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Anime Stats
Days: 76.7
Mean Score: 5.38
  • Total Entries488
  • Rewatched10
  • Episodes4,606
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Zetsuen no Tempest
Zetsuen no Tempest
May 22, 7:59 PM
Watching 18/24 · Scored -
May 22, 4:24 AM
Watching 8/12 · Scored -
May 19, 3:46 PM
Watching 6/24 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 7.4
Mean Score: 6.22
  • Total Entries160
  • Reread0
  • Chapters1,338
  • Volumes44
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Kokou no Hito
Kokou no Hito
Apr 30, 5:36 PM
Reading -/170 · Scored -
Orange Marmalade
Orange Marmalade
Sep 25, 2016 8:48 AM
Dropped 14/66 · Scored -
Cheese in the Trap Season 1
Cheese in the Trap Season 1
Sep 22, 2016 4:58 PM
Reading -/27 · Scored -


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truisms May 22, 6:19 PM
haha no not next year. technically i have 3 years under my belt but I switched majors after my second year (to comp sci) so it'll probably be 2-3 years before I graduate esp. if i do co-op. So right now I'm just looking for like... a summer job. There's a fuckload of poor or underemployed people here so it gets really competitive even for basic shit. Like a job at a recycling depot can get 200+ applications haha. My end goal is something like software development/engineering but I haven't taken many specialized classes like ones focusing on AI, etc, so hard to say overall. Definitely right about the interviews being less stressful than the thinking about interviews which is what always gets me!

Yeah "tech" salespeople are terrible, I feel like with any STEM profession you have the people who know what they're doing and the people who just sell to other people who know nothing about the work lol. From what I've read though, leaving a job is a great way to get a higher salary or a more advanced position and lots of people get in the rut you're in because they get pigeonholed or taken for granted. Plus with all your computer science money I'm sure you can afford to be a little demanding :)

haha yeah ikwym. There's like 5-10 manga authors I'm interested in and literally one director... I don't think I'm even really into it anymore but it feels weird letting go of something I've been following and really into for like, years (over a decade??). It's like breaking up from a long term relationship... it's kind of sad having really really cared about something for so long and then losing interest.
Plus every time I come back and try something new it ends up being terrible hahaha

truisms May 21, 3:27 PM
if you've coded using bootstrap you're actually more of a twitter user than i am even without the account

it's going all right. just looking for jobs right now until school starts again in september, but my semester went really well despite a lot of obstacles and shit so i'm happy. nothing makes me more nervous than looking for jobs though, i'm like 50 percent of the way to just becoming a homeless person for the rest of my life out of resentment for the application process lol. i haven't been using mal much because everything i've tried to watch or read lately japan-wise has been awful

how have you been? been a long time since i talked to you
truisms May 19, 10:07 AM
if you made it to 2017 without a twitter does that mean you have a twitter now
lawlmartz Jan 7, 12:05 PM
Well yeah, they left the whole "pimping yourself out to survive" aspect of it. She caught a couple STDs I think, and also AIDS, which finally killed her in the mango- but that was what put her in the hospital for Tosaki to find... so it was kinda important, but not really I guess.

Yeah, I was hoping it would address the societal conflict it teased more of in the first season, but oh well. At least it was better than Tokyo Ghoul! That's not saying much... It was a solid series, especially for a non sequel. While I hated the ending, i know why they do it, because that's just Japan.

Well I said "FLCL is getting more now..." and I don't want this. I think they need to let sleeping classics lie, but this is Japan we're talking about. They're gonna milk everything until there's nothing left!
Ergo Proxy is safe though. Manglobe is closed, there was never a manga, and it came from a book! NO STUPID SEQUELS
>_> watch, tomorrow one is going to be announced.

Ghost in the Shell should have stopped after SSS. The hierarchy is thus: SSS> SAC2 > SAC 1 > 1995 Movie > Ghost 2. Arise isn't bad, but it isn't great either, and the 2015 movie is straight up terrible.

I watched an avant garde 1931 Austrian film http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022100/?ref_=nv_sr_7
precursor to film noir. It's kinda terrible in a lot of ways, but I see the influence it had on the film noir that I like.
lawlmartz Jan 5, 8:33 PM
Yep, ex military. He's also AMERICAN! OMG! But one thing that's annoyed me about the show and people using the name... his WHYTE name is Samuel T Owen, which is where SaTO comes from. The u is actually not there. Sato is an extremely common surname in Japan as well, but it's not a long O. The subtitle translators just messed it up and everyone started calling him the wrong thing. not that it really matters, but I'm a #grammarnazi.

They also glossed over Shimomura/Izumi's past quickly too. More manga spoilers: she runs away from abusive home like a good anime character, and she turns to being a prostitute to support herself, and she gets sick like they showed. She gets scooped up off the street and actually DIES of AIDS in the hospital (the scene where Tosaki comes to her in the hospital) and that's how she finds out she's an Ajin- then Tosaki takes her under his wing and changes her name in exchange for her not getting experimented on. I didn't think that was very clear either, but i guess it's minor in the scheme of things.

