#mashup #clockworkorange #gorillaz
my brother made a ‘hammock’ and has been watching tv like that for an hour
bless this child he will go far in life
Pencil rough for ‘Fortunately The Milk’ by Neil Gaiman.
Fortunately The Milk by Neil Gaiman.
this is a giant cucumber that we found hanging from a tree on the side of the road. i tried it and it was disgusting so i threw it in the neighbors hot tub
CUCUMBERS GROW ON VINES. I HAD CUCUMBERS IN MY GARDEN THE LAST TIME. WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU EAT? CAUSE IT WASN’T A FUCKING CUCUMBER.
Fuck FUCK FUCK FUCK
LSD: i must dive into the center, into the center the abyss to paradise each thread is another me in another universe and we all go to a central goal into the darkness thats a rainbow the threads speak to me we all go toward the center if i go sideways i will DIE. can’t go sideways. musn’t go sideways i will only go through the center. ok… good… through the center and all is well… ::inhales::… ::exhales::
(3 hours later in the center of spiderweb) ::stares blankly into the void::
MESCALINE: dude idk. i mean life is just so beautiful you know .. nature is as precise as this web i’m making and i am but one strand.. … oh my god.. OH MY GOD.. ::forgets about building web and cries after witnessing a double rainbow::
HASH: dude… i am so focused right now. don’t bother me dawg i’m buildin this web it’s gotta be perfect. fuck. im hungry. hey yo is that a fly?
CAFFEINE: WEB! web! WEB! web! WEB! WEB! webweb! WEB! WEB! WEBB! WEB WEB WEB WEB! WEB! WEB WEB WEB WEB! WEB! WEB WEB! WEB! WEB!
This just got better.
This needs to stop. Like, seriously. I am so disgusted right now I don’t even know where to start. It’s people like this that just butcher the fun out of cosplaying. There are probably hundreds of “bad cosplay” blogs out there and I just don’t understand why people do this kind of shit. I scrolled through their posts of lovely cosplayers whose main objective was to have fun with something they enjoyed. It just hurt me seeing photos of cosplayers smiling and being in character and then this blog from the pit of hell brings it on here and insults them.
Let me make something clear: This is cyberbullying. I don’t want to hear anyone say “No, it’s criticism!” because that’s bullshit. This is not the kind of criticism cosplayers are supposed to get. Haven’t you ever heard of constructive criticism? This is not anywhere near that. This is bullying. You’re not helping the cosplayer at all. Don’t try to say “It will help them improve.” Um, no. The only thing it will help them do is make them feel like shit.
I know we can’t end this permanently, because it’s the internet, and some people just don’t care. But what you can do is find the most active “bad cosplay” blogs and report them to the tumblr staff. Make this shit aware. And this doesn’t just happen on tumblr. It happens on other sites like 4chan, reddit, Facebook… everywhere! Even IN REAL LIFE. You know how many people I’ve seen at conventions make fun of other cosplayers like we’re back in middle school? If you’re a con-goer, and you see that shit happening, confront them! Also, giving nice compliments at a convention, no matter how small it is, can really make someone’s day. Seriously, just saying something like “I love your makeup!” “I love that dress!” “Your cosplay is amazing!” can really make someone’s day. You never know if they’re starting out or if they’ve been doing it for a long time. Either way, it makes them feel good. And it motivates them to keep moving forward in such a fun hobby.
Cosplay is for fun and good memories, not to insult. Let’s keep it that way.
You know what a “bad cosplay” is?
One where you’re not having fun. One you put together to be all pretentious and elitist and bullshit and make less-specially-skilled cosplayers feel like shit.
Those are bad cosplays. My grandmother was a professional seamstress, and I was privileged as a child to have some truly BADASS Halloween costumes that were all mine. (My Sailor Moon costume was legit made of motherfucking faux velvet and linen because Grandma wanted it to “shimmer” in the light, but have a full skirt light enough for a ten-year-old to wear.) But what made them truly awesome was the love and care that went into them on my grandma’s end, and the fun I had on my end. They could have looked like shit and still been awesome cosplays, because I had the chance to dress up as characters you couldn’t find on the rack at Ames or K-Mart, how cool I get to be my heroine for a day.
"Good" and "bad" cosplay are all about the intent. If you’re doing it to show off, to be a snotty asshole, you’re doing it wrong. If you’re doing it to have fun, because the idea of dressing up as that beloved character excites you, because you want to wear something pretty and impractical and ridiculous because why the hell not you’re at an anime con, because you like the style that character does/might wear (in the case of AU)—I don’t care if you got your entire costume from Goodwill, if you have loose strings hanging out, if you’re the “wrong” body type (being chubby and cosplaying a Sailor Starlight, for example, or being very short and cosplaying Vash the Stampede, or bein a busty girl and cosplaying Harry Potter), if your wig isn’t styled like you went to a Parisian salon—if you’re laughing and taking pictures and having a good time with your friends old and new, you’re doing it right. PERIOD.