I accept friend requests and can recommend/discuss shows if you send a comment! btw this profile is a work in progress and should be finished around the time Sunrise pull their thumbs out and release Code Geass R3.
I watch a lot of anime, some news outlets, a few live-action TV shows, and frankly not enough literature. Usually I try to stick to serious shows with some political themes, but I'm not against the sillier shows MAL has to offer! If you look at my top 5 favourites you'll notice they're pretty standard, but I'm not really bothered by this. I enjoyed those shows the most, so why not put them at the top?
I'm a musician and programmer, and have been most of my life. I play the clarinet and get money for it, which is fantastic to me because those are both things I love! I don't have any kind of programming job, but I have created a neat little bot which predicts football scorelines with often times as much success as actual football pundits: https://twitter.com/buster_scores
My current username, BassoContinuo, is a nod to the strange and amusing translation errors you'll sometimes see on Google Translate and other such sites. Other names I've considered are Jarati and DecearingEgg. BassoContinuo fits me best, though, since music has been such a part of my life. If you found where the name comes from, congratulations, you've found one of my several previous usernames and can openly embarrass me! (please don't)
Also, don't get put off by my Dropped section and its contents. I genuinely give everything rated over a 7 in the overall MAL stats (which is pretty much everything) a chance I've now blocked the site's rating elements entirely so I have no excuse not to go in with an open mind. What I do is I watch either 90 minutes or a quarter of the series, whichever comes first, and by then I'll feel like I've got a pretty good idea of how good the whole show is. Plus, just because I've dropped something doesn't mean I'll never pick it back up. I've picked Nodame Cantabile, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Trava up after dropping them and there are a couple I've been considering doing the same for. Plus, you can just discuss a show with me and you could probably convince me to give it another go. I'm an easygoing guy like that ;)
Mini-reviews for everything I watch are posted in my tags because I don't like to write a whole lot of text when a sentence or two would suffice. I generally enjoy anything at or above a 6, and so far I've picked some great shows to watch so my standards for 9 or 10 are pretty high most of the time.
10: Masterpiece. Go watch this even if you've dropped it before, because this is the best anime gets in whatever this show's about (shounen, drama, pulse-pounding action, etc.) and I'll openly defend anything on my 10 list. Yes, even Snow Halation, purely because I've heard it enough times over the months I've ended up unironically enjoying it. I only have one show of a genre in my 10 list.
Sports: HnI. Drama: LotGH. Shonen: FMA:B. Action: Redline. Fantasy: Made in Abyss Movie 3. Music: Snow Halation.
9: Classic. This is a show I just can't get enough of. It's often beautifully animated with many really well-written characters, and I wish I could watch it for the first time again. Okay, it's flawed and I won't yell at people giving it a low rating, but put enough of these in your 6-or-below list and I'll think something's wrong with your taste (because as we all know, anime quality is objective) :^)
8: Recommendable. Keep in mind there's a large power gap between 8 and 9 in my list, with only Angel Beats floating in the limbo between the two. 8-rated shows are those I've enjoyed and at times even considered a classic but just lack that spark to drive them into my absolute favourites. Of course I still love these shows and want to share them with others, so if you're considering a show and I've given it an 8 you should dive in now!
7: Enjoyable. It's probably not something I'd rewatch front to back but I certainly had fun on the first go. If I have a friend with me (or if someone is livestreaming it) I'll turn it on to discuss it and relive the best moments. There's not a whole lot separating 7 and 8 but I suspect that's the case for a lot of users on this site.
6: Good. It's overall a decent experience and there are aspects of the show that I found fun, but at times I did find myself 'accidentally' moving the mouse to see how long the episode has to go. These shows rarely if ever make it into my episode-per-day spot so they take a long time for me to finish as I usually watch an episode a week instead.
5: Meh. This is when watching a show starts to become a task rather than a fun way to spend my time, as these shows are dangerously close to getting dropped if every episode turns out to be like this. There may not be a whole lot actually wrong with these shows, but there's just so much to watch out there I don't want to spend too much time on this. Bust out those 3.5x speed episodes fam
4: Dropped. I gave up on finishing the show because I got bored or some plot twist was just so profoundly dumb I had to switch off (looking at you, Assassination Classroom). I won't mind picking these back up and tossing them around a bit but it's a black mark that won't wash off.
3: Crap. These are so bad they loop back around to being entertaining or educational for how many bad choices were made during production. I don't even mind rewatching parts of these but the overall experience still isn't worth picking the show back up.
2: Abysmal. This is a small group of shows and episodes that are so horrible I can barely watch the full runtime. Why do these even exist? Don't waste your time with this shit. Or do. I mean, it's a free country.
1: Masterpiss. This is the anti-10, so it stands to reason I only have the worst of the worst in this section. And I do! No Game No Life Special is a catastrophic, unwatchable pile of rancid manure and the creators of the show should feel thoroughly ashamed of themselves for greenlighting it. >:(
1st finished anime: Soul Eater
25th finished anime: I dunno, Durarara!! maybe
50th finished anime: Initial D Second Stage
75th finished anime: Black Lagoon Second Barrage
100th finished anime: Nodame Cantabile
125th finished anime: Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul
1st dropped anime: Sword Art Online
25th dropped anime: My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
1st episode: Some episode of Pokemon 4th generation, I think Ash was fighting Gary
100th through 900th episodes: No clue
1000th episode: Black Lagoon episode 1
1100th episode: haha I don't know
1200th episode: Hajime no Ippo episode 66
1300th episode: Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger episode 5
1400th episode: Pingu in the City episode 3
1500th episode: Junji Ito Collection episode 7
1600th episode: Demon Slayer episode 16
1700th episode: Soul Eater: Late Night Show episode 17
1800th episode: Steins;Gate 0 episode 15
1900th episode: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders episode 20
2000th episode: Black Butler: Book of Circus episode 5
2100th episode: Gintama episode 100
2200th episode: Gintama episode 130