How I wish, how I wish you were here. We're just two lost souls Swimming in a fish bowl, Year after year, Running over the same old ground. What have we found? The same old fears. Wish you were here.
Welp! Courtoon and I have done a lot of bounding in our respective Robin costumes now that both our favorite characters are dead. It's always a dark day when you get that fear of, "What if I'm the only one who remembers this character soon?" and you just...won't be able to share your love like you used to.
Okay. I have a lot of dead Damian feelings, it seems. I'm just going to go try and dig up some new fanfiction or something to keep me going!
Today's the last day for the Arda contest too! I'd appreciate it if you popped over and gave me a vote! (The White Robot with the Portal gun. Ahah!) [link]
Robin (Damian Wayne)................................................
Robin (Stephanie Brown).............................................
Sometimes people call out the cosplay community for being judgmental, rude and so full of drama it's completely toxic and up until a last Monday I probably would have agreed. Besides the close group of friends I have I was pretty keen on keeping mostly to myself for the fear of the, very false, reputation cosplayers have as a whole.
But this Monday I was not only surprised but shocked to my very core. I asked for help from the cosplay community via an indiegogo page. I asked for help to afford medical bills and the community responded leaps and bounds beyond what I ever thought was possible. Cosplays I had never interacted with but I had looked up to were suddenly sharing my link on their pages. Fans were getting their family to donate to help me...I couldn't believe how fast everything spread and how eager everyone was to help.
I'm so thankful for this community, not only because of the wonderful friends it has blessed me with but for everything it's ever done for me. It's given me the tools I need to grow from the camera shy, antisocial girl I was in high school to a woman I feel is starting to truly understand herself. I may still be working out my place in the world but with everyone's love and support I'm sure I'll figure that out soon enough.
I'm proud to call this community my family--no matter what kind of reputation it has to outsiders.
Thank you, everyone. For every favorite, for every comment, for every watch. For anything you've ever done to help me along my journey.
Family Themed picture for all my feels. Don't you judge me.