A Much Needed Update

Hello everyone. Ayano here.

I announced a little while ago on Twitter that I was having writers block/a lack in creative ideas for post recently. This is true. I am having a hard time coming up with the motivation to blog/write anything at the moment. Then of course COVID-19 hit and things completely changed around the world. While many people were laid off from work I am still working my usual schedule. Some things are slowly opening back up but now America is in unrest due to the killing of George Floyd.

As much as I would love to keep blogging and creating for you guys I feel like right now isn’t the time to do so. I need a break from blogging. I feel like with how high tensions are and how emotional I have been feeling with everything going on I need some time for myself and to speak out about the injustices black people are facing in society. This site, as well as my Twitter account, supports the #BlackLivesMatter movement. I donated as much as I could to the Minnesota Freedom Fund (which bails out low-income individuals who cannot make bail) and to the GoFundMe of George Floyd to help his family. If you would like to donate to any of these resources you can do so here:https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/ and https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd.

Of course there are TONS of other charities and groups that need our help but I know you guys can Google them if need be. I am also certain you have seen lots of other links floating around on social media so you don’t need me to tell you where to donate your money to. These were the two I felt needed my help right away. I hope that all of you can find it in your hearts to help in any way that you can. Whether that be donating, using your platform to speak out, or just checking on your friends as things continue to escalate. Please please please be kind to one another. If you are going out to protest be safe and help if you see someone in distress. We need to stick together if we are going to elicit change in this country.

Thank you for taking your time to read this update and to listen to my words. I hope you will all understand that I am not a creative making machine that can produce content at the drop of a hat. I believe Tsubaki and Jack will continue to create content as they see fit. I may drop in here and there to write something if I feel like it, but for now I’ll mainly just be on Twitter hanging out and talking about anime. You can always follow me on there at paperpandabears.

Until my next post,

Ayano

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