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  • Boulder, CO
  • Joined Jan 1, 2007
  • 31 / 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.

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JumpMaster13 says...

I've also been trying to get everyone I know to watch Pan's Labyrinth -- that's the best movie I've seen in quite some time.

Sep 21, 2007
JumpMaster13 says...

I was once a physics major myself, but after 2 1/2 years in the program I'd had enough of that. ;)

I've watched (and enjoyed) all of your foreign film favorites except City of God (I'll have to look for it). I thought Millions was absolutely charming -- it's a pity more people haven't seen it.

Have you ever seen The City of Lost Children? It's a must see -- one of my favorite foreign films of all time. 

Sep 21, 2007
JumpMaster13 says...

Thanks! I'm just getting my feet wet here, but I plan on writing a good deal more.

You obviously speak as one who knows (about being well read); I just popped over and read several of your reviews (Haibane Renmei, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Gunslinger Girl, Earthgirl Arjuna) and they are intellient and insightful. I particualrly enjoyed the Arjuna review. What could have been a fairly interesting show gets so weighed down by its own didacticism that it ceases to be a story at all and is simply a screed about man's relationship with nature. :P 

Sep 21, 2007
VivisQueen says...

Right, joined Also reduced X rating to 4. After some deliberation in the shower this morning, I agree 5 is a tad generous.

Sep 18, 2007
VivisQueen says...

Hello there. And thanks for looking at my other reviews! Haven't had a chance to check out any AMV websites yet. My week's been ridiculous, and right now I'm having trouble seeing past my blurry contacts, it's 3am, and I just fell asleep through the last of 9 Claymore episodes I've been watching consecutively (yes, I'm boasting). Anyway, the X score, is it really that generous? Looking at my sketchy personal scale: 5 - BAD, 4 - VERY BAD: many major problems. The latter is also applicable, I guess. I believe a 5 is fine because the movie landed just on the wrong side of passable (which is a 6 for me). It had all the elements there to keep it coherent, and the animation raises its rating slightly too, but it just could not produce anything for anybody who is not a 14-year old newbie. Occasionally, it even manages to be amusingly bad, so it isn't quite a 4.

Sep 17, 2007