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Hello anime world! My name is Shawn :D

Over these last 5+ yrs of watching anime, I've seen the industry grow and change. And while fads come and go, one thing that doesn't change is my great appreciation for this industry. With all these experiences and memories under my belt, I really enjoy sharing my views on anime whenever I get the chance, especially with the newbies ;). I guess I'm an intellectual of sorts, so I just love discussing this kinda stuff in detail when I can. And while I may be the resident Ivy Leaguer here, trust me I'm not as uptight as you think ^_^. In addition to watching anime, I'm also a huge football fan and <was> an avid 360 gamer (until I didn't hav the 100 hrs to dump into my fav rpgs anymore). Actually that's a lie, cause I just got an XOne because Fallout (and just reached level 60 lol). I also regularly listen to Japanese (and some Korean) music. I try to regularly keep track of the weekly Oricon charts when I can, and keep an ear to some of the catchier anime tracks :)

Anyway, long story short, feel free to gimme a shout out some time! Leave a profile comment, don't be shy I love talking to new people on the site :). And I'm always willing to discuss the latest series...

Here's what I'm following this season (no particular order):





Gundam Unicorn RE:0096

My ongoing ranked list can be found here :)

Moving on to my ratings, those I do keep pretty strong tabs on. Considering I haven't written reviews in forever, and am too lazy to fix those ratings, my star ratings are really the only things that actually matter anymore. I use pretty much a tiered system for my ratings, each tier representing what I feel to be series of similar quality. Of course, the 4.5 and 5 star tier represent shows I really loved (the elite series) and the 4 star tier would be the best of the rest (and that's no slight). And this is an admittedly hard system, so don't shy away f/ something just cause I happen to hav it under 4 stars. And on the flip side, don't necessarily feel the need to gravitiate to something just because I hav it rated high, I've definitely added some heavy bias when it comes to certain personal favorite type shows. Perhaps I'll construct a proper list of them someday. Anywho, I'm also constantly reassessing my star ratings to maintain some measure of consistency.

I also have an established history of recording what I'm watching ( /have watched) with Lists. Note that these Lists are ranked, and my ongoing list I try to update about weekly (as I see fit). Do keep in mind, I only include series which I've watched ( /am watching), so if it's not there, I didn't watch it, so don't complain about it <please -_->. Note that I classify series by when they finish, not when they start. Ergo, for example, you'll notice I've labeled Steins;Gate as a Summer anime although it did in fact premier in the Spring. The exception is if the series airs over Fall to Winter (i.e. spans mulitple yrs) which I list under both seasons. There's another small exception with the 22 ep noitaminA series, which will also be listed under both seasons over which it aired. While I would like to do this for all 2-cour series, I'm still hesistant as in my experience not all 2-cour anime hav an established midpoint. However, the noitaminA series hav historically been pretty well consistent on this. Of course in any case, for the premiering season the ranking accounts only for the events of the first half of the series. In case you were wondering, kind of the impetus for the noitaminA exception was basically Guilty Crown lol. And just like my ratings, Lists are to be considered very fluid. I'm a firm believer in judging longevity almost as much as the immediate impression upon completion.

NEW FOR 2016 -- After careful consideration, I will be adding 2 important new restrictions for my Lists. Historically, I hav included everything I watched in a given season (taking into account the rules listed above) regardless of where it ranks. That will no longer be the case. From now on, in attempt to streamline my lists (and frankly give them a little more meaning than just a ranking sheet), for seasonal lists I will only be including those shows which rank at 3 stars or above. I may institute a 3 show minimum if it becomes necessary. In addition, for my annual lists I will only be including those shows which rank at 3.5 stars or above. "Best Of" is supposed to mean something, and especially for a full year's worth of anime average is not the best. Oh and too that effect, the annual lists will no longer be "Top 10s" but "Best Ofs" which may include more or less than 10 shows. Come to think of it, I may start merging some of these lists moving forward as I just don't hav to time to watch the volume of ongoing series that I used to. C'est la vie...

Here's my full slate of Lists f/ 2015:

Best Of Year 2015

Best Of Fall 2015

Best Of Summer 2015

Best Of Spring 2015

Best Of Winter 2015

And great news everybody, you can actually write up little reasonings on your Lists now! :D I'm in the process of updating ^_^. I think I'm thru everything except for 2015 and the Winter seasons (because the alphabet lol)

I finally made a top 10 anime list! I just haven't posted it on the site yet... And it's been a while so who knows if it's still accurate.. Yeah, not much of an announcement -_-

Guess what... I posted it now ;)

It seems that Lists don't show on your main page anymore so please click on the tab at the top of the page and take a look. You can get a good feel for the kinda stuff I like. Now there's even character lists! And I just updated, hooray!!!

