Help a Blogger Out: A TLS Survey, MorniMete Style 2018

May 25, 2018

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

Here’s a little something I started in 2017, but it was never published then (because reasons… but mainly because I didn’t finish them until now… which is far more appropriate!).

Anyway, enjoy this updated version of the MorniMete-style response to Help a Blogger Out: A TLS Survey.


On May 25, 2008 at 11:44 PM, I made a post to the original Morning Meteora blog where I let my heart out in the form of a survey. Looking at the questions and my answers, I was tempted to try to re-answer the survey in the present day to see where things are now. Welp, I decided to go through with it!

In memoriam of True Life Seek and the original Morning Meteora, Magi-Kat presents Help a Blogger Out: A TLS Survey presented by Magi-Kat! The old text is quoted while the new one is normal. If you want to give the survey a try yourself, go ahead and feel free!

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“What Basic Premises Inform Your Blog?” A 2017 Perspective

May 11, 2018

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

Well, here’s a post I promised myself a few months ago, but neglected to post. 10th Anniversary aside, if you go to the About page, you’d see links to two particular posts:

After looking through them some time in 2017, I realized they were in serious need of an overhaul. Therefore, I decided to revisit those questions and answer them. Of course, I may end up having to update these answers again (even if I seem to have accounted for that), but that’s the nature of the beast.

Enjoy!


Many years ago, Blogmaster Ray (of American Wota, International Wota, and Idolminded fame) put forth a question to the blogosphere:

What Basic Premises Inform Your Blog?

While you have can read the original version of my answer here and the 2014 remake here, I thought that in the spirit of M3’s 10th anniversary (along with update the aforementioned 2014 post that is linked to from the About page), I’d showcase how much things have changed in three years.

The original post was notable as it was the debut of the “Magi-Kat Theory Edition,” meant for “my personal opinions and such.” Like before, I welcome anyone to try to answer these questions yourself. Who knows? It may help you in your blogging. (You’re also welcome to change it up, especially since some of the questions reference blogs that appear to be nonexistent these days.)

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M³ Cake Day 2015

October 23, 2015

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

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It’s that time of the year again, where I reflect on the musings of yore. It’s been a long and winding road since the previous anniversary and even the blog’s humble beginnings and arrival. Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Read the rest of this entry »


Magi-Kake Day 2015

March 27, 2015

This post is going to be a bit personal for me: in addition to being the (sixth) anniversary of the WordPress blog, the 18th was my tenth Cake Day as a netizen. (You can tell I’m a younggun and a bit of a nerd as I still care about such things.)

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“What Basic Premises Inform Your Blog?” A 2014 Perspective

November 11, 2014

Years ago, Ray sent out a question to the blogging community: “What Basic Premises Inform Your Blog?

While you have can read the original version of my answer here, I thought that in the spirit of a revisited post before, I’d give this one a try. As usual, the old answers are in italics while the new answers in normal font.

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M³ Cake Day 2014 – An Introspective

October 23, 2014

6-Month Cake Day

On Oct 23, 2007, I joined Vox. I was naive, scared, excited, and everything in-between. I was a mere high school girl who was barely into her Senior year, an Alice plunging headfirst down into a rabbit hole towards a kaleidoscopic Wonderland of snark, sleaze, and symbol-worship.

About two days later, I made my first post (which is probably lost to the digital abyss following Vox’s demise – in fact, there were times where I regretted choosing Vox instead of WordPress or somewhere like that). I was excited yet scared, holding my breath in anticipation for the moment I had hoped for. After calming myself down, I continued on my pursuit, emulating the bloggers that inspired me while trying to carve my own niche.

One month later, it happened: I was covered on International Wota. Due to the fact I was getting ready for school that day, I couldn’t screencap that moment. I probably spent that day in an afterglow of euphoria in the realization that my efforts had borne fruit. Little did I know what a predicament I was in afterwards, what became after the fact. I had only planned for being covered on IW. What came next?

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Eleven Years in Morning ~ Part 2

October 15, 2014

In honor of Sayumi Michishige’s impending graduation (and retirement), a watershed moment as I say goodbye to the last Musume who greeted me, I will look back at eleven years… of my fandom. (Bad karma, I know. Lord knows I’ve posted enough about me already this year.)

Continued from Part 1!~

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Eleven Years in Morning ~ Part 1

October 5, 2014

In honor of Sayumi Michishige’s impending graduation (and retirement), a watershed moment as I say goodbye to the last Musume who greeted me, I will look back at eleven years… of my fandom. (Bad karma, I know. Lord knows I’ve posted enough about me already this year.) Read the rest of this entry »


Problem Averted

September 3, 2014

Welcome back, Magical Meteorites, and greetings to the Earthlings. Welcome to a very special installment of the Summer Refreshment series!

Why is it special you ask? I’ll tell you why: Remember that little crisis that led to a big ol’ poll to determine the future of the series?

…there are now two open slots for content: August 31st and September 1st. I’ll need your feedback to determine the future of the series. You can pick up to three choices with the top two being the ones that will decide the fates of the two dates on the blog.

Well… the results are in!

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Confessions of a Strayed C-Pop Fan

August 8, 2014

While it has been over a decade since I got into J-Pop and the idolatry therein (God forgive me, for I have sinned), it has been longer since I was exposed to the musical and cultural cornucopia that lie in (South) Korea and Chinese-speaking locales.
These are my confessions as a fan who has long strayed off the path.

Chinese music and culture is a deeper one. As an American, we see it all the time, the images of Chinese culture plastered all over the media. I saw Mulan in theatres and watched Jackie Chan Adventures like most kids (in addition to hearing about his movies). Even eating the staples of Chinese American cuisine, a more regular ritual than Korean yogurt, it was there. However, there was a small phase in my life where I dabbled in the music of the Chinese speaking sort — by which I mean Mandarin and Cantonese. Gotta distinguish here. I had a few names, which diversified towards the peak in 2004. However, one name stuck out in my diverse listening habits: Faye Wong. The lessening of Chinese music in my musical palette lessened when I no longer heard her voice, her material go further. (This is sad as she has decades of treasures to explore. If I can spend the span between Ai Araba It’s All Right and Osaka Koi no Uta listening to Ikimasshoi! and Morning Coffee, I can certainly go through decades of a multilingual Chinese singer who is legendary to Asian music-loving ears.)

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