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Long Journal Pt 2... This is ALSO NOT Okay.

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 2, 2014, 8:53 PM


Two in one day. I must be having a particularly rant-infused day today. Bear with me, my little duckies, for it will all be over soon. I'd like to know...

What is happening to the convention/cosplay community? When did all this BS seep into our convention halls and hotels? and more importantly, how do we get RID of it? Not to date myself too badly, but there was a time when the convention scene was a safe community to be yourself in. Please note, I didn't say it was ALL safe... things can happen anywhere. But to be out there and geeky- and be accepted for that, was part of it. Sure, there were those that were really beyond social normalcy, but even they were treated with a kind of benign neglect that didn't leave them crying in the corner. Now... (NOTE: These are not mutually exclusive groups, mind you)

-The Elitists. We have the con "cool kids". The elite, the trendy, the cross-genre royalty... You know the type. No need to get into it, when there are so many others...

-The Sh*t Faced. We have those who go to cons and get sh*t-faced drunk, so they can be "the dude in the tights that puked up all over the stairs" or "that guy who woke up next to an underage girl" or "that girl who passed out in the halls and was..." Do you get the idea? Is THAT what this community is about now? Is THAT what we've become? A bunch of irresponsible, insulting, sexually predatory (or intimately STUPID), idiots? 

-The Unwashed. Now... this group has been around since the beginning of time and while I would say there are fewer of them now than were entwined in our young roots... they're still around. One stink-a-saurus really puts a damper on the party.

-The Entitled. Now, I'm not talking about the elitist types. I'm talking about the, "Have I mentioned I'm like... the creme-da-la-creme Sasuke. We should have a 'thing'." I've had a few of those cross my path and I unilaterally keep on driving, listening to the metaphorical "bump-bump" as my tires roll over their misplaced ego. But again, this is a growing new trend. It's like there are those out there that feel cosplay gives them the right to say things, touch, and act in ways which are HIGHLY inappropriate. On that note, there are normies (non-cosplay types) that feel they have a right to say, do, act, touch because they are doing so to someone who IS in cosplay. See my previous journal post for more on that.
 Please note I DID NOT SAY "LOOK". Being looked at comes with the territory of cosplay, sorry. That is just how it is. You look hot/sexy/awesome/dangerous/totally on point OR conversely you look, not-hot/disheveled/messy/have pieces of your clothes falling off. However you look, you WILL be looked at. To expect that you won't is really... illogical to me. But that's another rant, for another day.

-The Rejected. Those that are too introverted, strange, socially awkward, creepy, predatory, cosplay-inept or smell bad. This is a hard group to really put a pulse to because it's always been a part of the community to varying degrees. The difference being that when things like 4chan were in its infancy, the trolling of these individuals was at an absolute minimum. And as I previously stated, there was (at worst) a kind of benign neglect, where they were not actively sought out for company, but they also were accepted as part of the convention going community. Now they are absolutely CRUCIFIED on the Internet... and not just by the mainstream. It's The trendy-geek and less-rejected nerds setting fire to their unfortunate brethren. As if it wasn't hard enough being different and finding yourself in a world that likes handbags and manufactured, spoon fed music. Now there are factions within the "other" so that there's not an other other, and even a, "So Other we can't possibly be polite"? 

-The Dramuu. We all know them. I have decided to call them the Dramuu... A poisonous faction of cliques, cliques within cliques, and meanness all around. It's like The Ladybugs, but without the cool pins (Family Guy Ref). They spread rumors, tell lies, and tend to be pretty critical of others without an ounce of introspection. As I said, these groups are not exclusive... one can be more than one of these. I have met many beg-tastic unwashed cool kid Dramuus in my time. But, back to the task... The Dramuu. Exclusionary by nature, you're either with them, or you must be burned on whatever platform they have access to. It's like, they can't be happy doing well. They have to build their pyre of self-worship with the trees sprouted by the freshly shed tears of their adversaries/competition/ex-friends/anyone who may or may not have possibly ever insulted them in any way. They like the BS and don't know how to live without it. It's like High School on Hot-Glue steroids, sprinkled with glitter and a healthy dose of 5 Hour Vanity.

