While my manga stats of reading/plan to read/on-hold/dropped are accurate, my anime stats under the dropped category is not. Anime listed as 'dropped' are anime I have started and for various reasons dislike. However, they're technically more on-hold anime than animes I have officially dropped. This is because I intend to watch all of the anime on my lists even if they are simply animes I watch in the background (tagged as "background anime").
I rate things according to my enjoyment level of the series. As I read/watch the series I do apply critical thinking regarding their social impact, whether or not it is appropriate for its intended audience, the message(s) it imparts and lessons it teaches, etc. However, even if the series has a good message or intent, if I don't feel it is executed well and it doesn't spark true interest in me, doesn't emotionally connect with me in some way or simply doesn't appeal on some other level, I'm not going to give the series a good rating.
Further, I don't care how good the series may actually be; if the art style of the animation or manga doesn't appeal to me then I will not read/watch it.
There are very few things I'm put off by in fiction. Poor art style in a largely/exclusively visual medium is a big one tho.
The only genres for anime/manga I seem to be adverse to, or at least uninterested in exploring except perhaps minimally, (according to the genre filter on this site) are:
-cars (completely uninterested)
-mecha (sometimes I enjoy it. there have been some amazing mecha anime that I really love. but I'm not really into mecha itself. I either like the series or I don't, but I'm not adverse to mecha)
-music (largely uninterested in this genre although I have enjoyed some music animes)
-space (same feelings as mecha. there are some good ones, even great or amazing ones, but as a genre I'm not very interested in it)
-military (I'm not very into this genre but I am open to it)
-josei (this is a genre geared toward a target audience I fall into: adult female. however this genre largely doesn't appeal to me) Favorite Genres:
-ecchi (*shrug* girls are cute, boobs are great [except when they're overthetop too big. that's gross]. I love anime/manga with strong female characters who can be whole characters independent from the males around them. This is important, both in reality and in our fiction. however, ecchi is still a fav genre and always will be)
-hentai (same feelings as with ecchi. I love it, unappologetically.)
-horror (gimme that blood!)
-yaoi (my fav genre? no but it's definitely a top fav)
-slice of life
-psychological (I love a series that makes me think. esp morally ambiguous series. rec me some??)
-seinen not Fav Genres, but genres I still enjoy a lot:
-mystery (I generally don't care for this genre, but in anime/manga I tend to like it -perhaps because it coincides with other genres I really enjoy)
-shoujo-ai (there aren't a lot of series in this genre I like but I like the genre itself. I wish there were more good series in this genre, really hope it grows more and greater things come from it.)
-yuri (same as with shoujo-ai. like the genre but there aren't enough good series in it for me to call it a fav)
-none are listed in exact order nor are they complete or uptodate
-currently limited to fav mangaka/voice actors on profile below
-other favs of anime/manga/characters(male&female)/pairings-ships/anime openings&endings/AotS can be found in designated blog posts
-many pictures in blog posts were hosted on photobucket and are no longer available for viewing; will fix this at some point so pictures+links work again