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ThePatches

  • Sillver Spring, MD
  • Joined Jun 11, 2009
  • 31 / 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...

Some Site Stuff

We are always looking for more site reviewers and character moderators, so please, show off. Character moderation is possible for anyone who can consistently follow the rules set in the Submission Guidelines and loves the site.

Site reviewership on the other hand has a higher bar. The 'Reviewer Drive' thread has lapsed into disuse, as the person in charge of it can no longer fill that role, but it doesn't mean that we're not interested. Write two reviews in SITE FORMAT in your 'User Reviews' section and direct me to look at them. Fair warning: We are looking for someone with a college-level facility with the English language and good analytical skills. Our reviews are one of the best features about Anime-Planet, so we're interested in maintaing their quality. BUT, if you think you're up to the challenge, don't hesitate to take it on.

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.

MY AVATAR IS AWESOME!

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

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Rince says...

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.

Jun 25, 2009
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 (http://www.anime-planet.com/forum/anime-reviews/). 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 :)

 

~D

Jun 20, 2009