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ltcamerica:

Who made this rule? Is there s governing council on this? Did we vote for them?

I don’t really want to call anyone out but it’s a group of people that I’ve admired for a long time. And I’m shocked by this consensus of theirs, to be honest. I’m trying to be civil and understand their point of view - their goal is to “come to life” for the kids, after all - but I’m just really not understanding how not looking like a character is a problem. Preaching acceptance and openness at conventions but not for volunteering is pretty disingenuous, if you ask me.

Take me, for example. (And I’ve always wanted to do what they do in terms of volunteering, I admire them very much.) But I’m not tall, or muscular, or womanly, or beautiful, or really much of anything. In fact, I look like a kid, and if you saw me in real life you probably wouldn’t take a second look. My race would give me more options to work with but I’d still be pretty stuck in terms of what they’re looking for.

Ultimately, I worry that people will be discouraged from volunteering just because comics don’t reflect their diversity and because apparently you have to look like you walked off a page. This attitude bothers me very much.

It bothers me a lot, too. I won’t name names here out of respect to you, LTC, but I did on my Facebook, because I think if you want to declare an opinion (phrased like a DIRECTIVE) like that, you’d better be ready to defend it. And he wasn’t - he blocked me and deleted my comments, as I said. So you piss people off, that’s what happens, we go out and talk about it.

I’d be curious to know what became of this discussion, but… I guess I may never find out. :P

ltcamerica:

I see what you do as being just as, if not more, inspiring than “staying true to the character”. You show girls AND BOYS that they don’t have to like or be like characters that are the same gender as them. I can see the positive impact a female Captain America fan would have…

I read more of the comments on the original post and regret it. This is basically their argument: “If you’re at a convention, go for it, wear whatever you want and be whoever you want to be. But if you’re volunteering, THINK OF THE CHILDREN! You have to be as true to the character as possible! You have to look like them not only in terms of costume but also in terms of body type, weight, skin color, gender, and hair color!”

What is even this argument? Why is it SO important for children to see exactly what they see in a comic book? Why is it so important to enforce the lack of roles for POC, different gender types, disabled people, etc? Shouldn’t we be trying to help kids realize their dreams? What about when a kid gets it drilled into their head because of the volunteers that they can’t be Batman because they’re not white?

I could go on and on about how problematic this is. :(

Oh shit, is this turning into a thing? My comments on that post were deleted, btw, and I was blocked from the discussion.

I agree, terribly disappointing.

Game of Thrones Season 4 Bloopers (x)

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gailsimone:

thebanegrimm:

Left is the new Wonder Woman. Being deemed still too skinny and frail.
Right is Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to advance to the finals of American Ninja. Considered strong and inspiring to female athletes.
Stop assuming someone is weak based off your closed minded ignorant ideals.

Wow.

I hadn’t really considered this. Interesting point!

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hobbitunderthemountain:

GOOGLE TELLS YOU HOBBIT MEAL TIMES I’M SCREAMING

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tallestsilver:

thimblepixie:

Prints and posters!!

PERFECTION INCARNATE

Yes.

contagiouscostuming:

Preview picture!  I don’t have my makeup perfect or the bottom half finished, but I’ve made good progress on my White Queen costume!

I said “oh” out loud

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americancomicon:

"Some people are worth melting for."

MegaCon. Orlando. 2014. Just Outside of the Convention Center. Photo by Partsch!

Sailor/Queen Elsa-Play by the UnForgettable *Dragon Patronus Cosplay*!!

*ahem* ~LADIES~

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Rogue Demon Hunter,
SDCC Masquerade 2014

brightcopperpenny:

sirrogue:

This is the audio track I built for our SDCC 2014 Masquerade entry entitled “Be a Fan.” A few members of our group sang their character parts, my wife and I recorded the rest of the solo parts, along with the chorus, and I layered multiple versions of all our singers for the different chorus bits to fill out the sound depth. All of it is layered over a karaoke track of “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from the film Mulan.

