when you’re just trying to watch a YGO series in peace.
but unfortunately, you follow people who have prominent voices (both for and against) in your corner of the YGO fandom sphere and they’re all saying vicious things about the other side and you are literally at your fucking breaking point with this fandom because yes, it’s typical YGO fandom, but the fact that this behavior has gotten to this point and you’re around to witness it is disgusting and embarrassing.
even more unfortunate, some of these prominent people are your mutuals and you can’t be bothered to unfollow because you’ve followed them for so long and started following them during a time you had severe attention seeking issues.
so you mute them (as in the case of Twitter, which I’m sure I’ll be permabanned from at this rate b/c I’ve been shadowbanned so many times), but it doesn’t really help because hello depression and anxiety.
so you think, despite having brought countless people to the YGO franchise and meeting all these amazing people through YGO, “wouldn’t it be nice if I could just leave the YGO fandom altogether, even tho I was never a huge part of it to begin with?”
it starts as a joke thought, but as time goes on and the back-and-forth gets more vicious, it - the thought of leaving the fandom entirely - becomes more and more of a possibility.
because it doesn’t matter if you just find a new group within the fandom to hang with. it’s gonna end the same way. it always does. it’s been that way since you were nine years old, when you started really being involved in the fandom. you’re 21 now.
the group acts isolated, and there are good times, but then they start bitching about other groups and there you are, caught in the middle.
it’s tiring. it’s disgusting. and it’s harder to ignore as someone who’s super emotional to begin with, especially now that you’ve realized the fandom has contributed to the deterioration of your not-so-great mental health a great deal.
plus, you’ve already left a fandom before over this very same thing. you can do it again.
so you decide, after twelve or so years and starting with VRAINS, that you will no longer associate with the Yu-Gi-Oh! fandom.
“You’re here forever!
You can’t leave the Yu-Gi-Oh! fandom!”
Ravenclaws are very happy that their dormitory is in a tower. Most of the windows can be climbed out of and they pull themselves onto the roof. They don’t do it like the Gryffindors do, for bravery, but for solitude. There is an unspoken rule that if a Ravenclaw sees another Ravenclaw on the roof, they don’t talk. On the roof or afterwards. It’s a safe space. Sometimes it’s where Ravenclaws be the teenagers they are and smoke, while sometimes it’s a peaceful place to just read. If a Ravenclaw is sitting on the roof crying, any other Ravenclaw, friend or not, will go and sit on the roof with them until they calm down. And another unspoken rule is that if someone sat on the roof and cried more than twice in a week, they have to talk to someone about it, a friend, a professor, or Madam Pomfrey. This is what once led a third year Ravenclaw to march a first year Gryffindor, who had somehow made his way on the roof of Ravenclaw Tower, to Professor McGonagall. He thought he was in trouble, but became very confused when he was simply asked how he felt.