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October 26, 2019 21:54:38 +0000 (UTC)

Hi everyone!  I am a normal otaku with not too much special about me.  However, I love this...

Hi everyone! I am a normal otaku with not too much special about me. However, I love this franchise dearly. I first watch Love Live after seeing the sheer amount of merch at the 2017 Anime Expo. My reasoning was "If the series is this popular, there has to be a reason, right?" Luckily, I was not disappointed, and both School idol project and Sunshine turned out to be one of my favorite anime. While I usually watch a series and then move on, the characters of µ's and Aqours intrigued me. I wanted to spend more time with them, and luckily for me, there was tons of other media beside the anime to get into. Thus begin my inevitable descent into idol hell.

Or more like idol heaven. Through Love Live, I have been able to connect with so many people, both in person and on sites like this one. I just love being able to be with a group of people that all share the same passion. Even if we sometimes get into arguments over our best girls, it just shows how dedicated we are! Love Live has inspired my outlook and approach to life. Rather than just trying to slug through classes doing the minimal amount, I realized I should be trying harder in order to make the most of the experience (and to get into a better college to get a better job to buy more merch). What's the point of wasting time when you could be having fun? Love Live, and especially Chika and Honoka, have taught me never to give up even when it seems there is no way through. The way the two leaders both touched the rest of the members and continued to reach for their dream is so inspiring to me! I hope to follow in their footsteps once I figure out what I want to do with my life. If I am ever feeling down, an episode or story or radio drama or diary chapter can always lift my spirits.

In terms of giving back to the angels that have blessed me, I have been trying to learn to speak Japanese and to draw. It is pretty hard, but hopefully I will be able to post a few things once I improve! I have also proudly taken part of both Anime Expo Rainbows (2018 and 2019), and am keeping my fingers crossed to do it again next summer! Until then, I will have fun exploring the new game and the fandom with everyone else! Thank you for your time!