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I'd Love to See You Out of That Cosplay

Originally posted by crankyethans

Request: Hi. This is my first request so IDK for sure if I’m doing it correctly, but any chance you can make a part 2 to the ‘Falling’ in love one you made for Crankgameplays? It was really good.

Summary: This picks up where “‘Falling’ In Love” leaves off. Reader’s phone gets bombarded with notifications after Ethan tweets about her and they run into each other again ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )

You can find part one here

A/N: Hey guys, sorry I didn’t post all day even though I said I would, I was social for once. Anyway here she is! As always anything in italics is usually the inner thoughts of a character. Hope you enjoy this one! I was super excited to write this and I’m pretty happy with the outcome!

Wordcount: 1094, bit longer than the first

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Can we talk about Undertale?

I love UndertaleWell…kinda… The game at least. The game was amazing. I will probably never play it again but I still loved it. I used to make a lot of Undertale art because I got into the fandom and got to be a part of many great things along meeting some really lovely people.

Now I haven’t made anything with Undertale for a while. Why? Because the fandom I used to be in evolved into something I couldn’t keep up with. I was slowly falling behind and some day I realized that I was in a whole other place than most of those I got to know. It was my own fault because I guess I was never as deep into the fandom as those around me, or managed to socialize with enough people. Even fandoms can feel lonely. My social anxiety have become really bad during the past year, which tend to make me look like/seem as if I don’t have interest in people – and if you were any of those that felt left behind by me – I’m sorry. I never lost interest, I’m just extremely shy and afraid of what people think of me and my works. Again – my own fault. One of my flaws.

What Undertale did for me was that it got me back into drawing. I have never been drawing so much or progressing as fast as now – since Undertale fanart was what got me back into art after an on-and-off hiatus caused by lack of time and inspiration, energy and a crippling depression. I tried to make people happy with my art, but no matter how many requests I filled it was never enough, not to mention that people started to steal my art and sell it on eBay. Someone even tried to steal my cosplay. Those things hurt but I thought I didn’t want to waste time fighting it so I just let it happen.

What really hurt though, was that after posting my very first few pieces of original artwork a little later on this summer, people wrote to me minutes after uploading if I had left the Undertale fandom and if “I could just draw undertale pls”. And unfortunately it kept going on. People got mad at me for turning down requests – thinking it was stupid that I didn’t just draw what they asked FOR FREE. There were some PM incidents and more art theft as well. Can’t I simply ignore these people? Well I did for the most part - but this became a daily thing..I couldn’t ignore the fact that people from the community that I loved so deeply would treat me so badly. While fighting a devastating depression I didn’t exactly take things as lightly as other might have. It just struck me with great sadness that people would be so selfish, time upon time, upon time and again.

So I guess it’s time to say goodbye.

Why? Because this fandom has become toxic to me, slowly killing every moment of joy I experienced within in. I’m backing out while I still feel love towards the original game at least. If we ever talked and had fun, then I enjoyed it – then you are not any of these selfish and childish people that ruined it for me. By ruined I mean that I almost can’t watch any fanart of Undertale anymore without cringing – it is horrible and it makes me feel like an idiot. And I don’t want to just blame other people for my situation because, hey, it happened this way, not just because of the way that they acted towards me but also because of the way I received it. This fandom has some incredible people in it but I have encountered so many childish people as well and eventually it felt like they were everywhere. I should probably have reached out and talked to someone, but I let them ruin it for me instead.

So thank you if you were ever part of this journey with me – if you sometimes just said hello because you thought I was nice and not because you wanted something from me. Thank you. And if you ever write me again, then don’t be afraid if I answer very short headed of anything in that regard – I’m just extremely scared of what you might be thinking of me, and my way to deal with that is to pull away completely from people – making everything even worse. I probably stalked your blog even more than you thought I did because I really liked you guys.

Thank you again for the time – I had fun too.

With that said I will start working on some personal projects. I will never say that this time in the fandom was for nothing because I did actually manage to get friends. I’m just posting my own stuff now (at least until I am struck with a new fandom) and if you don’t want to be a part of that then thank you for the time you were here ❤ If you want to stay and see what I’m going to do with my art now, I will be very happy to have you tag along on this journey~!

Remember that I don’t bite - I’m just extremely shy and introvert.

