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Archaeon

  • I'm over there, but not for long ...
  • Joined Jun 6, 2007
  • 39 / M

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

Life on anime

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

Anime ratings

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882 total

Manga ratings

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236 total

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trzr23 says...

Well, normally I wouldn't mind. I mean, I know I'm by no means perfect at reviewing so negative feedback is expected. But I know to a good extent that some of my reviews are definitely ahead of the ones that get voted higher.

Of course, votes for you, tehno and a few others are completely justified and I respect you lot for your dedication to writing high quality reviews. But some reviews are, and I mean it when I say this, completely terrible.

I've seen 100 - 250 word reviews earning helpfuls by the dozen and while we sit down and try to structure a review suitable for everyone's taste, they just trash it.

Also, I think I've eaned myself a lot of negative heat. The main cause for this is probably my extensively hateful review of Naruto Shippuden (http://myanimelist.net/reviews.php?id=34135) and earlier my Naruto review. Putting down TTGL and NGE might've taken its toll, but not as much.

No, honestly, read the Ressentiment review that's currently rated top. Actually, it's not that all bad. The most overrated (101%) is Ceptryn's Higurashi review. I cannot believe that it's so highly ranked. Sure, it's good, but 684 Helpfuls?!?!

Nah, I'm just pissed off at the system at the moment. Sorry if I hated on your friends or anything. I'm usually very calm and pretty nice to everybody, but after struggling and writing what I thought were at least 30 above average reviews, I expected at least one of thm to make the front page. Sore...

Mar 4, 2011
trzr23 says...

Was looking for an alternative to MAL.The voting was getting to me and thought I could find a new home. Place seems rather inactive. I suppose MAL's the best I got for now.

Mar 4, 2011
trzr23 says...

Yo

So, you on Anime-planet too? Joined yesterday.

I thought I dind't like MAL. But, this...

Mar 3, 2011
Minai99 says...

Okay, thanks for that Archaeon. There's no rush. I'm just sure we can have a good conversation about the show, and maybe talk about some other interesting things on the side. Have a good week!

Mar 1, 2011
Minai99 says...

Sorry to keep bugging you, but I really liked this show, and am still feeling the aftereffects, but to be able to put it away for now I feel that I need to discuss it at a level that I haven't been able to thus far. I think there's a good chance you might be able to help me do this. So here I have written my thoughts even more succintly:

I still really don't fully understand the true beauty, or failings for that matter, of this show. I just know that I love it, and that it does in fact bring up some relevant philosophical questions. Whether it answers, or for that matter, NEEDS to answer most of these questions, I still haven't figured out. Sometimes I think it is better for the series to leave it up to the viewer to ruminate for themselves on these things, rather than try to provide a definite answer. Also, I've never really experienced true romantic love, so I can't say really say for myself if the ending (original, not epilogue ) was reasonably graceful and grounded in a believable sort of way, or if it was cliche. What do you think Archaeon? Do you think it satisfactorily addresses both the philosophical aspect and the romantic aspect? If not, then what do you think are its' strengths and weaknesses?

Feb 23, 2011