Since I'm the person who dragged him into the LiveJournal world, I think it's only fair that I introduce ricekicker to the community at large. So, go leave pithy comments in his introductory post. Assuming he de-friends-onlys it. Um, there needs to be a better word for that.
Or, I suppose you could say hi to him here... Someday, maybe, he might even read it. :)
Among his other notable positive features, he speaks way better Japanese than me.