I'm one of the many Simonfags who don't actively voice my hatred for Tomato or Pizza Girl, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Since they've appeared on the show, they have stolen the spotlight that rightfully belonged to Simon. Before then, Tol and Dad have both hinted at Simon achieving a new power that surpasses his Stand. But it seems as though they've dropped this for some unknown reason and it infuriates me to the point where it causes me to have mood swings which ultimately effect my personal life. It doesn't help that I come unto these threads and see the constant trolling that's done against Simon's character by multiple posters, including the Tomato fans. I know it's bait and all and I should ignore it, but I can't. I genuinely can't. I always attempt to respond to them with reasoning, but they immediately shut me down which angers me further. It made me take a two month break from the manga.
In that time, I rewatched some of my favorite Simon episodes from early IC arcs. From his filler episodes whilst training with Sgt. Pepper, to the last filler episode in IC where Simon fought Pizza Girl. It calmed me down, but alas, once I started reading the manga again, my despair returned.
I grew a connection with the character unlike any other. I typically self inserted as Simon, and would and still do feel that I am the character spiritually. This might sound autistic but I can't help but feel as though Killer had written Simon for me. He was the reason why I aimed for higher grades in school. I was pushed around, like Simon, but inside I had a dormant power that caused me to lash out and overpower my enemies.
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