Massive Metanorn Update: 4 Million Hits & the New Team!

You have been seeing a lot of NEW stuff lately, for some old-timers even the site but hells yes I have things to report:

NEW Theme, NEW Hits and the NEW Team~

It has been some time that I posted an update but work has been very hectic lately so the delay. With the new post by sassy the regulars sure know that the judging has ended after the whole hubbub over finding some new talent for Metanorn. Though, I have a lot more to talk about than just that so let’s start, shall we?

The NEW Metanorn: What didn’t get royally ducked

If you have been around, you’ve seen Metanorn struggle under bandwidth issues, network/server errors, threats to shut down (for content) and what not throughout the years. Specifically more so this year as we had both good and bad tidings. However, the bad was pretty much overcome and all in all it has been brilliant year for Metanorn because we saw growth in regular readers and the more reason for me to add varied content gauging the need.

From the admin point of view, I knew we could not forever burden the KK servers because of increased traffic. Not to mention the old theme was very heavy, cluttered and took too much time to load. When push came to shove, I finally decided to acquire a dedicated domain and hosting. Even that was a reality check because as Mint put it, their systems couldn’t take the awesomeness of Metanorn. This is where Kabitzin referred to a hosting services which is already housed SS!AB and some other aniblogs via his reference (he sure is doing much good out there xD). Even when the pricing is premium, I didn’t bother because I wanted a hassle free solution. So, enjoy fast page-loads and a wider, clean layout. I’ve tried my best to get rid of the old clutter.

Will being his awesome self volunteered his techiness and man, am I glad I could kidnap him from the DDD! He programmed the new theme just as I imagined it (ignore the not so straight lines, I had limited resources during travel); not to mention is still working on a wish-list that continuously changes with user feedback and internal QA. HUGE thanks goes out to this dude, who made our nifty and highly addictive Chatbox from scratch. I keep on tinkering with things while he fixes them. I’m a happy admin because of him. ^^

The NEW Hits: 4 MILLION & Counting! Ffffff-
Hato reminded me when I recruited for the first time; I posted about 3 million hits and now within a season I’m doing the same with another big M added (4.04M to be precise). I thought we’ll barely touch this figure by year-end but lo and behold, we reach this by November, even when it was a bad month because of all the migration, new domain and downtimes. It was only made possible because of our regular and faithful readers. You know who you are! THANK YOU for all the love!

Some shout outs from the old active authors before we go to our final round. That’s right, they have now graduated to senpais and getting their very own slav- err, kouhais to mentor.

Hato: Us old new Metanorn writers have been around for four months now, which is crazy. In a few weeks, the remaining few of us will have finally blogged and reviewed our first half / full series which is a massive achievement for us! What’s even more awesome is the fact that we have survived what seems like an endless amount of server changes, down-time, late nights, sleepless nights, hair-ripping nights and even more nights that involves so much panic and stress I won’t even begin to describe. Thankfully, our knight in shining armor, Will, came to our rescue (we kidnapped him) and we’re now on a stable server, with a bunch of awesome authors, awesome users, an awesome community and out awesome and lovely Overlord, Kyokai. The four months have been awesome, and hope I’m here a lot longer. These reviews aren’t gonna finish themselves! Long Live Metanorn!

Overcooled: Metanorn. I used to just lurk in the darkest corners of the site, but now it has become my home. Part of my second life, if you will. I like to imagine all the meta-bloggers live in this one big house, and it’s like a reality TV show where we yell at each other and act trashy. Our house burned down in a fire. Twice. (server changes). Luckily, handyman Will helped us make a new house, and we just kind of kept him in our basement for all eternity (Finally, the new site works!). Kyokai wouldn’t even be in the house, she would be an all-powerful goddess hovering about it and controlling the fate of our entire lives. I could go on and on with this, but sadly (or maybe luckily), we don’t actually live in a big house called Metanorn. We contribute from all over the world, and still manage to stay in contact despite what I would call “crazy bad time differences.” I have loved every millisecond that I’ve been a Metanorn blogger, and all of the readers and people who support Metanorn just make it all the more enjoyable. You’re awesome, and we’re awesome…We were made for each other. Thank you for 4 million views!

