I don't think a lot about the scores I give. And since I really love certain handy, orderly anime, they tend to be pretty inconsistent. To more accurately show which anime I like and dislike, I made a separate system based solely on how much I enjoyed watching the anime, creative and intellectual integrity be damned.
Anime with multiple seasons will just be combined in one tag if they belong in the same tier. (i.e. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
Smaller tags indicate anime shorts (less than 20min. episodes), tags with golden borders are for movies. Specials and extra episodes and the like aren't considered for this list; they'd more-or-less fall into the same tier as their counterparts anyway. One-off titles like Under the Dog aren't added because, frankly, I'm too lazy to make the tags.
The font is Pokemon Emerald, otherwise known as Power Green. Because people asked. The bottom tier is called Greninja-tier because it's an inside joke. Because people asked that, too.
Fennekin Tier = Favorites. I had the time of my life watching them, and I've crammed any of these shows down my friends' throats multiple times. Watching any of them put a big, dumb grin on my face more often than not, and I find myself coming back to watch pieces of them every now and then. Absolute must-watches. Braixen Tier = These are pretty goddamn rad, and I had a great time watching them. I was excited most of the time, if not all the time, and would certainly put in a good word for them, even if they're not quite masterpieces or hugely significant. Recommended. Ninetales Tier = I had a decent time with these animays. Sometimes I was bored, sometimes I had fun. An overall positive experience but with some notable downtime. Some might've pulled some strong emotions from me, but only in short bursts. But at the very least, they're enjoyable. Sorta recommended. Delphox Tier = This is where I start disliking stuff. While not horrible, I wouldn't go out of my way to come back to most of them, and I'd be pretty hesitant to watch more if they continue on longer. At best, they're fun to make fun of. But, all things considered, they are still... watchable, to me. Barely recommended. Greninja Tier = Fuck 'em. I'd rather hose my eyes with chlorine for a few hours than watch most of these again. Whether I literally fell asleep in my chair, slammed my face into a pillow, or just generally wanted my lifespan to decrease, these are shows that I unquestionably dislike and generally wish death upon. Not recommended.
"lucks y dont u jus maek a pastebin"
Because that's boring.
I'm on that YouTube shit now.
I have several names. The truest is Lux. But if you just wanna call me Mozilla or Fennekin or some variant of those, I don't mind.
I am both more and less mature than I appear.
I accept all friend requests, no matter who it is because idc lol. But, if you want to talk to me, you'll have to actually say something. I'm too socially awkward to play the "hi how are you" game. Just get to the point, please, otherwise I probably won't respond.
4.07.16 - 50th anime: Oshiete! Galko-chan 11.17.16 - 100th anime: Nichijou* 2.24.17 - 150th anime: Toradora! 9.29.17 - 200th anime: Made in Abyss 7.04.17 - 250th anime: Ousama Game The Animation oh god this is taking up a lot of room now
*after this point, i started including OVA's and specials
This is the ideal mean score. You may not like it, but this is what peak averageness looks like.
Because apparently quotation marks break spoiler tags.
Throughout much of my life, I've watched anime here and there, from the original Pokemon to the classic Toonami, up until 2015 when I started watching seasonal anime. But it wasn't really until last year when I actually got into it. I simply thought that I wasn't watching many anime even though I claimed to be a fan (and was already trying to review them), so I sat down, made a list of ten shows I would watch from the season, and I still do it today. The best part is that Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu came out at that time and made it entirely worth it.
Anyway, that's why I have mostly new shit that no one likes on my list. For older anime, I try to watch anything that's similar to the current seasonal anime, whether it's in tone or just by the same director.
I'm not sure if I have any preferences, aside from whatever the fuck Key does and those stupid light novel battle harems that come out every season. (Where's my special snowflake award?) I'll only drop something if I feel like I have nothing to say about it. Or, I'll drop it if I get through a cour and don't like it enough to care about how it ends.
