Another first-year graduation is in order! This time to celebrate and give some love to the second trio of senpais~
There are times that I marvel at the time that has gone by and how fast it just flew away. It feels like just yesterday I started aniblogging but it’ll soon be two years and I haven’t looked back since then. I started solo but slowly and steadily, the Metanorn team has grown and strategically so. If you have been following the site for some time, you’ve seen our Team growing and what it is today. We already have two writers who have successfully completed their first year (Hoshi and Overcooled) and it’s now turn of another lot of senpais to graduate their first year! You know them well but let me take a moment to reminisce and shed some nostalgic tears. Seriously, I can’t help much when I’ve gotten the flu… *sniffles* Jokes aside, I’m very possessive about my team and they are like my extended family even if I haven’t met any of them in RL. Distances apart, these boys and girls are very special and they are first friends than team members, constituting the fun fiber that is Metanorn. It seems like every new hiring brings a new perspective to the table and change is better than being rigid, right?
To celebrate this big milestone for Fosh, Ness and Hime, I took a trip down the memory lane of how these three have grown and their contribution towards the blog. Like their predecessors, they have built examples for the ones who followed and for this special occasion, I literally went back many pages for highlighting all of their posts and awesomeness. The entire team also pitched in their thoughts as congratulations are in order with some very personal messages. Weekend party, GET!
|Currently Blogging:||Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam, Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon (dropped) and digest posts|
|Series Finished:||Level E, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan dorama, Otome Youkai Zakuro, Nichijou and Sacred Seven|
|Tagged:||Level E, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, Freezing and many MetaVerse podcasts|
|First Impressions:||Chihayafuru, Phi Brain, Bakuman S2, Mawaru Penguindrum, No.6, Fireball Charming, Battle Spirits: Brave, Cardfight!! Vanguard, Rio -Rainbow Gate!-, Blood C and Starry✰Sky|
|One Offs:||Drama digest post, Cooking Showcase and lots of back-end planning|
|Posts (minus tags):||22|
|Extra Work:||LOTS OF GRAPHIC WORK! Last two massive season reviews & third in brewing, Site banners and some more gfx, Met’Amour game backgrounds, Anime’s Next Top Model shots, ANTM teaser video, Team avatars and headers, MetaVerse and many special and still secret posts planning and execution.|
|Title:||Delicious Trap, who is a 13 year old boy!|
|Links:||Email | Twitter | MAL | Tumblr|
|Words from the Boss: This trap is one awesome trap. A key team member of Metanorn, who has contributed more backstage than onstage and let me tell you, s/he has worked hella hard many a nights to meet internal deadlines for posts and what not. You can see how extensive the Anime NTM’s Cycle 3 has been, not to mention the blood and tears we pour on our season reviews. Ness has been involved in all, diligently working and even poking others whenever necessary to get things done. Not to mention, s/he has rewatched so many shows that s/he can knock anyone’s socks off with ’em. You can send him/her mohnnnes to win graphic favours. And yes, the trap joke never gets old and if you listen to our promo, you would laugh like crazy hearing, “I’M A BOY!” I wish her best of luck for moving out in January and some vacation because she definitely needs it after balancing work and study.|
|Currently Blogging:||Mirai Nikki and Working’!!|
|Series Finished:||Kamisama Dolls, Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi, C: The Money of Soul & Possibility Control (half-way), Beelzebub (dropped), Shinrei Tantei Yakumo and MM! (half-way)|
|Series Tagged:||Ao no Exorcist, Supernatural: The Animation (dropped)|
|First Impressions:||Ben-To, Persona 4, Kimi to Boku, Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, R-15, No.6, Natsume Yuujinchou San, Beelzebub, Dragon Crisis!, Usagi Drop, Blood C, Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyo, Sacred Seven, Deadman Wonderland, Steins;Gate and Starry✰Sky|
|One Offs:||Not fit to fap editorials, The World God Only Knows OVA, Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi and Goulart Knights OVA – ~Evoked The Beginning Black~|
|Posts (minus tags):||55|
|Title:||Perverted Princess and a critic extraordinaire|
|Links:||Email | Twitter|
