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NeiniAurora3500

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Hey there. I'm Aurora. I've been into anime for about 8 years. My 1st anime was pokemon but my "starter" anime I consider to be Naruto as that has gotten me into all animes. and yea. Some may consider me quiet. But I can still talk with anyone as long as they're nice and respectful.

Aselia

Steam Account: Aurora3500 

If you want to know more about me feel free to ask. I'll probally want to know more about you in exchange. I'll tell you simple things, but I will never say anything too personal like my "real name" even if you tell me yours so do not ask please.

Typically I don't have a particular favorite genre. Generally they involve an element of fantasy and psychological part. As long as the anime can hold my interest and allow me to connect with at least 1 of the main characters, I can watch almost any anime.

Here are some of my top favorite animes of all time. Keep in mind I love many animes and the ones I mention here are only around 5% of all the anime I love lol. Its just impossible to mention all of them in this profile description. It would also get boring for you to read possibly.

1. Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni- I basically watched this anime right after Elfen Lied since I've heard people compare this to Elfen Lied. It starts out innocent and cute and quickly gets creepy and brutal. You wouldn't believe this to be a horror anime from watching the 1st 2 episodes! This show also has a lot of characters I like which is important. Beyond the betrayal and paranoia present in this show, it holds great themes such as friendship and overcoming fate. And presents a mystery. It is mostly a debate between whether Oyashiro-sama's curse is actually a curse or caused by humans who want us to think it's Oyashiro-sama's curse. A similar theme is present in the sister series Umineko which is also just as good as Higurashi.

Higurashi 

Higurashi

2. Brynhildr in the Darkness- Seeing as this was done by the creator of Elfen Lied, I had to see this. It is a sister of Elfen Lied with the same relationship as with Higurashi and Umineko. However the characters really stick out at you strongly, even more so than Elfen Lied. And they make you want to see them survive and life the "normal" life they couldn't live before. The Protagonist Ryouta is great. He has an ability called Photographic Memory which I refer to as Perfect Memory and has been haunted because he believes he caused his childhood friend's death. And he is unable to forget it and has avoided further relationships. This changes when a character who looks similar to his childhood friend appears, and it turns out she is a fugitive from an organization because she is a Witch with special powers. More of these witches eventually come in and Ryouta wants to help them survive against this organization and find out if aliens exist. It is painful to see the characters go through pain and near death experiences and you will want to see them survive regardless of the odds of certain torture and death.

Brynhildr

3. 11 Eyes- Got to say I really enjoyed this anime. It was one of those rare ones where there wasn't a single main/secondary character I disliked. Allow me to rant about its good points. Characters are taken to an parallel dimension (which is always a fun thing) and they fight Larves and a group called the Black Knights. They don't know why they are fighting. There is also a girl imprisioned in a crystal named Lisette. Without spoiling too much I will say she is my main favorite character from this show and one of my most favored characters of all time in anime on the par with Lucy (Elfen Lied), Light Yagami, and Shion Sonozaki. You will find out why if you've seen/ plan to watch this show. Also with Yuka in this show I love her too! She recieves a lot of dislike but she is still a great character. I can understand her actions at many points. (I also have a thing for Yandere action (Gasai Yuno!)) Another thing is is brilliant music. Lots of organ epicness which make this show 100x better than it already is. 

11 eyes 

4. Psycho Pass- This anime is true art. It is a sci-fi that takes place in a 1984 similar type of world. A person's potential to commit crime can be quantified and visualized. Even just thinking about a crime is enough to get you branded a latent criminal for the rest of your life. This is Japan ruled by the Sibyl System. The protagonist Akane Tsunemori is a new inspector who's job it is to track down criminals. With her are enforcers, who are latent criminals themselves, and track down other criminals while being watched by the inspectors. Their guns are sentient, they will only work if a target's crime coefficient is high enough. Opposing the Sibyl System is antagonist Shogo Makishima who seeks to bring people's free wills back. This is sort of a law vs chaos type of anime written by Gen Urobuchi (same person who wrote Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, another great anime). The next generation Death Note. And has you decide which is the better of the 2 trying to make the world better. It is perfection, or as close to perfection as one can get.

