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Hey everyone! I’m just your usual recently-graduated guy. Basically, I watch a lot of anime and I felt like doing something, so this site was born. Now, being a college graduate doesn’t make me any way an authority on analysis or reviewing or anything like that. To be honest, I’m a math/science person anyway. I know for a fact that I tend to be a bit forgiving when it comes to reviewing, so I apologize if you’re expecting the colorful flaming that I see on other blogs. Also, my speech can get a little repetitive at times, which tends to make my writing the same way. I’ve been working on that a lot through this blog, so I hope you will bear with me.

On a more random note, I solve Rubik’s Cubes competitively, but that’s not quite as interesting to most people. As a result, I will avoid making excessive posts about Rubik’s Cube. I’d love to make a tutorial, but I’ve never been really good at it…I always try to talk about advanced stuff too early. However, I do consider myself fairly knowledgeable about Rubik’s Cubes, as I have been solving them for a while and have become quite fast. Currently, I average around 15-16 seconds. More info here as well: 50 Questions

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my work. Please be sure to let me know what you think about anything on this site. I’m also fairly open to watching most anime, so if you have any cool recommendations for me, definitely let me know. Fair warning, I tend to avoid magical girl anime on principle, but if you feel strongly enough about it, I don’t mind reconsidering my stance. Naturally, there will be time constraints, but I usually get around to watching most things. But if you’re recommending me anime and want to avoid something I’ve already watched or already plan to watch, then you can check out this link for a list of all the things that I’ve watched.

One other thing. A lot of my posts are just the random thoughts that come to me. If you read my blog and like one of the post topics, don’t ever feel that you need my permission to write about the same topic. In fact, nothing would make me happier than to see that I have inspired another person’s post. I’d even ask that you link me to your post because I’d love to read it.

If you’re feeling like giving me some feedback, you can feel free to comment on one of my posts or shoot me an email through my contact form or at [email protected]. I’m also one of those people that hangs around on Skype all the time if more real-time discussion is your thing…I’m not hard to find.

Also, just a quick sidebar. The name marthaurion comes from a combo of Marth from Fire Emblem and the last name of Kratos Aurion from Tales of Symphonia. Great characters from great games. My brother and I created it back when we first started playing Guild Wars (you needed a first and last name for your characters in that game), and I basically stuck with it because no one else uses it.

Credit goes to AngeloftheNight091 from Snowpoint Temple for making my banner (check the Blogroll…fair warning: it’s a site devoted to Pokemon). Background was made myself (it’s probably pretty noticeable).

32 Comments

  1. Hello there! i’m another “easy going” anime site owner myself and i just stopped on by to exchange links for your blog and my blog, i’m trying to get a little more friends here
    http://animetree.wordpress.com/
    quick question, where do you get your pictures for reviewing?

    1. marthaurion says:

      for my weekly reviews, I usually just get them from a google search…for my daily reviews, I take screenshots of the episodes I’m reviewing and upload them

      1. ah i see, i never really got a good site for me to directly take screenshots. So what do you say? exchange links?

        1. marthaurion says:

          sure, i guess
          also, i just use the print screen button and paste it into paint

  2. feal87 says:

    Mr Marthaurion, I compel you! Let’s make a contract together!
    Let’s share blogroll links and save the universe. :]

    1. marthaurion says:

      I know I shouldn’t trust Kyubey, but I somehow feel compelled to agree. I’ll add it when I get some time later today :P

      1. feal87 says:

        Added you as well. Contract completed! /人 ◕ ‿‿ ◕ 人\

  3. Happy that I finally had the chance to visit your site. Looking forward to your future post ^^

    1. marthaurion says:

      thanks! hope you enjoy everything!

  4. mjsport29 says:

    First of all, this is all pretty interesting in what you’ve got here~ :) i recommend Tsubasa Chronicles if you’re really looking for a bit of a challenge. CLAMP, the manga artist group who created TC are wonderful women who are exceptionally talent for handing out complex manga-and i do have to say that if you read farther in to the TC manga, you may find yourself confused but its really full of action and drama near the end~ it is personally my favorite anime/manga of all, but i guess how you see it is how it goes~

    1. marthaurion says:

      hey, thanks for the recommendation
      I’ve actually seen the first season of the anime (if you’re talking about Syaoran and Sakura Tsubasa…I think there are a couple of titles with Tsubasa in them) and I think I’ve read the first 4 or so volumes of the manga…But yeah, I can definitely give it another look

  5. AceRailgun says:

    Would you be interested in doing a blogroll swap.

    1. marthaurion says:

      sure, I’d be happy to add your blog

  6. Gintokiro says:

    Hey marth, nice blog :)

    Would you be interested in doing a blogroll swap?

    1. marthaurion says:

      sure…I’ll add you when I get the chance

  7. GoodbyeNavi says:

    I don’t mind reading about Rubik’s Cube every now and then. They frustrate the crap out of me! I am like you with my reviews or summaries, I won’t do much flaming. I look forward to reading your blog.

    1. marthaurion says:

      Thanks…I’ve been avoiding the Rubik’s Cube posts because I didn’t think anyone wanted to see them. Also, I didn’t really know what to talk about.

      1. GoodbyeNavi says:

        Hey, do you mind doing a blogroll swap?

        1. marthaurion says:

          Sure thing…I’ll add you when I get the chance

  8. What’s your fastest time on a Rubik’s Cube?

    1. marthaurion says:

      Fastest I’ve ever done while timing is 10.41 seconds. It was a while ago, though. I usually average around 15-16 seconds or 14-15 seconds on a good day.

  9. Robert Tene says:

    There are many anniblogs out there but this one is one of the few that stands out. Your writing style is really nice and you manage to put your opinions into words really nice. Seems like I will be reading your future posts ;)

  10. John Sato says:

    I never did get into Rubik’s cubes much…and here I am getting A’s in college math. I feel like I’ve failed my title of “pretty much a nerd” :)

    Anyways, nice blog you’ve got here. From what I’ve seen of it, I quite like your writing style (consistently proper grammar is always a plus), and I appreciate the fact that you write short reviews. I like long reviews too, but it’s also nice to see things reviewed without spoilers or deep analyses. And while your review scores may be a little inflated, it’s always kind of nice to see people who really *like* things and can find enjoyment in them, rather then just flaws. Diversity is always nice to see, so…yeah. Keep it up.

    Oh, and while I’m at it, I’m gonna go ahead and recommend a show called “Mushishi.” It can be a little hard to get in to, but the stories are interesting and the art and animation are both superb, so if you like eyecandy, you’ll probably enjoy this show. Anyways, you should check it out.

    1. marthaurion says:

      Honestly, Rubik’s Cube can be a pretty big time commitment if you really wanna be serious. I got it out of the way in high school when I had more time ^^

      yeah…the whole anti-spoiler thing was something I decided early on…figured I’d write to recommend rather than to reiterate what people have already seen

      I have Mushishi downloaded, but never got around to it. But with such a glowing recommendation, I’ll definitely move it up the queue :D

  11. Tachi himura says:

    I love your new website but it lacks the search of anime

    1. marthaurion says:

      What do you mean by that? I can see what I can do about adding it back in.

      1. tachi himura says:

        the form of anime in the website is missing or removed

  12. asdfghjkl says:

    nice blog.

  13. Lazarinth says:

    I want to blog follow but… no follow button ;(

    1. marthaurion says:

      Weird. There should be one. Well, if the follow button isn’t working, then you can use the subscribe box on the sidebar to the right. It should do the same thing.

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