-The Beg-tastics. This is one of those groups that I just can't quite wrap my brain around. Maybe it's the illusion of being a child? An expectation of being taken care of? Or believing yourself to be so important that people OWE you something (Also see: The Entitled). They don't have a job, or a good job... they don't want a job. They aren't making it because they're spending more money on fabric than food, more on conventions than saving for cars. And there's nothing wrong with having bad spending habits. More power to those who want to live in that constant struggle! However, when they appeal to their "fans" to help them... they become beg-tastics. It's the Kickstarter to pay for a convention. NOT to go as an artist or get a comic to print... no no, just to GO as an attendee. It's the "My Wai-Fu needs a new phone, so I'm taking donations". It's intentionally trying to be injured repeatedly so the government will send you checks. It's asking if people have an "extra" wig they can have. Or posting about how hard life is because things weren't handed to you...... aaaaaand then asking people to hand you things, to ease the pain.  It's parasitic and I don't know why our community is littered with so much of it. 
On that note... I do not accept donations. I do not ask for money. I do not bitch about how hard life is. I am not on any government aid. When I wanted something expensive (my lovely doll), I WORKED for it. When I needed MORE money to get it, I opened commissions. That's how adults do things and it really looks awful when people don't act accordingly. I am judging. I am being blunt. Eat a sock if you don't like it. They come in pairs, if you want to get friends for a flame war, you can share your sock pairs!

-Coattails and Hog Wash- Or CHW for short. These are individuals who hang out with people who they perceive to be more popular than themselves. They do this for the sole purpose of trying to better their supposed standing in the community, climbing a ladder that no one else sees, to an end no one quite understands. But climb they do... following like little Gollums over their precious popularity. And there's nothing wrong with the following- whatever floats the boat, cap-i-tan! But this is where the "Hog Wash" past comes in. They claim to not like those they follow about, slander and demean whenever in the presence of a rival faction, or around a friend who sees through the BS of it all. But then the posts that follow tell a different story... If they don't like them, why oh why are they hanging out? To make it even more ludicrous... they then tell how torturous it was to spend time with them (Also see The Dramuu), and how they can't possibly understand why people like them.

----

Well now, that kinda took on a life of its own. Glad that's all out on the page. To answer some inevitable questions...

1. This is not a passive aggressive attempt at thumbing at anyone in particular. The names, places, faces, and Dramuu have been changed to protect the tactless masses who will give themselves enough self-import to think this is about them. There IS a song about that, it's called "You're so Vain". I'm sure there's a youtube of it somewhere.

2. That said, we're also going to pull from Cinderella. If the shoe fits... wear it. Run around the block in it. If it still fits, do some high kicks (then remember you aren't into martial arts), step the catwalk in it, do a pretty little turn. If it STILL fits... then yeah, you're probably an entitled unwashed beg-tastic dramuu CHW. I'm sorry, but there may be an ointment to help you out. It's generic name is GTFU (Grow the F Up). Most of us were slathered in it in our late teens and early twenties. Some take longer to discover this miracle drug that has given real life to so many.  

3. This is not my normal journals and to those who are seeing my less than cordial self, please understand- I'm upset, and I take full responsibility for being upset. My inner Thumper says this rant is okay because it isn't directed at individuals, but at a multi-symptom disease that is really disturbing. WHY is the community like this? There are so many TALENTED, BRIGHT, NICE, SMART, ACCEPTING, BEAUTIFUL inside and out people in this community. But they have become the minority! I want my early con days back... when it was nerd love and knowing WAY too much about our favorite anime series and movies. 

The End

PS: Comments Welcome. Flames... eat socks.

Beware the long Journal titled... It's NOT Okay

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 2, 2014, 7:32 PM


This is a hot button topic for the community, as I'm sure most of you are already aware. If you cosplay, have friends who cosplay, photograph cosplayers, or just... have cosplayers on your watch list- this has come up once or twice. It's a HUGE topic and I won't even begin to try to tackle the whole thing here. If I come back to cover other facets of it, Pt 1 will have a Pt 2 and so on and so forth. What I would specifically like to touch on is this: "Kevin Brueck: Comic Con Villain" beenbettercomic.tumblr.com/pos… and "Comic Con Skanks Deleted Scenes" 

I am a big believer in respect. I feel that people should treat one another with respect, or, of that cannot be achieved for whatever reason, people should be left alone. I believe in the Thumper approach... if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. It seems like common sense, but that is in an ever dwindling supply with humans... and it only seems to be getting worse with the anonymity of the Internet as well as the delight we as a pathetic species take in witnessing the despair, pain and flaws of others. Not sure why it's such a thing... but it is. If it wasn't, people like Kevin Brueck wouldn't have an audience. No audience... no attention, no attention... no crap-tastic YouTube channel.

