As the reader will note in the capitalisation in the title, I made an effort to distance my personal blog post from the slightly, slightly less subjective article I wrote. I went to my first KAC meet since 2014, which, I regret to admit, was only my first. Yes, this was my second meet, but in my defence, I usually have tests right after meets. The meet was at Sloth’s place, which is on the other side of the broad road that runs through our little township. I’ve been to his place before; he lives close by and he’s become a good friend. He has good taste in memes, I may add to his credit. His ringtone is Stray from Wolf’s Rain.
The first person I met was someone I introduced to later comers as ‘the duck post guy’. He posts panels from Donald Duck comics in the group. The second person to show up identified me as a friend of Ruru. Yet more reason, I may jocularly speculate, to cut this cancer out from my life. The reader will forgive my informality.
Well, I got a prize in the second quiz, that happened at the end of the meet. The first one was more interesting, though: sixty questions, of which the duck post guy said twenty-five were from One Piece. I was saddened, as usual, to see that I’d forgotten much of what I’d seen over the years. Not that I should feel particularly ashamed; Ruru’s friend has read all of the present length of the One Piece manga, and he couldn’t answer most of it. The admins kept saying that if Sunny senpai had been there, people who couldn’t answer their questions could never have answered his.
I think I answered a few. I also asked a few. Sloth and I had a total bro moment, complete with extended gaping and pointing, when I correctly answered who the female homunculi were in the 2003 FMA anime. I was also very pleased when he and a well-informed young lady answered what anime was based on the Chinese text on which Dragon Ball was, before I’d finished asking: Sloth went above and beyond the call of duty by asking if I had seen Monkey Typhoon (Oh, hoho, yes).
Now, if the reader will be so kind, I wrote an essay on a little piece of art that fascinated me, and continues to please the senses when I look at it.