The 2011 AF Prom: Sadness, Sadness Everywhere
What was intended to be a night filled with magic, romance, and a celebration of the bonds shared within the community of AnimeForum.com, ended as a night full of confusion, despair, and heartbreaks.
“I waited all night for him”, says @chiisanae , a young woman who was abandoned by her date @The Wing Man , who opted to spend time spiking drinks instead. “It was completely devastating. Had I known that things were going to be like this earlier, I would have chosen a different date.” Chiisanae, however, wasn’t the only one with the feeling of loneliness. DJ Scruffy, the man supposed to be DJing at the Prom, only got to play one sorrowful song, a song to wallow in his feelings of despair to. “Sure, I was depressed afterwards, but I eventually overcame that. What really made me feel bad was that after I overcame this, I tried bringing everyone together for a stream. Few showed up. Dat hurt.”
The heartbreak doesn’t stop there, however. Countless people, such as @Ericgamer1 and @Mattey were left without a date, leading to feelings of sadness. @Neukifly ‘s date never showed up. There were many others, such as @DemonSlayerThe3rd and @Teru Murasame , who never even had a chance to participate due to poor planning and advertising.
While there was an overwhelming aura of sadness throughout the event, there was, surprisingly, some positive things produced. Surprisingly, in what appears to be a first ever occurrence, nobody was reported to have fallen into a drunken fit of a rage. @aether and @sasu_girl stole the show, while @Kaitou+ and @MaruDashi showed amazing chemistry. @Shinn Kamiyra and his date, @Infinita also showed finesse. Even @President Truman made an appearance, though he was suddenly ejected after claiming himself to be “Aryan”.
In the end, there was little reason to celebrate the event. It’s a shame that many spirits were broken on this night, and perhaps AF Prom 2012 can benefit from the mistakes made here.