Agreed, honestly. I'm a cosplayer, I have cosplayed characters with skimpier outfits, but there is a line that needs to be drawn. There is a difference to cosplaying Yoko, or Ryuko transformed, or anyone else like that, and posting obviously erotically under towed images. This stuff and much like it is soft porn level. There is nothing wrong with doing this per-say...but it is too engrained in cosplay now for it to be unnoticed. Because its majority this sort of stuff that gets popular, which to many could be seen as doing a lot of bad for cosplay. Ie: Making it a beauty contest, shining it in a primarily sexual light etc. Chuck this in with a healthy dose of enablers to her obvious ED and you have a pretty nasty combo. I feel sorry for her. Her self validation comes from this, and it's sad. If I'm brutally honest, I think cosplay and the community has a serious problem with manifesting eating disorders in young people. And I think this is the obvious but nobody has every actually properly discussed it yet. I know this first hand. Think about the amount of girls that you see on here and elsewhere that overly photoshop themselves or who look too thin. I've discussed this with my case worker too and she agrees. Going to go off topic a little now so I'll spoiler: I'd really like to discuss this further, if anyone wants to talk about the link between cosplay and eating disorders then let me know and we can make a thread or something in the health and beauty of OT section.
Sorry, but this girl absolutely has an eating disorder. I'm recieving treatment for anorexia at the minute and I showed my case worker pictures of Rocksy as an example of triggering content and she was legitimately shocked. If a person trained to treat eating disorders is shocked at her images, I don't know what other proof you guys need. >Takes thinspo level photos accentuating how skinny she is >Probably shoops on top of that >Denies any form of problem when questions are raised about her diet and claims it is natural/healthy (classic anorexia right there) >Looks visibly malnourished Seriously, if people think this is healthy and normal they need a reality check. It disgusts me that she has so many followers and that people are calling her beautiful and perfect. Another thing my case worker noticed and was upset about. It's sick.
I dunno, nothing stays the same forever man. I always see people (oldfags mostly) pining for 2007, and to a degree I agree. But I think it's more of an internet cultural thing than a 4chan in 2007 specific thing. If I'm honest I don't think 4chan has really gone down hill (I mean come on, it's 4chan. Is there any lower it can go on that metaphorical hill?). 4chan has and always will be the armpit of the internet, and thats why I love it. I can go on, waste my time reading the boards I like, shitpost and begone. It's out of my system then. Sure, there's plenty of people there with shitty opinions, but I'd rather have them be contained on somewhere like /pol/ where they can express their shitty opinions and live in an echo chamber (ironically the same thing these people love to accuse liberals of), rather than have them elsewhere scattered on the internet. It's just a fact of life- people have different opinions and they have a right as much as we do to express them. I don't personally really visit the '4chan 4chan boards'. Like the type synonymous with the name such as /b/. Most people that seriously visit 4chan on a regular basis and aren't 13 don't. My hobby homeboards are mainly /cgl/, /mu/ and /x/. I like to go to /adv/ and /r9k/ though, because there are often comfy threads on there, especially /r9k/ if you ignore the woman hate and tfwnogf posters. I often see threads about this very subject on there actually, people just getting comfy and sharing stories from 10 years prior and explaining to newer users to the site the general feel of the site back then. It's interesting.
Bottom line is, if you visit 4chan just go in with your feelings cast to one side and take everything with a pinch of salt. And if you can't deal with someone using the suffix '-fag' or the word 'cuck' you can always just close the tab.
Looks like Beckii is moving house: She's moving to London, and what is shown and how she explains it it sounds like a fairly nice (ie: upper middle class area) that she is moving to with her friend Kelsey . Jeeeez, she must be loaded to be able to move to London alone, nevermind to a nice area like that. Ngl I'm kinda jealous, but eehhh I'll calm my salt and try to be happy for her lol
Someone mentioned bulimia cheeks on Lolcow. I'd not heard of it before but after looking up pictures, the resemblance is to Anzu's face on some photos is kinda scary. It's easiest to see on her casual selfies, not the ones where she's obviously shooping a little to lighten her skin or whatever. I dunno, I feel like it is really possible that she has an ED, I hope she is okay. Regarding the comp, it was apparently a modelling comp after all. But no, most (professional?? Like ones run by big conventions with experienced cosplay judges) cosplay competitions require you to have made the costume yourself. If a competition throws you in handmade costumes vs bought costumes there is no way to effectively judge the costume. I have been in and seen competitions like this that are run by small cons and every time a handmade costume has won anyway.
