Hello everyone! Thank you for checking out my profile, I hope you stay and chat or simply watch from the sidelines!
Feel free to call me Howl or Wolf, either one is fine :)
I'm fine with accepting friend requests as long as you don't watch hen/tai and we have at least somewhat compatible MAL charts (or if you look interested in discussing). Any requests made by people who spam friend requests or seem funky will be denied.
I started watching anime in the summer of 2013 when I decided to give Fairy Tail another chance after trying to watch a few episodes the previous year but not being into it. I found out about the show through a Warrior Cats online forum that was dedicated to watching anime, and it was there that I found out about more shows and connected with other fans.
About a year later during the spring of 2014 I started trying to watch anime seasonal when Fairy Tail 2014 started airing again. That summer I started really paying attention to each new season and ever since then I've been hooked.
It sounds cheesy to say, but anime really has shaped and defined the better part of the seven years I've been keeping up with it. I've met so many different people through it and experienced so many different stories that I never thought were possible before discovering this medium. I even attended and graduated from an art school so I could hone my writing and drawing abilities to tell the types of stories partially inspired by the ones I've watched so much.
So thanks for finding me on here and thanks for reading about me! If you ever want to bond over a show feel free to leave a comment below!
How My Ratings Work:
I rate stuff in a mixture of how I feel about the show and how the show actually preforms. Basically, even if a show isn't very polished or good looking but is able to tug at my heartstrings, I might rate it around the same as something that is aesthetically pleasing but boring to me. Obviously every show is different and ultimately assigning numbers to a show doesn't really tell you its appeal beyond what we assign the numbers ourselves (but that's a whole different conversation) but ultimately I have a loose idea of how I feel about each show based on which number category I put it in.
A 1-5 is rare for me to give since anything below a 6 that's a full-length TV-series I probably didn't get around to finishing. I don't assign number to my Dropped shows since it feels unfair to rate something that I didn't fully watch, but if I did finish them I would guess a lot of them would fall under that category. Because of this, 1-5 is basically a sliding scale of bad, from "5" being mostly just bland and uninteresting to "1" which would constitute a garbage dumpster fire.
Starting with "6" is where I would say the base "good" line starts. Below is how I categorize a show in question under 6-9
6- Fine. I enjoyed this series, but felt like it could have been much more than what it turned out to be. These either have large problems within them or had a mediocre tone throughout several parts. Something big kept me from ever fully engaging.
Ex. Selector Infected WIXOSS, Tsurune, Fire Force S1
7- Good. A series that I enjoyed and would possibly watch again if I ever have time. The general pacing and flow is considered good and it usually isn't plagued with many, if any, large problems.
Ex. Love Lab, My Little Monster, Snow White with Red Hair
8- Great. Series that I very much enjoyed. The lowest that a show can be rated and still possibly be considered a favorite.
Ex. Kaguya-sama S1, One Punch Man, Ore Monogatari
9- Amazing - A series that I enjoyed immensely and that either had one or two things that held it back from being a "10".
Ex. Summer Wars, Little Witch Academia, Silver Spoon
Shows with a "10" I tend to think of all on a similar level. Although not all are my favorites, each one of them did something special to earn them a 10. Think of the 10's as instant recommendations/top qualities instead of absolute favorites.