Psycho Pass

5. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica- Watching this show 2 times I've almost forgotten how awesome this show is. This is not your typical Sailor Moon Magical Superhero show. It is more like Higurashi combined with Claymore dealing with Magical girls. Similar to Higurashi in how it starts out somehow innocent but by episode 3 it takes a turn for the very dark horror that's familiar with shows like Higurashi and Shadow Star. It takes the concept of Magical Girl and twists it into a very horrifying story. It's perfecto! It goes without saying Homura is my favorite character from here (won't say why thou) Without spoiling too much (if I can help it) If you've seen Claymore you know how the female warriors who fight Yoma(demons) turn into Yoma themselves someday? Something similar happens here. Thou I may've said too much. Either way you have to watch it if you haven't seen it already. Aurora Commands you to!!

Madoka 

Some others worth mentioning are:

Naruto- Not the 1st anime I watched but it was the anime that got me into anime

Angel Beats- This anime was awesome for being unique and set in a world after death where people can imagine and summon weapons and fight without worrying about death. The character of Tenshi is also facinating, you'll love her if you watch the show.

Inuyasha- A very good anime. It has about something for everyone. 2 Tsunderes who have a relationship that builds throughout the show. And the protagonists and the other groups of anti-heroes are bound by the hatred of a common enemy. Naraku, a hanyo just like Inuyasha. It is the best 100+ ep anime out there with minimal filler. 

Death Note- 3rd anime I think. It showed me there was more to anime than just the typical Shounen plot/fights. There's the awesome Mental/psychological battles. A key thing is that I personally agree with Light's ideals he worked hard to make the world a better place. That's not something that can be considered "evil" as some think of him. Clearly because of this I hated the ending and hated the 2nd season as a whole. The show didn't feel the same after the 1st season.

Mirai Nikki A survival game with the main tool being a Diary (cell phone/scroll) that can see into the future. It is similar to Fate/SN and The Hunger Games with the survival game aspect. Thou what really makes it interesting are the characters of Yuno Gasai and Minene Uryu. They bring awesome qualities to the show and are fun characters to watch.

Code Geass- Like Death Note but a little more physical action lol. Can't help but wonder if I got my insane obsession with eyes and psychology from this anime? O_O

D. Gray Man- I have respect for this anime even though its shounen it shows deeper meaning and emotions than typical Shounen animes. Allen Walker is fun to watch. Also has a pretty kick ass villian. Who has an interesting personality.

3x3 Eyes- Normally this anime would be on my top 5. Even above Elfen Lied if I see the whole series. Thou the manga series I found out is about 40 volumes long and the anime ova only covers an 1/8th of that. While the Elfen Lied Anime at least covered 1/2th of the manga. It is a very interesting series from what I've seen so far and thought I should mention it. I even heard it inspired part of Elfen Lied which would automatically ensure a place on my top 5.

Jigoku Shoujo- Similar to Death Note dealing in a dark atmopshere. Every episode seeing Enma Ai-san take requests to send people to hell is interesting, especially since 90% of the time the recipiants of the curse are total bastards which makes it even more satisfying. It also has a very great Soundtrack.

Some anime characters I really love:

Lucy

Lucy-Sama

Shion 

Shion-Sama

Light 

Light-Sama 

Liselotte 

Lieselotte-Sama 

I'm afraid I have to put up a collection of Yuki-Onna pictures They're my favorite type of Youkai so you know. I must!

 Yuki Onna

There are manyy other characters I love as well. These are the main ones which have sparked special moments in their animes And hold a special place of respect for Aurora.

I also read visual novels, I don't have a very big collection right now, but I forsee my collection growing in the future. My favorites for now include:

Yumina the Ethereal- This is the main 1st visual novel I've bought. It has a fantastic and unique story with memorable characters, it also has some rpg elements that make it even more interesting. There isn't really a genre you can classify this story in as it seems to be one of those that have a little of everything.

Saya No Uta/Song of Saya- Being a fan of Madoka Magica, Psycho-Pass, and Fate/Zero, it follows that a visual novel I would have to have would come from the writer of the series mentioned above. Gen Urobuchi! It was a great story of course and similar to Umineko, it really messed with my head planting questions such as "what is reality". While it is difficult to make sense of these questions, they are interesting to think about.

