THIS IS ACTUALLY PROBABLY MY FAVORITE PICTURE FROM THE ENTIRE OTAKON WEEKEND.
I met this adorable Lissa cosplayer (who unfortunately doesn’t have a tumblr) at one of the shoots and she asked me for a hug. Of course I obliged, because Owain loves his mom, and my friend happened to snap a picture of it at the perfect time.
EDIT: Lissa got a tumblr! You can find her here!
I have/had a TON of vampires and werewolves, in varying stages of embarrassing preteen fantasy. Here’s a brief run-down (I don’t know if I actually want to do anything with most of them, but remembrance is important):
On the werewolf side, Ana the ninjawhathaveyou from a couple sets back was a longtime avatar of mine, as well as a grumpy black wolf who is occasionally still referenced in Adventure Quest. I also had three semi-werewolves (the mom looked more like a saluki) that I referred to collectively as the Corinthian Werewolves; they were refugees from something, having come to America as children, and the older brother was a lawyer. Other than that, I don’t really recall. Dingo, from a few more sets back, was also a werewolf once upon a time. My most recent wolf, in whom I am most currently interested, is called Una Whelan. I met her in a dream, and am working on her story, Wolf in a China Shop (title pending).
Speaking of Wolf in a China Shop, my two most recent vampires are a pair of siblings called Zhen Zhi and Heng Jian. They run an antique shop/black market business in an afterdark semi-Chinatown aimed at myths, monsters, and fairy tale beings. Zhen Zhi is the one who turned Una, in a complicated ritual born partially of odd dream logic and partially of old, old myths I once read about. Similar to Una’s atypicality, I also once had a dream-born vampire called Percy McLaine. He was a truck driver who nearly died in a rural town infested by newblood vampires, and was saved by a fatherly psychic vampire dog who had long ago been turned by his loving master, since killed. The two of them then set about to free the area from the vampire menace. I’m sure I had others, but the oldest I can recall was a guy I once dressed as for Halloween, for lack of better preparation—he was called Clyde because I wanted to give a sleek, modern-typical vampire a rough-sounding name. Other than that, he was pretty typical, using his pretty face and ill-gotten funds to throw take advantage of lax party guests at lavish, Victorian mansion get-togethers.
I suggest all females watch this.
*i suggest all humans watch this.
THIS SHOULD BE REQUIRED WATCHING FOR ALL HUMANS
I’m a 17 year old white guy living in middle class America. I’ve never exactly been a supporter of feminism because that kind of thing has never really affected me personally. I don’t notice it and I don’t care about it. But in nine minutes this video has made what is truly a serious problem extremely apparent. Those “why I need feminism” posts or those slut-shaming or rape culture campaigns never convince me of anything. But this video actually did I think.
tl;dr This video kicks ass, just watch it.
This is the most amazing thing I’ve seen all year and every person should see this
PSA: THIS VIDEO IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TAKING A MOMENT TO VIEW IT.
(Source: dave-bowman, via strawberrydykeri)
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)
Oh my god if you’re going to judge someone’s cosplay you better learn your fucking shit because this is Duela Dent you goddamn assholes.
Perpetually laughing over the fact that “real gamer/comic book nerd” males keep insulting women for cosplaying things they’ve never even heard of
who’s the “fake geek” now, fuckers?
Make it viral
WOULD YOU LIKE SOME ICE FOR THAT BURN MEME-MAKER
I’ve seen this and reblogged this before but i’ll do it again because “real nerds,” can be such fucking ass holes.
Always reblog nerds being put in their place.
(Source: cosplay-paradise, via commandertaggart)