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AC III - ''We move on...'' by RBF-productions-NL AC III - ''We move on...'' by RBF-productions-NL
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Thanks, Cynth!

This one is for all the people that have given us their support and input in the sensitive matter that I have insticated. And I mean to ALL who have given their input.

We have read all messages and cannot begin to describe the feelings we got when we saw all the incredible support and reactions to our work.

Removing the deviations was, to the best of our judgement, the best option.

I will explain why. I am currently reading "history of the modern world" by Palmer e.o. To be blunt, our history is a long, sad and messy one. Wherever Europeans went (Europeans of all kinds of color I might add), indiginious cultures of the "new world" were butcherd and indoctrinated.

Racial issues still exist within our world because our modern world was founded by and within racial issues. (If anything, the reactions to me doing a make-up job on my face is a clear example of that).

I have no desire to continue treading down a path, that in anyway can be traced back by anyone, to that long, sad and messy history.

That by itself, I must say as I am believed to have a right to an opinion, is imo part of the problem. As long as people will trace back something as stupid, useless and harmless as cosplay to the horrors of the Spanish inquisition, Vasco de Gama, the East-Indian Trading Company... slavery and discrimination in general (my God, what a comparison)... The issue will persist.

We are not out there to haress anyone, or to discriminate anyone. And to all whom I might have offended I have allready apologized, but again: I am sorry.

I didn't want to make this personal, but I allready saw someone posting a doubtful message about my apology... and that person "didn't get the thing about my wife" . To you I can only say this: Take your thumb... and sit on it. Might give you a purpose in life. Sorry 'bout that... but any other words I have said or will say don't seem to land anyways, so either read the messages I seriously ment or make do with these.... I don't give a shit really.

NOW FOR THIS DEVIATION:
As far as I can tell... I can't go wrong with this one... Unless my ass isn't the right shape, form, color or smell....


I WILL CHANGE the Connor make-up job, to stop it from being racially insensitive. This is my choice, because I think it is important. This will involve a foundation closer to my own skin color.

Anyways....

THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR SUPPORT AND INPUT IN THIS MATTER!!!!!
I... we, really appreciate it!!
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Seraphoid Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
mind you i intend to find or recreate a green dress that aveline wore (sorry for all the sporadic comments) like her other personas wore
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RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool!! Looking forward to it! Please let me know when you've got it done!!
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Seraphoid Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i'll try if i find a good dress out there that fits a victorian style
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful
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RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Airashii-Enjuku Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Dude, I feel you pain on so many levels. I've been called out for cosplay as light skinned characters even though I'm black. It's really sad when you can't even enjoy your hobby anymore because of some racial BS. There was even a time when I just stopped cosplaying as light skinned characters and just did tanned/black characters. Even then I got called out because some felt like I only cosplayed black characters because I didn't like to cosplay light skinned characters. It's not that i didn't like to, but it was to avoid the hateful racial comments. So it was like a no win situation until I just said f*ck all you haters! I'll cosplay who I want and if you don't like it, you can eat a d*ck lol Our ancestors fought too long and hard to let future generations suffer like they did. It's on a smaller scale today but its still there and alive. There will always be two sides; one that supports you and one that's against you and it's up to use to decided what side to listen too. There's nothing wrong with being detailed even with the skin tone because it just complete the costume. Honestly if other people can't see the amazing work you are doing then they just don't understand you on a professional level. Even with light skinned Korra Cosplays it's the same thing about them being "black faced". I think with cosplaying becoming more mainstream, the closed minded people are coming into it with closed eyes. Sorry for rambling but DO NOT feel bad for your amazing work! and everyone else that don't like it can GTFO! :D
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am white but my mother and her identical twin sister is the only one in the family for generations that has a slight olive skin tone and i get so annoyed that she could pull of a MK Jade cosplay and I couldn't cos i wouldn't want to offend by playing a epic charter with out the skin colour for it don't want people to get the wrong impression
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RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for these words... I can't add anything else...
Please keep up your work!! :) And like you aid, enjoy it!!
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Airashii-Enjuku Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I sure will! I have too much awesome sewing skills to not use them! Keep doing what you're doing and if others don't like it tell them Connor will make a house call. ;)
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queenlucyofnarnia Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I think the cosplay you do is amazing. And they're worried about the make-up? Really? You're just trying to look as much like the characters as possible, and I don't see anything wrong with that. Keep up the good work, the ones who are being racially sensitive about your cosplay are just trying to find something to complain about because you did it all so perfectly. Great job, and keep up the good work.
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