About Me

I really started watching anime (read: not just whatever Cartoon Network deigned to show) in 2004, when I powered through all of Serial Experiments Lain in one night.  It was quite the introduction to the medium, and I couldn’t have loved it more.  I watched as many anime series and movies as I could get my hands on, and in the summer of 2009 my hunger for more drove me to begin watching shows as they aired.  Now I’ve decided to make a blog where I can laud or condemn those shows as I see fit.

If you want to take a look at everything I’m currently watching, and to see what ratings I’ve given to shows in the past, you can take a look at my MAL anime list.

About My Ratings

All the ratings I give are on a 10-point scale, as follows:
1- Words alone cannot describe how horrendous it is, but you can be darn certain that I’ll take a shot at it
2- Very bad
3- Bad
4- Below Average
5- Average
6- Above Average
7- Good
8- Very Good
9- Excellent
10- Entirely subjective (because of course the rest of the blog dedicated to espousing my own opinions isn’t subjective at all). If I give something a 10, it means that it was both an excellent show and that it had a special personal/sentimental/emotional value to me that gave it the extra point.

I as hard as humanly possible to keep myself from falling into a four-point scale, but the average of my ratings will still be above 5 simply because I don’t tend to subject myself to shows that I know I’ll hate.

Things In My Life That Aren’t Anime

Yes, I occasionally do completely unrelated things, like reading manga and playing visual novels.  I also enjoy astronomy, computers, video games, science fiction and fantasy novels, geology, and a wide variety of other subjects.  Some random examples that I enjoyed from the above categories are: Fate/stay night, Europa Universalis 3, space exploration probes, Discworld, Isaac Asimov, the Vorkosigan Saga, and building my own desktop computers.