Hey what's up! I'm like just about everyone around here in that I love anime, but I have interests in many other areas. (mostly reading, writing and gaming) My dream would to one day become a famous and respected writer, preferably to do novelizations, scriptwriting, critical reviews, and/or original stories of many famous manga/video games working full time. I feel the stories of many famous manga/anime/cartoons/comics/games are over-looked simply because there are stigmas against their mediums of origin. I hope to change that notion by creating great stories that can appeal to any audience.
Inspirations for my writing: Gaming
- Eric Nylund & Joseph Staten (The two creative minds behind the Halo series from Bungie Era 2001 to 2010)
- Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley (Co-directors, Lead Designers of The Last of Us and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End)
- Kevin Levine (Creator, Director of System Shock and Bioshock series)
- Marc Laidlaw, Erik Wolpaw, & Chet Failszek (Half Life & Portal series lead writers)
Inspirations for my writing: Anime and Related Material
- Shinichiro Wantanabe (Director of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo)
- Akiyuki Shinbo & Yukihiro Miyamoto (Creative Director and Series Director of Madoka Magica)
- Tetsuro Araki (Director/Episode Director of Gungrave, Black Lagoon, Death Note, and Attack on Titan)
- Seiji Kishi (Director of Angel Beats!, Assassination Classroom, Yuki Yuna is a Hero)
Inspirations for my writing: Film
- Christopher Nolan (Director of Interstellar and The Dark Knight trilogy)
- Alex Garland (Scriptwriter/Director for 28 Days Later, The Beach, and Dredd)
- Martin Scorsese (Director of Goodfellas, The Departed, and Wolf of Wall Street)
- Michael Mann (Director of Heat, Public Enemies)
- Quentin Tarantino (Director of Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill)
Inspirations for my writing: Fantasy & Fiction
- Brandon Sanderson (Author of Mistborn)
- Roger Zelazny (Author of The Chronicles of Amber)
- George R.R. Martin (Writer, Producer for A Song of Ice and Fire).
- Jack Vance (Author of Tales of a Dying Earth)
- Ursula K. Le Guin (Author of The Earthsea Cycle)
- Terry Goodkind (Author of Sword of Truth)
Inspirations for my writing: Critics
- Michael Burns "Protonstorm" & and Alex Cook "Grex" of The AniTay
- Richard Eisenbeis of Kotaku
- Roger Ebert of The Chicago Tribune
- Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw of The Escapist
- Demolition D ("DouchebagChocolat") of Youtube
- Colin Cowherd (The Herd)
I hope to be amongst the heavy-hitters of the creative pantheon of the world someday.
A note about my profile: The primary purpose of this profile is to capture my emotional experiences with the anime I watch, as to preserve the pristine raw experience that comes along with watching an anime series. This allows me to revisit my thoughts/feelings about a series without having to rewatch it, which is handy as a university student with limited time. My reviews are meant to be long, arduous, and an in-depth look with my experience relating to an anime and is more a diary than anything...to help myself come to terms with these unique experiences in this somwhat odd medium. And then move on. Not necessarily to advertise a series, or be an objective analysis to "win" over viewers. This profile mostly came about as a result of the "P.A.D.S." [Post-Anime Depression Syndrome; its a thing] As for scoring: the main metric I go by is comparative scoring. So a series will be rated based off how much I enjoyed it compared to other anime. Unlike some of my contemporaries on this site and elsewhere, I don't view a series looking for flaws. In an optimal world, I'd rate everything I watch a 10. (Which, I know is somewhat conflicting with how I score. Just bear with me.) How this profile ultimately will end up, and how I generally limit myself from over-scoring, is that anything I rank above a 9 score will ultimately be my top ten list. Currently, I only have three anime that I've ranked above a 9 on Anime Planet. These are...
- Steins;Gate (10/10)
- Madoka Magica Film Trilogy (9.5/10)
- Mawaru Penguindrum (9/10)
I'm open to any and all fellow enthusiasts. I only started writing reviews in the last few years. As a general rule: I only write reviews for shows that I've just finished. There are a number of other anime that I would have in my "top ten" and/or a 9+ score (Including titles like Mushi Shi, Cowboy Bebop, and Yu Yu Hakusho) that I refuse to list or review until I've had a chance to thoroughly rewatch them; preferrably in a binged fashion. I also try to commit myself to writing a review before deciding to take a chance on an anime series- which hopefully will create a more "even" profile where I don't just have universally positive reviews. In any case, thank you for stopping by. Feel free to drop a comment on my profiles or reviews and I'll try my best to respond!