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Jet

  • Moscow, Russia
  • Joined Sep 2, 2007
  • 28 / M

Was hooked up in 04. Although, I did inadvertently watch a little on tv at the kindergarten age during early 90s. Practically abandoned anime in april 08, and stopped keeping a close watch during 12, but managed to get acquainted with oodles of titles anyway. Last time I counted, which was in 06, got 700-1000, and that's at least fair among my circles of acquaintance any day. I founded a club(several dozens of members, who gathered few times a week) back in my fan-days, in mid 05. Futhermore, I had continually supplied my own local server, packed with almost 3ters (riffled through all of em too).That was years before HD era came to modernize anime-world.

I am a big sports anime aficionado. Viewed all subbed and even some unsubbed sports shows :).I enjoy WMT, Ga-nime, Japan in the last war-series and almost any realistic and ripe titles as well. Gladly watch arthouse and avant-garde stuff too. I've never seriously learnt japanese; so don't really have much worth watching nowadays. Besides amv of course. That's why I mostly returned to cinema. Nevertheless, I still do prefer qualitative animation regardless of the country origin :).

Oh, I've been using AP since the middle of the 07 spring and it helped a lot back then ;). Shocked me, when I found out, that it's even older, than anidb :D. Founded around the middle of 01.

All my TOP5 intricate overviews are long time gone due to some site restoration. And I don't plan on reviving 'em.

Anime stats: Watched are watched. Finished, completely digested, stared at through and through, however you like to put it. I may rarely rewatch or rewind some, but that's just it.

Watching are some ongoing translations. Quite seldomly a title or so, of those, that I don't feel like finishing in one sitting. The important part here is, these ones are still alive!

Want to watch are mostly upcoming shows, but there may pass by some occasional subbed entries as well.

Stalled represent a speck of the bulk of my wishlist anime. I cannot finish any of these. All of 'em are far from ever getting near completion. Some are supposedly lost. Others can actually be found in raws, which I'm not exactly keen on. There is one more titbit at anidb, but I don't really store my full list anywhere anymore. That's too depressing, and can be easily guessed out without.

Dropped surprise me by the extremely low count, as I'm not that good at careful selection tbn, and usually try all kinds of shows. Even hentai and mecha (check out my genres) can make their appearance on my list. Yep, I won't ever plan on continuing these failings; oh, well, actually there can be exceptions even here.

Won't watch - the product of a long time gone random not marked anime titles button. This isn't the full list of anime, I wouldn't like to watch, but may be called the quick draft, I reckon. Most of the contents are ecchi, oldschool mecha or some shallow mainstream.

Everybody appears frantic about clarifying their TOP-denominations. So here goes:

5 (10)(95-99%) - in no way is this necessary some kind of ultimate masterpiece or any icon of perfection. Merely excellent.

4.5 (9) - jolly good.

4 (8) - good. Denotes the pantheon's end.

3.5 (7) - fine. Quite high still.

3 (6) - satisfactory. As the lowest positive mark, it often takes the lead, but due to the eventual sensation of satiation and the theory of the low quality production of the majority it's the next marks which have their way in the end.

2.5 (5) - quasi satisfactory. Appears below average, but got some pretty strong points nonetheless.

2 (4) - bad. Some more or less decent or even arbitrarily quality stuff may still linger around.

1.5 (3) - sucks big time. Almost unwatchable.

1 (2) - el terrible. The pristine trash level.

0.5 (1)(15-01%) - the only ultimate mark imho. Worse than terrible; pure horror, in other words a totally stillborn product. The grandest achievement.

No matter how complex the process of rating may appear, in a nutshell, it's the synthesis between subjective and objective factors, with the balanced mark as the outcome. The idea and it's realization. The first and foremost condition here is the amount of totally watched, versus the real-life experience; simile at the core. To correlate I usually come from the 100point system. I almost never rate something I had watched a long time ago. I may also very rarely put up a grade by 0.5, while revising the list, and realizing, that there is a title, which managed to get so deep of an impression on me, that it won't fade away even after some years passing by. The Most of my current ratings 're outdated and half a star higher than they should be :D.

