what brought this on you might ask? whoever you may be.
You could say it's the myriad of anime blogs I find myself reading most days.
One in particular now-defunct "2-D Teleidescope" addressed its readers with a question: "How has anime enriched your world?" I could cut and paste from excerpts and expound but that wouldn't be fair to my own possible response, that is, if i were to attempt to verbalize all these years'-worth of internalized fangirling.
Anime has enriched my world in more ways than any non-anime-fan/layman could even imagine. So much so that I pray every day I could pursue this hobby in a more productive manner.
Oh how I wish I'd have earned a degree by now and pursued a career within the gaming and/or animation and/or publishing industry.