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Aranneas

about me

(」・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・)」

my life spent on anime

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  • 0 Years

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Location:

The Frozen North

Member Since:

April 4, 2012

Last Visited:

2 hours ago

User Stats:

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82 recommendations

Anime Ratings

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total anime ratings: 410

Manga Ratings

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total manga ratings: 62

comments

AirCommodore avatar AirCommodore

Welcome!

May 6, 2013

Your anime rating graph is the most beautiful bell curve I've ever seen O_O

GodzillaGus avatar GodzillaGus

Thanks! ^_^

Apr 18, 2013

thx for the feedback on my review for Cowboy Bebop. it was done for the Secret Santa. btw, did you ever get the badge for the Secret Santa? i'm still waiting for mine.

Kari5 avatar Kari5

Konnichiwa!

Apr 13, 2013

I....can't stand twincest ._. Being a twin myself, the thought scares me. Luckily there wasn't many chapters *shivers* (was reading it just to pass through some old submissions) 

Naga avatar Naga

Konnichiwa!

Mar 27, 2013

If that Shoujo has anything to do with mr. brother, I'd rather not. However, if it's yuri... then I might even put it a bit higher on my list... which doesn't mean much, tbh. 

Naga avatar Naga

Konnichiwa!

Mar 25, 2013

Yo dawg Sasami was not my cup of tea. I can’t really appreciate a show that’s aimless comedy and waifu porn when I don’t find it funny and I didn’t like its assets, if you get what I mean. If I don’t like that, there’s about no reason whatsoever for me to follow it. If I muster some strength to watch it till the end, I might even rate it properly. As it is now; 2 episodes of something I didn’t like in any way… no way I’m rating it higher. Besides, it’s fucking Shaft. Everything they made is comedy/waifu pron. I got sick of it already. Actually, it’s not like they ever tired to involve some sort of coherent plot… oh wait, Madoka. My bad.

 Life? Pfff. Pretty shit I must say. I’m studying for my life deciding exams while getting distracted at every corner of the internet. You know, fan fic, A-P, Reddit… stuff. Every time I open a book a notification pops up and fucks me over. I’m coping with it of course, but man; I’d kill for a bit more focused brain. At least I got psychology covered, so I’m good atm. Well, they all start in May, so I’m probably overreacting, but still…

 So, watched anything good lately? :3

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