Ok, I may be new here (ig; cheddy.ju) but I just wanted to share why I think that Rina Tennoji is good representation for autistic people (even if she isn't autistic).
Ok, first of all; I'm autistic myself. I was diagnosed some years ago at 13 (late diagnosis), and I heavily love autistic-coded characters (like Hina Hikawa, from Bang Dream!). So yeah, this is my entirely subjective opinion and a headcanon overall.
Then let's get to it; why I find Rina Tennoji is good autistic representation.
To begin, I think that her whole "can't express herself" thing is pretty relatable, but my analysis goes beyond that. Autism is seen in different ways, and this could be just a part of her personality beyond the spectrum.
What really catches my eye is how the girls treat Rina in the anime when she isn't able to express herself: they accept it. There's no punchline involved at Rina's sake. I mean, there's comedy in those moments, but it never is to paint a negative light on Rina. They just kindly laugh it off and continue the conversation.
Another thing that I love, is how the anime portrays the message; "there's nothing wrong with you". In rina's episode, we see how she is trying to change herself to be "normal" (I surely can relate to that), but forced change is never the solution, as the other girls notice. They keep on accepting her, and when she uses another medium of expression (Rina Chan Board) that accomodates her needs, they are happy for her.
And I think that's the great message overall; there's nothing wrong with you. You don't need to change the typical way, and people should adapt to you; not the opposite.
Is Rina autistic? Probably not officially, but it still can be relatable to autistic people like myself, and feel a little bit more represented in media.
Happy birthday Sumire! You've been my favorite character of all time for 2 years now and I'm so happy that I can finally share something for your birthday this year. I drew this artwork of Sumire and Hatsune Miku together, with Sumire teaching Miku how to make it big. Paychan has mentioned a few times how big of a Miku fan she is so I thought this would be cute. I imagine Miku would follow along with Sumire's teachings closely even if Miku already knows everything Sumire has to say.
こんにちは guys! i'm ryo/ryoichi, and yeah i've been a fan of love live since 2019 for 4 years because i love all school idols! i had first posted it here when i'm creating my profile on idol story. (yes i'm here hahaha)
i never played all stars or sif1 since i have no friends to recommend me to them before. in other words, i ever played sif2 in 2023, which is related to my fav other games like genshin.
super silly & carefree, and my fav best girl is Setsuna Yuki!! (because she's the coolest girl!!)
let's hope to interact more and be friends with me together if you guys like to! find me on discord: @r0ckyyyysenpai (& also i'm on idol story's server too haha) or instagram: @karinnaikasukasu
heyyy i'm aira or lily (used to have an idol story acc before this one but lost the pass for it so yeah) x]
love live fan for 5 years now but been getting back into it lately ever since i started playing ll sif 2 bc i got a new phone (it's actually so fun :o and it's always the sif games that get me back into this franchise oml)
big silly and autistic sapphic and current best girl is (and has always been for me) ayumu 💖🎀
hope to maybe interact around here more or be friends (my discord is yunawithlove, im on the idol story disc server too but yeah hahaaa)
Ren Hazuki / 葉月恋 . My Ren Hazuki edit for her birthday! I really love seeing ren in this wavy hair style as much as I saw Nozomi with wavy hair. Hope you guys enjoy! She has my favourite voice in Liella! I love Aoyama Nagisa (青山なぎさ)
**If you want to see more Liella Edits (and other idols) follow me here or on istagram : @arrekusajp!