Achieving Enlightenment the Otaku Way

Osu!  Greetings, shokun!  This is Cross-shishou presenting you with another set of Fujinsei Kempo lessons.  I hope that you learned a lot about how anime can affect your life either positively or negatively in How Anime Makes You Smarter and in How Anime Makes You Dumber respectively.  For today’s lesson, I will be providing you with precautionary lessons about How To Piss Off Anime & Manga Fans, which I’m hoping with all my heart that you won’t be stupid enough to follow.  Let’s start, shall we?  Osu!

How To Piss Off Anime & Manga Fans (I)

1. Anime & Manga Are For Kids Only
I’m a mature and intelligent person.  Why would I waste my precious time with kiddie shows like anime?  Ugh.  Oh crap!  Keeping Up With The Kardashians is on now.  Now this is a show for mature people like me.  I wonder what Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney are going to bitch about in this episode.  Gotta go and watch it.  Buh-bye!


2. Anime & Manga Are All Porn
If I want porn, I want the real thing.  Not something some pervert drew.


3. All Otaku Are Losers
I can’t imagine dating a cartoon character and locking myself inside my room watching moving drawings 24/7.  Get a life, loser!

hikikomori guy

4. Watch Just 1 Anime or Read Only 1 Manga And Declare That It’s The Best. Attack Those Who Dare Contradict You.
What do you mean I should try watching/reading that trash you’re so proud of?  Just by the looks of it, it already sucks!

5. Watch Just The First 5 Minutes Of A First Episode And Declare That It’s The Worst Series You’ve Ever Watched
I can’t believe they made this crap.  I’m aghast at all of those positive reviews.  Are those pompous dunderheads calling themselves “critics” and “reviewers” all idiots?

6. Wage War Against Other Anime Fans For Not Agreeing With You
What do you mean the ending sucks?  Are you mental?!  The ending was the BEST!!!  You don’t know squat about what you’re talking about, you retarded a-hole!  I bet you’re so stupid that you don’t even know what stupid means!

light yagami angry - death note

7. You Only Either Love Or Hate A Series
There are no in-betweens for you.

Respectable Reviewer Who Is Published in Various Influential Anime Websites:  <Anime X> has one of the best art design and animation I have ever watched in an anime.  Although it lacks strong character development, the action sequences and witty punchlines make this series a highly entertaining show.  Watch it and I’ll guarantee that it’ll leave you wanting for more.

YOU Ranting on Some Sketchy Anime Forum:  I watched the opening theme sequence of <Anime X> and was disgusted by all of the bouncy boobs and panty shots.  I stopped watching when the opening theme ended.  Didn’t even bother watching the episode because I know that it already sucks.  This is the WORST anime ever!  I HATE IT!!!  You’re a loser if you even think of trying to watch this anime.  Ugh!

8. Rant Non-Stop Whenever A Mangaka Misses A Chapter You’ve Been Waiting For A Week
How dare he get sick?!  Does he not know that I’ve been looking forward to the next chapter since last week?  Does he understand the torture I’ve been through?  What a lazy ass!!!  He should draw even while bed-ridden.  That’s his responsibility for being a popular mangaka.  He owes me. . .So what if I’ve never bought any of his manga?  So what if I’m reading exclusively from online scanlations?  Everyone’s doing it, so I don’t see why I have to spend money when I can just read it online for free!  Besides, I won’t spend a dime for such a lazy ass who can’t even fulfill his obligation of pumping out new chapters every week!!!

9. Dubs Are For Losers. Subs Are For REAL Anime Fans. Watching in Japanese Without Subs Are For Geniuses.
Need I say more?

bad subs are everywhere - not this shit again - meme

10. Declare WWIII Between The Big 3

one piece vs naruto vs bleach

ONE PIECE Fans:  We hold a Guinness World Record.  Need any more proof that we’re the best than that?  We’re nothing like those two second-grade, trying hard wannabes.  Ours is on a completely different level unreachable by those inferior two.

Naruto Fans:  We’re already a successful multi-generational saga.  When Luffy finds ONE PIECE and becomes the Pirate King, that’s the end of the story.  When Ichigo becomes. . .uh, uhm. . .what’s the point of Bleach again?  Never mind that.  It’s not important.  But as for us, even when Boruto has his own children and his children have children, we are still epic!  We’re the best!

Bleach Fans:  Don’t lose heart, comrades.  We have the most good-looking characters including the hottest voices of the hottest seiyuu.  We also have the undying support of the great FUJOSHI community.  Those girls are nuts.  They’ll destroy the other two for us!

