This is a little ‘Fun Facts’ filler post about us! Even though we’re the proud owners and founders of this awesome anime blog that we’ve created, many of you guys may be wondering what we were doing before we started this blog. If you’re just the tiniest bit curious as to what we were up to before the rise of D&A, here are ten things you didn’t know about it’s creators/founders!
1. We Were Both Born in 1989!
We’re seven months apart from each other; meaning A. Goldman was born April 1989, and Yours Truly was born in November 1989. As 90’s kids both of us were into cartoons and eventually anime when we were younger, but you probably knew that, right? XP
2. We Did Character Voices!
Back in high school (about ten years ago) we created this audio-only ‘show’ featuring character voices that we came up with called The Chunky Willis Show. We did one season of about six episodes between 15-18 minutes each. We had characters such as Chunky Willis (voiced by D.J. Lewis), Howard Coleslaw (voiced by A. Goldman), Bob ‘Crispy Fish’ Jones (voiced by K. Elliott, our other friend), and various other characters. Don’t worry, we’ll post those episodes on our site (for laughs) next year.
3. We’re Both Have High-Functioning Autism (HFA)!
Honestly, we were a bit hesitant about this one, but now we’re in a point in our lives where we’re not ashamed to have autism – and claim it! We need to stop treating it like its a disease or even a disability, because we’re living proof that people with this neurological difference can have awesome lives just like everybody else!
4. We Both Like Gabriel Iglesias
We’re not the only ones! Most of the anime fans we’ve come across like him too! #FluffyRules 🙂
5. Founding Member D.J. Lewis Produces Music!
We know, we broadcasted this news more times than we should have. But yes, he does indeed produce music – electronic music that is! If you’ve seen our two-year anniversary trailer, you’ll hear a little bit of the kind of electronic music that Lewis produces. He took a hiatus in 2014, but now he’s coming back as DJ/Producer Spindraulics!
6. Founding Member D.J. Lewis Hates Slugs!
Seriously! They creep me the eff out! >.<
7. We’re Knowledgeable When It Comes to Computers…Mostly!
Actually, A. Goldman has a bit more knowledge in this department than Yours Truly does. If you’re having any problems with your laptop slowing down, he’s your guy!
8. FUNimation Voice Actress Monica Rial Helped Promote An Original Track From D.J. Lewis Entitled “Samurai Angel”!
Between 2013 and 2014 there were a series of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt AMVs created by Lewis under the name NuTRACKK Lewis (aka D.J.L.); one in particular was a track named Samurai Angel, which was an AMV about Stocking Anarchy. The link was given as a gift to her dub voice actress, Monica Rial, via Twitter. Pretty soon it was promoted on her page for all of her fans to see, and for that we thank her so much!! 🙂
9. Founding Member D.J. Lewis Created His Own Original Line Dance!
It hasn’t been trademarked yet, but the dance is called “The Big Daddy 2-Step”. Coming to a saloon near you, cowboy! 😉
10. We’ve Been Friends For Over 15 Years!
From Middle School to now, A. Goldman and Yours Truly have been through it all! We both may be pushing the big 3-0, but that doesn’t mean we plan on stopping anytime soon!
So there you go! Ten things you didn’t know about the founders of this awesome blog! We’ve done a lot of cool things and met a lot of cool people before going on this journey, and we’re only just getting started! There’s more filler posts to come, so stay tuned! 🙂