Video Games are another hobby of mine. I can't count how many I've played though the series that have stood out most to me throughout my life include:

Metroid Series- Pretty much my 1st official video game series I really started playing it deserves a mention. I've played video games before with my friends but from 1st owning a Gameboy Advance I've been hooked to the Metroid series for forever basically. I love pretty much all the games before Other M. With Metroid Prime 2: Echoes being my favorite. Super Metroid/Metroid Prime also coming close. I would consider Metroid to be the best creation of Nintendo for having incredible gameplay (in both 3rd& 1st person) interesting aliens, along with a great overall story that slowly pans out. 3 great things that make for a great game.

Shin Megami Tensei series- by chance I discovered this game at a local gamestore, for only $20 this proved to be one of the best game purchases I ever made. I played SMT: Devil Survivor seeing as RPGs are awesome this one was a classic awesome rpg. I think it to be better than pokemon or any other rpg I've played before. To call it my favorite RPG would be an understatement. You get to control and fight demons YES!! DEMONS!! and choose different routes. The ending and enemies change depending on which path you take which is normally either a Law (totalitarian) or Chaos (Anarchy) path. 2 extremes. There is Neutral as well, but being in the middle of things may not suit me as much. My type of game. Thanks to a facination with demons and rpgs. I've gotten other games in the series such as Strange Journey and Devil Survivor 2. Plan to get more in the future. All the games in this series I've played so far have proven to be quite difficult of course being very fun as well. had the 3 games for several months and I've only beaten Devil Survivor so far. Close to beating Strange Journey but wow its difficult. On the final boss now but can't beat it due to being severely underleveled and not having good enough moves to counter the 1 hit kos the boss throws at you.

Shin Megami Tensei Logo 

Haruhi Bye

Well then cya for now.

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Madoka says...

Yeah i was kind of shocked to see the second season oh psycho-pass on the announcement, i actually found it right after sending the message but at first i was a bit... spacey, i admit i was happy how the first season ended but i figure it's well to keep a open mind about a second season, it is possible it could still be great. As for the movie, yeah i get a bit bothered thinking of 20 odd episode series condensed into movies but i don't think it's all bad, Nanoha has managed, though only 12/13 episodes it gets the main elements down, it could try a Haruhi style as well where the movie was cutting close to 3hours (loved that movie). So yeah over all im keeping open minded about the whole thing, and hoping for some good stuff down the line. I thought it was quite convenient it just came up on the news feed right as we are talking about it though :D

No i personally never think filler can even be associated with good. The underlining truth is, a lot of series use filler, which i can deal with, how many times have you been watching a murder mystery and they take a break to the beach (the most common we all know), of course the scale of filler varies by the show, now i don't watch bleach and Naruto but i know even so they are filler riddled (it's that bad that outsiders know xD) which i imagine is a drag, but of course they can't survive the x hundred episodes they pull off without some. My view is, a filler once in a while isn't going to kill people, sometimes writers get lazy or run out of ideas which is fine, but when you riddle a series... no. I got of track there, but anyway no filler material being as good as the original... im not sure what to say to that as i rarely see it happen but it's harder to imagine as the thought seems... odd xD

It's a interesting point you raised on personality quirks there, i think it's legit as well as come to think of it, a lot of characters i like all have them quirks. I think adding a small "something" can actually go a long way in assisting people in liking a character, Like Ayu's Uguu or Rikka's Nipaa~ they seem just fun parts of who they are but we define them by it, and it's undeniable we even remember they by it, i find i remember characters more with that extra something over more "normal" ones. Though for L's sitting position... i actually sit like that a lot so... yeah that's normal(ish) for me xD (i don't mind if it's weird, i always been known for sitting oddly).

