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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, 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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443 total

Manga ratings

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62 total

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PinkyIvan says...

It certanly sounds you are having fun :)

You write/play songs? I didn't know that.

Dec 7, 2012
PinkyIvan says...

Hey man, where have you been these days? I havent seen you in quite some time...

Dec 7, 2012
LizardLaw974 says...

Oh really? haha! xD

That's good to hear! Oh good, congrats! :)

Oh nice! :D Good luck with it! 

Things have been alright. Been stressed with lots of work and everything. Excited for the Christmas season, though.

No specific genre or season at the moment, right now I'm trying to finish Steins;Gate since I am really far behind in it Dx Other than that, watching Fushigi Yuugi, Paranoia Agent, Sailor Moon, FMA, NGE, and been working on the Secret Santa thing. I know, right? So much fun!

Nov 27, 2012
LizardLaw974 says...

Hey there!

How are ya? :P

Nov 27, 2012
RingoStarr1991 says...

For my DAW (digital work station) I use Cubase but really any program will do the job well enough as long as you take the time to learn the ins and outs. This is the software that will handle all the recording and mixing of your projects. The major ones are Pro Tools and Logic but really anything will work. The other software I use is a program called Reason for virtual instruments such as orchestral stuff and synths. For my guitar stuff I use a Line 6 UX 2 audio interface as the means of getting the signal from my guitar into the computer. It’s a fairly inexpensive piece of hardware that can also take in mic inputs if you wanted to record vocals. I do not use amps for my guitars; I instead use Line 6's POD farm amp modeling software and it does the job decently enough and is great if you have to record in a quiet environment (if you are going to be using guitars at all). Other than that the only other thing I can think of that you really need in order to get quality recording done is a decent set of studio monitors (speakers). M-audio makes some good budget ones and if you are going to be recording in a small room you don’t really have to go out and buy huge wattage ones. Also if you are going to be using virtual instruments you might want to buy a MIDI keyboard. It makes mapping out and playing the virtual instruments much easier than using the virtual piano roll in your DAW.

Nov 18, 2012