For this question, I’ll use a metaphor. There are two different kind of hates: one is like an iceberg with a visible but tiny part, and the other is a giant part that is not visible but present.
The visible part is something that you can see and that your followers notice too, which is like comments/unlikes. I received a lot of bad comments on my pictures and I still continue to receive some of them. I remove them continually because I don't want people who could enjoy the pics and what I’m doing to feel attacked by these stupid comments. That’s the best thing to do I think.
The invisible part is more like all the bad messages I receive. Honestly, I already have a hard time keeping up with all the good messages I receive, so I don’t give any attention to the bad ones. The invisible part is also the unfollow that my various accounts get when I post [Neptune] pics. With Facebook, for example, you can check what kind of reactions your pictures get, like the people that click on "do not show this kind of publication," "unlike the page," "report the pic," etc. For each Sailor Neptune pic I post, I lose a lot of followers and get many bad reactions. This is proof that what I do is not accepted by a lot of people. Maybe the people I've attracted since 2011 with cosplay were less open-minded that I thought.
But I’m happy to have made the decision to do this costume and I have many more that I want to do (I already began to work on another one)! This was, with no hesitation, one of my best decisions. This is like an big, fan-base clean-up. I prefer to attract people that are open-minded and ready for all the craziness I could do!
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