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06 April 2010 @ 11:33 pm
*opens mouth*

... *closes it again*

Yeah, that meta post I've been writing in my head, I don't think it's going to get posted tonight. The words are all mixed up right now.

Looking at my f-list, I feel bad that flower_ballet and michiru42 and possibly other people weren't sure if they should say anything what with big, scary ol' me bearing the weight of this news.

Despite how it may seem, you guys, this isn't "my" taidan. I don't own Alice-chan or her retirement, so it's not like I'm the only one who's allowed to be sad here. I mean, I won't deny that I've probably acted that way, and been selfish and protective of certain announcements and things. But actually I think lots of people may be more upset than I am right now, because not everybody has been agonizing over this for months leading up to it like I have.

What I'm trying to say is, don't feel like you have to treat me special and say or not say certain things. This is not about me. I'm just one more fangirl going through the taidan dance, like... *thinks* Like so many of my friends in the past year, I can't even count them.
Current Mood: blankblank
Beth Winter: takarazuka - ichiro vampbwinter on April 6th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
I picked up the signals too, and I'm thinking of you, but most of all of her. It was so good to read your Je Chante posts, to hear of her getting that chance to shine and be framed by the rest of the cast as the lead there. I feel privileged that I got to see her live in BaraAme, and I'll definitely be watching for news of what she does next.
Tellychan: alicesailortelevator on April 6th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Stop it! You're talking about yourself as if you're a big scary ogre! <3 You're lovely and my heart really goes out to you for having to go through the taidan dance. It must be so hard to have the end in sight, and all of those who have gone through it and those of us who haven't all understand that it hurts. <3 Argh, everything I'm writing is coming out wrong, I've re-written this comment like four times now. I hope you can see what I'm trying to say, words are failing me! >____
ruderal_speciesruderal_species on April 6th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
The thing I learned when it was me was that nothing anyone said felt right. And that people not saying anything was also not right.

...So, here's a comment that I know is guaranteed to not be helpful, but is possibly better than not saying anything?

Julie: alice pinkwao_wao on April 6th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
Possibly the most brilliant comment of them all :D <3
Mori Shimonu: all these sweet nothingsflower_ballet on April 6th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
When I heard Alice-chan was retiring, my second thoughts (not my first, they were with her) went to you. I can't say that I know how you must be feeling, because I've yet to try the taidan dance... But I felt I had to say something in my journal, also out of respect for you and your love for Alice-chan. I felt that I needed to let my friends, including you, know that it was not just another retirement in the row for me. Through your journal, I've come to really appreciate Alice-chan for everything she brings to the stage and to the "musumeyaku way".

It's not because I think of you as the Alice-chan owner of LJ. To be honest, you've never come across that way to me at all. But having followed your journal for a while now, I think I get a feeling of just how big a place she has in your heart... and I wanted to tell you and everybody else who appreciates her that hearing about her retirement made me sad.

quinquinquinquin on April 6th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
There might have been a lot of us doing the taidan dance but we all do it with different partners and to different tunes so we're bound to be a more or less out of sync with each other. Take care. <3
michiru42: Sailor Neptunemichiru42 on April 6th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
Aww. No, no, I wasn't afraid to comment because Alice was yours or because I'm scared of you; I was scared to comment because I like you and don't want to hurt your feelings.
Julie: alice ayane heartwao_wao on April 6th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
:) ♥
lliri_blanc: Ahi3lliri_blanc on April 7th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
Just because you're one of... what, eight of us now?... doesn't make it any easier or less important. Everyone's different, and there's no "right" thing to say, but we all are thinking of you.
gummical: Kenshin silencegummical on April 7th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
Wait, WHAT?? I leave the internets for 24 hours and this is like a bombshell for me to come back to. Wow it sucks so much that Im not there for you right now Julie <3 .
I'm really sad that Alice-chan is retiring. I'm really glad though that you got to see her look amazing in Je Chante. *hugs*
3peanuts3peanuts on April 7th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
Oh my...
Love overload. Gotta restart my brains, before you girls turn me into a nice person, which I'm so proud I'm not *looks at all of you with dispiteful Scrooge expression and flees for at least 24 hours* And yes, I mean it, I'm happy for Alice and eager to see her being reborn with new, fresh, colorful butterfly wings...
Clo: Question marksbabylonclo on April 7th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I'm sorry. :(

Retirements suck, but they're often not the end, so... Hopefully there's more to look forward to? :)