369 Thank Yous to My 200 Followers

Now, before you accuse me of being bad at math, I was just tallying up all the times I said thank you in this post, multiplying each thank you by the appropriate amount of people I thanked each time. I counted the arigatous. Undoubtedly, there are overlaps (and there are also people who aren’t followers in the mix), which is why the number ended up being 369.

This…really happened? It’s unreal to think about how “Moyatorium” has a significance beyond being a highly incomprehensible pun, or even how “Moyatori” is now a person that some of you have kindly acquainted yourselves with. It’s wild how this identity didn’t even exist in this world half a year ago.

I’ve been thinking about what to do for 200 followers (because I kind of skipped 100, sorry…), and I’ve gotten some great suggestions. However, I lack the incredible physical endurance of Arthifis (I mean, who other than him can do something so impressive?), and I don’t really want to do a Q&A session this time around. It’s a little underwhelming, but I…sang you a song!

I wanted a song with many “arigatous” in the lyrics, and the first one I thought of was this ED in Bleach. It’s pretty appropriate, considering that Bleach was the anime that got me into the anime world. You can ignore the “sayonara” part, because I don’t think I’ll be going anywhere anytime soon. I originally wanted to make English translyrics, but I honestly wasn’t expecting to hit 200 followers so soon and don’t really have the time to do a fully translated version.

As for my singing…you can probably tell I’m not super used to recording anything. I also did everything on my phone. I ran out of breath at one point because I didn’t know how to record multiple tracks. If anybody has audio recording pro tips, I’d be glad to learn from them! Also messed up on one little word (not gonna tell you which)… The “arigatous” were heartfelt though, believe me on that.

Here are the lyrics, which came from Bleach Wiki.

Cherry blossoms dance under the chilly spring sky
You walk away, with dreams and hopes upon your little shoulders

I want to send you off as you begin your journey
I should have done that seriously at least today
(I should have)
I placed all my smiles in a bouquet of flowers
That I am sending to you along with a message

Thank you for laughing with me
Thank you for crying with me
Don’t worry; you’ll be fine
Just keep going straight in the path you believe in

I opened my heart only to you
I’m telling you my secrets and all
(It’s a secret for you)
At times I can beat you
They are pseudo fights, though

Such merciful people are really rare, aren’t they?
(Aren’t they?)
When things get really hard, just give me a call

You’ll be okay, no matter how far apart we become
You’ll be okay because I will always be your friend

Even if you get married
Even if you grow old
No matter how much time passes
You’ll be the best friend I’m proud of

The overflowing fake tears you set free deceived me
On the other side of the moving window
Your figure gradually draws further away as you wave at me

Thank you for laughing with me
Thank you for crying with me

In the times that keep changing
You keep marching on without changing

It starts from now on
I will always be your friend

You will be fine
You’re not alone
You’ll always have a place to go back to, right here (x5)

Still wondering why those unimportant classmates appear in Bleach art

And now I thank some people, as Rose-senpai kindly suggested on Twitter! Note that many of you I’d put in multiple categories, but I didn’t because that would be too many links for me to deal with…

