July 26, 2019, 11:52 p.m.

Here's my entry: Hanamaru, from one weirdo bookworm to another, you're perfect. I loved watching you grow and wish season two had done you more justice. You might not be athletically inclined, or particularly popular, or anything else that comes to mind when you think of the ideal school idol, but you are amazing in other ways. You have a gentle heart but a strong spirit. There's this certain wisdom that you must have acquired from your reading and your solitude. You can be a little sarcastic or cruel, even, as anyone can - but that's yet another side of you to be appreciated.

I couldn't decide how to best depict you - I just couldn't pick a single outfit or expression! So I created a small collage of you, framed by you in an outfit for the day right before your birthday: Hinamatsuri.

I love you, Hanamaru.

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