IRL, I spend a lot of time at the dojo. I have been teaching and training Taekwondo, Karate, and Arnis for almost 15 years.
I got into anime after a friend in uni watched Bleach episodes back to back. All day. I remember thinking, "What could possibly be so interesting that he would do that all day???" I read about Bleach and was like, "Hey, that sounds kind of cool..." and here I am today. (>_<)>
In not-real-life I do the whole cosplay, speak Japanese, J-rock, Kpop, Japanese fashion, blah blah blah thing.
I like people who critically examine what they watch. I like reading good books. I also like tea.
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I tend to rate things with stars based on a combination of how good I think they are critically AND how much I enjoyed them. In my reviews, I try to assign points a little more objectively.
Below 3 stars: Factor of how annoyed I was by the end of it.
3: Average story/characters, somewhat enjoyable.
3.5: Average story/characters, enjoyable-very enjoyable.
4: Above average, enjoyable.
4.5: Above average, hugely enjoyable.
5: Above and beyond average, hugely enjoyable, unusual/memorable, and well-done.