PSA: Nerds Are Not Oppressed

Dear fellow nerds, Please understand that we are not an oppressed group. There are no institutional or societal systems stacked against us all because we happen to like cartoons and games and fantasy settings a little more than what may considered acceptable for adults. Please stop comparing someone...
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(Another) Spider-Man and (Black) Mary Jane

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s going to be yet another set of big box office Spider-Man flicks. We were caught in a web of entertainment with Toby Maguire’s Peter Parker, even as we cringed through the absurdity of Spider-Man 3. We were all crying into...
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RE: CosModel Drama Has to Stop

So there’s an article going around and I’m going to come right out and say that I hate nearly everything about it. It is entitled “CosModel Drama Has to Stop” I won’t be linking it here because I honestly don’t want to give that shitty article any page...
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Cosplay and Crowdfunding: Dollars and Damns to Give

   I realized I’ve been thinking a lot about other people’s money…and that it’s really none of my business. The issue of crowdfunding in cosplay has come up a lot recently, and I’ve been on the fence about it for awhile. At one point, I was very much...
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Crafty Shit: “Upcyling” an Old Wig pt.1

Hey, peeps. Sooo, I’m excited because it worked! I had an old cheap wig from when I was going to cosplay Armin (never got farther than a mildly embarassing but still #kawaii closet cosplay ūüėÜ), and I didn’t see any further use for it. Rather than toss it, I...
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Cosplay Killed My Friendship: A Horror Story 

Cosplay is mostly fun and games for me, but I’d be a fool to deny that things can get often get unnecessarily competitive, whether I like it or not. Add petty competition to the mix of an already strained friendship, and you get a severing of ties more...
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The (Cos)Fame Monster 

You wanna be cosfamous? You aspire to be the next Yaya Han, Jessica Nigri, etc?    Well I have some words for you, friend: I really don’t care. Go for it, man. I don’t give a shit. I salute you, even, if you’re truly dedicated to that goal,...
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Also Black =/= Followed Back

Do y’all feel like, as black people, you have to automatically and blindly support other black people based solely on your shared status as, you know, black people? In the past few weeks I’ve seen several black cosplayers and other members of “geekdom” throw out the completely bullshit...
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