hello! first of all, a rlly big thank you to @valentineclementine for making this amazing edit for me! please follow them! this is my first follow forever, as i have just reached 3K! thank you to these lovely blogs that have filled my dash with such wonderful posts~ i only started this blog earlier this year, so i never thought i’d be able to reach this many followers in such a short time. please don’t feel sad about not being added on here, because your blog is amazing in every way! (✿˵•́ ‸ •̀˵)
hello everyone! this is actually my very first follow forever and tbh it’s so overdue, but i wanted to thank all of the amazing blogs that i’ve been following and/or mutuals with over these past few years! ♥ (bolded are people i’ve been following for a loooong time or my best pals)
ive been with some of yall since 2012 and im really glad you exist!!! thank you for making my experience here great and if i forgot anyone i am SO SorrY i would put literally all of you on this list if i could ;__;! i hope you all have a wonderful new year and keep being amazing ♥ big shoutout to all of my followers too, thank you for staying with me through all my changing interests!!!
OH MY GOD THIS KID MEANS SO FUCKING TO ME??? i relate to him as an older sibling so much you know like not wanting to let down your little sibling cos lord knows i’ve let my little siblings down a lot of times and it hurts me so much and i just want to be a good older sister to them.
also akiteru is really admirable. i mean, the lying thing wasn’t, but it’s understandable. this kid worked really hard in high school just so he could play volleyball bc he loves the sport more than anything he loves playing but he just… wasn’t good enough to play for karasuno. even tho he was the ace and captain in his middle school team, the fact that he’s not even good enough to be on the bench in high school no matter how hard he worked must have been a massive blow to him and his sense of self-worth: hence why he felt like he had to lie to kei. he was already so disappointed in himself he couldn’t bear the disappointment of his little brother too.
but, he got over that. he kept on playing volleyball past high school bc he loves to play, bc he never got to in high school, bc he just wants to keep doing his all and really prove himself, again and again. he could have ended up like kei, detached and removed from passion, decide maybe he’s just not meant to play and give up, find another hobby/passion (or not) but he didn’t. he kept going. and i mean, for me it would have been very easy to give up after something like that, and that’s where i really relate to kei. but akiteru didn’t, he took the frustration over what happened in high school and channels it into playing volleyball now.
he’s even been described as having a “dauntless spirit”
like, he may not be the “best” but he’ll never give up doing his best. and that’s so admirable and something i need to learn and so does kei (which he is!) i’m such a kei when i should be an akiteru.
not to mention he’s a big brother type who cares a lot about his little brother and is supportive and dotes on him. i’m a sucker for those types of characters.
tl;dr - akiteru is so fucking important to both the narrative of hq!! and me. especially me. he means so fucking much.
All the people I ship romantically with this character:
kei (don’t look at me like that), yamaguchi, saeko, small giant, maybe akaizawa (im very partial to any and all akiteru ships tho like idk man i just want to see this boy loved)
My non-romantic OTP for this character:
kei (love me some platonic brotherly bonding, even if i am trash), akaizawa, sugawara (they’d get a long so well and have so much in common)
My unpopular opinion about this character:
idk if it’s unpopular but i think sometimes people don’t seem to realize akiteru is quite the cheeky tease too? he’s not as malicious and antagonistic about it as kei, but he’s not a sweet and nice little angel either. i mean, he admitted himself he loves to purposely rile up akaizawa just for the sake of it (of course at the time he wanted to boast about his little brother.) remind you of anyone? perhaps a very tall, shortcake-eating, glasses-wearing little brother?
One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon:
I WANT HIM TO COME WATCH HIS LITTLE BROTHER’S MATCHES cos i would bet all my money he wants to more than anything but bc kei gave him a “sour look” last time he mentioned something about going, he decided that it was probably best not to go uninvited for fear of upsetting kei (and after what happened he probably would try his very hardest to never upset him again) s O I WANT KEI TO INVITE HIS BIG BRO TO A MATCH AND I WANT AKITERU TO WATCH HIS LITTLE BRO PLAY AND BE PROUD AND YELL LOTS WHEN KEI DOES SOMETHING COOL and then… and then t h EY CAN DO THE VICTORY SIGN EXCHANGE AGAIN
also i would love to see more of akiteru’s high school life from his perspective instead of kei’s and his interactions w/ small giant and also what happened to him after high school up to when we see him next (also wanna know where he works)
what, i’m trash.
(tho im also very into the akikeiyama ot3)
my cross over ship:
don’t do crossover ships (tho he’d probably get along with tadashi hamada h a h a)
a headcanon fact:
have a few headcanons:
he claims to watch dramas ironically, but he’s actually really into them and gets emotional about it.
he’s a very flirty, affectionate and emotional drunk. he’s also a lightweight. (canon fact he’s not used to sake so it’s not that far off the mark)
he likes cute mascot characters (and cute things in general)
he’s vice-captain of the kaji wild dogs, except sometimes it feels more like he’s captain (akaizawa is captain but he’s also a little absent-minded and tends to forget to do captainly duties which akiteru will always need to follow up)
he’s actually a bit of a romantic and likes having his birthday in spring
Was what discouraged me from being an active user despite stalking the site for 2 years. But thanks to a certain someone who offered to help me design my blog, I became sucked by this inescapable realm called Tumblr.
So last July, I finally decided to become active, and the rest was history. （＠´＿｀＠）
So to the 1006 people who chose to follow me, arigatougozaimasu! Itsumo yoroshiku onegaishimasu!
And thus, here’s my follow forever! Those in bold are special people to me for a lot of reasons. ^^
WOW. I just finished my first semester of college today, and let me tell ya– I wouldn’t have made it out alive without you guys here to support me. Thus, I have done my… second (?) Follow Forever! These are all people I reblog often and usually daily, have to put up with my dashboard shenanigans.
**Bolded are the users that I regard as my best friends, and have helped me through thick and thin.