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Anime Stats
Days: 59.9
Mean Score: 5.42
  • Total Entries565
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes3,500
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen
Oct 7, 2018 4:35 PM
Watching 8/22 · Scored -
Gyakusatsu Kikan
Gyakusatsu Kikan
Oct 7, 2018 4:32 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 3
Full Metal Panic!
Full Metal Panic!
Oct 7, 2018 4:21 PM
Completed 24/24 · Scored 7
Manga Stats
Days: 13.3
Mean Score: 5.83
  • Total Entries190
  • Reread0
  • Chapters2,094
  • Volumes299
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Magma Taishi
Magma Taishi
Oct 7, 2018 4:38 PM
Reading 5/21 · Scored -
Sangokushi
Sangokushi
May 6, 2018 5:06 PM
Reading 110/438 · Scored -
The Crater
The Crater
Apr 9, 2018 8:25 PM
Completed 17/17 · Scored 8

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rpool179 Nov 7, 2018 8:45 PM
Holy shit it's been 3 years! ­čĄ»

If you even remember me, how you been buddy? Lol
Alcoa Oct 17, 2018 4:36 AM
Hey man, it's been a long time!
Hope you are good. So are you going to watch any seasonal anime ?
I see that you are watching the new season of Cardcaptor Sakura. I have finished the first 20 episodes of the first season, and it's very enjoyable.
dex_mt Oct 15, 2018 3:31 AM
It seems you require sunglasses to bask in my glory. My apologies for being so awesome and most of all humble.
I'm doing pretty alright, besides being way too busy ever since I started working on my master thesis. I have yet to finish up the last season of anime, and there are quite a few shows I wanted to watch in winter as well. At least I'm up to date with JoJo.

I am afraid I haven't watched either of those anime. Thinking back on it I couldn't even tell you what the last non-seasonal anime I watched was... It seems you aren't in a much better situation either with your schedule.
Tell me about the fellow arsonist though! What did the girl do?
PyraXadon Oct 10, 2018 5:36 PM
The trick that I've always used to try and get people to read my posts is to try and make an interesting hook. Varying my formula up from writing about the industry, the studio themselves (such is the case with P.A. Works), or just being a nonchalant asshole cause what I watched was utter trash. I've learned a lot from reviewing and my general style of writing, which I give credit to MAL for for giving me an outlet to let my opinion be seen by other people and develop my skill.

I'm especially grateful cause I finally got something workshopped and got a surprising amount of positive feedback in regards to my ability to write fiction. Which I honestly didn't expect because I'm a nervous wreck when it comes to my own projects (especially when you present something that's related to your 'Magnum Opus') seriously thinking "Oh god, they're gonna trash it, and I couldn't show them what a real first draft of mine looks like with a time window of 5 days writing 20 pages. Not a fun venture.

I've already shredded Beatless to bits. Both of the reviews for the 2 seasons are already up on both MAL and my Wordpress, with plans to tackle intermission a little later in explaining why it's the best thing I could ever get having watched that series. There's an art to being a just asshole in tearing a piece of media and euphoria having seen it, read it over, and enjoying your well-structured rant.

The current season for me is kind of a weird throwback to 2013, where both SAO and AoT are in their third seasons, so I'm kinda awestruck by how THIS is happening again. That and anime Romeo and Juliet, another imouto series, Bunny girl, and a continuation of Golden Kamuy is really giving me weird nostalgia. Should be a fun season, even if I'll end up shredding half of it to bits. Like usual.
biskys Oct 8, 2018 10:50 PM
ahh, it's okay. i don't blame you. loll thanks for the proper introduction, i always see you around but we never really interact. oop
i actually don't remember much about dark cat, it seems like a fever dream now that i try to think about it. thanks for your additional recommendation, but it takes all of my willpower doubled over if i want to even watch a single anime, so i'm not sure if it's efficient for me to ~waste~ it on garbage (i say as i watch other GARBAGE)

there are a lot of things on the backburner for me! i can't stay consistent and i just jump from things when i'm bored. i don't feel like forcing myself to complete things anymore. and i liked ajin a lot, but i get why people had issues with it. i pick a lot of my favorites based off emotional appeal, and for some reason the atmosphere in ajin was a lot more suitable/appealing to me than in tokyo ghoul or parasyte. is that a valid reason for liking something, lol? i kind of rate things and select favorites on a whim. nothing holds that much significance to me other than hq!!, jjba, hxh, and fmab.

