Spam Kablam

This blog post may contain minimal spoilers. Please read them only if you had seen this Episode.

OVERVIEW (STORY)

An old man citizen has received an email message. Upon opening it, he saw a message that appeared to be a viral chain letter. He knows about chain letters, so he deleted it. However, his smartphone screen distorted and the mini Zassoumons (Weedmons) are appearing and beginning to attack and victimize the old man.

Following the incident, Kiyoshiro, as well as Hiro and Ruli, are also receiving the same viral chain letter. And just deleting them will only send them to the nearby people who also received that viral chain letter, and the mini Zassoumons are attacking them!

As the mini Zassoumons are beginning to terrorize people more, as well as drinking more waters and liquids to make them grow, will they able to stop and annihilate them? And who’s responsible in sending these such viral chain letters to suspecting peoples’ emails?

REVIEW

Finally, it is the 12th Episode, and we had almost finished the first quarter of this Anime Series!

So let us go then to the Episode Review proper, where the Episode theme is about chain letters, and other messages and emails that are considered as “spam”, in the digital age term.

For the Digimon and characters, they all looked the same as in the previous Episodes. And then, we could finally witness another Digivolution scene here, where Gammamon gets his “third” alternate Digivolution form (As seen in the opening animation credits of this Anime Series). And then, Jellymon is somehow allergic to any Digimons who is of a “Plant” type. You know, aside from attributes (Vaccine, Virus, and Data), Digimons do have their own strengths and weaknesses, which in fact that “Types” do count in the calculation of a Digimon’s strengths and characteristics. Assuming that Jellymon is of a jellyfish type, where jellyfish usually lives in water, she is somehow weak against these plant types, wherein plants do absorb water creatures, and they grow faster and stronger. So far, those are the things that I had observed. Also, I shall include there some little fanservice observations there, where Jellymon is being caught by a single tentacle arm of Weedmon, and some parts of a scene angle where Jellymon finished her Digivolution scene readying for battle (Weird angles showing some of her sides). And finally, there is no Angoramon Digivolution form yet, since his debut! I hope that I could see his Digivolution form soon, and not just seeing his form from the opening animation credits.

Into the last part of the Episode Review: The Theme!

To define some terminologies here, usually in the art of Information Technology (I.T.), here are some to remember!

Chain letter: It is a message that attempts to convince the recipient to make a number of copies and pass them on to a certain number of recipients.

Email Address: It is a digital account that is used to send and receive messages (emails), as well as some other messages that contain multimedia and programs, and other small files and documents (attachments).

Spam (Spamming): It is an act of sending multiple messages to large number of people or recipients, for the sole purpose of advertising, as well as some other suspicious activities, such as chain letters.

SNS (Social Networking Service): Equivalent to Social Media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter)

And finally, in this Episode, I have learned about on how do these chain letters work, and how do these such messages annoy some people around, and making them worry.

Based from this Episode, these kind of chain letters are in a format about urban legends, where they tell people about a certain curse that shall haunt them for eternity if they don’t even pass the message to at least 20 people or more. Not only these chain letters are indeed present in emails, but on other websites, such as social media — in a form of comments.

You can see something like:

"Something good is coming, and you will receive "something reward" if you pass this message to at least XX people! If you don't pass this, you will receive "blah blah here" for eternity."

This example chain letter above was pre-formatted to avoid suspected questionable content, such as spam.

For yourself, will you fall on this same scheme and believe, especially if it involves money? But for what in exchange? Of course, not only you shall fall in this fraudulent act, but everything you had inputted and given, such as your email address and other sensitive information, such as your home address, shall be now be their data collection from you. In fact, this is where they could even send you some more spam emails!

In my observation, a lot of elder people, especially senior people, are the usual victims of email spamming and chain letters. Especially if it involves risky money investments (get-to-rich pyramid schemes), this is where they usually fall within. There is no such thing as an “easy miracle” in the digital age or in the present timeline. And only the people who usually needs some annoying attention are the ones who were doing these fraudulent, yet criminal acts.

And to end this Episode Review, don’t ever fall on these chain letters, as well as any email messages that contain spam and other malicious attachments! And do not open links in which they were included in any suspicious or spam email messages that were sent from the other people whom you do not know (strangers). And finally, if it is asking for your credentials, do not input anything, including your sensitive, confidential information, such as your home address!