So, a while ago I made this disneybound outfit. All and all, the reception has been pretty nice, but there’s an issue I’ve been trying to swallow for about a year now and I just can’t be quiet anymore. I’ve asked in pretty plain terms that people please not steal the concept or try to recreate it, but there have been multiple occasions where that’s been entirely disregarded. Needless to say, as someone who worked hard on my own ideas and with my own hands to put it together, it’s a little disconcerting. I just need to get this off my chest and out into the open.

Creating (art, making stuff, all that goodness) is where I find a lot of my fulfillment in life, so it’s really validating when people give something I do recognition. I spent a long time thinking up and slowly bringing the pieces of this together. This all stems from my passion for Peter Pan and his story and styles I personally relate to. I did what I felt make sense for Peter and what felt natural for me to wear. I was glad it showed since people seemed to like it.

What I wasn’t so thrilled with was when I saw comments or received asks upon asks of this nature (and this is just a handful):

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I try to be polite, I answer these things privately if not brush them off.  I never wanted to evoke the forces of social justice, so I never called anyone out despite how much seeing people steal the idea upset me. It’s not that I wish I would have put anyone on blast, but I’d be lying if I said I don’t regret not trying harder to address these people. Why? Because then I received this: 

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I really appreciated this tumblr user for giving the heads up, but it was pretty disheartening to hear the news. What happens mere hours after?

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Hmm… Coming to me because you know someone called you out on it and then apologizing after the fact you did something totally makes it okay. By the way, I checked out their page, and of the pics I saw they had up there, I saw not so much as a mention of them being inspired by anyone, much less a link back or anything like that. This was just one of many to follow. 

Just going into the tag “punk Peter Pan” or “Peter Pan cosplay” reveals more cases the longer you scroll. Most others I’ve either seen on Peter Pan blogs I follow. None of these people (ones that are blatant copies, that is) asked permission, or if they did, they completely ignored that I asked that they please don’t try to remake what I did. As you can see, people like to use the line “I’ll give credit!” Like that softens the blow. I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t see one mention of me or the PeterLily account on any of the photos anyone’s uploaded. On a few occasions, I contacted some of the people who did this, asking that at the very least they could link back, make mention of their inspiration, something. Not one replied.

But it’s flattery that someone should want to remake your design! Not to me. Flattery would be a nice compliment, or some art, making a skin on Animal Crossing (someone did that and it was adorable)? I don’t know, but things of that nature. To me, recreating the outfit for some convention isn’t about complimenting me, it’s about other people complimenting you as though you came up with it yourself. So, uh, this argument isn’t doing anything to convince me.

I don’t want people attacking those who’ve done this, just for everyone who has or would to know what it is they’re doing through their actions of blatant disregard. It’s insulting, hurtful and makes people not want to put anything up. Think of this as art theft.

It doesn’t matter if you feel entitled to something (something someone else made for themselves, not for you) or if you think someone is being defensive in ways you don’t understand. If the artist makes their wishes clear, you should respect them.

This outfit is just one case that happens more often than anything else. Both myself and Venia have seen several occasions where an attempt to take one idea or another was made. The small stuff we try not to sweat, but when it keeps happening, I think we’re within our rights to defend ourselves. We don’t own characters or themes, we didn’t invent existing styles, but for all the articles and accessories we made ourselves, those are ours. You can do a punk inspired Peter Pan outfit! By all means, have fun, but don’t rip off the one I designed.

There’s a level of trust people put into strangers on the internet when they post their art, whatever form it may be. It’s exciting to create, and you naturally want to share it with others. However, it’s meant to be enjoyed within the parameters of respect. Just because someone puts something of theirs up because they wanted to share what they made with the world, does NOT mean you are entitled to take it as your own.

It’s sad this has made me second guess sharing what I do, but I’m 300% done. I’m allowed to be mad that people have taken something I made, and I am. So yeah. People, be kind to others. Consider integrity might be worth a little more than you getting a shallow compliment for something you didn’t even design. Thanks for anyone who actually read through this long time coming rant, feels good to get it out.

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Today was another busy day at another doujinshi event! More specifically, the second Nagisa Approach at Zero Hour, or the Rei and Nagisa only event! Right next to us was the second uke!Rin only event, but…. Er.

Anyway, I went with paranormowl and jap-year bright and early! Maybe too bright and early. We got there at 8:30 a.m…… Around 10 or so, sunyshore joined our party! (The event didn’t start until 11 a.m. lol)

In the end, I bought 36 books. Exactly 2/3 of those 36 books are personal purchases though. Jfc, I really did not hold back at all today. ORZ

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