About the MoY Blog

Mistakes of Youth is a webcomic. I made this blog as a means for people to comment on the site’s new posts, and to collect both updates from my art site and webcomic, along with any other projects that I may be working on. I also, er, blog on it, too.

About me

I am half-Iranian on my dad’s side, and half everything else on my mom’s side. No, seriously. I’m part Native American, part African and part European. This is why I simply prefer to refer to my ethnicity as half-Iranian. But I’m 100% American!

I spell humour, colour and the rest with a “U” because I went to a British school and they ruined me. I do however spell organization with a “Z” and refuse to write program as programme. I do spell grey as grey, though. One of these days I’ll probably decide to write completely in either British English or American English, but for now I will write in a horrible mish-mash of the two!

I am also a man with 2D-Complex. What does that mean?! It means I like cartoon girls over real girls. Yep. Also, while I do like normal girls, I also really like lolita/pettanko characters a lot, too.

I made my name WILDARMSHEERO when I was 13. I was getting an email account on the (now dead) gundamwing.org, since I liked Gundam Wing at that point. At the time I also liked the game Wild Arms 2 and since I was making an account on gundamwing.org I threw Heero at the end. To this day I still haven’t changed my handle. Because I’m lazy, or something. It’s like those guys who are 30 but still have SSJ4GOKU as their AIM handle.


Some of my favourite anime are: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, FLCL, various Lupin, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Shuffle!, Tsukuyomi Moon Phase, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Some of my favourite anime movies are: The End of Evangelion, Mobile Suit Gundam Trilogy, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro, Lupin III: Dead or Alive, Ghost in the Shell 1 and 2, Cardcaptor Sakura movie 2, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Memories

Some of my favourite directors are: Hideaki Anno, Akiyuki Shinbo, Makoto Shinkai, Shinichiro Watanabe, Tatsuya Ishihara, Yasuhiro Yoshiura

Some of my favourite artists are: Toshihiro Kawamoto, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Monkey Punch, Yasuhiro Nightow, Itou Noiji, Aoi Nishimata, You Nagisawa, Ishikei, Tony Taka, Ian McConville

Some of my favourite anime studios are: Gainax, Shaft, (old) Sunrise, Madhouse, Production IG, Kyoto Animation, Studio Rikka

Some of my favourite 2D girls are: Mikuru Asahina, Kaede Fuyou, Sakura Kinomoto, Hazuki, Rebecca Miyamoto, Kiyone Makibi, Kanako Ohno, Misato Katsuragi, Nagi Sanzenin

Some of my favourite genres of music are: Anime songs, game songs, some J-pop, animation and film soundtracks, old Jazz, very little J-rock, Shibuya-kei

Some of my favourite musical artists are: Pizzicato Five, Cymbals, Round Table Featuring Nino, The Pillows, Nami Tamaki, T.M. Revolution, Yuria, IOSYS, Kenji Ohtsuki, Miyuki Hashimoto, Yuuko Gotou, Yuji Ohno, Yoko Kanno, Shiro Sagisu, Masamichi Amano, Satoru Kousaki, Toshihiko Sahashi, Tomoki Hasegawa, random seiyuu

Some of my favourite non-anime movies are: Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars (original trilogy), Indiana Jones movies, Love & Pop, Lost in Translation, The Pink Panther Movies (with Peter Sellers), Casino Royal (with David Niven), Kill Bill, Back To The Future Trilogy

Some of my favourite non-anime TV shows are: Conan O’ Brien, David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, Monty Python’s Flying Circus