Well with Hanasaku i feel awkward telling people to watch it as 2 out of 3 who i told to watch it ended up disliking it. It could be more into the Slice of Life side, it's known i like these series as they can be a fun casual sit through or laugh sometimes to bring your mood up. The thing i liked about Hanasaku though was Ohana herself, her life comes off as a mess, crappy family, forced school move, messed up romance and hard job with a awkward personality, and this is what i like. She struggles through it, true some could say things aren't too bad for her, but she makes it what it is and it's i a reason i liked it, i dunno i just felt quite attached to her when i watch it, my life isn't like that but i envy the person she is and how she tackles life whilst still being who she is. Kind of weird to explain in writing but yeah lets just say i felt attached to her xD oh and i love it's music xD It really did make me appreciate some of the smaller stuff in my life that bit more.

I do agree on that one though, anime and games are in a way a method to escape and provide entertainment but they do help make things in the world more nicer. I always wish life was more slice of life anime style though, less of the crap more of the fun xD But i think it's nice to have worlds like anime & games we can go to for some comfort or freedom from the real world and i like more so these places (like anime planet) where we can discuss them things with others alike ^__^

Yeah that's my favourite thing about VN's, RPG especially but VN's in general, it is easy to hit above 100hours of play time for only a certain amount of routes completed, so they generally last a great deal of time (especially the RPG's here) and of course Aselia is no exception, because there is a lot of routes it stacks the hours nicely, especially the first play through. It lets me always appreciate the game more and not regret spending the money for it, i mean everyone has surely brought at least one game before they regret buying, might not be a bad game but wish they spent the money elsewhere, VN's like Aselia never leave me feeling that way because i get huge hours of play time from them and because like in Aselia's case, the story is enjoyable and so is the other routes you never feel that regret. Games from modern day only increase in prices and really i never think any last much more than a week to half the people out there and then as you said, now days there is all this DLC which i actually find a scam, why is DLC ready on games launch? if the content was ready why not include it in the game instead making people pay extra? As you say, someone can spend more than $100 on a game with DLC (some might pay anywhere up to double that over the years) and well you could spend less than a third of that on Aselia and enjoy it a whole lot more and get your moneys worth. Now i wont deny i could be a bit bias as most modern games of all these shooters and FPS, which aren't really my cup of tea (RPG and fantasy is more my area i guess) but i still don't think i am saying anything which isn't obvious even to them who do enjoy the shooting games.

It's same here actually, when it comes to upgrading computers or if one god forbid died i wouldn't mind replaying to get my data done again, because the game is so fun and lengthy i would just consider it a bonus in some ways xD

Yeah i was a big fan of Aselia's end with their daughter of course. I actually have been waiting on the sequel game for ages now, seriously it's been more than 2 years, it was supposed to be released in 2012 (english) but it never was, i dug deeper and found who was supplying JAST with the translations (i know that sounds sad but turns out it was a group im familiar with) so i monitored it more closely where no progress was made for over a year. They apparently have a new translator working on it again now but they started from scratch so even longer with still no estimate on completion or anything else. I have to say it worries me a little if it ever will get finished. But im still hoping, it's actually been one of my most anticipated games for some time, it's looks really good from what i have seen of it (no surprise there though, right? xD).

Haha well i remember being a fan of Lesteena's route, i remember strongly having doubts about it before playing it because... well who she is and the position she is in but if memory serves well im sure it was good. I feel kind of crappy i can't recall it all now, i suppose if they don't hurry getting Seinarukana out some times this year i might replay it in the summer time :D

Yeah i can't remember the highest difficulty color coding but it does continue to get noticeable in challenge, which i actually loved about the game, it stopped it getting repetitive as the fighting side became something which would require more tact and a little thinking before moving unlike normal, I always remember them doing that actually, running away when hurt to heal up, just don't let them trick you, they eventually start luring you into a easy looking town making you think you can take it and then they ambush you, i remember having to pay close attention to what they was up to, though of course it's never so simple as to take it slow as if memory serves me well enough you get ether or mana from beating levels quicker, more aspect to the game which can trick you into moving to fast xD But it's all fun anyway which is another thing i love about these games, i don't enjoy a modern game for actual fun factors like i do games like Aselia.

I actually just loaded my Aselia game up, it's all still there, my good old saves :3 i have one with a red name so not sure if that’s what you meant. I actually didn't realise but im still missing one of Kaori's CGs.. hmm not sure about how to get that, if i remember right i had spent a lot of time trying to get it but never managed, oh well i might try again for it soon enough.