AND before any of you say, "But Red... are you not giving him attention by writing a journal? Are you not playing into his hands like viral-putty?"

To respond to that... no, I am not. While I would love to ignore this and just let it slide away into the dark abyss of Internet stupidity, I think it's important that people SEE who this person is and KNOW things like this are going on. Before reading the above blog, I had no idea that there was anyone stalking cons and pulling this kind of nonsense. It's mean, it's traumatizing, and it is NOT OKAY. 

SO let's talk about the "prank" aspect.

I was reading through the Tumblr notes and found as follows, from a Tumblr named "Keith" or keithwithoutacrew.tumblr.com/ , to be specific. In his re-blog and reply to the original post, he states:

QUOTE:

What this “terrorized” person seems to not realize is as follows:

1. This was not Kevin doing this on his own volition. He got paid to do this prank by Break - just one of many, many prank videos he’s done for them. This also means he had no ill intentions, since it was a prank.

2. The document that was signed was fake, and therefore meaningless. Because it was a prank. Not sure why she wanted that back after finding out it was a prank.

3. Now I understand how and why the person felt insulted. Totally valid. But yet again, it was a prank. Pranks are meant to get a rise out of people, making them think one thing is happening when it’s not.

4. I can’t speak to the behavior that happened after the person found out Kevin was pranking her. Obviously she was upset, insulted. (Why she still continued to be insulted after finding out it was a prank is beyond me.) But I wasn’t there. I can’t speak as to how Kevin was acting - though I bet Kevin didn’t feel like cooperating after the girl and her friends “surround Kevin with an onslaught of obscenities.” Why would you insult and yell obscenities at someone who just did the same thing to you (but didn’t mean it) - didn’t you not like how it felt? At least Kevin was pranking. But who knows, I wasn’t there, and there’re two sides to every story.

5. Got insulted? Fair. (I think that was the point though.) Was it real? No. Whether you approve of the specifics of the prank or not is irrelevant, as that’s a matter of taste. Might I recommend reading up on the Supreme Court case The People v. Larry Flint.

6. It wasn’t real. It was a prank. 

END QUOTE

Since I am retarded and can't figure out how to make a decent rebuttal on Tumblr, I'm doing it here...

1. "Kevin" is getting paid to be a grade A doucha-a-saurus-snot-nozzle. It does not absolve him from his responsibility as an adult should to another human being. Otherwise, we would have bank robbers and rapists putting up the, "It wasn't MY choice. I got paid to do it." in court. It wouldn't hold up there... and it doesn't hold up here. Argument invalid.

2. There is no way to verify if the document signed was "fake" or real. The fact is there is a signature, on a piece of paper, which releases the "interviewee" (a term I VERY loosely use here) from the rights to whatever the Hell is written there. She has the right to rescind permission and full rights to that document.

3. Being called a vicious name is not a prank. It is not fake. That word, came out of his mouth, directed at her. Getting it on video, also quite real. So again, argument invalid. It DID happen, whatever his intentions were. Let's go back to crime for a comparison. The bank robbers took the money from the safe, but they were practicing for a Method Acting performance to happen later that month. It wasn't real... except they still pulled guns and took the money. Whatever their intentions, the fact remains- that was what happened, in action.

4. Yelling obscenities probably wasn't the wisest course of action, but as mentioned above, "pranks" (term used with near incorrectness) are, quote, "Supposed to get a rise out of people". I think obscenities are what is commonly known as... a rise. So yeah, mission accomplished? She had EVERY right to be insulted. Who DOES that?

5. Was it real? Sorry dude, yes... it was real. Insults are real. Also, looking through some of the other videos, there is one where he CUTS a cosplayer's wig and starts running around with it. THAT is not taste, that is destruction of property. AGAIN, that is not okay.

