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Cicada Jun 26, 2009


Ha, thanks. I was just paraphrasing part of an essay. It was actually more about Ghost in the Shell (which also hadn't impressed me at first) - sort of convinced me that post-modernism wasn't just gibberish. The Paprika soundtrack is awesome though. Actually Kon has been my favourite anime director since Perfect Blue.


Rince Jun 25, 2009

Hello, see you like Hikaru no Go , i like it alot too, but ive still not watched it through yet, shame on me,

in your profile you write that you like silly animes and stuff (i see yawn lucky star is on nr1 on your list) i found it really boring and just random without humor. tough that was long ago, hehe

so what i ment was what kind of animes are "your" kind?  when it comes to silly or animes like Trigun etc, i got a big list you might like ^^

belive it or not there is plenty out there hehe.

VivisQueen Jun 24, 2009

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. :)

Cicada Jun 23, 2009

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.

VivisQueen Jun 23, 2009

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!