Whenever I look at MAL's top rated anime and see where my series rank vs. what I'm supposed to be praising.
Cheesy section of favorite anime couples:
1. Kouta x Lucy from Elfen Lied
2. Lawrence x Holo from Spice and Wolf
3. Isaac x Miria from Baccano
4. Kujo x Victorique from Gosick
5. Negishi x Aikawa from Detroit Metal City
6. Hideki x Chii from Chobits
7. Yusuke x Keiko from Yu Yu Hakusho
8. Seras X Pip from Hellsing Ultimate
9. Krillin x 18 from DBZ (my first ship)
My "WAIFU" = Priscilla from Dark Souls.
10 - one of my very favorites. I absolutely adored it!
9 - Almost perfect, maybe a minor flaw.
8 - Very solid. It may not be my absolute favorite ever, but its up there and I highly respect it
7- A very good series, but not without its flaws. still top 20%. I really liked it.
6- better than average. Not one of the truly great series, but at least fairly good.
5. generic schlock, I really wouldn't bother. Either that or a vile anime with Godlike production value.
4. Below average crap, maybe something so bad it's good, or crap with a large budget.
3. Horrible anime, but maybe it has a few cheap laughs or a decent budget
2. I absolutely hated this anime, avoid like the plague
1. I HATED HATED HATED this anime. One of the worst of all time!
Some of my favorite literary works by author and language of origin:
Russian language literature:
Dostoevsky- Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Demons, The Gambler, The Double
Tolstoy- War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Death of Ivan Ilyich
Bulgakov- The Master and Margarita, Heart of a Dog
Goncharov - Oblomov
Gogol - Dead Souls
Turgenev - Fathers and Sons
Pushkin- The Bronze Horseman
Chekhov - The Lady and her Dog
Spanish language literature
Cervantes - Don Quixote
Marquez- 100 years of Solitude
English language literature
Dickens - Great Expectations, David Copperfield
Tolkien- The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Steinbeck - East of Eden
Paton - Cry the Beloved Country
Rushdie - Midnight's Children, Shame
Achebe - Things Fall Apart
Shelley - Frankenstein
Stoker - Dracula
Shakespeare - Othello, King Leer, Henry the 5th, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, too many
RR Martin (my guilty pleasure) - Game of Thrones
Beniov - City of Thieves (fun underrated little novel)