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VivisQueen says...

Lol. There's nothing presumptuous about anything that you do in that thread. It's a public thread for anyone to do with as they please - the site reviewers just hijack it once in a while to give feedback. ^_^;; For the sake of neatness, I'd say just re-edit your post rather than resubmitting something new.

You're also free to PM me or therik with a copy at any time if you'd prefer feedback to be given privately. Although, the fact that you don't mind us commenting in public is quite cool. Just keep in mind, if vivafruit and Sheex bothered to respond with positive remarks, then you're definitely on the right track. I may sound rather blunt, but they often don't even bother. Haha.

Just pay careful attention to the suggestions they gave. And have fun editing! It's definitely not meant to be a chore - ever. :)

Jun 24, 2009
Cicada says...

Hello, thanks for posting. Indeed that is about all that I've seen (aside from random children's shows, and episodes of this and that). Like I said in my first post, because I'm majoring in Japanese Studies, it had felt important to me to not appear to be there simply for being an anime/manga freak (there are enough of those already), so I intentionally stayed away from all of it as much as possible. I'm just ready now to allow myself to enjoy it again, after finding myself writing an essay on Ghost in the Shell I was reminded that there is something worthwhile here. That said, in the small time that I've been 'back' I've been reminded that a) The vast majority of anime is godawful, and b) A large percentage of the fans are just as annoying(/obsessive) as I remembered.

Another thing is that here in Australia, as far as I know very little anime makes it to television aside from morning children's shows, there's no real natural exposure. A decade ago one station played Evangelion and Bubblegum Crisis, which were some of the first anime that I saw, and that was about it. It's only been in the past few months that I've discovered torrents, I was concerned about virus/the law for too long. In stores anime is criminally overpriced - when it comes down to it, do I wan tto pay $40 for three episodes of Love Hina, or $30 for 26 episodes of the Simpsons, really! So yes, the current objective is to discover and get a hold of those programs that really work for me, while avoiding the large piles of rubbish.

Jun 23, 2009
VivisQueen says...

Man, I'd be mightily offended if you DIDN'T post after joining the group. I'm a huge fan of discussion, so the more you say, the happier I'll be. ^_^ The only thing I ask is that you try to avoid spoiling. Because, as part of the buddy group, we'll just assume that anything you put in the spoiler tags is also free for us to read and not about any future events. If you put anything that's about future events just mark it clearly as not for buddy group people to read. That's it, really. Other than that, I'm looking forward to all your insights. Welcome!

Jun 23, 2009
therik says...

I knew you'd give in ;)

You should post a review in the review section of the forum ( There's a list to show which series already have threads, and it links to all of them. If your series is on the list, you post your review in the thread. If it's not, you just make a new thread.

I'm not sure what you mean by "framework". If you're referring to the procedure, then, well... I guess I just covered that =). If you're referring to the format of the review, then just take a gander at any site review. You'll see they're all laid out into sections, and you ought to structure yours the same way (My first review was nothing more than a glorified stream-of-consciousness rant, and I had to put a bit of work into fitting it into the standard review format)

In any case, I'd love to read what you made of Muteki Kanban Musume. I've got a half-finished review of it stowed away on my harddrive somewhere, but it's been too long for me to go back and finish it =/.

Oh, and don't worry about the lack of scathing reviews. You wouldn't be the only reviewer who drops bad stuff. However, I would recommedn sticking with a bad series if it's short. Just because there's a lot of cathartic joy to be had in lambasting something that you weren't very fond of.

Best of luck :)



Jun 20, 2009
sarwor248 says...

A lot of the Wallflower manga is similar to the anime. As far as I've read, the character hasn't changed too much. Although, she may be more aware of her feelings for a certain someone, and he may be more aware of his feelings towards her :)

Jun 17, 2009