Well i actually liked the enforcers, i was glad it didn't make them seem so minor in power compared to others, i know they was a step below but still i felt the best of characters was amongst them.

Though yes i actually liked Makishima as the bad guy, sure he is without a doubt a villain as there is never justice behind his crimes and as you say he was made to be a antagonist but it doesn't mean i dislike his character. As you said, it explains quite well his whole thought pattern behind his actions and why he does what he does and his motivation behind taking out the Sibyl system - which may i add i think is great as it all creates a well-developed character. Yeah paralleling them with the 'other path' is a good idea in my eyes, they are exactly the same just one small choice changes them entirely, it's common but works well. Like you said Light and L are pretty alike just L never made use of a deathnote whereas Light did and that with the separating path, in Shuns case, well i never liked him from day one, he just reminds me of a arse xD

That's a good point about how it could be used as a very system to remove unemployment to some standard (naturally if a business goes under it can't help there) as by assigning people to jobs they can do makes bosses more likely to hire of course and people more likely to stick it out compared to walking into any old job, being useless and not enjoying it till they quit/get fired. It also would be pretty neat for them who don't know what to do or have trouble finding a job as some people suffer here, i don't think it's their fault per say, when people first join the open world it's different to just go out and find something by the snap of fingers so i see quite some benefits here. As stated the whole giving one job when someone might want another could be addressed, i for one think you could input the job you think you might want over the job suggested, then the system could either reassess you or maybe point you where to go to get it, like tell you to start xx course in college asap so like a electronic guide, if people decide not to follow that they still have the job first offered, but it still gives them chance to change that job is they crave a dream elsewhere, which i think in turn is a decent deal. I think it would be quite a interesting window of chance really.

Apr 2, 2014
animeiscool says...

I don't think any of them have that, at least none of the ones that I've played. There is a "break" element in some of them, but it doesn't have anything to do with overkilling enemies for greater rewards.

Mar 25, 2014
Madoka says...

Well im a huge fan of mystery and detective combo (which can commonly create them psychological traps), i agree on they just have a certain thrill factor that is hard to find anywhere else. I also like the combo of genre can make it great, normally i won’t say i hate series built around real life but alike with games, the fiction is usually more fun but i think with a mystery series any works great, Death note uses a more fantasy aspect due to the killing method (or supernatural, which ever you prefer) but i also do quite like ones which reflect around real killings or whatever as well, so extra bonus points there for the genre.

For Higurashi, i heard a few things but i don't think anything was ever true or false, just rumours (for now). It's a tricky series because it has essentially finished in that it's main plot was resolved, but they made OVA(s) of spin off stories and sure enough they did well. It's known there might still be people working on it now though, the last OVA i mentioned a month or two back was only released a year ago which says people are still working on it... so chances for another season are pretty tough to predict. Points of likeliness would be deducted due to the main story being finished but it will gain points in it's clearly got people still working with it so it's hard to predict. But i wouldn't mind seeing what they come up with, they sure know how to make the series entertaining that's for sure.

Yeah i don't mind either way what the third Nanoha movie turns out as. If it's Vivio focused it will all be pretty new stuff which is neat for the viewer but if it's strikers focused we will get the retelling we all looked forward to as well (Nanoha is probably the only series i love retellings for, many series have them but they are like Madoka's retelling movies, just the series condensed, Nanoha keeps the plot and events but changes it enough to make it feel new and fresh). So im good with either, my only concern with the Vivio one is, as you said it will mainly focus to her, i have no issue there but i hope to see enough Nanoha and Fate xD

Yeah i think Kamisama was a laid back style, the mysteries was still there and serious (Prostitute to find friend, the gang things and the end arc (i loved that one)), but the style felt it was a little more chilled out and enjoy it type thing as well. I liked Alice, she was like a more down to earth L, she wasn't a know it all on the spot but she knew her stuff when she was serious but that's what i liked about her, she wasn't always serious, a bit of a joke and laugh is nice to see, it's kind of one reason i like her when put up to L, L was great don't get me wrong but his "locked up" personality which made him so great is what alice fixed (that's only as good as we make it).

