I, Mnemofysh, the one and only, owner of the Slenderwhale domination device, 153 (finally!!) cm, ex-braces-wearing, almost fifteen-year-old senile teenager, have finally returned!
I'm sure you all missed me very much *cough cough* during my lengthy leave of absence procrastination. On my side, I'm very glad to once again lay my eyes upon the glowing pixels on my computer that symbolise all I know about you. Yay!
During these long months (can't even be bothered to count them =____=)*, I have lived through many average adventures, including but not limited to: almost stepping on my disgustingly old retainers, depression, my 14th birthday, mentally debating whether or not to even begin to try and appease a pubescent eternally horny friend of mine with on-and-off suicidal thoughts in close relation to his now-maybe?-ex-girlfriend and thoroughly, voraciously, COMPLETELY breaking my own rules pertaining to anime-watching.
There's also getting into manga, drawing (I got a tablet :D) and being horrifically disappointed with the results as well as the beyond-words-horrible Personal Project *shudders while typing*.
I'll be making an effort to log on regularly and actually sustain conversation with all you lovely MAL users and friends and actually write helpful reviews.
(is that even right?)
Also, due to me being a massive hoarder as well as very scared of losing the links to my wonderful profile photos, I'm just going to leave the entire thing under a massive spoiler. Please feel free to waste your time.
Welcome, gypsy, to my secret lair.
Ugh, the about me section. Its not that I hate this section, in fact quite the opposite, I think I love it too much. I tend to rant on and on and on about myself because that's really the only thing I know. Oh well, here goes.
In an imaginary kingdom of the rainbow-vomiting brain of the thirteen-year-old teenager a unicorn the colour of mud mixed with hot chocolate freshly brewed thanks to the water boiled in a blue and white Sunshine brand kettle leaped deftly across a river which bore enormous resemblance to the night sky above it. A girl with hair the color of a supermarket-bought Swan brand highlighter stared up at the aforementioned space hoping she might find some living entity amongst the stars that shone like little lights or fireflies.
*gasp* Need... air...
Oh, so you're not gone?
Just as well.
I believe an introduction is in order.
I am Mnemofysh, a 150.5 cm, ex-braces-wearing, sarcastic, intelligent, cat enthusiast, anime loving, cantankerous caterpillar teenage girl. And that only begins to describe me.
I am much too complex for my own brain. I have so many conflicting personality traits that I don't even know myself at all. According to the MBTI, I am an
ISTP, and according to the enneagram types, I am a type 3. Personally, I think that these results are only partly accurate although it is possible that it is precisely because I do not know myself that I consider all the results of countless personality tests to be false.
In any case, what I do know is that I am an energetic, passionate and loving girl who however may rub off as the complete opposite to some people. Whether I come off as apathetic, overly excited, annoying, constantly happy, sad, pleasant, shy or obnoxious, I am living proof that first impressions are not always true. I also have somewhat mild but mostly justified mood swings, mostly ranging between happy, angry and depressed. My Internet persona is far more fun and interesting than reality, since my computer has what is commonly known as a backspace key.
Explanation through a couple of gifs:
How I act around my parents and people I don't like:
How I act around teachers and most friends:
How I act on the Internet and around other friends:
Though I suppose that maybe I am flattering myself a little with all these pointless adjectives.
In any case, I've found that the most straightforward, accurate ways of describing myself are "tsundere hybrid" (extreme sarcasm, may come across as unpleasant, however pleasant around friends and does not disclose feelings), type A personality, and the color red. It is in my nature to assume leadership, though not always responsibility, to give without asking in return, to worry, to be a perfectionist (thus demanding the same from everyone and everything), to be a little jealous at times (especially when people are pretending to be smarter than me) and to be quick to anger. I've got a need to be better than everyone around me in everything, except for things in which I suck at royally (sports especially, though I think that's more linked to a general lack of motivation than actual lack of skill).
Just like your average Type A, I have a need to be in control, mainly because everyone else pisses me off with their stupidity (needless to say, I’m not a great team worker), a need to be better than everyone, but also a need to be loved and accepted. I am one of the few adolescent girls who doesn’t act with ulterior motives on her mind, who is loyal, loving and protective. And that doesn’t apply to only real life situations...