And this is my trifling supplementary profile: http://myanimelist.net/profile/Jet7 . I'm also jet7 at anidb, where I try to store untranslated stuff only.

P.S. My favourite feature at this site: http://www.anime-planet.com/badges/lobotomy ;).

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kooltilldend says...

That def sounds like me...also more often than not, the def. of "best" varies...in this case, I can def. tell you, Apple is NOT the best...not even close to it

Also you are highly mistaken about Archos...Archos isn't so much about the software as it is about hardware (including but not limited to the screen)...and in that criteria, the company still remains unbeatable...A Q5 is not a replacement for a PSP (and vice versa)...if you are using both to serve the same purpose then you naturally don't realize what the products are/were made for...that said, Cowon's a good company...I only wish they experimented more with their hardware (their software - not their API/GUI - is top notch)

The new PSP already supports previous PSP games...only thing it will not support would be the UMD games...which would hurt a lot of PSP faithful no doubt...Also none of the handhelds have ever been cross-platformed...A DS isn't meant to play emulators (let alone other consoles) and the same goes for PSP...the reason it can is all due to homebrew

iPad would be a good competitor to Kindle for an e-reader...that said I would wait a while longer...next gen updates are coming for all of these models (and more)

When a 5" screen supports full-HD, it means the device must be outrageously powerful...its not a LED tv but its just as bloody powerful...also the PSP2 was expected to be loaded...but yeah, its well past anyone's imaginations...also you are mistake if you think any of these portable gadgets are more powerful than a typical PC nowadays...sure the tech is upgrading all the time...but these techs are still coming via PC's i.e. PCs remain unbeatable

Sharp's retina display isn't the same as Apple's...Apple has a patent on it which gets infringed upon all the time (and hence, free money for Apple via suing)

I think you are quite mistaken when you compare resolution against the panel...nowadays most things are full-HD and even that by itself is too much for a 5" screen (things would be hardly readable with such a high resolution on such a small screen)...on the other hand, the panel itself will define how good the quality of the screen is...the best we have so far in the model would be AMOLED which is still extremely rare (the Cowon S9 has it - the screen is amazing to say the least)...the next best would indeed be OLED and its certainly taking over the market rapidly...LED's and LCD's are fast becoming obsolete (esp. the former) and aren't really looked forward to in top-end products very much including the new PSP...we recently met up with some OLED manufacturers as part of the course so I know quite a bit about the technology but let's leave that for another day

The price will def. be the killer...I suspect 50 bucks higher than a 3DS which means the numbers might 300 bucks...for me that's way too expensive when I could just as well get a PS3 for that price

Mario and open world? No chance...you'll never see Nintendo experiment with their mascot and flagship products...too much risk of alienating fans...the best you'll get (and you've already got) is Mario Galaxy...again not open world but def. incredible

Castlevania's awesome...the new one for PS3 (forgot the name) is quite a change in the series (for the good) and ofcourse if you like this series, you may wanna try Devil May Cry or Onimusha as well...good stuff

Pyschonauts is great but I'm not too big a fan of platformers as they make me dizzy...that said, there's tons of platformers/adventure games you can sink your teeth into - such as Dreamfall, Beyond Good & Evil and so on and so forth...there's no limit to good games out there trust me

I'll look for a list of Russian developers for your comfort...just don't have the time or patience right now lol...but yes, I love my rpg's and I can safely say, I know quite a lot about them too ^^

Feb 12, 2011
Yvienne says...

thanks. wow you have such a long profile

Feb 12, 2011
kooltilldend says...