Gosick was my favourite of Kamisama and it's self, as said it's stronger and more serious (in a way), and i agree they are alike but i did also love the relationship development between Kujou and Victorique. I also loved that backstory, it wasn't just like Kamisama which is solve the mystery as it appears type thing, she was a mystery herself the whole time (in the tower) and we always got small parts added to that which made it great(er).

I agree there, Deathnote, Kamisama and Gosick were all detective mystery type series but they all have their own selling point. I guess setting could be a key here though, Deathnote was watch the eye of the "villain" evade and stealth, Gosick was more old WW1/WW2 era with restrictions of catching the fore but more unveil the "true" story, and Kamisama was a more balanced modern mystery series. All had their own fun factors for me. I liked them for that it's self though, Light was fun as not many series follow the "Villain" or "target" and how they keep themselves hidden, so essentially seeing him cover his tracks was awesome but seeing how L caught him was also great, the only down side was the second half, regardless if you like/hate the second part after L is gone, it's undeniable the new characters kind of sucked. And yes side characters didn't appeal to much in deathnote, the sale was Light and L. I liked Kamisama because it felt a little modern, i don't mind setting, in fact i love older era's but the focus of modern crimes which happen daily around us was quite fun and interesting, i also liked the NEET sales point, it was weird at first but kind of fun later, Also being a little more slow paced and such was nice as i do like series like that. Gosick for me was great by setting, the side plot was epic (or main plot) and the crimes themselves was real fun, it's one i commonly stepped myself up to join in figuring out what was what. They all are quite different yet quite alike.

I guess it's both which matter, Plot is the true selling point of most series (except slice of life and comedy), so drama, mystery, detective are a huge thing which depend on plot, imagine deathnote with no plot, he just killed random people for fun never being caught or chased, would get old without the plot. but there isn't much point in a great story if you hate every character, without good characters we will probably drop it, so characters are everything but at the same time, without the plot they are pointless. So i say both, characters to keep us happy and plot to keep us interested, i suppose that could be me being indecisive but... oh well xD

Yeah Aselia was actually one game i enjoyed picking up. With is being JAST of course they don't have a local shop/site over in this country but i ordered it when i was importing some anime anyway from US and i think it cost around $29 back then (which was a few years ago now) which was pretty nifty as that's about £17 local currency (at a guess) which is almost half what most other games cost, great deal :D I have heard of Yumina the Ethereal but not yet played it, i caught eye of it a few months ago, asked a friend of it and he said it's quite good but i never got around to buying it yet so not so sure how it is (i been playing the Hyperdimension Neptune series, amazing series if you like turn based RPG). The main reason i love visual novels or RPG or visual novel RPG is the play time value, as you said, some games now days are real expensive and only offer 10hours or less play time whilst visual novels and/or RPG usually have high play time and are cheaper! Aselia, loads of routes to play, all change the story a lot, you can make the game harder for a challenge and well it has lots of play time/replay value, a true example of a good buy. I sometimes feel modern game designers get lazy, make short games for full price whilst some older classics like Aselia have lots of play time and are real fun for better prices.

Glad you enjoy the strategy side to the game, honestly speaking i loved that so much! It felt different to most other strategy games, splitting into squads and heading out to conquer different areas for the mana, arranging them to keep the main people alive ect, i like strategy games and this for sure was a big yes for me, i have actually been looking for one alike it but that isn't so easy. Trust me though, harder modes the game gets hard. I can't remember what the hardest one is called but it's pretty much impossible, no really i even went on the net and people said it is real hard, doable non the less. Yes harder modes will have more enemies, usually of higher levels (this applies to dragons and bosses) and they use more strategy, they will eventually get to the point of tricking you, they will try baiting you into traps with them so it can be quite fun. Actually i really enjoyed Lesteena's (she is the queen... princess one right? i think im remembering correctly), if she is who i think she is i was a bit concerned about doing her route as well, just didn't expect much but i quite liked it, a actually quite nice romance story, at least for me, i can't remember her ending perfectly, i have a idea how it went but i wont spoil it for you but i think it wasn't too bad. I know the events what happened i just can't remember if it ended on a positive end or a bad one but i think i have a idea (i wont say :D) but yeah i think i was surprised by her route.

