Ask Us Anything… Really!

Happy Holidays/ Winter/ Christmas/ Hanukka/ Kwanzaa/ Boxing day, etc. & ad nauseum

Filler post, filler post— Actually, I do have some updates and Shoutouts~

Oh, hello there~ I hope you are having a good time, frolicking around the site! I think except for Hato, everyone in my team is facing one type of winter or another. Some are getting just a taste of it (like me) while some are getting too much to handle. There’s also a lot who are sifting through exams and some are finally relaxing! Winter brings a simple slowdown of everything and of course, festivities mentioned above so there will be one event after the other and loads of celebration.

My choice after shifting servers was to make the Metanorn design user-friendly and easily changeable. Getting a dedicated webmaster was a bonus so enjoy our new holiday colours, banners and breakable Christmas lights, which is an awesome pass time, especially when you had a long day and urging to bash someone’s head in. Somewhat relaxing.

I have some stuff planned for the festivities but that is of course a surprise and would be appearing as the days progress. However, something that I have to get it out there is the fact that I will be appearing in the next DDD Podcast again but this time around, with my old team: Hato, Overcooled and Hoshi. Sorry, my beloved new peeps, you will get your chance another time.

We’ll be doing this before Christmas, so anything you want to ask me, Hoshi, Hato and Overcooled? ASK US anything that you are itching to as this is your ticket. I also have somehow gone for Formspring too so you can always give that a go for some more personalized /random ones.  Not to mention, the guys I hate so much, yeah you know right? You have questions for the hosts too? Ask them away here as well via comment and we will respond to each and everyone in the next recording. I want some interesting questions from our readers, who I love from the depths of my heart; you all make and break us so let us hear your thoughts on Metanorn and the Team in general.

Before I close, A BIG APPLAUSE to the NEW, cute and cuddly authors, who are doing an amazing job in populating Metanorn with awesome reviews. Thank you for all the hard work till now (new team pic to be revealed soon).

So, readers/lurkers: ready, get, set, GO? Deadline is 17th December ±12 hours. ^^

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165 Responses to “Ask Us Anything… Really!”

  1. eerikoko says:

    i so love your website!
    sugoi desu☆
    itsumo access shiteimasu!

    by the way,
    i would like to ask about your banners>

    who and where and how did you make those?!
    super awesome!
    i love them all!

    • Dan-go says:

      KYOKAI DOES MOST OF THEMM!!! <3<3<3 KYOKAAAIIII

    • Kyokai says:

      Eerikoko, thank you! Drop by on our chatbox more often to see our regulars. Some awesome discussions spawn there. xD

      And yeah, as everyone said, I make all of the banners. I use many image websites to search out the raw ones and then photoshop it to my liking. :3

      Also, thanks, Dan, Namika and Tofu~ <3

  2. Foshizzel says:

    I love Formspring! good fun to be found there 😛 I have a account too xD it’s interesting to see what people come up with and the answers.

    Podcast sounds like fun can’t wait to hear it 😀

    http://www.formspring.me/foshiizzel Enjoy xD

    New photo! yay! sounds exciting!

  3. TSRL says:

    On the behalf of my team, if you have any questions, please submit them on our website: thedddcast.willisite.com under the section “Suspiciously Red Mailbag”. We will look into them when the time comes.

    • bakuhasu says:

      Guys censor this guy…He’s stroking my ego here… and I don’t like that…

    • Kyokai says:

      PLUG ALERT! I was going to delete this comment but remembered baku’s ego. Yeah, it sure needs stroking. >.>

  4. Nayu says:

    Not very interesting/original question : if you had to chose to be a certain anime character in a certain anime, who would you be, and why ?

    Another question : Do you like Thai food ?

    I love the christmas lights, I always have fun breaking them after a hard day at school. The noise they make when they break is very entertaining to listen to xD. Are you going to make little pop-able heart-shaped balloons for valentine’s day ? It seems to be such an important day in most anime so it would be a shame to not celebrate it on an anime blog :)

    Merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/New Year/Holidays/Winter/Summer/etc to everyone !

    • Will says:

      I love that valentine balloons idea ^.^
      Note taken, maybe I’ll try making something.

