For those of you that watch Anifile, you know that I take the first episode of a show and go into it in detail and then summarise the next couple of episodes afterwards stating whether things generally move on or not. Then I round it off with a score out of ten. I've come to realise that this may be a little too final for what Anifile is all about. First impressions.
So instead, I propose a new means of evaluation using two simple measures - Continue or Chuck. Of course if I were to say continue or chuck and not explain why, that would be equally final. This measure will be embellished with a reason as to why it deserves the result. More often than not I would rate a show with a 'Continue' and then enhance it further by stating whether it's a solid continue or a wait and see. Only in rare circumstances would I grade a show with 'Chuck'; those would go to shows that show no sign of growth and either degrade or detract the viewer. The only shows I can think of that I've reviewed already that I would say to 'chuck' would be Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka and Asobi ni Ikuyo. The vast majority would get a 'continue' - some with a strong vote of confidence; others with a more hesitant tone.
I like to listen to what you guys have to say and cater the content I produce based on what you find more valuable and rounded. Scores are for more complete things. Measures are more appropriate for what I do - guides for you to base an opinion.
In other news, Otakon is looking more likely for me. Money isn't an issue as I can plan for it now, but what to do around it is still up in the air - I mean, whilst I'm in America, I should go somewhere else as it would be cheaper than two transatlantic trips in quick succession. Where I go remains to be seen. In any case, Otakon is most likely, so here's my list of cons I hope to at least attend this year as of now:-
Dimension Jump XVI (8-10 April) Birmingham
London MCM Expo (May 27-29) ExCeL, London
London Film and Comic Con (July 8-10) Earls Court, London
Otakon 2011 (July 29-31) Baltimore, MD
Ayacon 2011 (August 19-21) Coventry, England
Alcon 2011 (September) Leicester, England
London MCM Expo (October 28-30) ExCeL, London
Oh yeah, I got a copy of Bejeweled 3 from a very generous fan. Thank you so much. ^^ I'll be rocking those jewels later for sure.