Hoshi: It seems like one week ago I was fumbling with the Metanorn structure of ani-blogging and waiting for my ridiculously large screencap batch to load as I wrote my end thoughts to the side. I’ve been through many cursing rants due to the old server, been through the second season ending of my all time favorite series, Kuroshitsuji, with tears in my eyes, and been through quite a bit of stress, and yet…I’m still here and kicking it, folks! There have been times when I couldn’t take the tough juggling between school and anime, and sometimes even doubted my own skills (all in four months, really), but I thought why should I quit something I’m so passionate about? It’s a bit of hard work at times, and I’m sure the new blood—err, writers will come to know that soon, but in the end its fun and I love it!  I feel like I wrote too much now, hahaha xD Well, congrats to the new writers and much love to Kyokai and Will, who work extra hard to make Metanorn much more awesome than it already is! Since I don’t have a catchy phrase to end this, I’ll go out Kuragehime-style; OLE~!

The NEW Blood: Slaves for hire

Hato-kun: And now, onto the crux of the post, for most of you. As you may have known, we at Metanorn have been looking for more authors. It’s not that we can’t handle Metanorn on our own, it’s just we think it would be much better if we shared out the awesome. We received A LOT more submissions than when me, OC and Hoshi applied, and to make it even easier (harder) on us, a LARGE percentage on the submissions were REALLY GOOD. So, we made sure to read all of the submissions and judge them accordingly.

Kyokai: It’s a reality anibloggers are either here to stay or visit for sporadic jaunts whenever time allows. There are times that even seasoned anibloggers take hiatus because of overflowing RL schedule. Just like how I can’t blog three-four series simultaneously because I don’t have that kind of time anymore. So, yes, people go on hiatuses, breaks and what not and it’s a given. No one can expect everyone to blog full time and thus I decided to expand the team for such absence and continued site content.

I have to say this time it was pretty hard to choose because we got so many good applications! It was a very tough judging the lot we got but we finally picked five, out of which Fosh would be joining as a guest blogger from BM. Like previously, we got more girls than guys in case of applications and even during selection. Who says there are more male anibloggers? Seems like they are quite missing in the active authors of Metanorn and the site is pretty much ruled by queens. xD I hope you would extend your support to the new team members in becoming better and blogging exactly the shows you would like to read about.*Drumrolls please* Of course, I took some liberties in introduction… Fufufuuu~

Sassy – the Loli-killer

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Hime – the Masochist

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Captain – the Loli

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Ness – the Trap

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Foshizzel – the Reverse-trap

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End Drabble: I want to thank Overcooled, Hato-kun and Hoshi for creating examples to look up to. I would not have been able to manage this site without my team; Ryuuko, Masu and Flags get special mention even if they are on hiatus. Team is already awesome and I think the quotient would only increase with fresh talent.

Also, sending love to all the aniblogs who have us on their blogroll; please do update our URL and we always return the gesture. A big wave to Vivi and Morri at Sekijitsu, who are keeping it alive, yes! And also to that loli-kidnapping guy who is wisdomless now; hope it heals quick. Peeps at MS, I will return soon.

Thanks again to all the readers, who stuck by us. You, yes YOU, make it all worthwhile for us to spend hours online talking about the fandom we so, oh love. Continued support is all we need and I hope you will keep loving Metanorn like always, while we’ll try our best to make it even better. Feedback, comments, trolling, spam? Welcome! So, till next time, Ja ne~ ^^

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111 Responses to “Massive Metanorn Update: 4 Million Hits & the New Team!”