|Words from the Boss: Our very own Hime-chan with hobbies bordering on everything dangerous~ No, she isn’t involved in bank heists! Her interesting-quotient comes from her sharp and witty tongue that gives way to some very interesting editorials and episodic summaries. We share many common interests like mystery and horror genre, seiyuu fixation, drama CDs to name a few and there have been many days that we have fangirled over stuff we love. The fangirl-bonding is the best, lemme tell you. If you haven’t already, listen to her awesome Scottish accent and get bowled over. We had lots of fun on the BL podcast and don’t get her started on ero-guro because she will give you examples that will make your head spin. Yep, she’s a knowledgeable this one and I wish her all the best in studies and papers, which are half killing her right now. Christmas vacations? GET!|
|Currently Blogging:||Guilty Crown, Shinryaku!? Ika Musume, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Working’!! & Meta Jump! (Bleach/Naruto Shippuuden)|
|Series Finished:||Yozakura Quartet: Hoshi no Umi OVA, Nichijou, Mayo Chiki!, Sacred Seven, Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka, Yumekui Merry, Yosuga no Sora, Toaru Majutsu no Index II, Mazinkaiser SKL OVA and Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko|
|Series Tagged:||Guilty Crown, Carnival Phantasm and Freezing|
|First Impressions:||Kimi to Boku, Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, Maken-ki, Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam, Mirai Nikki, Shakugan no Shana III, Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox, Dantalian no Shoka, X-Men, Hidan no Aria, No.6, Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi, Deadman Wonderland, Ao no Exorcist, Lotte’s Toy, Fractale and Wolverine|
|One Offs:||Inspiring Anime Characters, Who will win this fight?!, Artists features, Gintama (for a while), Mawaru Penguindrum, Kamisama Dolls, Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi 2, Mobil Suit Gundam Age! (dropped), Redline, Higurashi no Naku koro ni Kira OVA and Black Wings and Sleeping Forest – Break on the Sky|
|Posts (minus tags):||122|
|Title:||The SHIZZNIT, he disarms you with hugs~|
|Links:||Email | DA | Twitter | MAL | Tumblr|
|Words from the Boss: This post is filled with key members of the team because everyone just IS. Fosh has come a long way and has contributed a LOT to Metanorn. You can see his dedication from the number of post count and special features he keeps on thinking about. Not to mention, the many tag team posts and backend work of finding pictures and arranging many a posts is just one of the things he does. He’s definitely one of the most active anibloggers I know and he always has something positive to say. He’s the cool bro you can always hang out with and never get bored. He will add his brand of humour and make something unfunny, funny; check out his awesome screen caps for a ride and I can bet you would more than just chortle. Ready for almost anything, he’s literally fo’ shizzle my nizzle, a true bro to be your wingman~ I won’t be kidding if I say, I want to trap him forever in Metanorn~ xD|
Wishes from the Team
Fosh: One year at Metanorn! ONE YEAR! That’s a long time! If you were a baby you’d be talking and potentially even walking by now! You’ve done so much for Metanorn…editorials, special posts, fanart, episodics, and those freaking long season previews. Not only that, I swear you’re never late for writing a post or getting stuff done. I mean, just look at your post count. You’re a writing beast! You’ll probably surpass all of the senpais and we’ve been here longer! XD You have deserved this rise from noob to seasoned blogging pro. WELL DONE!
Hime: Congratulations!! Does it feel good to have been here for a year? Well, hopefully, because we want you to stay here forevvverrr and everrrrr~~~~ Okay, let’s turn the creepiness meter down a bit there. What I’m TRYING to say is that it’s been fun having you here and I absolutely adore reading your posts. I love your sarcasm and writing style so much, you don’t even know. But now you do! This is the beauty of anniversary posts, you get to let all those mushy compliments out that you’ve kept inside for so long since you don’t wanna sound like a creepy fan! …Which I kind of sound like right now! …….Right, so, uh, congratulations, again!
Ness: You’re always working in the shadows, secretly doing so much for Metanorn. I don’t know how you find time to do all of those amazing graphics…or even how to do them period, let alone with a time limit. Of course, you’re not only our amazing graphics person (I always get excited when Metanorn gets new banners~) you write awesome posts as well! Thanks for making Metanorn more awesome and for convincing just about half of our readers that you were a guy for most of the time you’ve been working here. You’ll always hold a place in my heart as Metanorn’s number 1 trap. Congrats!
Hime~ Now where would we be without our perverted princess? …We’d probably be someplace safer and much less knowledgeable about hentai. But what fun would that be? I don’t think I’ve ever talked with you EVER on msn (probably because I’m never on), but podcasting together and the occasional First Impression post has been fun! So yep, happy meta-birthday! Let’s hope the next year of blogging brings you lots of Jun and those amazing NSFW posts!
