It stated here and there that I am so called "The BEST" cosplayer in the world.... yeah.... well I don't think there is something like a "BEST" in any art form and I certainly see some amazing work around out there that I find amazingly inspiring.
Therefor I want to say that I never have or would ever say that I am the best... for that is just not true.
That said, I do bellieve I am good at what I do but above all, I like doing what I do!!!
I really enjoy this hobby!!
Also, I believe it was pretty clear a while back that things were a little bit more then hectic. For that reason we decided to let go of some digital contacts and message boards (Facebook) etc for it started to feel like a job next to a job.
It is becoming clear that this did not go well with some people and now they feel the need to post in between the line messages of how I turned into some kind of a-social, arrogant ass because of my "fame" in the cosplay world.
Well, here's an in between the line message from me.
There's a TON of things on our mind now that pale cosplay, hobbies or anything else. Good and fun things and horrible stresful things.
I am Rick, I am a father and a husband, a son and a brother. I am a good friend and somewhere down those lines I am a teacher and a student. How can anyone who does NOT know me really judge me for anything that I do? Especially in the digital world (and then I try to conduct myself in the most kind and proper way I can come up with, even amongst the crap that is said here and there about us) You can never please anyone, but it's sometimes very frustrating to see people type such negative things about me or my wife , appearantly not realising they are actually talking about a real person, for it is obvious these people do not contact me to discuss things personally. I therefor doubt they would have the guts to confront me directly and in real life. (Not that I feel the need to meet these people in real life but you catch my drift right?)
I will not turn this into a discussion, but there are some things that these people need to remember the next time they post something that in anyway is about me and goes far beyond saying "I like this picture" or "I donnot like this picture":
1. Letting go of vague digital contacts in favor of contact with friends and family in real life or even more time for eachother within a relationship is in my opinion.... a good thing. And I strongly suggest it to everyone
2. Typing about someone and not giving them the chance to respond is... Well, I guess it sais more about the person typing then about the person being spoken of.
3. I just wanted to get this of my chest... I donnot... really care about this BS for there is like I said... other things that I like caring about alot more
AND there's much, much, much more positive feedback and great reactions and support from everywhere!!! So.... thanks all!!!!
As I have seen tips and tricks posted here and there I also have one:
If you have nothing constructive to say.... say nothing at all.
And finally an apology for all who donnot have to read this message because they have been MORE then kind and supportive to us
We love you all!!
Rick & Do