Like what I said at the beginning of this lesson, I hope that you’re not stupid enough to act like these dunderheads whose idiotic actions are enough to trigger WWIII among the anime & manga community.  Anime and manga are awesome, we already know that.  But like everything else, it has a a dark side.  And more often than not, this dark side is made up of toxic and narrow-minded pinheads who don’t know how to interact within the animanga community.  Respect and open-mindedness should be fostered, so that all of us can enjoy anime and manga no matter how different our preferences are.

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  1. #1 I’ve been watching R-rated since I was, like, five. I mean, I was really little when I watched my first dark movie, and my favorite anime happen to be much too dark for children.

    #5 I hate ranting in general, but I can at least respect your opinion when you know what you’re talking about.

    #6 I only rage wars who try to steal my bishounen.

    #7 The bouncy boobs thing actually makes me laugh, though It does get a little weird at times. lol It kind of bothers me, though, when people say “nobody has boobs that big.” Okay, it’s a little exaggerated, but features are kind of exaggerated in anime in general. But some of us grew very large boobs without spending any money on them. It’s like they want me to be ashamed of them or something.

    #8 I’m not an expert on making manga, but I do know that mangaka work really, really hard and deserve a lot more respect than that.

    #9 I like subs better because I have watched so many things where the story was dramatically changed in the dubs. Plus, I tend to watch certain anime for the seiyuu (and often stay for the story). However, I also know that dubbing is really hard work, and sometimes, it doesn’t even sound that bad!

    #10 I’ve only seen Bleach (I’ll get to One Piece eventually), but that list for Naruto is daunting. I know so many people who love it, but it’s like that I’ll never check it out. lol

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    1. Ahaha. Thank you for sharing these. Seems like you and I will get along well. I think that it’s important to have open-mindedness and respect within the anime community. It’s better for us to unite rather than wage wars against each other, right? I mean, we all love anime and being able to enjoy it with like-minded people is more fun rather than battling each other for every small thing. Anyway, thanks for dropping by and sharing your opinions about this matter. I appreciate it. I hope that you continue watching anime. Cheers!


    1. Aaw. Well, at least you claim that you’re only guilty of one of these. Not that bad, I guess. So you stop watching immediately when you watch panty shot and bouncy boobs scenes?


  2. I AM NOT AFRAID TO BELLOW FROM THE ROOFTOPS THAT I PREFER DUBS! …Okay, maybe a little… But they allow me to work more while I watch. Instead of catching 7% of the words, I can get at least 65%. …Might have a slight hearing problem too. Heh…

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    1. Yes, go for it! Be proud. I personally prefer watching anime in orginal Japanese with or without subs, but that doesn’t mean that I think dubs are inferior. Anime is anime whatever language you watch it. I don’t understand why others discriminate dubs so badly.

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      1. THANK YOU! Haha!! It always seems to be this huge controversy, and people do tend to look down on those of us who prefer subs. But I figure if no one speaks out, it’ll just continue. So you know Japanese? That’s awesome!!!

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      2. No problem. It’s no use forcing yourself to watch subs when you’re more comfortable watching in dub. As long as you get to enjoy the story, that’s what’s important. Yes, I know a bit Japanese, enough to understand what’s going on without translations. It makes watching rare videos not distributed internationally more convenient.

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      3. Yes, I can read a manga just fine. For light novels, it’ll take me a loooooong time compared to when I read it in English translation. As for the literary novels in Japanese like those written by Haruki Murakami, uhm, I give up. Those will take me a year or so to read in Japanese. I’d rather read them in English translations. Which light novels?

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      4. Well, we’ve talked long enough I feel I won’t be too judged for liking Oreimo. Also Toradora and Golden Time. Off the top of my head, that’s it… But now and again I’ll find out a manga or show is based on a novel and I just NEED IT THAT SECOND! Source material is usually my favorite~

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      5. No worries. I don’t judge people by the books they read since I myself read a variety of books. I’m similar. When I find out that a series is based from a light novel, I always want to read it. Unfortunately the availability of English translations is severely limited when it comes to light novels.

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      6. Exactly! It’s very frustrating… I am attempting to learn to read Japanese again… I think it’s my third or so try. I usually end up not having enough time to devote to it. My husband told me if I learn we can go to Japan though… So that’s a good motivation!

        I’m glad we’ve been getting more LNs coming over and hope the trend continues!

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      7. Well, I’m kind of slacking with my kanji, too. But oh well. I don’t like putting unnecessary pressure on myself. Anyway, good luck with learning Japanese again. And what a nice husband you have!

