There is no fucking ‘War on Cosplay’.

Eric Garner

This post might is going to piss some people off, but it’s important.

Are people really that pissed that some industry artists think cosplayers are making them lose money?

TOO. Fucking. BAD.

Not everyone’s going to like what we do. I can smell the indignation and hurt feels from that artist dude all the way from here. Just like I could when the infamous and utterly stupid Gamergate hashtag started. And you know what? I refuse to lose another one of my hobbies to a bunch of people are upset that someone doesn’t like them.

If you disagree? Leave.

I don’t need your views: I was fine before I had them.

I don’t need your opinion: I’ve got my own.

I don’t need you dragging my community down: we have too many REAL issues to deal with.

Eric Garner Decision

Why am I so pissed off? Because there are people in this world who use that hurt and the fear that others will think badly of them to do some really nasty shit like…

  • Chase women out of their homes
  • Stalk women and encourage others to
  • send PI’s to stalk women they don’t know

gross

  • Convince police officers that it’s okay to shoot a [black] cosplayer because he had a ‘weapon’.
  • Convince police officers and select news media that it’s okay that a [black] man choked to death because he ‘resisted’ an officer arresting him. Illegally.
  • Convince police officers and select news media that it’s okay that the [white] officer who killed this [black] man shouldn’t be charged. Even though it was caught on camera. Even though the choke hold was illegal. Even though the M.E. said that the cause of death was asphyxiation from the illegal choke hold.

Eric Garner

I’m failing to see how ‘someone doesn’t like my hobby’ is a valid talking point.

And you’re worried about a fucking artist who is scared about losing his way of life and lashes out at an easy target?

DEAL WITH IT.

There’s real issues at hand that need to be addressed in our society and our communities:

Gender. Orientation. Skin Colour.

Language. Religion.

If the worst reason some dude can come up for not liking you is the hobby you choose

Then you are goddamn lucky.

I’ll revisit this later when I’m not so fucking pissed off and disappointed.

– Calamity

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