My criteria for a PVP? I'm not sure but I can tell you that I do a lot of in-depth research before my purchases...I waited over one year before I got my S9 and even longer when I got my Archos 605...PSP doesn't compare against an Archos AT ALL...An Archos has and always will have a better resolution than a PSP given that the whole point of an Archos is to watch movies, play music and so on - uses that are very much secondary to a PSP...believe me, if you had ever used an Archos, you wouldn't make such a comment ever...Also the 605 that I had was very much pocketable...I used to carry it in my Jeans pocket all the time (Jeans would be more comfy but it fits in all pockets with a slight bulge - the S9 fits like butter through a hot knife)...Also Archos itself required some conversion but certainly negligible compared to a PSP which plays nothing other than avi

Yup the first of its kind always throws us off...nowadays the benchmarks are way way higher so its much more difficult to turn people's heads via a simple hardware device

PC games can only be played on a new PSP via emulation...there's no other way because the console isn't made for PC gaming...also porting PC games isn't as easy as say porting a PS3 game simply because of the infrastructure behind the game...you will almost never see PC games ported elsewhere...its always the other consoles ported to PC...the first PSP had tons of exclusives but against nothing compared to a DS...not saying they were ever direct competition (not in my eyes anyways as they targeted different customers) but fact is...PSP didn't survive against the DS in truth which is why it lost a lot of exclusives, despite being the better console by far...iPad games will not compare to a PSP or DS...sure iPad has some classy games including Rage with high-end graphics but that's because the game is modeled for an iPad which in turn means if there was a Rage for PSP, it would play a lot better and look about 5x better as well - simply due to the specs

Motorola Xoom is indeed a new phone - hasn't entered the market yet but highly marketed already - there's a lot of buzz about it (just Google)...indeed UMPC's, Handhelds and Phones are all converging nowadays...that said, I still feel there are separate markets for each...cramming everything together rarely works

It is that crazy lol...I'm not saying a 5" OLED supporting full HD is actually going to be great since the screen's too small but the fact is...it shows that the technology is there already...and in such an instance, I'm sure they'll know how to meet the best of the both worlds so the screen doesn't feel tiny as compared to the details shown on it. You mean Retina Displays by Apple right? OLED has always been better than Retina Display and you'll see for yourself soon...Apple is trying to port an OLED screen for its next gen models...wait n watch

TFT Screens aren't detailed enough to go against OLED...one of the key reasons why you won't see TFT's in touch-screen phones...they are all moving towards OLED

The PSP2's screen is better than anything else out in the market currently...and while there's no saying if it'll be among the better ones in the future...I strongly suspect it'll be...why? Simply because OLED is expensive!! A 5" OLED screen would cost no less 100 bucks per piece just on the screen...a typical TFT with million+ pixels costs less than 50 bucks...you can do the maths yourself for what the likelihood of phones moving up the ladder is...this is one of the main reasons why critics are so stunned at the quality of the new PSP's screen...ofcourse that may not be the case, when we see the actual price (I suspect the new PSP will be expensive) but until we see that, there's not a single product in the market that can compete with the new PSP

All these brands that you mentioned like Zelda, Metroid, Castlevania and so on...none of these are dead franchises...you see games released within them all the time and they aren't bad games either...just an extension of what you used to play back in the days...if you truly liked these games back then, no reason why you should be shunning these franchises nowadays - that by itself is the key success ingredient for Nintendo - to make sure fans of their previous games remain happy and continue playing their new ones - that my friend is called a legacy

I've never really cared about the origination of the developer but I can tell you that there are some fantastic Russian developers out there...esp. when it comes to RPG's...Russian developers are usually near the top of the ladder...I play a lot of RPG's so you can trust me on this ;)...you may never hear about most of these games but almost all of them have a cult following - which imo is the right way to go for these games as they wouldn't survive in the cut-throat market otherwise

Ultima 7 is an epic game...one that'll never be old...just like Old Wine...only gets better and better ;)

Feb 10, 2011
kooltilldend says...

