This might possibly become my most controversial post, simply due to the nature of this manga. This was one manga that confused the heck out of me, making me question my sexual preferences as well as my likes and dislikes. But overall, it was one of the most entertaining manga I’ve ever read, so I really just have to recommend this manga out.
DISCLAIMER BEFORE WE START: HORRIBLE IS VERY SUBJECTIVE AND AS SUCH THIS COULD BE VERY FIRST WORLD PROBLEM LIKE TO SOME PEOPLE. I simply wanted to share this story for your laughs(you are all horrible) and gather some internet points(whew, I love those!) This happened quite a long time ago so I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the recount, but I did write down the major points at the time so most of what I said shouldn’t be too inaccurate.
With the disclaimer aside, let’s get right into the recount.
Welcome to Memorable Mondays! In this particular series, I will drag out certain moments from series that I have watched/read before and share my thoughts on them. Since this would be mostly subjective and also spoilerish, consider yourself warned here. Do not go ahead if you don’t want any spoilers at all(this particular post only has light spoilers), and don’t take everything I write here seriously, since it wouldn’t be criticism in any sense of the word, just me sharing things I found memorable.
In the first installment of this series of posts, I will be sharing on this particular moment from episode 9 of Kino no Tabi. Honestly, I am pretty disappointed that almost no one I know noticed this. This might mostly be due to how unpopular the 2017 adaptation is combined with how most people skip the ending credits but…oh well.
Before we begin, some basic information!
Anime name: Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World – The Animated Series
I cannot believe this. As of the time that I am typing this post, my little wormhole has gotten more than 50 followers. 58, to be exact. Words cannot describe how grateful, happy, excited, elated, glad, surprised, delighted, (…I can only use so many related words right now.) I am.
Uh-hum. Back to the topic at hand. 50 followers.
Just like the 10 followers milestone post I did, I cannot stress enough on how much this small number means to me. The number might be extremely small, especially when compared to giants like Irina or Karandi(Check them out if you haven’t, they are both extremely kind and great people with amazing blogs), and considering how long I’ve actually been making posts on my blog, this number really shouldn’t be anything to be happy about. In fact, I am probably the slowest growing blogger in the “weeb” community.
There’s nothing to be complaining about here. It’s been pretty much my own fault so far that caused my slow growth. Let’s list the problems that I/My blog have.
I post extremely irregularly. The main problems are how I can only really bring myself to post about things that entertain me and only when I have the drive to do so, therefore a schedule doesn’t really work out and I just don’t want to bring out subpar posts.
The extremely limited scope of content on my blog currently. With how many things I do and want to do in my daily life, it’s pretty much unavoidable that my blog activities gets cut down. However, being stuck to pretty much having my main focus being currently airing anime makes me sad, and I’m pretty sure it disappoints you, the readers. I will try to expand my content into reviewing old anime that I’ve watched sometime. (Another empty promise that never fulfills? Maybe…)
My limited contact with others of this community. Being someone who doesn’t like using social media, as well as someone who doesn’t really like to do the whole “you follow me, I’ll follow you back” type thing, I am probably one loner that doesn’t garner attention to myself. Well, it’s still my own fault for this, but yup.
With these faults being the case, I am still very happy about this number “50”. Why?
Because it means over 50 of you people have been thoroughly entertained by what I put out and want more! Because it means that all the efforts I put into my posts do not go wasted! Because it means that I know there are 50 awesome people there who are willing to read the posts I put out! Because…it’s a progress for this blog.
This might just be a small number, but the small number is the driving force behind my posts, the reason why I was willing to do the “6 hours per first impressions post” thing in order to make up for long inactivity, the reason why I continue blogging.
Like I’ve said before, the reason why I started this blog was just to dump things for my friends to read, but it is you followers that allowed me to continue doing better, writing with more quality in mind, and just posting in general. Without the support I’ve been shown so far, I probably wouldn’t even have gotten past 10 followers. I probably said this too many times and devalued this phrase by a ton by now, but I still have to say it again: Thank you.
With that said, let’s get to the actual content of this post! In order to celebrate the milestone this time, it is time to finally reveal the mysterious person behind the mask of “Plyasm”! With how far I’ve gone to make myself anonymous so far(especially with the voice changer in the podcast), I bet most of you are interested in learning more things about this particular “Plyasm”(at least pretend to be). Now, with 50+ followers under my belt, it’s time to reveal…
*Yes, they are tanned. Sorry I don’t have a model’s body…
Now, on first look, this might seem like a troll post with no substance whatsoever. However, I’m here to tell you that you are wrong and that there definitely is quite a bit of substance in my hands!(and meat too!)
