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Warning: I say "fuck" sometimes. If this bothers you, you should probably not follow me.
your opinion doesn’t matter when you’re ugly
And yet you offer yours.
Sculptures by Livio Scarpella
"Your too fat."
"I didn’t know [insert character] was black!"
"Why don’t you do more black cosplays?"
"Cosplay to your size!"
"I don’t think that looks right on you, why don’t you cosplay [insert character] instead?"
"Why is [insert character] black? They’re not black in the show."
"You shouldn’t cross-play, it looks weird on you."
"Your boobs are too big for [insert character]."
To everyone who as ever posted a comment or question like this, my answer:
I am a black plus size female cosplayer, if you don’t like it… well honestly I don’t care. The more you comment like an idiot, the more it feeds my will power to prove I’m an amazing cosplayer, not matter what you say. I may have days, or even weeks when I feel down about myself, but that will never stop me from doing what I love. I may have large boobs, chubby stomach, double chin, hair on my face, dark spots around my face and body, and a flat butt, but I rock any cosplay I put on. So grow up, and get out of my face. <3
Some of my favorites are here, you did an amazing job cosplaying them!
FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
By Andy Khouri
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”
That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?
Honest question, dudes.
That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.
So what do we do about it?
This is important.
"Sexual harassment isn’t an occupational hazard. It’s not a glitch in the complex matrix of modern life. It’s not something that just “happens.” It’s something men do. It’s a choice men make. It’s a problem men enable. It’s sometimes a crime men commit. And it is not in the power nor the responsibility of women to wage war on this crime.
It’s on us.
How do we fight this war? We stop enabling. We check ourselves and, when necessary, wreck ourselves. Do you know a guy who’s hate-following women on Twitter just to troll them? You check him. Do you know a guy who’s writing disgusting screeds to women journalists because they don’t like the same things he likes? You check him. Do you know a professional whose discourse with women in his field is loaded with gender-specific language and condescension that could enable further abuse? You check him. Are your Twitter followers identifying you as a sympathetic ear for their sexist views? You check yourself. Is your website’s message board a cesspool of ignorance and hate? You check it like you actually give a damn. Do you know a guy who’s sending rape threats to women for any reason? Oh, you report that guy.”
p.s. if u regularly feel shitty about yourself after interacting with someone you call a friend, or if you find yourself frequently doubting things you believe to be true about yourself because someone you call a friend makes you doubt them, or even if u just feel really exhausted and full of negative vibes after hanging out with a pal, then maybe u should reconsider how much of a pal that person is
friends are friends because they affirm you when you need it and help you out of tough spots and try hard to be sensitive to your unique combination of insecurities instead of drawing them out just so they can stomp on them to make them sting more and listen to you when you try to talk about the hurtful things they might unconsciously do and then try to change them and tell you when you unknowingly hurt them because friendship means making change in your life so that you can grow into beautiful blossoms together, friendship is a garden of wildflowers and not one giant rose growing stronger and bigger than everyone else and pricking its thorns into everything around it
all right, bill,for your next trick, explain where that lady’s eyebrows went
sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years
this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow
This is all very true, though I would like to caution that sometimes there’s no ‘perfect fit’ SSRI so you have to try to minimize side effects instead of finding a medication with absolutely none. But the minor side effects I deal with are completely worth it for me to be able to function like a normal human being.
This baby knows. [x]
PRO: Get to puncture child with needle
CON: You have to go to a place
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