Today I'm posting something with a little different tune. Yes it's #thirstythursday Yes I'm thirsty as a rabid dawg, but today while I present the "what would happen if you crossed a kitten with a koala with a dime" @kayyybear I want to take a moment to pay a little attention to an issue that I see crop up here and there in some corners of the #cosplay community and I've seen it directed at people like this here lass. It's a two-fold issue with a lot of overlap. The first part is a discounting of the "hot cosplayer chick" as a phony just in it for the bucks and the second is the disparaging of people with dark complexions, and specifically those of recent African descent.
1st, I just want people to understand that sex sells. Attractive people may choose to use their natural beauty (or other) to make a living. That is not cheating. If a smart person uses their brain to make a living, nobody disparages that. If an athletic person uses their athleticism, that's cool too. Part of the reason why I think people get so angered by beautiful people is because they are smitten, and they don't like the sense of losing control to these VIXEN SUCCUBI. I personally love it. I post every Thursday about people that make me trip over my tongue. So to those smitten turned enraged folks I say, time to get a hold of yourself and chill with that hate there. You have control of you at the end of the day. You don't have to support their patreon or buy their polaroids. You also don't have to send them hateful messages (because you're letting them control you if you do that too!). If you're frustrated, just focus on how to make yourself better in some way. And look past the beauty, sometimes you find a talented craftsperson, doing what they love, not hurting anybody.
2nd, it's really disappointing. Cosplay is usually about pretending to be pretend characters. Batman doesn't have to be white all the time. Thor doesn't have to be Scandinavian all the time. Ironman, has the money for whatever surgery he needs to become a young black woman.The point is, these characters are ours. They are our shared culture and nobody needs to enjoy culture in some proscriptive way. It's beautiful to....