Congrats for 10k followers, Mom, you deserve this beyond belief!!
Where do I even begin..before I really came into the Star vs the Forces of Evil fandom, I had no friends online (maybe one or two people I would talk to occasionally, but that was about it) I would constantly look around at other people talking about how amazing all their friends were and all I could do was sit back, watch and feel bad for myself. The svtfoe fandom means a lot to me as a whole, but the friends I made with it are the (mango flavored) icing on the cake, and I wouldn’t have made any of them if it weren’t for the one and only Mango Mom.
When I first started watching these streams, I had no account on Picarto, I was more of a secret admirer, watching from the shadows. I definitely haven’t been in the fam as long as the other mango kids..I don’t understand their references to the “join me days” and I may not be one of the originals or one that everyone adores or thinks of right away when they hear the words “mango fam”, but I’ve never felt so excepted or loved in any fandom I’ve ever been in, and it wouldn’t be like this if I’d never decided one day to grow some courage and say a simple “Hello” to my very dear Mango fam.
Mom, I don’t even know how to express how thankful I am for you. I’m thankful for your art, for your streams, for all the love and inspiration you’ve given me and the mangoes, and for just existing in general. If it weren’t for you I wouldn’t be in the amazing spot I’m in right now.
I’m not exactly the best at words, and I know I’m not deserving of a shout out or anything, but, honestly, that’s not the reason I decided to do this. If I’m being honest, I wasn’t initially planning on entering in this, but after a bit of thinking, I saw it as a nice opportunity to just tell you how grateful I am for you and helping me find some of my best friends in the form of the Mango fam (with a possible shout out/drawing as a nice bonus)
So if you actually do get to read this, I’m sorry it’s probably not as touching as the others, and I’m awful at putting my emotions in words, but I just really want to say thank you. For everything. Ilysm ♥
(Pictured above is the amazing work of @atomicmangos drawn for me as a request after reaching 1,000 followers. I’m still crying tears of happiness over it.)