I was sadded, shocked, & surprised when that pop-up's message was seen. Before it'd fully-loaded, I thought it was just some random adverts that OM has to financially support the site. I find it annoying & irritating, & felt that they should be obliterated from OM, but little did I know how diff. it is to manage sucha site.
Luckily, I did not tick it off like it was nothing. I took a good look since I saw a logo of OM, with 4-digit no. of LIKES...it wasn't any random crap. It was...the holy closure of OM. The 1st reaction of mine was a not-so-sad one...just a, "TOO BAD!" expression, even though OM's days were counted. Afterall, there's still a week left.
However, as OM's deathday drew nearer & nearer, I started to fear. Am I gunna lag TTM after OM, the unlaggy alternative, is gone? OM may not have such diverse manga series scans as other sites like MangaFox, MangaReader, etc., but it CERTAINLY is, most of the time, lagless.
Since today's gunna be the last day I'm looking @ the URL http://www.onemanga.com/, I scrolled down, & below were the usual updates...WSJ, SS, etc. Totally normal, but when I looked @ this message, it kinda...pains me. A short but simple message, yet filled with so much feelings all compressed in those words.
Maybe I'm just exaggerating, but it's...CANNOT BE DESCRIBED BY MERE WORDS. I guess only fellow manga fanatics like me would understand, but there's still more to just that for me. Not just the message itself, I have MY OWN experiences with OM. Yeah..., I think that's what you call...FIRSTs.
OM's the 1st site I've ever been to to read manga. OM may not be the site which got me madly in love with anime/manga, but it was the place where I 1st got in contact with manga...even when it's not physically. As I clicked the pages of 怪物皇女, I started to be more & more immersed into the manga world. My adventures in manga-reading started in OM, & the undying spirit to ever-continue reading manga was also nurtured by OM. It's...ALL THANKS to OM that I'm who I am today...w/o regrets (:
Behind that happy-go-lucky facade of mine hides the kinda...sadded one. I'm trying to cheer myself up with the same ol' phrase of, "There's still MangaFox & other host sites...it's ok...it's ok..." but OM, still, is diff. from others to me. It's pissing me off that I could do nothing...with all those red tapes lingering...I'm more or less, powerless.
OM may be gone (soon, that is), but I'll still have "OneManga" etched on my mind. Who knows, I may habitually type in http://www.onemanga.com/ every now & then, even when the URL's a blank, but maybe...maybe, through the otaku-filter, it'll be a sight of a site with FAN-tabulous updates...
This post is a collaboration between bcotaku.bs and GlacieRain.bs