From the time I was an innocent teenager up until the time I graduated from college, I inhabited a very small corner of the internet. I spent loads of time online, to be sure, but I generally only visited a handful of sites: last.fm, LiveJournal (later replaced by tumblr),
shelfari goodreads, and, of course, the basics – YouTube and myspace facebook. Then there was the brief Pinterest and Etsy phase, etc. Otherwise, my forays online were homework related.
Shortly after I started dating my future husband, my corner of the internet radically changed. Suddenly I was playing my first MMORPG: LOTRO, and browsing game forums. Then hubby slowly got me watching anime.
One of my hubby’s favorite lines is, “the more innocent and pure something is, the more satisfying it is to corrupt it.”
One day, hubby and I watched some YouTubers play an alpha of this game called Yandere Simulator. If you’ve heard about it, you probably know where I’m going with this. If you haven’t, here’s a brief synopsis: you are a Japanese schoolgirl with a crush on an older schoolmate – your Senpai. Senpai is the only person that makes you feel anything. And when you see other girls trying to take him from you, it’s not pretty.
There is a character in the game named Mai Waifu. After watching this video, hubby started calling me his waifu.
At first, I didn’t like it. I am your wifey, not your waifu, silly. But after working in a call center, then a debt collection agency… my inner yandere slowly started to reveal herself.
Around the same time, hubby was taking a bunch of classes in a row where he had to build a bunch of websites from scratch. He was running out of ideas, so I threw out making me a site for my writing. I always planned to write under a pen name but could never decide on a good one, so in lieu of one, I said we could name it “The Writing Waifu.”
Hubby eventually came up with other ideas for his classwork, but the idea of “The Writing Waifu” stuck with me. I had started a blog already, and I liked what I had there, but I had neglected it for a long time. It was time to give the old site a face lift and start anew.