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  • 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, 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


"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

  • 56 Minutes
  • 14 Hours
  • 0 Days
  • 3 Weeks
  • 3 Months
  • 0 Years

Anime ratings

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443 total

Life on manga

  • 35 Minutes
  • 12 Hours
  • 3 Days
  • 1 Weeks
  • 0 Months
  • 0 Years

Manga ratings

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62 total

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Madoka Dec 25, 2012

Hello Aranneas, in truth i have to post this part, i love your forum signature (which you have posted here, helped me identify you actually), i actually sat for over 5mins just watching it... i love it, 5 seconds or so short clip/gif and its just.... tantalising :3 its hypnotic to say the least xD

Anyway just wanted to randomly add this, wanted to say it in commnet instead of PM so i left it profile, hope you don't mind.

Hope you had a good holiday :)

AirCommodore Dec 25, 2012

Merry Christmas and thanks for the awesome secret santa recs :D (even though I was pretty sure it was you from the start- Believers has a pretty small 'read' list :P )

Lain is excellent, but I have no idea how to review it, and I'll try to have the Believers review up soon :) (I didn't have time for Big O yet)

Thanks again and happt holidays ^_^

RingoStarr1991 Dec 24, 2012

Well I do not know if you celebrate Christmas but I hope you have a great day off from work!

PinkyIvan Dec 11, 2012

Do you know any good metal bands that use orchestral music by any chance? I can't find any good ones... Thanks in advance

PinkyIvan Dec 9, 2012

I'll be shure to DL your stuff from TPB when you publish an album :3