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vivafruit

  • Boulder, CO
  • Joined Jan 1, 2007
  • 30 / M

Hello, welcome to my profile! The picture is of me settling a bet over whether a completely untrained and out-of-shape dude could roundhouse kick a cup that was higher than his head. Don't I look awesome?

I'm a recently graduated physics/math major who writes anime reviews for some reason. As I finished up my physics major, I realized that I just wasn't interested in pursuing the field as a career, so instead I kicked some ass at my GRE's and got an assistantship to study at the department of statistics at Colorado State University. Why statistics? Well, WHY NOT?

Besides anime, my main interests are writing, strategic gaming (poker, magic: the gathering, go, chess, etc), and internet piracy.

As far as my reviews/star ratings go: In general, a 6 (***) is watchable, a 7 (***1/2) is good and an 8 (****) is a must-see.

Life on anime

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sothis says...

hi viva, a bunch of people have been waiting for a response about the site reviewer drive for some time now, none of the site reviewers know if it's being handled or not anymore. are you not on board anymore to monitor/respond to it? if so, let me know (or better yet, chime in in the threads in the forum!) so we can figure out an alternative. thanks!

Feb 7, 2010
Wolf570 says...

This "Konnichiwa!" stuff is gay.

Thanks for the LOGH review, you saved me from doing this myself.

Jan 24, 2010
freyachan says...

Thanks for the tip of watching Mind Game..never regretted a single minute!

Jan 22, 2010
Zimary says...

Hey, just wanted to say I thought your Koi Kaze review was great. You described it perfectly without giving anything away.

Also, I was wondering if you had any tips for someone who wants to write reviews. I’ve definitely seen enough anime series, and I’m bored waiting for others to come out, so I wanted to do something in between.

Jan 9, 2010
Agroftw says...

"You're confusing plot summary with a review. If you actually read my other reviews, you'll notice that I seldom go into the details of exactly what is happening". 

I think your confusing writing a review with blogging. There is certain criteria that goes into writing a review my friend. And I have read your other reviews and it seems that really your just some dude on the internet who gives animes he personally likes good ratings and animes he personally dislikes bad ratings. Thats not shocking as its commonplace on the internet, but that doesnt mean that what you write can be considered a review of a series. Not to mention your points lack...well everything:

"A. This retreads other Macross series before it." So does Gundam, but it doesnt make the newest Gundam series Gundam 00 any worse or any better of an anime. Actually lots of anime are retreads of other animes so if your gonna use that then you better try harder cause thats not much a point.

"B. It has too many plot lines." Debatable, at best. Not to mention totally subjective, especially in the way you presented it. Had you given examples, or actually named a couple of plot points to support this, then perhaps the person reading your review could have a better understanding of what your talking about.

"C. None of these plot lines tie together well." Once again, without explaining the plot, something you generally dont do, you cant really make this point. You cant have the cookie and eat it to. You cant sit there and talk about how fail the plot was if you dont ever talk about the actual plot. It doesnt work that way. It doesnt lend you any kind of credibility on the subject matter.

"E. Rather than tie things together, the ending is just an orgy of mecha battle." Ill skip ahead but an anime having a weak ending is commonplace. Even your great GTO ran out of gas as it drew near its end and delivered a clunker for an ending. Making this point is like saying children are small. Even with all that, its still debatable. Macross Frontier did tie things together, the two ppl below my inital response agreed that it tied things together. Better then in GTO, better then in most animes. 

"I write a bunch of reviews, and you pick out this one to be horrible and poorly written? Whatever, fanboy." You seem to think your someone of great importance. I was looking up MF for my own curiosity and happened upon your review. I dont care that it was you that wrote it, hell if you want I can go ahead and point out the flaws of each and everyone of your reviews if you want to. I already read two of them, and so far all of them are as poorly written and ooze of words that belong on a blog site and not on a review.

Heres the thing, coming across a badly written "review" and speaking out against it doesnt make someone a fan boy. Esp since I havent defended it or said its the greatest anime ever made. In fact, the biggest irony here seems to be you. The way you gush over the animes you really like, even going far as to say GTO changed your life, makes me come to the realization that...your a bigger fanboy then I could ever dream to be.

Nov 27, 2009