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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)

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FullmetalDragon says...

Star Trek was so good! Bit of an experience for me though. I started crying within the first 10 minutes because of Aton Yelchin, and that continued on and off pretty much throughout the whole movie. Same when Leonard Nimoy showed up. Oh and then they decided to ---- (I don't want to spoil it). The hell??? Seriously? Was that reall necessary?? Oh yeah, and then I had a coughing fit in the middle, followed by a nose bleed right at the end of the movie. Honestly one of the most depressing movies I've ever seen, and it wasn't even meant to be that sad. Really should have prepared myself better than I did...

It was definitley a lot more like the original ST movies. Still pretty much no aliens from the original series (would it really kill them to throw in an alien was actually from the original series?), but it certainly felt a lot more like the originals. They focused a lot more on the relationship of the main three, which I was glad for. I love those guys.

I'm sorry if I've been ranting... I can get pretty worked up when it comes to ST...

Jul 25, 2016
PockyOtaku01 says...

Hey Onii! :D

My birthday was great, thank you! I got a lot a gifts, hugs, and a really awesome birthday cake! ^^ *hug*

How are you Onii? 

Jul 25, 2016
idekwhatmynameis says...

Oh that's awesome! I lov Dutch people :D

Oh you do? I only like a few Dutch people tbh :s (i find Dutch people to be quite rude, but some of them are nice though ^-^)

I had 2 good friends on the site for a period of time that were Dutch ^_^

Aww that's  nice :D  How long were you friends with them??

Sadly they're not really active anymore, or I would introduce u

Aww that sucks :c I would've  loved to meet them ^-^

But I assure u they were really nice people!

I believe you ^-^ If you yyou think they're nice, then they most likely are :3

And as you'll see I kinda jumped the gun and just sent u a little synapsis before hehe :)

Yea i noticed that hahah :0 I dont mind though :3

Jul 25, 2016
idekwhatmynameis says...

So then, about me:

Well, my name is Shawn as u can see, I can't pronounce ur name at all, so I won't even attempt to ^_^

You're name is the same as my dad's  (though his is spelt differently) :0 Oh and you pronounce my name as Iva (ee-fa)

I'm a 1st generation American, my background is half Greek and half Portuguese :)

Wow American, Greek and Portuguese :0 That's amazing tbh, I only have an Irish background (at least I think so) x3

I work now as a civil engineer, having graduated f/ university a few yrs ago. My area of focus currently is in water pipelines.

oh wow :0 What do you do with Water Pipelines then?? ;0

I'm also real tall, wear glasses, and like giving people *hugs* ^_^

How tall??? I'm quite short, like 5"3 (1.60m) And i love giving people hugs too :D *hugs back*

I think that should work for now, feel free to ask anything else u like :)

Thank you very much :3 And i will probs ask something later on ^-^

Jul 25, 2016
imnothere says...

Actually ... since I did manage to pass the subjects of first semester last year,  then I'm going back for the second semester that starts in February next year.   No need to sit through those lectures the second time this fall. :P   

Thanks. :)   I'm proud of you too ... for having a job you like and so on. :) *hugs back* 

Jul 25, 2016