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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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  • 3
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  • 2
  • 1.5
  • 1
  • 0.5

424 total

Manga ratings

  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 4
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  • 3
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29 total

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sothis says...

Yay for more reviews! ^_^

You might want to run them through a spellchecker though before posting, Kurenai has a blazing typo posted on the reviews homepage  XD ("plesant")

Jan 7, 2009
Sheex says...

Well, life has its ups and downs as usual, but I really can't complain. :)

Had our first family reunion on my dad's side of the family in 16 years this Christmas, so it was a lot of fun getting together with all the relatives at once. My uncle managed to dig up a few boxes of slides from my grandparents' "pile of junk" and convert them all to digital format, so we got to see a lot of family history going back some 30-60 years. It was really a lot of fun and I managed to get a copy of all that stuff myself, so I've got something to hold on to. The same thing happened with my mom's side of the family, coincidently enough, as both my grandparents and great aunt passed away within the past few years and left behind similar archives. It's fun teasing your mom about all her photos of when she was your age. :P

But, other than that, I've spent the entire time after Christmas sick. Today was really the first day back to normal, and it felt good to get out of the apartment after a week of moping (even if the day itself ended up sucking and revealed the need to spend a hefty chunk of change in the near future.)

But anyway, enough of me; how about you? We have some catching up to do! :) 

Jan 6, 2009
Sheex says...

Why hello there! :)

Jan 4, 2009
VivisQueen says...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Thanks for the good wishes. I have a great feeling about 2009. :)

Jan 1, 2009
VivisQueen says...

Merry Christmas, Mariprosa!!! Have a really great one and hope your studies have gone wonderfully. :)

Dec 24, 2008