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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...

Yeah, been do darned busy I haven't been doing much of anything besides schoolwork -- my little free time is devoted elsewhere.  The semester is wrapping up, though, and hopefully the next shouldn't be as busy.  Already backlogged in the writing department, though, as my laptop's harddrive kicked the bucket and I lost 2 reviews I was working on but most importantly the latest 10 pages (10 of my pages -- single spaced size 10 font) of my novel...so bleh.  Regardless, great to see you around!By the way, did you decide to write reviews for AP?  Haven't seen you put any up as of yet.

Dec 11, 2007
xXYoruichiXx says...

I saw your signature in the forum and just wanted to tell you it's very pretty. :)

Dec 2, 2007
wolfangel87 says...

It was suggested to me to watch 12 kingdoms, I just have not yet because I am still watching Fushigi Yugi.  I am really enjoying it but i thought the caliber and feeling put into Ayashi no Ceres is not seen through in FY.  I also think that Miaka is overly whiny where Aya was whiny at times but still had a strong character to back her up.

Nov 26, 2007
wolfangel87 says...

How are you liking Myself; Yourself so far?  It was recommended to me but I don't know if I want to start watching it because it is still going on (I am impatient) 

 Yay!!!!  You like Ayashi no Ceres!!!  not many people like it

Nov 25, 2007
wolfangel87 says...

Rosy butterfly!  I LOVE it, that is so interesting how you came up with your name!

What are you studying in school?  I am also a college student and am currently studying history and classics! 

Nice to meet you!  I hope to be able to talk to you more, from your bio you sound very interesting! 

Nov 25, 2007