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Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
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Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
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Baccano!
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Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
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Romeo x Juliet
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Favorite Manga
Onanie Master Kurosawa
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Mirai Nikki
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Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
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Kanata Kara
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Snow in the Dark
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Favorite Characters
Damaramu
Damaramu
Kamina
Kamina
Lelouch
Lamperouge, Lelouch
Holo
Holo
Lafiel
Abriel, Lafiel
Keima
Katsuragi, Keima
Kraft
Lawrence, Kraft
Sayaka
Miki, Sayaka
Rintarou
Okabe, Rintarou
Hachiman
Hikigaya, Hachiman

Favorite People
Weaver, Brett
Weaver, Brett
Patton, Chris
Patton, Chris
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Wakamoto, Norio
Wakamoto, Norio
Wahlgren, Kari
Wahlgren, Kari


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ZetaAspect's Details
02-27-14, 10:56 PM
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1988
Pacific Northwest, USA
www.acidplanet.com/ze...
March 26, 2009
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Anime Stats

Time (Days) 122.0
 
Watching 8
 
Completed 256
 
On Hold 111
 
Dropped 56
 
Plan to Watch 248
 
Total Entries 679
 

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Manga Stats

Time (Days) 12.7
 
Reading 25
 
Completed 24
 
On Hold 14
 
Dropped 9
 
Plan to Read 14
 
Total Entries 86
 

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About ZetaAspect
Hey there, fellow internet denizens. I go by Zeta Aspect online (and sometimes by other names too), and got myself first involved online in the DDR community, then in the ACIDplanet community. I pretty much disappeared from the internet a few years ago.

I usually say I started watching anime back when Toonami first aired, but that's an untruth. I saw Samurai Pizza Cats and DBZ on other networks prior, but Robotech, DBZ, and Sailor Moon were the big firsts. I was into the Pokemon anime for a while, but my heart was captured by Digimon Adventure 01, still one of my favorite series around, if only because of nostalgia. In any case, I just kept watching and watching - Big O, Outlaw Star, et cetera - until I started borrowing VHS tapes and DVDs from more anime-devoted friends and acquaintances in 2002 or so, through which I was introduced to the splendid Trigun and the hilarious Excel Saga animes (mind you, I had only seen the first 5 episodes of the latter until many years later). Trigun led me to Adult Swim, where I saw such classics as Cowboy Bebop, FLCL, and Fullmetal Alchemist. My anime fire ignited, I turned to the internet to download such wonders as Martian Successor Nadesico and Elfen Lied (the latter gets worse every time I watch it), and I turned to Netflix for some amazing stuff, like RahXephon, which was my favorite for a few years (probably until I saw Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann in 2008). Note that I had seen Neon Genesis Evangelion prior to RahXephon; so, yes, I am one of THOSE people. (I am prepared to discuss my opinion, should the need arise.) Hate me on principle if you will. (I guess since it's been so many years, you might need some context to appreciate that. You see, back in MY day, the EVA vs. RahX debate was serious business. Wow, I'm old.)

Since graduating high-school and attending college, I founded a small anime club. It was about this time that I generally switched to subtitled anime, believing that a good portion of those who might be interested in this club would fall on the sub side of the dub/sub war. Through this club I have been sharing the best of what I've seen, and I've also been shown others' favorites. It is in this way that I was introduced to Vision of Escaflowne, Death Note, and even Code Geass. I've even managed to convert to anime fandom someone who was convinced that anime sucked. Perhaps that is my greatest triumph as an anime fan. Or maybe that honor should go to Code Geass. In any case, I am always on the lookout for strong series that I feel would be good to show to others. Perhaps it is this perceived accountability to others that keeps me critical of all the bad things in anime, and allows me to better recognize when a show transcends its own faults and limitations.

Regarding anime preferences, I like high-fantasy, but the genre honestly seems to be cursed, so I generally stick to mecha and romance. You know, because giant robots are cool, and love is too. Come to think of it, I gravitate towards anime for the things I don't have in real life. Giant robots and magical powers, for instance. And girls with disgustingly huge breasts, apparently. In any case, this could make for a fine self-analytical essay. Some other time.

I try to [cough]keep it real[/cough] with my rating system, knowing that all things should statistically tend towards the average (5.5). That said, I tend to watch (and finish, thereby justifying a rating) series that are more likely to appeal to me. As such, I'm fine with my average rating being a higher-than-average 6.0-6.5. After all, if I'm not afraid to hand out a four, my tens mean all that much more.[/rhyme] It also helps that I am a natural critic (or perhaps I am just both pessimistic and outspoken; who knows?).




