Back when I was an undergrad, I started getting into kpop and joined a certain online forum discussing said art form. One of the members of that forum was an MIT alumn who had recently started a website which, besides showcasing his own excellent manga-style artwork, also hosted an oekaki board (like a forum, except users draw pictures rather than write posts). On this oekaki board I drew a certain painting of a famous jpop singer which I then used as my profile picture on a popular online music social networking site. Tonight, I discovered that a certain contributor to NPR’s “All Things Considered” had grabbed that profile picture and posted it on her blog as something that had recently become one of her daughter’s favorite “photos.” And that NPR contributer comes from, of all places, the same state I’m from. I don’t know why, but I get such a kick out of tiny things like this. :)