i love that theres like
like you can desperately be in love w/ somebody
in the friend way
u feel me
…trolling used to be pretty funny and almost entirely harmless. Trolling, despite the modern usage, does not mean “the act of pissing somebody off and laughing about their anger.” It is “the act of pissing somebody off BASED ON SOMETHING COMPLETELY MEANINGLESS and laughing about their MISPLACED anger.” It isn’t considered trolling to leave a comment full of racial epithets and laugh when people “don’t get it.” It is trolling if you leave a comment insisting on the wrong information about something irrelevant – how many runes are on a Stargate, for example (everybody knows its 12) – and wait for the ONE guy that just can’t let the transgression pass. If you start a fake fight with Prof. Stargate, dragging him deeper and deeper until hopefully, finally, even he has to stop and think “wait a minute, this is ridiculous,” that is trolling. That’s the difference: No actual harm is caused, and even the victim can eventually get in on the joke. “Trolling” isn’t referring to hiding behind a fortification and trying to hurt people like the mythical creature. It’s referring to the style of fishing – you drag bait across the bottom hoping to get a rare bite. It’s not ‘bait’ if you’re earnestly spouting your misogynistic beliefs and somebody gets upset. There’s nothing funny about entirely justified anger.
I would like to add that the above bit about race/gender/body type applies even if there are characters who ‘look like you’. Because looking like a character is often only the periphery about why you like or don’t like a character.
It is experiences that matter.
I don’t like all white female characters just because I happen to share white skin and a vagina with them. And yes, being of a specific race, gender, size or sexuality lends specific experiences, but everyone is shaped by things that have nothing to do with those things.
For me, the bottom line is simple: If you love a character enough to want to cosplay them, that is all the validation you need.
Can I get that last part on a t-shirt? :P
Everyone who likes Tangled needs to sit down, shut up, and watch this.
Oh my God I am going to bring this back because I still love this video so much.
Reblogging yet again. I love this
This sums up the entire movie in two and a half minutes. There will never be a time when I do not love this
does anyone have that pic of the guy giving another guy head in a vacant lot while the kid does a sick wheelie but also there are some dogs having a threeway and orbs
SIGNAL BOOST BECAUSE I DONT REALLY BELIEVE THIS IS A REAL IMAGE BUT I WANT TO GIVE ERZY THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT
what a time to be alive
Man cosplay is so much more than just playing around to me. Like, it’s a really essential part of how I develop and understand myself. It’s a very strong way to reclaim media. I can’t see myself in mainstream media. I’m not there, I never have been, I don’t really expect to be in the near future. There’s nothing for me there. And honestly, it’s not like anime is a whole lot better but! By cosplaying, I can stake a claim on the slivers of characters that I can relate to. I can grab a character and interpret them in my likeness and wear them around and force people to see that people who resemble me at least in some way do exist in the media. By cosplaying, I can warp media until it is forced to reflect me. Cosplaying turns media representation into something interactive, something that I can affect instead of something where my only choices are to consume or not to consume. By cosplaying, I can create an ongoing collage of characters, who, when looked at just right, are exactly like me. And that is so fucking important.
This is also a big part of the reason it bothers me when people say things like “you’re not the right [weight/gender/race/etc] to cosplay that character”. Like, if none of the characters that you can relate to on an emotional level are people that look like you, then the media has failed you! The media has betrayed you and you have every right to stake a claim on the characters who you relate to and cosplay them and show the world that people who have that kind of personality and that kind of experiences can look like you.