Anyone here play the Touhou games or just into 2hu in general? I was a bit of a latecomer to the party, only really got into it last year. I'd heard stuff like Bad Apple and Night of Nights on Youtube but couldn't play the games until recently because I'm on Mac. I have Ten Desires atm and my brother and I managed to get it working through Wine. It works a treat actually. I can only make it up to stage 4 though lol. Yuyuko is so cute! I think she is one of my favourite characters. It's a great series, lots to explore. I want to play more of the games so I can experience all of the stories rather than watching lets plays or reading the Touhou wiki.
Yep. I played this pretty far through and collected most of the objects but I didn't want to finish it because of what happens at the end... I do enjoy reading the theories though and would like to cosplay Madotsuki one day.
Yessss!! I have such a love/hate relationship with this game. Started playing early last month. I have up to sailor Jupiter atm but some levels are so damn hard, its literally like rolling a dice every time and if you have an awkward board and no chance of getting a good combo...forget it. I also kind of hate Tuxedo Mask now because of him being the token 'give us your money to win! character lmao I'll get my friendcode later on and post it here so if anyone wants to add me as a friend you can.
Honestly, when it comes to cultural appropriation I'd love to know what it would of been like if we had these same ideas as we did now during the 60's and late 80's in my country respectively. Why these eras? Because these were two signficant eras of cultural exchange if you can call it that in the UK and in my region of the UK specifically. In the north of England in the 60's you had something called the Northern Soul movement. Basically, (mostly white, but other races too), working class young men and women would go to clubs and dance to black soul records. The DJ's that would play at these clubs would fly out to record stores in America to find these records (some that were very rare because they were distributed on small black record labels and were ignored by mainly white radio stations) to bring them back to the UK and play to the audiences because they loved them. You literally had clubs that were in rivalry because one club had a record that the other didn't so that was the only place you could hear that specific song. So basically TL;DR you had young mainly white youths, from working class northern towns dancing to majority black soul records. Was this cultural appropriation?? Was this bad because they were white and the only ones that wanted to consume this music at this point in time? Now the '80s and '90s. I'm not even kidding you, two generations apart literally had the SAME thing happen but with a different style of music. In the SAME region. You know house music right? Like actual proper chicago house, detroit techno? Original shit. Picture this: Manchester, UK, an abandoned mill (factory), hundreds and I mean HUNDREDS of youths having the time of their LIVES dancing to majority BLACK records from America. Records that these young people absolutely went MAD for but failed to make an impact in their own country for being 'black', embraced by a majority white, working class, Northern generation. Seriously, just google the Hacienda.
I honestly feel like if this was happening right now, the freedom felt by these youths would of had political pressure put on them for 'appropriating' black music and culture. This is why I find cultural appropriation to be inherently bad as an ideology. I pretty much live by: have respect for other cultures that aren't your own and you will be sound.
You mean like, bringing up valid points about her videos and the points she brings up in them and critiquing them? Sorry but critiquing a woman on her clearly biased and hoodwinking tactics does not equal harassment. Also inb4 'his twitter followers sent her all those death-threats during GG! because I'd love to see some statistical evidence of that. And even if the twitter stuff she got did end up coming from a majority statistic that followed his channel, its not like he personally asked his followers to attack her. Nobody gave a shit when it was Jack Thompson talking about video games causing violence and the shit he got for that. Oh no. Make the critic a woman and all of a sudden she gets the A-star victim treatment- talkshows, a spot on the UN, countless media outlet supports, even a fucking fictional episode of a drama based on her story. Also, lmao about the Wikipedia thing. He uses Wikipedia as a reference point if anything and goes from actual solid research (ie: graphs showing statistics etc). Sargon knows probably better than anyone that Wikipedia is flimsy and prone to ideology. The Gamergate wikipedia page is a glowing example of that. Heck, Feminist theory turns up on Wikipedia pages about shit that doesn't even concern feminism.
I've seen this girl dotted around the Britfag threads on /cgl/. In regards to her cosplay and costuming, she's seen as generally cringey and thinks she's more popular than what she actually is. She even makes a 'tour list' of all the cons she's going to in the year. NAGL really.
That second picture just looks ODD around the legs. Especially the one on her left and our right. The weight distribution for a pose like that doesn't add up. To me there should be more distribution around her inner thighs. I have fairly thin legs and I'm an illustrator so I draw a lot of people, and to me it looks wrong. Just to show what I mean, even though the model is a different body type and is in a slightly different pose, take a look at this ref stock image from Senshishock on DA: http://senshistock.deviantart.com/art/Casual-Sitting-Perspective-Stock-316090796 The thighs should be rounded and not that slim and straight. Also notice how it looks fairly blurred around the middle too.