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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):

Izetta: The Last Witch


Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 2

Girlish Number

3-gatsu no Lion

Ajin 2nd


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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Obsessed says...

Oh yeah! sorry senpai, you are definitely my friend ^_^

How'd your day go?

Everyone in my school is like really athletic, it's so crazy, that's what happens when you live on an island with not much to do.

I've only ever played pokemon on a DS, and so far I've only ever played Pokemon Diamond 

It's probably pretty late where you're at so I'll just say good night :) I'll try to message you again another time

Oct 23, 2016
Obsessed says...

Woah, this is why October to January are the best, lots of holidays :)

Lol, that's definitely what my friends tell me all the time

and have I? Yay! To celebrate have a cookie *puts cookie on top of head*

Hopefully I can stay this way, usually rugby season is when I build up my upper body strength and soccer season is when I build up my lower body strength, cross country and track and field are for my endurance and stamina ;)

I'm glad you aren't as stressed anymore, but I know you can handle it because you are Mr. Super Senpai!

that's so quick! I usually take really long to play games that take a while....like a long while. I try not to get addicted to too many things since I might have no time to even sleep! Lol

I will be going to sleep now senpai~

by the way, good morning to you! I hope you have a nice day :)

Oct 23, 2016
Obsessed says...

Lol, there is actually no holiday, just something called professional development day, we have one like every other month.

I've actually got nothing to do, I'm actually just fixing up some things for school and doing some research. I got chosen to be in robotics ^_^

It's actually the last week of cross country, rugby is also starting on Tuesday but I'm not allowed to join until I finish my cross country season so I am waiting until next week, I'm really excited.

How's work? And has there been anything new happening to you lately?

Oct 23, 2016
Ludols says...

It's so cool you know all those time differences! *O*

Aww, thank you, you're so nice too! :')) By the way, I like playing rpgs, horror and puzzle games and visual novels :) Currently I'm playing Stardew Valley and Bioshock. They're such good games! Do you know them? And what games do you play? :3

You work as a civil engineer? That's so cool! Is it the job you always wanted to do? Aah, I wish I could just graduate already.. College is killing me (´Д`) hahaha

Well, I know nothing about American football, but who knows, maybe one day I'll start watching it and I'll love it! hahaha What team do you root for? Here in Italy rugby and similar sports are not popular at all, while soccer is really really famous. 

By the way, here girls are pretty high (this sentence is a bit ambiguous haha) so compared to our standard I'm average: I'm 1.65 cm which is 5'4'' in feet, I think :) So I'm not really really tiny hahaha 

Oct 23, 2016
Obsessed says...

Hiya Senpai~

How are you doing?

It's been a long time since we last talked, I hope you are doing okay :(

as for me, I have a three day weekend so I will be on for a while.

Not much people to talk to lately :/ everyone is so busy

Oct 22, 2016