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  3. I suppose WWIII has calmed down a little now Naruto has ended, a Bleach (in my opinion) has regressed in quality drastically, and One Piece is stronger than ever. Tons of new shounen anime have the potential to replace the three of them also

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    1. I agree that it has calmed down a little, although it hasn’t completely disappeared. I respect all 3 and each of them has a special place in my heart. But I’m still biased towards ONE PIECE since it’s my #1 favourite. However you won’t find me arguing with Naruto & Bleach fans. Each has its own good and bad points. It’s also interesting that there are quite some people who are already claiming that the Big 3 is no more. Anyway, thanks for dropping by & sharing your opinion with me. Cheers!


  4. I think Attack on Titan eclipsed the big three a while ago; fortunately that community is much less toxic. We really dodged the bullet there… Also, I find it really difficult to get into long series. There so much anime to see! It feels like I’m missing out on everything else when I watch them.

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    1. AoT is one of those hyped anime that actually lived up to all the buzz it garnered, unlike the other over-hyped ones that fell flat. It’s one of my favourite series, although it’s lacking in the anime episode department. It doesn’t also help that the manga only releases once a month. However, what it does have is “quality” in both the manga and anime. The same can’t be said with the other big guys. It pains me to say this as a huge ONE PIECE fan, but AoT got the “Big 3” beat when it comes to anime quality. However, I still stand by my proclamation that the Big 3 I wrote here are still the Big 3 right now. That’s just my personal opinion, though. Anyway, thanks for dropping by and sharing your opinions. Keep on watching anime and best of luck on your blog. Cheers!

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  5. This post is hysterical but so true it hurts. -__- I can’t believe the fuss people make over dub v sub, and one and two drive me up the wall. How can something be for both kids and be all pornographic?!?! LIKE, COME ON PEOPLE. WHERE IS THE LOGIC?! XD

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    1. I’m glad that you enjoyed it. Indeed. Arguing about subs vs. dubs is just plain pointless for me. I prefer watching in original Japanese with or without subs over watching in dubs, but that doesn’t mean that I view dubs as inferior. Besides not all anime fans are interested in learning the Japanese language, but they still have every right to enjoy the story no matter what language they watch an anime in. And yes, good thing you pointed it out. It seems that people who say that anime is either only for kidsr are all porn have seen only both of the extremes in the spectrum. Oh well.

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  6. I don’t feel like there’s just war between the original “Big Three” anymore. It’s gone outside of Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine and now people are comparing Bleach to Fairy Tail and Nanatsu no Taizai. I personally like them all to varying degrees. Like lately I feel that the One Piece plot line is getting a little messy while Bleach has gotten better with the last two fights. And then Fairy Tail’s story has been improving but the fights are not as interesting while Nanatsu no Taizai’s current arc is just a bit ridiculous but the fights are entertaining.

    I like…because of…
    One Piece/adventures!
    Naruto/proper use of nakama power.
    Bleach/its amazing art.
    Fairy Tail/attractive characters spamming cool magic.
    Nanatsu no Taizai/its great character development.

    One Piece/fewer chapters with characters only running around.
    Naruto/fewer anime fillers.
    Bleach/Ichigo to actually do something after 3 years.
    Fairy Tail/to use nakama power properly.
    Nanatsu no Taizai/to fix the power scale.

    So at some point in time, some other manga/anime might just have a better arc. That’s why I like them all, but don’t think any of them are best because it’s just relative to their current arcs. For example, I didn’t really enjoy the island-by-island gathering of crew members in One Piece and preferred Naruto and Bleach’s first few arcs where the important characters were introduced much earlier on. But once the Straw Hats were finally together with their awesome crew, it was more enjoyable to read about their adventures than about Naruto and Ichigo’s saving Sasuke and Orihime, respectively.

    Sorry for the wall of text.

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    1. No problem. I appreciate that you took the time and effort to share a well-thought out comment. Of course, some of the newer series will join the comparison with the Big 3, but I still think that there are strong “war” or better yet, “disagreements”, to most fans of ONE PIECE, Bleach and Naruto. Fairy Tail and Nanatsu no Taizai are awesome, but I don’t think they’re at the “level” of the Big 3 yet, but that’s just my opinion. With more and more series getting longer and longer, it’s inevitable that somewhere in the way, some newer series will dethrone one or two or even all of the series included in the Big 3. I’m just a little bit disappointed with HUNTERxHUNTER, it has the so many qualities of being included in the Big 3 or maybe even a Big 4 but Togashi-sensei has been in too long and too many of hiatus that the others are leaving it behind. Oh well.

