1 Million Served, Part Ichi: Party Intro, Jeremiah Interview and Commenter Love
Mollie here (Ibiki Teishi), hosting your Awesomeness Party bash. There’s shimp on the barbie, drinks on ice and a playlist here. Sorry, wordpress does not allow any flash embeds (in non-geek that means it can’t live here), but it can be opened and played in a separate window as you read. Enjoy! The 1 Million Hits Bash.
Welcome to the 1 Million Hit Party!!!!
1 Million Hits. 1 Million readers served. But that isn’t about us. It’s about you and the fact that so many of you stopped in here…just to make this place complete and utter awesomeness. Jeremiah could crack jokes into the ether that are never read. The Sannin could be spouting theory into black holes of cyberspace, and I’d just be lost somewhere on fanfiction.
Bono would have to find some other place to post FIRSTTTTT!!!! @.@
What makes this place groove? Hands down, it’s the comments and the participants. (Uh, that’s you, baby. Really. YOU. ^.^)
Jokes about this site being like crack or porn…wellll…they’re well placed. It is a little like that. I love to read all the new posts, including innuendo about my back door or perversions with Pain (waves at Jeremiah–flattery will not get you shots of my cleavage, but I never welch on a bet–although I reserve the right to crop as needed).
My favorite part? It’s checking in to see what nutty thing HarshyTKage has said today, whether Last Scorpion has left a something hilarious and thought provoking in the threads, see if Alec and I can get into an argument er, discussion and what utter (covertly disguised) filth EroSennin has left for me. (Oh speaking of delightful filth, an aside: I found a great vid of some Swayze balloons, you know the kind from the foil pack with reservoir tips…but I was afraid it really crossed the line…pester me and I might find a place to stick it…)
Don’t get me wrong, these aren’t the only people who make my world go round, you’re all pretty incredible people. Renzy is charming on and off the page on top of being a top notch fan. Orion quoting journal articles just about made me choke laughing. Coolbeans and his marathon workdays and…love of cheese. Punxed and his…illicit activities down at the internet cafe halfway around the world. Erich’s sharp tongue and quick wit with one liners. Skyhigh’s legendary defense of the Sas-Uke, er, Sasuke (I’m not a hater Skyhigh, I’ll even defend him next time they start bashing on him–just for you). Kyouto’s great ideas, that often get buried in the smack talk and jokes (I see you in there…).
And there are way too many of you who have caught my notice since last June–when I read the spoilers and things but was scared to death to participate. If I stop to mention everyone y’all will fall fast asleep–from ajd to jdb to TheRanish to supertrek, and pain/microtube. And many, many more–you’ve all been part of some really awesome memories.
Together, you all make up one hell of a messed up community that is part barbeque in the outback, part science lesson in the fiery pits of hell and part rocket ride to mars with the top down. (EEEE!!!! Dammit, Jeremiah, you didn’t frickin’ win yet. And I didn’t mean that kind of top. Get. off. my. bra. hooks!!!!!!!! You’ll hurt yourself.)
Then there are the ladies, some who drift in and drift out, but more and more of us seem to be stepping from behind neutral masks of cyber anonymity. Let’s face it guys, this isn’t the safest place to let people know you’re a gal–because immediately you’ve got some douchebag telling you you’re full of crap just because you don’t have a penis. And everyone knows a penis is essential to understanding the basics of manga (eyeroll). So you kind of have to build a little street cred. Here’s to Elfarren, PSI, MistressMandi, BanditQueen, Krechet, amongstheliving, Penny and probably a couple others who have come and gone, or whose admission of female identity slipped under the radar.
