MetaVerse Episode 30: Hwy & Sum

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Getting to know a bit about Metanorn’s newest writers

MUSIC

Opening: Highway’s Tune (“Wonderful Rush” from Love Live!)

Ending: Sumairii’s Tune (“To Be Continued” by Sadohara Kaori from Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They?)

BGM: Angel Beats! OST Vol. 1

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The team behind Metanorn's Podcast, MetaVerse. Our aniblogging experience gives us the expertise to dish out detailed opinions on which series to watch and ones to drop. And remember, we take fangirling seriously!
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33 Responses to “MetaVerse Episode 30: Hwy & Sum”

  1. BlackBriar says:

    Hey, you guys! Make sure that Fresh Meat is tenderized before frying or it will be such a waste.

    Don’t be so modest, Highway. We all know you’ve been commenting a lot here. You, me and Skylion were the commenting trio on Metanorn and Muir (formally Restia) as the recruit. Just please make sure Anaaga doesn’t read this or I won’t be able to live it down! LOL. Thanks for the shout out. Over 9000, eh? I know Fosh will get there first but this site gives me enough motivation to go the distance. I mean I’ve been top commenter for almost a year. Witness me marking my legacy!!

    A rule I’d put into effect would be that if you start a suspenseful story or sequence, whether action or horror, don’t ever let it end anticlimactically. There’s no way to describe how disappointed I feel when that happens. If you start well, finish it well.

    Stranded island choices: Fosh (Likely able to talk about anything, regardless of the topic), Karakuri (We could talk about the manga Bloody Cross and I’ve been trying to get her into vampire anime, even recommended Trinity Blood) and Overcooled (third degree black belt and sadist. Lethal combination. It doesn’t hurt to have a sadist every now and then. LOL).

    Why do I get the feeling some people may be biased in their choices for which world they’d want to live in? That would be very influenced by whatever trend that catches your interest. Since, for example, Fosh is into mechs, so I’d bet on worlds from shows like Eureka Seven AO, Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince, Infinite Stratos, Kakumeiki Valvrave, Moretsu Pirates, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, Suisei no Gargantia, Rinne no Lagrange, Robotics;Notes. If you know what they’re into, you’ll know what they’ll choose.

    Didn’t you guys have a post where both the bloggers and commenters explained the origins of their screen name?

    • Highway says:

      I am always modest, except when I’m not. :)

      Fosh would NEVER say he wanted to live in Muv-Luv Alternative. :)

      • BlackBriar says:

        Heh, I can’t even begin to think how that’s possible. :)

        Fosh saying he’d want to live in Muv-Luv Alternative is a 50/50 chance but I can guarantee you he wouldn’t say he’d want to live in Sacred Seven. That would be the biggest taboo out there.

        • Highway says:

          It’s completely factually true, and cannot be disproven.

        • Foshizzel says:

          If I can get a harem in Muv-Luv sign me up, but those creepy ass bug aliens freak me out xD

          • BlackBriar says:

            Harem, yes! BETA? No thank you! I put them in the same category with the Titans in Attack on Titan.

    • Jrow says:

      I’m honored to be on Skylion’s stranded island. We’ll do a bi-weekly podcast, one about anime and the other basically a party conversation about anything and everything.

      The question about anime worlds is very much what you say, though I think we should’ve dived further into the question, then that’s where the answers might’ve been a bit more unique.

      We did do that post about the names! I’m now that host that forgets stuff we’ve already done, though in fairness, there’s 2 sites worth of podcasting and blogs that I’m trying to store up in my noggin.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Ahahaha well thanks for picking me! Yes I really would talk about anything and those mecha worlds are awesome, but the Eureka Seven AO world would be confusing as hell thanks to all the time screws xD

      Great idea for a future post man origins of a screen name <3

    • Karakuri says:

      Ahaha yes, you did get me to watch Trinity Blood. …Which, I’ve made extremely slooow progress on. I think I have 3-2 episodes left, but then Ion and Esther stopped being the focus and I lost interest xD

      Didn’t you guys have a post where both the bloggers and commenters explained the origins of their screen name?

      I organized one around May last year for the site anniversary.