What’s so special about them you ask? They just look like normal hands you say? Look again!
Look at these flawless hands that have been typing out the posts you have been reading and is still reading right now! Look at these hardworking hands responsible for quite literally most of the activities that I do both online and offline! Just…look at these beautiful hands.
I’m just kidding. In fact, the things about my hands are not positive. Rather, I would say that it is very negative. Let’s break it down.
For instance, if you were to take a closer look at my right hand, you might notice something–a weird scar on my middle finger.
No, I did not get it from pointing a middle finger at someone. Rather, I got it when I was really young, hence why this scar stayed till now. This is probably one of the only memories I retain from when I was really really young(~3 years old? Shota much?) but it’s a memory I can’t seem to forget, despite how trivial it is. The truth is, I was playing in a minimart and cut my middle finger while playing with a knife. It was a pretty deep cut and therefore the scar remained till now.
That’s the whole situation about the scar. Trivial and boring, ain’t it?
*Except for the cutting part. Just thinking about it makes me go yeowch…
Well, if you were to know more about my left hand, it might interest you just a little bit more.
No, don’t look at the middle finger. In fact, it has nothing to do with the fingers. What I want you to bring your attention to is the palm lines. Yes, the palm lines.
There’s something very special and different about the palm lines on my left palm. Normally, the palm lines will look something like this:
*insert picture of normal palm lines*
Sorry, I couldn’t find a good picture to put here…to think that of all things a good picture of a left palm is so hard to obtain… But hey, just look at your own left palm, ok?
However, mine is clearly different. Why? Because the 3 separate lines have converged into one, making it seem as if the palm is split into 2 by the palm line. In asian or more specifically, chinese cultures, palm readings will take into account the palm lines to tell how you will be in the future. “Broken Palm” occurs when the 3 lines converge into one, which is exactly what my left hand is. It usually means something auspicious for females such as causing bad luck for the people around them while it means great things for males such as them being very successful in life(extremely sexist, I know.). I personally do not believe in reading palms, nor do I agree with this ultra-sexist division for a “Broken Palm” between the genders, so there’s that. Just another small useless trivia that you know about my hands, whoop!
*Also, the chance of getting a “Broken Palm” is quite low.
There’s more details based on how many “Broken Palms” you have as well as which hands are the “Broken Palms” but hey, I don’t read palms for a living, so let me go 😛
Last but not least, the most important details about my hands is…the size. Let’s bring this to scale.
As you can see, my hands are ~17 cm in length and ~8 cm in width. The average hand length(males) is ~19 cm while the average hand width(males) is ~8.5cm. Comparing the numbers, it brings into perspective just how small my hands are… In fact, it is actually more in line with the average hand length and width of females of ~17cm and ~7cm respectively. What does this mean?
It means my hands are mighty small! It’s not exactly something to be proud of(considering who else is also known for having small hands…), but having hands that are as small as these means that my hands sometimes are even smaller than some of my female friends’…
Uh, tiny hands big heart perhaps?
Well, that’s about all the things I can talk about for my hands for now.
It might have only been a hand reveal but hey, you probably got something interesting out of this right?
Hopefully it’s not something to help you figure out my identity.
Either way, it was fun writing this post, I’m still really happy about everything, and I will continue to write better posts to entertain all of you. That’s not an empty promise this time.
-A celebratory Plyasm
Afterword: What, I reached 60 followers already? How is that possible? Thank you, all 60 of you lovely people!
Extra thanks to all the lovely peeps over at the discord server ❤ I’m glad to be able to start a community with you people.
What’s with this clichéd title? Honestly, I don’t know. At this point, I’ve run out of words to describe how painful a watch this is to my friends. Let’s just get this post over and done with by ranting a little(actually quite a bit).
Even after Valentines has already passed, Irina is still full of love. Of course, being the magnanimous gentleman I am, I’m here to share her post.
*This is not part of the posts I’ll be putting out, haha. They are coming soon. 1 (quality) post a day is what I’m aiming for.
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Just a really short status update since most of you might have noticed something wrong by now.
I’ve been overseas since the 1st of February, and the current state I’m in does not allow me to post freely, hence I’ve just been writing drafts and holding them back for now. In around 4-5 days time, I’ll be able to open the flood gates and let the posts out but for now, sorry, you are just going to have to deal with this really long inactivity.
I’ve been disappointing people with my irregular posting all the time, but this might be the worst…
P.S. This update post is 20 days late. Kill me please.