sailorfailures

theschlogger:

That’s what I think Ami would do at the beach :)
Sailor Moon Summer Collab


with:
Haruka von hillerkiller.com
Diana von juliaschlax.daportfolio.com
Makoto von facebook.com/sushiart
Michiru von carolin-reich.de
Minako von facebook.com/livanyaa
Chibiusa von olivia-vieweg.de
Setsuna von flowerprinthat.blogspot.com
Rei von sarahstowasser.tumblr.com
Hotaru von fehdeblog.blogspot.de
Usagi von marionkapferer.de
Artemis von aru-draws.tumblr.com
Mamoru von doppeltim.de
Luna von facebook.com/Kukas.Kunst
Ami von schlogger.de

lunaladyoflight

Anonymous asked:

hi i'm a big fan of your cosplays, but it makes me uncomfortable when you ironically use japanese because it's racist and accessorizing and it really waters down the meaning of the words. can you please not do this anymore?

hythe answered:

yes. saying “かわいいですね" in day-to-day conversation really waters down the meaning of the words and clearly demonstrates my seething internal racism towards japanese culture.

note: when most people use words like “kawaii” and “sugoi” in an ironic manner, it’s not mocking the language or japanese culture. it’s mocking the weeaboo phase that all anime fans go through at some point where everything is “so kawaii!! XDDD” and the only insult we know is “baka.” it’s not directed towards the culture, it’s directed towards the (somewhat embarrassing) tendency that our younger weeb selves have to incorporate as many japanese words into their speech as they can simply because they are so fucking excited about this brand new culture they’ve been introduced to through their favorite shows and games.

furthermore, incorporating words from other languages into your own speech is not “accessorizing.” it’s called broadening your vocabulary beyond your own culture. since i was 12, i’ve saturated myself in hearing, reading, and writing japanese. i’ve taken classes in it and i’m currently reteaching myself basic conversational phrases. (and at the same time i’m also teaching myself french! oh, god, the cultural appropriation never stops!) as a result, i’ll occasionally use japanese words and phrases in conversation, especially if i’m trying to convey a particular emotion or nuance that the english equivalent just doesn’t carry. because, let’s face it: sometimes that little puppy in the window isn’t cute, callling it cute isn’t good enough - it’s goddamn kawaii as hell.

on that note, gradually incorporating words and phrases from a language you’re trying to learn is one of the best ways to learn it because it teaches you how to use these phrases in spoken context, rather than just repeating things from a workbook or writing the katakana alphabet over and over again. it’s part of the learning process and should be encouraged.

the idea of constricting yourself to one language is the most ass-backwards thing i’ve ever heard from this website. language is something meant to be shared, that’s what communication is all about. i’m truly sorry you’re uncomfortable with other people (myself included) using japanese when it’s not their first language, but if it makes you that uncomfortable you can’t handle seeing it on the internet, i recommend you stop following my blog and work so that you no longer subject yourself to it, because i don’t agree with your opinion whatsoever and therefore won’t be acquiescing to your request.

ごめんなさい, アノニマス ちゃん ~ !

lunaladyoflight:

I use Spanish and German words because I took 12 years of Spanish and when I’m not rusty I’m nearly fluent. German I’m conversational and can get around on my own if need be. That isn’t accessorizing, that’s called knowing more than one language.

pixelvixens

reverendarielle:

Very excited to announce that I will be attending DerpyCon with the pixelvixens​ this December! ^_^<3

devirisi

devirisi:

Okay been seeing some things about cosplay and Modesty since Otakon ended (not like it is a new argument really) But I thought I would post my opinion on cosplay things. This isn’t about anyone in particular.

Modesty in Cosplay
Not all costumes have to be modest because not all characters are…

poppypicklesticks

social-justass:

Rape = non-consensual sex, therefor if the person did not consent it was rape, no matter who it god damn was. If a man did not consent it was rape, same with a black guy or homosexual (including lesbians) literally any type of person. This kind of “only men rape, woman can never rape” thing is really fucking harmful, every rape victim needs support no matter who it is.

Wasn’t there a documentary on lesbians who rape? 

This has been a PSA.

New Post has been published on http://djranmas.net/2014/08/through-the-looking-glass/Through the Looking GlassI’ll have to say about a week and a half ago could be considered a low point in my life in my year.  During that week, I had to deal with my Grandmother giving me grief about my life, the anniversary of my mother’s passing, and people trying to get me to goto a convention that my ex-girlfriend goes too, and usually staffs.  And during that, I had a meltdown with a couple of people on twitter.  I’m not excusing myself for what I did, nor am I making excuses for it.  I own up to my tweets.  It was just a bad day altogether.  So, let me give you some insight as to what brought all this down.

