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December 13, 2013


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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!!! :D 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!!!! :D :D

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.

AC IV -  try me... by RBF-productions-NL

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
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: AC IV - Soundtrack
  • Reading: AC Black Flag - Oliver Bowden
  • Watching: The screen
  • Playing: AC IV
  • Drinking: water
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mariogimo Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Keep the good job man happy holidays
RBF-productions-NL Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! Same to you!
Kialna Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably something like a cultural gap too. You see, we are very used to being honest and direct, while most other cultures are more sensitive. This means they are used to reading things in between the lines, while we are used to stating things as they are. There IS NO IN BETWEEN for us. This clashes every once in a while. So it can be a misunderstanding at times. Anyway, I agree with the fact that people shouldn't judge others without knowing them. I don't know you, but I have at least two people in my circle who DO know you, and everything you explain sounds more than logical to me.

And yes, this hobby is for fun! For once, I will compete in a competition, I've never done that before, but it makes me so motivated and passionate....even if that's not the final goal. But oh how I enjoy working on it, even when I end up with more cuts and burns than ever before. This is one of the most amazing hobbies and it's terrible people would start talking cosplayers down. A smile on the face of a person who knows who you're cosplaying, is a thousand times worth more than those who are jaelous or snarl at you. It's wonderful when people love your work. And I love yours. So yeah.
RBF-productions-NL Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you so much for the kind words!!!
Kialna Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :)
Folkenstal Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, I don't know why people would say something cruel to you.
Your work is great and as long as you like what you do, you'll be alright.
Not sure what this was about, but envious people always have something bad to say.
Ignore them :/
RBF-productions-NL Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!!!  I try to as much as I can, but this time I thought I neededto send a message :)
Thanks again!!
Folkenstal Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can understand. Try your luck on deviantart or on other platforms.
Maybe there's less of… idiots around :)
RBF-productions-NL Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha ha ha! Now that would be amazing!!! :P :D
Folkenstal Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

So, you're in Utrecht NL, huh?
Need to come over some day, when you're on a convention again.
Switzerland is not that far away.
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