Lydia Rivers is creative director over at Prismatech Media Arts, but here she is a nonprofit freelancer (note: amateur) who loves having someone actually ask for her critical analysis of stuff.  She’s intimate with the ridiculous horizon forming where the bizarre meets the mundane, but she’s about as responsible a tour guide of that place as the Cheshire Cat. She really tries for you though.

Lydia became interested in Japanese media as a teenager, when she watched Pokémon while getting ready for school.

Gintama - Gintoki staring at a TV

Toothbrush and Everything

She wandered away from anime for a while to pursue her version of “adulting or something,” but soon the rapidly growing convenience of streaming obliterated any pretenses that she outgrew the hobby.

Lydia’s other hobbies include teaching people about disability and service dogs, playing PC and tabletop games, and reading. She also enjoys defending her title “Monarch of Metaphors,” no matter how severely editors punish her.