CL Terry is an Australian animator who will be relocating to the US in the fall of 2016. Since graduating in 2014 she has been making things for Halfbrick as well as her own personal gifs and films. You can check out her portfolio or her tumblr where you will find many more GIFs of Totoro’s Secret Life!
Are You a YAPPIE? “This booklet, published along with the August 1984 issue of The Anime
magazine, is a fascinating reminder that we didn’t always have a pithy
term to describe Japan’s legions of anime-obsessed young adults.
Although the now commonplace “otaku” made its official debut the
year before in a column by Akio Nakamori, it wouldn’t become widely
used until the end of the decade, and then mainly as an epithet. In the
meantime, The Anime produced this pamphlet in an attempt to
hang a name on a growing subculture that undoubtedly included a large
segment of its readership. The word they chose was “Yappie,” a
contraction of “Young Anime People.”