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  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Joined Sep 1, 2011
  • 27 / M

Hello! and welcome to my profile!

I am Raux, for about a year before joining, I had stumbled across this website while trying to find some recommendations of good Anime to see. I found this site to be the most informative I could find, and shortly after joining i began to write my own reviews. Although i do not pop them out like rabbits, every review that i write is given hours of consideration and many rough drafts. I am not fast at these. I don't quite enjoy writing reviews about Anime's that i do not like. Yet even though i don't like it, I realize it's benefit, it shows you what you like and what you do not like. I give this website credit for giving me a way to increase my writing skills, and for developing my judgement in art. The friends I have made here I hope to have for a long while.

I love stories, Anime has some great ones. I was prejudice against Anime for a while because, like the cursed twilight saga, it obtains some wierd followers that make your skin itch just being around them. As I've grown, I've realized, there are people who I make itchy, and it's a poor reason to judge. There is beauty, as well as deformation in this artform. But in the end it comes down to this. I loves me a good story!

Here is my rating system, for those of you that are interested. first and foremost. My review rating system and my star rating system are totally different.

With my reviews, I am logically analysing everything I see, the progression of story, the feel of the score, the appeal of the animation. Although I will express my personal feelings of it, I try not to let personal preference completely hinder my judgement.

Review ratings:

10 - Hasn't happened, just like perfection, it is a goal that i always shoot for, but will fall short of. It's a method of motivation 

9.5 - Best of Best I've ever seen. if someone argues with me about a 9.5 in person, I will very likely start raising voice as if defending a family member. These are stories I feel have changed me and affected me for the better, down to my core.

9 - Amazing, if it were a person, I'd have it raise my own child in my stead if I were dead.

8 - a great watch, a few problems, but overall it affected me very emotionally and was a very well-built artistic machine

7 - Give it a watch, it'll be awesome

6 - You bored? this will entertain you

5 - Good stuff, but only needed in small doses

4 - not really good

3- pretty bad

2 - Terrible

1 - .......why did anybody spend money on this? people really thought this was good enough to make?

0 -  Just ignore it, like that annoying guy in class who seriously ate paper during class to see if anyone would talk to him about it. 

As for my star rating, the method is quite simple. 

5 stars - I freaked out hard core while watching it

4 stars - I freaked out a lot

3 stars - pretty good, definitely needed to eat something while I was watching it.

2 stars - not going to lie, I could have fallen asleep while watching this

1 stars - haha, I definetely fell asleep, my dreams were more entertaining

0 stars - hated it. hate hate hate

Favorite Anime - ok, I have something called my pedestal, only three are allowed on the top at one time. and they all share first place.

Note: the positions are going to change as more Animes are viewed, and as my preferences and tastes develop.

       Steins;gate, Anohana, and Clannad (imagine it on a throne of gold, these shows deserve it)

                                      /                                          \

Usagi Drop, Blue Exorcist, Lovely Complex, Bakuman, Dragon Ball Z (not GT), Naruto/Naruto Shippuden, Silver Spoon, Golden Time, Toradora, Skip Beat, Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama, Gosick, Spice and Wolf 1&2, Darker than Black, Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile, Elfen Lied, "Phantom; Requiem for Phantom", FMA, FMA B-hood, Angel Beats, Sakurasou No Pet Na Kanojo,  Highschool of the Dead, Trigun, Angel Beats, Kokoro Connect, Durarara, Monogatari Series, Chihayafuru, Log Horizon, Sword Art Online

                   /                                                                                  \

Last exile, My Little Monster, Ano Natsu De Matteru, Ghost In a Shell, Sekerei, Amagami SS, Birdy The Mighty, Gurren Lagaan Cowboy Bebop Ouran Highschool Host Club, SHUFFLE!

