June 29, 2018, 10:16 a.m.

EDIT: OMG I GOT 3RD PLACE!! Thank you all so much~ Stay shiny!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARI!! Happy Birthday to the shiniest girl in Love Live history!! I love her so so much!!! I even did a photo of my Mari merch and did a screencap redraw!!

Here's my merch: 1 1 1 1

ANNND I did a screencap redraw of her in Happy Party Train as an old 80's anime!

Screenshot: 1 1

Happy Birthday, Mari! You're the shiny in my life~ 1

EDIT: I wasn't going to talk much about this because it's... a lot LOL but I feel like some background info would help. So Aqours was released during a time in my life where I felt alone and had no friends. Needless to say, I was severely depressed. Seeing Aqours, especially Mari, remain so cheerful despite all their hardships have really helped me realize that no matter what, there is always a rainbow after a thunderstorm. Mari reminds me of that and I'm honored to call her my best girl (even though she never gave me a UR for her step-up scout lol). Once I regain my self-esteem, Mari will be my first cosplay after years of not doing cosplay. <3