I started this site in 2009. While this isn’t the most popular place on the internet, throughout the year I have received tons of comments and emails from people who share the same passion: the love for the rose of Versailles (ROV). I made friends all over the world and some still remain my friends to this day. And I’m grateful for that.
However, where there’s light, there’s also shadow (pun intended). I also received creepy email from creepy people who can not keep it in their pants. So I thought I should say this for once: I’m a woman whom you don’t know the age, marital status or sexual preference. The only thing you know is I’m not interested in YOU.
I don’t mean to come off as a condescending person, but I have a man emailed me saying he’s asexual yet he would be open to “do it” with a woman who also loves the same anime as he does. Another man sent me a picture of his dead grandfather, asking me if I think the dead old man was handsome because he would be just as handsome and I would faint when I see him in person. I also received many other emails from men asking me for advice on how to win a woman over. The newest email I received was from a guy askeing me if he should marry the woman his dead step father had chosen for him or go and find his own Oscar. (Why are only men ever send these emails and why is there usually a dead man in their stories?)
Normally I just delete those emails. But I have reached an age when I no longer care if I offend someone whom I have never met and probably will never meet. I didn’t delete the last one, I put it here but haven’t made it public. If I ever receive any more email of this kind, it will go public. I don’t have to respect people who don’t respect me, though I doubt that public these would affect anyone’s life.
The only reason I haven’t made it public is, I don’t have the previous emails any more, and I don’t want people to think that only this particular email is the problem. It’s actually the lightest so far but it’s the last straw that broke the camel’s back. Since this place has been dead for a while, I was happy when someone emailed me through the site system, only when I opened the email instead of a lovely ROV fan I found a creep who pretended to be an Airline pilot, looking for his “Oscar”. How would you feel if you were in my shoes?
To the creepy men: you’re here, you at least have read the manga/watched the anime. You probably know the fandom and how fangirls just love Andre. Let’s me tell you: women love Andre for a reason, and you’re doing the opposite way Andre would do to “court a girl”. No, I do not believe you’re genuinely trying to be friendly instead of creepy. Be honest, if I were a man would you ever send me those emails? Even if it’s not creepy, it’s no doubt inappropriate!
I’m in many fandoms, and I know ROV fandom is one of the tamest and politest place to be in. Most fans are friendly and considering. To imagine that there are also creeps in the fandom really upset me.
Now if you’re a random person happens to read this, and thinks I’m the type of woman who believes every man I ever encounter with wants to be engaged in intercourse with me, three words for you: I don’t care. If you read this entire post and come to that conclusion, the only one who have mental problems is YOU, not me, so get help asap instead of arguing with me about this post.