      • Nayu says:

        Glad you like my idea 😀 I’m looking forward to see what it’ll look like. If it’s put into use that is :)

        Good luck making them ! It seems like a really hard thing to do :)

        • Will says:

          The lights aren’t made by me :(
          But the hearth balloons will be, I have a good idea in how making it :)

  5. Dan-go says:

    I think this is a question for a select few metanorn perusers
    Question: In a fight between a platypus and a beaver who would win?

    P.S. LOVE THE CLANNAD CHRISTMAS PIC

  6. Mint says:

    A bit similar to Nayu’s question, but which character(s) do you identify with the most?

    Also, how did you come up with your screen names?

    Haha, I was lurking around at some ridiculous hour in the night when I accidentally broke one of those christmas lights. And my headphones were on full blast. It took me a few days to figure out where it was coming from… orz

    • Nalit says:

      Gah! The smashing sound that came out of nowhere! It was the same with the chat’s ‘pop’ sound!

  7. Starry says:

    Hmm… questions…

    Have any of the bloggers in the current team met each other in real life yet/before? 😀

    If yes, were you surprised with how the person looked? Eg. A person who give you a cute/ lil sis feeling turns out to be someone who looks super mature.

    😀

  8. Amutofan123 says:

    Hmmm… I don’t have much to ask, so… what is your all-time favorite anime? Yes, such an original and interesting question. xD Happy merry Christmas to all of you! By the way… those lights scare the crap out of me each time one of them breaks. xD

    • Amutofan123 says:

      Actually, let me change my question! What manga/game/whatever do you want most to see adapted into an anime?

  9. yanagi says:

    will the new banners for halloween and christmas be up soon in headernorn?
    thanks

    • Kyokai says:

      They will be up there when I’m done with the holiday plans for the site and loads of lists. So, honestly, maybe by Jan ’11? xD

  10. Ruby says:

    Metanorn became one of my top 3 websites that I visit daily aside from RC and Tenka Seiha xD you guys update like 6x per day o_o I love all the changes ^_^

    I usually like being a lurker on here but I’m been so curious about some stuff like what’s Metanorn’s relation with Sekijitsu and The DDD Podcast? are you guys just really good friends? and to get to know all the writers better..can you put add gender to the team info section? xD I thought Sassy was a girl until going to the chatbox and found out I was wrong xD it was pretty surprising. And lastly Kyokai are you the one making the banners? what do you use to make them? :3 they’re so amazing <3

  11. wonton jr. says:

    The Christmas lights are so fun >w< whenever I come to this site, the first thing I do is break them for like 10 minutes.
    Anyways umm a question to ask.. ummm… whenever you watch an anime that becomes so ridiculously epic do you wish you were part of it?

    Another question: Do you love domo?? ( because I know I do)

  12. anaaga says:

    WHY IS IT CLANNAD PIC?? D: *start running from clannad fans*

    the christmas lights sure scared me for a while. i didn’t know at first what made the shattering noises in my pc. was so scared…

    ok one question i always want to ask: DOES ANYBODY IN METANORN WATCHES LEGEND OF THE LEGENDARY HEROES? someone please tell me yes D:

    • Dan-go says:

      We will hunt you down wherever you may go, there is no escape

    • Namika says:

      For hating Clannad…..

      Bakuhasu will hunt you down and viciously kill you!! *,_,*

      • anaaga says:

        i’m supposed to watch it, but i still can’t get the motivation to watch it…and baku is not really a motivation…

        ugh don’t remind me. i’ve been lucky for not seeing him every time i’m in the chatbox

        • Amutofan123 says:

          Watch it. If you don’t watch Clannad…. you might die. No joke. Is that enough motivation? 😀

          Seriously though, it’s one of the best anime I have ever seen.

          • anaaga says:

            i tried to watch it, but i fall asleep in the third episode D: *run again*

          • MikADo says:

            AFTER HIM PEOPLE !!

            • Dan-go says:

              burn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witchburn the witch burn the witch

            • anaaga says:

              ugh, fine. i’ll try to watch it again. i have until episode 5 anyway. i’ll try, though ^^;

            • anaaga says:

              and i’m a GIRL D:

    • Foshizzel says:

      I watch Legends of the legendary heros xD it’s an alright show… xD

      • anaaga says:

        YAY!!

        why is nobody watching it? the story is awesome! a fangirl is sad right now :'(

        • Foshizzel says:

          Well it’s very very slow for one doesn’t get great till around 19 or so xD

          • Kyokai says:

            For what it’s worth, I started watching LoLH but then was so swamped with work and travel that didn’t have time for it. I will definitely marathon this some time late.