BONUS: It it happens that you got a suspecting and malicious email that tells you that your sensitive info has been leaked online, as well as infecting your device with a data-tracking virus, don’t ever respond. Especially, if it is asking you to send some money to him (notably in Bitcoins, a cryptocurrency), DO NOT EVER DO IT. It is a technique for hoaxers to steal some money and info from you, and at the same time, you are doing their favor.

DIGIMON INTRO CORNER

This time, we are going to introduce the 12th Digimon in this corner! Basically, this might be the last!

Weedmon! A plant Digimon that is a part of the Vegiemon clan!

Name: Weedmon (Zassoumon / ザッソーモン)
Type: Plant
Level: Champion
Attribute: Virus
Special Attack: Squeeze Vine

Info: https://digimon.fandom.com/wiki/Weedmon

Contrasting from Vegiemon, Weedmon does not turn red when it is ripen — Yep, and it always stays green! It could actually survive from any attacks like cuts or slashes, since it has attained its full vitality — by means of drinking a lot of water, and to unite with other Weedmons to survive!

Its special attack can wrap and squeeze the enemy with its vine tentacle arms, the Squeeze Vine!

Generally, some Digimons do have weaker attacks, and they have powerful defensive armor and hit points! But then, they are special in defending your party, and they are always in front, in which they are always the ones who shall go down first before the enemies could even touch and hurt your team!

As I had said before, this is the LAST intro corner to be done in this Episode Review. And after this, there shall be no more! In fact, it shall be replaced by an another kind of corner, in which it shall take place in the next Episode Review of this series! And you should be looking forward into that! Thank you everyone for reading the Digimon Intro Corner! Look forward into a new corner which shall be introduced in the next Episode Review of this Anime Series!

SERIES INFO

Digimon Ghost Game (2021) is an Anime Series which is a part of the franchise, called as the Digimon Series (dubbed as Digital Monsters). It has been aired and streamed in Japan and overseas with its first Episode since October 3, 2021.

The story takes place with Hiro Amanokawa, with his partner Digimon named Gammamon, in a world where Hologram Ghosts (transparent, floating digital images) do exist. There is a phenomenon where certain Hologram Ghosts are becoming mysteries, and they are slowly beginning to play and take lives of people.

While many people can’t able to see these ‘phenomenal’ Hologram Ghosts, certain people who has an item, called the Digivice, can able to see them.

These phenomenal Hologram Ghosts that exist in both Digital World and the Human World were called as ‘Digimon’.

With Hiro’s father entrusting him with a Digivice, as well as a Digimon partner, their mystery-solving adventure begins. They step along in a mysterious world where only Digimons live within.

ABOUT DIGIMON SERIES (DIGITAL MONSTER)
Digital Monster (Digimon Series) Logo
Digital Monster (Digimon Series) Logo

The Digimon Series is a franchise or series created and developed by Akiyoshi Hongo in 1997, and was co-created with Toei Animation (one of the grandfathers of the known animation studios in Japan). It was actually based from the Digital Monster, a virtual pet digital game by Bandai, which was knowingly based from the popular Tamagotchi virtual pet digital game created by the same company, also.

Digimon is a shortened name for Digital Monsters (Japanese dubbed: デジタルモンスター). They are creatures in a digital form in which it can be raised by feeding items and foods, as well as battling with other Digimons (other people) in order to become strong and versatile.

This series has been developed and conceptualized since year 1997, and video games, as well as its Anime counterparts, has been spawned since year 1999, starting with the popular Digimon Adventure Anime series.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/digimon_ghost_game/

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Inori Donz

Inori Donz is a blogger, video gamer, Anime enthusiast, bicycle rider, and Anime figure photographer. His favorite area of concentration is 'LoveLive! Series', where he plays its featured smartphone video games, as well as watching its Anime series counterparts. "I like Anime, toys and figures, and mostly, I like playing free-to-play video games. Definitely not your usual commoner you see everyday in the streets." He started his blogging journey since December 2013, with a free WordPress blog, named 'IemDonz Blog'. That free blog contains most of his Anime figure photography works, as well as some of his opinions and experiences in the Anime world.