Whoever you are, where ever you are, whether you’ve commented every day since day one, or just been around for the last 5 seconds, I hope you know we love ya. The site, the blog the posts…they’re really all about you. If there has been any success around here, it’s due to the readers and commenters. That’s not lip service, that just putting the props where they belong. So, soak up the love, and my cheezy Valentine’s hearts, and enjoy the rest of the party…
Jeremiah sits for an interview…
Jeremiah promised to share some words with us, so despite his schedule I bothered him relentlessly to capture his thoughts. MistressMandi actually interviewed him for some other top secret and dark purpose; I’ve come along later and taken some liberties with the script. I hope neither of them mind, the content is theirs, the baloney is mine…(this is a pisspoor tribute to honor Jeremiah for his kickass interviews…)
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Mistress Mandi: What was you inspiration for the site?
Jeremiah: Because I kept looking around for spoilers and ran into sites that only had the spoiler with commentors dying to talk about something but actually had nothing to talk about. They were starving for discussion fodder and no one was giving it to them.
Ibiki Teishi: Mmmm….fodder…that sounds like you’re feeding cows…
Mistress Mandi: …
Ibiki Teishi: What?!
Jeremiah: (clears throat) I also noticed that there was no review or break down of the chapters on any of the major sites and the minor reviews that people were doing on their own blogs were 1 paragraph suck fests.
Ibiki Teishi: Woo hoo! Suck fests…er…oh. Sorry. That is a bad thing. And you’re right, Jeremiah, most of the stuff out there hoovers. er. (looks from one to the other). Continue, by all means, don’t let me stop you…
Jeremiah: Ahem. The third part to the puzzle is that I’m a full time student and needed something to vent on in between and during classes.
Ibiki Teishi: During class…did you just say DURING class…?!?
Mistress Mandi: Go on, Jeremiah. I’m listening. (dummy slaps Ibi on the back of the head)
Ibiki Teishi: ow.
Jeremiah: The last part is the humor. Most of the sites out there are total manga/anime elitests which are as funny as cancer and all about being cool or whatever which goes against the entire culture of manga in which no one is cool but seems to be the norm with everyone trying to make everyone else look stupid…I really hated this.
Ibiki Teishi: Hey…wait a minute. (starts to pout and mutter) You don’t think I’m cool. Well, I’m not…not a bit…”cool”. I mean…look up uncool and there’s me, right in the dictionary…filed under ‘u’…
Jeremiah: (gives Ibi a funny look and turns toward Ms.Mandi) Is this too much?
Mistress Mandi: Nope, I can condense…I won’t be quoting you directly.
Ibiki Teishi: Ha! But I will be, so watch what you say! (looks back and forth at the other two) Riiiiight. Uh. I’ll just be…right over here, k?
Mistress Mandi: (turns back to Jeremiah) Anyways…how long have you been ‘in’ to Naruto?
Jeremiah: Naruto? For a little longer than a year, perhaps two… In to manga and anime? 10 at least.
Ibiki Teishi: Yeah, well…my dad could beat up your dad.
Mistress Mandi: ok…
Mistress Mandi: uh huh. So…how would you describe the site?
Jeremiah: Naruto related retarded humor…
Ibiki Teishi: I are a Narutard…
Jeremiah: (nodding) Narutarded
Ibiki Teishi: (pumping fist, muttering to self) Yeah, awesomeness!!!
Mistress Mandi: Narutarded Awesomeness…
Jeremiah: Humorous Narutarded
Jeremiah: We are just getting started. I know some people have heard that from me before and I came through. The blog has improved a 100 times over what it started out to be. There are huge things on the horizon and I’m happy to take anyone along with me…
(Mistress Mandi and Ibi jump up and down waving their arms, but Jeremiah can’t seem to see…)
Jeremiah: …who is creative and…
(Mistress Mandi and Ibi start pushing each other out of the way, still jumping up and down)
Jeremiah: (Jeremiah tugs on his left ear)…wants to do something awesomeness.
(Two masked ninja jump out of the bushes, push Ibi and Mandi back in their seats; a scuffle ensues when ropes come out. Ibi unmasks Alec and mouths “Hell no…” Jeremiah quickly tugs on his right ear and the ninja disappear.)
Ibiki Teishi: Hmpf!