            Also, you HAVE to watch Clannad, it’s a classic for a reason. xD

    • MikADo says:

      The problem with that show is the original novel has a veryyyyy long road ahead 😛
      I like it, but the story doen’t have much tension until
      the later episodes

      • anaaga says:

        meh, shiki hsa the same pattern of being boring at first too, but it seems like shiki has more fans here :(

        • Dan-go says:

          it’s not boring, it just starts out as a slice of life anime and ends as a MOTHERF@#$ING TEAR FEST (manly tears btw)

          • MikADo says:

            agree on manly tears *sniff*

          • anaaga says:

            never have one of those. i’m a girl

            • Dan-go says:

              a manly tearfest?

            • Tofu says:

              Well guys overall Clannad is a very popular anime and to me it’s a very good anime, definitely some mainly tears happening but of course everyone has different tastes… just don’t let Baku know about this ^^

            • anaaga says:

              @dango: yes, that manly tearfest. never have one of those

  13. Namika says:

    Yippie, new Christmas design!!!! I love it, because Christmas is my favorite holiday!)))) The breakable lights really scared me at first LOL But it was a great idea! ^O^ A real eyecandy)))
    And the Clannad pic….. was it Bakuhasu’s idea?… >,>
    Anyways…. now that I also follow the DDD now, I’m really looking forward to the new podcast!!!! ^^ And my question is:
    What is the worst question or phrase you ever asked/said, or were asked/told. (broken English alert, BROKEN ENGLISH ALERT!!!)

    • Namika says:

      And another question, which I just came up with and had a huge urge to ask(idk why….):
      Which anime character(oh, I heard this somewhere…lol) would you adopt as a pet?)))) really stupid, random and weird but I just had to ask)))

  14. Leah-san says:

    Ah~ I wanted to know if any of you guys know eachother.
    And if Ness is really a trap.

    • Ness says:

      Me being a trap, you’ll have to figure it out yourself or until one day I make an appearance on DDDpod~ buwahahah

      • Tofu says:

        We are all traps here at Metanorn, just full of traps ^^

        • MikADo says:

          TRAPS TRAPS EVERYWHERE!!

          • Tofu says:

            OMG THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!!!! Dx Oh wait.. I’m a trap too…. NOOOO!!!! (Am I really disappointed? Not really…) 😛

          • Dan-go says:

            not just this, we have REVERSE TRAPS as well in the form of Captain :)

      • Foshizzel says:

        I wait for that day my good friend 😀 mystery is always fun!

    • sassy says:

      Ness isn’t a trap, he’s just a girl.

  15. Hato-kun says:

    Oh lawd, if these questions get too intense…

    … I really hope they don’t…

    • Dan-go says:

      State your viewpoint and feelings towards the contraversy that is caused by the institution of a modern hotel on the popular west australian holiday destination Rottnest Island

  16. sassy says:

    So who’s your favorite DDD member?

    • TSRL says:

      Allow me to answer that question even though I’m not supossed to: Baku’s ego… period.

  17. Kyokai says:

    Some very interesting questions going on here. Keep them coming! We have a whole week till the recording so go as crazy as you can. You can also add to your questions like Amutofan, Namika and Dan did.

    For the short ones, I will respond now on comment, for the rest, listen to our podcast. :3

  18. Hato-kun says:

    And just in case any of you ladies out there were wondering…

    Yes, I am taken.

    • Tofu says:

      dammit… xD

      • Dan-go says:

        Tofu, You’re in a strict relationship with yourself remember? what will tofu-tan have to say about this?

        • Tofu says:

          Dan, not this again…. xD Tofu-tan is gone, abandoned and forgotten MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    • MikADo says:

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
      that can’t be!!!
      XP

    • anaaga says:

      damnit NNNOOOOOOO :'( xD

      bcz of this, now i’m curious. anybody in metanorn team that’s married/have lovers?

      • Dan-go says:

        KURARA:
        Coming on top, on todays list of “what not to ask the metanorn team” is ….
        “anybody in metanorn team that’s married/have lovers”

        • Foshizzel says:

          @anaaga Lol!! best question ever…

          my question Will Kyokai buy us all a mansion??