Outside of anime? I really don't do much. Never had a great education--in fact, the event of me actually graduating high school must be considered a miracle on its own. And I'm both too stupid and too lazy to go to college. I work a full-time job stocking shelves at a grocery store (it's boring but I work alone and get to listen to music so it's satisfying for me) and watch baseball whenever the season's on. Of course, I play a lot of Pokemon as well. You have three guesses to name my favorite. I used to be a drummer, so I still have this huge lingering interest in music even though I don't listen to a whole lot anymore.
I think I'm pretty self-centered. No one's told me that, but I think that of myself. I don't know how to communicate with other people very well because I spent most of my life alone. Not for any particularly depressing reason or anything, I simply went to a small school where most of the kids were interested in things I wasn't, and those I did have something in common with were kinda weird. I do kinda think I was raised improperly, but that's a monologue for another day. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that if I come off as self-centered or awkward, or I just don't really carry a conversation well, that's on me. I don't hate communicating or anything, in fact I really love it when someone wants to talk to me, I'm just really bad at it for those reasons.
Oh, I also write obnoxious anime reviews and swear a lot. Don't like that? Well, that's too bad.
Although I believe I have some interesting things to say, my main objective as a reviewer is to be entertaining. Because I understand that every anime has its fair share of love and hatred. An opinion will be agreed and disagreed upon widely, but if I can entertain both sides, then everyone can get something in the end.
Unfortunately, my reviews aren't as good as they could be because it's hard to express yourself in plain text. Not to mention that the review system on MAL about as functional as a suspending bridge made of saltine crackers, forcing me to work on deadlines just to be noticed. Nowadays, I would prefer to make YouTube videos and podcasts, so that's what I do. I'm only going to review anime that I really like, but are negatively received in the community.
But aside from all that, I would like to understand the anime itself and why people would want to watch it. I haven't done this very well yet... But it's something I think about. Understanding the authorial intent of something is very important to me, because if I criticize something for doing exactly what it meant to do... that just makes me look like a cunt. There are dozens of anime coming out each season and I watch 10-20 of them, so having different objectives for each anime is important.
You may notice that, at the bottom of my reviews, I say "Score Range" or something. That just means I gave it a specific score, but I can see myself changing it to somewhere else within that range. Some of my reviews probably don't have the same score they have on my list right now.
My main influences are Mr. Plinkett, Yahtzee Crowshaw, Demolition D, A Dose of Buckley, The Pro Crastinators, Cr1TiKaL, Dunkey, George Carlin, Anthony Fantano, The Report of the Week, and anything around me.
10 = pretty good
9 = pretty good
8 = pretty okay
7 = i don't actually have a scale
I'm interested in stats (I do watch a lot of baseball) but since my opinions are just kinda weird, I don't think much about my own scores. That's why I have a tiered system instead. For now, just assume that a 10 is for something that I love so much that I overlook whatever minor flaws it may have, and 1 is so horrible that I find absolutely nothing redeemable about it. Everything else is just in between.
Most shorts and OVAs and specials and the like won't be rated; comparing them to full shows is pretty ridiculous considering that their intent is far different.
One time some dude named Kevin invited me to a club, and for some reason I was actually somewhat interested in it.
Flash forward to a few months later, some other dude named Memo asked me to join this trivia contest they were doing.
Somehow I did well enough to get selected as a backup finalist for a live competition, and despite that I ended up winning the entire thing. Because of course that would happen.
Anyway I got these cool tags out of it.
I am still the undefeated champion. I did NOT lose 2017 trivia, no matter what anyone says. The results were RIGGED by RUSSIAN BOTS.
Also every two seasons there's this thing called the Fantasy Anime League:
out of 269 players
out of 450 players
out of 381 players
"How's it going?"
My life is consistently mediocre, thanks for asking.
"do you actually like hand shakers and big order"
"Why aren't Big Order or Hand Shakers scored on your list?"
Their scores are 653, which MAL does not allow for some stupid reason. No other number represents those anime well enough, so their scores are left blank.