Fosh! You were the very first person to welcome me to Metanorn (…aside from Kyo), and you will forever be awesome because of that! Ahaha, but even without that, you’re still awesome. Tagging Mayo Chiki!, Guilty Crown and then Meta Jump with you has been fun (though I have no idea how you manage to keep up with so many anime at a time XD) and your screencaps are always hilarious. So long story short, happy one year at Metanorn! Let’s hope that we never have to tag another …thing like Higurashi Kira EVER AGAIN.
Ness!!!! I’ve told you before that my respect for you has doubled, but it’s tripled again since then!!! Graphic design is a pain yet you still manage to come out with amazingly sexy graphics EVERY. SINGLE. SEASON. Amazingly, without fail. Aside from that, I’m not going to lie. I was surprised to find out that you were a trap XDDDDD. Aaaanyways, happy meta-birthday! Hopefully we can tag something sometime when you’re not too busy earning your monies! (good luck with that, by the way)
Fosh: W00t Fosh is one year old today! Blogging-wise, of course. Congratulations, Fosh! You’re probably one of the very few harmless and evil-free Metanorn resident here. What can I do without Fosh senpai guiding me until now? You’re probably the reason why my mind is still pretty sane instead of 100% corrupted in this harsh animanga world of Metanorn. Thank you for your guidance until now, especially replying my short and stupid emails, for answering my retarded and rhetorical questions. Last but not least, thank you for being such an awesome aniblogging friend. Once more, congrats! But don’t slack off just because you’re one year old! Keep writing because I love your writings! At least, if you want to slack off, make sure you tell me so we can slack off together >:3
Hime: Yo there, my ero friend. Congrats on making it into your first year. One year of watching ecchi! Teheh, just kidding. If Fosh is the one that keeps me sane, then you’re the one who balance it out by making me insane. All of those tags and ero talks are precious. And epic. Thank you for being such a great listener too, who happens to have so many things in common with me. I still remember our one-on-one Skype chat, teheh. Thank you, thank you so much for being a friend I can share things with.
Ness: I still can’t believe that you’re only one year old in Metanorn. Look at your graphic skills! You’ve decorated Metanorn with awesome graphics like a pro! I never knew that you’ve been in Metanorn for 365 days only… Anyhow, congratulations for making it into the first year! I I’m kind of ashamed with the fact that we’ve never done any tags before =( But I can understand why because you’re so busy. It amazes me how you still find time for Metanorn even though you’re busy with work and school. Ness-senpai is so amazing! Congrats and make sure to stick around Metanon for a loonnggg time. We still have to do a tag team after all =)
Fosh: My first commentor on my first post ever here on Meta, and now not only did you become my co-worker, but I’m here congratulating you on your first year! I honestly had no doubt that you would reach that one year mark because of the enthusiam and dedication you have, and all the work you’ve put in. Saying that, I’d also like to randomly thank you again for joining in and helping with the Exorcist mini-podcast. I really appreciated that ;~; It’s always a delight to talk with you (and confuse you with Kpop heheheh) and I wish I could more often! Congratulations on your first year and let’s continue with a second!
Ness: First off all, congratulations on completing your first year! *throws confetti* You’ve managed to create so much wonderful eye candy with your gorgeous banners and other graphics while at the same time working to get the monies. I’ll admit it inspires me quite a lot xD We haven’t gotten to talk in a long, long, LONG while, but one of these late nights we shall, and hopefully get into a long discussion about Kpop or dramas like we’ve had in the past. I’ll be looking forward to more of your great drama reccomendations (which I will one day watch and finish, ONE DAY) and seeing you continue for another year~. NESS FIGHTING!
Hime: My lovely Exorcist buddy, congratulations on completeing your first year~!! I know I’ve said this before, but it was really fun working with you on Exorcist; from getting to read your awesome, hilarious end thoughts, to just fangirling and conversing with you in general. Thanks to you it’s become one of the funnest series I’ve blogged. Maybe one of these days we can tag team again; on what series, I have no idea, but whatever catches both of our interests. Hopefully this time you won’t have to deal with my delayed emails or posts, hahaha. All in all, I hope college doesn’t eat you up and that you’ll continue to grace Metanorn with your witty critiques and Jun fangirling. Again, congrats!