Several months ago, a cosplayer posted an article about how she dealt with trolls.  Evidently, these people saw her Sailor Venus cosplay and pretty much insulted her.  But that goes without saying, in the aspect of we all get insulted.  It happens.  But what upset her was the derogatory slurs that was said to her.  I’ll give you a hint, it’s starts with the letter “n” and ends with the letter “r”.  She wrote this article stating that she would not let these people stop her and will continue her cosplay.  She pretty much told them to fuck off and that they can’t stop her.  I agree with all of that except for the last sentence.
I have been marked for being a black cosplayer.  I’ve heard it all.  But to be honest with you, I’ve heard all kinds of insults.  People have said some real outlandish things to me.  I shrug and move on.  I’ve learned over time that words and simply words.  I do my best to not let the meanings and connotations behind these words get to me.  I’ve built up a tough skin over time.  It somewhat helps… Somewhat.
Everything was all well and good until that meltdown on Thursday.
Said cosplayer went on a tirade of sorts about her Captain America cosplay being canon and legit.  Alright, cool.  So I went and looked at her cosplay.  Her Captain America isn’t relevant at all.  Wearing boots, thigh highs, blue mini-dress, red hair wig and helmet DOES NOT make it relevant.  What you did was your interpretation of Captain America.  If your Capt was to be on spot, you have had the correct shield, and blue outfit.  See my point in the photos below:

Now, before anyone accuses me of throwing shade… I’m drinking tea.  The point is that her Captain America is an interpretation, her vision.  It’s not female Captain.  Hell, as you can see, she compared hers to Falcon as Captain America, not Steve Rogers.  Again, here’s another photo that proves my point.
By now, you’re probably going, “You’re a black cosplayer, how can you?!”  Because I’m reasonable.  Whenever she would tweet about this, I’d ask legit questions, and she would in turn look at me like I’m the bad guy.  I’m not.  My problem with the black cosplayer community is that a lot of black cosplayers use their skin color as a crutch or an excuse as to why their cosplays are never featured.  It’s not that at all.  It’s just that either someone did it better than you or there’s so many of X cosplay at the con.  There have been times where I’ve walked around conventions and my picture was never taken.  Then again, some of my cosplays I’ve done have been lost in the sea of other people doing the same cosplays.
To be honest, I have some respect for her as a cosplayer.  I’ve lost a lot of respect for her because of her using her skin color as a crutch or excuse.  Most “people of color” don’t even feel that or let alone act like that.  Hell, most minority cosplayers will say that the issue is people being discriminatory against plus size cosplayers, which is a story for another time.
I understand that there’s racism in the cosplay community.  I also know that most of the shade from that re coming from people of that race.  I’ve never really experienced it, and if I did, I never paid too much attention to it.  I’ve come to learn that words are words, and they’re being said just to get a rise out of you.  I’ve read other accounts on racism, from other cosplayers, con-goers, and anons.  A part of me was shocked about what I read happened.  I never would have guessed, but I’m not surprised.  But the majority of these cosplayers have handled these haters with tact and grace… Something that I preach on regular basis.  For what it’s worth, I’m guilty of not doing that at times, but no one’s perfect.
So, for future reference my minority cosplayers, if anyone gives you shit for your cosplays, fuck em.  Shrug and move on.  Only getting upset about and firing back hard will only cause more anons to antagonize you.  I mean, look at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.  MLK preached a nonviolence method.  Malcolm X said, “By any means necessary.”  Just remember, in the end Malcolm X was assassinated by his own people for his brash and irrational antics.

New Post has been published on http://djranmas.net/2014/08/through-the-looking-glass/

Through the Looking Glass

I’ll have to say about a week and a half ago could be considered a low point in my life in my year.  During that week, I had to deal with my Grandmother giving me grief about my life, the anniversary of my mother’s passing, and people trying to get me to goto a convention that my ex-girlfriend goes too, and usually staffs.  And during that, I had a meltdown with a couple of people on twitter.  I’m not excusing myself for what I did, nor am I making excuses for it.  I own up to my tweets.  It was just a bad day altogether.  So, let me give you some insight as to what brought all this down.

Several months ago, a cosplayer posted an article about how she dealt with trolls.  Evidently, these people saw her Sailor Venus cosplay and pretty much insulted her.  But that goes without saying, in the aspect of we all get insulted.  It happens.  But what upset her was the derogatory slurs that was said to her.  I’ll give you a hint, it’s starts with the letter “n” and ends with the letter “r”.  She wrote this article stating that she would not let these people stop her and will continue her cosplay.  She pretty much told them to fuck off and that they can’t stop her.  I agree with all of that except for the last sentence.

I have been marked for being a black cosplayer.  I’ve heard it all.  But to be honest with you, I’ve heard all kinds of insults.  People have said some real outlandish things to me.  I shrug and move on.  I’ve learned over time that words and simply words.  I do my best to not let the meanings and connotations behind these words get to me.  I’ve built up a tough skin over time.  It somewhat helps… Somewhat.

Everything was all well and good until that meltdown on Thursday.