        • anaaga says:

          BUT THE TITLE SAID “ASK US ANYTHING…REALLY” D:

          • Kyokai says:

            Dan, awesome Clara plug! :3

            Yes, please do ask us anything and we’ll try to answer ALL of them! xD

          • Dan-go says:

            it’s fine anaaga, Kuragehime joke 😉

          • Overcooled says:

            Gah, I’m afraid now…LOL

          • Tofu says:

            Be VERY afraid OC xD We will show you what the followers of Metanorn can come up with!!! FOR SPARTA!!!!

        • anaaga says:

          @ dan: aw man i was freaked out for a second. haven’t watched kuragehime or whatever that anime is… i fail as an anime fangirl :'(

          @kyokai: why do the comments have limits? like, after 3 to 5 replies, we can’t reply anymore?

          • Tofu says:

            Stop spammers maybe? xD I don’t know man

          • Kyokai says:

            Ehhh? Comments do not have any limit, you can reply all you want. Of course, we’ll be sifting through comments here to get to all questions. No worries. ^^

          • Dan-go says:

            and thus former powuh hound such as myself and tofu are reformed

          • Dan-go says:

            YOU HAVE TO WATCH KURAGEHIME, IT HAS A TRAP

          • anaaga says:

            @ dan: will do. i’m liking the guy with glasses

            @kyokai: like right now, i can’t reply dan’s comment :(

            • Tofu says:

              Oh anaaga, I know what your problem is ^^ It’s got nothing to do with Metanorn… basically it just happens (happens to me at times) I can’t really explain it but it just happens at times… And Ruby I don’t think it’s the discussion settings, I think it’s more about the internet connection OR the computer specs

          • Ruby says:

            Kyoaki – I think what anaaga is saying is that you have to change the discussion settings on WP.. increase the “threaded(nested) comments” or something like that xD

            • anaaga says:

              @ruby: yes, that thing. man, my english sucks :(

              @tofu: ah, seems like it. i can reply ruby’s comment now. wasn’t able to do that before =/

              computer/internet stuff is definitely not my thing. i don’t even know how to put those tiny little profile pics for comments without instructions. and i don’t know how to do that in other sites too. i guess i’m computer illiterate? hehe xD

            • Tofu says:

              Oh? dw dw ^^ I was the same as well I had to ask Overcooled for help and now I will help you out too

              First you have to go to Gravatar:

              http://en.gravatar.com/

              Then you just make an account and upload a display picture of whatever you want (after your done with that, make sure you grade it as G grade so it can show up everywhere that supports Gravatar) and that’s it

              But I didn’t know you didn’t know how to do it, I always thought you had a picture xP

            • anaaga says:

              wha, i have to register? nevermind, one site is enuff for me to take care off ^^;

            • anaaga says:

              @tofu: OMG OMG OMG I DID IT TOFU I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!

            • Tofu says:

              AHAHAHAHAHA! xD Good work Anaaga

  19. Foshizzel says:

    Which little sister do you like more? Kirino? or Sora? or no sister at all xD

  20. Ruby says:

    Since Kyo insisted on asking more random questions I guess I will 😀 it seems so fun ^_^

    Kyokai – Are you asian?? are you currently studying in school? what are you studying? how old are you? xD
    Will – Are you or have you been able to hack into anything? do you wear glasses? how many and what kind of computers do you have? What kind of college are you attending? Did you finish your degree yet? It’s soo cool how your the tech guy 😀
    Overcooled – Who’s your best buddy at Metanorn? Who’s your least favorite or one that you want to get to know better?
    Hoshi – When did you started following Metanorn? What’s your favourite manga? Did you read Pandora hearts or Kuroshitsuji yet? they’re awesome~
    Sassy – What are some of the mangas that your keeping up with? What’s your favourite PS3 game?
    Hime – What country are you from? Did you watch any anime today?
    Captain – Are you really 14 yr old? What’s your favourite anime of all times?
    Ness – Where did yo get your icon pic? it’s so adorable w<
    Hato – I can't really think of anything, all the good ones are taken… hmm whats your girlfriend's name? how much money is in your bank account approximately? LOL
    Fozzy – How much time do you spend on the computer on a daily basis? Have your house ever been hit with a hurricane ever? or even close?

