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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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Sheex says...

Another harem I shall avoid like the plague...all thanks to the Rosepetals. =)

Jan 17, 2008
Sheex says...

Working on two, actually.

The first is a medieval fantasy novel which, when is all said and done, will likely be a trilogy of about 3 600ish page books, so it's a huge project that will take many years to complete (if I ever do.)

The second is a set of short stories set in a related world (ala Kino no Tabi) and will be probably be around 200-250 pages when all's said and done, so it's a more practical short term publishing goal.

I've been on and off writing the former for about 4 years now, but my most recent revision is going to be my last, as I'm finally satisfied with my creative writing skills when it comes to conveying my thoughts.  The latter I started about 2 weeks ago, actually, so it's still in its infant stages; I've written the prologue and about 3/4 of the first story.  You should pick yours back up too once you finish your grad work. =)

Jan 15, 2008
Sheex says...

Hooray for more Rosepetals reviews!  Pretear had mildly caught my interest, but now I'm not so sure if I want to give it a go after reading your review.  It sounds a bit too generic for my tastes, and genericism has become somewhat of a turnoff over the years.

Oh, and a question - why do you compact two words together when using hyphens to break apart a sentence?  I've noticed that in a few of your recent reviews and it looks somewhat awkward, as a hyphen between two words (such as "one hundred twenty-two dollars") is quite different versus a hyphen that separates parts of a sentence (such as "...and nothing is as precious as your life - never forget that.")

And not that it matters, but that second example happens to be an outtake from one of the novels I'm working on in case you were wondering. =P 

Jan 15, 2008
VivisQueen says...

Very intelligent review, highly in-depth without rambling, and excellent use of language. Baccano was on my 'want to watch' list already, but now I feel encouraged to get hold of it as soon as I can. Looking forward to more of your reviews.

Jan 13, 2008
Jcstryfe says...

is ur avatar a character from soul caliber?

Jan 11, 2008