Is there anything else you should know about me? Probably not, except that I live in an Australian household where all my personal flaws are attributed to two things: electronic devices and anime. Personally, I would rather have anime and be flawed than have no anime and be perfect. I mean, because imperfection is totally trendy now, right?
I'm also part of a dying breed of humans who feel repugnance instead of attraction towards chocolate and bacon. Yes, you read that right - come at me with your flaming torches and pitchforks.
Furthermore, I get bored very easily, but I'm not entirely sure how this piece of information would fit in the current context, except for perhaps an explanation as to why I changed my fantabulous profile, and why I'm always the first to notice BBCode crashes and the likes on this site. Although, with the new update, hopefully that won't be a problem anymore.
I have firm reasons to believe that I do have adolescent ADD, though only a mild case.
I suppose I should talk about what I like...?
Listing all the things I like would take up something between 1 line and half a page, so let's just say they are, but not restricted to, my computer, listening to music, anime, drawing, writing, hanging out with friends, being annoying making people laugh, sounding witty and cool even if it is only in my head, being better than everyone in sight and brooding if I'm not, obsessing over characters, taking character quizzes (I will not be happy until I know what character I am most like), doing completely unproductive stuff such as checking out (and reading through to every little detail) people's profiles and repeatedly (obsessively, perhaps?) checking my fanfiction account to see my story stats, if anyone has looked and/or commented. As you can see, most of my spare time is spent on completely useless and unproductive things.
Though, I guess, I am on this site to discuss anime and manga. So yeah, let's do that.
In terms of anime, I am quite picky. Though I do not have favourite genres, I do like action/adventure, psychological, with a bit of horror thrown in as well. All in all, I like Battle-Royale type things, if you could call it a genre. I have no tolerance for romance and slice of life; since romance is more often than not either soppy or entirely composed of love triangles and unrealistic elements; and slice of life just plain bores me. I have enough experiences of life as it is - I would rather accommodate the thirst for adventure which is close to my heart and that I will probably never achieve, at least not in the foreseeable future.
I steer clear of ecchi, hentai (that goes almost without saying), harem to a degree (since anime of this genre usually contain sexual undertones), and what I call "mainstream anime" such as Naruto, Bleach and Fairy Tail. They are what's hot at the moment, and the target audience is kids my age, but I find their premises quite uninteresting. The sheer amount of episodes is also just too big of a commitment to me.
My ratings might be considered inflated by some, but personally I believe I grade some quite harshly. Sure, I'm not someone who gives out 4s to everything, but I don't plan to ever give out a 10. If such a feat ever happens, by the time you find out about it, I will probably already be dead from a heart attack. It is only when an anime is that bad that I will start having mercy on it (Pupa). Although I try to be as consistent as possible in my ratings, two anime that are rated the same may not necessarily hold the same level of enjoyment. Oh yes, and the things that matter most to me in an anime are story, characters, and enjoyment. Aesthetic appeal and good music are a bonus, and their importance ties. Enjoyment rules the day, though. That means that sometimes my scoring may not represent what I felt.
Updated overview of my ratings:
Once I've actually given this score, I will be able to explain better. It would probably be a failure of anime, a nightmare, even. Absolutely terrible and I recommend you avoid it unless you're exceptionally into that kind of thing. Definitely dropped. If asked my opinion, I would probably go on a rant about how terrible it is.
Why spend your time watching this? It's horrible, horrible in everything. I didn't enjoy it at all. Probably dropped. If asked my opinion, I would say, "Don't watch it. It's really bad."
A bad anime. I wish I had spent my time more wisely instead of wasting it on watching this. For the most part, I did not enjoy it. May have been dropped. If asked my opinion, I would say, "I didn't like it. I wouldn't recommend it."
If I grade an anime with a 5, it was watchable, but disappointing in one or more ways, boring, mediocre in general, and I didn't get into it. If asked my opinion, I would say, "It wasn't that great." That feeling when you're like, "it was ok... I guess? I don't really know."
