I’m sure you’ve all heard by now of the shit hitting the fan in Akiba by now. It is incredibly sad and it’s hit be a bit harder than I would’ve expected.
As I read at some blog -my apologies, I’ve been to so many, I dont remember which now-, but he/she brought up the point that, becuase it’s in Akiba, it really hits us harder than it would had this been at some other city in Japan or the US or anywhere, for that matter. And, well, that’s true for me, I admit. This is the stupidest thing you’ll see me type (and I’ve said/typed some stupid things. The ANO podcast for example):
I was never really struck hard by 9/11, yet I think I finally understand when put in this perspective.
The news is always full of sad stories and it’s gotten to the point where we’re just used to it. I’ve thought many times, “Man, it’d just suck to die randomly” and I’m afraid for my safety at times, but that’s it. I never really gave much thought.
Now seeing all these posts on this situation, even by those outside of our blogosphere, I can sorta understand why America came together after 9/11. This is clearly not as bad, yet, with this stuff happening a block away from Mandarake, it seems closer to me than NY or the Pentagon -which I am physically closest to in terms of distance-.
What is the point of all this? I just thought I’d say that I finally understand how banding together can make us all closer. Now realistically, I’ll probably just forget it in a few days when I start work, but this just took my by surprise.
Here’s where I’m getting my updates and the picture up at the top. I was just like one of those stupid idiots circled above until today. Why are they circled? Despite all that’s happened right behind them, they’re just looking all goofy and happy, waving at the camera.