Extended favorite anime in no particular order (excluding movies):
11. Psycho Pass 12. Hellsing Ultimate 13. Angel Beats 14. Ergo Proxy 15. Yu Yu Hakusho 16. Chobits 17. Cromartie High School 18. Detroit Metal City 19. Tatami Galaxy 20. Outlaw Star 21. Aoi Bungaku 22. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing 23. Berserk 24. FLCL 25. Detective Conan 26. Dragonball/Z 27. Mushishi 28. Serial Experiments Lain 29. Inuyasha 30. Neon Genesis Evangelion 31. Afro Samurai 32. Hajime no Ippo 33. Inferno Cop 34. Eve no Jikan 35. Legend of the Galactic Heroes 36. Azumanga Daioh 37. Gosick 38. Ninja Slayer 39. Durarara 40. Shouwa Rakugo 41. Penguindrum 42. Lupin the 3rd 43. School Rumble 44. Mysterious Girlfriend X 45. Golden Boy 46. Kobayashi's Dragon Maid 47. Gundam 0080 48. New Cutie Honey and original 49. Fist of the North Star
Favorite anime movies in no particular order:
1. Nausicaa 2. Princess Mononoke 3. Spirited Away 4. Paprika 5. Perfect Blue 6. Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal 7. Cowboy Bebop: Knocking on Heaven's Door 8. Ghost in the Shell 9. Akira 10. Advent Children 11. Castle of Cagliostro 12. Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade 13. Castle in the Sky 14. Porco Rosso 15. Kiki's Delivery Service 16. Royal Space Force 17. Tokyo Godfathers 18. Macross Plus 19. Angel's Egg 20. Redline 21. Millennium Actress 22. Your Name 23. Garden of Words 24. Battle Angel Alita 25. Barefoot Gen 26. In This Corner of the World
Favorite anime shorts in no order: 1. Grandfather's Lamp 2. House of Small Cubes 3. Hotarubi no Mori e
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. Guts x Caska from Berserk
9. Krillin x 18 from DBZ (my first ship)
10. Tsubake x Urabe from Mysterious Girlfriend X
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)