-------I Quit KH-------
As in, I won't be cosplaying it or filming KH stuff anymore.
I've lost all love for the fandom, to be honest. I know I said that after DT15 I'd still take part in occasional skits, and maybe attend the odd convention in KH gear, but I'm going to go ahead and do a total 180 on that, and say no. This is it. I'm over Kingdom Hearts.
From the moment Demyx Time hit it off, I kind of knew that I was likely to be type-casted forever as a Kingdom Hearts cosplayer. At the time, I loved KH, so I was fine with that. But I changed, I grew, and like almost all things, my fandoms changed.
It's incredibly frustrating to try and branch into new fandoms as a cosplayer/youtuber, and still have SO many people have to tie it back to KH. Like, for example, the Nick/Ellis video that Jenn recently posted.
"Oh hey, it's Dennis's box cousin!"
"Omg Kelly must be playing Riku's uncle or something!"
"Jenn slipped into her Demyx voice for a moment there!"
We've had SO many of these comments now.... and it's got to the point of me wanting to scream "JUST LET IT GO, FFS". No, not every box in the world with a face on it is somehow a Dennis reference. No, not every character with a southern accent is somehow related to Riku's family. And no, NO voice that Jenn does sounds like her Demyx voice!
Don't get me wrong, I'm not quitting KH purely because of these comments. They're merely something of a "straw that broke the camels back", y'know? Long story short is just that I don't have any enthusiasm whatsoever for the Kingdom Hearts stories or characters any more. It was HUGE fun while it lasted, but all good things come to an end. I don't get any pleasure out of cosplaying Axel, Vexen or Sora any more, and constant comments that pin me to those characters, along with the inevitable "When is DT15 coming out?" on everything we do has just ended my love of the fandom entirely.
So yeah. Consider this my official notice, guys. I'm handing in my resignation, so to speak. I quit doing Kingdom Hearts cosplay. Thanks for the good times, but that chapter has ended. If you only watch me for hopes of me posting KH pictures, you may as well hit the unwatch button now, as it isn't going to happen.
This also applies to Jenn/Tealpirate. Jenn feels exactly the same as me regarding this. For her, it's probably even MORE frustrating, as the time she puts into filming and editing non-KH stuff is always marred by people either commenting with a mere 'when is demyx time coming out', or relating everything she does back to KH. I think this whole thing has been stressing Jenn out even more than it has for me. So yes, both Jenn and I are out of the KH scene.
-------The Other Stuff-------
On the plus side, this provides Jenn and I with a rather good opportunity.
You see, Jenn finishes University very soon, and has to move out of student halls. She's temporarily moving back in with her mum. During that time she'll begin her job hunt...
...and Jenn and I will begin our epic search for a new house.
Yep, we've been looking forward to this for quite some time now, as Jenn and I are desperate to move in together permanently. So, with our getting out of KH cosplay in mind, this does give us an excellent opportunity to raise some money to go towards this venture.
Jenn and I will be selling our KH cosplays and props at some point, after she's settled and has less on our plate. Everything we make from selling them will be shoved in our joint account and go towards our move. It makes me happy that something we loved will be going towards something more long-term for us both
So yeah, in the not-so-distant future, expect to see us advertising our costumes/wigs/weapons for sale
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