The first monday of the month is inpirational monday. I blog about stuff that inspires me. (Yeah, I'm two days late for this month. Stuff happened).
This guy is T.O.M. 3.0 and he's the host of the animation block Toonami. It aired from 1997-2008 every day after school and then Saturday only. Then, as I mentioned in a previous post it was revived at the end of last May and is again on Satuday nights. The "Toonami Faithful" gather then for a Toonami Twitter Party. Thinking about him makes me want to start revising right now.
Toonami introduced me to anime and it has fed my imagination ever since. Those shows provided me with the inspiration to start fanfiction. Which grew into an original novel that I plan to publish next month. I pretty much spent my childhood on his space ship, The Absolution, gorging myself on everything from action to comedy to romance.
However, the real reason T.O.M. continues to inspire me is that he's more than a host for a programing block. He's a character himself. He talked to the audience about the shows he broadcasted and rated games he'd played. Clip shows made from the shows would play during commercials. They weren't advertisements; they were philosophical and encouraging. I remember one such line, 'Believe in yourself and create your own destiny. Don't fear failure'. Then the screen panned out to reveal T.O.M. at a computer and looking silently at the viewer.
Because of him I'm a novelist today.