Hiya everyone!

Boy, it's been about 8 years since I last posted something here. I kinda figured that I wouldn't have nothing much to say or keep up with this thing. Oh well, that's me in a nutshell. So what's been going on with me over these past few years, you might wonder? Well, a lot has happened....some good and some bad but that's life as unexpected turns come at you from every corner. So where to start?

Well first off, I guess I should explain why my name changed from Hideki-Motosuwa to Mikuru//X (or on Gaia, it's Mikuru-AtlasiaX). It started with me joining the online game "Rumble Fighter" back a few years ago on OGPlanet. I got to know some people and this one female player in particular. She wanted to create the SOS Brigade on the game and didn't have anyone to be Mikuru. With my name being similar, I decided to take up the role as Mikuru in our group. From that point on, it just stuck with me as she was my favorite character in the anime "Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu". Since then, I've been known by my friends IRL and all around as Mikuru or Miku. But online, I decided that it was too common to call myself Mikuru as everyone would point me back to Mikuru Asahina. Because of this, I decided to call myself "Mikuru//X". It's a play on Mikuru's name and the .Hack series. As to how you pronounce this, it's Mikuru X or Mikuru Cross. Whichever one is fine as long as I know whom you're talking about. As for the Atlasia part in my name sometimes, if I had a last name, this would be it. Of course, this was taken from Sion Eltnam Atlasia from Melty Blood.

Moving right along, I still own my website "Anime Toshokan Inc." but now I have 3 new sites titled "Kokoro Toshokan Inc." and "A.G.E.S. Network". One is a manga reader site which has nothing but Genshiken on it and the other is supposed to be a parent site for official work I do on the web or IRL or something like that....I don't know. I haven't really figured what I would do with it as of yet so for now, it's a testing ground for me when I use WordPress.

As for my love life, yeah, still single and all. Nothing new in this department. Maybe it's because of the fact that I'm too damn shy to engage in trying to go into a relationship is what might be stopping me or it just may be that I love my independence and that I don't have to worry about being with anyone that I can do whatever the hell I want. Being single has it's perks but also has its downsides, ya know?

Outside of that, I don't work for Rheem Water Heater Manufacturing no more after being with them for 6 1/2 years. Stuff happened and life goes on. After a few months, I started working at a discount store called "Roses". It served its purpose as getting the state off my back in regards to my unemployment compensation and all but the bad parts about working there was the district manager. I've never met such a pompous asshole in my life that so into himself that he can't even realize that when he talks to people, he talks to them like their a child....I mean even his own employees who are old enough to be his mom. During Christmas, he almost caught a shelf in the back of the head by me for threatening to send me home for trying to prove him wrong when he said I wasn't doing what he told me to do and yet he ended up doing the same exact thing I did.....what's up with that. Always complaining about the stock room being messy when it's his fault for ordering stuff every week and having the bare minimal amount of staff to get it out and expect it to be done every week. I couldn't take it no more so I waited for the stock room to get packed again and then quit on the spot but only after securing me another job which is my current job right now. I know work for a virtual golf shop where I get paid the same as I did at Roses but more relaxed with no one on my behind everyday and I'm never on edge because of it.

Aside from that, I'm currently a student of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division which I'm going for my bachelors in Web Design & Interactive Media. Hopefully, I'll be able to make the dream website I wish to have for myself. One last thing and I'll end this post here. I'm now currently a part of my state Fighting Game Community and now take playing fighting games a bit more seriously than I used to. My name here is GTS|MikuruX. GTS stands for GTSouth which is a gaming tavern whom I work closely with and I put this in my name only during tournaments. It's my way of advertising them as I'm one of their sponsored players and employees (I partially work there as well....come visit us if you're in the Montgomery, AL area). Honestly, it's rather fun participating in local and national tournaments but depressing as well when I know what my level is compared to other players around the nation or world. Gotta step up my game, I suppose. That's all for now, I got something else to post after this so till then, see you all next time.