how miraculous ladybug has given me the best friends a girl could ask for

AKA Why I love Project ML

For those that don’t know, I’m part of the wacky, ragtag group known as @project-ml. It’s been almost a year since it’s conception and well–this group has become such a part of my everyday life that I honestly don’t know where I would be without them. 

They are first people I talk to when I wake up in the mornings, sometimes snapping pictures of sunrises to drop in our massive group chat or hopping on voice calls with people across the world who should be sleeping! Lately, I’ve been getting to know @miraculous-mask when I start my days with my cup and coffee and she helps me decide what I’m going to eat for breakfast. She also lets me see pretty previews of your art sometimes which is super, super cool!  

They make me smile and laugh when we have silly memes going on with our own inside jokes. Honestly, @mattiematt@siveemusic, @theleftnostril, and @shadybug keep me on my toes because I never know what is going to be next big joke in the group chats! On discord when they introduced nicknames, everyone became Tony Hawk and it was such chaos that the company had to create a new patch immediately to take away nicknaming power….because of us lol 

We all geek out together about different TV shows or games or when Ladybug is airing–well, we get really into it when Ladybug is airing. When Ladybug is on, chat is not safe and we are giving play by plays and everything. It’s quite intense when we start getting into french translations when raws come out lol You can thank @wintermoth for that! 

We have about a million little sub chats for just about any show you can ever imagine! Games, books, anything–we also all game together! Left for Dead 2 is popular with @ladybugandblackchat and many more! I personally play a lot of Overwatch with @kasumiafkgod~

When we have projects, we are cheering each other, bouncing ideas off each other to make the fandom happy. @piikoarts, @miraculouseyracat and @texmexchexmix have the most beautiful drawings and I’m also so stoked when they drop into chat! 

(we also have people like @toriitorii, but I’m way too shy to say anything so I just fangirl from afar!)

So much thought and consideration goes into all of events too, I’m always really surprised how management is able to do it all! They make us work, have bi-monthly meetings, and wrote a crazy and through code of conduct. I was honestly very impressed! @rionydal is especially keeps me on the my toes the most and always makes sure I do my projects on time! She always checks up on me and is such a blessing to have a scrub mom. 

(of course, @soundofez also makes sure that I’m doing my work for project stuff because I can get very distracted. I enjoy her diligence so much!)

They’re there for me when I’m bored on long drives and I know that I can call one of my lovely friends from across the country to keep me company. Honestly, it’s practically a meme itself how I only call when I’m driving (PSA: Make sure to use a wireless device when driving!) @panda013 and @chassecroise are practically number ones on my speed dial and I love pointing out the differences between where I live and where they live all the time. Who knew that mountains could be so exciting! And now that @runningoutofink is in the same country of me, I’m trying to add her to my roster of phone calls too–as she was for sure one of my first writing friends in the fandom!

(But really, when I call, the first thing they ask me is if I’m driving lol)

Late at night we all jump into voice chat together and people will we sing songs to each other from Disney to Hamilton to anything in between. We make up our own songs. @sarahcada and @adjit are such wonderful singers and make me break out of my shell and sing too though it’s not my favorite thing. Pro tip: if you everyone tries to sing at the same time, you are never in harmony lol 

We are just also really invested in everyone’s lives–like what are you eating for dinner, GO TO BED, omg who do you like, tell me, tell me now!

Did I mention that we really love playing cards against humanity too? I always end up losing, but I love to play when I can! And we have a scrub radio where we listen to everyone’s favorite music and sometimes if you’re old enough we have drunk chat which is a trip inside itself lol Granted, I usually just call when I’m grilling on the BBQ. My fellow scrubs can attest for that!

But…the thing I think I love most about Project ML is that it is through fandom we came together. We came together because a great show like Miraculous Ladybug exists and we wanted to create things to share with all of you. However, the best thing is that we stay together because somehow, through some odd way–we all grew to love each other. 

I’m looking forward to all of our future projects because I get to work with some of the most genuine and kindest people in this fandom. Later this month too, my friends have created some amazing and wonderful things that are just so new and creative that I just can’t wait! 

Honestly, I’m so proud of each and every one of them. 

Project September is going to blow your minds. 

You know that one time I said something about How the 1p2ps have a lovechild and then eventually that child replaces them as a country and gains all their memories and responsibilities? That last ask got me thinking like.. Matt and Matthew being the damn best parents ever. LIKE giving mattiematt lots of love and always singing that song “I’ll love you forever,I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.”.  They sing it together one verse at a time and together on the last and they’ve sung it so many times to him.

And as the final moments come where Mattiematt finally takes over the role of Canada for Matt and matthew hes singing it to them “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my parents you’ll be." And Mattiematt is bawling, his tears just rushing down his face, his lips trembling trying to make out the words to the song. He’s holding their hands for dear life and wishes this wouldnt have to happen, wishing his parents werent countries, wishing they were just a normal family. 

In Mattiematts head, his thoughts are racing, thinking of all the good times hes had with his parents, How much of a good life he had, full of love and laughter, and he’s wishing he could thank them. He wishes he could thank them and more but he can’t. Time is running out and he wishes he could show them how much he loves them. As he finishes the last verse of the song, both Matt and matthew start to sing it to him with their last moments. They’re trying their best not to cry and putting on a smile as this is the last time they’ll all be together. They’re both so happy Mattiematt grew up to be such a strong country like them. Happy that they were able to do everything up to this moment together. 

"I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.”