I haven’t done a personal post in a while, it feels like, so here goes.
I first made this tumblr for the sole purpose of finding others who were interested in 48s. I was a new fan at the time and was feeling a bit “lonely” because I had no one to talk to. I’d grown out of feeling comfortable on forums, so somehow, this seemed like a good idea. Two years later, I can say it definitely was. I’ve met countless amazing people on this tumblr (and on twitter) that have really made each day better for me.
To wen48, who was an old fandom friend that I was able to reconnect with and find even greater things in common than before. She recently went to Japan, as I’m sure you all know, and was incredibly generous and thoughtful to me, some kid living in the US that she’s never met before, the entire time. She asked me if I wanted the SKE48 Tokyo Dome shirt, and I said yes, yes, yes, and she mailed it to me.
To justanotherwota, okotteiru, thecreepyone, jocelyne03, warukii, and tsukiyonobandayo who have all become family to me. They knew how much I’ve been dying to get ahold of at least one of Churi’s birthday shirts, so they pitched in and got me her 2011 shirt. Through a dumb human error, they bought me the same one twice, but that just makes the entire situation so funny and memorable. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love you guys.
There are just so many people that I’ve met in this fandom that I’m happy to have all met. Thank you to you all for being who you are and welcoming a dumb, new fan like me. Not only the people mentioned by name here, but to the much more who wished me a happy birthday today, who sent me photos and cards and asked me to have a nice day. And not only today, my birthday, but to those who are kind to me every day. I’m not always deserving of it, so thank you so much.
I’m so lucky to have met such great people. Really, thanks. This has been a great birthday.