  • Thanks to: the 200 people who for some reason, decided to follow me on WordPress. I keep expecting someone to unfollow at some point, but that never happened!!!
  • Thanks to: the people who occasionally check my blog out through Twitter or Pinterest links. And thanks to the one mysterious email subscriber who actually reads my stuff! You must secretly be my mom or someone I know – who else would actually follow my content via email? (Jk…my mom probably wouldn’t either)
  • Thanks to: nesha e’ for being the first follower and Ryuji Tatsuya for being the 200th. nesha’s follow made me feel both anxious and somewhat accomplished. It’s embarrassing to admit, but back then, I googled my blog from time to time, dreading the day it would actually show up as a search result.
  • Thanks to: Remy, Irina, and Karandi for successively following my blog right after nesha. I can again testify to the popular claim that you have spying devices all over the place and will find someone even before they commit to blogging. On top of that, you’re great inspirations in the aniblogging community, and without you, there might not be a community at all.
  • Thanks to: Elisabeth O’Neill for being the first person to link to one of my posts (!!! didn’t know it was a thing until then). You have an incredible eye for all sorts of anime posts to feature, and produce wonderful content that I never fail to enjoy.
  • Thanks to: Raistlin, ospreyshire, and edgyanimeteen for leaving comments that I always look forward to, both on my blog and on yours. You always take the time to think about what I say and provide the most thoughtful responses.
  • Thanks to: Rose for suggesting the idea of thanking people and for being a good senpai in general, both in blogging and in real life. I hope to see you around at school, and I hope we get to hang out some more!
  • Thanks to: mirrorpurple 賢師, InfiniteZenith and Jon Spencer for being cool people on Twitter and in general. I have fun Tweeting nonsense (for the most part) to you, mirrorpurple, Tweeting things that make a little more sense to you, InfiniteZenith, and I hope to get to know you more, Jon!
  • Thanks to: erin for the sincere comment section conversations we have. I’m really glad I got to know you (through one of Irina’s posts, possibly?), and I genuinely enjoy all our interactions.
  • Thanks to: kawaiipaperpandas for doing a super fun collab with me on Koi wa Ameagari no You ni and for sending me an adorable Valentine’s card! You’re such a great neesan…
  • Thanks to: Leap250, negativeprimes, and Chris for owning great blogs and for giving off an amazing senpai vibe. I aspire to write like you someday.
  • Thanks to: Sean, Aldael, DerekL, and xenodude for your amazing episodic thoughts on the same series I happen to be reviewing. Many people review seasonal anime, but your posts stand out to me. I gain a lot of insight from reading them or from reading your comments on my posts!
  • Thanks to: Merlin, melinanimeland, kingdylbag, Auri, Arthifis, alfredopasta, Keiko, tetraxberium, and thespookyredhead for being lovely friends I made pretty early on. You’re all such positive and supportive people and I always feel at ease talking to you guys.
  • Thanks to: Plyasm, Shokamoka, Chizurue, biblionyan, rossiroad, It’s An Anime Thing, Angelica Destler, heyitszel, Lina, Jenn, and crimson613 for being friends I met further down the road. Don’t go thinking that you’re less important because I listed a bunch of you in a row. I really appreciate knowing you as people on top of knowing your blogs, and I hope we get to interact even more!
  • Thanks to: Perlem, Ya Boy Jack, Kimchisama, magicconan14, and tanteikid94 for offering valuable opinions for the typically uninspiring articles I churn out for my internship. Special thanks to Marthaurion for the best grammatical guidance.

Ahh…feels good thanking so many people in one go. I hope I didn’t mess up any of the links. That being said, I know there are many, many people I’m still missing. I’d love to thank all of you individually, but there are some of you I know better than others as of right now, and I also don’t have enough time, sadly.

I’m considering doing all the award nominations I haven’t had the time to deal with in the past, as Irina did when she reached 500 followers. I genuinely love answering all your weird questions. I’m not sure if I have the time though, but I will try my best to make it happen weekend by weekend. If you nominated me and I didn’t comment, I definitely missed the post by accident (blame WordPress…). Feel free to comment below and I’ll add it to my list.

Thank you again for being my followers and I hope you’re all having a great day!

100 thoughts on “369 Thank Yous to My 200 Followers

  1. I’m not surprised you hit 200 follows; you run such an amazing blog, Moyatori! And wow, I am very, very impressed with that song! How you hit such high notes without flipping into head voice is beyond me. XD Keep being such an awesome person, and I look forward to your future posts.

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  2. Moya, I’m so honored that you thanked me by name! You have put so much energy and effort into your blog, and it shows! Thanks for being an encouragement to us newer bloggers! 🙂

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  3. I’m very glad to have met you, I know we don’t know each other in real life, but it make me happy to be your friend. And you know even if Moyatori is not you real name, you will forever be the sweet Moya for me.

    Congrats on your 200 followers wish you at least ten time more

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    1. Thank you for such a heart-warming comment, Mel…😊 You’re making me feel all warm and fuzzy in this snowy weather. Maybe the warmest people come from the coldest places, yes, that must be it.


  4. Congrats, Moya! and hehe yay you followed my advice~ 😀 That makes me happy and yo I got my own category. That’s cool. XD You’re reach 500 followers soon. c:

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  5. M-me? An amazing senpai vibe? >///<
    (lol, if anything I'm more like… the old irregular student in your year level than a senpai, jk xD)

    But really though — you're awesome Moya! 200 people know it and I'm glad that I'm one of 'em 😀 And likewise, thanks for making this space for us to go to when we're all feeling a bit "moya-moya". That, and of course, your translyrics! I'll forever be thankful that I got to read those, and I look forward to the ones you do in the future.

    (and your voice was lovely /"Moya sings one of her translyrics for the next blog achievement" confirmed?)

