Well, darn. No one knows how this name is supposed to be pronounced? XD
But, then again, if you haven't learned the basics of Japanese pronunciations like I have, then you wouldn't think it's long "I" right off the bat.
I had to argue for ages, telling my brother it's pronounced Rie-den, not Ray-den.
But, I mean, long "A" is the casual pronunciation in English, so, what the heck.
I mean, but it makes me feel good when people call me Raiden rather than my actual name. I really appreciate that they acknowledge it.
I wish my parents would acknowledge that I don't want them calling me by that degrading nickname anymore, though.
And it always feels like a life-changing feat whenever I decide one small thing such as if I should try to make friends with someone or if I should make another profile for this or if I should bake that.
Like, every decision that I make is big.
I always have to plan everything. Anything I don't gives me anxiety.
I have to plan what I eat everyday, what I do every week, and so much that I shouldn't but I do.