So here goes, my tale of horror.
I had just gotten out of my weeaboo stage (along with my two friends, let’s name them P and R.) in seventh grade. We were all pretty chill with everyone, especially the other anime fans. We’d met this one girl, who we’ll name NekoNyaChan, last year and thought she was pretty nice, a great person who was into the same things as us. We’d talk about anime pretty often as a group, and eventually NekoNyaChan started an anime club.
So at this club, about ten - fifteen people showed up twice a week to discuss / watch animes. It was fun, really. She’d bring along mostly Naruto box sets, though. I thought, ‘whatever, she may not have any others. I guess this will do.’ She also yelled at the others in the group if their style of drawing wasn’t suiting her tastes, constantly telling them to make the eyes larger. The others slowly quit coming altogether except for the few who liked the same things as her.
Well P, R, and I should have taken this as notice. A huge mistake not to.
I am a fan of Hetalia, so P and R got me a Hetalia shirt. I began to wear it, not very often, but I still wore it every few weeks. Soon, everytime I wore it, NekoNyaChan would glomp me, yell, “PASTAAA ~ !” across the room /during class/ (along with the signature hand movement), and go on about how Italy is hot, and how Germany is sexy and all this nonsense. P wanted to quit being friends with her, but R and I wanted to give her a chance. So we did.
Another big mistake.
Soon after, she bought tons of anime shirts (mainly those from Hot Topic, or her own poorly made iron on ones), and wore one on every single day of the week. She’d also randomly glomp - no, more like /tackle/ - the three of us, shouting ‘Nya ~ !’, or wearing cat ears and telling everyone she was a neko. Then she began adding honorifics, “-chan,” “-sensei,” “-kun,” and using them at the wrong times. (Yes, she’d actually yell out ‘sensei’ in class.) Hence the nickname us three gave her, NekoNyaChan.
Well, we’d slowly weeded her out of our lives (she found a new person - which I felt bad for and did warn him, but I really don’t know what happened to him), and continued on normally. A year later, we planned to go to a local anime group meeting that encouraged cosplay, in our usual Hetalia (and the next day, Reborn.) cosplay groups. Somehow NekoNyaChan found out our plans. As my parents dropped off in the front, so did NekoNyaChan’s. She was in a Italy cosplay, and P was in a Germany cosplay. (Keep in mind we have an Italy already) Well, she’s a pretty large girl, and P is easily knocked down.
She yelled ” DOISTUUUU ! “, /tackled/ P, throwing her onto the ground and knocking her out (we were on the pavement, still). After this, she turned to R who was Spain, began singing his character song (terribly, I might add.), and then stared straight at me. At the time I was in my S. Italy cosplay.
Well, she screamed “ONII - CHAAAAAAAN”, tackled me as well, not caring that P was unconscious on the floor, or that I had a broken leg. P and I were taken back to our homes, my leg damaged again, and P receiving a mild concussion.
The next day, the others in our group had gone back to the meeting in their Reborn cosplays.
When they’d run across NekoNyaChan, she yelled at them saying that her Hibaya (me) wasn’t there because they were jealous of her cosplay and the fact that I loved her more. And something else about how she was much more of an anime fan than them.
I don’t know what went down between them, but after that NekoNyaChan stayed away from me and eventually moved.
Well, I know now that I should really be aware of who I become ‘friends’ with.