6. I don't know if this is being repeated to have the rest of us believe this... or for it to convince the writer that this is somehow okay.   

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So that was long and awkward, I know. And if you didn't want to go through my point by point rant, I'm okay with that. The long and short of this is that it really isn't okay to treat people like this. The excuse is that the girls are scantily clad? Or that they're girls? Or that they're in costumes of any kind? What the Hell happened to people being decent to one another? 

So my question to you... just as my question will be in my next journal. What, if anything, do we do about all this? Because... this wasn't how it was supposed to go. 

October is coming... so what kind of trickster god should I be? We have some very Loki options...

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Long Journal Pt 2... This is ALSO NOT Okay.

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 2, 2014, 8:53 PM


Two in one day. I must be having a particularly rant-infused day today. Bear with me, my little duckies, for it will all be over soon. I'd like to know...

What is happening to the convention/cosplay community? When did all this BS seep into our convention halls and hotels? and more importantly, how do we get RID of it? Not to date myself too badly, but there was a time when the convention scene was a safe community to be yourself in. Please note, I didn't say it was ALL safe... things can happen anywhere. But to be out there and geeky- and be accepted for that, was part of it. Sure, there were those that were really beyond social normalcy, but even they were treated with a kind of benign neglect that didn't leave them crying in the corner. Now... (NOTE: These are not mutually exclusive groups, mind you)

-The Elitists. We have the con "cool kids". The elite, the trendy, the cross-genre royalty... You know the type. No need to get into it, when there are so many others...

-The Sh*t Faced. We have those who go to cons and get sh*t-faced drunk, so they can be "the dude in the tights that puked up all over the stairs" or "that guy who woke up next to an underage girl" or "that girl who passed out in the halls and was..." Do you get the idea? Is THAT what this community is about now? Is THAT what we've become? A bunch of irresponsible, insulting, sexually predatory (or intimately STUPID), idiots? 

-The Unwashed. Now... this group has been around since the beginning of time and while I would say there are fewer of them now than were entwined in our young roots... they're still around. One stink-a-saurus really puts a damper on the party.

-The Entitled. Now, I'm not talking about the elitist types. I'm talking about the, "Have I mentioned I'm like... the creme-da-la-creme Sasuke. We should have a 'thing'." I've had a few of those cross my path and I unilaterally keep on driving, listening to the metaphorical "bump-bump" as my tires roll over their misplaced ego. But again, this is a growing new trend. It's like there are those out there that feel cosplay gives them the right to say things, touch, and act in ways which are HIGHLY inappropriate. On that note, there are normies (non-cosplay types) that feel they have a right to say, do, act, touch because they are doing so to someone who IS in cosplay. See my previous journal post for more on that.
 Please note I DID NOT SAY "LOOK". Being looked at comes with the territory of cosplay, sorry. That is just how it is. You look hot/sexy/awesome/dangerous/totally on point OR conversely you look, not-hot/disheveled/messy/have pieces of your clothes falling off. However you look, you WILL be looked at. To expect that you won't is really... illogical to me. But that's another rant, for another day.

-The Rejected. Those that are too introverted, strange, socially awkward, creepy, predatory, cosplay-inept or smell bad. This is a hard group to really put a pulse to because it's always been a part of the community to varying degrees. The difference being that when things like 4chan were in its infancy, the trolling of these individuals was at an absolute minimum. And as I previously stated, there was (at worst) a kind of benign neglect, where they were not actively sought out for company, but they also were accepted as part of the convention going community. Now they are absolutely CRUCIFIED on the Internet... and not just by the mainstream. It's The trendy-geek and less-rejected nerds setting fire to their unfortunate brethren. As if it wasn't hard enough being different and finding yourself in a world that likes handbags and manufactured, spoon fed music. Now there are factions within the "other" so that there's not an other other, and even a, "So Other we can't possibly be polite"? 

