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Aranneas

  • The Frozen North
  • Joined Apr 4, 2012
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(」・ワ・)」           (つ・ワ・)つ           (」・ワ・)」

Russian-born Canadian who's gradually evolved into a self-aware fanboy. Now a moderator of the Characters and People sections of Anime-Planet, as well as the Anime and Manga Tac Committee. It requires serious mental effort for me to not rate everything at 4's and 5's, but I seem to be holding out so far.

I'm a nerd of various flavours, including books and music. And anime, oddly enough. Started out by watching stuff on AdultSwim way back when. Then I learned there was more to life than bad dubs (which I never watch anymore, really). I have some Japanese learning software that I just recently started actually using.

If you have any questions feel free to ask. I'm generally fairly open about most things, and try to be nice when I feel I can :3


Ratings

"What did this bring to my day?" / "What did this bring to my life?"

0.5: Speak of this again and there will be nought but pain. Either I couldn't find anything of worth in this production, or it was outright offensive to me in some fashion.

1.0: It didn't make me want to erase the previous 20 minutes from my mind. Let's not discuss it further than that if we don't need to.

1.5: Too many things went wrong to salvage the worthwhile pieces. "Would I recommend this?" I can't imagine doing so.

2.0: Lots of things went wrong, or there was a smaller number of critical flaws. "Would I recommend this?" Only under very specific circumstances.

2.5: It has problems, sure, but it still made me smile, or think. Below average. "Would I recommend this?" If it came up in context.

3.0: It made me smile, or think. It had problems, but it made me smile AND think. Above average. "Would I recommend this?" If it crossed my mind. "Could I have written this better?" Probably.

3.5: Good all-round experience, or strong enough in its core factors that it overcomes its flaws. "Would I recommend this?" Almost certainly. "Could I have written this better?" Maybe.

4.0: Excellent work all round. Maybe a little rough around the edges, or gets mired in its concepts by the end, but still innovative/dramatic/enjoyable. "Would I recommend this?" To anyone who will listen. "Could I have written this better?" Probably not.

4.5: One of the best experiences I've had with anime. Did the very best it could with what it had.

5.0: One of my all-time favourites. Accomplished something truly special in my eyes; some sort of filmographic alchemy may have been at work.

(」・ワ・)」           (つ・ワ・)つ           (」・ワ・)」

Life on anime

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Anime ratings

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441 total

Manga ratings

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62 total

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PinkyIvan says...

Usual complaints, nudity and morals. I simply loved the romance that comes later on. I could relate to Kohta, him being the kindest character I ever saw, Lucy being a monster as well as a tragic girl trubled by the world as well as herself. The anime was made to portray both sides, humans and diclonius as monsters. As for nudity I hate ecchi, but the nudity in EL didn't feel forced, simply was there and made sense (no need to dress test subjects really). I always try to rate anime as objective as possible, but I simply had to give EL 5/5. I found it beautyfull and artistic.

Note: I'm writing this a bit drunk so sorry for bad grammar/spelling :)

Sep 5, 2012
SadisticTendencies says...

Wow, thanks for being a beacon of rationality in a sea of trolls. "You don't enjoy watching animated girls molest each other in a show that pretends to have a plot, you must be gay". Some of the logic there is just priceless!

I'm not a very good writer but if anything I do think I at least have the ability to look at things somewhat objectively and disregarding my own opinions but I just can't see any quality in Freezing besides its fanservice - if you're into that.

As for Elfen Lied, I do like it. Kind of. Maybe. It's complicated. I just find it annoying that 2/5 of the community only praise it, 2/5 only mock it and a mere 1/5 admits that it, like most titles, is a show of both flaws and virtues. Anywho, thanks for leaving nice comments. Since I feel I should be nice in return - nice avatar! ^_^

Sep 5, 2012
JCovenant says...

While I would love to talk smack behind their back, I think it would sort of fly in the face of everything I wrote about. While this hypocrisy would greatly amuse me, I have to flatly respond with, "It's a secret!"

Sep 5, 2012
Astraea256 says...

That's great. [Almost] always ready to learn something new! Will tell you to shut up when it gets too much though ^_^ since I got that option (if not in so many words).

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7a6rqeks81rv8rzfo1_500.jpg

Nerd Boy Problems is epic. There's also a counterpart: Nerd Girl Problems ^_^

Sep 5, 2012
JCovenant says...

I agree that it is something that should be totally common sense. It's sort of in response to one person whose conduct I find particularly shameful. While I wasn't trying to say anything new or especially profound, it was just something that I think bears repeating. Sort of codifying it for myself. Also I needed an excuse to stretch my writing muscles, which have atrophied into some unsightly mess. Thanks for taking the time to read it and comment though!

Sep 5, 2012