Me: Danganronpa is a really clever murder-mystery game with just enough story and game elements to keep you interested and characters that are endearing and easy to connect with despite them supposing to be ultimates.
Honestly, at this point, someone can be like “Louis’ next song is about red ants colonies” And I’ll be like YEEEEESS BOP ABOUT ANTS! GIMME THAT FIRE ANTS CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1!!! DRONES DIE AFTER MATING! YAAAAAAS QUEEEEN!
When did I start to like Sakura? Or better yet, why do I LOVE her?
SORRY THIS WILL BE LONG, ORZ.
Let me bring you way back into my childhood. And I apologize because whenever people ask me this in person, I normally just say “BECAUSE SHE IS AMAZING, OK?” and have never really told people the real reason why I love her so much, so I guess this is the perfect time to do it?
SO LET ME MAKE ONE THING CLEAR.
I USED TO NOT CARE ABOUT SAKURA DURING HER GENIN DAYS. I, myself, was about 12 or 13 during the time, and could care less about her. I was pretty blinded by all the really cool characters like Sasuke, Neji, and Kakashi. Pff. It was normal, I mean, I wasn’t really checking out the female character at the time. I mean…she was okaaaayy. She had pink hair and that was cool, but other than that, her attitude was more humorous then it was awe inspiring. If anything, I was interested with Hinata. She was incredibly cute, from personality to appearance.
During this time, I was heavily bullied. I’ve had paperclips shot at my face, I was teased for having acne (occassionally called pizza face), and also teased because I didn’t shave my legs. Oh, not to mention I was teased for liking anime, and I was the only kid in my class to actually like drawing. (I went to a private school where there was only one graduating class each year). My bullying got so bad to the point that I had tried to commit suicide on countless occassions. I was sent to a therapist who said that nothing was my fault and it was all the bullies (who were literally the whole class). I had no friends, and the friends I did have only liked me so they wouldn’t be in trouble.
I sought solace in manga and anime, and Naruto was one of the first ones I read. I empathized with Naruto and during Sakura’s childhood flashback scenes, I slowly grew to appreciate her more.
Fast Forward and now I am this overweight, depressed, lonely, out of place, teenager.
Here’s some visual reference. I don’t have many photos of my weight, I never liked to take pictures and when I did I hid in the back. I’m actually pretty embarrassed to put this up, uggghh.
My bullying was no longer in the classrooms, but in my family. I was raised with 9 male cousins, all are incredibly attractive and talented. I have one female cousin and an older sister, and they are often complimented, both are beautiful and mistaken for models a LOT. Then there was me, overweight and unhappy. The most compliments I would ever get was, “You would be so pretty without all the acne”. I used to work in a bakery, and I would get customers who would say things like, “do you wash your face everyday?” or “you have so much acne!”
I was depressed, unmotivated, unhappy, and angry with my life. I hated practically everyone and I hid myself most of the times.
BUT YOU KNOW WHAT GOT ME OUT OF IT?
SAKURA FUCKING HARUNO.
I kid you not. She literally changed my life. The moment she began her growth, it was an inspiration to me. She did not have a kekkai genkai, she did not come from a high shinobi clan, she was overshadowed by two teammates who had great potential since the beginning, and she was seemingly useless. Then she trained, worked hard, grew, and became the badass she is now. I use Sakura for a lot of my inspirations. She was literally just a regular girl with nothing out of the ordinary who worked her ass off and became God Tier. I cannot express how much she has changed my life and saved me.
I started working on myself, I started working out and lost 20 almost 30 lbs, my mind is growing healthier from meditation all because this seemingly useless kunoichi character changed her lifestyle which inspired me to do so as well.
I cant really explain to you how I grew to like her in great detail, but I will tell you that I went from ‘whatever’ to 'omfg i am so in love with you girl you are my queen’ during the span of my childhood.
So whenever I see Sakura bashings, I get a bit offended and/or upset because really, if Sakura Haruno never existed, I’m almost scared to see where the hell I would’ve been growing up.
I took some photos from my Instagram because I never really took selfies back then? But because I appreciate my body so much more, and I love my self so much more, I started taking more care of myself. My confidence is a lot higher, my self-esteem is actually there, and…idk, I’m just happy now, and it’s all thanks to the queeen. orz orz.
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