This wasn't that great of an anime. It is a little better than average, kind of like a C+. It was decent enough. I did like some of it, but didn't really feel anything in particular, it was kinda forgettable. If asked my opinion, I would say, "It was decent." To summarise: Meh.
This was a good anime, above average. Enjoyable mostly, but some elements may be sub par. It's safe to say that I liked it. If asked my opinion, I would say, "It wasn't bad."
8: Very Good
This is the first of what I call 'a good score'. Anime that get this mark are very enjoyable in my opinion. I may put it in my favourites list. If asked my opinion, I would say, "It was really good, you should watch it."
This is an anime I really enjoyed, that I will recommend to all my friends (not so much people on the internet, though). Will most probably go into my favourites list. If asked my opinion, I would say, "Watch it! It's fantastic!"
This is the mark that every student dreams of getting on their report card, yet will never be printed on it, no matter how well they perform. If you do get it, you've obviously done something right.
This is the hardest mark to obtain by my standards - an anime which gets this must be approaching perfection to about a centimetre. If asked my opinion, I would go on a rant about how amazing it is and force everyone to watch it. Hahaha.
Basically, my average will probably be going down. Scores in already written reviews and previously graded anime/manga will not be altered, but future scores will be different.
I try to be as organized as possible when it comes to watching anime, perhaps in a desperate bid to make for my terrible organization (or total lack of thereof) in real life. I make a numbered list of anime that I want to watch and in what order, I attempt to diligently watch every anime that I start without any interruptions
Wait, did someone say 'Danganronpa'?! *explodes*
As you can see, I get distracted very easil- Oh, look, a bumblebee!
... hence why my "watching" list will never go over two (though I try to keep it at 1). I guess it's not the most efficient way to watch as many anime as possible, but so be it.
I vent out my criticism in long, often poisonous reviews which I pat myself on the back for, only to mope about when I see that others find them more unhelpful than helpful.
Me when I’m writing a review:
*evil laugh* "Full of sarcasm and complaints? Tick. Unnecessarily mean and insulting? Tick. Focusing only on the bad things and going on mini-rants? Tick. This will be perrrrr-fect. GYAHAHAHAHAAA!"
Others when they're reading my reviews:
"What on Earth is this load of crap that I'm reading?! It's certainly not a review..." *clicks unhelpful button*
Someone, make a list of top 20 'least helpful reviewers'! I'm bound to be on it.
If you’re here because of a review of mine, please leave a comment to tell me what you liked/didn’t like and how I can improve! However I accept only constructive critscm (you should all know what that is). I'm asking you to tell me how I can make my reviews more helpful, not to criticise the roots of my writing style. If you want to write a mean comment laden with swear words, you are very much welcome to do so - just know that I will believe you to be a jerk and I will delete your comment straight away without gracing you with a lovely and much treasured reply of mine.
Lately, anime has lead me to other things as well. I've gotten more into reviewing, I guess, which is harder than I thought it would be, I've got into fan fiction, and lately, thanks to Ahhel, I've also started getting into VN's such as Grisaia and Rewrite, although I don't have a lot of time to play them and have to use my dad's computer to do so, which of course he's not very happy about.
Anyways... To pretty much summarize everything, I leave you with this, self-explanatory meme:
(The short one is me)
But now, I have some anime to watch, cookies to eat and characters to fan girl and obsess over in a way that is neither natural nor healthy.
[center] Thank you, have a nice day, yadda yadda yadda. [/center]
I’m only part cactus. If you want to start a conversation with me, leave a comment. I will most probably respond in a calm, civilized manner. I like to think that I am interesting to talk to. Beware, however, a simple comment will eventually grown into a page-long one if we get into a serious conversation.
Major spoiler to my/your entire life that will no doubt give you a heart attack and bring forward the date of the extremely gory, nightmare-inducing extinction of the entire human race which will then be entirely your dead self's fault because you so blatantly ignored my numerous warnings not to click this spoiler:
No one actually said Danganronpa. Except for me, of course.
↑ Click it!
* lies. I did. And the number scared me.
1st anime: Danganronpa
25th anime: C3
50th anime: Papa no Iukoto wa Kikinasai!
75th anime: TBC
100th anime: TBC
150th anime: TBC
200th anime: TBC