Well the Sibyl system could be great when compared to modern days, i mean it could find criminals before they commit crimes just by reading their mental state, now that is pretty awesome if you ask me. It's way of using the rather sadistic minds of criminals might seem wrong to some but i thought it was good, puts them to use, besides gets them "of the street". Non bias judgment was good as well, in reality people can be swayed by anything, even the smallest bias or wrong step can send a innocent man down whilst letting a quality run free, i think this was best on the mental state, theory shows the system could find the criminal just by looking at them.

The enforcers to me was great, when it described it all on the first episode i thought they would be "dogs" as described and act no better but far from it, the relationship between them was quite nice to watch, basically it was a room of humans, how life should be.

My only issue with the system at large is the mental state barrier needs tweaking, like the cops have to be cautious of their mental state always, kind of lame it hits a bar and that is it. My sister for example is a nurse, she gets stressed out a lot, so if she was in the police she would have lost her job by now... Also i found it with people, one wrong move and people could trigger alarms, i think the barrier should allow momentary stress, so long it isn't prolonged, We all here bad news or life changing stuff we don't want to and can't surely get past it over a 5second span so maybe it could be altered. Of course this it's self as a suggestion has issues though, some people become "crazy" because these "news" which change stuff so i guess my own thoughts would need rethinking.

Not sure what to make on one thing with the system though, it gives you a job by grade and mental state ect. This is cool in some ways and not so much in others. The positives, it shows people the "right" path in life and pretty much gives them their job as they go somewhere for a job, if the system says it's a job suited for them well... not much room to question. The down side here was, it removed aspirations, people wouldn't aim high if it wasn't in their reach because the system said so, also if you dreamed of a certain career, if the system doesn't approve your life probably wont see that career, i don't think you had to follow the system for sure but still... It's a good and bad thing i guess, to some it's great whilst others could question it.

Yeah i try to keep my posts in paragraphs so it's more easier to read. I love reading/writing long posts but nothing it more unappealing that a wall without pause so i do the same, new topic = new paragraph. I actually think this is one of my longer messages i wrote but as long as you don't mind :D i always get carried away writing on some topics and ramble on a little hehe.

Mar 19, 2014
Madoka says...

Hehehe nice, spring break! The best times are the breaks, games + anime + well whatever, i won’t deny i have a relaxed mode which loves to kick in when you have a week or so free :D RPG mode on!!

Yes!! You noticed the Psychological trap as well (nice name for it by the way :D). I have spent quite some hours wondering around these before, as you said it happens a lot but it's obvious what they are trying to do, in this case i knows Kira hates to loose, but that obvious part makes them think they will expect it to be a trap and respond oppositely and thus brings up a line of ongoing tricks, i have spent quite some time wondering what the best idea around this is. I mean to loose could be to obvious but to win could be walking into their palms as well, there is only two choices of outcome yet they both feel rigged on some way so you loose both ways. I could be overlooking it, i have a tendency to put myself in the targets shoes (i guess it varies by the person but i like being able to think through the eyes of the "target" over the "hunter" as it's a bit more risky and strategic), i think either way the situation is a hard one to work around, though this could just be because my habit of seeing everything through someone’s eyes gets in my way.

Yeah you should enjoy Phantom, i watched it right after finishing Noir actually so it was pretty neat timing to compare the two. I think it's for sure a matter of if you like Noir you should love Phantom as well, or i hope anyway, i think most do anyway, i quite surprised to see it not higher on the rec list for Noir but they are quite a like, i guess it's because their story differs.

With Nanoha i think it might have been wise to leave her and Fate and maybe Hayate as S rank or S+ whereas no others could achieve higher than A. I don't mean to say over power Nanoha or the others but it just lets people see an actual gap in ability (not just power, strength alone can't win a war as they say) instead everyone is S rank like it's some normal thing. Yeah i liked Caro, i admit her dragon really doesn't fit in to the series style but i still liked it even if it was a bit misplaced. I would of loved to see some more plot focus on her and her summons, it could of been real fun, very unique anyway, i loved seeing the dragon cause total damage xD Maybe i am letting the gamer of me take over a little there though, i just like dragons and summoning xD

Yeah the rumour started out as the 3rd movie was for StrikerS, then it slipped out about a Vivio focus, i can't remember but it's possible both was confirmed, i was sure something was said for StrikerS. Actually i saw a image on the JP nanoha page thing, Vivio focus so something there is likely, sadly i couldn't read it, i can read some JP but it was too advanced. I would love both, i admit i would rather StrikerS the most getting a movie but a Vivio arc could be fun as well.

