//INTP//. That definitely explains it. Maybe. Majored in Business Analytics, minor in Economics.
I used to change my name on the forums a lot, but I’ve had this one for so long it's no longer necessary.
The first thing I watched was Death Note. A week after, I made an account on MAL since it seemed like the normal thing you do when you get into a hobby. If it weren’t for that, I probably wouldn’t be so obsessive about updating my own list… A month later (that was still in 2013, jeez…) I started posting on the forums, and I’ve done so ever more sparsely since. Looking back, it’s kind of scary to think about how much you change in just a few years.
I used to play a ton more video games, but I suppose I’ve mellowed off in that respect too. Heroic/Mythic raiding in BfA was probably the last time I ever played a single thing daily, if you discount playing FGO. Do visual novels count as videogames? Probably not.
Imagining the plots of stories for novels/video games (and then never penning them) is a lot more common than I used to think. I make the excuse of “never having enough time to write them” to myself, but of course believing your own lies is something else entirely. Something about how “you don’t find time, you make time”, or whatever from somewherever self-help blog or another.
Reviews are something I would have written more frequently in the past. Since then, I’ve become increasingly awed at the complexity and breadth of the medium. Not “omg anime is so deep” per say, but I feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of content I feel I should cover, way before even beginning. Personally I favour taking the approach of film theory, but I've never taken a single class in film studies so I'm well out of my league. I envy the few anitubers I follow who manage to skillfully blend the entire width of a review (although they’re more video essays at that point) into legible, bite-piece chunks.
I don't really rate anime anymore, but I made a score description chart below just for fun.
Huh. What else.
I’m sure all of that must sound super nostalgic and regretful (it probably is). It’s quite telling that all I can talk about are the things I DON’T do, but I guess that’s kind of what I’m like right now. That's what you call slothful isn't it? Yeah... no doubt. Stupid? Definitely.
don't worry im a cute anime girl in real life just like you, yeah, totally
1: Road to Trash: Retribution. The kind of anime that spawns ironic self-hating anime memes because it's so terrible, you just want to stop. Give up on life. Jump into a river. Play minecraft. So on and so forth. As the special worst the industry has to offer, it is a living, plaguing reminder of failure, a symbol which works not only to merely mock, but to undermine. Inexplicable. tl;dr
2: My Little Sister Really Isn't Cute. Everyone makes mistakes. Yet somehow, this anime manages to become an unforgivable piece of shit staining generations to come. Distasteful.
3: A for Effort! That's what the teachers used to tell you when your work appeared to be wholly inadequate to the class but, in a cute, sorrowful kind of way. A bare minimum indeed.
4: Average Highschooler. Literally translated as "MAL 7". Was it bad? Not necessarily. Was it outstanding? Not specifically. Could it be better? Who knows.
5: Not Average. And not really brilliant. Occasionally, the single sheep distinguishes itself from the fluff. This one-upping certainly deserves some significance of mention, however historians would later come to wonder if a greater feat was achievable for the sole sheep.
6: redo definition here. (7/12/17)
7: Sweet, light, and puffy. Dessert like. It has flaws, but the anime does what it actually wants to do in a meaningful fashion.
8: Big Boss. Role model for all.
9. Smug anime face. The pyramid's head. Tangible, delectable perfection in a contextual sort of sense.
10. Perfection does not exist. Why? Because it only exists through its own redefinition. But in that singular moment of transition- Therein, lies masterpiece. No, I watched Liz and the Blue Bird. Perfection is... perfection is the view that only you can see. Others may see something similar, or perhaps totally contrary. Yet in the end, it's a window that only exists for yourself.
I have other 10s on my list, but Liz and the Blue Bird is the only one that I can say is perfect.
1: Death Note
250: Natsume Yuujinchou San
300: Darling in the Franxx