I just wanna take a moment to get on my tumblr high horse and complain about why statements like this aren’t okay. And why shitheads like this make me mad.
So, as a cosplayer, I expect a fair amount of criticism from the public. And the truth is, if i sincerely believe that whatever the critic is saying to be true, I will take it into consideration and try to fix it.

In the last few months I’ve had people tell me, on my own page or statuses I’m blatantly tagged in that I’m 
too old 
not accurate (which in many cases I’ve found the people haven’t done their research and just assume something is wrong when it, in fact, isnt — if it is actually inaccurate I’ll offer up a rationale or admit I just didn’t care/was lazy…it happens.)
fat
not pretty
and now too pale
Again, when you put yourself in the public eye you expect that kind of feedback but it doesn’t make it okay. 
I’m not personally offended by these words, because if I was, I wouldn’t continue to do the shit I do. If I thought I was too fat or ugly to do something, it would be awfully difficult for me to continue doing it, yes?
But there are people out there who are new or apprehensive to cosplay and who DON’T have that level of confidence. Many times, cosplayers are people who don’t have another place and find warmth in the nerd community — so when assholes like this backlash and make people feel like they shouldn’t do something because they’re not [adjective] enough for something or they’re too [adjective] for that character, it’s really fucking petty and stupid.

That’s why I continue to respond to morons like this. Because if I ignore it, I feel like I’m continuing to send the messages that shit like this is okay. It may seem like an over-reaction but by standing up for myself and making him look like an asshole, that’s one more trolly motherfucker who won’t go out and ACTUALLY hurt someone else’s feelings.

Also, can I point out his sexist rationale that I cosplay for male enjoyment. God forbid a woman do something sexy that isn’t -GASP- for the pleasure of a man. Go fuck yourself. I do stuff because -I- enjoy it, and I have real followers who like Persona (or other series I cosplay) and they ALSO enjoy it. I like meeting fellow fans, and, guess what. -I- enjoy fan service. For myself. And I know some other people do too. I do it for myself and for other true fans of the franchise. Not to be your fap material.

I just wanna take a moment to get on my tumblr high horse and complain about why statements like this aren’t okay. And why shitheads like this make me mad.

So, as a cosplayer, I expect a fair amount of criticism from the public. And the truth is, if i sincerely believe that whatever the critic is saying to be true, I will take it into consideration and try to fix it.

In the last few months I’ve had people tell me, on my own page or statuses I’m blatantly tagged in that I’m 

  • too old 
  • not accurate (which in many cases I’ve found the people haven’t done their research and just assume something is wrong when it, in fact, isnt — if it is actually inaccurate I’ll offer up a rationale or admit I just didn’t care/was lazy…it happens.)
  • fat
  • not pretty
  • and now too pale

Again, when you put yourself in the public eye you expect that kind of feedback but it doesn’t make it okay. 

I’m not personally offended by these words, because if I was, I wouldn’t continue to do the shit I do. If I thought I was too fat or ugly to do something, it would be awfully difficult for me to continue doing it, yes?

But there are people out there who are new or apprehensive to cosplay and who DON’T have that level of confidence. Many times, cosplayers are people who don’t have another place and find warmth in the nerd community — so when assholes like this backlash and make people feel like they shouldn’t do something because they’re not [adjective] enough for something or they’re too [adjective] for that character, it’s really fucking petty and stupid.

That’s why I continue to respond to morons like this. Because if I ignore it, I feel like I’m continuing to send the messages that shit like this is okay. It may seem like an over-reaction but by standing up for myself and making him look like an asshole, that’s one more trolly motherfucker who won’t go out and ACTUALLY hurt someone else’s feelings.

Also, can I point out his sexist rationale that I cosplay for male enjoyment. God forbid a woman do something sexy that isn’t -GASP- for the pleasure of a man. Go fuck yourself. I do stuff because -I- enjoy it, and I have real followers who like Persona (or other series I cosplay) and they ALSO enjoy it. I like meeting fellow fans, and, guess what. -I- enjoy fan service. For myself. And I know some other people do too. I do it for myself and for other true fans of the franchise. Not to be your fap material.

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