Wk 12 – Classmate Interview – Melanie Colli

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    Guys, today I got to talk to Melanie Colli who I found it to be really great time to talk to her. She is currently a third year at CSULB and is undeclared for the moment. She used to be a biology major because she thought she wanted to be a veterinarian since she likes animals. However at the same time writing was a big passion for her so she started to notice that writing stories had her attention compared to her biology related work. After realizing her passion for writing stories, mostly in the genre of fiction, she decided to pursue a major in film and specialize in the screen writing.
    After I heard that Melanie wanted to be a film major next semester, I knew we had one thing in interest. Once we kept talking I realized that we had so many other things in common. The next thing we find out about each other that really got us talking was our interest in anime and manga. We both got so excited when we heard that. Melanie admitted that she was a bit of an otaku which is what Japanese call a person who can have a bit of an addiction to manga and anime. To be honest I am also a bit of an otaku since I’m practically on my iPod reading manga almost 24/7.
    Another part of our anime interest was our talk about anime-con. She has been going to anime-con since 2008 and has loved it every time. It was funny how she explained the experience. She said that she finally found a place that everyone was obsessed with manga.
    Another one of Melanie’s interest is drawing. She really started drawing during middle school and has still continued to draw to this day as well. She said that a lot of her drawings have gotten better over the time and she mostly draws anime characters. Melanie was also involved in sports when she was in middle school. During her softball career she and her team won two championships.
    I had a lot of fun getting to know Melanie since it didn’t seem as if I had just met her today. However it seemed like we had known each other for a while so that’s also a really why I found it easy to talk to her. If you’d like to check out Melanie’s blog go ahead and go to melaniecolli.com.

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