Happy tenth anniversary. This is late, I know. It feels bittersweet that you've come to this milestone while I have been drifting further and further away from you during the last few years. I barely listen to your songs anymore. I didn't see your anniversary video during the designated day. Actually I haven't seen it at all. #badfan
I originally created this journal because of you. I started writing fanfics again (and got pretty serious at it, joining exchanges and challenges and all) because of you. I made some really good friends because of you. You entertained me and filled my days with happiness.
I first got to know you after you were already six, so I didn't go through the journey of watching you turn from nine to eight to six. But when you turned from six to four, I was still there, and my heart broke too. (I was angry for a long time, I'd understand if you were too.)
But then you emerged, stronger, more dedicated and more united than ever. You've grown so much and I'm really proud of all of you. Shige, you get a special mention because you achieved your personal dreams and inspired me to achieve mine.
I haven't really followed your updates lately, but recently I watched your appearance in Shounen Club Premium. I had a stupid smile on my face the entire time. I may not be completely invested in you anymore, but I believe in different kinds of love. You've carved a special place in my heart, and there you will stay. I wish you continued and better success, because you deserve it.
And if someday, years and years from now, someone miraculously convinced you the way they convinced L'Arc~en~Ciel to finally hold a concert in my country, I hope I'll be there to see you.
Happy anniversary, and may you have many, many more anniversaries in the future.