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Otaku108

  • Austin, TX. USA
  • Joined Oct 2, 2007
  • 37 / M

I am not chii, but I am her friend ;) <3

Hello and welcome to my profile! Well, I say that but I don't really come here much any more, thou that in now way should reflect A-P.com itself, merely that my anime viewing has reached it's zenith and went plummeting down. After all, there's only so much anime you can watch before you actually start running out of anime to watch! Let me rephrase that. There is only so much decent anime out there to watch before you run out of decent anime. Of course my idea of "decent" is subjective so your pointing out that there's so much more out there that I haven't seen is great anime becomes moot when set against my individual tastes, I thank you for your understanding.

So, who is Otaku108? Just another American Idiot that views himself somewhat of a Japan fan? Probably, but I very much don't adhere to what the word "otaku" itself means. It is simply a screen name I use as a means to convey one of my many interests in life. No, I am not a "real" otaku.

Anyway, my last version of the profile bio was very lengthy, instead I think I'll leave at this for now so as to reflect my... absenteeism from the site for so long. Feel free to send me a message any time, or comment on any of my reviews, I get emails to notify me and I can reply usually within a day or two. I enjoy reading other peoples' opinions and thought, even if they run counter to mine.

Thank you for visiting!

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A bit about my ratings/star "system" from worst to best:

0.5 Stars: Something about this title has irked me to the point that I will actively steer people away from it. Usually incest or death(s) of the main character(s) gives me that reaction.

1.0 Stars: Ultimately bad but I leave it up to others to make their own choices about, after all, everyone is different.

1.5 Stars: Also ultimately bad but had at least one redeeming value to it that made me recognize it as... "consumable".

2.0 Stars: Not very bad, but nothing noteworthy or worth revisiting later.

2.5 Stars: Decent, I enjoyed watching/reading but I wasn't overly impressed, I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone however. Might come back to it again years down the line.

3.0 Stars: I enjoyed it, there was probably something about it that stuck in my head but it also lacked something important and so I would probably only recommend it to people that specifically enjoy the same type of materials. Higher chance of me wanting to watch/read it again.

3.5 Stars: This was entertaining, I probably laughed a lot, got some sort of strong feeling from it and would probably revisit it again somewhere down the road more than once. I would also recommend this to someone if they also liked similar titles.

4.0 Stars: This was a noteworthy title, I enjoyed it thoroughly and will definitely watch/read it again. I probably will recommend it to just about anyone that enjoys the genres it's a part of. I've probably seen/read it more than once already.

4.5 Stars: Near perfection, I enjoyed this so much that I couldn't wait to talk to someone about it, sadly there was just this one thing that made it not quite worthy of 5 stars. It would get a recommendation to almost any anime/manga fan. And again, I've more than likely seen/read it more than once or twice at this

5.0 Stars: Perfection in my eyes, this was such an awesome, unique or heart string strummer also having found nothing serious to gripe about or it was just -that damned good- that I could overlook any obvious flaws it might have had that it got the last 0.5th of a star. This was either dead on my type of anime/manga or it just surprised me so much that I felt it deserved the praise. Some titles I might not recommend to people because they are so geared towards my own specific likes and dislikes that I'm not really sure how much someone else would like it. I've undoubtedly seen and read this title multiple times and will do so again at a later date.

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chii says...

heh sure :P

btw I finally read Eensy Weensy Monster. It was SO good. reminded me a lot of Kare Kano :D 10/10 ^___^

Jun 29, 2011
chii says...

naaa it's good. I don't like it as much as you do or anything but it's very entertaining and has very likable characters hehe.

what's more funny is thinking that it's your favourite XD

Jun 27, 2011
chii says...

I started watching HSDK lol

Jun 27, 2011
MillWunny says...

Thanks for apologizing for the cussing etc. I swear I'm not a prude, but it was shocking because I wasn't expecting it -_-

I get what you mean about forgetting what you commented on -- I think we all have that problem.

As for sothis's dislike of MAL and her swift and warningless banning of users because of that, I understand her frustration and very rightful anger if MAL is stealing her ideas. However, I'd argue that the way to address this is to sensitize AP's own users and the wider anime community to this problem, and to improve AP so that it outcompetes MAL. I understand that AP is provided as a free service, etc, but the fact of the matter is that users will eventually gravitate towards whichever site provides the best experience (provided the price is identical -- free, in this case.) No amount of banning users, deleting/locking forum threads, or refusing to provide an export solution (or in this case, going so far as to disallow a user who coded his/her own python script from sharing it -- I mean, what if I just want to export my lists to Excel for my own use?) will change that fundamental fact.

Also, there is a difference between explaining why I switched, and trying to talk you into switching too. The latter is something I did not do. At no point did I say "hey, go check out MAL" aside from saying that I can be reached there if you wanted. And at no time did I disparage AP, its users, or its admin. There is a difference between voicing a dissenting opinion in a one-to-one user exchange and spamming. I hope for the remaining users' sake that AP's position is not to disallow all criticism of AP/praise of other sites, even in the semi-secluded user-space of comments (vs the much more "public" forums.) Whatever the short term gains, such heavy-handed and opaque admin practices are not conducive to a thriving online community in the long-run, and might harm AP's reputation via word-of-mouth.

May 29, 2011
MillWunny says...

Hi Otaku108. This is WillMunny. I've had to register a new account just to reply to your previous comment. Normally I wouldn't bother, but I don't think your angry, profanity-laced response and subsequent reporting of my account to AP resulting in a warningless ban (not that I care anymore) is justified, and you seemed like a pretty reasonable guy when we've interacted previously.

I wasn't trying to spam you. In case (in your rage and haste to report me without remembering who I am) you didn't visit my profile page, allow me to point out that your avatar is prominently displayed in the "Friends" section of my profile. You commented on one of my reviews at one point and I checked out your profile/lists at the time. Thinking you were a pretty thoughtful person, I added you to my friends. Unfortunately, those comments are no longer available as my reviews have been deleted. Also, my profile states that I've been a user since 2009 -- an unlikely stat if I were a spammer.

I wanted to explain a bit of why I'm switching in my parting message to people whom I've supposedly befriended. I just thought MAL is neat and an overall better experience than AP. There's no way I could have known in advance that 1) you've checked out MAL years ago and 2) that you're very sensitive when it comes to where to keep track of your anime and would not tolerate the sight of a dissenting opinion (however inadvertent) on your screen.

Anyway, I hope that in the future you give people a chance to explain things before you get them banned, because misunderstandings do happen.

May 29, 2011