Time Capsule 00: Years Gone By

On 15th May, I celebrated Metanorn’s Third Anniversary and looked back to a lot of fun that has been had and so much more in store!

Three yummilicious delicacies symbolizing three years of continued awesomeness that is METANORN. As I’m on a no-carb diet, these delicacies went into the tummies of my office colleagues rather than mine, who were very happy in getting rewarded for ‘working hard’. Hehh, if only they knew… but anyways, it has been more than 14months since I started aniblogging among which I’ve almost spent 100 days either reading manga or watching anime. If someone asks me which otaku stage I am in, I would simply reply with number 9 and don’t worry, my distance from stage 10 is still pretty far. I take every new anime with a grain of salt so getting tired is not going to happen. Burnout?! Pfft!

Usually when you have done something big, you think back and observe all the good times and memories. And this feeling actually gave way to another idea (of the many that I come up with for Metanorn), of the “Time Capsule” Project. The oldschool definition of such a project is something that is done as a collective for a class/school. A teacher or prefect leads this by taking a medium sized container (maybe made of wood or even a mini suitcase), to collect letters, drawings, creations, slips, embroidery, etc. from the students of that specific class/school and shuts all of it into the selected container and bury/lock it away for some time. Usually, the school/class opens it after 5 or 10 years.

Of course, aniblogging life is not akin to school term, rather I should say if a human life was to be compared with the an aniblog life, one year should equal to three human years, which means Metanorn would be soon entering the teen years. PUBERTY! FFFF— *stops to breath in and out* So, rather than stretching the project, I’ve decided to make it a yearly activity. Every current team member will submits a post, a letter, drawing, anything that can be associated with a memory form (maybe individual goals, some silly secret, a troll, fanart, fanfic, etc.), which can be digitally stored and locked in a virtual folder to be kept by a secret keeper. You can obviously guess the secret keepers of Metanorn, who will collect the trinkets from every author and reveal it next year on the celebration of fourth anniversary.

But that’s for next year and this year, I have plans of going down the memory lane. It will be almost a year in June since my full takeover of Metanorn after the founders left but I owe it to Kanzie and Tsui in remembering the good ol’ times. So, I trawled Metanorn and I mean it when I say it. It’s not easy going through 180 something pages but somehow I did and I found some gems that I will be featuring below:

Kanzie regretted writing that amateurish first post on her 500th milestone (Who can blame her? Every aniblogger’s first post is embarrassing and pretty amateurish. >///<):

The first ever post in here… Which is, I must admit, a very very VERY embarrassing thing to share because (besides from the MiXeD cApS title, which is now I totally find uncool), sharing this old post to the present is like sharing your baby photos, you know.. So way back before, this blog was created out of randomness by a bored lass. And while I re-read it again, I lol’d at how bitchy I was (and hell nobody didn’t even cared to comment on my first post T__T), and gave myself a sigh of relief on how much I improved and became real nice(???) now and harmless (so you can now call me a HBIC – Hidden Bitch in a Closet /just kidding XDDD!).

Anime NTM was quite a hit. Do you guys want this to be revived? Tsui soon joined Kanzie, his entrance being quite hilarious and the chemistry these two built was always laugh-producing. Tsui was the quite type while Kanzie, hyper and their tag-teaming was brilliant just because. Some quick links to some of their hilarity:

There was a time that I reviewed four shows but of course, there’s a limit to what a lone aniblogger could do and that is when I decided to team up and Metanorn has had a slew of writers since then; some of whom stuck around while some did their stint and left for other things. As I started with Durarara!!, the old team too had some interesting beginning:

Flags | Hato | Hoshi | Ryuuko | Overcooled | Masu | Ness | Foshizzel | Hime | Sassy

Coming to some achievements, our 3M hits was quite epic, not to mention the giant Fall Review, which got a lot of viewing but not more than the Spring review, which just broke almost every comment/viewing records.  Not to mention, we haven’t lost one single day of posting since 26th of July, 2010! And I hope, we can continue this trend for many years to come!

On personal goals, I can easily say that there have been no downers or joykillers per say. Whatever I have reviewed throughout last year and more; I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. From finishing Durarara!!, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Kimi ni Todoke, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Occult Academy, Kimi ni Todoke S2, Kuragehime and Level E to writing about Wincest, Best of 2010, Aniblogging Habitat, Met’Amour, I kept on struggling to shine and will continue doing so.

Like I mentioned in our Anniversary Podcast, the roots were always strong and I see nothing but up from here. I will keep on improving and introducing new content to Metanorn, not just this anniversary but beyond that. I’ll leave you with a very interesting chatlog that dates back to when we recently migrated to metanorn.net. Discretion is advised and it’s damn long too! R-18 with a touch of BL…. So, you have been warned and open with your own choice. There are many such gems saved in our chatlog but more for later.

RANDOM CHATLOG: Show ▼

Hope you enjoyed my heart-to-heart about Metanorn. Till next time. Ja ne~

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49 Responses to “Time Capsule 00: Years Gone By”

  1. Ruby says:

    This time capsule idea is so cool!! ^_^ wowow seeing old post from Kanzie/Tsui bring back memories~ I remember reading some back then xD and…OMFG. THAT CHATLOG ROFL!!! SO EFFIN HILARIOUS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! at first I was confused with what Tofu was saying then I finally understood!! LMAO HIS IMAGE IS TOTALLY RUINED FOREVER!!! XDDDD

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks! I sure had fun going through the old posts and digging these gems up.

      And that chatlong with too many Tofus for everyone to go around. Such an orgy! xD

  2. Balloon Thief says:

    Omg that chat log. XD XD XD XD XD
    So hilarious. So many Tofus. It’s like a vegetarians paradise. XD

    I like the time capsule idea. It’s sometimes hard to see how far you’ve progressed without looking back. Should be interesting to see how much you guys have changed when you open the time capsule in the future.

