Today marks the day that Issue #8 of Batman Incorporated titled "R.I.P." is released. It marks the death of my favorite Robin. I don't have a picture to do my feeling regarding this justice, nothing I have even comes close.
As much as I keep telling myself not to care, because it's the reboot and I keep seeing everything that happens in the reboot as a bad fanfic...I can't help but find myself getting torn up over this. Damian was the character that got me back into comic books. The Grant Morrison run of Batman and Robin sparked something in me that I hadn't felt in years, it recaptured my love of Batman and American comic books heroes that had gotten lost somewhere along the way.
I loved watching Damian transform from this selfish brat to a well rounded character that was finally starting to grasp who he was and where he stood in the world now that he was a Robin (Not that he would admit he was ever lost in the first place.)
But then the universe was rebooted and I had to watch all the progress Damian had made fly out the window...and in turn I stopped reading DC comics. But having Damian regress if far different from having Damian die; and though I try and ignore everything that makes me angry about the reboot I just can't seem to ignore it this time. I'm heart broken--even if it is comic books and he'll will most likely come back to life. It just makes me feel like even Damian's creators have given up on him--a prevalent theme in the kid's life.
Maybe it's a little too much for me to feel this way for a comic book character. A work of fiction, able to be twisted and bent by the whims of whomever is writing him. But the brat wormed his way into my heart and I just don't think it's time for him to go.
Robin (Damian Wayne)................................................
It was literally just yesterday I was telling my very grief stricken friend that New52 was just a really horrible fanfic (coincidence or what!?) But still, HOW DARE THEY KILL OFF DAMIAN. (Fantastic cosplay, by the way!)
You are not the only one who feels this way. I have gone on several rants myself over this. It was a stupid decision and should never have happened in the comics regardless of what they planned from the beginning for Damian.
"All information on my costumes can be found in their respected folders in my gallery. c:"
That's listed on my front page. You can find out all you need to know about the mask if you take the time out to look. Please understand I get asked this at least 5 times every time I upload a Robin picture. It's very frustrating when the information is readily available for everyone.
It's really obnoxious to type that up every time I add it to the photo and actually distracts from what I'm trying to focus the attention on when I upload the photo, so I won't. It drags attention away from the photo as a whole and focus' only on the mask which is only a piece of the project, so to speak--and when my mask is the only thing that seems to really get attention anyway, that's disheartening.
I see where you're coming from. If you did want to have a blurb about where to find directions, etc you could type up an excerpt on Notepad and just copy and paste it. That's how i utilize my keywords.
Just a suggestion.
Keep up the great cosplay. Mask or no mask, you still do an amazing job! :thumbsup;
Don't apologize for what you feel. When you grow fond of a character, whether it be television, comics, books, etc., and they are killed off like Damian is going to be (or was if the issue is already out), it's natural to feel upset. When you connect deeply with a character, you feel as if a part of you goes when they do (at least that's how I feel). Damian meant a lot to you, even if he is a fictional character. So, don't think it's weird, we've all been there at some point.
Also, your cosplay is awesome and I agree that the Batman reboot sucks.
In the Bat Family people have a tendency to not stay dead for long. Fingers Crossed! I really think they will bring him back; I think it would dumb not to bring him back. Even if they don't the reboot is horrible and nothing in it should be taken to heart. Damian will always be in my heart as the little twerp who was going to be an amazing hero. I hope he was the chance to be the Hero we all know he is <3
I never got into the comics, but from what I've heard and seen, I liked Damian a lot. Most of the people I met that liked Batman never knew about him (or the other Robins) and it makes me sad. Your phenomenal cosplay made me appreciated Damian's character even more. I hope you can get through this.