This is just something I've been thinking about for a while... I usually don't like putting up journals like this, but I feel that I need to address this.
I really do appreciate the love and support from Banzai fans--I really do. As imperfect as we are, it's nice to know that we have been providing smiles to people around the world--literally. However, what concerns me are comments such as, "Oz is my favorite!" or "Oz is the best! Oh, everyone else is awesome, too."
To be honest, those comments make me a little uncomfortable because Banzai is not just about me. It's never been just about me (I'm disregarding the days where I started it off by myself because those don't really matter). Also, I would be nowhere near where I am today if it wasn't for ~SuperWeaselPrincess
's sewing technique, ~ChEsHiRe-K
's innovative ideas, or *ValdaValsha
's keen eye for detail and accuracy. Honestly. I say that with utmost sincerity. Those three are just as wonderful cosplayers, if not, more than me. To me, when someone plays favorites and openly expresses it about any of us, it's a bit disrespectful to the other members of *BanzaiProductions
. We're all on equal ground in this cosplay group because we're friends first before being cosplayers. No one person is above the other. We have our independence, yes, but if we're going to rise, then we rise together because we are a group.
I know I can't control the actions of our fans, but I just wanted to personally address this. I hope we, as *BanzaiProductions
, continue bringing smiles to you in the years to come.
(P.S. Happy Easter, everyone!)