cosplayingwhileblack:

Introducing Cosplayer of the Week: ArcaneKani

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1) What got you into cosplaying?

 My friend approached me about dressing up for a convention (Megacon 2006). I had vaguely heard of conventions, and he wanted me to be Barrett for their FFVII group. I kinda’ fell in love from there. 

2) What makes you want to cosplay a character?

 Generally my interest in the character. Once, I cosplayed a character for the sake of a group with little background of the character and I felt like I was missing out on a lot. 

3) What was your most embarrassing cosplay moment? 

 This ties into #2. I’d say it would be missing a lot of the references fans of the series were making towards me. I found it hard to react and felt like I let the fans down.

4) What is your favorite part about going to cons?

Hanging out with all my buddies that I don’t get to see very often. I don’t particularly care about contests or the like 

5) How does cosplaying make you feel?

I’m sort of indifferent on the matter. It’s fun, no doubt, but it’s not something I’m overly passionate about like a lot of my friends. 

6) Have you’ve ever worn or will ever considering wearing makeup for a cosplay? Why or why not?

I’m not opposed to the idea of makeup. Whatever it takes to get the character down, ya’ know? I have very, very little shame left when it comes to such things, so I don’t mind putting myself out there to go the length if necessary. 

7) Which of your costumes got the best reactions at a con?

Well, Hancock is generally well received; however, once I put on that plain white towel with a bottle of Old Spice it all changed. I can’t get away from the Old Spice guy now, even if it’s just me putting on a towel coming from the pool. 

8) What is your favorite part about cosplaying?

That’s kind of a toss up. If I’m cosplaying a character I really like that’s usually good enough for me. It’s really nice to get a reaction from the fans, though… so that’s always an added bonus. 

9) As a male cosplayer, do you feel like your costumes are judge on a different level compared to female cosplayers.

I would imagine so. It always seems like women are judged more off costume construction and men on prop construction. Then again, I don’t participate in costume contests because I don’t really care that much, so that kinda’ keeps me from the judging eye for the most part. 

10) Why do you cosplay? Everyone has a reason, what is yours?

I cosplay because it’s fun. All cosplayers are attention whores to some degree or another, so I can’t say I don’t enjoy getting my picture taken or what not. It’s just a good time to get together with friends and most like-minded individuals can cut loose for a weekend

lololol I took that picture of Kevin in the 300 costume.

beginningboutique:

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doompants:

whitetears365:

This is a great comeback for all of that “I don’t see race.” BS

First of all, nobody created a social construct for race in and of itself.  Race is just race.  White people, living in the past and in present day, may have “created” a social construct for racism against any number of minority groups of color or creed, but they did not create race itself.  Verbiage is important when making a cogent argument.And the problem isn’t who created rac(e)ism anyway, the problem with the “I don’t see your race” dodge is that it is insulting to ignore the race of another and thereby ignore any particular plight they may have as a result of their race’s history.  It’s an extremely ignorant to say, “I don’t see your race,” despite the best intentions of those who generally espouse that particular axiomatic dodge.TL;DR: Deep down we are all the same creatures, but our histories have a wide divide, and choosing to ignore race is potentially choosing to ignore or simply not acknowledge the individual racial history of a person, which is profound error.

doompants:

whitetears365:

This is a great comeback for all of that “I don’t see race.” BS

First of all, nobody created a social construct for race in and of itself.  Race is just race.  White people, living in the past and in present day, may have “created” a social construct for racism against any number of minority groups of color or creed, but they did not create race itself.  Verbiage is important when making a cogent argument.

And the problem isn’t who created rac(e)ism anyway, the problem with the “I don’t see your race” dodge is that it is insulting to ignore the race of another and thereby ignore any particular plight they may have as a result of their race’s history.  It’s an extremely ignorant to say, “I don’t see your race,” despite the best intentions of those who generally espouse that particular axiomatic dodge.

TL;DR: Deep down we are all the same creatures, but our histories have a wide divide, and choosing to ignore race is potentially choosing to ignore or simply not acknowledge the individual racial history of a person, which is profound error.

mmmsouth:

ろりぽっぷ

mmmsouth:

ろりぽっぷ

kosmonatik2:

Playboy “Bunnies of Missouri” Mary John, 1967

kosmonatik2:

Playboy “Bunnies of Missouri” Mary John, 1967

Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long?

LAPD officer Sunil Dutta, writing 100% seriously in a WaPo op-ed entitled (I kid you not) “I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.” (via hipsterlibertarian)

The sense of entitled, sadistic, “moral disengagement” by the police is truly disheartening. How can they build trust in a community they are using for their role-playing FPS fantasies?

(via liberalsarecool)

He basically said:

"Give up your rights as a citizen, civilian, and human being when dealing with me, and I might let you live.”

(via sonofbaldwin)

unomoralez:

fuck

I cry every time

liein:

50nnym00r3:

that’s it that’s the winner

liein:

50nnym00r3:

that’s it that’s the winner

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