E kala mai iaʻu!
Vivillon fanart dedicated to a redditor
So something happened on reddit that I would like to share. I was busy collecting all the Vivillon patterns last week. I was happy that I am almost reaching my goal and I was really happy that I got the chance to meet TONS of Vivillon collectors on Reddit. I asked for trades, they ask me for trades and got a bunch of messages just in search for all the Vivillon patterns to complete our collection.
One day, I met someone from Hawaii. Not quite sure about the ‘gender’, but allow me to use “She” for now because I think that she is a girl. We certainly had a lot of fun talking and to cut the story short, we ended up with a certain trade information that I will be exchanging 5 Modern Vivillons for 5 of her Ocean Pattern Vivillons. Since I was in the office that time, I told her that I will need sometime to collect my Vivillons for trade because I was so busy that time.
Then, I received lots of messages asking me for trade requests and my head got really occupied and totally forgot my trade with her. Days passed and a lot of things happened. I traded all sorts of pokemon from around the world, from Shinies, competitive Pokemons, Bankball Pokemons, etc. It was a lot of fun! Now, after seeing my Vivillon collection. I only need two: Monsoon and Ocean. Since I have all sorts of Vivillon patterns left for trade, I thought that collecting the last two will be a piece of cake. So I put another trade thread. And when I woke up this morning, I found a message from her reminding me of the 5 Vivillons I requested days ago, and here I am, making a new thread asking for one. I told her I am sorry because I totally forgot about that. And then, she opened up something that 4 or 5 people requested for some Vivillons from her, and ended up not getting back to her and she felt that her time was put to waste or something like that.
It may look like a really simple misunderstanding but I really wanted to let this out. I really felt guilty and I would like to take a chance to say that I am truthful with my apologies. I got inspired to draw this and drew an Ocean pattern vivillon to represent her, and a Modern pattern Vivillon to represent myself.
The pokemon community is a great community and as much as possible, i want this community to be healthy, without having the feelings of being ignored and things like that as it might lead to more crucial things such as trusts being broken.
To the pokemon community, thank you for being so good to me and let’s all join hands in making our community even better everyday. From competitive battling, pokemon collecting or even a simple day of just playing with our friends and having the time to relax with something we really love.
To the redditor that made me realize a lot of things, I am thankful that I was able to meet you in the virtual world. Once again, I am sorry and as the Hawaiian saying goes, E kala mai iaʻu! (thanks google for helping me translate!) Sending all my hugs from here to you.