Hi everyone! I spent twenty minutes trying to come up with a catchy title for this post, but I couldn’t come up with anything. Last week, my good friend Nightshade 316, wrote a blog post that I found moving and powerful that I had to share it in regards to Chester Bennington. Here it is, word for word.
On Chester Bennington, music, and why this hurts so much.
I tried to make a YouTube video about this yesterday, but the volume on my cellphone (yes, that’s what I use) was giving me fits. Plus, as it turned out, I nearly went nuclear on this one colossal deformed orangutan of a “person” for popping off at the mouth, so I decided to wait until today to post this. Besides, my blog gets more views than my YouTube channel, so this will (hopefully) get to a wider audience.
Only a few people know the story of the breakup between me and my ex-girlfriend Mimi. Oddly enough, after the breakup, the story went on for months. It was mostly me. I was the one trying to stay friends and find out the truth about things. But honestly I should have know when she got more tight-lipped and I had to drag the truth out of her. For the longest, I decided to keep this under wraps due to privacy between us and everyone else involved. But if seems that some people like to tell my business and that end results of this took a serious emotional strain on me to where I couldn’t take it anymore. So I guess now that I’ve let all of this sink in, I can tell my side of things.
Thursday night, I get a text from my friend Claire. She said that due to a life-changing event that we shouldn’t be friends anymore. It’s far and few that I receive a message like that. My heart was racing, I felt the blood drain from my face. I was panicking, trying to figure out what I did that caused this to happen.
It’s not often I get praise for the things that I do. When it does happen, I get all odd and awkward about it, for I am not used to it. And I feel humbled. I always say that I am doing my job. Early this year when I uploaded my con photos, I saw a spike in the number of likes and comments. Seeing that made me smile. I knew that people out there enjoyed the work that I love doing. I don’t cherry pick when it comes to cosplayers. I try to hit as many I can for photos if they’re not in a rush or inconvenienced. If I am inspired, I’ll do an impromptu photoshoot (it has happened a few times).