Okay but can I just say something though???
I REALLY LOVE THE HINABN FANDOM. Okay. The fandom introduced me to a lot of great people, and people who were really well rounded—very different to the people in the IZ fandom that I had been in touch with beforehand.
The people in the HINABN fandom were funloving for the most part and genuinely more mature! They could talk about things and for the first time I wasn’t seeing a whole bunch of emoticons and “teehee”s and other stuff that just seems silly.
And I met some really great writers and artists and RPers, and just some nice people in general! And they helped me to become a really decent person and introduced me to things that helped me become a well rounded young woman.
But something that really bothers me about the fandom is this:
I was around for the last few pages of HINABN! And I waited for the update and it didn’t come, and so on. But when I realized it wasn’t happening, my concern wasn’t about “what happens next”.
I was too busy hoping Tessa was healthy and alive.
A good portion of the fandom was focused on “where the hell is she, what happens next, c’mon this isn’t fair, why didn’t she tell us!!”
And I feel like in becoming a well known artist, it was almost like Tessa had given up her right to be considered as an actual human being? This happens a lot with famous people—and especially over the internet. You don’t know WHAT has happened to them, you have no idea what happens off the computer; you only know what the person discloses and.
Well, for some months I just hoped Tessa wasn’t in some sort of accident. People don’t consider that you could never see them again.
And so many people just asked “when’s it gonna update? Tessa what happened? Was there something with 4DE?”
And I was just hoping she was alive.
I feel some of the fandom has its priorities screwed up. I mean totally not everybody. But the internet in general is like this—we very often forget that the conversation we have with someone could be the last, they might get in an accident and we’d never even know.
So why isn’t our concern about that? About the fact that she’s okay and she’s happy? Isn’t that more important than a comic?
Has anyone even noticed that in Tessa’s DA journal, her entries become more and more miserable and sad as they become more recent?
Because at the end of the day it’s the person that matters. Not the artist—the actual, physical human being.
So I guess that’s what bothers me the most about the fandom.
Okay, I’m done.
There is a girl who lives in Kesennuma City of Miyagi Prefecture which has been totally devastated by the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. Her name is Sasaki Rikako, was 9 years old at that time. “We’re having mathematics in the sixth period when the quake hit. At first the shaking seemed average, but eventually it reached the level we’d never experienced before. Meanwhile at the Port of Kesennuma, Toshishige, her father jumped in his car and moved off to pick up Rikako, being afraid of something dreadful that unconventional shaking would bring. But soon he’s got stuck in a terrible traffic jam, and abandoned the car to run to the school. As soon as he’d arrived at the school, he took a hand of his daughter crying with fear and ran up a hill. Rikako took a backward glance in a direction of her house and saw an enormous amount of wood debris rising up all over the town. “The debris was surging toward us very quickly. It was so scary that I took the fastest run in my life.” The Tsunami swept away her house which she’d lived for a decade and her father’s factory as well. All her family survived although they’d lost their house. Soon after they started living in an evacuation shelter, she had become unable to get to sleep for fear of constant aftershocks. “I couldn’t get to sleep and even eat meals. I shut myself in a futon all day long” Rikako recalls. Toshishige remembers “She was depressed and started behaving like a spoilt child. While I was thinking what I could do for her, I heard of a local idol group, SCK45 was to be launched.” Toshishige applied for It’s audition without telling his daughter, just because he wished Rikako could get recover as cheerful as before the quake. “Since I was a small child who loved singing and dancing, I got so pleased when daddy told me about it” Rikako says. It’s been 2 years since then, the Sasaki family is moving forward step by step. “Honestly I was so glad to see daddy on his way to the school running to pick me up at that time. I haven’t told him thanks face to face, coz it’s bit embarrassing. From now on I’ll try my best effort to be the best idol in the universe, that’s my goal, and to build a base for Thunderbird 2 which daddy is crazy about” Rikako declares with an innocent smile.
my sister is the worst
- Watches episodes 9,10,and 11 of Aku No Hana
- Prepares to flip table
- Reads update on Aku No Hana manga
- Sets table back down
Puella Magi Madoka Metallica.
Even Punpun was just an innocent little kid once ;_;
when you first meet someone and you dont know if they’re okay with swearing so you casually say semi-swear words to see how they react
*crashes through wall maria gate 15 minutes late with starbucks*
bubbles make THE worst friends
this is important
This is tragic