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  • U.S.A.
  • Joined Sep 8, 2007
  • 39 / M

I always feel so silly writing these, but here goes.

My first exposure to Anime was similar to that of many others here. Voltron Lion Force, and Voltron Vehicle Force are the first ones I can remember... back then they were just cartoons to me though. I remember when Akira came out, and a friend pushed the tape into my hand, I remember being overwhelmed by the movie, and drastically disappointed with just about everything else I could find at the time on video store shelves that even resembled Anime.

Many years later, I'm a father of two, and it was actually my eldest son who got me interested in anime again. Every afternoon, we would catch Tenchi Muyo together, and a few other shows... I started netflixing other Anime such as Lain, Haibane Renmei, and some other not so memorable titles such as Blue Seed etc. From there it has only snowballed...

These days, anything I haven't already seen: If it isn't on my queue of stuff to procure and watch, then I probably haven't heard of it yet. I'll give most anything a test run, but if the quality is especially poor, I'm not above ditching a series halfway through.

I love to loose myself in the stories that I watch, which is why my favorites are generally Josei, slice of life, romances/drama/tradgedy; I love anything that can really make me break down and cry. That isn't to say that I don't also love the comedy and action genres, just that they're not usually as important to me in the long run.

Anyhow... I travel almost constantly so without my laptop, an internet connection, and my case-o-DVD's I'd probably go clock tower, LOL.

Well, that's me in a nutshell, If you want to know more you will just have to ask won't you?

(*^¸^*) SomeoneElse

Oh, my Signature is a screencap from a flashback scene in Honey and Clover II with the little hearts made into a clover logo added by me :D

Life on anime

  • 35 Minutes
  • 14 Hours
  • 6 Days
  • 2 Weeks
  • 1 Months
  • 0 Years

Anime ratings

  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 4
  • 3.5
  • 3
  • 2.5
  • 2
  • 1.5
  • 1
  • 0.5

157 total


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wolfangel87 Jul 13, 2009

Haven't heard from you in a while!!! How have you been?

sothis Mar 26, 2008

Hope things ended up working out for you :)

vivafruit Oct 29, 2007

* Read Sothis' post here. It has a bunch of advice about possible topics to write about, as well as basic requirements for a review on A-P.

* A few grammar mistakes here and there is fine, but most people make far more than just a few.

* Try to have a paragraph at the beginning that introduces your main thoughts and grabs the readers attention at the same time (for instance, "Black Lagoon looks and smells like a mindless action series, but it is not a mindless action series.").

* The final paragraph should wrap up your thoughts on the show by summarizing everything youve said so far.

* Detail is important! There are many easy ways to get quick opinions on an anime (chatrooms, messageboards, average scores, etc.), but reviews are one of the only ways you can actually get a detailed overview of a show.

* If you feel like you need to put plot summaries or character descriptions in a review, keep them short because NO ONE will read them.

* Dont be afraid to voice your opinion, and NEVER try to mask your opinion under the guise of objectivity.

* Everyone may have an opinion, but not all opinions are created equal. Your opinion is only as strong as your justification for it. If you think Naruto deserves all 10s because "its awsome," you have a pretty awful opinion.

* Never tell me the who or what; tell me the how and why. I dont care that Hikaru no Go is about a board game; I care that its addictive.

* Dont feel obligated to write an equal amount for each category. The story and characters are almost always more important than the animation or sound.

* Dont become too fixated on scores; your thoughts are more important. In the end, no one is really going to care whether you give Full Metal Alchemists animation an 8 or a 9.

* For the love of God, spellcheck!

vivafruit Oct 29, 2007

Thanks, I'm flattered that you think so highly of my reviews!

Unfortunately, answering your question (how I organize my ideas) is somewhat difficult for me to answer concisely. To be honest, I don't even think much anymore about what I'm doing when I write a review - I just start writing and what comes out is usually pretty close to my final draft. If my reviews appear well-organized, it's because I have a ton of practice in writing reviews, not because I use any sort of conscious system.

So, the short answer is that there's no replacement for practice. As you write more, you tend to get a better feel of what you want to talk about.

I can, however, give a couple of basic pointers. See my next post.

wolfangel87 Oct 18, 2007

blah blah blah

How do you like Happy Lesson so far.

P.S. I don't know what else to say