Said cosplayer went on a tirade of sorts about her Captain America cosplay being canon and legit.  Alright, cool.  So I went and looked at her cosplay.  Her Captain America isn’t relevant at all.  Wearing boots, thigh highs, blue mini-dress, red hair wig and helmet DOES NOT make it relevant.  What you did was your interpretation of Captain America.  If your Capt was to be on spot, you have had the correct shield, and blue outfit.  See my point in the photos below:

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Now, before anyone accuses me of throwing shade… I’m drinking tea.  The point is that her Captain America is an interpretation, her vision.  It’s not female Captain.  Hell, as you can see, she compared hers to Falcon as Captain America, not Steve Rogers.  Again, here’s another photo that proves my point.

941773_467152933376004_1228789571_n[1]By now, you’re probably going, “You’re a black cosplayer, how can you?!”  Because I’m reasonable.  Whenever she would tweet about this, I’d ask legit questions, and she would in turn look at me like I’m the bad guy.  I’m not.  My problem with the black cosplayer community is that a lot of black cosplayers use their skin color as a crutch or an excuse as to why their cosplays are never featured.  It’s not that at all.  It’s just that either someone did it better than you or there’s so many of X cosplay at the con.  There have been times where I’ve walked around conventions and my picture was never taken.  Then again, some of my cosplays I’ve done have been lost in the sea of other people doing the same cosplays.

To be honest, I have some respect for her as a cosplayer.  I’ve lost a lot of respect for her because of her using her skin color as a crutch or excuse.  Most “people of color” don’t even feel that or let alone act like that.  Hell, most minority cosplayers will say that the issue is people being discriminatory against plus size cosplayers, which is a story for another time.

I understand that there’s racism in the cosplay community.  I also know that most of the shade from that re coming from people of that race.  I’ve never really experienced it, and if I did, I never paid too much attention to it.  I’ve come to learn that words are words, and they’re being said just to get a rise out of you.  I’ve read other accounts on racism, from other cosplayers, con-goers, and anons.  A part of me was shocked about what I read happened.  I never would have guessed, but I’m not surprised.  But the majority of these cosplayers have handled these haters with tact and grace… Something that I preach on regular basis.  For what it’s worth, I’m guilty of not doing that at times, but no one’s perfect.

So, for future reference my minority cosplayers, if anyone gives you shit for your cosplays, fuck em.  Shrug and move on.  Only getting upset about and firing back hard will only cause more anons to antagonize you.  I mean, look at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.  MLK preached a nonviolence method.  Malcolm X said, “By any means necessary.”  Just remember, in the end Malcolm X was assassinated by his own people for his brash and irrational antics.

test-your-luck
test-your-luck:

IF YOU WENT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON OR KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS, PLEASE READ.
One of my dearest friends was found on the side of the road, unconscious and bloody. She was wearing this cosplay on the day it happened. She was last seen with friends when she ran off after a disagreement. Please, please, please, if you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, contact her mother. The full information is down below. This isn’t okay and it’s sickening to know that this happened at a place people truly can enjoy themselves. Please spread the word.
 ”I just received a call from the San Diego Police Department and my daughter Emily Weyer aka Milly Makara was found on the side of the road covered in blood with no ID unconscious. They are unsure what happened to her. My husband is on his way to the police station and then the hospital. If you have any information on what happened to her please send me a facebook message or call me at 951 229 3394. Thank you in advance”. -JILL WEYER

test-your-luck:

IF YOU WENT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON OR KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS, PLEASE READ.

One of my dearest friends was found on the side of the road, unconscious and bloody. She was wearing this cosplay on the day it happened. She was last seen with friends when she ran off after a disagreement. Please, please, please, if you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, contact her mother. The full information is down below. This isn’t okay and it’s sickening to know that this happened at a place people truly can enjoy themselves. Please spread the word.

 ”I just received a call from the San Diego Police Department and my daughter Emily Weyer aka Milly Makara was found on the side of the road covered in blood with no ID unconscious. They are unsure what happened to her. My husband is on his way to the police station and then the hospital. If you have any information on what happened to her please send me a facebook message or call me at 951 229 3394. Thank you in advance”. -JILL WEYER

feytaline-loves

If you donated money to DashCon and want a refund the deadline to request one is TOMORROW.

feytaline-loves:

kitsunecoffee:

favabean05:

They gave three days notice. -_-

Don’t want anyone to miss out on refunds because they to sneak the deadline within their giant statement.

SIGNAL BOOST THIS LIKE CRAZY

If you donated via Paypal I’m pretty sure you can file a claim anytime within 30-90 days.

If you donated cash LOL GOOD LUCK

there-is-only-love

there-is-only-love:

So now that I’ve had some time to sit with everything that happened and process all of it, I figured that it was important to address this weekend in a public space.

For those of you who don’t already know, this weekend I went to Connecticon in Hartford Connecticut, and on Saturday night my…

I hate that bad shit happens to good people.  Please read.