I do welcome recommendations, but in all honesty unless it's something ongoing or in a coming season, I probably won't get the chance to watch it right away (or anytime soon lol).

Lastly, I keep an open door policy, I'm not one for forums and such but I am regularly available on fb or skype if you wanna IM ^_^

~ ~ Peace ~ ~

Never my fanart by the way, I have no artistic ability.

But if anyone wants to show off their art or just something they found,
I'd be more than happy to take a look :), music too for that matter ^_^

You may have noticed in the past my avas and sigs always came from ongoing series, but now I'm lazy so I really don't change them -_-

ava = Kaori & Kousei f/ Your Lie in April (perfect couple <3)
header = Marnie f/ When Marnie Was There (Yes I changed it, Yes I know ur freaking out lol)

Life on anime

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Anime ratings

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dramamama79 says...

I will have to check out The Boy and The Beast. I am not familiar with this, so thank you for the recommendation! I love having new anime to check out.

Sometimes it is very fun to just throw random ingredients into the pot. If you are able to do this and produce a good meal, it is a sign that you are a good cook as far as I am concerned ;)

Yes, I am very happy to be away from Ohio. It just wasn't for me. I have some beautiful friends who still reside there though. My background is not too exotic haha. I was born in Austin, TX and we moved to NY. After my dad passed I bounced between OH and KY. When I divorced I made the plunge and moved here to Oregon. I love it. I cannot imagine I will leave any time soon.

Today is a bit off for me and I might be away some. I have finally started to mend from a recent injury and need to try to get a few things done. So hugs in advance!

May 6, 2016
dramamama79 says...

:) I noticed you included Princess Mononoke in your top 10 list. Such a wonderful film! I believe this may have been the very first anime I actually owned. I also noticed you have Decim in your favorite characters. I love Death Parade

I really enjoy cooking with a slow cooker as well. The options are endless, it makes life easier and the food can turn out amazing! You may have to share some of your best recipes with me! I really try to be adventurous with cooking. I am not sure if I have a favorite type of food to prepare. I really like curry dishes, and I have also been on a huge Thai kick lately. I normally look for new recipes with ingredients I have not used. I am always looking for an excuse to check out a new Asian market. I moved here from Ohio and so this is not something I was able to do before I moved. I also cook a lot of fish. I was pescatarian for several years and have nearly perfected fish according to the family.

Baking helps satisfy my more creative side. I enjoy cake decorating and attempting more difficult desserts.

I am going to try to browse through a few of your lists before I have to hop off of here. I hope all is well :)


May 5, 2016
PockyOtaku01 says...

I do try to be more confident, it's just others making me feel like this in real...but hey, at least I have caring and amazing friends like you and other people online! Also, there are so many other people who are Photographers on Instagram, and they encourage me to keep trying to achieve my dream of travelling the world as a Nature photographer, so that makes me confident ^^

Haha, the best Pokemon! *giggles*

Well I don't know if I'm late to reply, but I suggest pizza! Lol

May 5, 2016
dramamama79 says...

Good Morning :)

I enjoy a variety of anime actually. I often tend to lean towards suparnatural or darker series, but I also enjoy a lot of fantasy based anime. Some of my favorites include: Mushishi, Pandora Hearts, Fate/Zero, Gate and Tokyo Ghoul. I am actually all over the place when it comes to anime and manga. I am trying some lighter series this time, such as Sakamoto. Tanaka-kun is Always Listless has been pretty humorous as well.

I love food and I love to cook actually! Cooking and baking are hobbies of mine. I am told I rather good at both. What have you been cooking?

May 5, 2016
PockyOtaku01 says...

No I'm not awesome at all! I'm the opposite of awesome :D

Yeah, it would be really pointless just keeping it around for so long then suddenly getting rid of it, lol. I just wish they'd do something for new games, like maybe they did have separate trading, one for eggs and evolving Pokemon and the other for just normal trade..or something like that, haha.

Hahaha, I wouldn't be the strongest Pokemon but that does sound good! ^^

May 5, 2016