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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.

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 (living near city/mountains/sea is an oportunity not missed),  Roleplay (Dungeons & Dragons and Dark Heresy),  Reading (only read for 5% 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

Life on anime

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Forgetting says...

Don't worry, I don't mind at all.

I wouldn't be surprised if it were the first anime you've ever watched, since it was one of my first too. I assume you meant donkey and not monkey. If so, I believe that happens, although I'm not exactly sure anymore since it has been so long...

Dec 2, 2014
Forgetting says...

Hello. The show 3000 Leagues In Search Of Mother used to be one of my childhood obsessions and I last watched it over ten years ago. That explains why I didn't rate it.

It portraits the maturing of a young boy that goes through many failures. It deals with themes such as affection towards those who surround you, loneliness and longing, among others. It's very complex in terms of emotions, which is quite enchanting. If you're looking for an overall melancholic slice of life with a happy ending, this is the show for you.

Nov 30, 2014
Gutchi says...

3000 leagues in search of mother, is great if you're looking for an anime with great character development with a sad story kind of vibe. The journey althought long (around 52 eps) takes the main character through some harrowing experiences with several serious issues including: poverty, abuse, hunger, etc. by introducing some very interesting characters and stories each episode (it's not episodic, but you could argue that there is a lot of filler but honestly it's just good character devlopment). Personally it's one of best animes I've seen and if you can look past the old looking animation there's a really good plot there.

Hope this helps :)

Nov 30, 2014
Valentino says...

Yep, that's me with ben10 alright. Do I really use it that often though? :O Then again I have thought it myself. What was your first proper history book then? And no, I don't know that channel, but I'll definitely give it a look. ;)

Nov 29, 2014
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