Naah no grants available for the course...it is an expensive course but its worth it imo (then again its not more expensive than a typical international MBA)

Never heard of Zanzarah...will look into it now

I'm not an Archos fan (although I did use to be)...there are a number of things you are rather wrong about however...Archos has better screens than any other competitor in the market currently...Archos has special licenses/patents for this and even the likes of Apple have bought screens from Archos's manufacturers in the past...back when Archos 504 was introduced...there wasn't a single PMP in the market...even the best Apple product was the lame iPod Classic...in terms of hardware, Archos has always been unbeatable (until recently anyhow - now the company's in trouble)...its the software side that kicks them in their teeth...their terrible business policy of nickling and diming their customers has never worked and perhaps never will but they won't change it being a stubborn french company (despite numerous backlashes from their customers about it)

In terms of sound, Cowon is the leader...Cowon has more equalizers and their jeteffect technology is widely licensed...only RockBox has more presets than a typical Cowon product (Apple's a joke in sound)

As for converted software...you are obviously assuming the software itself is popular...sure Apple products may be popular but that doesn't mean the movie/anime I wanna watch is...i.e. it may still need to bo converted...and besides having native support is ALWAYS better than playing converted material

The first PSP was massive no doubt...its always the case for a first of its kind product...it was the same with the Playstations and NES's...the NGP models I would not necessarily call revolutionary but they are indeed the leaders in terms of the technology (only Motorola Xoom comes close but that's not even a hand-held gaming console...its just a phone)...the new PSP is unlikely to play PC games...it will be able to play PS3 games however...its specs are just slightly lower than a PS3...emulating other consoles games takes about 5 times the processor power of the original console (PS3 games are converted in this case) so the probability of playing PC games is almost zero (unless we are taking about old-era games which would be kind of pointless anyhow)

As for the screen...personally I love the screen...its an OLED 5" screen which supports full hd...what's there not to like? even the best screens can't do much better than this (AMOLED maybe but the cost difference is massive)...also no phones atm have better display than that...and even the ones coming out aren't expected to beat those specs...that said, why a phone needs a 5" screen, I'll never know (a PSP does however)

Nintendo's business strategy is actually very simple...make games that people like while providing a console which can support those likable games...and it works! They aren't going to offer you the next mind-blowing world turning game that is created - Nintendo have never done this and never will (Mario wasn't made for this purpose either...it was just a simple platformer afterall)...if you think about it, what games have you been playing since you bought your first Gameboy? Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, etc right? Well get a 3DS and you can still play these games...want to play any of these games without a 3DS? not gonna happen I'm afraid...and there's Nintendo's strategy...make fun games which are "addictive"...if you aren't addicted by their games, then the console isn't for you...yet if you are addicted...the darn thing will sell like hotcakes again (and I assure you it will)...its all about targeting the right market and from what you sound, you are def. not the market for Nintendo with 3DS...someone like me might be though (although my interests are so broad that I'm a target for both 3DS and NGP lol)

Feb 7, 2011
kooltilldend says...

Yup finally got back...got a nasty cold and cough in the process though...China itself is great even though almost no-one there can speak English...Shanghai itself is like a Chinese NYC with perhaps even more tall buildings than NYC itself!

Naah am not rich...the course took us there so that saved my pockets quite a bit

I'm an avid gamer and will always remain one...even if they regurge the same games over and over, I'm sure I'll still find a few to keep my interest...ofcourse having the time to play them is a different story

Love my S9 just like I loved my Archos 605 in the past (sadly dead now)...UMPC's are great too but very pricey...never been a fan of converting stuff...makes like hellish...thankfully S9 plays most things natively so that helps

PSP2 (code name NGP - Next Gen PSP) def. seemed interesting from its stats (its been revealed already officially by Sony)...touch pads at the front and rear is an interesting choice...the 5" OLED screen is just mind-boggling...should be good stuff indeed...wonder how the 3DS will stack as well...good times for the future ^^

Feb 5, 2011