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mariprosa

  • US, North Carolina
  • Joined Nov 15, 2007
  • 30 / F

Introductions are always the most difficult task I face with any community that I become a part of, hehe :)

My name is mariprosa-a combination of the Spanish terms "mariposa" (butterfly) and "rosa" (rose)-so you could say it means "rosy butterfly". I'm soon to be 25 years old and a college student-always busy. I've watched anime for more than 10 years (give or take, because way back when I didn't even know Sailor Moon was anime-that was pretty much my gateway series aside from Cowboy Bebop). Since then, I've seen a lot of series-that being a gross understatement, but I think of anime as one of my active hobbies.

I love reading, creative writing, volunteering, playing sports (favorites are soccer, swimming and basketball), hanging out with friends and family, and I'm a bit of a calm, free-spirited person. I love meeting new people as well :) I'm from the United States, speak a few languages (Japanese is something I'm trying to learn on my own-and it's going okay, but not as much since I don't have a lot of time-but I get practice from watching anime too-so it's a plus)-Spanish, French, very little Portugese, and I know Latin and Greek to some extent. So you can say I'm very open-minded with everything I approach.

With anime-I'm a combination of being constructively critical and also consider it as something to freely enjoy. There are some series I have biases against (harem series, usually), while I have biases for others I really, really enjoy (slice of life), but I set those aside and will pretty much watch most things you put on my plate-just as long as its not too OTT.

Well, that's me in a nutshell.  I'm glad to be a part of A-P, even if I don't find myself on here as much as I would like. ^_^

General note for my reviews: anything above an 8 I'd classify to be a favorite and a definite recommendation to watch. Anything between 7-8 are definitely good series, but probably had one or two kinks to it. Series in the 6 range are decent watches, definitely worth watching once, but might be more oriented towards specific audiences. Series that are in the 5 range, I personally don't care for them, and had points to pick, but I wouldn't rule them out in the recommendation range because there were points that they may, or may not have done well. Some of the series in my 5 range I actually enjoyed on a base level, but not enough to really hit home with me, or I found it too trite/cliched.

Below 5...and I probably will review a few series that reached this point... little to no value for me, unfortunately. I hate saying that, because I don't really like to give too many series the boot, but some of the series I've watched, in the 10+ years I've watched anime, go beyond the series in this range.

Updated 7/12/2009

Pending reviews:

Banner of the Stars, Master Keaton

Reviews I want to do in the future:

Umineko no Naku Koro Ni

Life on anime

  • 51 Minutes
  • 9 Hours
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Weeks
  • 4 Months
  • 0 Years

Anime ratings

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424 total

Manga ratings

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Pharzy says...

zomg i luv your user name!! is so poetic <3+++

Oct 23, 2008
plasticheart says...

Hey! I love your top ten ! Honey andf Clover is amazing, its good to see someone who has seen it ^-^

Could you help me, since you do lots of reveiws? I have been wanting to start reviewing on this site for ages, but I can't work out where to send my reviews to and I cant find any email adresses on this site to help ;_;

Any tips?

Oct 23, 2008
sothis says...

A compelling and delightful read - thanks for the Antique Bakery review!

Oct 20, 2008
Oehr says...

hey there!

whats the name of the anime/manga/manhwa in your sig?

Oct 18, 2008
Sheex says...

Likewise for my apologies at a belated response.  Been swamped with school since, of course, two of my professors decided to post massive reading asignments concurrently and have them due on virtually the same date - both of which were announced on the first day of class. ><

Top it off with other midterms and such and it's just been plain busy.  I was mainly frustrated since I had to take a "writing assessment" exam and got back my results as "barely passable but definitely needs improvement."  Retaking the exam a week from tomorrow, but still...that totally crushed my writing spirit, not to mention I simply don't have room for additional courses over the next three years.  I decided to double emphasize my bachelor's degree (likely going to do graduate work and specialize then) for both transporation and structural engineering, leaving me with roughly 18 units a semester for the next 5 semesters.  Bah...I'm still annoyed even now. =/

Sorry to hear about the thesis and the job market, too; I've got close friends who are in exactly the same boat.  Hang in there! =)

...and back to reading Wedding of the Waters by Peter Bernstein.  It's a rather interesting account of the construction of the Erie Canal. Did you know George Washington was a fanatical canal nut? XD

Oct 17, 2008