    • Kyokai says:

      Hahahaa, everyone was ready to eat each other up. Man, sick! xDDDD

      It’s going be fun, seeing what the team sets their goals and other randomosity for next year. Fun for the readers, yeahhh! xD

  3. Amutofan123 says:

    Wow, this is a really cool idea! Memories~ And oh my gosh, the chat log!!! xD Hilarious!

    • Kyokai says:

      Currently looking back and reaping the rewards of this year in future? Fun! xD

  4. anaaga says:

    someone fapped publicly

  5. Foshizzel says:

    Hahahhah the chat xD

    Omg Metanorn had a mascot?! Awesomeeee :)

  6. Moni Chan says:

    this is so amazing i lot can happen in 3 years. that convo was interesting to read … very interesting to read

    • Kyokai says:

      Oh hells yes! A lot happened in these three years and then some. The longer we will have a good time, the more addicting it’s going to be. xD

  7. Tofu says:

    You have to read that chatlog from bottom to top and plus I was being framed!!! D: There was so many tofu’s here and there saying so many weird stuff… “OTL

    LOLS! But they are fond memories ^^

    • MikADo says:

      I am your god father muhahahaha

    • Vivi says:

      So…. which is the REAL Tofu….?! :O

    • Kyokai says:

      Tofu, you can’t be saved anymore. Your secret is OUT! XD

      Though, good ol’ memories that are epic and SO METANORN! :3

      @ Mikado, they made you blush! xD

      @ Vivi, I’m still wondering between the orgy of dango, baku, BL and Tofu.

  8. Alynn says:

    Wowww, Metanorn has come so farrr.
    ohgod that chatloggg
    …Did I actually read the whole thing? FD<SKTEJGZDL

    • Kyokai says:

      Tell me about it! It’s been a great journey so far though.
      And yes, I fear to comment on that chatlog. xD

  9. Samantha Zan says:

    Such a long time, since METANORN started. Such good memories, and it would be cool if you guys revived Anime’s NTM again :)

    • Kyokai says:

      Oh definitely! And every year, it has just become better.
      Your opinion noted and hopefully we’ll restart the Anime NTM soon! xD

  10. MikADo says:

    wats wrong with MiXeD cApS!! you hurt my feelings ;P
    oh and the chat of course, it was funnnn
    Tofu X Tofu and a lot other(smirk) happened back then, my identity crisis included

    • Kyokai says:

      Hahahaaa! *glomps*
      You know we love you~ <3
      This chat was so random and funny that every time I read it, I laugh like anything. You guys sure went loose on this one. xD

  11. Junko says:

    Anime’s NTM was awesome, and I’m pretty sure that’s how I came across Meta in the first place XD

  12. Vivi says:

    Girl, I can’t even tell if you are struggling because you make it all look 2EZ.

    BTW, those cakes look super tasty… *o*

    • Kyokai says:

      DAAAAAAWWWWWW~ <333 Thank you! :3
      And they were amazing to the taste buds or so my minions told me. xD

  13. Namika says:

    Wow, the time-capsule idea is really interesting! *O*

    And those cakeys look so….. fascinating :3
    But man, a diet….. that’s a horrible word! TT^TT

    • Namika says:

      I feel so dumb… Why didn’t I get the idea of impersonating someone?…. TT_TT

    • Kyokai says:

      Why, thank you! xD
      Those cakes were heavenly to taste and seriously, you don’t need a diet. xD

      Btw, impersonation was easier in the previous version of chatbox; it’s not anymore.

  14. Ness says:

    Those cakes look so yummmm and I can’t believe you didn’t even eat any of it! ><;ah the sacrifices.

    I think that I’m on stage 9 on that list too. Very interesting.

    • Kyokai says:

      They were awesome and hey, meet my friend: Miss. Ironwill~ xD

      That list was hilarious but highly appropriate too. Hope I never cross the Stage 10.

    • Namika says:

      9?
      I think I’m no higher than 7. I don’t know, should I be happy about it or not???? oO”

  15. Yvoon says:

    I HAVE BEEN SCARRED FOR LIFE!!

    that chatlog is…uuughhh…*shiver*

    HOW MANY TOFU’S CAN THERE BE?!?!

    WTF?!! I’M SO CONFUSED!! DX

    i think i’ll lay off tofu(the food) for the next month…”orz

    • Kyokai says:

      HAHAHAHAAA. I told you discretion was advised.
      It was all a joke so don’t get scarred. It’s alright. ^^

  16. Aro says:

    So much win in just one post =p Even I had a lot of laughs here XD

    • Kyokai says:

      Lol, I’m glad you enjoyed the old and new Metanorn gems. xD

  17. baka_girl says:

    Lol, I remember reading ‘How to make your blog more popular [desperate edition]’! I can’t stop laughing when I read that! How nostalgic :)

    • Kyokai says:

      That and 200 life lessons always make me laugh uncontrollably. xD

  18. Hoshi says:

    ~I just realized…that Fosh had the first comment on my first post here on Metanorn.
    MIND = BLOWN

  19. Namika says:

    200 things you can learn from anime. That. Was. Priceless.
    XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    • Kyokai says:

      Seriously! Amazing list. xD

      • Namika says:

        “If you meet a girl that looks like one and acts like one, then it’s a guy.” One of my favorites XD

  20. Hana says:

    Sorry I’m late to this Kyo, but a massive congrats on the three years! Lovely to see this blog going from strength to strength and looking forward to more fun stuff from all of you guys ahead! Keep up the good work! 😀

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