Hi everyone, It's been a while, isn't it? It's like five years since last time I wrote an entry here. At that time I had SO HIGH expectations about cosplaying Klonoa, basically I just believed on people so much... I was wrong.
After that, I just disappeared and left here almost abandoned, however I kept this account open, really I don't have any reasons to wipe out it. After all, I'll always be an Anime fan and a gamer, and this site is a very good platform to watching good fanarts.
Cosplay? Precisely, I'm writing this for that reason. For starters, I want to tell the story of my disappearance. A long, long time ago... when I wanted to do my Klonoa cosplay I swore here that it would be better than Sonic. Well, in fact it was a big fail and a heavy frustration and I retired without telling a single word to anyone, but wasn't only the fact I didn't accomplish my goal, I decided that after being abandoned by my friends.
The ones that promised to help me, didn't could do so, because they were too busy with their own cosplays for that con, I understand it because make your own suit or props is so hard, in the end, I did the best I could on my own, but was exposed that I've always depended on them, because they were always more skilled than me handcrafting anything, but that was not the worst: The next day after the con was my birthday and they completely forgot about me and hang out with some famous invited cosplayer for that time, with a few sincere exceptions, they didn't even told me at least a simple "happy birthday".
Maybe it could appear that I'm still angry about that, to say the truth, I'm not, and you maybe got a little startled and surprised for what I will say about them, but I still thinking they are amazing people, in all aspects, and I still believe in them. Naive? maybe, They were wrong? yes, I can be deceived again? probably, They did something mean and awful? totally, I'd like a sincere apology? totally yes, but I understand that will come when they think about that is the right thing to do.
Then, why I'm writing this?, because I don't want to keep that inside me anymore. And at the same time, I want to tell a message about the actual context.
After that frustration I left cosplay and focused on studying. Now, five years later I graduated and got a good job related -a bit- to my knowledge area, maybe it didn't came right after graduation, but the important thing is that I DIDN'T GAVE UP, regardless I'm living on a country where almost nobody believe on themselves or the others, I believe good things will come to us IF WE believe that will come and fight for them, maybe that the things I'm currently living didn't happened fast as I wanted, but the important thing is they are real and really happened.
Now, I'm an economist that writes articles for a very promising digital newspaper, but more important is that I didn't had to sacrifice my true self in order to get that, I believe that isn't an utopia, and it is possible for everyone if they truly believe they can. As you can think, I spend my money in my hobbies and I'm happy doing so, I hope getting a Nintendo Switch before the year ends hehe.
But enough with me, is time to talk about the main matter of this entry: Cosplay. In my five years of absence, a lot of things happened that are very sad and worth critics, after graduating I started to notice people spreads hatred sooo easy and by moments appears that they denies what they are and in extreme cases looks like they want to kill each other. That is carrying out that more and more people gets frustrated and in other cases the worst nighmare for geeks looks like is back for us: Bullying, but the worst thing is WE'RE BULLYING EACH OTHER.
Maturing?, Being a grown up? Don't think so, and I'll tell you why not: The first people that came to us, and later left this stuff for any motives (serious or not, the reasons certainly varies depending the case), they did peacefully, without criticizing, attacking or trying to damage or take down anything or anyone. Was only that they maybe got bored, more busy or got attracted for other stuff and that's all. So, attacking anyone for being happy while he or she likes something that you don't like anymore for any reason is not mature or adult, the only word that can define that is: Violence.
So, to the people of Central America and my country I have some questions:
What happened to us?
When we became our own haters and molesters?
Wasn't true we wanted to be happy doing the things we love?
Wasn't true we wanted to know more people like us?
And over all other things: Is not peace that we all truly desire regardless circunstances or environment?
Then, WHAT HAPPENS?
Maybe this will not reach anyone that can answer this questions or at least try to answer, but someone has to say it. Because this issues and a friend of mine's frustrations, I'm seriously thinking to return to cosplay, maybe I'll not be the best and maybe alone at least for a single and humble time, but enough to say anyone that ask me my opinion the same things I wrote here and try to spread the word, maybe I will not cause a revolution, but at least I hope I'll get drive some people into reflection.
Maybe I was a one-hit wonder, and I'm (was) not the best cosplayer on my country, but one thing is clear: Hatred is bad, bullying is wrong and I'm totally sure that this IS NOT that we wanted at the beginning.
Maybe I'm being too idealist, but I still believe that we can leave a world better than the one we found, the world can be a better place.
Listening to: Adore - Kalafina
Reading: El Economista - Marzo/Abril 2017
Watching: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, RWBY
Playing: Bravely Second, Super Mario 3D World
Eating: Mint Candy