      As for your observations about the Big 3 plus with Fairty Tail & Nanatsu no Taizai. I agree with most of them to some extent. They’re not perfect and that’s what makes them unique—as unique as a shounen series riddled with too much tropes can be. I think that these differences between them is what differentiates them from each other.

      Anyway, thanks very much for dropping by and sharing your opinions about this matter. I appreciate it. Do you have a favourite among these 5 titles that you mentioned?


      1. Hmm. Yes I can see that people are still debating mostly about One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach because of the nostalgia. Regardless of their directions, each of the three retains its own loyal fanbase. These fanbases are rather vocal and can overshadow other manga that try to become big players in the shonen manga world. HxH indeed has the potential to be Big “X” material, but lacks the consistency to attract more fans. I wouldn’t say I have a favorite among one of those five manga simply because at certain points in time I’ve definitely liked one manga more than the others. Each and every one of them has had an arc that has made me lose faith in them at some point. But if I really had to decide, One Piece comes out slightly above because of Trafalgar Law’s existence.

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      2. Yes, people are still debating about ONE PIECE, Naruto & Bleach and I argue that they are still by far the Big 3 in anime. Writing this post was a great exposure to other opinions because there are people who say that newer anime have surpassed the big 3, citing reasons that make sense when viewed from a singular angle. But regardless of each fan’s opinion, I agree with you that each series has it’s own high and low points. My favourite is ONE PIECE, but I can’t just carelessly say that it’s the BEST ever for everyone because that’s definitely untrue. Even I admit that there are arcs and episode that evoke lukewarm reactions from at best. Anyway, thanks again for dropping by and sharing your insightful opinions with me. Keep on watching anime. Cheers!


  7. All these are spot on!
    I’ve seen so many fans bully people watch dubs that I’ve grown numb to it.
    One piece seems to get better with age, while bleach died somewhere in Hueco Mundo. Naruto canon is an excellent story, but they are milking the anime with this nonstop filler. Just thought I’d throw my two cents in on WW3 😀

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    1. Good to hear you say that. I did my best to compile all of these immature things I’ve encountered most of my life as an anime & manga fan. This kind of people is what give the rest of us anime & manga fans a bad reputation. I don’t like watching dubs, but that doesn’t mean that I view dubs as inferior as subs. I think that anime can and should be enjoyed in whatever language.

      And I agree with all of your observations about the Big 3. I like all 3 of them, but as a huge OP fan, I think it’s #1. But I won’t argue about who’s the best and go to war with fans of Naruto and Bleach. I think that all 3 of them are special in their own way. It’s just that all of us prefer one or the other. I think that we should all just respect each other’s preferences. Thanks for dropping by & sharing your opinions. Cheers!

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      1. Another thing that actually pisses me off is when people watch anime clips on YouTube, then they formulate a theory or ask a question that has already been answered in the manga or in the anime itself… it actually make me wanna scream “Read the freaking manga or even just the Wiki you morons!” -_-


  8. That first one is a bitch. Sad thing is Animated anything gets the same flack no matter where it’s from. I never understood why people are like “It’s time to grow up, which means everything that I once thought was fun is now stupid and for kids. Time to go to college and destroy my body with drugs and alcohol because that’s what being a grown up is all about”

    Yeah….and here I am having a great time with my kidney and lungs and mentality still intact safely watching my “kid shows” that show enormous gore, intelligent character growth, and a deep underlining meaning that you can get in any book or movie…..stop pouting about growing up and act like a grown up, not a kid who’s perception on life is “do I fit in?”

    Wow, I think I just went on a rant….sorry about that, but that topic really cheeses me off.

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    1. That’s alright. I feel the same way whenever I hear people say that anime is only for kids. Your response is a bit extreme for me—I usually just ignore and SHAKE IT OFF—but I get what you mean. Each of us have different standards of childish or mature. And who’s to say that being a kid at heart is wrong? You know what I mean? And is acting like adults the RIGHT way to live all the time? Besides, most people who say that anime is only for kids haven’t watched a lot of anime so they don’t know squat about what they’re talking about. They’re just letting their preconceived notions do the talking without giving the benefit of the doubt.


  9. Nice list and I agree everything you mentioned. I couldn’t stop grinning while reading this lol. I think you can also add on the list “insulting a character or waifu”. I bet that can also insult anime fans. WWIII and big 3, that is a good one, I hear that a lot.

