Jedimastertrunks here! Chobineko started this post (and made the lovely graphic at the bottom), but right now she's having PC problems so she is unable to add to this post.
Exactly two years ago on this date, I made my very first post here on Airii~n deshou?! and therefore, it's the 2 year anniversary of this blog!
A lot has changed over the years, hasn't it?
I tried many different styles on Airii~n deshou?! (both in the design and in the content of stuff that I posted about) to get where I am today. Starting with the design, anyone remember how horrible things used to look? I don't have any pictures from Airii~n deshou?!'s early days (and that's probably a good thing), but I'm sure some of you will remember. Thankfully Chobineko stepped in and agreed to help out with the design and Airii~n deshou?! looks so much better thanks to her.
And I tried posting various things in the past, from nerdy PC related things to random H!P news, but now I've obviously just stuck to providing downloadable content. I try to provide a picture guide with each download post (or at least a bunch of screenshots), to give a preview of what the video is about, occasionally adding a short review as well, to keep the posts interesting. It's quite a bit of extra work, but I enjoy it, so I don't mind.
Overall I'm really really happy at what Airii~n deshou?! has become, especially considering I built it from literally nothing two years ago. It still surprises me that we've reached 1,000,000 views, even if that was quite a while ago. I didn't expect any of that to happen, but of course I'm grateful. I (and starting from this year, Chobineko too) have worked hard to get Airii~n deshou where it is today but it wouldn't be anything without you guys visiting everyday and saying so many kind things.
Actually, I came very very close to closing Airii~n deshou?! after my MF account was shut down. I gave myself a deadline (today, actually) - where I would try to revive Airii~n deshou?!, or close it on its 2nd birthday. Well of course, today has come (and is almost gone) and Airii~n deshou?! will stay open. It's all because of all the kind messages (and emails) that you guys left me, as well as a few conversations with Chobineko about this.
So really, thanks everyone and hopefully I'll be making a similar post like this 1 year from now!
Thanks to Amazon Japan having this for a lot cheaper than CDJapan and thanks to the following donators, we were able to buy this concert: mewtwo1928, ladylibra92, and neonero. One of them will win this DVD - read here how you can participate in a future donation project like this!