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Please wipe your feet before stepping on me [May. 28th, 2004|12:04 am]
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Oh those crazy cosplayers ~! I'm always impressed at how much effort goes into this type of thing. Maybe it's just me, but I think she would probably be a better Gackt cosplayer (from a look alike standpoint)
Hyde cosplayer

Hrmmm. A friend posted a picture of an American cosplayer, and all these comments got posted "OMG OMG" because she was a large person. Is there some type of weight standard for a cosplayer? Admittedly, I've joked that Duel Jewel must have been frightened because cosplayers in Japan are cute girls & here, they are often big guys who don't shower & Live in their parent's basements.. I must wonder, in the geekiest of all geeky things (which are cons and congoers.. and oh Please, stop looking at me like that)... is there also some fat person bias?
Oh well there goes another comment which may alienate me again from most of the people reading this..

Instant chatting with a friend yesterday, she told me that she hates that I will complain about things and yet remain a 'doormat'. Hrmm It made me think, (as I don't see myself as a 'doormat')
#1 - It made me wonder if I complain too much.. I think complaining can be lethal and creates a spiral of negative energy that is hard to avoid...

I know that I'm a very passive person, and in fact - it's always my intention to not be aggressive, I don't care if that's in fashion or not. Do really aggressive people (or people who have a more in your face approach) get really irritated by personality types like me? For the most part, I've felt that my happiness or misery is created by my own reaction to things. Sure, a coworker can be annoying, but for me I think the key is in how I behave - I really shouldn't focus on their behavior as much as my own.. Well, I know that becoming a more aggressive and dominant type personality is just not in my being, it's not.. However, I will think about complaining less.. Really, who wants to hear that?

A lovely Jiyuu he no shotai wp - Thanks to Cats & Hyden ciel!


Hugs to all the friends who are A-kon bound... ^0^ & once again tries to sneak in on the family huggy goodness that is sedefendendo Beats away anyone who wants to take away your lj...

[User Picture]From: driftingwind
2004-05-28 05:55 am (UTC)
I'm usually a more passive person as well. I usually avoid direct confrontation as much as possible. But when I get really really upset, I would explode, and it makes things worse.

So I try to be assertive but not aggressive. Saying thnigs in a non-confrontational way while making the point that I'm not happy with how things go. :| It is not easy.
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[User Picture]From: misatojaganshi
2004-05-28 06:33 am (UTC)
oh there is total bias in the cosplay comm about large ppl...but then again thats like saying that non-white ppl shoudln't cosplay anime characters, because seriously how many black anime characters are they? i can think of like 2 max from anime that i've seen...then again i don't watch that much anime anymore *shurg*

but my problem wasn't with her cosplay which i think came out really nice, the problem was with how vastly unhealthy this person looked, i mean seriously it can't be good for anyone to be that obese!!! i swear she needs some lypo and to go on a diet, i just imagine how much her bones are suffering @.@

BUT they are cosplayers out there with less than ideal body types who choose to do some very obscene cosplays where everything is hanging out, i think it's because of ppl like that, that there is a general back lash against fat cosplayers, and most of the time they do really half assed cosplays in the first place. @.@;
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[User Picture]From: mitsuchan
2004-05-28 09:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, a lot of people look down on "fat cosplayers" but I say screw that crap. Cosplaying (in my opinion) is about having fun. There's no way I can look EXACTLY who I'm trying to emulate (either I don't have HUGE anime eyes or um, I'm not a Japanese man *cough*) but in any case, it's about your love of that character/person, not if you can look exactly like them :\ I'm a little chunky and I still like to cosplay. Of course, my size influences who I AM willing to cosplay o__o No spandex/latex/belly-baring sort of things for me, you know? Of course I've seen my share of cosplayers that made me go "WHAT were they THINKING!?" but I guess it's about one's personal taste and sense of discretion >_> I like to dress as Hyde and get my hair styled like him even though I'm a pudgy white girl, maybe that makes me GROSS OMG to other fans, but hey whatever.
And dude, you don't complain too much that I've noticed o_o *squish* You an be non-confrontational and not be a doormat. I should know! I'm not too terribly confrontational either n.n And your statement: or the most part, I've felt that my happiness or misery is created by my own reaction to things is RIGHT ON. You really seem to have your head screwed on straight :3
(long comment omg)
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[User Picture]From: violetcloud
2004-05-28 11:31 am (UTC)

lazy but still sincere...

ditto to everything you said about being passive (i would elaborate, but forgive my laziness...)

and to the whole "fat cosplayers" thing, honestly i dont see a problem except for when extremely large people wanna play as... i dunno, lum or faye or someone else in really skimpy clothing- but the same thing for "skinny cosplayers" its just that some things are inappropriate

otherwise, i dont know why theyre looked down on. i dont think cosplays about trying to look exactly like the person youre playing as, its about having fun and showing your appreciation for the character/jrocker/whoever. it pisses me off when people say "iww her/his costume looks nothing like..." i think cosplayers should just celebrate their mutual dorkdom, lol. having a good costume and "skinner" body doesnt make you cooler than someone who doenst
(and when i say "you" i mean those people who are uptight about who should/shouldnt cosplay ect.)
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[User Picture]From: sedefendendo
2004-05-28 11:23 pm (UTC)
yeah well, i hop in here everyday while its on and type in my lj, and it still comes up, banned banned banned..........

so i will continue to hop on this way!
i shant let it get me!

thanks for thinking of me, big big squishy almost gross hugs to you!
have a great day and weekend!
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