Ratings - I rate based on how much I enjoy a series, not necessarily if it's the best written plot or characters I've ever come across.
Also, high ratings don't necessarily equal my approval of characters & their actions. I'll rate a series highly if it was an enjoyable ride despite characters doing terrible things or making, what I think are, morally questionable decisions.
MANHWA / MANHUA / MANGA
I recognize that I sometimes end up rating series that are available to read for free (like on Webtoon or Bilibili) or with a subscription (like on Manta or INKR) slightly higher than I would if it were on a site where I have to pay or grind ads in order to read them. I think this is especially true for mid-tier series; I'll slog through an okay-ish series if it's free to me and I have the time, but when I'm having to pay for each chapter, I'm far more hesitant to start something that might be mediocre and much more willing to drop a series.
ANIME / DONGHUA / AENI
I grew up watching some anime, more often movies than tv series, but got more into it when dating and newly married. We haven't been watching much the last few years, but we're now getting back into anime.
Unlike the manga section, which is pretty comprehensive of everything I've read, I'll only be cataloguing anime I've watched from the summer of 2022 and forward.
Please feel free to give recommendations!