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Camacat | 02-05-14, 2:05 PM
lol isn't that the one where the less clothing you wear the more powerful you become? Or am I mistaken?

NTAD | 06-06-13, 10:35 PM
Well, in fairness, Ghaleon joins you as well, but the twisted nature of his plot behind all of that is what obviously made him much more sinister. Plus he had hot bitches following him. Can't go wrong with a bad guy who's got hot bitches. I really just wanted to rile up the Magus fanboys. And it worked...flawlessly.

GLHF with Slayers.

NTAD | 06-05-13, 4:42 PM
I never really liked Kefka that much. I mean, I appreciate him for what he brought to the table in terms of villainy, but personality-wise he didn't really set in with me. I started a nasty debate on GameFAQs about 10 years ago with the topic of Ghaleon vs. Magus, though. Man...did that get ugly.

On the topic of forum avatars, I think it's a fun to discuss them and what makes people pick the ones they do. I actually told a dude here he was okay with me JUST because he used a Tylor avatar from Musekinin Kanchou Tylor. I think it's always nice when people acknowledge stuff like that.

And yes, you should watch Slayers. I am telling you to do so and that is reason enough. You can only really appreciate it or not appreciate it if you've seen it all the way through.

NTAD | 05-29-13, 5:41 PM
It's only in there twice? I meant to have it there 4 times...

Yeah, Ghaleon is probably my favorite game villain. I usually always use him as my forum avatar no matter which forum I'm on for like the last 10 years. Occasionally I'll use these...

or or

Depends on my mood I guess? But Ghaleon is solid. You're the first person to comment on it by the way. Thanks for noticing.

Camacat | 10-18-12, 11:27 AM
It's not my choice! ._. My club has questionable tastes sometimes. Although I guess I'm not...completely hating it? At least not yet. It's still not very good though, lol. I am only three episodes in (and I missed the first one, which according to a friends description sounded horribly awkward).

And dude, Mawaru Pendguindrum is a lot of things, but quirky feels a liiiiiiiitle light xD. I'm still enjoying it though! Can't wait to see how they end it.

DrGonzo37 | 12-19-11, 3:15 PM

Dhuaine | 10-23-11, 11:42 AM
Ugh, sorry for the VERY late reply. I had a major commotion in real life and... yeah.

Yep, that Kamisama Dolls #7 thread was a mess. I loved how ambiguous that episode was, open for interpretation. Too bad everyone there was treating it like their own personal crusade against other points of view. :/

Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate that :) I'm glad at least one person agrees with me. ^^

Archaeon | 10-18-11, 5:24 PM
While I agree with you that too much explanation can kill a story, a half-arsed one can often be worse.

Kyuubey's usage of entropy was something that needed justifying within the framework of the story as, like you said, it came out of left field. The issue is that everything in Madoka is based on that one central fact, and because of that it needs to be explained in a manner that fits with the narrative.

The thing that annoys me is the fact that the writers introduced the concept but then did nothing with it as they fell back on the "it's magic so it doesn't need explaining" ideaology, and that's borne out by the time travel, the rationale for how powerful Madoka is, and the reason why only girls of a certain age can become Puella Magi (which is actually pretty sexist now that I think about it).

The usage of many worlds actually has some basis in scientific logic, but the implementation of it opens up a huge can of worms as, according to the theory, there are worlds where Madoka never becomes a Puella Magi, worlds where she never exists in the first place, worlds where Kyuubey doesn't exist, etc. It's the omission of these that stands out, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. The rationale for Madoka's power doesn't work unless the story relies solely on magical realism as there's no logical explanation given for the transferrence of power from the alternate versions of herself.

The truth is, I would have been far happier if they'd provided some psuedo-scientific reason for that rather than no explanation at all. Using real world science doesn't automatically mean one has to stick to real world rules. That only really applies in the absence of any further expansion on the base concept, and that's the reason why I was far happier with the explanations in Steins;Gate than I was with Madoka. S;G had plenty of hokum mixed in with real world physics, but it applied those concepts in a manner that worked with the story. Madoka could have done the same, and in all honesty all it needs are a few sentences here and there to convince the viewer that real world rules don't apply.

Which brings us to Homura.

