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Wickerman

  • Ireland
  • Joined Nov 21, 2010
  • 22 / M

I was going to put some chibi gif.'s here, but who needs that when you can have a wall of egotistical text !?!

First of all, why am I here?  Why I like Lists. I tend to have a habit of making lists.  Lists, lists and more lists while procrastinating in my spare time.  Also being nosy and seeing my life go by so Anime Planet was the perfect place.

I first got into anime (putting Pokemon aside) when I was 15.  Before all that a friend tried getting me into anime, but it didn't catch my attention. I properly found anime after watching a movie countdown list on the British channel E4 when I was 14. Seeing one movie on the list that caught my attention titled Princess Mononoke, since I was into Chinese mythology at the time and thinking it was Chinese I made a mental note of it.

When I was 16, friends introduced me to a British tv channel dedicated to anime.  On it, I found my 2 favorite anime series, which was Cowboy Bebop and Ghost In The Shell. Also, after watching them I found my favorite  composer, Yoko Kanno. Also picking up is loved for Jazz and classical music instead of just Metal. Probably also why I took up Piano to this day. 

Moving on...  I do like to give referencess to other medias on my reviews or just recomending word of mouth, since I feel anime can be a standars media/art form and shouldn't be separated from others such as books.

On anime being individual I would rate things rather oddly.  What appeals most to me is music and background animation (aesthetics, for art's sake!). After that would be script writing and character development followed by story and so on. Shows that make you think like Evangelion, Lain or Paranoia Agent.  Anime is an art forum like others.  Although it is restricted to only be written by japanese accounts, it can still teach us of our past and our human nature.

Hobbies: Piano/Keyboard (Jazz and lowgrade Classical),   Cycling (live relitivly near mountains + sea + 25 minute cycle from city center!),  Roleplay (Dungeons & Dragons and Dark Heresy),  Reading (only read for 6% of my spare time but love it none the less),  Absorbing all human knowledge.

Favorite Musicians:  Jordan Rudess, Yoko Kanno, Igor Stravinsky, Oscar Peterson, King Crimson

Favorite BooksHerman Hesse: Sidartha, Osamu Tezuka: Buddha, Mo Yan: Big Brests And Wide Hips, Variouse Sources: 1000 Nights And 1 Night , Haruki Murakami: A Hard Boiled Wonderland And The End of The World

Favorite Civilizations:  Ottoman Empire, Holy Roman Empire, Napoleonic Empire, Wei/Shu/Wu Dynasty, Globalization

Favorite Movies:  Princess Mononoke, Magnolia, Ikiru, Citizen Kane, Lawrence Of Arabia

Favorite Albums:  Pain Of Salvation: Be,  Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird,  John Coltrane: Blue Train, Ottorion Resphigi: Sinfonia Drammatica,  Ayreon: The Human Equation

Other Sites I Use: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCaWx1anefRuIruMjxlrxyQ

http://www.last.fm/user/totallyhipkd

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/29095943-james-kenny


My Rating System

                           5:  This will impact my life                                                                                                          4.5:  A recommend to all 

                           4:  A great show                                                                                                                                3.5:  Good

                           3:  Ok, I guess                                                                                                                                       2.5:  Did I just watch that?

                           2:  Ugh...                                                                                                                                                  1.5:  * Passive Comatose

                           1:  God is dead                                                                                                                                     0.5:  "see that it meets no other eye."

                                                                             P.S.            Shinji Ikari is not an emo pansy

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Valentino says...

For me it depends what classical piece I'm listening. Some I can listen as pop songs, meaning I can do something else at the time of listening. In that way I listen mainly pieces I already am familiar with and in general lighter pieces like Mozart's concertos etc. When listening Rachmaninov then I must use much of my concentration on doing exactly that, for 2 reasons: he has got more difficult pieces and also he is new to me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             So happy that you're now actually reading it. :D I'm right now finishing a biography of Mazarin by Claude Dulong. Also, I sent you a facebook friend request. I'm Marten in facebook, which is actually my real name. Hope you accept (y)

Nov 15, 2014
Valentino says...

You like then Lully and Corelli and such, right? I would like to learn violin some day, maybe flute as well. But no, I don't play any instrument currently. This autumn I took up acting instead.                                                                         And unfortunately I didn't find Usagi Drop plot interesting so I won't watch it. And about Clannad After Story I feel as if I should watch the whole Clannad first but for that I don't have time atm. Thanks anyways ;)

Oct 4, 2014
Trizze says...

Hey, no worries! :D

Thank you for the anime suggestions, I'll put them on my list! I'm currently watching Nagi No Asukara, seems to be a pretty good anime :)

I'll see if Elfen Lied is too old to watch, don't like watching animes with too old drawing techniques or whatever it's called! :D

Thank you for the follow, following you aswell :) You seem like a nice guy like everyone else here on Anime planet!

Sep 28, 2014
Valentino says...

Why thanks, it's "Sacred and Profane Love" by Tizian. I really got into Renaissance after reading Jacob Burckhardt's book about it. I remember when I was into baroque couple of years ago, I kinda wore it off though. Classicism and renaissance are much more appealing to me now :D . Love that you're playing piano, I tried it for a year but even though I liked it, I stopped. Btw any good anime recommendations that are slice-of-life or school life and that aren't too old?

Sep 28, 2014
nevi says...

belladonna really is amazing, im glad that you love it so much!

and i'm really interested in hearing what you have to say regarding BDB ;o; its a shame that you couldnt post the review!

Sep 23, 2014