MyAnimeList.net

donavannj's Anime List | donavannj's Manga List
donavannj's Profile

donavannj's Details
9 hours ago
Not specified
October 22, 1990
Mini Soda
July 22, 2009
Member
14,300
2,341
1,124
124 (Find All)
Last List Updates
Itsudatte My Santa! add
Plan to Watch
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon add
Watching at 5 of 46
Ao no Exorcist add
Watching at 22 of 25

Anime Stats

Time (Days) 53.1
 
Watching 24
 
Completed 132
 
On Hold 14
 
Dropped 2
 
Plan to Watch 330
 
Total Entries 502
 

Anime compatibility with donavannj is:
Unknown :(
 %

donavannj's Random Anime

Manga Stats

Time (Days) 15.3
 
Reading 25
 
Completed 35
 
On Hold 37
 
Dropped 2
 
Plan to Read 146
 
Total Entries 245
 

Manga compatibility with donavannj is:
Unknown :(
 %

donavannj's Random Manga

About donavannj
I'm a person who sometimes watches anime and reads manga.



Favorites that don't fit in the lists:


Anime:

Chobits
Genshiken
Kanon (2006)
Kokoro Connect
Mahou Sensei Negima! Mou Hitotsu no Sekai



Manga:

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon/Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
Genshiken
Chobits
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica/Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Pokemon Special/Adventures

Favorites may not necessarily always have the highest scores since I can see the flaws in many of them. Shows that are thoroughly enjoyable I might still see as being poorly executed or having squandered potential. Same goes for manga series.


View donavannj's BlogLast Blog Entries
No blog entries found
donavannj's Comments
Displaying 15 of 1088 Comments
PseudoJord | 07-12-14, 8:55 PM
Ah. I wanted to visit Nashville but never got the opportunity. I don't see myself going any time soon though. Heck, I need to visit Niagara one of these days. I've been here half a decade for goodness' sakes.

PseudoJord | 07-06-14, 5:43 AM
Hahaha, I lived in Tennessee for three months in Knoxville. Was a nice place, though not always very well taken care of. Southern Ontario/Texas was nicer...but then again, 3 months is not enough time to get used to a place for me to call home.

PseudoJord | 06-30-14, 7:34 PM
Ohhh. Well Austin is a very nice city I heard. I'm sure you're well aware of how liberal and accepting it is in sharp contrast to its neighboring region. But as a real American, you'd have no problems regardless.

PseudoJord | 06-28-14, 4:35 PM
I typically deal the pain, but sometimes pain is also nice.

At least it's not in pure science and has some applications. You just need to live in SoCal and not MidWest.

PseudoJord | 06-28-14, 6:54 AM
If you're a masochist like me, then pain and pleasure have blurred distinctions

Which is what I try to do as often as possible, but unfortunately the jobs all target graduate students only. Nothing you can do nowadays with a BSc, especially in Bio.

PseudoJord | 06-27-14, 4:58 AM
Hahaha, I'll probably have to press myself to spend money. The pain ain't cheap.

Unfortunately all the connections I have is in academia. Ain't no jabs for that.

PseudoJord | 06-25-14, 8:10 PM
I've yet to go to a single con - managed to miss out on Anime North all 3 years of college so far, although I might attend Fan Expo (key word: might, job might hold me back though). But yeah, connections. Knowing the right people at the right time is underrated as an advantage, bleh.

PseudoJord | 06-24-14, 10:10 PM
Stupid job market, amirite? But then even up here people are complaining about the lack of opportunities. Very sad. Anything else new?

PseudoJord | 06-22-14, 9:24 AM
That's a good thing, DonDon. Animu is for nerds :V

I've been pretty swell! Hope you're doing well too. How was the job search? I think the last time we talked about this was half a year ago haha.

IshokuOsero | 06-05-14, 4:13 PM
I generally bring board games and card games to conventions to pass the time. Cards Against Humanity is always a winner, and so are things like Carcassonne. Video games usually have a player cap, but board games can be as many as you want as long as you have enough expansions.

People were buzzed even in the mornings and afternoons at ACen this year. I was seeing people puking in the main bathrooms off the dealer's hall even mid-day. A LOT of kids and young 20's people go for the raves and to party, instead of going for the anime stuff. It's really sad.

Yeah, it's not really a HUGE building, but half of it is a grocery store, and the other half has a Kinokuniya bookstore, a food court with five restaurant places and a dessert place, a bakery that bakes breads and stuff fresh every day, and a couple other mini stores and video rental places. It's pretty nifty!

Yeah, we have traffic cams and stuff, so you just have to be careful when you're driving. There aren't really too many up in the Rosemont area though, which is where the convention is. And the highways don't have any.

Like I said, definitely not a convention person. I couldn't see myself traveling to another convention unless it's for AX, which is a special case.

Figure collecting and stuff is still a fun thing though. I've met a lot of cool people through it and I've had a lot of really awesome opportunities because I've ended up meeting the right people (like working the GSC booth), and it's really rewarding in a way even though I've spent so much on collecting. =P There are a LOT of really awesome people that collect and I wouldn't have been able to get to know them any other way so I'm really glad this is my big hobby. I definitely can understand wanting to fly under the radar though, I do with everything other than the figure stuff. There are some things I'm into that I'd rather not have a lot of people find out about because of the way the fanbase acts, too. (Like being a Kamen Rider fan... they're either not fond towards the girl fans or they're way too um... -into- the girl fans, moreso than I've ever seen with figure collecting or anime or even shit like Warhammer 40k. I'm making a Kamen Rider outfit right now, but it's going to be a full armored up outfit instead of just a normal pre-transformation character because I don't want it to be obvious I'm female in an outfit).