    Oh and I'll ask some dumb ones too like did yall all know that the snowflakes will fall in the direction of your mouse? Did you know that Dan-go is less than 18 comments away from beating Xiao? Did you know that Google Chrome is the best browser ever? Did you know that I was suppose to watch Clannad this weekend but somehow didn't even start on episode one yet!? haha okay I'll stop then..I didn't know that the questions are going to be podcast o_o don't podcast these questions!! they're so dumb xD

    • Foshizzel says:

      How much time? that’s a great question…I play forever! I live inside my computer like Tron…yes…

      Naww just kidding! I would say about 8 to 9 hours between Warcraft/Anime blogging/Pixiv checking/watching anime.

      As for hurricanes the worst thing that ever happed was lost some roof tiles but mostly got wind and rain! no flooding thou..

    • sassy says:

      Since the new members won’t be appearing in the podcast I will answer the questions… right away.

      I am at school right now (college) so I don’t have a PS3. The only games I play right now are higurashi daybreak mega edition (psp) and emil chronicles online (comp)

      As for manga… here it comes…
      Cage of Eden, Deadman Wonderland, Mirai Nikki, Franken Fran, Cradle of Monsters, Usotsuki Mi-kun and Kowareta Ma-chan, Tasogare Otome x Amnesia, Sankarea, Let’s Lagoon, enigme, kaminomi, nagasarete airantou(rarely), yankee-kun to megane-cha… right, that’s about half of the ones I regularly keep up with, and there’s even more that I’ve fallen behind on. Not to mention I read almost every non-shoujo one-shot that appears on mangafox…

    • Ness says:

      Woo I got the easiest question..

      I got my icon pic from zero-chan and the icon features Hibari Kyoya with Hibard.

      • Ruby says:

        @Fozzy – LOL your so silly xD you go to pixiv?! wow you gotta tell me your adventures sometime, I thought you didn’t understand Japanese xD

        @Sassy – It doesn’t look like Hime or Capitain is around x( Ohh that’s interesting! I thought that everyone had a ps2/xbox~ those seem like a fun game 😀 the only game I ever played on psp is crisis core. Out of all your list I only know Deadman wonderland (which I have xD) I’m falling behind on a lot of manga too D:

        @Ness – I love Hibari ^_^ your new icon looks super cool *.* yeah about that, I’m not sure why my comment got cut off but the other question was suppose to be like: >w< what did you eat today and what are you wearing right now?

        Kyoookai! I also have another question~ How much does your web hosting cost?? are you the one who's paying for everything? do you pay monthly or yearly? how much money does the ads make?

        • Ness says:

          Hmm when I answered the question I was wearing my sleep wear haha since it’s cold – a white T with jogging pants. As for what I ate, I had a chipotle burrito. Heheh your questions are so random :3

        • Foshizzel says:

          Google Chrome ftw! it auto translates the pages 😛 I wish I knew Japanese… T_T

          ONE DAY!!

          And Pixiv rocks! you can get lost in there…

    • Hato-kun says:

      My bank account? Really? I’ll be answering these.

    • Dan-go says:

      I believe my question was the most important, and the answer to that my dear friend, is that i did indeed know that i am very few comments away from becoming metanorns number 1 fanboy

      • MikADo says:

        oh yeah~

      • Tofu says:

        Nice work Dan xD I will congratulate you when you reach the top mate but also note that you will become Metanorns number 1 spammer/stalker/troll as well~~ nishishishi~~ ^^

    • MikADo says:

      CHROME IS AWESOME!!

    • anaaga says:

      haven’t watched clannad yet? it’s ok, i’m pretty sure there are imporant things u have to do first, and clannad can wait. HEHE

    • Ruby says:

      @Hato – I can’t wait to hear your answer! and you can’t be like “Oh I don’t wanna share that info” xD I bet your super rich~

      @Dan-go – Oh hoho of course, your very important :3 I can’t wait to see you beat Xiao, she might make a epic comeback whenever she returns >:D

      @MikADo – Yeah it is ^.^ the only thing I dont like is how the toolbar is in the corner~ firefox has more options too~ but chrome is really good for breaking the Christmas lights xD

      @anaaga – I guess it will have to wait D: I really wanted to watch it, I have like 2 exams this week and one next week then I’ll be FREEEEEE!!! ^_^ I also have a ton of shows to catch up >< but I'll sure I'll get it all done eventually~