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Aranneas

  • The Frozen North
  • Joined Apr 4, 2012
  • ? / M

(」・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. 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

  • 18 Minutes
  • 23 Hours
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Weeks
  • 3 Months
  • 0 Years

Anime ratings

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  • 1
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413 total

Manga ratings

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62 total

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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
Astraea256 says...

Canada? Yippee...!

You're one of those people who just like to tell people things and explain things to them 'cause you enjoy it, aren't you? I like listening to people like that or reading or whatever, but people seem to expect some response or something, after which they just continue. All I need to do before someone continues is nod my head anyway. Oh wait - it's probably just an acknowledgement, and then they'll continue. Mmm... I wouldn't know how to nod my head online though...

Sep 4, 2012
Astraea256 says...

Oki doki! That's actually pretty awesome!

Sep 4, 2012