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You're Gonna Carry that Weight by SoloGrayson You're Gonna Carry that Weight by SoloGrayson
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.

Series:
Batman



Cosplayers


Robin (Damian Wayne)................................................:iconsolo-dono:






Photographer.............................................LJinto [link]




Photo taken at: Youmacon 2012


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:iconhipyl:
hipyl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
holy captain crunch crouchrockets! batman! lol this is awsome
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Nerd-XMan06 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Awesome cosplay.
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:iconc-johnson462:
C-Johnson462 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice title.
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:iconbasic0111:
basic0111 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
nice job
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:icondawningwings:
DawningWings Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you mind if I use this picture for my charcoal drawing for my Draw and Paint class?
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Feel free! I'd love to see a picture of it afterwards!
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:icondawningwings:
DawningWings Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Otay!
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a1984niceguy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he wont be dead long ,
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HEEROFLUFFY Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I agree... Also poor dick....
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:icondawn-writer:
Dawn-Writer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I never really liked Damian at first, but I've learned to love him as time has gone on. Now I'm really upset that they're killing him off. He will be greatly missed.
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Darth-Chaltab Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
They've done this twice before.

They both got better...

(Damian :( )
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:iconjokester4:
Jokester4 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
I felt the same way when they killed Duela Dent (The Joker/Jokesters daughter)....
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:iconciate:
ciate Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
great robin!
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:iconignitinglights:
IgnitingLights Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student General Artist
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!)
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:iconzelosirving:
ZelosIrving Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student
Im still crying because of this jgposoehp ;____;
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive look wow!!
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:icondeedraws:
DeeDraws Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I gave up reading DC comics over the reboot too :( All the stuff that I personally loved in my comics just wasn't there anymore.
But we can still love comics and we'll always have the books that we liked :)
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SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's very true. I just...Damian was still pretty new when the reboot happened...so I already own everything with him in it from before the reboot. :c
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DeeDraws Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i totally feel you :(
While I feel that Gail Simone can do no wrong, I still miss Oracle SO MUCH. hang in there buddy
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:iconkuraiyoukai:
KuraiYoukai Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
; n; I want to read it... Ugh *Grabby hands*
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Do me a favor and don't buy it. Just find it and download it....or read it in the store. Don't give them any money for this. >:C
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pokerfacedcat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I hate new 52.... I was just happy there was some dick and damian interaction
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Me too.

THE GOOD OLD DAYS!
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:iconstardustdragon794:
StardustDragon794 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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.
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SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I agree!

Especially when we've seen this before. It's the the first time Bruce hasn't been able to get to his Robin in time to save them. Hello Jason~?
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StardustDragon794 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
exactly
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:iconthelusir:
theLUsir Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What's your mask made out of?
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ten Thousand Tears.
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:iconthelusir:
theLUsir Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're too poetic for your own good. (-_- )
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
"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.
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:iconthelusir:
theLUsir Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd suggest you paste that clause on the photos. I read it to make sure I wasn't asking an answered question. Looks like I was looking in the wrong place! :)

Thanks though.
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SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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.
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:iconthelusir:
theLUsir Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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;
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Twin-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
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. :)
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SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Aw you're such a sweet heart. ;w;

Thanks so much for not feeling crazy and for the comment. It means a lot. I love your guys' cosplay!
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Twin-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Anytime m'dear. :)

And thank you for the lovely comment! :heart:
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mq0 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I feel for you I am really torn up by Damian's death even if I know he was never real. Feel like I lost a friend.

The death was always going to happen according to Morrison even pre New 52 comics in his Batman run had hints it was going to happen. This was beyond the reboot.

Our only hope to see Damian is when Morrison writes Multiversity one of the Earths was going to have an alternate Damian. Even then he may be different.

That is great cosplay.
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PsychoticLaughter Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this pic and all I said was "YES!"
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:iconfirenationcosplay:
FireNationCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
You make an amazing Damian Solo :)
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks so much! I try really hard for this cosplay. That probably sound weird. But it's true.
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:iconfirenationcosplay:
FireNationCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
That's not weird at all! We all understand the need to make a cosplay perfect :)
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:iconbluenightskiie:
BlueNightskiie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand your feels, but don't worry, there is hope... :iconbrohugplz:
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Batbrat17 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
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
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:iconaskdamianwayne:
AskDamianWayne Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Reason: Not wanting to age Bruce and force him into retirement since Damian has to age someday too ???
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Seems logical.

Or they're just lazy.
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:iconaskdamianwayne:
AskDamianWayne Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
They probably are too lazy.
Many changes is many work eh..
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:iconparisthedragon:
paristhedragon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
w-wait DAMIAN DIED!?!?!??!?
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yes. He was killed today.
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:iconparisthedragon:
paristhedragon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
D,:
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:iconblackrougeraven:
BlackRougeRaven Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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. :hug:
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