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EDIT- Thank you all so much so far with your kind words and support! I want to show this thread to my family soon and show them just how awesome the anime community is! Keep sharing! :)



Hello,

I go by Theo, and currently my father is in hospice. For years now he's been struggling with Parkinson's and he's now in the end stages of his disease. He hasn't eaten since Sunday and hasn't open led his eyes since then either. With heavy doses of morphine he's been sleeping in peace. To spend time with him, I brought a bag of my things that help summarize my time growing up and interests I have [EX. An old baseball bat he got me at my very first baseball game, the PS1 we played, the star wars blu ray collection since he saws the movies while dating mom and took me and my sister to see the prequels, ect.] Unfortunately he got very tired due to the Parkinsons so I barely had time to share anything with him before he dozed off into the nap he hasn't woken up from.

One of the things I managed to share with him was my weird taste in some video game titles. One that was shared was Senran Kagura and Neptunia since they're games he doesn't know I really enjoy. He knows I'm a big fan of FPS games but not niche titles like this. He liked the designs of the characters for one and though the idea of human representations of consoles was funny considering he actually was around when the very first home consoles were launched. It was a nice moment between us.




I had also brought my iPad to show him a few funny Jewish quotes in my favorite sitcom, Seinfeld, but I also had hoped to show him a few anime shows. He used to sometimes watch DBZ with me as a kid, and even woke me up early in the morning to watch Zoids. Still it had been a while since he's really noticed my love for anime, so I had hoped to show him clips of shows like AoT and more importantly the show that changed my life, Neon Genesis Evangelion. Sadly I never got a chance to. I just barely managed to finish going over the video games before he dozed off. Now, I feel regret.

Basically the point of me sharing this is that I hope none of you are ashamed to share with your family your taste in things. Of course there are limits to what is appropriate to really share with a family member or friend, but I wanted him to know the person I am today. Whether he was ashamed or proud of who I was didn't matter. When he goes, I want him to know the real me. I've seen a lot of people online get bashed for liking certain things but I never let it get to me. All I want to get across here is to share your stupid hobbies and interests with your loved ones. Let them know more about you. I always took care of my dad, but after all these years, I realized I don't know a lot about him, and vice versa. Now that I'm interested, he'll soon be gone. I don't want anyone else out there to feel how shitty it is to know that your loved ones might pass on without getting to know more about you. Don't be afraid to tell the world who you are. It was more nerve wracking to share what the Senran Kagura series was about, but even he laughed at the premise! I was also hoping to show him Kingdom Hearts since he used to sing me a Goofy song he made himself but that of course never happened. I wish he could of sung it to me one last time. You never know how things turn out in life, so please listen to my requests:

1.) I ask that you all take this message to heart and share your nerdy hobbies with your loved ones. There's nothing to be ashamed of, and you should be proud of who you are no matter what anyone says! Please don't make the same mistake as me.

2.) SHARE THIS STORY! Idea factory shared this story to hundreds of Neptunia fans via Facebook and Twitter:

(Sorry I'm sending this from hospice on my phone)
https://www.facebook.com/IdeaFactoryIntl/photos/a.1475059756052799.1073741830.1462288680663240/1950310795194357/?type=3&source=48
https://twitter.com/ideafactoryintl/status/689903894772641793

I also got a retweet from the creators of Senran Kagura:

https://twitter.com/kenichiro_taka/status/689465071450206208
https://twitter.com/marvelous_games/status/689029930894643200
https://twitter.com/xseedgames/status/689161341978869760

I even got noticed by a small website:

http://operationrainfall.com/2016/01/21/fan-shares-heartfelt-letter-with-idea-factory/
https://www.facebook.com/OperationRainfall/posts/964529613582583

I NEED this story to get out among the anime/gaming community. Hell I would love for it to be on CR's featured article section or even other anime news sites. This feeling of regret knowing my dad's going to die without fully getting to know me and vice versa, is just too painful. I want this message to get out in hopes of getting people who usually keep to themselves (like the old me) to express their interests to their loved ones. If I had the courage to do it one day before he fell into his 5 days sleep, he would pass on while knowing about the real me, not the one hiding behind a mask made of insecurity.

Please take this message to heart, and spread the links or share the story on your or other people's YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, anything. Spread it on anime news sites, gaming news sites, anime, figure, niche game bloggers, just people who can help spread this story.

Should anyone have any questions or anything: you can contact me either here via pm, or the following:

My Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Lentertained

My YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/user/LeistenEntertainment?

Please let me help prevent others from making the same
mistake as me.

Much love!
Posted 1/22/16 , edited 1/22/16
Not sure if this is the appropriate forum.


I hope he dies quickly and peacefully.
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I can kind of relate, my mother has a heart condition she is on IV'S for and has seizures every now and then, she also has edema from when the doctor cut the big nerve in her foot, she sleeps a lot during the day so a lot of times I barely am able to spend time with her and when I do lets say share a episode of anime she falls asleep, I wish we could spend more time together
when I confessed to her that im a furry, which took a few years until I did so-I was afraid she would disapprove of me since furries get a bad rep- she accepted me, and even wants to dress up albeit not a full suit
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Wow...

I apologize for my awkwardness. I think it's very noble of you to be so honest with your father.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Not sure if this is the appropriate forum.


I hope he dies quickly and peacefully.


I'm a lurker and don't post much on the forums. I like reading more than posting honestly. Mods, feel free to move it to the appropriate place if I messed up. Sorry for that.
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Imouto is always here for you Today I experienced a shocking experience in my life and I have realised how important is family and how to spent time with them. Don't neglect your family never and support them with all you have.
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oh im so sorry to hear that about your dad. i'll be keeping you in my prayers if thats okay?
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Well, my little sister knows I am into hentai and stuff. She OK with it. Love her for that really. Even if she a pain in the ass.
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*hugs* I'll keep you in my prayers, boo.


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I shared this forum on my FB
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oh im so sorry to hear that about your dad. i'll be keeping you in my prayers if thats okay?


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redokami wrote:

I can kind of relate, my mother has a heart condition she is on IV'S for and has seizures every now and then, she also has edema from when the doctor cut the big nerve in her foot, she sleeps a lot during the day so a lot of times I barely am able to spend time with her and when I do lets say share a episode of anime she falls asleep, I wish we could spend more time together
when I confessed to her that im a furry, which took a few years until I did so-I was afraid she would disapprove of me since furries get a bad rep- she accepted me, and even wants to dress up albeit not a full suit


I'm so happy to hear she accepted you! I want to see this happen more often. It's why I want people to really spread this news!


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I shared this forum on my FB


Bless your heart! You have no idea how much that means to my family!
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Imouto is always here for you Today I experienced a shocking experience in my life and I have realised how important is family and how to spent time with them. Don't neglect your family never and support them with all you have.


I will. Thank you for your kind words! Every article and comment I share with my family. They really appreciate everything people are saying!
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Boardwalk-Angel wrote:

oh im so sorry to hear that about your dad. i'll be keeping you in my prayers if thats okay?


^


Of course! I'm Jewish and so prayers are fine by me! You'll all be in my prayers as well.

Posted 1/22/16 , edited 1/22/16
aw you and your dad share an awesome bond!

my father gave me 50 bucks and said good luck kiddo and left
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