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  • Sillver Spring, MD
  • Joined Jun 11, 2009
  • 32 / M

ThePatches is chii*

Greetings, Anime-Planet denizens. I am one of the site reviewers and character moderators here on the site. So, if you're looking for opinion, look somewhere else: I am always right... Ok, I kid.

I came to anime years ago in a friend's basement and have had a strange obsession with the twisted artform ever since. In the wake of my first conventions at a very advanced age for that kind of thing (26), my real fandom started to take shape and I eventually found my way here. Since Bubblegum Crisis and Dragonball Z, my tastes have gravitated more towards high school and comedy anime, as I generally like to laugh, but I also love sci-fi and fantasy stuff, so yeah...

Note about Ratings

I use my AP star ratings to measure my enjoyment, unlike my official reviews that reflect a (hopefully) more objective assessment. For example, I love K-On! 5/5 Stars, but I generally concur with Sheex's 7.2/10 review.

*ThePatches is a certified source of chii, but not equivalent to a daily serving.


You should check out CubeWatermelon's site, Kiwi Blitz. It's keen (and her art is "tight").

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SunshinexKite says...

No prob! Your review was excellent :) Yess~ It had been a long time since a show had got to me so well as Tsuritama has. A lot of the characters reminded me of some of my friends, particullarly Yuki reminds me of my best friend haha.

The last episode oh man. I was so happy watching it and thinking "goooooo Yuki!" ^.^

BTW, have you heard of the drama CDs? I got my hands on a Haru one with a translation from someone very kind, and it is so cute~

Oct 4, 2012
PinkyIvan says...

Anyway I would like to apply this for official review

Sep 27, 2012
Pieguy535 says...

What a nifty avatar :o

Sep 19, 2012
Cek says...

Yo, thanks for the response. I always appreciate such courtesies. Yeah, I've read a few of your posts over at Altair & Vega and left some comments here and there, I go by alsozara in the blogosphere.

I see over on what about the waifuz that you were thinking of writing a post on the problematic elements of Revolutionary Girl Utena. I've finally gotten round to watching it recently (am 10 episodes off the end), so I'd be very interested to see that post if it does come to fruition.

Ever since E Minor over at Moe Sucks (great blog, check it out if you haven't already) opened my eyes to gender issues in anime, it's a lens I just can't drop. Like you said in that arrow of female hysteria entry, it cannot be unseen, so I've found myself spending a lot of time exploring feminism and gender portrayal in anime recently, it's great to see writers like you writing about these issues, it's damn interesting, and it's amazing how blind people seem to be to it.

Sep 17, 2012
blazehack says...

Guess it can't be helped ^_^ Well no worries ThePatches san :D

Sep 12, 2012