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  • Boulder, CO
  • Joined Jan 1, 2007
  • 29 / 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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Shamsada says...

Hey Vivavruit! I'd like to ask you a question: In short, what is the best way for me to practise writing reviews? Right now, I'm not aiming to be a site reviewer. Although I'd love to write for the glorious site that Anime-Planet is, I have to face the facts. I'm way too young, and my English is compared to other site reviewers just subpar. Perhaps because I'm Dutch, so English isn't my first language, but I find that a weak excuse... Anyway, I love writing, and I've already been doing so for some time now. I'd like to know if you have anything useful for me to practise on, except for grammar/spelling since I know that I need to work on those, so that I may dream of applying to the title of "Site Reviewer" one day. Any kind of answer would be much appreciated! (:

Jun 16, 2011
valocis says...

I will watch Haibane Renme. Its actually on my want to watch list with about a million others. Thanks for the recomendation. Will will watch it after I finish the next half of Eyesheild 21.

Apr 26, 2011
Pantha says...

On Ghibli Viewing Order:  You must have despised Gedo Senki.  I haven't seen it myself, but I'm happily avoiding it.  Quick question, though:  Where's Whisper of the Heart?  I couldn't help but notice its glaring omission.

Apr 24, 2011
Raylord says...

 thanks for that explaination! Altough like the person before me i wssn't really expecting a reply. None the less thanks :)

Apr 12, 2011
Dace67 says...

I wasn't honestly expecting a response to my (mostly venting) comment so your response was a bit of a surprise. I'm glad you actually read and give feedback so I won't let it go to waste and give you a response:

Plagiarism: I wasn't talking about the overall plot but just the character comparison itself. The thing is, I've heard Haruhi and Yurripe compared to each other so much but don't see it beyond a superficial level. They are both short-haired leaders of an unrecognized school organization with a similar hair band decoration. They both have abrasive personalities but how they are abrasive, how they carry themselves, their motivation, their actions, and how they deal with other people are so different that I can't see it as Haruhi (the character) in a different plot.

As for the rest being plagiarized, I couldn't say since I haven't seen anything quite like it. Even so, I don't really care if it is a ripoff as long as it is enjoyable but that could just be me.

Pretentiousness: Honestly, it was just the last paragraph that was the real problem. If it was worded a bit differently, like "this has been done in various other shows but better," I think it would come off less like 'only noobs like this' and more 'people who have seen these other shows have already seen it done better.'

Ending: Well, more episodes would've given the chance for better pacing and reveal piece by piece instead of loooong talk. There could've been more hints dropped for the very end instead of coming out of left field like it did.

To be fair, I can see quite a few of your points and, while I disagree with your overall review, I think it is a mostly fair assessment and realize that it is just an opinion. It was really just the two top points irked me.

Apr 10, 2011