Mistress Mandi: (looking over her shoulder) Wha…?
Jeremiah: I can’t get into to many details because things are still being negotiated but it’s gotten to an insanely exciting level of awesomeness coming in the future. It would be impossible to even guess what I’m talking about unless you actually knew because there is no way I would have even guessed it 6 months ago.
Mistress Mandi: Will there be grapes?
Ibiki Teishi: Or balloons? Are we talking balloons? or is this more along the lines of some kind of super-purified, mainline crack?!
Jeremiah: What the…?
Ibiki Teishi: Nevermind, dude. Sorry I harshed on your eloquence. Hit me with the good stuff…I want to see the future in your eyes…so look at me when you tell me…
Jeremiah: I love being creative and surrounding myself with creative people and this site has become a breeding ground…
Ibiki Teishi: Breeding gr…Dude. Seriously. My eyes are here. Those melons aren’t for sale…
Jeremiah: …for creative awesomeness. I’m confident that we are going to shock alot of people in the foreseable future.
Ibiki Teishi: Grrrrrrrrr…..
Mistress Mandi: (whispers) Psst. Jeremiah…I think she’s finally serious now. Stop staring, you’re making me blush…
Ibiki Teishi: Yanno’ I could take off my top and snap a picture…it’d last longer.
Jeremiah: (grins) Deal.
Mistress Mandi: (facepalm) Is there anything else, Jeremiah? I…gotta…I gotta go.
Ibiki Teishi: Yeah, is there a right or a wrong way to participate in this future you’re going on about?
Jeremiah: (nodding) Some people will want to be involved and do amazing things and some people will watch from the sidelines and be entertained as hell. There really is no wrong answer.
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Many thanks to Ms.Mandi for her excellent interview questions…and (I hope) many thanks to Jeremiah AND Mandi alike for being good sports about my buffoonery. You can kill me in the comments if you hated what I did to you (you too, Alec…lol).
BUT wait, there’s more.
I asked for your stories, too. We got so many responses, that I actually split this party into two posts.
Below are the folks who answered the Awesomeness Party invitation and shared with me some love about their fellow commenters. I spliced things up a bit to keep their comments brief (with the exception of Alec and Last Scorpion who have more than earned a little extra space to love things up a bit).
At Jeremiah’s request and my own inability to take a compliment, I’ve cut most references to the blog or the posts or the writing staff. It’s not that we don’t love the love ourselves, it’s that we want you, commenters from around the globe, to be honored and appreciated here today.
You all are the groove and the awesomeness that makes this place tick.
So, without further puckey from me…here are your thoughts…
My name of815 is from the show LOST. It’s “Oceanic Flight 815“. My first post actually got it wrong and I put of813.
And though I have only been here for a short time, I have been a fan of Naruto for quite a while. Everyone [on this blog] is pretty friendly and has good humor. And you guys have an unbelievable knowledge base. [snip] [BTW, that ‘snip’ and the ‘…’ means Ibiki edited the comment down to the good bits.]
Now for a shout out (salute?) to a comment that sticks out in my mind…[snip]
Alec [November theory contest]…wrote a ton of stuff about what was going to happen with the story. I have never seen so much thought put into the details of the story. [snip] So a salute to Alec, whoever you are. So far you’ve left the comment that left me absolutely floored with how much knowledge you have of the story. Don’t worry, I’ve noticed a lot of other people too in my short time here. (One being Renzy).
Reading Naruto weekly has been an addiction for me…But I still get dates with women – believe it!
AHHHH, okay! So, basically, I’ve been reading iareawesomeness for about 3 months, but I just joined.. 3 days ago? Yes, so anyway, my point is: Jeremiah is THE BOMB. Before I joined I thought he was mega cool yo…and I always look forward to reading his comments on here. The $#!T he says is just purely funny, nonstop. This may be blasphemy, but I think he beats out The Swayze. Just sayin d:
Hey, this blog is the Swayze of any other Naruto Blogs. I love the absurd amount of variety in the community, and I am constantly having to change shirts because I’m always drinking something when I read the most ridiculous comments.
