BEFORE I READ THE HOPELESS MASQUERADE THING I WAS TRYING TO COMPLAIN TO MY MOM ABOUT SOMETHING BUT THEN I READ THE PART W/ THE FACT THAT FUCKING MAGUS NIGHT IS BACK AND I LOVE MAGUS NIGHT ITS SO AMAZING AND PLUS IT’S MARISA
I JUST COLLAPSED ON THE FLOOR AND AFTER THAT RAN INTO THE LIVING ROOM WITH MY LAPTOP YELLING “I DONT CARE ABOUT COMPLAINING ANYMORE ALL I CARE ABOUT IS MARISA”
IM IN FUCKING MT. MOON
I JUST WANTED A STUFFED OWL. or the happy dolphin next to it.
i knew i couldn’t get any of that stuff but i kept spending anyway. every time it would be placed over anything, it wouldn’t clamp down until it’s completely let go of the stuffed animal. i mean, that is some bs and i don’t like it….
You may have thought that was a happy dolphin, but was it really? Day after day that dolphin has to watch people play the game and you know what? They always go for that damn owl. Oh, the dolphin watches. He watches that claw, precariously hovering over him. And sometimes it stops right over him, and he just gets so excited. But then the claw inches just a bit over. The person was just trying to get it in position. That dolphin’s been the owl’s coworker for 30 years, the owl doesn’t even WANT to be won.
Tonight, while the stuffed owl is going to be playing with his stuffed kids and his loving stuffed wife, that dolphin is going to be drinking his sorrows away. Alone. With a stuffed gun. Maybe next time you’ll THINK before you drive a stuffed animal to suicide.
Ikea’s entertainment for the night.
I’m sorry but with no handbells this orchestra is a failure at being annoying
WHO’S THE MOTHERFUCKER CALLING VIOLINS ANNOYING
I FUCKING LOVE VIOLINS
Sorry Lupa, but I can’t side with you on this one. People are putting words into his mouth, because he said that there ARE girls out there that genuinely love geeky things, but that there are ALSO girls out there that are only trying to either get attention or take advantage of geeky guys.
He most certainly did NOT say that all girls are like that, only some, and that he’d seen it happen personally. You know what? I believe him! I know a girl or two at my old high school that were both rich enough to afford to go to a convention and terrible enough to take advantage of desperate and hormonally ridden teenage boys, and I live in a smallish town. Imagine how many of those types of girls exist in a city!
Strange, then, that I have gone to so many conventions and NEVER encountered this. Ever.
And even if such a thing DID exist, who the hell cares what reason they have for dressing up?
And you’ll notice that men NEVER, *EVER* get questioned about their status as a nerd or geek for their costuming.
And they certainly never fucking used terms like “slut” or “whore” like those in the comments are.
And on top of all of that, Harris was also so *kind* as to make disparaging remarks about body types.
Oh, and in Harris’ comments section? He also took the time out to post some transphobic remarks while he was at it.
Fuck Tony Harris. Fuck him with a rusty spoon.
Really? Because I’ve only been to one con in my life and I’ve already seen/met one of these girls. Every time I passed by all she was doing was posing, and later when I’d gotten some lunch, I noticed she was alone and drinking some water. I sat down next to her because I was on a mission to befriend everyone I met at this con, and not one piece of me was thinking beforehand that this girl could be faking or phony.
I asked her a couple questions regarding her costume, just being polite, then when I asked her about her opinion on a topic that literally everyone should have known (within the fandom we were at this con for), she paused and made up some BS. After realizing this I didn’t press any further, and she had more “adoring fans” to greet and pose for anyway.
So let me see if I got this right.
This unspecified girl dressed up as an unspecified character at an unspecified con for an unspecified fandom was asked an unspecified question for which the asker just assumesthat”literally everyone” in the fandom should be all up over, gave an unspecified unsatisfactory answer, and thus, Tony Harris is not a lying, projecting, body-shaming, transphobic, misogynist douchespatter with a lot of similar bottom-feeders patting him on the back for standing up to those mean mean vagina-havers who dare to enjoy things because clearly they cannot be and even if they are they shouldn’t because they’re not up to the standards of Tony Harris’s penis and the phenomenon of girls we assume are just mean and preying on poor geek boys is real because the asker knew some mean girls in high school oh noooooooooooooooooooes
Welp, sure seems legit to me!
Remember, when some creep comes up to you and interrogates you, you are required to answer him to his satisfaction.
#which is what it all boils down to of course #ladies are expected to be reading and willing to answer all of a male nerds questions #to be PLEASED guys are oggling her #because obs if she is upset people are staring she is just a ‘tease’ and there to mock nerds right? #obviously#ugh #HOW ARE PEOPLE REALLY THIS GROSS #also fuck off to the folks who interrogate you at cons #It’s the worst bs
Also, the comparison of women who do cosplay to sex workers in an attempt to disparage them (and use of the w-slur) is gross on separate levels.
I don’t get the logic of this fantasy men have of women dressing up just to “show off” to them. For gods sake, cosplay is expensive and time consuming! Why would someone waste their time making a costume (which also takes a lot of skill!), or their money buying a costume, just to go to convention and “prey” on the ~poor, vulnerable male geek~? People don’t have that much time on their hands, surely!
So, the only reason a girl might cosplay, is, and this may shock you, to tribute their favourite character, to have fun and to enjoy the fandom.
She’s not there for you, morons.
Do you know how hard it is to get male attention? It’s not that fucking hard and definitely not requiring all the work that goes into creating a cosplay.
I work at a convenience store and everyday at least one guy grossly suggests what he would like to do with me.
Guys, get the fuck over yourselves. I don’t play VG’s for male attention, I don’t wear costumes for it either, you want to know why? Because I have unwelcome male attention forced on me everyday. Most women do. We don’t have to “trick” you to get it.
“Many people believe geekdom is defined by a love of a thing, but I think — and my experience of geekdom bears on this thinking — that the true sign of a geek is a delight in sharing a thing. It’s the major difference between a geek and a hipster, you know: When a hipster sees someone else grooving on the thing they love, their reaction is to say “Oh, crap, now the wrong people like the thing I love.” When a geek sees someone else grooving on the thing they love, their reaction is to say “ZOMG YOU LOVE WHAT I LOVE COME WITH ME AND LET US LOVE IT TOGETHER.”
Any jerk can love a thing. It’s the sharing that makes geekdom awesome.”
People who decide others aren’t qualified to participate in something they themselves enjoy are hipsters, plain and simple. They don’t enrich their fandoms, the hoard them.
I was considering reblogging this and then the comment above had me sold.
I am happy for this clarification.
SEXISM IS OVER