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    1. Thank you, Leap! And you’re totally a senpai… Maybe it’s because of your Twitter pic or the fact that we first talked because of KnK, but I tend to imagine you as a Kokutou…😂 (and as you know, Kokutou is the quintessential senpai).
      As for translyrics cover…maybe? If everyone can bear with my voice again. 😂 I gotta record properly though…recording on a phone is so difficult!

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  6. oh my goodness, the song and your voice are really nice 😛

    i think i have to thank you more, tbh; you’re a great and enjoyable friend, extremely supportive, makes quality content, and overall i guarantee you motivate and inspire people to keep going with writing and such with your interactions and input

    but yeah, congrats on 200!! 😀

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      1. You are very welcome! I feel like I’ve been following your blog for a very long time and it’s great to see that your blog is getting the recognition it deserves.

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  7. Yes!! 200 followers!! That is just awesome!!! Congratulations on reaching this amazing milestone. It’s been a blast reading your posts these past few months (and I’m very glad my spying devices are still working when searching for cool blogs, lol 😂😂)
    Thanks for the song, and the thank yous (hmm..that isn’t a word is it?) but really: thank you for having such an awesome blog! Hope you will continue to have fun in the coming years! 😊😊

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    1. Thank you, Michel! You just made me look “thank yous” up. 😂 Apparently, people either use “thank you’s” with an apostrophe or “thank yous” without, and it would be incorrect to use an apostrophe because that would indicate possession. Well, the more you know!
      I believe you first followed because I made an award post very early on when I barely had any followers, and I tagged 10 blogs I admire and said “senpai, notice me!” very shamelessly. 😂😂 You noticed me…what a great senpai. 😊


  8. Wow that was a very thoughtful post Moya-san!

    And you sing so well! This is the first time someone sang me a song so thank you!
    Here’s to many more!!

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  9. Congratulations! 200 followers, that is amazing and so well deserved. I love your blog and I am so honored you see me as a friend. Thank you! Beautiful singing! 😍

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    1. Thanks, MIB-San! I am a Taiwanese Canadian, and apparently my Twitter settings are in Chinese. Didn’t even realize that until you mentioned 😂


  10. Congratulations on reaching such a huge milestone, Moya!
    Wew, I had no idea that I would be the 200th one. Do I get a prize? XD

    Your voice is really pretty! You should sing more.

    I hope you reach many more awesome milestones in the years to come.

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    1. Thank you, Ryuji-kun! And hmm, you really should be getting a prize! What would you like? I can give you a virtual hug but I don’t know if you’ll want that.
      I can sing you a birthday song if you tell me when your birthday is!

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  11. Congrats in your 200 followers! 😀 Cheers to the next 200! 😀
    And are you kidding me? This is way better than 100 push-ups! Really cool! And you are a good singer, you have a soft voice that really works out! 😛 I couldn’t sing well even if my life was in the line >.<

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  12. Congratulations on hitting 200!!! 😀 You deserve every single one of those followers and here’s to 100 more! 🙂
    You have such an amazing voice! 😮 I am in awe! I couldn’t sing even if I tried lol.
    Thank you for calling me one of your lovely friends, I feel really honoured and happy! It made my day. 🙂

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      1. Nice! This song brought back some memories when I watched Bleach a long time ago. Speaking of music from Bleach, I also know how to play “Life Is Like a Boat” by Rie Fu (the first ending theme) on guitar. It would be fun to record a cover of that song.

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      2. I know, right? That is such a beautiful song. Learning both the English and Japanese parts of the song was fun. I seriously debated covering some anime or foreign film songs by making them more experimental by giving them the Ospreyshire (my musical moniker) touch.


  13. Congrats on hitting 200 and SUPER thank you for your kind words. You’re such an awesome person. 😀 Here’s to another 200, my friend!! ♥♥♥

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  14. Congratulations on your first 200 followers, and here’s to many more. You’re one of my favourite blogs to come along in recent months, so I’m happy to have been the first to link to you – I had no idea! I’m glad you enjoy my writing in return 😊

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  15. I might be extremely late, but I had to run back in time from the future to tell you that this was awe-inspiring! Such a incredible way to thank your followers! Gotta go back I change the timeline!

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    1. Haha, the timeline doesn’t need to be changed. Now I’ve reached 100 comments on this post thanks to this, which is kind of impressive. I look forward to celebrating your milestone too!

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