LISTEN UP EVERYBODY, THIS ONE’S IMPORTANT.
PLEASE REBLOG THIS SO IT REACHES AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE AN ART/ANIME BLOG!!!!
i literally blocked my best friend just so i could get this surprise to work out without her finding out.
those of you that have been around for a while have probably heard me talk about @/yomudkipo, my best friend and (current) ride or die. this person,,,, this girl,,,,, i could write an essay on how much she’s changed my life. my therapist told me that the only reason i won’t is because i fear being vulnerable. because i don’t want her to leave like everybody else does. but i plan to, and i’m going to send it to her in the mail. and i’m also going to make this post that you’re reading right now, hopefully.
you may not know me. hello! i am owen. and if you do know me, you know that i’m very outwardly extroverted and sunshiney. and sure, i’m an easy person to make friends with, but it’s so, so hard for me to keep friends. between my lack of emotional awareness, my constant anxiety over dumb shit, and my sometimes horrifyingly aggressive mood swings, i’ve never kept a friend longer than a year or so because my abhorrently inconsistent personality drives people away. and it’s hurt me, and sometimes i feel like i never WILL have a friend longer than a year or so.
but in september, i’ll be going on three years of being friends with this girl.
of course, numbers don’t matter. but seriously. she’s the most brilliant, understanding, and patient person i think i’ve ever known. she’s funny as all hell, an amazing cook, and it’s pretty much impossible to not laugh when she laughs. she loves art, her family and friends, and her headass cats (she is a cat lesbian. yeah, i said it). she dresses like a weeb 100% of the time and has the anime knowledge to back up her outfits. but on a more personal and heartfelt note, she’s the only person to not treat me like a monster when i get upset. i have a specific memory of getting really really fired up in her presence, mid panic attack and just not having a great time. i lashed out at her and a mutual friend in the midst of it all, and she firmly put in place everything aggressive that i was doing, and eventually talked me down from it. i ended up okay. and she’s STILL friends with me, after that. even i would have ditched me. but she didn’t.
she’s not super good at talking about her emotions, or at accepting praise (are any of us, really?). but she’s still the most emotionally and socially aware person i know. she tells you when shit’s fucked, she’s honest even (and especially) when it’s painful, and she’s got more talent than albert einstein on a unicycle. she’s intelligent, really good at math, the best artist i’ve ever seen, she can SKATEBOARD, she knows how to play dnd (i could never), she can cook without burning the house down, she can play PIANO???? she’s just all around a talent.
anyways, i digress. i say all of this, dear reader, because her birthday is on MAY 30TH.
i was planning to try and get in contact with one of her favorite entertainers to surprise her (brian david gilbert, if you’re out there,,,,,) but that just didn’t work out. if anyone knows a way to get it to work out, let me know though! i’m still willing to give it a shot, i’ve been trying to figure that one out since april.
so, on May 30th, 2020, i propose a challenge to help me surprise the best friend a dude could have. i want her to have an awesome fucking birthday. i want her to know that i appreciate the HELL out of her.
all i ask? is that everyone go look at her art. it’s all on her blog, @/yomudkipo. give her likes, reblogs, comments, whatever your heart desires, either on her actual birthday or leading up to it. she’s really good i promise!!!! she also has insta i believe but i would not be too sure about that,,,, i myself do not have insta and cannot confirm its existence. i think she may be more active on insta tho because her tumblr art has been dying.
WHICH IS WHY I’M DOING THIS!!!!!!!
also, if i can convince her to open her asks without making it seem sus, you can drop a “happy birthday” in her ask box!!!! i do not know if i’ll be able to do that last one but i’ll keep y’all updated.
thank you guys so much in advance, i just,,,, i’m,,,,, i,,, h, i want her to be happy you know? and i want her to feel loved,,,, and i know she puts a lot of work into her art, it’s like her lifeblood, and yeah thanks thank you
(also, if you read this far, she loves reigen arataka from mob psycho 100 and ginko from mushi-shi which really explains the type of person she is)