SASAKI YOSHIHIDE —COOL UP Vol.35
Michimiya Yui - Karasuno Girls’ Volleyball Club Captain
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
Let me tell to you a thing.
This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.
She was perfect.
But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.
I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.
A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”
They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.
This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”
I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”
Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.
So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.
THIS POST MAKES ME SO SAD, I JUST WANT TO HUG ALL THE KITTIES ;-;
I am not running away. I know everyone’s behind me. This time , i will stick out my chest , and declare “ I am the ace of Karasuno! “
Asahi Azumane Appreciation Post Episode 14
As a browse through Tenipuri fandom, I keep running into stuff that makes me quite distressed.
How many people are saying that either Shitenhouji in general, Chitose or Shiraishi are using drugs or deal drugs? The amount is more than it should ever be.
Just because Shiraishi’s saying “Ecstasy” and likes all sort of poisonous plants doesn’t make him a drug dealer of any kind.
Just because Chitose is carefree, likes odd things and is in general a laid-back guy doesn’t make him a drug addict of any kind.
Just because Shitenhouji acts different from other schools doesn’t make the whole school into a place where everyone enjoys a little bit of drugs.
The only thing that you can see (in the manga) is Osamu smoking cigarettes. That’s it. There’s nothing more to it. These guys are in middle school and they’re healthy sportsmen. They would not do things harmful to their bodies.
Sure, most of it might be said in a jokingly manner, but I feel like there are those who actually thing that this is true and it really makes me distressed that there would really be those who claim “this is canon”. It’s especially irritating when you play someone like Chitose in the fandom and some people come to you and suggest he’s doing drugs. It’s like everyone should have this as a head canon.
Shitenhouji is just a happy, carefree school where humor is what makes the world turn around. Sure they might be a little bit odd and they might be a little bit of crazy, but they’re all just sportsmen who want to stay healthy and able to play at the end of the day.
I’m not saying people shouldn’t have head canons like these. It’s a free fandom, of course you can. But don’t go assuming everyone else thinks this was as well. That’s what’s most distressful in this situation.
I wanted to say this because it’s been bothering me for a while as a lover of Shitenhouji and all of its characters. Thank you for reading if you did.
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We would meet again a few months later, this time wearing different uniforms.
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