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IndependentSK

  • Slovakia (not to be confused with Slovenia)
  • Joined Jul 20, 2011
  • 26 / M

As you can see by my username and avatar, I'm a big fan of indie and alternative rock.

my favouriote Bands: MUSE, Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, The Killers, Kings of Leon, Blur, Pulp, The Strokes, Travis, Elbow, Keane, Kaiser Chiefs, Interpol, Editors, Klaxons, Foals,  QOTSA, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, Bloc Party, Foo Fighters, Green Day, The Hives, Pendulum, Snow Patrol, Queen, The Cure, The Smiths, Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, and some J-rock bands. I also love classical music, especially Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Rachmaininov and Bach.

Other than anime, my favourite TV shows are The Simpsons, Chuck, Big bang Theory, IT Crowd and Black Books

My favourite video game series are Age of Empires, Alan Wake, Assassin's Creed, Half-Life, Mafia, Max Payne, Metal Gear, Need For Speed Portal and The Sims.

I don't have any favourite books as I read only non-fiction literature and I don't read manga.

The first anime I've watched were shitty ones like Pokemon, Shaman King and Naruto, and I wasn't interested in anime but then I've seen Soul Eater and Death note and became an anime fan about 3 years ago.

I think there are basically 3 kinds of anime (or movies and series in general):

1. Sad anime, which appeal to your emotions and really move you and make you feel for the characters.

2. Funny anime which either make you laugh (all stupid moe and ecchi anime which I find unfunny also belong here) or you never get bored watchig them.

3. Smart anime which make you think and contain some more depth than usual.(I consider these the most valuable)

(IMO there shouldn't be more than 2 point difference between story and overall rating, the story is always the most important thing, then characters and entertainment value. I don't care about sound and animation very much as long as it is watchable, but it can still have influence on overall score)

My top anime: http://www.anime-planet.com/users/IndependentSK/lists/30945

Rating Scale: http://www.anime-planet.com/users/IndependentSK/blog/posts/11553

My top 10 Characters right now (Male/Female)

1. L Lawliet/Kurisu Makise

2. Edward Elric/Riza Hawkeye

3. Rintarou Okabe/Hitagi Senjougahara

4. Shizuo Heiwajima/Megumi Noda

5. Death The Kid/Shiki Ryougi

6. Tatsuhiro Satou/Misaki Nakahara

7. Akira Takizawa/Ayumi Yamada

8. Near/Kino

9. Nicholas D. Wolfwood/Winry Rockbell

10. Roy Mustang/Maka Albarn

Life on anime

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Anime ratings

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Manga ratings

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6 total

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sothis says...

The link doesn't work for me.

Regardless, we may have different opinions on what makes a community 'suck'. Since 2001 I've worked hard to build an excellent community here on Anime-Planet - what makes excellence for me is that people feel welcome, and that it's a friendly place where people are free to post opinions about anime and manga, in their own personal space, without feeling like they'll be belittled or called names. Having lively debates about a review is cool, I could very well go to someone else's profile and discuss points that I personally disagree with in a respectful way, and that still maintains the same sense of community that Anime-Planet has always had.

I could care less how much someone 'knows his shit' about the anime community - I could also care less how many reviews someone posts on the site. What I do care about is preserving the community, so that everyone, including you, feels welcome and has a positive place where they can interact with other anime fans, respectfully. If someone contributes a lot of reviews, that doesn't negate toxic statements that alienate people from the community here. There's a big difference between "I disagree, I think that..." and "troll much?" or your own unacceptable "Your review is bad and you should feel bad". One is respectful and leads to an awesome community. The other is trolling, rude and is toxic. I know quite a bit about the anime industry too - I work with some of them. But you don't see me going to others profiles, acting like I'm better than them and that my opinion is clearly the right one because of the knowledge I have. I manage to stay respectful, so it's definitely possible for others too.

It's unfortunate that you think the only merits AP has over other sites is a single person - I have no idea why another site banned him, but if it was to help cut down on the amount of toxicity and to try to help keep the community a respectful place for everyone, I applaud that.

Bear in mind in 11 years I've banned only about 5 people ever (not counting spammers). It takes a LOT, as I really try my best to make AP a place for everyone. Where I draw the line is people who actively disrupt the respectful community we have going on here - someone can rant all they want in their own reviews, and they can respectfully discuss opinions in someone else's. What they can't do here is call someone names, start conversations by pointing out how wrong someone is (as opposed to 'my opinion is'), be aggressive and then act like you're doing someone a favor by being a jackass, or anything else in that vein. I am sorry if you think that's a bad thing and that a community sucks for enforcing it. It's one of the reasons so many people stick with AP over other sites. This is why the next step for situations like this is removing the ability to leave any comments, as opposed to banning. And this will be the first time I've ever had to use it, in 11 years.  

Making the review feature better is a totally separate issue, and is something that's being planned. Still, it has nothing to do with users behaving badly and tarnishing the community for everyone else.

Aug 21, 2012
AirCommodore says...

Um, what? I never said he wasn't knowledgeable. But knowledge is largely useless if you don't have the appropriate social skills to share it and explain yourself (especially if your little niche is a form of entertainment like anime, and therefore very socially-oriented). So my opinion still stands.

Aug 21, 2012
sothis says...

Just noticed your comment here:

http://www.anime-planet.com/users/AnimeKuroiFuyu/reviews/9182

Given it appears you've started +1'ing his toxic comments on reviews recently, I'm not sure if you think it's cool to be like roriconfan and are jumping on the bandwagon or what, but please understand I don't tolerate these sorts of comments on Anime-Planet. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and are free to post them here, the same 'i will remove your ability to leave comments' statement applies.

Aug 20, 2012
xxjacobxx3 says...

I speak English and very little Japanese.

Aug 20, 2012
ikkitheskyking9000 says...

My number one anime so far is Cowboy Bebop, it has great characters and possibly the best music in anime. My other top favorites are moributo guardian of the spirit, ghost in the shell, FMA Brotherhood, trigun, angel beats, Baccano, death note, Fullmetal Panic, Nana, Ergo Proxy and Vandread.

I haven't seen so many live action tv series but from what I've seen they are House, Star Trek, Criminal Minds, and The X Files.

I've also gotten into books recently, the books I've completed so far are Battle Royale and Enders Game and I'm currently reading The Shining.

Aug 20, 2012