This is a journal I didn't want to make but I have to, despite me feeling crappy about it.
If you guys recall - Back in March on the 29th, I won a contest where I got the choice to have any MMPR helmet based on the original 5. I chose Red because I'm a bit predictable. I sent my shipping info to Legacy Concepts & he told me the helmet would get made and shipped out after 6 weeks.
6 weeks pass, and I send him a message asking for a shipping update. He sent me a message saying that he had made a new mold for the helmet and that it was gonna take a bit longer. I then got messaged by the person who set up the contest/Pink Assassin, who told me that not only does Legacy Concepts work on helmets, but he also works at a body shop too which can tell why some helmets were on the back burner.
I told Pink Assassin I apologized and I wouldn't message Legacy Concepts anymore/After she asked me not to and that all communication about the helmet was to be made through her.
That was back around the first week of May. Through out June & July, I saw posts of Legacy Concepts' helmet work and I liked/commented on them, loving the helmet work. I especially liked this one gallery he made of an MMPR Black cosplay trying to hitch a ride to San Diego Comic Con. When I commented on these posts, I almost NEVER brought up the helmet at all, me knowing well that he was working on it and that I was looking forward to it, especially with it being so close to my Birthday too.
And then comes this week. Pink Assassin messaged me privately on Twitter/She had to follow me in order to make the Direct Messaging work. She told me that Legacy Concepts said that I was bugging him about the helmet and that the deal for the helmet was off & that I wasn't gonna get the helmet anymore. She finished the message with apologizing & that she wishes there was something she could do about it.
If that wasn't a swift smack to the face, I don't know what is. I'm not mad at Pink Assassin, and I'm not mad at Legacy Concepts. I'm mad at myself because I feel like I've done something wrong. I told a few of my closest friends,
& DannyBoy to name a few, and they both told me the same thing - That since I was only commenting & liking the posts recently/Danny especially looked through the Legacy Concepts FaceBook page himself, they told me that nothing's my fault & I didn't do anything wrong.
I sent Legacy Concepts one final message, and here's what I wrote to him:
"I respect the work you've done for all of the people & PR actors who needed helmets for their appearances. I was just commenting on your posts and liking them & I barely brought up the helmet when I commented. If I bugged you in any way, I do greatly apologize. If this is the end, then that is OK and I will look elsewhere. Thank you for your time."
And all of this before my birthday. How shitty is that? Anyway, I found a secondary way to get a helmet: aniki-cosplay.myshopify.com/co…
Yeah, Aniki's got a website where you can buy premade stuff from him directly. He told me that shipping it would take 3 to 4 months. This is because Aniki lives in Indonesia and that the Customs office can be a bit of a pain in the ass.
I gotta save up the money for it but hey, at least this time, I'll feel like I've earned this helmet.
Anyway, what are your thoughts about this whole thing?
Also, don't harass Pink Assassin or Legacy Concepts about this. I don't want this small thing to become a huge-ass problem later on. This is part of my personality - 1, I don't wanna start fights. 2, I don't wanna get into the middle of fights. and finally 3, I don't wanna have to end fights.