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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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imnothere says...

It still feels weird to say this because of the time difference but ... 

Good morning! :P  

Haha! No problem ... I'm struggling with my own memory myself. :P  I keep forgetting things I shouldn't. :P 

I actually have only one sister and she's living in Lithuania with her husband.  So I'm not seeing her too often, but I'm sure she's doing good.  I believe she finally went to her long waited vacation this week. 

Yeah, well ... I'm pretty close, I guess ...  :P  

Jul 27, 2016
Aerythrin says...

Thanks! ^_^ *purrs*

Haha, yeah. Some of the classic shows are very nostalgic, but just for me personally, a lot of the remakes can lose some of their original charm. Whilst I really love Brotherhood, I liked some of the arcs in the original a lot too, and was a bit disappointed they were skimmed over. So I am personally glad I watched both! It's the same for things like Legend of the Galactic Heroes, I see they are remaking (? I think?) it, but I think it could lose its personality and charm if they make it too modernised, so before watching the remake I will try the original. ^_^

Yeah, I've heard better thigns about Robotics than I have about Chaos;Head, but as you will probably realise by my general ratings and so on, I rarely watch anything that I don't enjoy at all. I'm not sure if it's because I'm a bit easier to please or because I just don't think that much about it whilst watching, but unless there's glaring inconsistencies and such I can tolerate most shows at the very least.

Yeah, I'd say the same really. I think that it's good to be able to identify shows that you think are just generally good, and ones you like because they include a genre you enjoy a lot. ^_^

They're pretty bad, and because Newcastle and Sunderland fans are bitter rivals, we have to avoid going into Newcastle when there's a match on. :P Ah, that's cool. Basketball is a fun sport. I used to enjoy that when I was at school but a wrist injury meant I had to sit out of most of the sports activities we did when I was in high school. Well, I don't necessarily thing focusing on work is a bad thing. ^_^

I think I heard of Yellowcard when I was at school, but I'm not 100% sure, I could be mistaking the name for something else. I hope you enjoy your concert! It's been many years since I went to a concert. About...7 or 8? But now I favour Japanese bands/singers, so I have no real desire to see most of the bands going, though I do have a few guilty pleasures. Any particular Japanese bands or singers you like a lot?

Hahaha, that's funny. I didn't think it was that rare now. In fact, some girls I see around I think "woah, now I feel tiny" xD *huggle* It's just habit to slouch, I walk looking at the ground so I developed a slouch that way. Also I'm not very strong physically, so it's quite easy just to slouch instead of holding myself properly. :P Haha, I can't wear heels all the time sadly, I have really big and really derpy feet, I wear them on special occasions but usually I just use trainers.

Peh, nothing is going on for me other than anime to be honest. I live in a small town so finding a job is near to impossible, I'm living with some joint trouble at the moment so I can't ride my bike, and because of the same issue I have to have someone with me to walk the dog. She's very nervous, and I'm right-handed, so if she pulled at the lead or tried to climb me (which she has done before) I could hurt her or myself. As much as I now sound like a total downer, I've enjoyed going on some walks nearby or with my Gran up in her village, and I've been helping her a little around the house and the garden too. ^_^ So I'm not totally useless! Oh, and her friend had a tea party to raise money for charity, so we spent an afternoon there this last weekend.

Well, I'm doing a uni degree, but home study. I'm sort of looking forward to this next year, but I have to conduct my own research study, which is really scary and stressful. We've done "dry runs" before where we are given a concept and materials and carry out the study and write it up, but I am stressing over what I'm actually going to research.

Funnily enough, as you wrote that new comment I was writing this, as you can see. :D Honestly, the long comments I leave + laziness or wanting to do something else means I get a bit backed up. :P Well, you can call me what you want really. I get Torin, Kitty (disclaimer, I do not like cats, except for anime ones, and also it's because my other online handle is Omfgakitten), Aery, erm....Toribear...but if you want to add to the list of nicknames, go ahead! :D I'm open to suggestion!

Jul 27, 2016
imnothere says...

And I'm well aware that you didn't mean to say that you think I'm not capable. :P  I wasn't really offended or anything ... that's why I stuck my tongue out at you and added that smiley face too. :P   And I really appreciate your kind offer ... although I might end up not using your help. :P   

Thank you for asking, my family is doing good. :)  How's yours? 

Jul 26, 2016
reiayanamies says...

i havent had the chance to watch the new series yet. im planning on watching it tonight. i heard they messed up puck's personality, and that makes me sad. 

im studying tourism and hospitality at the moment.

Jul 26, 2016
reiayanamies says...

aaa lets see... i like historical anime a lot but ill usually watch anything that catches my attention minus things with tons of fanservice and is just plain ecchi. 

i rotate a lot between going through phases of powering through manga (as i just did with berserk and read 345 chapters in two weeks) and then binging on anime averaging on a new series every 1-2 weeks. 

i cosplay and visit conventions when i can. 

Jul 26, 2016