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I thought to myself: I should leave an inscrutable goodbye no one will EVER find or care about. Brilliant! ^_^
I'm bowing out. The passion that I had always used to outlet on my cosplay, the drive to recreate and relive passions, loves, hopes, and despairs, I have funneled and intensified into something different, but also I find, more rewarding.
The only draw back is that it's solitary work. With this, I find there is no small imp of ambition which tends to poison creativity with mediocrity symptomatic of fear. Still there's no one there to pat you on the back when you finish a particularly hard paragraph or witticism, except perhaps that Kali-like muse that plagues us all.
What I'm trying to say is that I'm going to miss the instant feedback and supportive forum that is (can be) cosplay. It really did lift my heart to get a PM from someone or a message in my gallery saying I helped inspire them to do something creative, be it costume, wig-making, or just even an idea on a detail I was happy to see they noted. I really did find it encouraging and sweet when someone would send me a short letter saying how they just plain liked my costumes. For all those people who took the time out of their day to encourage others, I thank you, and hope you'll continue doing so. I always appreciated it, without pretense or chagrin, every time. ^_^ And to all those who inspired me and continue to inspire others, thank you. ^_^
I felt like I owed it to all the messages I was sending off to the void, to let the authors know I didn't brush them away on a whim, but absorbed them, to carry me on in other outlets where I find myself holding a (figurative) pistol to my own head from self-doubt with one hand, crippling my ability to write with the other.
In other words: Thank you, and goodbye ^_^
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