Young semi-chan

8 Aug

We were lucky enough to see this 蝉 (cicada) shedding it’s molt near our house!

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20 Responses to “Young semi-chan”

  1. nickolas of winterhold April 29, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    eeeeww sorry that may be cool for you but i have a deep fear of cicada’s (not even bugs just cicadas)

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    • tokyo5 April 29, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

      You don’t like cicada? They’re harmless!

      I guess you wouldn’t like summer in Japan then!

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      • nickolas of winterhold April 29, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

        its not a rational fear like a fear of vipers its just when i was young a (leaving out the expletive) huge one jumped at me and i was scared half to death.

        its like a fear of the dark its not that the dark is gonna swallow you or anything its just forboding

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      • tokyo5 April 29, 2014 at 11:13 pm #

        Cicada aren’t seen often in America, are they? But every summer in Japan … their chirping is a sound of summer in Japan.

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      • nickolas of winterhold April 29, 2014 at 11:20 pm #

        we do have the 17 year cicada that are the big mofo’s but we have smaller ones that do the grindy chirpy noise. its actually a very relaxing noise until it sounds like its coming from a bit too close

        my cousin once threw one of their shells down my shirt. my parent thought i was having a seizure but i was just freaking out…

        i dont know maybe it is like the dark but like most bugs im comfortable until they get too close

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      • tokyo5 April 30, 2014 at 12:05 am #

        What part of America do you live in?

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      • nickolas of winterhold April 30, 2014 at 12:13 am #

        Eldridge Iowa. its just next to davenport if you know where that is (i figured its a more popular city)

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      • tokyo5 April 30, 2014 at 7:25 am #

        No sorry … the only thing I know at Iowa is that the band Slipknot are from there.

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      • nickolas of winterhold May 2, 2014 at 5:48 am #

        well its on the south eastern tip of iowa by the mississippi

        and yes we do have more famous bands than you would think in the land of corn; slipknot three days grace among a few

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      • tokyo5 May 2, 2014 at 8:22 am #

        >three days grace

        I don’t know that band.

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      • nickolas of winterhold May 2, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

        i dont know you might like them theyre not metal per say but they are alt rock and have some heavy songs look at their songs like animal ive become or i hate everything about you

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      • tokyo5 May 2, 2014 at 11:38 pm #

        I just checked out those songs you recommended and a couple of others by them. They’re pretty good.

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      • nickolas of winterhold May 3, 2014 at 4:13 am #

        glad to see you like themπŸ˜„ they were my gateway to heavier music

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      • tokyo5 May 3, 2014 at 10:36 am #

        What artists are your favorites?

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      • nickolas of winterhold May 4, 2014 at 12:45 am #

        i sort of moved into punk but my favorite artists have to be rise against, bad religion, and system of a down/serj tanken

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      • tokyo5 May 4, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

        I have one “System Of A Down” CD … but I don’t know the music of any of those bands well.
        And I don’t like punk rock much.

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      • nickolas of winterhold May 6, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

        ah well to each his own

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      • tokyo5 May 7, 2014 at 8:08 am #

        πŸ™‚

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  2. Musings August 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    Wow! That’s great! I still remember when the 17 year cicada erupted from the ground in Illinois. The sound was deafening!

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    • tokyo5 August 8, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

      Yeah, I’ve heard that the cicada in America only emerge from the ground every seventeen years!
      The TV news here said that this year (2013) is one such year…

      That’s funny. So infrequently! I don’t recall every seeing (or hearing) cicada in America.

      The cicada emerge every summer in Japan. Having lived here so long now…I can’t imagine summer without the cicada’s cry!

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