Firearcheryumi here, but you can just call me Fire or Yumi. I like hanging with my friends, reading books and fanfics (I'm working on writing some), watching anime, games, sports, and magic tricks (I'm a big fan of Cyril Takayama ^^).
I currently live in Japan, but I've spent most of my life in the States. I can speak Japanese fairly well since I speak it at home all the time. I can also speak English and some Spanish, so I'm more or less trilingual. I'm interested in learning other languages as well. I'm especially fascinated by etymology.
I really love the sights and sounds of Japan. It's a good cultural experience for me after so many years staying in one place. One big difference between life in Japan and life in America is that I've ridden the train more times in a week than I ever have during my entire stay in the States. The railway is a big mode of transport here.
Anyways, I hope I'll get to know you guys better. I'm excited about learning more about this site and the other Gaians.
And now, to quote a friend, "Cya when I cya!" ^_0
Harry Potter | Artemis Fowl | The Bartimaeus Trilogy | The Keys to the Kingdom | A Midsummer Night's Dream (technically a comedy play, but I still love it) | Deltora Quest | Howl's Moving Castle (the movie was great too ^_^)
Favorite Anime / TV Shows:
Detective Conan | Magic Kaito | Digimon Adventures | Full Metal Alchemist
Gargoyles | Justice League Unlimited | Batman Beyond | Teen Titans
NCIS | Bones | House, M.D. | Ghost Whisperer | Medium | CSI
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Mummy Returns
Rush Hour (1, 2, & 3)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Brothers Grimm
Bionicle: Mask of Light
Bionicle: Legends of Metru Nui
Bionicle: Web of Shadows
The Cat Returns
Howl's Moving Castle
Night at the Museum
"Cya when I cya!" -- My best friend
"But why is all the rum gone?" -- Captain Jack Sparrow, "Pirates of the Caribbean"
"Me? I'm dishonest. And a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for. 'Cause you can never predict when they are going to do something incredibly...stupid." -- Captain Jack Sparrow
"Complications arose, ensued...were overcome." -- Captain Jack Sparrow
"I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by." -- Captain Jack Sparrow yet again
Beckett: You're mad!
Jack: Thank goodness for that, because if I wasn't, this would probably never work.
-- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
"Oh, chemist, eh? Do we get do blow something up then?" -- Rodney Skinner, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
"Kicking us out already? A moment ago, it was sherry and giggles." -- Skinner, LXG
"This is a charming spot. Does Jack the Ripper live here?" -- Skinner, LXG
Marksman: What are you?
Dorian Gray: I'm complicated
-- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
(After Hyde's capture. Skinner is strolling down a hallway in the Nautilus. He meets up with Dorian.)
Skinner: Hello, Dorian. Looks like the great white hunter's bagged his prize. (A member of Nemo's crew is thrown bodily out of a doorway just in front of of the two, yelling. He hits the wall and falls to the floor in front of Mina, who has just entered through another doorway.)
Dorian: Or the prize bagged him.
Madame Leota: You try, you fail. You try, you fail. But the only true failure is when you stop trying.
Jim Evers: What do you want me to do, then?
Madame Leota: Try again.
-- "The Haunted Mansion"
"I'm gonna kill you, Marty! I'm gonna strangle you! Then I'm gonna bury you! Then I'll dig you up and clone you! And then I'll kill all your clones! And then I'll never talk to you again!" -- Alex the Lion, "Madagascar"
Mort: King Julien, what are they? WHAT ARE THEY?!
Julien: They are...aliens! Savage aliens! From the savage future!
Maurice: They've come to kill us! And take our women! And our precious metals!
(Um...what precious metals?)
-- The lemurs, "Madagascar"
"Shh! We are hiding! Be quiet everyone, including me. Shh! Who is making all that noise? Oh, it's me again..." -- King Julien, "Madagascar"
"I like them, I liked them first! Before I even met them, I liked them. You haaaate them compared to how much I like them!" -- Mort the Mouse Lemur, "Madagascar"
"Oh, that's okay. I've got a bigger crown. It's got a gecko on it. Oh, look at him shake! Go, Stevie, go!" -- King Julien, "Madagascar" (I love that movie)
"I don't cook! I'm a scary and powerful fire demon!" -- Calcifer, "Howl's Moving Castle" (English dub)
"Here's another curse: may all your bacon burn." -- Calcifer
"Whoa, whoa, whoa! Put me down, you crazy lady with tongs!" -- Calcifer
"Crazy lady with a shovel!" -- Calcifer
Matau: WHOO HOO! Only a great Toa-rider could tame a wild Kikanalo-beast! WAH! OOMPH! (Matau gets flipped off the Kikanalo's back. Nokama and Vakama watch the Toa Metru of Air, who is now hanging upside-down from his Kikanalo by one foot.)
Nokama: *ahaha* It seems a great "Toa-rider" just got tamed.
-- "Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui"
"WORK like you don't need the money, LOVE like your heart has never been broken, and DANCE like no one is watching." -- Aurora Greenway
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know which one you're gonna get." -- Forrest Gump
"This was a crisis...and in a crisis, there's nothing better than magic." -- Sheherazade, "Arabian Nights"
"Cause we are the craziest--yet most sane--people in the known universe. And if anyone doesn't get that, that's their own fault." -- Me in a discussion with my best friend. Yeah...we can be pretty crazy sometimes...
"The road of life can twist and turn in complicated ways, but it is always open to us. It's up to us to keep moving forward." -- Me while talking to a friend online. I hope it's not taken already...
"I suppose I could be mad. Then again, I've heard that crazy people don't go around thinking they're crazy, so that point is fairly debatable." -- I just came up with this one randomly
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. From now on, you'll be traveling the road between who you think you are and who you can be. The key is to allow yourself to make the journey." -- Eduard Christoff Philippe Gerard Renaldi, Prince of Genovia, "The Princess Diaries" (Great words of wisdom here.)
"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." -- Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Four, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"Sometimes, what we see depends more on the mind's eye than on anything else." -- (Forgot where I saw this, sorry.)
"Sometimes, miracles require a little faith."
"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."
"There are three versions of the truth: there's my version, there's your version, and then there's the actual truth, whatever it may be." -- (heard this from my philosophy teacher ^^)
"It's the little things in life that make every day unique."
Shayera: Aquaman thinks I've been here too long.
Inza: Flowers bloom when they're ready, Shayera. Not before.
Shayera: I'm no flower. I don't know what I am.
-- "To Wake the Dead", Justice League Unlimited
Green Lantern: It's like she thinks I'm still a raw recruit!
Hawkgirl: We tend to cling to images of people from when we knew them best, forgetting that they do change.
-- "Hearts and Minds", Justice League
"Like oil and vinegar. We go together, but we don't mix." -- Shayera to Diana in "The Balance", Justice League Unlimited
"Friendship is a two-way street. When you care about others, they tend to care about you right back." -- read this in a fanfic, but I edited it a little
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." -- (not sure who said this)
"A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself."
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being." -- Goethe
"Give others freedom to be themselves. Appreciate the differences between their ways and yours." -- (saw this on a website somewhere)