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    1. Thanks. I’m glad that it made you grin. That’s a good one. Thanks for the suggestion. I’m planning on making this as a series because there are a lot of actions that can piss off anime and manga fans. So I’m still gathering more for the next list. Indeed, pitting the Big 3 Series against each other can get annoying. You know that I’m a huge OP fan but I still respect both Naruto and Bleach.

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      1. I respect them both the three but One Piece is first. You should make a series, I don’t mind reading. Anime/manga fans tend to get mad really easily. This is what I hear online: make fun of celebrities, religion, and politics and nobody bats an eye; insult anime and everybody loses their mind XD.

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      2. Same here. Although I respect both Naruto and Bleach, ONE PIECE is still #1 for me like you. But I won’t argue with fans of Naruto & Bleach regarding which is the best among the 3. Each of us has own opinions and I think it’s important to respect our own preferences.

        Ohohoho. That’s funny. But makes sense in a way, although it definitely is not 100% true. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It pisses me off, too. It’s such an ungrateful and immature way of thinking when exploiting free scanlated manga. And I couldn’t agree with you more. We all need to accept that each of us have our own opinions and preferences, so it’s a moot point to battle each other and trying to force our likes and dislikes to each other.

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  10. You don’t even know how I relate to number 7. I have a friend like that which assumes I must either love or completely hate everything that I watch (also not limited to anime only but also games or books)…Need a chainsaw everytime I need to explain the concept of “greys”…Oh and getting into the specific of number 4 and I think 6. There are also those that reffer to one genre in particular. Like those people saying that “reverse harem are all shit, with no story, only stupid characters doing the same thing over and over again. I don’t understand why you like them, newb!” and being completely hypocritical about genres that they DO like instead. pffft fsjbvsbvlnkl!!!

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    1. Aw. It’s even worse if the person is your friend. But it’s very common. Besides each of us are different, so we have our own preferences. It’s just that there are actually people who only either love or hate a series, and that’s so sad. They don’t take into account that there are both good and bad in one series. So extreme, but there you go.

      Oh gosh. You’re so right. I think I can tolerate extreme judging by series, but not so much by genre. There is a whole lot of variety within a genre, so it’s not very wise to assume that all series in a genre are the same. It rankles me whenever I heart a rant like the one you just shared, but oh well. It’s best to leave them in their own ignorance than make the mistake of waging war against them.

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  11. So agree on #1. Especially since so many shows are about someone’s life. Life on a farm. Life in the city. Life making cupcakes. Life eating cupcakes. Life buying a house. Life making a house. Sheesh, I’ll do those things on my own if I’m that interested in them. If I’m watching TV, give me a little break from reality.

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  12. Really agree with the first two there. Second one is the main reason my family does not know I am into anime since that is how my mom views it, which gets me really annoyed. However I believe people confuse hentai and anime. Hentai is porn, and porn is not a television show (like NCIS, Flash, or Walking Dead), anime is a television show so it cannot be porn. That is how I view it and distinguish the two. But people view both are animated from Japan so they are the same.

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    1. Aw, that’s sad. Unfortunately, there are people who really think that anime is all porn. So sad. I wish that your mom someday learns that there are a lot of good and educating stuff in anime.

      Hmmmm. Hentai anime is still anime. It’s a genre in anime that is released direct to home video, not broadcast in TV just like you said.

      Indeed. Those people that you just described don’t know that there is a wide variety of genre in anime, so they have these preconceived notions.

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  13. Something you kinda missed is when people overestimate the characters they like, especially in so called ‘vs’ polls where they never put thought into their answers. In fact someone claimed i wasn’t an anime/manga fan merely because i said Hakuba might be able to beat Luffy. Supposedly Luffy is too strong despite all the evidence that he isn’t.

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    1. Good point. This is actually only the first list of a “How To Piss Off Anime & Manga Fans” series that I’m planning to do since there are still quite a lot that aren’t included in this list. Thanks for the suggestion!

      That’s horrible but unfortunately quite common in the animanga community. Some people aren’t just as open-minded as we want them to be. They have their own standards of what constitutes an anime/manga fan and if you don’t live up to their standards, they attack you and say that you’re not an anime/manga fan.

      As for Luffy, I love him. I want to believe that he’s the strongest, but that’s just not true. There are a lot of stronger characters than him, so I think that’s one of the reasons why ONE PIECE emphasizes the bond between him, the Straw Hats, and his allies because I think that it’s saying that Luffy can’t beat his enemies alone. Oh well, I’m rambling. Sorry about that. It’s just that I love OP.

      Anyway, thanks for dropping by and sharing your opinions with me. Cheers!

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