      • BlackBriar says:

        Hehehe… Strangely, I feel a lot of satisfaction with you saying that. Yeah, the last arc of Trinity Blood will feel a bit long if you don’t have the drive to want to see how the story ends and Ion and Esther aren’t the main focus. They are the best couple, aren’t they? But it will explain who Esther really is. However, on the way toward the end, I bet you loved the scene where Ion and Esther were locked in the prison cell and one of them had to make a huge choice. For me, that was the best scene of the anime and I wish there were more like that.

    • Gecko says:

      (…And of course, your stranded island includes Overcooled… muahaha my ship will live on!)

      • BlackBriar says:

        What? How did you get here?!! There goes my hope of keeping that memory buried. :)

  2. Highway says:

    Man, it’s hard to listen to myself in a podcast. So many critiques, and things I need to try to work on. And thinking up answers on the fly to questions I’ve barely seen is tough.

    • BlackBriar says:

      It’s odd hearing yourself, isn’t it? I sometimes have a tough time accepting my own voice if someone recorded it because it sounds so much deeper than you think. Hahaha! Funny, you sound like someone struggling to study for a test.

    • Sumairii says:

      Hey, I winged this as well so it’s all good. Whoops, maybe I shouldn’t have said that… =S

    • Jrow says:

      It takes getting used to, I know I had to since I have to listen back and edit these things and have been for almost 4 years now.

      I originally planned on revealing the questions to you guys right before we started recording, but I figured a couple hours prior would be a bit more ok.

      • Highway says:

        I spent the time before looking at them and thinking “I hope they don’t ask this…” 😉

        • BlackBriar says:

          Pfft, haha! That’s what puts someone in a jam. The questions you hope they don’t ask are the ones that eventually pop up and later, you’re like “Are you kidding me?”

        • Jrow says:

          Maybe one day, we’ll have you guys turn the tables on us and ask the tough questions.

    • Foshizzel says:

      I know that feel! When editing my own videos its like ACK MY VOICE xD

  3. Karakuri says:

    Christ Highway, your voice sounds so much… younger than I thought it would. Yay for being on your island though~!

    • Highway says:

      Thanks, I hope… :) I don’t know how much my ‘podcast voice’ is like my normal speaking voice, it may be a little different in inflection. I tend to think I sound too much like Kermit the Frog, with the way I form words.

      My island would be the best! Still stuck on a desert island tho. *starts carving a little doll to stick in a bottle*

    • Foshizzel says:

      Highway has that radio voice xD

      • BlackBriar says:

        Then he is destined to be in podcasts! Highway has found his calling! :)

      • Sumairii says:

        Now he just needs to work on a Morgan Freeman voice and he’ll be set for life.

    • Highway says:

      Also, I’m now starting to wonder how old people think I really am. I know skylion realizes exactly how old I am, but maybe all these young’ins are thinkin’ “Grandpa” rather than ‘youngish uncle’.

      • Karakuri says:

        I do vaguely remember you saying mid-50s or something.

        • Karakuri says:

          …Or maybe it was late 40s.

        • Sumairii says:

          Highway is old enough to be the father of most of us younger ones. And that’s already stretching it a bit. =P

          • BlackBriar says:

            True. He’s close to my dad’s age. Which is odd considering we comment between each other and everyone else as is we’re still in high school. But it’s fun nonetheless.

      • BlackBriar says:

        Nah, you said you were 42. Don’t worry, you’re still in clear and not declared “old” yet. Besides, you sound younger than you really are and I think that’s something to be proud of.

  4. Gecko says:

    I have to say, Highway’s voice is deeper than I initially thought. At least now I’ll be able to read your comments in the right voice. I worry sometimes about that.
    Sumairii… well, now I know how to read that name. lol.

    My stranded island choices: Overcooled (black belt), Jrow (we’ll podcast the entire thing and eventually someone will find us) and… oh geez this is harder than I thought. Highway I guess? We’ll just plan out a highway to get off the island?

  5. Overcooled says:

    Yes, good, I have gathered lots of useful data now *evil cackling*

    But seriously, it’s good to hear from the fresh meat. You guys handled being in the hot seat pretty well. :3

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