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  • Joined May 17, 2010
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Hey there!  My name is Ryan but I usually go by Skip or Skippy :> Like everyone else here I'm a big fan of anime and I love video games.  I've been playing MMO's since I was a wee lad. Whether its watching anime, reading a book or playing a video game I'm always critiquing it my head, such as, "I wonder what made them go with this over that?". I'm very interested and invested in the world around me and there's nothing I love more than beautiful artwork in all of its shapes and sizes :D

My Reviews

"Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae." -Kurt Vonnegut

This is pretty much my motto when writing reviews.  I try not to let my reviews turn into rants and I certainly try not to build a superiority complex while writing.  Oddly enough I usually enjoy the "bad" anime anyways.  Sometimes I just like good old fashioned mindless fun.

Star Ratings

The ratings I give animes on my watched list may differ from the score on my reviews.  This is because I try to give credit where credit is due, even if I didn't personally enjoy it for some reason.  Sometimes I'll give a bad review to an anime that I enjoyed.  Numbers are just technicalities.  The tone of my reviews generally reflect how I truly feel about them.  Read my review before getting snippy on my score :)

★☆☆☆☆: Torture

★★☆☆☆: Bad

★★★☆☆: Average

★★★★☆: Great

★★★★★: Incredible!

Your Criticism

I want my name to be equated with high quality and helpful reviews.  I encourage comments on my reviews.  I put a lot of time and thought into what I write so naturally I'd like to know your thoughts!  And feel free to critique! Seriously, if you ever read anything I write and it comes off like a ten year-old wrote it, let me know.  Even minor things that can improve flow and consistency are welcome.  Oh, and by the way, I love debates.  If you disagree with one of my reviews or opinions, send me a message explaining why.  I'll take it as an early "Thank You," before I totally turn over your world. >:]

1. truthiness (noun)

1 : "truth that comes from the gut, not books" (Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," October 2005)

2 : "the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true" (American Dialect Society, January 2006)

Life on anime

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  • 8 Hours
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Anime ratings

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Life on manga

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Manga ratings

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kuzronk Oct 5, 2015

It's based on a "true story" though. I know Veggietales/superbook would be better learning tools but I see nothing wrong with showing the short to older kids.

kuzronk Oct 2, 2015

What's so bad with showing My Last Day to kids? Jesus died for people's sins.

Sianeka Jun 27, 2014

Hello!  sothis is redesigning the anime-planet site, and plans to roll out an awesome new site design in July, we believe. The blog feature is not part of the new design, and it is going away.  More information about this here:  Announcement: the blog feature is being deprecated topic link.  (Be sure to check out the new site design when it goes live!)

This blog page is going away, and will be gone when the site redesign goes live. Your blog here will be removed from the site.

So, if want to keep the information posted in your blog, you will need to copy this information someplace else on the site. If you have any questions how or where to do this, please feel free to get back to me, and I will try to assist.

Sianeka Mar 11, 2014

I found that little guide useful, so I kept it as a personal reference. Prolly not exactly what you were seeking, but I'm glad to share when it may also prove useful to someone else! *smile*

Sianeka Mar 11, 2014

I saw the question comment you posed to sothis on her profile page and thought I'd post some review analysis guidelines I found on this site that I find helpful. I hope they may also be of use for you.

ART SECTION: Analysis: General Artwork, Character Figures, Backgrounds, Animation, Visual Effects

SOUND SECTION: Analysis: Voice Acting, Music Themes, Sound Effects

STORY SECTION: Analysis: Premise, Pacing, Complexity, Plausibility, Conclusion

CHARACTER SECTION: Analysis: Presence, Personality, Backdrop, Development, Catharsis

VALUE SECTION: Analysis: Historical Value, Rewatchability, Memorability

ENJOYMENT SECTION: Analysis: Art, Sound, Story, Characters