While there are alternate version of Madoka, Homura is a singular existence in space-time. She's the pinch in the hourglass, and like Madoka, she only makes her wish once. The thing is, absorbing the power of multiple versions of yourself will never equate to being a nexus in space-time (i.e. there's only one of you in the multiverse), no matter how much power you garner from negative emotions. The irony is that while Madoka experiences some pain and grief, nobody actually knows how many times Homura has tried to save Madoka and failed, and that's a pretty big hole right there. If we ignore all of the "science" and focus only on the power of negative emotions, who then is more powerful?

Anyway, I still gave it an 8 because it was a bold effort at turning the mahou shoujo genre into something more than sugary sweet entertainment for little girls who still like pink.

As for Code Geass, contrary to what you think, Lelouch isn't actually trusting at all. He's cold, calculating, and the only people he actually does trust are his friend and his sister. Idealism isn't his motivation either. It's revenge against Brittania for the murder of his mother and the psychological damage done to his sister.

Yes, he's a little naive when dealing with people on a personal level, but I'm not talking about those occasions. My point is that when he assumes the mantle of Zero he's supposed to be a master strategist and expert general, but what kind of tactician doesn't have multiple back up plans already in place - just in case? There are far too many occasions where he only has one plan that relies on the usage of his geass in order to succeed, and while there's nothing wrong with that, there's never anyything to fall back on in case things don't go the way he wants them to.

Now one could attribute this to his arrogance, but even the most self centred general learns after the first time they get caught by surprise.

As for C.C., he doesn't trust her as far as he could throw her for the majority of the series, yet he never once asks about his geass going out of control.

The problem with shows like CG and Madoka is that people like them so much that they begin to view them through rose tinted lenses. Lelouch isn't really naive and trusting, but for some reason people seem to think that he is when there's no basis for that perception in the story. Yes, he gets betrayed, but if he was any kind of general he would have expected someone to betray him at some point and would have put as many contigencies in place to counter as many of the possible outcomes as he could - and that includes the "unlikely" scenarios of being betrayed by his best friend or his sister.

For a character like Lelouch, not thinking about things like betrayal, back up plans, contingencies, etc, is so far out of character that it kills the suspension of disbelief.

As much as I hate to say it (because I don't like singing his praises), Yagami Light is actually a better strategist and tactician than Lelouch. The writers of CG could have made a much better character if they'd actually read The Art Of War, or any other treatise on being a general or tactician.



Archaeon | 10-17-11, 5:28 PM
There's nothing needless about it. Madoka made the mistake of trying to support what was going on using science without actually supporting the explanations in any way. I could have accepted the whole premise if they'd gone with the whole "it's magic so it doesn't need an explanation" angle, but when you use real world facts and theories in fiction you have to be able to justify their inclusion as part of the story.

Madoka didn't do that.

As for Code Geass, for someone who's supposed to be a chess master, tactician and superior strategist, Lelouch gets surprised by an awful lot of things. That and it's difficult to believe that someone as distrusting as he is didn't ask about the possibility of his power going out of control, or the downsides to using a geass.

There's more, but that's one of the bigger flaws.

Riptos | 10-16-11, 3:17 AM
Yeah I looked into the game after I finished the series and I have to admit, I really want to get a PS3 so I can play it.

Don't think I'd be able to bear losing some of the characters I really like in the anime in the game though because apparently if they die in the game that's it, they are gone lol.

Riptos | 10-13-11, 7:05 AM
Hey Zeta I just noticed you have Valkyria Chronicles on hold.

I highly recommend you pick it back up...it gets better...alot better!! =D

NoHeart | 10-11-11, 10:08 PM
XD

yeah!

Lol

NoHeart | 10-11-11, 6:21 PM
no problem, hahaha XD

nice to meet you, btw.

NoHeart | 10-10-11, 7:52 PM

rodac | 09-22-11, 4:37 PM
True, true. I just took a cursory look at the data so there is still an anomaly in the relatively high compatibility. The difference in rating may not matter as much, since rating is ordinal data (no fixed scale so the series you give a seven to consistently, I might give an eight or a nine to--you are definitely a tougher marker but I don't watch series that I grade less than a five). If I were to run an analysis I'd probably use a non-parametric measure like Kruskal-Wallis, or Mann-Whitney--but no one is paying me to do so and I never have to do a dissertation again.

Of course it just might be a bug.

And you really haven't watched Clannad or Ano Hana?

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