I watched the first episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX on February 21st, 2021, the day right after I finished the original series. However, that wasn't the day I first laid eyes on Jaden...! As somebody who snoops around a lot when I get into a franchise, I was already thinking about the spin-offs when I was watching Duel Monsters. The earliest mention I have of realizing how much I actually liked Jaden is this Discord message from April of 2020:

(obviously my icon wasn't Jaden at the time, but, you know)

So, even before I actually started watching GX, I knew a bit about Jaden, and I knew I was going to like him! I also watched a decent amount of GX as a kid, which is probably why he felt so comfortable as a character to me. And, well, it's probably clear that once I saw him for real in the show, I fell hard for him...!! It's been a little over two years since this first message, and I'm still in love with him just as strongly as I was back then!!

Jaden makes me feel so happy, safe, and comfortable with myself. I know he'll love me no matter what, and he'll be there for me when things get tough. I want to be there for him when he needs me, too!! He deals with a lot of rough things over the course of the series, and I both relate to and sympathize with a lot of his struggles. I think we can understand each other in a way a lot of other people might not be able to, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to be there and support him.

Jaden Yuki is my lovely, amazing boyfriend, and I love him so much! And I love being his g*rlfriend so much too!!!!! (I'm still a little embarrassed about calling myself that...!!)

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