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I personally want to welcome you to The Retro Unicorn; a place where I’ll be celebrating my love for geeky, nerdy, and quirky things of the past through fashion, blog posts, videos, and whatever else I create. I love cosplay,cartoons, music, films, video games, anime, anime conventions, and so much more.
The Retro Unicorn has been a part of my life since 2002 in the form of a dream. I watched every fashion television show, I read every fashion magazine, and I even started designing clothes. I had my heart set on attending The Art Institute of Dallas so I wrote my senior paper about my plans to open up a boutique.
In addition to designing clothing, I decided to blog because I’ve always had a habit of analyzing things. I rarely see things at face value and love to take things apart and see how and why they work. But most of all, I love sharing my thoughts with other people who are just as intrigued as I am.
The first anime series I ever laid eyes on was Yama Nezumi Rokki Chakku (Rocky Chuck, the Mountain Rat). The series told the story of a woodchuck named Rocky and his animal friends who went on adventures while avoiding predators; namely a weasel, a fox, and a farmer. However, the series was known as The Fables of Green Forest on the English language channel while I was living in Germany circa 1992. Being that I was only 3 years old at the time, I had no idea that I was watching an anime series from 1973. But what I did know is that I was viewing an enjoyable piece of animation. When Sammy the Blue Jay screamed “TROUBLE! TROUBLE!” in the opening sequence, I knew that I was in for an adventure.
Fast forward to the mid-90s and by this time I had viewed shows like Speed Racer, and G-Force (Gatchaman). However, it was not until I discovered Sailor Moon that I found out that it was from Japan and called anime. The enchanting characters, intricate storylines, and captivating music demanded my unwavering attention, leaving me craving more of this unique form of entertainment. It was through Toonami that I discovered Dragon Ball Z. It was through the small video rental shop by my house that I was able to watch Ranma ½ . Showtime, Sy-Fy, and HBO introduced me to classics such as Akira, Armitage III, Project A-Ko and Dirty Pair. I could go on. But not only did I enjoy watching anime, I loved to talk about it. I would talk to anyone who would listen.
This is my 4th or 5th time starting a blog; I lose count. I get an idea, try to start a blog and then I leave it to die after a few months. But sometimes, life takes over and things change so I have trouble creating content and loose steam. But the 4th (or 5th) time is a charm. I absolutely cannot contain my excitement as I begin this journey. Stayed tuned, hold on, and get ready to be a part of The Retro Unicorn!