Fosh: My main man Fosh! I wonder how much Kyo knew this time last year that she was bringing in such a funny, clever, loyal and all-around cool dude like yourself onto the team. For me, it’s been a fun time to chat with you on MetaVerse and the occasional tag post here and there and also to have another One Piece fan in my circle. You might actually be getting tired of this next line since you hear/read it so much, but your captions are golden! You are indeed the shizznet, so cheers to an awesome first year at Metanorn!
Ness: What would Metanorn look like without you? It might look just alright, average, typical… ordinary. With your talents in designing super awesome graphics and also being good with HTML, the season previews are really cool to flip thru. It makes all the researching and writing we do pay off in such a neat way with that extra bit of bling bling, and all the banners for both the site and each of us on the team are really cool to look at. I was also relieved when you were able to step in during the Summer Preview and save the day after some of us had issues with WordPress and copying all the text in. So trap treasurer, I wish you a happy anniversary, I love what you do, and I hope you get the raise you’ve always wanted! 😉
Hime: Let’s see… I’ll avoid mentioning of your ability to be very humourous in your posts and at the same time analyze and critique episodes of w/e show you cover. I’ll avoid mentioning your awesome hair and the many different colors that all look terrific on you. And I will also avoid the fact that you’re anything but pants. Alright, with that stuff out of my system, I wish you a happy anniversary here on Meta as I’m sure it’s been a fun year and that I don’t want to know what Meta would be like without the Perverted Princess!
Fosh: Selamat pagi (or not, if it’s not morning..), my mecha bro! Happy first Metabirthday! Congratulations to a year of Gundam, Squid girls and Hakase! Not to forget dream eating demons, cross dressing butlers and electrifying tsundere! Thank you for spending the year blogging some of my favorite shows (and all time favorite comedy, Nichijou, in particular). Looking forward to another year of aniblogging, artwork and general all around good times.
Hime: Dear lovely person who blogged one of my all time favorite shows the year (Kamisama Dolls): Congratulations on making a whole year! Well done on blogging Mirai Nikki and some of the heavier, more intense shows without loosing your sanity. And I will admit, the ‘Not fit to fap’ editorials are some of the funniest things I’ve ever read. No one has ever made hentai sound so entertaining, ever. Cannot wait to see what else you bring to Metanorn in the coming year.
Ness: Congratulations on a full year or blogging, graphic making and casually confusing the general public as to your gender. I’m sure everyone is thankful for your vivid graphics that really bring Metanorn to life. I for one am extremely thankful for your Asian drama reviews (Yankee-kun to Megane-chan FTW) and coverage of the painfully hilarious Level E. I hope to see Metanorn graced with more of your drama reviews as Metanorn grows, and can’t wait to see how your graphic work helps develop the Metanorn image further, from now on!
Fosh: OH MY GOSH! FOSH! You will forever be dear to my heart because, well, you’re Fosh! You’re so cool, especially with your huggability. And your penchant for mecha. And your awesome artwork. I’m pretty sure everybody loves you because there’s no way anybody could not! I feel like I’ve never really been able to tell you properly but I’m really glad that you’re my senpai. You’ve always been super reliable and if I ever need help with anything you’re always there to pick up the slack and show me the ropes. HAPPY ONE YEAR!!!! Congratulations, you’ve done epically. 😀
Hime: Ah, dearest shark whisperer. How’s it feel to have been around here for a year? Awesome eh? I agree! I’ve always enjoyed your posts, even way back when I was but a wee lurker. Therefore, it only makes sense that it’s been super awesome to get to know you! You’re so edgy and funny and cool and also…I LOVE YOUR HAIR! I WILL FOREVER LOVE YOUR HAIR! …Ahem. Clearly, I adore you. xD Also, I expect to have more hilariously brilliant conversations soon! If we don’t it would be so very, very pants. Super pants! Haha! I hope I used that one right. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! SUPER-ONE-YEAR-SHARK-WHISPERER!!!! YAH!
Ness: WOOH! All I can say is that you’re awesome gurl. Like, seriously. You’re the graphics queen over here at Meta and I’m completely awed at your prowess. You’ve definitely got a good eye for things and I humbly bow down to your greatness. I haven’t been able to talk to you as much as I’d like to but I’m definitely going to drag you into a tag-team with me sometime soon. Don’t even try to resist. I won’t allow it. xD But seriously, CONGRATULATIONS on making it through a YEAR! Party hard and take a break, you busy lady! <3
Come on and join in the partying to wish the senpais many such more years~