GOD, FINALLY I MEET SOMEONE WHO FELT THE SAME WAY I DID. It was terrible. The only anime I felt comfortable watching was Pokemon, but even I knew it was just a 30-minute commercial. The games were good, but the show went downhill fast. Fuck, when I have children one day, I will make sure they never have to feel ashamed. That's aside the point. I became really good friends with this kid who was really into anime like Yu Yu Hakusho and Inuyasha in 6th grade. I couldn't stand them for the most part, and I always thought something was wrong with me for not liking them until 8th grade. Then he showed me Newgrounds and I found hentai not to shortly after. Keep in mind, this was before I even knew how to masturbate. Yes, I know that's sad, but my dad was never around and I lived in the deep South where everyone's mother was overprotective.
Then I moved out to California in the summer before 7th grade and my life changed forever. I hung out with surfer kids that lived on my cul-de-sac for the first semester and eventually met the friend who introduced me to good anime like TM, Ranma, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, etc. We are still great friends today. Then I found Azumanga, Excel Saga, and Golden Boy on 4chan and Ghost in the Shell on Adult Swim. Hellsing and Gunsmith Cats are my newfound loves, and my interest in Tenchi Muyo has grown dramatically now that I finally watched the entire OVA series 1-2 about 8 years later. There was a brief period ages ago in 8th grade when I liked FMA, but then I realized it was shit around the same time I gave up on Inuyasha.
Oh yeah, then I went on a photography trip to Japan with my school and shit rocked. Also, I have been going out with this girl for 7 months and we both are anime fans. I have been trying to improve her taste recently.
And there you have my anime-life story, /a/.