i'm surprised you say that about the franxx opening because i thought it was really popular! "kiss of death" is a very pretty song, in my opinion. i don't really think the anime itself was that great, though. i couldn't even finish it :))
T_T i knooow... i haven't completed any manga, i just have difficulty committing to the medium, really. when i do actually have the time to consume media, i usually never default to manga, so i guess that's why i haven't finished any. whoopsies
PyraXadon Oct 7, 2018 9:05 PM
Wow man, it's been a HELLUVA long time since we talked. Almost a year now. Shit... That wordpress has actually been around for a while now, about two years. Just updated the little avatar of myself just recently to refresh the front page a bit. I've been kinda lazy moving over all 283 (current) reviews that I have on MAL and polishing them up to be more presentable. I have about half done, but the archives for 2014-2016 are pretty rough and will need substantial time to fix, time that I myself don't really have. Editing the lot has been nostalgic though. Trying so hard to keep what my past self meant when I first wrote them while making them readable is a freaking trip, especially when the stuff I normally write for MAL is almost 2.5x the length I started with. I've been planning a few projects exclusively for the wordpress, but that's few and far between since I haven't put in the time yet to focus on them. That project being a Retrospect of the entire monogatari anime series (since I spent an entire month watching it), and what that show means to me and how I feel about it. Especially since 5 years ago I hate shinbou and the show, and 5 years later, I hate shinbou, love platinum disco, and am still awestruck by the all-star cast.

It also dawns on me that being in my 3rd year of college, I'm only a few short years away from being released into the real world. God that thought is scary, made even more so that I've firmly place myself in the creative field, which as you probably know is risky business to begin with. But I chug away, still writing, even thought a few times when I would eventually stop writing these anime reviews. I've been at it for 6 years; I can't keep doing this forever. Just this last season my schedule was all over the place moving back to my college, and I could hardly stay consistent with release dates for them.

Also not gonna lie...I don't remember 2017 at all. I have a habit of going back and reading old reviews sometimes just so I remember what I watched then. Things move by so fast now I can't easily remember shows unless they're one of my favorites or had an impact on me, and I have the space devoted to remembering them. Hell I don't even really hate Hand Shakers that much because my memory of it is on the OST and nothing else. That being said, fresh short term memory is a helluva thing, and finishing up Beatless was the most exhilarating experience...to write. I haven't written something that's just a pure representation of concentrated (and validated) hate and livid frustration for a show. Hell Diomedia screwed up WORSE than P.A. Works, and that's when you know the universe is outta whack.

Someday I should really get my avatar updated to a kitsune version of myself. Right now I draw my own shit, but I'm kind of a garbage artist in terms of color (and...figure), so I stick with a koha-ace version of myself drawn in my regular clothes. Though I have used this one for years, and I'm kinda attached to it, so not sure if that's the best course of action. Looks nice though; reminds me of a persona character. (Which given how one of your previous avatars was Joker (somehow I've gotten myself somewhat familiar with Persona) I'm guessing is a correlation.)
triggerhappy262 Oct 7, 2018 5:03 PM
Lmao
biskys Sep 29, 2018 2:13 PM
hi! yes, love jojo. i really enjoy part 4 because of rohan :~) joseph is really cool too, he was actually the first character to catch my attention from that series. my first watch-through was in early 2015!
yeah, dark cat? i'm pretty sure i watched that in a rabbit stream with you and some others... not sure if you remember me.
d. gray-man has been on hold for me since summer 2016. i keep trying to make progress, but i will get distracted by another show and never commit to fully completing the series. maybe i will soon, though! the concept is interesting to me, and the atmosphere of the anime itself is right up my alley. not sure why it's taking me so long to actually get invested.
DannyTheDonkey May 13, 2018 7:34 AM
Holy that's a lot of stuff you're currently watching XD. The most I would tackle is probably around 10 anime at once. I see one of them is Bungo Stray Dogs season 2. I wasn't a fan of season 1. Felt like it meander about too much, and didn't do anything productive for most of the episodes. What job do you have?


Lol. Bungo Stray Dogs season 2 was on my list for more than a year now. I watched it when it first came out but got derailed and right now I didn't have enough interest to continue with, it was there on the list just because.
Wasn't big fan of season 1 aswell. But the major problem for me is the comedic timing, they really came out at the most inappropriate moment.
I manage to became government official specifically on Bank Analyst. The title sounds cool and it may said 'analyst' but the job just following and adjusting templates by the computer system.

My current job is working at food processing. Basically, make sure stuff like bacon is good to ship out for consumers, and make sure nothing bad gets in the product. It sucks since I'm one of the few reliable people working in the plant. Something that's infuriating since I'm primarily working who just are lazy at their job, and just don't care about their job. I could complain about them a lot. Like how the lack of organization kills me on the inside. The company also loves to make me work weekends constantly so, they're currently the biggest pain in my life. Hey, at least it pays the bills.


Haha story of my life as well. Are you the youngest? my reason got so much workload because of that.

Only say one episode of Persona 5 The Animation. Thought the first episode was ok, and didn't give me much hope the other will turn out better. Still plan on watching it. Waiting for Makoto to make become part of the main cast before watching it. I am also watching an anime called Lostorage Conflated Wixoss which is the 4th season in the WIXOSS franchise. I liked the first two seasons, but season 3 was bad. Season 4 is an improvement at the moment, but the convoluted writing is getting irritating as it goes on. I do like this one character in the series called Mizushima Kiyoi who has the best backstory in the series which keeps me watching season 4.