  1. Tofu says:

    WOOT!!! Hurray for 4M hits xD Don’t worry Kyokai, we, the followers and lurkers of Metanorn will make 4M to 6M by next season, just you watch ^^

    And of course CONGRADULATIONS to the new writers of Metanorn, especially towards Captain and Sassy~~!! ^^

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    We will always stick by Metanorn till it has to inevitably close down in the future, LONG LIVE METANORN!!! Being one of the applicants, I had fun and got good feedback on what went wrong, what I needed to improve which was good! And I want to give a BIG thanks out to everyone at Metanorn, without you guys (and girls~) I don’t think I’ll be the me today as I was a year ago without Metanorn, just sitting in a room with nothing to do… ^^

    Oh Kyokai, I’m looking forward to the new team banner~ ^^ Till next time~ Ja Ne~

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks for all the compliments, Tofu-kun. Your cheer leading is always awesome. Captain is indeed the youngest now and our previous youngest Hoshi is a formidable senpai now. xD

      Hopefully, if things go well, Metanorn would never close down. So, hells yeah, THIS IS SPARTAAAAAAAA! And no worries, we will keep brainwashing you in lieu of lolis and moe-moe kyun~!

      And I’m working on the new pic right now. Will take some time fitting in so many people. >.>

      • Tofu says:

        No worries Kyokai, take your time with the new banner ;D My actual goal was to get in metanorn and be the youngest but captain who is younger than me crushed my dream T___T but oh wells, it ain’t gonna stop me from trying out the next time Metanorn is looking for new bloods ^^

        TONIGHT MY MENS, WE DINE IN HELL!!!! FOR SPARTAAAA!!!! xD

        • Kyokai says:

          Ah there’s another year and another time to see how it goes. Dream another dream and keep on dreaming but work with determination towards it too. ^^

          • Tofu says:

            If someone takes your dream then dream a better dream than the previous dream, and once you’ve done that, stand up and walk proudly again with your head up high till you reach the new light inside you on the path of life and once you reach your goal, show yourself that you’ve now achieved a dream 10 folds stronger xD

            (what am I blabbling on about?) But I like your phrase Kyokai, very nice~

    • Captain says:

      I totally shouldn’t have revealed my age >//<

      • Tofu says:

        It’s not a bad thing ;D Being young means you still haven’t reached your potential and you would be lively with youth! Youth is everything towards Lee and Guy in Naruto ^^

  2. Overcooled says:

    TRAPS! TRAPS, EVERYWHERE!

    But seriously, I’m so amazed we’ve made it this far =w= Thank you again old followers and welcome welcome new writers to your bloody death! I mean Metanorn. Definitely meant to say Metanorn.

    • Tofu says:

      IT’S A TRAP REVOLUTION!!!!! xD

    • MikADo says:

      TRAPS! TRAPS, EVERYWHERE! (1)

    • Namika says:

      That joke just doesn’t get old! xD

      • Kyokai says:

        It’s one of those inside jokes that will never die down. As I say, we are TRAPILCIOUS, nyaa~ :3

        • Namika says:

          Got to open a new Metanorn dictionary and call it – ……..uuum………..etto……….any suggestions?…^^” I kinda suck at funny names…T___T

          • Tofu says:

            TRAP-tionary~~~!!! xD (I don’t know man, came up with that on the spot) LOLS

          • Namika says:

            *,_,*
            ……
            It’s decided!
            I hereby announce the founding of Metanorn’s dictionary, under the name “TRAPtionary”~!!!!!!

          • Tofu says:

            OH YEAH~!!! xD

  3. sassy says:

    Congratulations to everyone :)

  4. BK_201 says:

    Congrats!

  5. Amutofan123 says:

    Congratulations on 4 million hits!

    I love Metanorn so much. I love Metanorn so much that I visit at the very least three or four times a day. That is just how awesome Metanorn is.

    Once again, we have some interesting new writers and I’m very much looking forward to your posts.

