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On early January 2017 I’ve received an official email. I’m invited to attend Anime Matsuri. This convention is known in the worldwide lolita community for various dramas.
I’ve read all of them. I’m aware of everything. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then. So, when I received this email, I hesitated a lot. The first thing I did was sharing my concerns with my closest friends and family who followed the stories. Should I go, or not? All the answers I received were similar to my own state of mind: It’s an opportunity to see if they have learned from their mistakes. Soon after, I’ve had a long phone conversation with Daniela, who is in charge of organizing everything related to lolita fashion.
We talked a lot about what happened in the past. We talked a lot about my fears. And I told her that if I attend the event, I’ll write something on my blog about what I’d live.
To be honest, I’ve very neutral about the whole thing. I believe that some bad words have been said, I also believe that the people concerned about the whole drama regret what they’ve done and/or said. Maybe because I like (want?) to believe that human nature is deeply good. Maybe also, because I want to trust in human nature. Maybe because I deeply believe in forgiveness, and I deeply believe that people can change, and learn from their mistakes.
So I told her, I’ll write something about it. It will be very honest. If I find the event excellent, I’ll write it. If I live a horrible event, I’ll write it. I’ll write and share my experience here. Facts are facts and I want to share them.
So here we are. I accepted the proposal of attending the anime matsuri 2017.
I’ll keep a diary to don’t forget anything and to report my experience. And, I'll not only be a journalist. I'll take part to many things during the event, many things related to lolita fashion, of course!
Let’s see what will happen.