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Rickoon

  • Seattle, WA
  • Joined Sep 9, 2009
  • 28 / M

I'm a busy student living in Seattle Washington. Anime and Video Games are both things I enjoy in varying quatities, but I also enjoy surfing, spelunking, hiking and anything else I can afford. My anime interests are usually exhausted in large quantities over short, segregated periods of time; however, even if I'm not presently watching anime I don't mind taking time to rate, discuss, or recommend series or movies. My love for anime started with the shounen and mecha genres but I've lately enjoyed romance, drama, comedy, and science fiction affiliated series. Even though my interests have broadened and my critiques harshened I still appreciate anything with a decent narrative and likeable characters. I especially appreciate anime with exceptional aspects that break my genre barriers and allow me to ignore those 'Ecchi", 'Magic Girl', and other tags that often raise a flag-of-avoidance. I'm always open to give and recieve recommendations so feel free to ask me any questions or leave any comments. Additionally, my favorite colors are red and light blue, and I like most edible food besides fish.

Personal Rating Scale:

0-2.5: Drop-worthy anime with too many nagging flaws to make up for whatever positive elements are present.

3.0: Mediocre anime with more positive than negative elements.

3.5-4.0: Anime that's an overall pleasure to watch.

4.5: My personal favorite series or movies that deserve top-ten positions.

5.0: It's hard for me to give anything a perfect score.

Life on anime

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kristinemarie says...

Hey, I finished Lovely Complex!  My school has a ridiculously long Thanksgiving break (I've been off since last Friday afternoon) so all I've been doing is sitting around.  I thought it was pretty funny; I laughed out loud in literally every episode and by the end of it I found Koizumi & Otani to be completely endearing.  Not so sure about all of the slapping and punching, but I'm sure, had this been live-action, it would have been more gentle.  My only complaint was how real some of it felt... perhaps middle school and high school aren't as far away as one might hope?  Bits of the show reminded me of some of the girls I go to school with now.

Well, even at the expense of some short-story polish, weekend guests are always fun. :-)  I am always nervous to have people over -- from far away, that is, I'm not a total recluse -- during the semester.  I'm worried that something will come up and I'll have to leave them sitting in my living room or something while I madly try to finish whatever I didn't get done beforehand.  But I'm glad you got to have fun with your friend!  Sadly I'm stranded without a car (my car is rear-wheel drive and I didn't want to drive through the Pass in the yucky weather so I left it at school) so I don't get to see many people over break.  Just as well though... spending most of my time at home makes my family happy.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Nov 26, 2009
kristinemarie says...

Mostly middle-school angst ridden poetry (melodrama, not "I hate my life". An important distinction, especially in middle school).  Embarrassing, but it's all still up there.  Then some marginally better short stories, also still accessible.  Occasional artwork (drawing and photography) as well, but sadly I haven't had my creative engine up and running in a while.  I am planning on busting out the ol' camera and taking some nice walks to get me going again, but it's hard to start again when you've been on hiatus for so long.  While I was active on DA, I was a more successful community member than an actual contributor.  I spent a lot of time reading and critiquing (and editing) other people's short stories and poetry.

Vampire Knight was thoroughly enjoyable.  I will probably watch the whole thing again before too much time passes.  There were definitely moments when I had my doubts about the female lead though... sometimes her responses didn't always make sense.  Probably to maintain some sort of conflict for drama's sake.  It had enough closure at the end to satisfy, but not so much that you can't imagine your own future for the characters.  I'm not such a fan of the epilogue, but even less of a fan of endings left so open that it feels like producers just want another option for in the future.  It did leave me feeling a bit romanced-out though.  I'm not sure if it was too overwhelming or if I want to lounge around in the story a bit more before moving on to a new romance.  Then again... I am about to go look up Lovely Complex.  Judging from AP's description and the pictures, it may not be quite as serious about the romance as VK.  Don't get me wrong, VK definitely had light-hearted moments and some genuinely funny scenes, but they generally didn't involve the romance part of the story.

Anyway, hope your story turned out well!  Let me know how it goes tomorrow. :-)

Nov 24, 2009
kristinemarie says...

You could post them yourself and get some wider feedback.  Have you heard of a website called DeviantArt?  I used to be pretty active there, but that was a long time ago for me.  The site is still really popular though.  You might check it out.  What's your current piece about?

Nov 22, 2009
kristinemarie says...

Are your stories published anywhere online?

Nov 20, 2009
kristinemarie says...

Hello again! :-) I'll add Lovely Complex to my "Want to Watch" list. I'm always looking for recommendations and something new. Any show that someone is willing to go out of their way to promote should be, at the very least, looked into.

I'm watching Vampire Knights for the first time right now. I absolutely love the animation! Even if the show was terrible - which it's not - I would still watch it just for how pretty it looks. My slight vampire fascination (no, I haven't read or seen Twilight, but my housemates have... that may be why I haven't...) makes it impossible for me not to love the series. Everyone loves a strong, stoic vampire who isn't entirely evil, right? I'm only about half way through the first season. Have you seen it?

I know what you mean about being busy though! I feel like everybody's lives just become almost overwhelming as soon as you get past Halloween, regardless of whether you're in school or not. Maybe it's holiday stress?

Nov 19, 2009