Yeah, I agree that the point of "are ajins deserving of human rights" part of it wasn't addressed well, but I think we can reasonably surmise that after ajin were responsible for stopping the Sato menace, that they were given some kind of pardon/immunity, even if they have the stigma still. #readingtoomuchintothings

I don't think there's really anything left for a season 3. It's Japan, come on. You've seen enough anime to know that they can NEVER just leave something alone and let it end. There always has to be a possibility of it picking up again. OMG ERGO PROXY, I LOVE YOU. YOU ENDED. I can't even say that about NGE, one of the absolute best anime ever created. Because Anno keeps MUCKING with it with these rebuild movies. Ghost in the Shell, same thing. FLCL is getting more now... I guess I can still love Kill La Kill. It won't be messed with anytime soon. Gurren Lagann too, i suppose. The movies didn't alter anything about it.
Golden Boy. Golden Boy will never be altered! it's perfect like it is!!!

No, doubt I'm watching anything. All I added was Blue Exorcist 2 because I've seen all the rest of it, LWA TV, because Trigger, and Onihei, because it looks somewhat interesting, but tbh the only anime I think I'll watch from now on are classics, movies, and stuff I was really interested in/ some rewatches, like Steins Gate now that the MOVIE DUB IS FINALLY BEING RELEASED HOLY CRAP
lawlmartz Jan 4, 7:12 PM
I'm glad you didn't put yourself through that. It SUCKED https://myanimelist.net/reviews.php?id=236127
maybe that'll be funny though

The pacing is probably the worst part about Ajin, yeah. Felt like the second season had some filler, and the way they wrapped up the "best friend and angel wings guy" plot was... not much, but I enjoyed that it didn't really pull any punches- it's a pretty gritty show in all honesty, and it tackles "how do you kill literally unkillable things" nicely, imo. I liked the scare tactic of "cutting off the head" and the protagonists imagining it, only to find out that it doesn't actually work. Sato has some backstory that they didn't get into that I read in manga spoilers, which I'll detail to you here- he was a special forces soldier in vietnam (which is why he's an old fudger) that got shot up, didn't actually die, did kinda a Colonel Kurtz thing and went insane, enjoyed killing. I liked that about him though- he played his cards like he wanted something, but in reality, he just wanted to murder people. Sorta like the Joker.

The ending was complete crap though. I thought they were going to shoot him into space or something... but no, of course they're going to leave it open ended on the 0.001% chance this pulls a Code Geass and gets a sequel in 10 years... Only Japan.
lawlmartz Jan 4, 4:55 PM
did you actually finish keijo?

also, I see you gave Ajin a 6. That must mean you liked it okay. I hated the ending, but the rest of the show was solid, in all honesty.
truisms Jan 1, 6:15 PM
ye. i've started watching it and it's not bad tho
truisms Dec 29, 2016 11:26 PM
i didn't until i joined c&c
lawlmartz Dec 28, 2016 7:07 PM
Ani dubs > nihonese m80. Not that I really even care, I'm not even watching anime anymore. Barely using this site, tbh.

I honestly don't find her character design particularly outstanding or attractive, but I understand that rationale. Yeah, there are certainly a lot of doujin for FSN as a whole. Pick a female protagonist, and I guarantee there's plenty out there. It's an immensely popular series.

Kiritsugu catches a lot of crap for being "whoa that's edgy" but I never really minded it. Sure, his philosophy is a bit on the Shadow the Edgehog side, but at least the dialogue is written in such a way that he doesn't really come off preachy the way the Saber does.. just sort of quietly doing his thing. I also like that his character isn't the lawful stupid MC that 99% of anime mcs are. He isn't afraid to fight dirty or bend the rules to get what he wants. What he does to the Saber at the end is pretty great too. I recommend it in English. The screams are pleasant.

She definitely plays her foil part well, but I thought that the focus on her made her absolutely insufferable. But in all honesty, there aren't really any characters in the show I dislike that much besides the Saber. Kiritsugu, Kirei, Kariya are all pretty good, Ryan the serial killer is at least entertaining. Waver is kinda annoying, and Tokiomi is a real piece of SHEEEIT, but he gets whats coming to him haha. That family is so messed up tho... if you've seen FSN, there's a great irony moment regarding Tokiomi and Rin.
lawlmartz Dec 28, 2016 4:40 PM
Kayneth's death was savage.

Hope you're watching in English too, weeb

And yeah that pretentious bitch needed to be taken down a step or 10. I don't understand why everyone is in love with the character. If she were a real person, she would be the most arrogant, pompous, prick and no one would be able to stand her! #realism
lawlmartz Dec 27, 2016 8:19 PM
well? the speech?
lawlmartz Dec 26, 2016 7:59 PM
Yeah, Kiritsugu's speech and *spoilerz* Kayneth/Sola Ui's death are easily my favorite scenes from the show, and probably top 10 anime scenes in general. Kiritsugu lays the SMACK down on Arthuria, and it's glorious
lawlmartz Dec 26, 2016 5:58 PM
ayyy lmao

truisms Dec 23, 2016 1:16 PM
people like chris calton make all of us sad