I’ve gotten the news through twitter when the mangaka(s) were posting about the incident as it happened. It’s so creepy reading their experience, the way they described the situation all around them. I’ve contacted my friends in Japan, they’re all right as of now. One of my friend couldn’t make it to the shelter, but he’s fine. My sensei who was in Chiba’s Narita airport flew off 4 hours before the earthquake, so thank god for that!
My bf hasn’t contacted his relatives in Fukushima and Ibaraki yet, and what’s worse, he has lost connection with them for years. Argh! I hope his uncle’s all right. I still want to meet the man who brings Bunsen burners up for hill hiking to cook ramen with. D8
Tsunami warning’s still being flagged. Telecom tower’s burning. There’s a freaking big fire they’ve been trying to put out at the oil refinery(?) for the last 12 hours and omg, when I was watching the stream 12 hours ago, the fire wasn’t that bad now, and now it’s spread throughout the factory. There’s a nuclear leakage in Fukushima’s nuclear power plant. And I can’t begin to describe the feeling of seeing waters flowing through the street and seeing cars driving away from it.
Even if you don’t know anybody in Japan and really never given a damn about the people there, please, for the love of god, pray for the safety of the people there.
If you want to help there are several ways:
American Red Cross (No donation box set up yet as of now, but you can start pouring in the donation)
Convoy of Hope
Doctors without Borders
International Medical Corps
Non-Believers Giving Aid
Safe the Children
As much as we like to donate and help out with the people in Japan, please be wary of scams. Only donate to the organisation you can trust and don’t trust any email or phone scams.
If you’re in Japan and you’re fit, healthy even, please donate blood. D: [More info]
For those who are anxious about the safety and situation of their favourite mangaka,
here’s the list of people who’s safe and sound. It’s kind hard to follow the flood of tweets, so I may have missed someone out
You can check the masterlist here . Spread the link around if you want.