Hello~ I'm Emily, I started watching anime when I was about 16 (already over 8 years ago!) and while a lot has changed in my life since then Anime has always stayed my main hobby. I've been using this website since near the start, it's part of what helped me get into the hobby in the first place, and I regularly update it as I watch things. I don't have any particular favorite genre, though if you look at my highly rated stuff I'm sure you could notice some trends haha
I read a good amount of manga too, though I don't keep my manga list here as updated because I read a lot of stuff in Japanese that isn't listed on here sadly <_<. With manga the genres I read are also a lot more limited, mostly I just read Yuri stuff (I'm a huge yuri fan, I even used to import magazines every month before I moved to Japan) but I also really like manga with heavy emotional themes that center around the human condition. Of course, I read other genres too, just not as much as with anime.
I don't really use the forums here much, but I like meeting people so if you happen to be reading this feel free to send me a message or follow me on twitter @emiluemi
My rating system:
3.5/5 is essentially my basic "Solidly good/recommended" rating (in whatever myriad of meanings that may carry) and other scores are steps either upwards or downwards from that. Since I generally at least try to watch anime I'll actually like (most of the time) it also ended up being my most common rating. I try to be critical about my ratings (as a hobby, not cause I have any reason to) but there are definitely titles that get adjusted a half star or two up or down due to personal feelings. Keep in mind also that I watched some of these shows like 9 years ago and so I probably ought to rewatch/rerate some of them.