An Introduction to who I am
Hi, My name is Riley. I am the owner and operator of Macrim. I just wanted to take this time to introduce myself. I decided to start this store with the goal of bringing as many different Anime and Manga merchandise into one place as I can. I've only been an anime and manga fan for 5 years now but it feels like I've seen enough series for 5 people. I am completely infatuated with Anime and the culture around it. So with that being said I guess I should give a little information about myself.
Riley McAvoy is my name and I am currently 21 years old. I am originally from a small town of about 300 people in Kansas. A town made up of almost all farmers and ranchers. While I do enjoy my grass roots country ways of life I was born and raised on. I also developed a love for internet culture and games. I started this love when I first started playing my moms Nintendo SNES (that she still has to this day) when I was 4 years old. I first remember playing Super Mario World and Donkey Kong. My favorite game of all time to this day is still Mega Man X. I've probably played it at least 200 times.
Playing all these SNES games led me to my next console the PS2. I loved playing Tomb Raider, God of War, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and much much more. It was absolutely fantastic! Though I was enjoying all these games I wasn't very good at them at the time. Especially with the Nintendo games. So this was about 2008 when I was only about 10 years old. I was looking through a bunch of guides on the internet for many games. Mostly on IGN just so I could learn how to beat certain levels and areas of certain games. But I remember specifically finding some guy doing a gameplay of Mega Man X on YouTube. This was my first exposure to any sort of video sharing platform. This was definitely a pivotal point in my life.
Discovering YouTube at such a young age allowed me to find my interest and discover all the things I love so much! I spend much of my next 4 years just going to school, playing sports, games, and watching random YouTube videos. 2012 is when I started to actually get more involved with gaming commentary side of YouTube. Notably PewDiePie as is the case with many others. I started watching his videos and I just couldn't get enough of it. I got more and more into the YouTube sphere. This led to my gradual introduction into meme culture. This is where I started to see Anime memes. At that same time I started watching Yu-Gi-Oh the abridged series by Little Kuriboh. Still one of my favorite abridged series to this day. This definetly peeked my interest in Anime and what there was to offer. So I started to re watch Animes I saw a little bit of when I was younger. Such as One Piece, Naruto, Dragon Ball, and Yu-Gi-Oh. This led me to then watch Fairy Tail which really sent me over the edge and into near Otaku status.
In short summary the internet literally helped define who I am as a person and gave me such incredible knowledge on so many different things! I can not more happy than where I am right now! Now to give a few little details of what I like.
Favorite Food: Fried Pork Chop
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Season: Fall
Favorite Mangaka: Hirohiko Araki
Favorite Anime: Fairy Tail or Death Note