If you are checking this out, it means you are one of the few who reach my page, as I usually keep a pretty low profile on here. Feel free to ask me whatever you'd like if you want to know anything.
Here's a quick glimpse of some of my favorite anime/characters:
How I got started:
It was by pure coincidence that I got started in this hobby, as a bunch of things came together at pretty much the same time. The first thing was my PS3 got the dreaded yellow light of death, and when shipping it for repairs it broke in transit. An investigation ensued and long story short, I got money eight months later. This left me with more leisure time in my schedule, and I filled it with movies and shows (no anime so far). I began asking for recommendations and one of them I received was Afro Samurai. I watched it and was dazzled by the animation. Searching for similar shows on the internet almost always yielded the same two results: Death Note and Fullmetal Alchemist. I had never watched Toonami or anything growing up and therefore was somewhat biased against anime, but I finally caved and watched Death Note. It opened my eyes to the possibilities of the medium as a whole, and for being that gateway it will always remain one of my favorites. Ever since then I have been consuming anime en masse and that's my story.
About my ratings:
I suppose I am much harsher than most with my scores but in no way am I an elitist or derive little entertainment from many of them. My ratings are mostly for me to truly determine which shows I would rather watch again and/or like better. Not only that, but the shows generally reside in a rating area, and not so much one score. I am constantly tinkering with past shows as well as adding new ones, but in general it is a +/-1 system, where any show could either be one higher or one lower really depending on my mood. In general, ratings are a personal preference so I understand why people like such different ranges of shows and I don't criticize others' selections. If you want a recommendation, just ask and I will gladly look through your list to see what I think would fit you best.