and checked out their crafts section. I found the book Stitch n' Bitch, bought it, and ended up buying knitting needles and yarn at Michael's half an hour later. Now, I knit more than I crochet.
I forgot where I saw mention of this anime, but I ignored it the first few times I read about it. I thought it was a spin-off or the next series of the anime Full Metal Panic, but now I know better: they are completely different. When I finally started watching Full Metal Alchemist, I ended up watching the first 10 episodes in one sitting. At first glance, the animation looks kind of childish, but the overall theme of the anime is pretty mature, especially in the later episodes. FMA has the perfect balance of humorous scenes, and completely depressing tear-jerking scenes.
I started reading the manga recently because I couldn't wait for the rest of the episodes to be
subbed. This is definitely not the type of story you read to a child. The story mostly takes place in the post fall of the Berlin-wall era in Germany, but there are references to WWII, Hitler, the Neo-Nazi movement, etc. I think the character artist is the same guy who did character design for Spirited Away, but the look of the two animes are completely different.
I'm not as obsessed with any individual game as I am with the actual GBA system. I was never allowed to have a gameboy when I was a kid, so now that I actually have one, I think it's awesome. I'm amazed at what a long way technology has come since that big ugly green monotone gameboy. The current cartridge in the GBAsp is Golden Sun 2, which I bought on accident. I thought I was buying the first Golden Sun, but I guess not. They should really label their games with numbers so people like me don't get confused.