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  • aoi_neko
  • User Name: aoi_neko
  • Member Since: Sunday, February 20, 2005, 10:35 AM
  • Name: Rick
  • Location: Upstate, NY, US
  • Last Login: 2014-03-02 16:23:05
  • Forum Info: Profile        Posts (55)
  • Usefulness: 268.8 with 5 opinions
    [average 119.8 of 230697 opinions; standard deviation 433.1 ]
  • Profile: First off, you gotta know that I'm an old guy. As in "one foot in the grave" old compared to most of the folks here.

    And I'm not really even an anime junkie. My attitude towards anime (and the same goes for live-action jdorama) isn't that "it's cool because it's anime," but rather that anime is a whole field of potentially interesting stuff. The result is that, just like movies, or English-language TV, there are some animes I purely love, and a great many more I don't care about. I love Boogiepop Phantom, for example, and I know you'll never find anything like it except in anime,; but if I don't like romantic comedies or shallow action flicks in my own language, I won't like them any better in Japanese.

    I pretend that my attitude gives me some objectivy and detachment.

    I basically starting doing these as an answer to my daughter. She'll download and watch AMV's and I'd watch over her shoulder, praising or criticizing. "Do some yourself, then," she told me. In other words, "put up or shut up."

    "Well," I answered, "there's a learning curve, I mean, I don't know the tools and stuff."

    She smiled and turned away.

    Yeah. It sounded like a lame excuse to me too.

    Well, hell, I thought. There are people who take up new things when they retire, I thought. Old as I feel, I'm a long way from that. You're just lazy, and maybe worse, scared to look stupid compared to some people young enough to be your kid.

    So, here I am, in the spirit of "lousy videos are better than wussing out." Wish me luck, huh?

global average

  • Count230697
  • Originality8.47
  • Visual Quality8.37
  • Audio9.00
  • Action Sync8.45
  • Lip Sync8.24
  • Special Effects8.49
  • Effort8.60
  • Re-view-ability7.92
  • Overall8.43

average given

  • Count5
  • Originality8.80
  • Visual Quality8.40
  • Audio9.20
  • Action Sync8.80
  • Lip Sync8.00
  • Special Effects8.67
  • Effort9.60
  • Re-view-ability9.00
  • Overall9.00

average received

  • Count19
  • Originality9.26
  • Visual Quality8.68
  • Audio9.11
  • Action Sync8.42
  • Lip Sync6.33
  • Special Effects8.70
  • Effort8.68
  • Re-view-ability8.11
  • Overall8.37

10 FAVORITE ANIME

1.
Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV)
2.
Boogiepop Phantom
3.
Madlax
4.
Serial Experiments Lain
5.
Noir
6.
Ceres, Celestial Legend (Ayashi no Ceres)
7.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
8.
Vampire Princess Miyu (OVA)
9.
Haibane Renmei (Charcoal Feathers Federation)
10.
Hellsing

My Videos (12)

  • Princes (2006-09-22)
    [hits: 1461][opinions: 3]
    • Jimi Hendrix All Along the Watchtower
    • Adolescence of Utena
    • Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV)
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Broken Angels (2006-05-27)
    [hits: 473][opinions: 0]
    • Seether feat. Amy Lee Broken
    • Haibane Renmei (Charcoal Feathers Federation)
    • Drama
    • Other
    • Serious
  • Kyuusai (2006-05-27)
    [hits: 654][opinions: 0]
    • Jann Arden Saved
    • Haibane Renmei (Charcoal Feathers Federation)
    • Drama
    • Sentimental
    • Serious
  • Read All About It (2006-05-26)
    [hits: 2874][opinions: 3]
    • Weird Al Yankovic Midnight Star
    • ...There are 18 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Comedy
    • Fun
    • Parody
  • Tempted to Pretend (2006-05-26)
    [hits: 1841][opinions: 0]
    • REM Photograph
    • Le Portrait de Petit Cossette
    • Horror
    • Romance
    • Serious
  • [hits: 1044][opinions: 3]
    • joga Dam Dariram
    • Devil Lady, The
    • Action
    • Dance
  • Hidden Agenda (2005-08-19)
    [hits: 1507][opinions: 1]
    • Bangles Hazy Shade of Winter
    • Paranoia Agent
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Shadows of Noir (2005-08-19)
    [hits: 1126][opinions: 2]
    • Kelly Osbourne One Word
    • Noir
    • Drama
    • Romance
    • Serious
  • This Is Who We Are (2005-08-01)
    [hits: 1422][opinions: 0]
    • Three Doors Down Let Me Go
    • Madlax
    • Action
    • Drama
    • Romance
    • Serious
  • Weekend Getaway (2005-07-19)
    [hits: 2408][opinions: 4]
    • The Go Go's Vacation
    • Madlax
    • Noir
    • Comedy
    • Fun
    • Parody
  • Centennial (2005-05-28)
    [hits: 2224][opinions: 3]
    • Five For Fighting 100 years
    • Millennium Actress
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Sentimental
    • Serious
  • [hits: 1817][opinions: 0]
    • Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie The Privacy Song
    • ...There are 8 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Fun
    • Parody