I’m a little bit of a neat freak when it comes to my computer. I run virus scans, disk cleanups and defrags on a fairly regular basis. Hell, I even do a physical wipe of my hard drive every month or so. It goes without saying that I’m meticulous about my anime organization.
Watching anime use to be a lot simpler for me–download, watch, delete(or even stream). I’ve been watching and saving a lot more anime lately though so things have changed a little. Following 5-6 shows shouldn’t usually clutter your computer up very much, but now that I’m blogging, I like to keep everything on hand so I can go back and reference the show, take screen captures, etc.
I’m sure we all have our own little systems; here’s mine.
I never used to use that much memory so my second hard drive had always been underutilized, but not anymore.
- Archived – the best anime at the best quality
- Current – anything I’m watching at the moment (not necessarily currently airing)
- Pre-Archive – anime that will be archived as soon as I find a better quality version
- Torrents – any torrents I’m seeding
- Waitlisted – anime that I’m planning on watching
This is my current folder. This includes everything I’m watching right now except Code:Breaker. Why? If you have to ask, you obviously aren’t watching it.
I think the name is pretty self-explanatory. This folder has become absolutely terrifying in the past few weeks. I’d like to note that there are usually 3-4 files in this folder at a time. As you can see, I’m now at 24. I’ll hopefully be able to work through all of this and a bit of my waitlist during winter break.
Is this in anyway similar to how you guys do things? Or is this coming at you out of left field?
As long as we’re on the subject, I’ve actually been thinking about transferring my archived anime over to DVDs. I’d probably get some nice labels for them too, and I figured it would cost me around $70 to do everything. Does anybody have experience with stuff like that? It’s a high enough cost to where I want at least a second opinion.
On a site note, the post for today might be a bit sparse, but I have an exam tomorrow morning so I think that’s a decent excuse. I also have a flight tomorrow afternoon so my Day IV post might be a bit late. I hope you can forgive me for my transgression of this most holy tradition.