1. What is your name?
Online I generally go by Stormwatcher, Storm, or SW. Though there are some who call me... Stormie.
2. Where are you located?
East Coast, way too close to D.C. : P
3. How old are you?
The calendar says I just turned 46. I can't say I agree.
4. Who is your favorite Ronin/Trooper and why?
I started by liking Ryo the best, because (long) black hair and blue eyes= yes, (and also, voice) but over time I became fond of Cye, and Kento, and Rowen, and eventually Sage.
5. Who is your favorite secondary character (Kayura, Warlords, Mia etc) and why?
Byakuen. Because he's a beautiful brave smart tiger. I have a bit of a thing for the big cats.
My favorite Warlord is Dais/Rajura, because his Illusion has so much potential. Also he showed the most personality after Kayura took center stage.
6. What was your first experience with Ronin Warriors/Samurai Troopers? Tell us about it.
Lessee...I have a long history of getting interested in and then getting distracted away from these guys. It started back before Toonami... my real favorite, Tcats, suddenly went off the air, and I was looking for something else to watch that was at least similarly interesting. Found 'Ronin Warriors' on the Sci-fi listing and decided to see what they were about. I came in at ep two and was a bit taken aback to see the five get hung up above the streets like so much laundry. I also managed to get Cye and Rowen confused; for quite a while I thought Ryo rescued Rowen from under the whirlpool in ep 6. But I decided it wasn't enough like what I was looking for; it was too dark- literally, the colors were very dark- and the boys just YELLED TOO MUCH.
When I didn't find anything better, I came back in time to see the Sarenbou episodes, and got intrigued enough to browse the web for more info. I added a mini-page to my main site, then got distracted again by other stuff. ...Oh. Actually, yeah, that was when I got the porn virus. I was doing a links-check of the Ronin sites I'd listed (most of which had gone dead) and bango, big virus. Turned me off the fandom for a while.
I finally decided to do a revival, some years later, when I was doing another routine links-check and ran into an old friend's cross-link that mentioned them.
7. Do you have a Ronin/Trooper related website?
Well, I did, until 000 decided to pull their little antic. I'm reassembling at x10, but it's taking a while.
8. Do you have any other sites you want to mention?
Regretfully, no, for similar reasons.
9. Do you collect any of the merchandise? If so, what?
The DVDs of course. Most of the artbooks, some of the posters and pencil-boards, and as many of the music cds as was feasible- ie, not horrifyingly expensive. Also the Other Half has been providing me with the Armor Plus figurines; except Sage, who is way expensive for some odd reason, and except Mr Black Inferno, who I do NOT LIKE.
10. What other anime/manga are you into?
I kinda poked the St Seiya/Zodiac Knights for a little while, but the cast of thousands put me off. Also the dumbing-down is just silly.
11. Any non-anime/manga related loves or hobbies?
I like to read and occasionally write for pretty much any sci fi or fantasy thing that grabs my attention. I don't draw, though; my eye-hand coordination is not that good, and I have no spatial recognition to speak of.
12. Any other comments?
I can't believe I didn't do this earlier...