New journal entry this soon but I just need to say this now 'cos it bothers me. This following is just my personal opinion, I have no meaning to offend anyone. It's just something that makes me sad.
I hate that this site is dying when it comes to cosplay. Or well to anything, people don't submit stuff anymore. People are leaving this site or no longer using it to submit cosplay photos and start to use other places (like some cosplay Facebook page or so).
I understand it in a way. Facebook or Tumblr are more popular than this site, it's more easier to network and there are more people to see your work and so on. Even I have Tumblr for cosplays 'cos you can upload multiply photos in same post and I put behind the scene photos there 'cos I think I don't want fill my DA with those.
And I know I had some hiatus time here but I like this site a lot and now that I see people stop using this site, I want to keep this site alive. So I link photos in Tumblr here if I can. I know I have kinda made same thing with Tumblr what people do with cosplay FBs but I want to keep this as primary.
When I get into new anime/manga/game/tv series/whatever, I firstly come to this site to search cosplayers. Next thing is Youtube, I love good skits or just random videos ;v; And I do that while being into that and if I'm planning cosplay, I come here to see what others have done. Like now I at times check if there are new cosplays from Haikyuu!! and Les Mis.
It makes me sad that there aren't that many new photos coming as there used to. When there was con in Finland, there would be lot of photos submitted to this site. Nowadays hardly anyone does that. People have blogs, FBs, etc. which they update ; (
I don't know, this is probably just unavoidable, just evolution of Internet. Even I have "abandon" some site and mostly use just Tumblr, this site, Twitter and Youtube nowadays (if you don't count site I read manga or watch series). Maybe this is something that can't be stopped and this is just something that makes me sad 'cos this site is were I came through cosplay and this site is one I have primary for cosplay. So I don't want to see this site dying but that will probably happen. Even so, I'll keep submiting my cosplay photos here and comment others cosplays whom still use this site. This will always be one of sites I check everyday multiply times.
I'm sorry for the rant, I just needed to get this out from my chest.
Listening to: Imaginaerum: The Score - Deeper down
Reading: Haikyuu!!, daisuga fics, Neil Gaiman book
Playing: Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, FF Type-0