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09-13-14, 8:32 PM
October 1992
Cambridge, MA
April 22, 2012
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Last List Updates
Paniponi Dash! add
Watching at 8 of 26
Kaze Tachinu add
Completed at 1 of 1
Tesoro - Ono Natsume Shoki Tanpenshuu add
Completed at 15 of 15

Anime Stats

Time (Days) 99.5
Watching 4
Completed 429
On Hold 4
Dropped 78
Plan to Watch 135
Total Entries 650

Anime compatibility with nil- is:
Unknown :(

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Manga Stats

Time (Days) 33.6
Reading 15
Completed 87
On Hold 16
Dropped 26
Plan to Read 93
Total Entries 237

Manga compatibility with nil- is:
Unknown :(

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About nil-
08/29/14: I've decided to leave the anime world so to speak. I am relatively content with what I know of the medium and culture, and so I'd like to pursue other interests, and also invest my energy into my academics. I'll certainly still stick around #qd—at least for a while—but I don't plan on watching anime or participating much. Finally, for anyone who is at least vaguely familiar with me or I with them, thank you all for a wonderful experience! I truly truly loved my time here and please feel free to reach out to me via IRC or MyAnimeList comments (I may eventually respond!) :)

nil-'s Comments
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Vhayashi | 09-14-14, 6:34 AM
Hello there. I happened to come across your profile via the Quiet Discourse club, and reading your 'About me', I felt compelled to write to you.
I am quite new to the world of Japanese pop culture; MAL is a source of motivation for me that keeps alive my curiosity for the Japanese culture; but all I saw on mal was that people have watched tons and tons of anime, and their 'about me' sections have statements like "Anime is all there is to life" , "I'm a NEET in the making", "50th anime finished/ 100th anime/200th anime" etc etc
While I agree that they might just be wearing an online mask most of the time, it was quite upsetting for me to witness that watching more and more anime has become a rat-race and eventually, an obsession; So much so, that to retain the new-found superiority that they have gained online, their life/career takes a back-seat and they eventually start groping for validations from online people to whom they don't matter.....
When such was the environment I was exposed to online, I was truly stumped by the grace and the humility with which you have said a goodbye to anime; I am amazed at the lens through which you view anime and manga, as being a part of culture, and not as something which helps people become "otakus" in an attempt to fit themselves into this new fascinating world, using the most obvious parts of this new machinery (popular words in Japanese) to fuel them forward into making them feel less "foreign" to it, the more often they use such ways;
I truly commend your clarity of thought and judgement.

I doubt that you would use mal anymore in the future (so it's unlikely that this will be read), and I'm sorry if I have taken up quite a bit of your comment section to write this, but I must say, that is quite a beautiful exit, which made me question myself at one point, whether I was reading manga out of my love and fascination for the medium, or whether I was reading them just to make myself a part of that large community out there.

Masserati_ | 09-07-14, 5:44 PM
I feel kind of bad about the fact that, even though we follow each other on Twitter and stuff, we've only ever engaged in comments on here once or twice, and when I finally work up the courage to actually say something, it's when you're stopping watching anime! That does make me feel rather down because I feel like I've missed out on some potentially interesting conversations with you. I blame my own inability to actually work up the courage to say something on this :(

Gonzo-nyan | 08-31-14, 4:37 PM
Have fun with hanging out in the circle jerking think-tanks of Harvard~

SSC_Exin | 08-30-14, 1:03 AM
>I've decided to leave the anime world so to speak
:O. And I, on the other hand, decide to come back to the animeverse and MAL. Magical GirlsAnime have never looked so interesting! Probably because I had to suffer through tireless study (for stuff I don't care about) and anything in comparison seems interesting.
It has been a while, so how have you been?

Kolnikov | 08-08-14, 8:07 AM
Thanks for that, I'm happy to be accepted. I'm not familiar with IRC, but I'll try my best to find out how it works. Cheers.

Waggy | 08-06-14, 2:43 PM
I'll be sure to join the IRC and post in the club discussions at some point in the future. Just a little bit busy at the moment.

HanVanHelsing | 08-02-14, 8:55 PM
I will keep your suggestions in mind...and thanks for the acceptance :D i will do my best

xm0123 | 07-30-14, 7:47 AM
Thank you. You can expect me to show up on the Quiet Discourse club from time to time.

Don_Don_Kun | 07-22-14, 8:59 PM
Haha, very clever, nil. :3

(We already payed for another year on our current server, unfortunately)

Gonzo-nyan | 07-22-14, 1:22 PM
I have a question. You know that little icon next to the url on the address bar? Do you know how to make a custom-made icon kind of like how you made your former blog one? I don't like how mine looks so drab...

Jody32 | 07-20-14, 6:04 AM
Thankyou for accepting me into the club, I hope to enjoy the time tat I spend there. xD

nil- | 07-19-14, 10:14 PM
A fascinating and detailed article about my favorite mangaka, Natsume Ono:

only posting here cuz i dunno where to bookmark it. Also there's a bunch of other cool artist spotlights on that website.

lpf | 07-18-14, 6:09 AM
so was my ryuushika post satisfactory senpai?
not well formatted but the blog version will be 10/10

Volunteer | 07-15-14, 4:59 AM
I'm glad you liked it! Here's some of the previous ones I had up if you're curious.

Kuiper | 07-14-14, 5:11 AM
I PM'd you some notes and stuff. I'll be on IRC intermittently and can make time to hop on any time after 5 pm est.

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