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XxZeroeZxX

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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):

Sakamoto

Hundred

Kabaneri

Kuromukuro

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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SophiaDiggins says...

Ohaio!~

Sorry for the late reply! Been putting off comments, but I'm back and active now!

Popular? xD How so?

meow ;3

I've been great! How about you? (^-^)

Have a great day!~

Jul 28, 2016
FullmetalDragon says...

Haha, true ^^ 

I was in town, getting a bunch of stuff for my costume. I could only find one of the things I needed though... Although it was the main thing, so that's good. 

You been up to anything? 

Jul 28, 2016
FullmetalDragon says...

Sorry, I've been out pretty much all day ^^ 

Jul 28, 2016
FullmetalDragon says...

Morning! ^^ 

Haha, what a good ending :) 

Jul 28, 2016
Aerythrin says...

Well, if I had to recommend one over the other, in FMA's case I would generally recommend Brotherhood over the original. The ending is more satisfying and though some arcs are skimmed over (whereas in FMA they were full arcs) everything ends up being important. But I understand both have a lot of episodes so it's a pretty big time commitment. Yeah, I super want to watch it, but it's so intimidating! xD Because it's long as heck. But I might watch it next year. I probably won't start it this year as I planned to watch Hunter x Hunter, and start Hunter x Hunter (2011) after it, though I might leave some time in between...

Yeah, well that's fair enough. I'm just too much of a completionist to drop anything so even if I'm not really enjoying it that much, I might put it on hold and complete it when I feel like watching it or just force my way through it. I found Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid really hard to watch and I freely admit that most of the time I was playing games on my phone whilst watching because I found the plot stupid, the characters stupid, and the fanservice awkward. x3

Thanks :D All better now.

Ah, I'm crap with song names. xD If I've heard it on the radio or internet, I would probably recognise it, but I wouldn't necessarily be able to connect it to the band or the song title. I THINK the only one I've heard anything by in that list is Nothing's Carved in Stone. Who I quite like too. ^_^

Hahaha, no! I guess I just come across tall people..? I dunno! Maybe everyone I see is wearing heels and I just don't notice? :P Haha, I don't recommend trying to carry me honestly, I'm not small by any stretch of the imagination :P Not huge either, lol, but not small. I wear a size 8 normally, but one of my feet is more like a size 7.5. I only know how EU sizes work, I don't go off the UK's system and tbh I think most people here just use the 4-8 scale instead of the one that's like 37-40. I don't mind answering random questions like that :P I mean, if I minded, I probably wouldn't mention it in the first place. xD

Haha *hugs* Well, I try. I'm quite clumsy though so I feel stupid most of the time. :P Ahh, I'm glad. I enjoy talking with you as well. But apart from online, I really don't speak much. :P I'm really shy, so I think most people feel kind of awkward around me, as I'm the kind of person who never knows what to say and finds it hard to start conversations. Most of my friends don't share common ground though, or not much, which could be part of the problem!

Ah, sorry. I wasn't sure if I had already told you or not. I'm studying Psychology. I'd like to go on to be a forensic psychologist, but that specialisation doesn't come until after my degree, then I'll hopefully do postgraduate stuff. Depends on my health/funds/situation though.

Haha, don't worry about it. I always get annoyed with myself for letting comments pile up, but I appreciate the support nonetheless. :3 Yeah, I leave long comments so I like long comments to be left back. Otherwise it feels a bit like the other person isn't really that interested in the conversation. :P Obviously if it's because they run out of time/have a busy day/etc then I wouldn't mind, but in general, it's like when you write someone a longish text and get a 'k' back. Feels bad :P Haha, I'm not surprised, it's pretty long. I've tried to edit it down a little bit but I don't really want to remove anything...I'm a big typer, as you can probably infer already.

Jul 28, 2016