Mar. 17th, 2011

On Japan

Mar. 17th, 2011 12:27 am
azurite: (peach girl - momo nails)
I don't live under a rock, but as far as the crises in Japan go, I've been trying to; I'm too afraid of watching some earthquake or tsunami coverage and seeing someone I know being reported missing or dead, or some place I've been/used to visit/lived near getting washed away or sitting as a pile of rubble on the ground.

I sent out an email to one of the few people whose emails I have that I know is still up-to-date from when I went to college at Tokiwa in Mito, but I haven't heard from him yet. I've seen mangaka spreadsheets for fans who want to know about their beloved creators, reunions of friends and family on TV shows, and fandom auctions going up (like [livejournal.com profile] help_japan). I myself have donated $10 to the International Red Cross by texting "redcross" to 90999, and bought a Japanese Garden in Restaurant City, with all proceeds going to the relief efforts.

But it doesn't feel like enough for a place that, even if it was only for five and a half months, I once called home. I'm worried and I hate feeling helpless, or that what little I've done won't make a difference to anyone. Part of me wants to just go out there somehow and do whatever I can, even though it's been so long since I've really spoken Japanese that I don't know how I'd communicate how much I want to help to anyone.

I'd love to be part of Help Japan, but I still haven't done my part for Help Haiti (write a fic for the person who donated for me), and I was just thinking earlier today that I tend to bite off more than I can chew for projects. I need to do things that I can start and finish in the same day, or in a weekend, because otherwise I get involved in too much and guilt myself when I don't finish in a "reasonable" amount of time.

I'd love to bid on people participating--and I will, but so far I only know one fandom friend who's participating and I'd bid (if the auction's not over yet)! Anyone know of others with things they're volunteering that I'd like? I'll bid pretty much anything on my favorite stuff...icons, fanfics, etc.

I thought about writing fanfics and volunteering to donate $1 for every review I got, but the truth is, I'd donate anyway. And I never liked holding fanfics hostage for reviews, even for-good-cause donated ones (assuming the reviews were good...I don't mean positive, necessarily, just not "update more k plz!")

What do you think?
azurite: (sailormoon - iPunish)
Okay, the honest-to-God truth is that I'm a teeny-tiny bit late with this. Two hours late. (But I'm backdating it so it appears properly in my archives. *cheater! cheater!*) It's the first and hopefully only time, so forgive me 'kay? I've been playing Star Ocean 4 a lot today and trying to complete a lot of sidequests....

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