I don't watch dubbed shows and don't have friends that watch dubbed shows either, so I don't really have that whole thing. Most of my friends and I have Crunchyroll accounts and all that sort of thing, so we're still supporting in some ways. But by the time the shows come out here, we're long done with it. I could probably see myself buying specific live actions, but those don't come out here and they're even more expensive than anime is over there so blah. I do have an asston of manga though, and I'm always buying more. But then, I work at a bookstore so I get a pretty good discount on it. When I'm always passing by new stuff it's hard not to turn around and be like 'oh, I'm on lunch/on my fifteen/ just clocked out, may as well'.

IshokuOsero | 06-04-14, 9:29 PM
Yeah, I definitely found out that it's a world apart this year haha. I had my figure panel last year and that was it, but even that wasn't as much fun because I didn't have Frances with me like I did this year. Finally getting to meet my friend (she lives in Cali) and being able to hang with her all weekend between the booth and the panel was pretty awesome.

I never really have gone to many panels, even before I had the other stuff to do. I remember one year I got dragged around by an ex of mine to a few panels and the entire day was shot because we only drove up there for a few hours. If I'm by myself I'm more likely to meander around the dealer hall and artist alley off and on all day and then stay in the hotel room starting in the early evening and I'm in all night. Not really a social person I suppose.

Yeah, definitely packed in like sardines. Every year it gets worse, and people complain more and more because it's just so awful. But I suppose the con heads would rather have more money than have some semblance of safety during the weekend for the con goers. I think it was close to 30k people this year, from what I heard? The convention center and the one hotel that the panels are in is NOT enough room for that amount. And you start smelling booze on people really early in the evening, by nightfall it's ridiculous to be out of the hotel room because of the way people are acting. There seems to be no policing the public intoxication besides when someone pisses on a couch in the lobby or something.

Yeah, parking's definitely nice. And so's the neighborhood. Plus there's a Japanese marketplace about a five minute drive away called Mitsuwa, and it's pretty fantastic too!

Ah, I don't know anything about other conventions and room blocks and stuff. I went to Fanime once a long time ago and I don't remember room blocks. My friend and I just booked a hotel that was attached to the convention center there and it wasn't any trouble at all. Besides that one time at Fanime, ACen's the only convention I've been to.



Continuing conversation:

Yep, I notice stuff like that a lot. Creeps come out of the woodwork and they're like 'oh you have *insert figure here* she's soooo sexy, etcetc'. And of course in my reviews and stuff I say 'oh sexy ass' or things of that sort, but I know the crowd I cater to, you know? And I have to be nice to people. So I find those situations difficult to get around since I'm kinda a public figure in the community, to a point.

Yeah. I don't do much hahaha. So really it's not a big deal for me to spend this much on anime goods. If it wasn't anime stuff, it'd be something else, you know? Before I was into anime, I poured money into Jrock. Before that it was snowglobes and trinkets. At least I know with this that the value of most figures and stuff I buy either stays the same or I can get more money if I sell it than when I bought it. And I like it more than buying anime dvds, since I don't re-watch series. Figures look nicer on shelves than dvd boxes!

IshokuOsero | 06-04-14, 7:13 PM
Oh I also forgot to add that there are room blocks for all the major hotels around the convention center but they book up within hours after they're put up. There are other hotels around the area though, if you don't mind walking. Last year I walked from one a mile out and it wasn't a bad walk at all. It was so much cheaper than the Hyatt or Doubletree or any of the other shitfuckexpensive hotels right next door.

IshokuOsero | 06-04-14, 7:11 PM
It really depends on how much you like anime conventions, I suppose. I hate conventions so I'm not particularly fond of going, but I ended up going this year because I was working at the Good Smile booth all weekend. I had more fun this year than I've ever had at any other con before, heh. They tend to pride themselves on how many panels they can stick in as many rooms as possible all weekend though. There are a lot of shit panels because of that, but there are some gems here and there too. There's the rave and other dances, and they have a formal dance also (I think?). I don't go to the dances but I hear they're fun.

As far as the crowds and stuff goes, it's really overcrowded. They really need to either put an attendance cap on the convention or hold it somewhere else, because at peak hours the Dealers Hall and just the hallways in general get so cramped that it's really slow to move around. There's inevitably always something dumb that happens during the con too, like a few years back ago where someone up and stole a fucking URINAL out of one of the main bathrooms... or they threw shit off the Hyatt balconies onto the glass ceiling right next to it last year and broke what's called 'the dome' on the convention center...

The parking is simple. There's a huge parking garage right across the street. It's actually cheaper to just park there than it is to park at the hotels themselves, 13 dollars every 24 hours. People aren't terrible at parking for the most part. I've never had my vehicle damaged parking there and I've never had anything stolen. It's in a rich neighborhood to boot, so no worries about ghettos like with some other conventions across the country.

baki502 | 06-03-14, 2:31 PM
Maybe I dont remember it too much its been a long time. But I dont weigh the final episode too much. For me its one ep out of 12 and it matters as much. If the rest of the anime was fun I wont rate it to hell because of a bad last ep.

baki502 | 06-03-14, 10:32 AM
Not taking it to serious helped. I liked it because it was fun and had decent action. Also it had some of the funniest german in that last ep song ^^.
Yeah I dont see the hate for it, I think its better than most harem/ ecchi style anime.
But yeah I cant really talk of quality here. I guess it just happened to to fit my tastes.

Write a Comment
Help     FAQ     About     Contact     Terms     Privacy     AdChoices