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Archaeon

about me

So, I've been a fan of anime and manga for over 25 years. I'm a writer, sometime journalist, reviewer of many, many things, total self critic, radio presenter and producer, and co-creator and co-host of the UK's only live FM radio show dedicated to all things geek (which I've cunningly named The Geek Show so people won't confuse it with my other show, Literary Loitering).

We broadcast every Monday from 6-8 pm (GMT) on 104.5 FM in the local area, but you can listen live online. If you like what you hear, then you can download all of our previous episodes from our website.

You can also join our Facebook group, visit our club on My Anime List, or follow us on Twitter.

 

Some final points. If I ever write anything about an anime that pisses you off, deal with it. If you have valid, cogent arguments then I'm perfectly happy to discuss them with you in a constructive manner that's mutually beneficial, but I won't tolerate crass or rude behaviour, backbiting, etc, and I don't get involved in other people's fights.

Furthermore, if you're going to insult me at any time then be creative. It's not worth the effort otherwise and I'll just ignore you until you go away or wither into nothing.

 

The Geek Show

my life spent on anime

  • 32 Minutes
  • 16 Hours
  • 5 Days
  • 3 Weeks
  • 6 Months
  • 0 Years

My Signature

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Location:

I'm over there, but not for long ...

Member Since:

June 6, 2007

Last Visited:

July 7, 2014

User Stats:

38 / Male

27 recommendations

Anime Ratings

  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 4
  • 3.5
  • 3
  • 2.5
  • 2
  • 1.5
  • 1
  • 0.5

total anime ratings: 882

Manga Ratings

  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 4
  • 3.5
  • 3
  • 2.5
  • 2
  • 1.5
  • 1
  • 0.5

total manga ratings: 236

comments

charlie2alpha avatar charlie2alpha

Konnichiwa!

Mar 7, 2011

Hi there Archaeon! Obviously you're around here for some time now but I only stumbled on you on MAL, on the later years club. I found you here by following people's comments, read one of yours saying something about how social is (or isn't rather) Anime Planet.

I don't really know how long MAL is around, but imho they have the right recipe but with poor execution. They let the site become overbloated and most moderators are people you don't want to call for help. For the lag issues, what to say, it's a technical issue, not enough (or poorly configured) SQL servers to handle the load.

So where am I getting? Many users that were comfortable with MAL are migrating here now since AP is the second most known anime list site (regardless if I discovered it long before MAL, lol), and by doing so they're in for a shock, AP is not designed to be an otaku's Facebook like MAL.

Now, I don't know what plans Sothis has for the site, but at least the clubs should be given more space.

The reason for these comments are people asking me yesterday if there are groups here. Which there aren't, not with the MAL sense. In the end, AP started as a recommendation database and later it added the personal lists. It was never created to be a social hub. Sothis said to someone about having 400k users per month, but how many are socially active? Very few probably, and I am one of them.

Well, after all this not your problem, lol! I didn't plan for this tl;dr, just came of nowhere, damn!

Nice to see you here!

Minai99 avatar Minai99

Konnichiwa!

Mar 6, 2011

Yep. Wow, sounds like you're doing some fun stuff.

Minai99 avatar Minai99

Konnichiwa!

Mar 5, 2011

Um, when you get the time to talk about the other two episodes I mentioned, do you think we could also talk about episodes 3 and 4 as well?

trzr23 avatar trzr23

Konnichiwa!

Mar 4, 2011

No problem, fella ;)

Stick it to my face.

trzr23 avatar trzr23

Konnichiwa!

Mar 4, 2011

271 Helpfuls. For a hate review. Why wouldn't you be happy =/ ?

Everyone needs a breakthrough review. What was yours? (I'm pretty sure it wasn't that Sora or whatever your first review was. No offense)

I'm looking for that. But right now, just about anything I post seems to garner only negative feedback. And although I'm practicing and writing more, I still don't have anyone clearly pointing out where I'm falling short. That's why I'm eagerly waiting for your critique.

If the next review, I dunno what it's going to be, but I will write my heart out on it. If that doesnt do well, then I have to execute plan B.

That's why having a blog gives you a lot of benefits - complete freedom and no voting, but there can be feedback.

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