You might have seen it but have you watched "Kamisama no memo-chou"? (English title- Heavens memo pad), that's a real good detective like series. I only finished it two or 3 days ago but i really enjoyed it, it's not so much like Death note but it still is quite fun, it's like a semi-serious series with some decent detective work (especially the last arc), it's generally very serious with cases all very possible to happen in the real world, the only part which wasn't was one episode about baseball which kind of was just a more casual thing but it's well worth a try if you like detectives (a lot like Gosick if you have seen that). Yeah i recently have been into these detective stuff, I love a series with like you said, not always supernatural or special power, just a human who goes to prison when caught but where there is a lot of hiding around it. I know there are a lot of detective series out there but i like the sort with a constant story or two or really interesting cases if split up (like Gosick) where lots of effort was put into either the criminals crime or into finding them, sometimes not knowing the criminal is quite fun for the viewer, its fun to join in mentally and figure out stuff... though that could just be me xD

Yes i played Aselia! Beaten every character route (takes some time to do the girl who is your friend from your world... sorry i can't remember names to well outside the main spirits), anyway i loved the game, it has some fun strategy to it and i quite liked how the military side was done, it's old school turn based RPG (i love these) with some fun way of playing, i loved the Mana or whatever it was you earned, how you used it for upgrades and such).Yeah i probably played the game through like 9 or 10 times (no joke), it was real fun, i admit i loved the main spirits you lived with though, the level headed slightly romantic and kind of cute green spirit, silent Aselia (adorable) or the hyper red spirit (sorry i forgot the names xD) but yeah truly great game. I hope you enjoy it as much as i did. And yes i did have her as my icon once, well for some time, i always loved the CG, though it looked amazing and very well done, couldn't resist. Also had the one with the Red spirit on her rabbit... i wont say what i mean as you would have had to have done her route but man i loved that scene (not sure why but i found it quite sad and upsetting). Anyway im trying to keep this spoiler free xD

Oh by the way, i watched Psycho pass. It might sound odd but i generally liked the idea of the Sibyl system, i know the truth about it made some questionable parts but say before we learn what it is, when it was a system which judged people and that was all. I know things might still have you wondering if im mad but i think it had some good sides to it. The dominators for one, a criminal beyond certain levels based on crimes and such could be ended like that. Granted the system has issues, like it bases a lot on mental state, true people generally lived around it eventually but i think people should be able to be stressed now and then. Of course it choosing the most suited career path for people was another questionable part. But as far as criminals being judged go i thought it was interesting, what a to rid the streets of crime, just aim a gun and it tells the truth in 9 out of 10 cases for you ^__^. As said i do see some downsides, it's method of judging i feel was quite harsh at times, it relied a little to heavy on mental state of people which is a double edged sword, works in that it finds criminals easier but falls back on it passes judgement to easy. Anyway as a whole i still thought it was a interesting concept, when you said how a computer judges people i thought to side with normal humans doing it instantly but i think it has some redeeming sides. Some work is sure needed but i still think it was neat, some bad sides i know but still...

Yeah AP partnered Crunchyroll which is quite neat, lets people watch/stream videos from here directly and yes auto updates you watch list for you, pretty cool feature. They have actually been getting together with a few streaming companies to create a massive streaming database. I think it's cool, some series which can be hard to find on the net or never have good quality now can be found easy and for them who don't know where to watch new episodes as they come out, well now they have a answer, pretty nice feature in my opinion.

Anyway sorry this message was real long, I got caught up in talking about a lot of stuff, I enjoy the detective conversations and your about the only person I spoke to who shares my views on it so I get caught up in talking. So yeah sorry for the long reply.

Mar 12, 2014