-The Dramuu. We all know them. I have decided to call them the Dramuu... A poisonous faction of cliques, cliques within cliques, and meanness all around. It's like The Ladybugs, but without the cool pins (Family Guy Ref). They spread rumors, tell lies, and tend to be pretty critical of others without an ounce of introspection. As I said, these groups are not exclusive... one can be more than one of these. I have met many beg-tastic unwashed cool kid Dramuus in my time. But, back to the task... The Dramuu. Exclusionary by nature, you're either with them, or you must be burned on whatever platform they have access to. It's like, they can't be happy doing well. They have to build their pyre of self-worship with the trees sprouted by the freshly shed tears of their adversaries/competition/ex-friends/anyone who may or may not have possibly ever insulted them in any way. They like the BS and don't know how to live without it. It's like High School on Hot-Glue steroids, sprinkled with glitter and a healthy dose of 5 Hour Vanity.

-The Beg-tastics. This is one of those groups that I just can't quite wrap my brain around. Maybe it's the illusion of being a child? An expectation of being taken care of? Or believing yourself to be so important that people OWE you something (Also see: The Entitled). They don't have a job, or a good job... they don't want a job. They aren't making it because they're spending more money on fabric than food, more on conventions than saving for cars. And there's nothing wrong with having bad spending habits. More power to those who want to live in that constant struggle! However, when they appeal to their "fans" to help them... they become beg-tastics. It's the Kickstarter to pay for a convention. NOT to go as an artist or get a comic to print... no no, just to GO as an attendee. It's the "My Wai-Fu needs a new phone, so I'm taking donations". It's intentionally trying to be injured repeatedly so the government will send you checks. It's asking if people have an "extra" wig they can have. Or posting about how hard life is because things weren't handed to you...... aaaaaand then asking people to hand you things, to ease the pain.  It's parasitic and I don't know why our community is littered with so much of it. 
On that note... I do not accept donations. I do not ask for money. I do not bitch about how hard life is. I am not on any government aid. When I wanted something expensive (my lovely doll), I WORKED for it. When I needed MORE money to get it, I opened commissions. That's how adults do things and it really looks awful when people don't act accordingly. I am judging. I am being blunt. Eat a sock if you don't like it. They come in pairs, if you want to get friends for a flame war, you can share your sock pairs!

-Coattails and Hog Wash- Or CHW for short. These are individuals who hang out with people who they perceive to be more popular than themselves. They do this for the sole purpose of trying to better their supposed standing in the community, climbing a ladder that no one else sees, to an end no one quite understands. But climb they do... following like little Gollums over their precious popularity. And there's nothing wrong with the following- whatever floats the boat, cap-i-tan! But this is where the "Hog Wash" past comes in. They claim to not like those they follow about, slander and demean whenever in the presence of a rival faction, or around a friend who sees through the BS of it all. But then the posts that follow tell a different story... If they don't like them, why oh why are they hanging out? To make it even more ludicrous... they then tell how torturous it was to spend time with them (Also see The Dramuu), and how they can't possibly understand why people like them.

----

Well now, that kinda took on a life of its own. Glad that's all out on the page. To answer some inevitable questions...

1. This is not a passive aggressive attempt at thumbing at anyone in particular. The names, places, faces, and Dramuu have been changed to protect the tactless masses who will give themselves enough self-import to think this is about them. There IS a song about that, it's called "You're so Vain". I'm sure there's a youtube of it somewhere.

2. That said, we're also going to pull from Cinderella. If the shoe fits... wear it. Run around the block in it. If it still fits, do some high kicks (then remember you aren't into martial arts), step the catwalk in it, do a pretty little turn. If it STILL fits... then yeah, you're probably an entitled unwashed beg-tastic dramuu CHW. I'm sorry, but there may be an ointment to help you out. It's generic name is GTFU (Grow the F Up). Most of us were slathered in it in our late teens and early twenties. Some take longer to discover this miracle drug that has given real life to so many.  

3. This is not my normal journals and to those who are seeing my less than cordial self, please understand- I'm upset, and I take full responsibility for being upset. My inner Thumper says this rant is okay because it isn't directed at individuals, but at a multi-symptom disease that is really disturbing. WHY is the community like this? There are so many TALENTED, BRIGHT, NICE, SMART, ACCEPTING, BEAUTIFUL inside and out people in this community. But they have become the minority! I want my early con days back... when it was nerd love and knowing WAY too much about our favorite anime series and movies. 

The End

PS: Comments Welcome. Flames... eat socks.

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