Favorite Female Characters:

1.Nagisa (Clannad)

2.Meiko (Anohana)

3.Kirisu (Steins;gate)

4.Holo (Spice and Wolf)

5.Taiga (Toradora)

6.Megumi (Nodame Cantabile)

7.Saeko (Highschool of the Dead)

8.Tenshi (Angle Beats)  

9. Celty Sturluson (Durarara!!!!)

10. Amber (Darker than Black)

11. Ayumi (honey and Clover)

Favorite Male Characters

1.Takashi (Highschool of the Dead) 

2.Tomoya (Clannad)

3.Hei (Darker than Black)

4.Ryuuji (Toradora)

5.Shinichi (Nodame Cantabile)

6.Takumi (Honey and Clover)

7.Shu (Guilty Crown)

Honerable mentions:

Ichigo (Bleach) - Yeah, I dropped the show for a bit, but i REALLY like him!

Goku (Dragon Ball Z) - He is my superman of Anime....Superman is my favorite.... 

If you want to hit me up some more, become my friend on facebook. Tell me who you are, and I'd be glad to converse some more! www.facebook.com/mattyboy56 If you are my friend here on Animeplanet, you better me my friend there!

There we go, much better than my last Bio               

Life on anime

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Life on manga

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Manga ratings

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Shindigzz says...

Saw a comment you posted on a review of Sacred Blacksmith that made me laugh, so i figured i'd look at ur profile, ur story about how u found this website and how you said u were hard on anime at the beginning is pretty much the exact situation i found myself in. U seem like a cool dude so i decided to comment, i probably havent seen as much anime as u have, but if u ever wanna ask about a particular show i'd be happy to give u my opinion on it

Apr 15, 2012
Sheex says...

Well, assuming you have a forum accont. If you register one let me know and I'll send it over.

Feb 2, 2012
Sheex says...

Hey Raux,

Thanks for the compliments - it's always good to know people are still enjoying my reviews. It seems Patches already got back to you about the reviewer application stuff, but he was the person to ask. I'm somewhat of a staff-emeritus; sothis left me with the ability to review and access to the reviewer forums in case I wanted to come back for some guest reviews, but I'm not really a part of AP anymore.As for your writing style, I can give you a few pointers just from reading your comment. For one, make every effort to write with formal grammar/punctuation even when just having cursory internet conversations - by forcing yourself to punctuate properly with things like commas, you naturally develop your skills just by typing. All the site reviewers on AP got to their status through practice, practice, and more practice. While I don't have time to give a review a thorough breakdown (this can take upwards of half an hour to an hour for critiquing a fellow site reviewer's work, even more when there are more serious problems to address), compare how you'd write a phrase with how a site reviewer word and analyze the differences; why did that person structure their syntax a certain why, and why did you structure yours the way you did? Which is better in terms of vocabulary and flow? Etcetera. I'll go ahead and send you a forum message with an old template that I used to use for "So you want to be a site reviewer?" back when I was in charge of screening review applicants; hopefully that helps too.- Sheex

Feb 2, 2012
ThePatches says...

Thanks for applying.

In the future we like to see TWO reviews in site format because it shows that you can deliver on a consistent basis. But since you had one, we read the one you have.

Sadly, however, we can not extend you a position on our review staff at this time. While you're on the right track overall the language of your reviews is a little too oblique and unfocused. I realize Steins;Gate is an easy series to spoil, but even so, we prefer if our reviews sound more like considered analysis than vauge assurances of quality.

Part of the issue is that there is a thin line between bloggy confession and formal review in many cases and mastering that style is tricky for people who don't come from an academic background (VivisQueen and I bias strongly towards reviews that read like essays in our own writing). If reviewing is something that you enjoy doing, I encourage you to read more reviews from authors you like and try to mimic the aspects of their style that you like.

Jan 27, 2012
Squatso says...

Oh, and for the record, crying at that memory is entirely called for, right now I'm doing my best not to think about what I just watched, because I'd really rather not have to go wash my face again. *deep breath* Sighhhhhhhh......

Jan 26, 2012