I got into Hololive at around august if I remember right. My fist exposure, if I remember right, was a clip of Korone. I can't remember what it was but I liked it. I laughed. then I saw the Miko gta clip, and I laughed harder. Then I saw more clips in my recommendations. Of all these girls. I didn't even know they were connected at first. Then I noticed the name Hololive and started looking for more clips to watch, mostly Korone. I found out it was a collection of streaming talents. With college I didn't have the time to watch streams and would only be able to catch bits of them or watch clips. My japanese wasn't good, I was only learning it as a small hobby. It wouldn't be until the end of winter break, where I watched my first full stream, with Ame I believe.
The timeline blurs and I lack a good memory, but I learned what had happened in the fall. With Mono Aloe. With Coco and Haachama. I got mad at China for their bullshit, and I got mad at Cover for fucking up so terribly. Learning of Aloe and only ever seeing a few handful of clips for her I became upset for someone that never got to do what she deserved to. But time wore on, winter came, and things went on as they did and I enjoyed the girls.
I learned so much more about the talents at cover. I learned about all the Hololive girls and I loved them. I learned about AZki and I loved her. I learned about Holostars and I loved them. I watched every clip I found of everyone. Korone, Miko, Fubuki, Mio, Shion, Aqua, Nene, Polka, Ollie, and HoloEn and more and more. Coco was one I absolutely adored. I learned about her before HoloEn and HoloID and I was drawn in by the fact that she spoke English. I loved her personality. I watched every week of Reddit Review that I could. Her laughs were one of my favorite.
After new years I kept up on watching streams and went back to school. Unrelated, I realized that the track I chose just wouldn't work for me. I quit doing doing school work and let the rest of the school year pass by. I bought a drawing tablet with the intent to start drawing. I wanted to make art. But I couldn't touch it. I told my self every week that I would start learning but I didn't touch it. I don't know why.
Tonight, right now. I don't know. I was surprised like everyone else. I'm sad. I know she has other things, other ways to make money. But it felt like she could go forever. Streaming for years to come. I thought that the collab ban had lifted and now she would collab with everyone. JP, ID, EN, all of them. It was going to be great. But it happened and I don't know what happens next. But I want to be positive for her. I want to get better at my Japanese, not just as a hobby anymore, but so I can truly listen to what the girls have to say. And I want to learn to draw, to make art and express my love for Hololive and I'll start tonight. I'll force myself to do it. I want to be positive and be better, for Coco.
I wish you well in all your endeavors Kaichou. I will be cheering you on every step of the way.