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Rachael Lefler (RachaelLefler)

Joined 8 years ago from Illinois. Last activity 7 days ago.




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For almost 10 years now, I have been an anime expert and blogger. I was president of my high school's anime club in 2008. I started this blog in 2010.

The main reason I started this blog was because anime print journalism was declining in the U.S. when I started it, and online, I never felt like I could find the exact sort of anime journalism I wanted to read. All the stories felt too superficial and commercial, more like pamphlet blurbs than like serious media criticism. As I started writing about shows on HubPages, I grew a lot as a writer, especially in terms of delivering content that analyzes anime with depth, in an entertaining way.

This process of learning has helped me with my job writing for a medical technology startup in Peoria, IL.

I've always loved writing, both nonfiction and fiction, winning "Young Authors" awards in elementary school. I've been drawn throughout my life to many creative pursuits. Japanese culture resonates with me because it is a culture that values the arts very highly.

I cover a wide range of topics under the umbrella of 'geek culture'.

In addition to anime, I like video games, tabletop games, conventions, art, singing, and learning about many topics related to anime, such as Japanese language and culture, light novels, manga, and Japanese media in general.

From this blog, expect one or more new articles per week. I am also fully commited to constantly updating and editing old content.

I can't personally answer every comment. If I don't answer your comment, it likely just means I agree with you, or have no strong opinion about your comment one way or the other. I allow everyone to comment but sometimes I have to block people for excessively rude or spammy comments. Sorry!

You can personally contact me at rjlefle@ilstu.edu. Please email me if you would like to do a collaboration or guest blogging project, or if you like my work and would like to hire me for your website. I would love in particular to work for a "geek culture", science, or technology website. I have relevant training and experience. You can find content I've done for this site and other sites on my Contently profile: https://rachael_lefler.contently.com/


Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RachaelLefler

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