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mariprosa

about me

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

my life spent on anime

  • 18 Minutes
  • 10 Hours
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Week
  • 4 Months
  • 0 Years

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Location:

US, North Carolina

Member Since:

November 15, 2007

Last Visited:

October 9, 2010

User Stats:

29 / Female

14 recommendations

Anime Ratings

  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 4
  • 3.5
  • 3
  • 2.5
  • 2
  • 1.5
  • 1
  • 0.5

total anime ratings: 424

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Manga Ratings

  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 4
  • 3.5
  • 3
  • 2.5
  • 2
  • 1.5
  • 1
  • 0.5

total manga ratings: 29

comments

Sheex avatar Sheex

Konnichiwa!

Jan 29, 2008

Sheex is actually the best name for me; hell, I went to a friend's wedding last May and most of the people there knew/called me by Sheex. =P

I actually used Sheex on 'nfo for quite some time, but I ended up having Tammo/Charn wipe my reviews and I started a new account, thus needing a new name.  I think my old account number was in the 30xxx's...so that was quite some time ago.  Anyway, I've been going by it for...12 years now?  Maybe 13?  I've lost track; basically a few months after Secret of Mana came out, which was in '94.  If you were to pass me on the street and say "Hey Sheex!" I guarantee you'd turn my head lol.

Fuma avatar Fuma

Great Recommendations!

Jan 28, 2008

I gotta say, I'm really impressed with your list and some of your recs.

Sheex avatar Sheex

Konnichiwa!

Jan 28, 2008

Not sure what you're using to write your reviews, but I mentioned this in the forums and it seemed to help with Viva/Vivi's formatting problems.  This is for MS Word:

"Actually, when you're typing things out in word there's a way to fix this. Just to the left of your font selection box in your toolbar, you should see another menu that has a bunch of text options such as "normal, header 1, header 2, etc." Select "Normal (Web)" and it should transfer all your formatting over perfectly when posting into a web setting. I used to have the same problem when posting my reviews until I figured this out."

Also, you have to forgive the Rosepetals/Mariprosa thing.  You're still Rosepetals to me regardless of name, since I've been familiar with you on 'nfo for years and years. XD

sothis avatar sothis

Konnichiwa!

Jan 26, 2008

Yay for the new reviews! :D

One quick note - it looks like the source you are pasting from removes spaces before and after the - ... pointing it out only because I keep getting hung up on them. ^_^; I keep thinking it's a multi-word adjective, but it's actually meant as - a break between sentences. :)

Sheex avatar Sheex

Konnichiwa!

Jan 25, 2008

Posted my point(s) of contention forum side for your perusal.

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