Picnisto Manifesto: Picnic anime and picnotherapy

Picnic. Nobody can imagine how much I’ve wanted that for a long time… What’s the best situation to mingle with girls? Picnic. How long I have dreamed of it… That’s what I always have on my mind whenever I fantasize myself chatting with girls. But picnically speaking, I never had any chance to have a picnic as a dude. What a miserable life… So, I’ve become an otaku with 2-D complex. But why am I idealizing picnic this much? Why picnic in the first place?

Picnoanalysis Of Picnicist

It was Trapp Family Story (1991), an anime adaptation of The Sound Of Music, that imprinted me with the idea of picnic. Since then, my mind has always been picnical. Yes, picnicality. In French, picnique. And my ethnicity is picnicity. In Spanish, picnicidad. So, it was an anime that made me yearn for picnic! My life time wish! Make my wish come true!

That’s why I really want to have a picnic, a cup of tea, sandwiches, snacks and cookies, having a little chat, spending idly at park with the beautiful nature. Sandwich, onigiri, and tea, all carried in one picnic basket. Yes, a picnic basket is the key! The most amazing eco kit!

And I want to sing a song together at picnic. Like Julie Andrews playing guitar singing Do Re Mi with Trapp kids in green pastures. Since then, I’ve always wanted to play guitar. Yes, just one acoustic guitar is perfect for picnic. Its portability, the best picnic instrument! Songs like Beatles’ Till There Was You, in sweet fragrant meadows... or Konoki Nannoki, one of the most renowned tree-hugger songs in Japan!

Picnic is also known to enhance beauty, evident from the movie, Picnic At Hanging Rock. Oh yes, this year is the 111th Valentine’s Day since Picnic at Hanging Rock (1900)! Yet, I didn’t get to enjoy a picnic date on Valentine’s Day, so it is the 111th Black Day for me instead!

Ahh, picnic, i.e., The Luncheon on the Grass! Instead of the lunatic on the grass! The 19th century’s picnograph! Picnoplasma! The 21th century’s picnograph is anime!

How relaxing and therapeutic…very iyashi-kei. Very mori-girl type. Picnic is indeed very eco.

Eco-date is essentially jitaku-date (house date or indoor date), but picnic is outdoor, so some argue that picnic isn’t compatible with eco-date. However, here is my counterargument:

Surely, picnic is completely an outdoor activity, which makes me to lie down in green pastures. The best siesta you can ever get! Psalm 23 is all about picnic! And the closing passage says, “I will dwell in the House of the Lord.” So, what is this “House”? In Greek, it is oikos, which is the original word for “eco”! Therefore, picnic is the epitome of eco! Yes, picnic date is the eco-date!

Study of picnic is picnics or picnocology . Its faith is picnicism or picnism. So, as a picnician, I can assure you that picnic provides picnical support. Actually Adam and Eve were having a picnic under the tree of knowledge, that’s how they gained picnosis. Picnic + gnosis (knowledge) = picnosis. Picnotized by the Serpent, the first recorded picnotist. And what venue did Jesus use to teach the Beatitudes? Picnic! Sermon on the Mount was in fact a group picnic! Thus, picnic is divine!

Ah, the pictures that Cheburashka enjoys a tea time with Mochida Kaori at picnic, a truly divine moment…, I am exactly this Cheburashka doll! My heart is as empty as Cheburashka! Like that garakuta robot from Clannad! Fill my heart with picnic! Picnic tea party!

Picnic is relaxing, such a cozy environment, so it gets comfortably drowsy, half-sleep. It’s nice to heal your body and soul from the stress of capitalism. Yes, cure this wretched otaku! Picnic is a good time to get lazy around the green. Don’t we all have the right to be lazy? Thus, picnotherapists strongly recommend that we best have a picnic date!


Author: Monsieur LaMoe

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10 thoughts on “Picnisto Manifesto: Picnic anime and picnotherapy

  1. Uhhh. MLM.. Picnics.. are soooo overrated. >_< Like BBQ's.. they're very idealized! Slight tip, unless you get to go with friends to a picnic or BBQ, then better join up with a church. Because that's my big impression of people doing picnic/BBQs, as a recreational event. I see that a lot in the summer time, here on the East Coast. that and beaches. >_<

    1. Overrated? I explained my passion and life time wish about picnic the whole article and only dismissed as just “overrated”? The word “overrated” itself is overrated. Well, but I already stated in the article, “Nobody can imagine how much I’ve been really wanting to have picnic since I watched the anime Trapp Family Story.” Thus, that proves my point.

      1. Sorry to dismiss your entire article like that, but I forgot to mention how bleh I get whenever I hear about The Sound of Music. Other than Julie Andrew’s voice, everything about that movie sends chills up my back, and not in a good way either.

      2. What are you talking about? The Sound Of Music is a masterpiece, and that’s what Trapp Family Story is based on, so it’s one of the greatest movies ever that indirectly had made a huge impact in my life, it was definitely a cornerstone. I came here all the way across from the other side of the ocean to pursue picnic partly because of this anime, and my pursuit of picnic is indeed my pursuit of happiness guaranteed by the document of July 4th. Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Because of pursuit of happiness, the Trapps came to America! And I followed their path as well! They showed me the way. Since I watched that anime, America has already become my destiny! So, whoever chooses to diss my life time dream, fine, it’s a matter of opinion, it’s also protected in our mighty Bill of Rights, the 1st Amendment. I just accept the fact that you have a different taste from mine. America is indeed a country of diversity. And that’s what makes this country the greatest, respecting the differences and coexisting together.

      3. You just went on an aspect of where once again I offend someone’s else ideas of a masterpiece. Second time this evening. >_< What exactly can be considered to be a masterpiece? I just always thought that the Trapps were a sensationalized story. The movie definitely impressed many people, but it really didn't impress me. Picnic is an activity that is a normal enough activity, but in the end it is a choice, location and situation aspect to decide upon, all to sit together.

      4. No, you didn’t offend nobody. But you kept on dissing what I really feel passionate about, instead of rooting for my life time dream, which was disappointing. But I respect your opinion.

        The Sound of Music is a masterpiece because the anime I loved was based on this. Otherwise, I wouldn’t think it’s a masterpiece. 🙂

        Yes, people think picnic differently, to some it’s normal, to some it’s lame, to me it must be paradise, but yet to see.

        But I will pursue picnic and make my dream come true no matter what other people thinks! That’s what America is all about!

  2. Awww, I adore picnics as well! We should totally have one sometime soon. ^.^ I’m such a fan that last year I went to a picnic and/or BBQ every weekend of last summer! They are SO NOT overrated! Two of my friends just got into a relationship after going to one so I guess I can see how there is some romance to it. It’s spring, and this is totally the perfect theme for the season.

    1. That’s awesome, Shika! That’s what I’m talking about. Yeah, we should! I’m really glad you gave that encouraging input. Romanticality is what picnic promises! Make my wish come true!

  3. Never been on a picnic, don’t really want to. Not a big fan of the outdoors.

    Though picnics are uncommon here, Our weather is rarely nice, and if it is, it wont last long. Though i can see the appeal of eating out with a nice girl on a nice day.

    1. @woo

      Nice hearing from you again! Somehow, your comment didn’t appear until today, strange… Me neither, I’m not an outdoor person, but hikikomori. Yeah, N. Ireland’s weather is gloomy. Does weather affect people’s mentality also? I think somewhere in the Alps is the best, like the Sound of Music. Yeah, eating out with a nice girl on a nice day…how long I’ve dreamed that…that’s where picnic’s beauty resides!

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