However, my favorite commenter has to be Harshytkage. Nothing he says makes sense, but it is always a guaranteed laugh. I wonder just how crazy of an idea he can manifest?…thinks back…
“I am Danzou”
“I am Kaizou”
“We are Kaidozou”
congratz on the 1 mill… *teeth shine w/ thumb up*
I’d like to thank Jeremiah for creating a haven for me and the legions of other narutards alike. When I found this site about a year ago, after my first dive into the enthralling universe of manga or Japanese comics, I had no venue whatsoever to vent my frustrations (my friends only watched the anime and I would just spoil everything). So for me to finally post some bullshit theories and argue with people a thousand miles away that Sasuke sucks ass, this site made the 2008 school year many times more bearable. [snip]
I would like to comment on the number of post done by Ibiki. It is already known she contributes to the site with daily post, but its not just that, its the content of those post that are worth mentioning. Post should be able to provide humor, but maintain a firm grasp of knowledge. This goes out to everyone who researches before they state the things they say. Someone who uses logic in their words, looks at the chapters and watches the anime. The amount of confusion cleared up by those post is what I like. Still its more than this. There are contest and topics meant to generate interest. Without those additions would the site have the number of hits it has today or the next. The answer is unknown, but it is fact that the presence of those post help keep the site as it is now.
I wanna say thanx to all the people who make this possible, Jeremiah (well no shit he gets my honor…), Ibi (another freakin’ no brainer), and Russ and Ero-Sennin who keep this place sane when the other two are away… but especially I want to thank all the readers and commentors who have helped this site grow from where it started in June. Actually, it took us nearly four months to get to 300,000 hits and now, another 4 months later, we’re at 1,000,000, so thank you.
I would have to say my favorite moments have been the Danielsan flameout, finding out that I didn’t know everything about Naruto, and whenever ibi or jman has the courtesy to let me shoot my brains on to the computer screen even when the brain matter doesn’t make since.
Though I miss originals like li lo lau, skyhigh (who shows up once and a while), and martin (there’s way too much Gai love around here without him *yes that was an allusion to Scrubs*), I enjoy the presence of the new guys who have more than filled in their roles.
I can’t fit into words what there is to say (or at least the 150 words i was given, which i’m way over, damn socialists). [We love you too, Alec. ^.^] So again, I say thank you for your patience, input, and wonderful personalities (or at least punx’s dope).
Memory UNO… My (Third) most recent post back in Aug 2008 about Code Geass (yes, I know it had many errors in it) . Me and Jeremiah took the Suzaku VS Lelouch fight to a discussion about morality, war and change. This post also spawned a comment by a crazy guy that said the world is going to end…but we are still alive yay!! I still think I won that fight, because we now know how Code Geass came to an end, and we also have Obama as president.
Memory DEUX… PARA! PARA! DANCE!, WTF!!!. Okay, I love the tone of the blog (I know that I helped set it), without the WTF post and all of the other crazy posts that we have, I don’t think I would have ever stayed with the blog as long as I have. If the tone of the blog was serious business, I think we would just be a bunch of Naruto fans bitching at each other just like every other place on the interwebs. As for the Para Para Dance, I think it is pure AWESOMENESS that the Japanese made a genetically-altered Swayze clone to combat the loss of Japanese women to the American Swayze. The Japanese even gave their Swayze killer dance moves, a power mullet and a sexy red thong. Just look at him, sexy women all around, and he can still dance like a god.
Memory SAN… umm… hmm… CAKE!!!… no wait… penguins…
…yeah I think that is it, penguins…o, yeah and crack, you can never have enough crack.
P.S if one of my predictions is right I will have to make a post on how I make them so accurate…shhh, keep it a secret, but I have Kishimoto chained up in the basement.
There is a second post coming,
for all those who clicked the eyes
to be continued…shortly…