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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):

Bungou Stray Dogs





Gundam Unicorn RE:0096

Twin Star Exorcists

My ongoing ranked list can be here :)

Moving on to my ratings, those I do keep pretty strong tabs on. Considering I haven't written reviews in forever, my star ratings are really what actually matter. 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. I'm also constantly reassessing my star ratings to maintain 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 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.

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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SharpenedKnives says...

Thanks man.

I appreciate it.

May 25, 2016
PockyOtaku01 says...

Exactly! :D

Really? That sounds cool, what anime is it? ^^

I'm quite interested in Bungou Stray, and it's the only anime that I'm enjoying from this season that I'm watching lol.

May 25, 2016
SharpenedKnives says...

Well, I'm not going to college, haha. Still in the same school. Just that new people are coming the next-coming year. But, what you said still helped. 

It seems like I patched things up with my friend. Well, I wouldn't call her a friend, just someone I just talk to. I mean, she does seem mad here and there at some points but I brush it off. Basically, we're not like close as much as we were before, but we're cool. And I need to change my ways before the next school year, like talking behind people's backs (I don't do this often, but I do this when someone pisses me off) and containing my anger.

Now, my problem is my grade in math. My math teacher left us for the second time because of problems in her family. I didn't like her at first, but now, I miss her and I want her back because her style of teaching gets me. It's understable for her absence, but she needs to come back ASAP before report cards come out and I get a D. The sub we have sucks, she just lets us do packets & worksheets and rarely helps, and she gives out detentions for stupid reasons or no reasons at all. Some people went to the office and reported her but I don't know what's going to happen next. I swear, if I get a D, or maybe an F, it is definitely my fault. The grades we get on the worksheets and packets aren't fair. For example, if I didn't simplify a fraction, it's counted incorrect. It's basically the same thing but numbered differently. .-.

Life's amazing, right?

May 25, 2016
dramamama79 says...

Hi There :)

Things have become unexpectedly busy! I am glad to hear your father is home safe. I happen to love gift shopping as well. I always have some much more fun buying for others. It is great <3

I have finally found some time to play through the links you sent and I enjoyed them. I believe the last two links were my favorite though. It's too bad the first GooseHouse video was only a clip. The 3rd link was awesome actually, so thank you for that dear friend!

I am hoping to have more time soon as school comes to an end and some things wrap. I am finally well enough to cook again so I have been playing around in the kitchen. Tonight will be dumplings :)

So what have you been into? It sounds like you are staying busy as well. I always enjoy our chats, no matter how brief!


May 25, 2016