Hi I'm Christopher I'm a college student and I watch anime in my spare time. I find the genre to be imaginative and inspired, and it combines my passions for art, writing, music, storytelling and people. I haven't seen an awful lot, but I feel as though I have a pretty solid grasp on the genres and culture from what I have seen. If you have any recommendations though feel free to send them to me though be warned it may take me a while to get to them. My plan to watch is a wild beast that refuses to be tamed.
When I review a show I pretty much just analyze it and explain my thoughts on it. My intention is to strike up conversations with similar interest to mine, not really to be helpful. Whoops.
Here's my list scale:
1 - I irrationally hate it.
2 - Either spectacularly dull or I irrationally hate it.
3 - Probably outsourced.
4 - American Cheese. I eat it when no one's looking but I've never felt good about it.
5 - Parmesan Cheese. Delicious in the right moment, but needs something to go with it,
6 - Mozzarella Cheese. Worth going out of your way to add it to your cheese platter.
7 - Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Honestly why are you not eating it already?
8 - I have probably just like one actual gripe with it, and it's usually the fact that it's not literally cheese.
9 - A Dominoes Deep-Dish Eight-Cheese Pizza with Triple Cheese and Cheese Sauce Instead of Tomato Sauce.
10 - The only thing better than cheese.
My list is a pretty positive thing because hey, I just don't like watching bad stuff. If I'm pretty certain that a show is not going to change my mind about it or not really be a useful experience, I'll just drop it, and I don't really seek out stuff that I don't think I'll like.
How I Feel About Stuff
Q. Dub vs. Sub?
A. Subs honestly sound more natural to me at this point, so I usually prefer them in most situations. The only time I'll actively seek out a dub is with a comedy, because subs kinda ruin comedic timing. This implies that there are good anime comedies though, which there aren't, so yeah it's pretty much all subs. I don't really judge anyone for how they watch their shows though, it usually translates to more or less the same thing,.
Q. Your list scores don't perfectly reflect the scores in your reviews?
A. I just change numbers around a lot as I expand my list and put things into perspective. Don't stress the numbers, I wrote notes for pretty much everything and those are much more helpful for determining how I feel about stuff.
A. I think 'fanservice' is, uh, kinda disgusting? The fact that this is an argument is kinda messed up to me. It's almost always just the objectification of women, and if you don't have a problem with that then that's kinda scary! There have been a few instances where I haven't minded it though, like in Code Geass and Monogatari, but that was mostly due to the satirical and over-the-top nature of it. Sure, it's still pandering to some people, but obviously this is entirely personal taste.
Q. What are your preferred genres?
A. I used to kinda just be indifferent to genre, but as time has gone on I must say I find myself less inclined to watch anything set in a highschool unless I'm given a damn good reason to. I've also found I enjoy kinda fairytale-fantasy stuff and, uh, weirdly enough magical girls, though that just may be because all the magical girl shows I've seen have been good. Well, almost all. I keep trying to forget about Yuuki Yuuna. Stupid piece of regurgitated knock-off garbage...
Well that got a little off-topic. Here's one of my favorite quotes to make up for it.
"A drama has progressive plot, an emotional climax, and a resolution. But our lives aren't like that. All we get day after day are a bunch of vague anxieties that are never really resolved."
-Yamazaki (Welcome to the NHK)
That's about all, sorry for all the wordy pretentious text combined with the non-existent attempt at formatting, and thanks for stopping by!
Feel free to leave a comment about anything! I don't always respond in a timely fashion, but I assure you I will eventually. That's why I'm on here after all, to talk about these things that I like. Oh, and I do keep a blog on MAL and write anything from essays (like that HxH one geez that thing is frightening to look at) to blurbs with relative frequency, so feel free to check that out too! I always appreciate feedback on that stuff. It should be right below.