Four Jacks walk into the DragonCon parade…..
If you do not reblog this, you are in fact lying.
Hey, don’t you fucking scroll down
A CERTAIN FANDOM IS GOING THROUGH THAT RIGHT NOW
Anonymous said: Do you ever think you'll stop drawing fanart? No offense it just seems like the kind of thing you're supposed to grow out of. I'm just curious what your plans/goals are since it isn't exactly an art form that people take seriously.
Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.
Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.
That’s the art you mean, right?
Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.
It’s interesting though — the culture of shame surrounding adult women and fandom. Even within fandom it’s heavily internalized: unsurprisingly, mind, given that fandom is largely comprised by young girls and, unfortunately, our culture runs on ensuring young girls internalize *all* messages no matter how toxic. But here’s another way of thinking about it.
Sports is a fandom. It requires zealous attention to “seasons,” knowledge of details considered obscure to those not involved in that fandom, unbelievable amounts of merchandise, and even “fanfic” in the form of fantasy teams. But this is a masculine-coded fandom. And as such, it’s encouraged - built into our economy! Have you *seen* Dish network’s “ultimate fan” advertisements, which literally base selling of a product around the normalization of all consuming (male) obsession? Or the very existence of sports bars, built around the link between fans and community enjoyment and analysis. Sport fandom is so ingrained in our culture that major events are treated like holidays (my gym closes for the Super Bowl) — and can you imagine being laughed at for admitting you didn’t know the difference between Supernatural and The X Files the way you might if you admit you don’t know the rules of football vs baseball, or basketball?
"Fandom" is not childish but we live in a culture that commodified women’s time in such away that their hobbies have to be "frivolous," because "mature" women’s interests are supposed to be caretaking, via marriage, children, and the lives of those within an imagined (generally nuclear) family unit: things that allow others to continue their own special interests, while leaving women without a space of their own.
So think about what you’re actually saying when you call someone “too old” for fandom. Because you’re suggesting they are “too old” for a consuming hobby, and I challenge you to answer — what do you think they should be doing instead?
You can interchange pretty much any fandom here too, from fan art to fanfic to cosplay and beyond. Well written!
A. Fucking. Men.
More highlights from DragonCon in Atlanta.
Some highlights from DragonCon in Atlanta.
I’m getting pretty sick and tired of seeing comments like this on my pictures.
Look. I know I cosplay a super sexualized character. I accept that. I love Moxxi and everything she is. I don’t pretend like my boobs AREN’T in your face in this cosplay, because they sure as hell are. That’s who Moxxi IS.
If you said that to Moxxi you’d get one of two things depending on her mood. A few rounds from Rubi or a hefty price tag you couldn’t hope to achieve even after weeks of looting.
Try as I might, I’m NOT Moxxi. I’m a real life human being on Earth. Not Pandora. Not Elpis. I’m not a doll or a pair of boobs. I can’t blast you out of my sight with my favorite corrosive pistol, but I CAN get out the banhammer and paste your name/username everywhere for the world to see what a disgusting creep you are.
This is not a compliment. This is harassment. This is disgusting. This is not how you treat anybody, cosplay or not.
And I will not tolerate it.
#cosplay #costume #madmoxxi #creeps #rude #harassment
Allow us to share this rather important post to our 45,185 followers because behaviour like this should never be tolerated.
Thanks so much for the reblog! If anyone seeing this ever gets harrassed in this way, don’t ever hesitate to ban/block and report! Numbers are far less important than respect and support.
Seriously guys, don’t be disgusting. Cosplayers work hard on their costumes and are proud of that. Don’t ruin it with your disgusting sexual comments that make everyone uncomfortable. If don’t have something appropriate to say, don’t say it at all.
It’s okay to tell a cosplayer that he or she is handsome/pretty instead of being a vulgar piece of pig shit. I promise, we can handle respectful compliments. ^.^
Sneak peak of my jack cosplay from Dragoncon 2014
Sweet!! I snuck in there too!! :D
N7 Elite Mass Effect photo shoot at DragonCon 2014 in Atlanta, GA.
Sometimes cool things happen to me. Like meeting Courtenay Taylor (voice actor of Jack in Mass Effect) and things are awesome.
Escape the Vault at DragonCon 2014. I’ll be in one of these. :D