Here are the opening dialogue lines and subsequent lyrics:

FANBOY:
Man, I can’t believe I got dragged to this nerdfest! If I ever find those guys, I’ll make them pay for ditching—-

(bumps into MAL COSPLAYER)

MALCOLM REYNOLDS:
Oh, pardon.

FANBOY:
What are you supposed to be, some kind of…space cowboy?

MAL:
Malcolm Reynolds. (beat) Firefly? (waits for reaction) You HAVE seen the show, right?

FANBOY:
I haven’t seen ANY of this stuff. Why would I?

(music starts)

MAL:
Let’s get down to business
I tell you no lie
No show past or present
Can beat Fi-refly

Take a cowboy trip into the black
And you can bet before we’re through
Mister, I’ll make a fan
Out of you.

GALADRIEL:
Toss the Ring in Mordor
To the fires within.
Elves and dwarves will aid you
So we’re sure to win.

DOCTOR:
If you need help—any time or place—
You can call the Doctor.

FANBOY:
Who?

DOCTOR:
Come now, I’ll make a fan
Out of you.

TOPH:
Watch Aang become the Avatar
Water and Earth and Fire
Bending air that Twinkle Toes can really fly

HERMIONE:
Come live at a Wizard school
Learning spells with Harry Potter

DANERYS:
When you play the Game of Thrones you win or die…

ALL:
BE A FAN
You must be swift as the League of Justice
BE A FAN
Keep Battlestar on its Earth-bound course
BE A FAN
Obey the heart of the Prime Directive
Mysterious as the Dark Side of the Force

BE A FAN
You must be swift as the League of Justice
BE A FAN
Keep Battlestar on its Earth-bound course
BE A FAN
Obey the heart of the Prime Directive
Mysterious as the Dark Side of the Force
Hoo-ah!

And for good measure, here is a link to the video!

This brings me absolute glee. GLEE

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Rogue Demon Hunter,
SDCC Masquerade 2014

sirrogue:

This is the audio track I built for our SDCC 2014 Masquerade entry entitled “Be a Fan.” A few members of our group sang their character parts, my wife and I recorded the rest of the solo parts, along with the chorus, and I layered multiple versions of all our singers for the different chorus bits to fill out the sound depth. All of it is layered over a karaoke track of “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from the film Mulan.

Here are the opening dialogue lines and subsequent lyrics:

FANBOY:
Man, I can’t believe I got dragged to this nerdfest! If I ever find those guys, I’ll make them pay for ditching—-

(bumps into MAL COSPLAYER)

MALCOLM REYNOLDS:
Oh, pardon.

FANBOY:
What are you supposed to be, some kind of…space cowboy?

MAL:
Malcolm Reynolds. (beat) Firefly? (waits for reaction) You HAVE seen the show, right?

FANBOY:
I haven’t seen ANY of this stuff. Why would I?

(music starts)

MAL:
Let’s get down to business
I tell you no lie
No show past or present
Can beat Fi-refly

Take a cowboy trip into the black
And you can bet before we’re through
Mister, I’ll make a fan
Out of you.

GALADRIEL:
Toss the Ring in Mordor
To the fires within.
Elves and dwarves will aid you
So we’re sure to win.

DOCTOR:
If you need help—any time or place—
You can call the Doctor.

FANBOY:
Who?

DOCTOR:
Come now, I’ll make a fan
Out of you.

TOPH:
Watch Aang become the Avatar
Water and Earth and Fire
Bending air that Twinkle Toes can really fly

HERMIONE:
Come live at a Wizard school
Learning spells with Harry Potter

DANERYS:
When you play the Game of Thrones you win or die…

ALL:
BE A FAN
You must be swift as the League of Justice
BE A FAN
Keep Battlestar on its Earth-bound course
BE A FAN
Obey the heart of the Prime Directive
Mysterious as the Dark Side of the Force

BE A FAN
You must be swift as the League of Justice
BE A FAN
Keep Battlestar on its Earth-bound course
BE A FAN
Obey the heart of the Prime Directive
Mysterious as the Dark Side of the Force
Hoo-ah!

This brings me absolute glee. GLEE