  6. sassy says:

    Just noticed we have a Loli-killer and a Loli. Beware, Captain…

    • Tofu says:

      ahahahaha, I noticed that ^^ Also we have a Trap and a reverse trap kekeke…

      I’m considered an “other trap” by Baku now

      • Overcooled says:

        We also have a lolicon, so double trouble for Captain LOL. Also, looks like there is a Masochist to match my Sadism. Fun times…ohohohoho…

        • Dan-go says:

          we need a tsundere D:

          • Tofu says:

            Ey Dan, why not you take up the place in Metanorn as there tsundere ey? xP

            On another note, you said you’d try out applications the next time around yeah? I guess it’s destined for us to try it out together man!! xD Let’s make it the ultimate goal for both of us! To get in Metanorn together!!! YEAH!!

          • MikADo says:

            I agree, we need a tsundere

          • Namika says:

            nice idea des *___*

          • Dan-go says:

            Well it’s not like i want to, but it can’t be helped, so i’ll enter with you tofu *blush* (getting in character already 😀 )

    • Foshizzel says:

      Congrats too 😀 yay!!

    • MikADo says:

      LOL Captain has to watch out 😛

      • Kyokai says:

        So many people after Captain, tsk and she’s the youngest too. You guys would be called pedobears… Dx

        Btw, didn’t we already have a tsundere? I’m your ticket. *bats eyelashes* Which completes the whole S, M, loli and cons. All we need now is a yandere.

        • Overcooled says:

          I’m the yandere, yo. Might be missing some dere in places, but being S makes for good yandere, no? XD Just as you’re our tsundere, ahaha

          • Kyokai says:

            Oh wow, our RL anime world is complete with all the typecasts. Metanorn completes us. xD

          • Tofu says:

            No it’s not, you still need a Yoko fanboy ahahahahah xD nah I’m just playing, what about the “cest” people? (wincest, siscest, brocest, twincest?) ah-ha! (I’m sorry, please don’t kill me with your eye of death perception T___T)

          • Kyokai says:

            Metanorn is not just its writers but readers too so are already part of the typecasts, trap! xD

          • MikADo says:

            Don’t forget the dojikos too, boke should be added 😀

    • Captain says:

      Captain has a gun. She doesn’t need to be scared of anything.

  7. Hoshi says:

    ~Again, congrats to all the new writers you are now my minions MWUAHAHAHAHA I need to muster up the courage and start talking to all of you soon then hahahaha.

    It certainly is amazing that we already have 4 mill. in this short amount of time *A* That means I have to write better posts then hahahaha! xD

    • Tofu says:

      Just think about it, the new bloods calling you sempai after reciting your name xD Isn’t it wonderful your highness? Your new knights will serve your highness in everyway possible for the Queen of Manga~! xD

      • Dan-go says:

        Tofu thy callous whoreson, Hoshi needs no vassals other than myself

    • MikADo says:

      Congrats on your capture of fresh slaves :)

  8. Foshizzel says:

    Glad to be here 😀

    Congrats to the other new people as well -wave- lets have some fun! Wooooooot!!

  9. Masu says:

    Popping to spy the new descriptions. HURR HURR HURRR HURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. I’ll see you all on irc. :3

  10. bakuhasu says:

    Jeff Cen saying hello to the new staff! Currently sick and Baku’s ego is out because of being sick… Bleh Bleh Bleh.. What am I going with here? Congrats to all who made it! You guys deserve it!

    • Kyokai says:

      Jeff, I knew you would surface someday. Was he electrocuted that you got your freedom? 0.0
      Now you have even more people to convert and brainwash. xD

  11. anaaga says:

    look at that after 2 hours of watching anime i see lots of new posts.

    *feels all warm and fuzzy inside* :3

    hehe OC, masu, hato-kun, and hoshi are finally senpais here! don’t start bullying your kohais! don’t go all MM on them >:D
    and ofc, congrats to the new team! i’m looking forward to read all of you guys’ posts :3

    • Kyokai says:

      Lol, aren’t we full of surprises?

      Thanks for all your support, anaaga-chan~. I hope the new team keeps your interest occupied. :3
      Did I just hear a few gulps? Fufufuuu~

  12. Ruby says:

    Congrats on the 4 million hits and new writers ^_^ Looking towards all the new post :)

  13. Alynn says:

    Hooray! 4 million hits! Congrats 😀
    And hooray for the new team as well!
    -salutes- Looking forward to the new posts!

