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Re: Artist can't get laid: Claims female cosplayers are whor

by MrPopo Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:10 pm

stickem wrote:
Hazerd wrote:Im not a fan of Cos-play, also Con-Hot ftw, but too each there own i dont goto Cons so i dont have room to talk.


me either.

female cosplay=hot
male cosplay=do i need to say?

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Re: Artist can't get laid: Claims female cosplayers are whor

by Menegrothx Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:59 am

stickem wrote:male cosplay=do i need to say?

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Re: Artist can't get laid: Claims female cosplayers are whor

by Gunstar Green Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:17 am

stickem wrote:
Hazerd wrote:Im not a fan of Cos-play, also Con-Hot ftw, but too each there own i dont goto Cons so i dont have room to talk.


me either.

female cosplay=hot
male cosplay=do i need to say?


Hey I thought I made a pretty decent Arnold Rimmer from Red Dwarf.

My girlfriend talked me into it.
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Re: Artist can't get laid: Claims female cosplayers are whor

by Key-Glyph Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:51 pm

Labels do serve a real purpose: they are a way of conveying a short story about something or someone in an extremely brief span of time. They are also, in being extremely generalized and selective summaries of a person or thing, often highly inaccurate -- which (hopefully) all parties keep in mind at all times. But they succeed in giving you very basic potential jumping points for getting to know something better through actual experience, which hopefully follows later.

They become dangerous only when assumed to be extremely accurate in and of themselves, or when they are assumed to be the origin of someone or something's essence, as opposed to the incomplete, vague, boiled-down descriptor that they actually are. Both of these things are implicit in stereotypes, racism, and what have you.

It's all well and good to say that labeling is bad if you mean that these sorts of misuses of labels are bad. But every individual thing you identify as, and everything you've come to conclude about the person you are, is a label. You selectively filter your memories and experiences, emphasizing some and diminishing others, for the purpose of crafting a personal story that "explains" who you are. Humans are all about this sort of thing, and we do it all the time. We are constantly trying to find patterns in chaos.

I think that's why people can get so passionate about the labels that other people foist upon (or strip from) them. If outside labels support the personal story you've cobbled together, it vindicates your idea of your "self" as truth. But if they run contrary to it, it implies that your self-knowledge is flawed. When looked at this way, I don't think it's surprising or indicative of weakness when people get invested in the issue.
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Re: Artist can't get laid: Claims female cosplayers are whor

by J T Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:59 pm

^Well put.

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Re: Artist can't get laid: Claims female cosplayers are whor

by Ack Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:13 pm

J T wrote:
Gunstar Green wrote:Every time there's a group of people that becomes significant enough to be defined as a subculture you'll see elitist attitudes develop regarding what you should or shouldn't be to label yourself part of the group.

And its damned silly.


Nerds should be smart enough not to do this by definition. Paradoxically, anyone who talks about who a "real nerd" is, is not a real nerd.

And, in making that statement, I have now demonstrated that I am not a real nerd. :cry:


It's ok, JT, I still think of you as a real nerd.

In fact, how about you come down around my place, and we'll race chocobos around the Lonely Mountain while avoiding the Tardis and enjoying our Pangalactic Garbleblasters? We might even watch the Enterprise take on the Executor, or marvel at how good Willow looks when dressed either as an Ewok or a Leprechaun. The Mario Bros. will do our plumbing, Sonic the Hedgehog will cook our chili dogs, and BJ Blazkowicz will wage our wars for us against evil Cylon HYDRA Nazis. Or we could write code. Your call.
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Re: Artist can't get laid: Claims female cosplayers are whor

by J T Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:46 pm

Ack wrote:
It's ok, JT, I still think of you as a real nerd.

In fact, how about you come down around my place, and we'll race chocobos around the Lonely Mountain while avoiding the Tardis and enjoying our Pangalactic Garbleblasters? We might even watch the Enterprise take on the Executor, or marvel at how good Willow looks when dressed either as an Ewok or a Leprechaun. The Mario Bros. will do our plumbing, Sonic the Hedgehog will cook our chili dogs, and BJ Blazkowicz will wage our wars for us against evil Cylon HYDRA Nazis. Or we could write code. Your call.


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