P5 adaptation is as expected, quite mediocre. They really love Akechi so much and as usual the pacing was rushed.

I think I only watched 2 episodes Lostorage Infected one. Didn't really care much about the series in the end to say the least. Maybe I might need check out the first season in order to understand the next installment and to see if the S1 was really that good.

Speaking of Persona, do you play other SMT Games?

I do write, but it's currently on blog. Don't get much readers on it, though I don't update frequently so complaining about it ain't justifiable on my end XD. I haven't posted anything on that blog on here because the anime stuff I did write I don't consider reviews. Their more like impression pieces where I just ramble on random things on a certain anime. Their easier to write than reviews, but I rather prefer writing reviews since I'm challenge to organize my thoughts, having to articulate them, and convey them in a way that makes sense.

any plan writing here? also how long usually it takes you to write one reviews I'd like to ask ?

Whenever possible, I'm also dabbling in writing original stories. There some stuff in the past two years that didn't take off, and had to cancel on them. Basically, I was planning on making a comic with some other people, but scheduling conflicts, and creative difference made it not worth pursuing so we stopped it. My ideas were nearly always shot down. Some of them I can understand since it conflicted with the type of story we wanted to do, but at other time it didn't. I wanted more characterization which would mean the artist would to draw more panels of characters talking, while other wanted more action which I was oppose too. Ironically, since that departure I'm the only who's trying to write a complete story of their own. The other sometime ask for my feedback, but they never send me their stuff XD.


I do plan to write stories as well. Not a comic but just a mere text book. But my main problem is myself; you know lack of motivation and the fact I was so lazy documenting any idea that popped up in my mind. The result is those idea just sliding away in few hours.



Zainou86 May 7, 2018 5:03 AM
Hey, thanks for reading! I think I'm probably going to start slowing down and doing less daily posts as I try to work on the Lain series of posts, although I try to keep up some amount of prolificness. Of course, in order to get through that, I'm going to have to re-watch the show twice. So far it's been morphing into a kind of multi-media project, incorporating text, video, and audio, I'm really trying to go all out with the experimentation for that one.


I'm also really feeling that the anime being made right now isn't really super interesting. Everyone's getting all hyped about Mahou Shoujo Site and the new Steins;Gate while the only currently airing show I'm watching is a sequel to an anime from the early 70s (Lupin III Part V). Which is as of now the first Lupin show that has over an 8, something the series really should have reached a long time ago. I haven't seen WIXOSS yet, but I've been planning to watch the first season for a while now.


I feel like the info-sumping portions of Lain (the recap episode and the middle portion) were real detriments to the series. Before that point, it never spelled anything out to the views and left everything up to interpretation. That segment felt like they were just like: "This show is too complicated for some of our viewership, so let's grind to a halt and explain everything that already happened." Which is really unfortunate seeing as how great the show was at effortlessly communicating its ideas through directing and tone.


As for being stumped on writing on certain anime, I always find that if I can't say everything I want to about a series, I try and pick a relatively small thesis and expand out from there (i.e. my recent post about how Yu Yu Hakusho has my favorite tournament arc). It's a daunting task trying to say everything, for a long time it stopped me from covering a lot of shows I really wanted to talk about, but then I made a post where I attempted to say everything about FLCL and realized that sometimes it's better to focus on a small aspect of a series than the big picture, or to cover the series multiple times on different topics and eventually reach the point where there's nothing more to say. I hope that helps at all.
DannyTheDonkey Apr 20, 2018 8:27 AM
Business as usual but not gonna lie I have lost interest with everything anime related last year because I think I have seen all the good stuff (as you can see on my list I haven't watched many seasonal stuff starting from februari last year) but somehow I get back and also write review again. I managed to get a job so I guess bye bye teenage years. guess I have to say it's been alright here.

How about you? Also Persona 5 airing this season what do ya think so far?

Also Do you still write? Just a daily reminder that the review system here is still as sucks as our conversation years ago.
Alcoa Apr 20, 2018 4:32 AM
Well,I could easily ignore the weak writing for the enjoyment but Mahouka was just too bad.The same overpowered MC with his sister(I hated her too) I can't understand how can someone like this anime seriously and never expected that I would find people who hate it as much as I do XD.I am currently watching Steins Gate,Mahou shoujo site and for sure Persona5
Alcoa Apr 14, 2018 2:35 PM
I had read your Cat Soup review and thank you very much.
You had helped me a lot to understand this movie.
Your review may be the best review that I had ever read
Coolest_Girl Apr 11, 2018 2:00 PM
Happy Birthday! :)
DannyTheDonkey Apr 11, 2018 8:41 AM
Commenting here for 11th april. heya it's been a while