  14. Captain says:

    THANKS FOR MAKING ME A LOLI.
    ily guys♥

  15. wonton jr. says:

    Congradulations on 4 million hits and the new writers! I’m looking forward to new posts!!

  16. BlackLagoon187 says:

    bahahaha know three already and they are named properly

    sassy – the loli killer
    captain – the loli
    ness – the trap .<)
    (___)0

    • BlackLagoon187 says:

      eww bunny got decapitated again

      • Kyokai says:

        I’m glad you liked my given names. So suitable. Fufufufuuu~
        I went to edit but didn’t know where to begin. Poor bunny’s ears got taken away. D: Maybe give it another try?

      • BlackLagoon187 says:

        I notice my comments and bunnies get cut off when I use “>” + “.” + “<" as the bunny's eyes :(
        (\__/)
        (0_0)
        (___)0

        What was cut off was my gratz to the other new writers…

        On another note:
        "A wild LoLi appears! Pedo-chu~ I choose you!"
        "Pedo-chu uses pedobolt! Wild LoLi is pedofied!!"
        ^^ some reasons to visit the chatbox right there ^__^

        • Kyokai says:

          Oh that’s because our backend is HTML and I guess some special character get lost in the code.

          And BL, the pedochu idea is FTW. I still can’t stop smiling on it. XD

        • BlackLagoon187 says:

          bahaha I know that’s why I had to bring it up here outside the chatbox xD

          As for the html backend or whatever, I have no clue so I’ll avoid making bunny eyes with the previously mentioned symbols :-]

  17. MikADo says:

    Congrats on 4 M HITS Metanorn !! ‘ㅅ’ ///
    I look forward to the new postings :)

  18. Namika says:

    CONGRATS on 4-million hits, and congrats for the new blood authors!!! You’re doing great, guys! ^____^ I just can’t get enough of staying here, because it’s always so interesting and fun! GANBAREE!, minna-san~! And everybody will be here cheering for you))))) ^^

  19. Tofu says:

    Wow… I basically know all the new writers besides Hime (which at first, thought it was Xiao since she’s Metanorn’s hime-chan) but NO MATTER!!!

    We’ll be sure to welcome you in as best to our abilities as we can Hime~ kekekekekekekeke… *cracks knuckles* 😛

    • Tofu says:

      wait, Namika is METANORNS HIME CHAN!?!?!??! O____O Whe- when!?!? Did I make a mistake? omg… I’m so sorry namika~ T___T

      • Tofu says:

        I just went to check, Namika and Xiao are both Metanorn’s Hime chans ^^ omg, I’m so sorry for the inconvenient triple comment I’ve created ><" I never meant for this to happen

        • Namika says:

          LOL it’s okay, Tofu-kun)))) I got a bit puzzled too, demo daijobu! ^^

    • Hime says:

      *cowers* I’ll do my best…! xD

      • Namika says:

        You’d better *evil grin* fufufufu~
        okay, just kidding! ^^

        • Kyokai says:

          Hime-chan (Lovely Princess) title is reserved for our regular cheer leaders, who are currently Xiao and Namika. Incidentally, a new writer has Princess as username too. :3

          Hime, you will do good, no cowering necessary. xD

          • Namika says:

            @Kyokai-That’s a cute title BTW, I forgot to say thanks, so Thanks! ^_^ I’ll do my best as one of the Metanorn’s cheerleaders ^_^
            @-Hime-It’s just as Kyokai-chan says, you’ll do great! Some of the regulars or authors may seem a bit scary at first, but we’re all really friendly ^^

          • Tofu says:

            or are we…? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

          • Namika says:

            Yes, we are! ^^
            *kick’s Tofu’s shin under the table*

          • Tofu says:

            y-yeah… we are –“

  20. Babitto says:

    Well done! I’m excited! 😀

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