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Unread 03-11-2013, 07:40 PM   #20281
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I have to agree with this, though mine is much less severe. While I do still get flak from my mom about it being a "gay meetup" and about how everyone there HAS to be creeps or not true friends since they aren't my age, don't live in my area, etc. The actual process of cosplay she just goes along with now.

Though that is a big peeve of mine, being young and living far enough away from the city with overprotective parents that it severely limits what I can do in the one hobby I have. Any con I go to, I go one day and I'm constantly under dad's supervision. And I'm fine with that, I get why they're worried. But that also means whenever he wants to leave, I HAVE to leave. Seriously angry I could only stay at Momocon until 3:30. The ONE day in months I get to go have fun and you're making me leave early aafghdhjd.

Also, not being able to even have con friends over or room with anyone because my mom believes they're all gay or creeps. I want to be able to go all three days at a con, but my parents refuse to help me save up money for hotel costs or room or stay over with anyone because my mom considers them all strangers but then makes no effort to meet them (and even nearly scoffs when I talk about them because apparently she doesn't want me making so many friends or making friends with people she doesn't know). I get why they get worried, I understand their restrictions, but I still absolutely bloody hate those restrictions at the best of times. I would not be half as depressed and would enjoy cons so much more if you would please let me stay and room with my friends kthx

It's just..annoying. You let my sister who's only a few years older than me go to a different freaking country for two weeks, but you won't let me go and stay in a different freaking state or town for three days? I just...It feels so unfair.
I'm speechless. I really don't know where to start.

First of all, "Gay meetup?" Wow, how mature. -_-

Second, Your parents sound unbelievable and COMPLETELY unfair. So they their slightly older daughter step onto the soil of another country, but they don't let their other daughter go to a harmless convention ACROSS TOWN to finally meet other people who share her interests and have fun for 72 hours

I'm at such a loss for words. How amazing....
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Unread 03-11-2013, 07:49 PM   #20282
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I have to agree with this, though mine is much less severe. While I do still get flak from my mom about it being a "gay meetup" and about how everyone there HAS to be creeps or not true friends since they aren't my age, don't live in my area, etc. The actual process of cosplay she just goes along with now.

Though that is a big peeve of mine, being young and living far enough away from the city with overprotective parents that it severely limits what I can do in the one hobby I have. Any con I go to, I go one day and I'm constantly under dad's supervision. And I'm fine with that, I get why they're worried. But that also means whenever he wants to leave, I HAVE to leave. Seriously angry I could only stay at Momocon until 3:30. The ONE day in months I get to go have fun and you're making me leave early aafghdhjd.

Also, not being able to even have con friends over or room with anyone because my mom believes they're all gay or creeps. I want to be able to go all three days at a con, but my parents refuse to help me save up money for hotel costs or room or stay over with anyone because my mom considers them all strangers but then makes no effort to meet them (and even nearly scoffs when I talk about them because apparently she doesn't want me making so many friends or making friends with people she doesn't know). I get why they get worried, I understand their restrictions, but I still absolutely bloody hate those restrictions at the best of times. I would not be half as depressed and would enjoy cons so much more if you would please let me stay and room with my friends kthx

It's just..annoying. You let my sister who's only a few years older than me go to a different freaking country for two weeks, but you won't let me go and stay in a different freaking state or town for three days? I just...It feels so unfair.
My friend actually has the same issue as you(note: she is 20 at this point). Her dad is really super protective of her to the point that she was actually driven to our prom by her dad and not in the limo with the rest of us and she had to go home early.

Her parents do find the whole cosplay thing weird but from what I can tell they don't actively dislike the hobby. Heck, her parents were willing to drive me and her up to Canada every year for AnimeNorth. But the one condition we had was that the two of us needed to stay together at all times which we followed.

Since then, her parents have been much more willing to let her go somewhere with me(like, one time we went to the thrift store together for cosplay stuff and I drove. This is a huge thing and it was the first time she was ever allowed to go out with a friend like this). And last AnimeNext, her dad actually allowed her to let me drive her to the con and back and she might even get to go to Otakon with me this year as well which surprised all of us.

So maybe if you had a responsible friend that your parents can get to know, maybe it will lessen the worry they have?
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Unread 03-11-2013, 08:18 PM   #20283
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I'm speechless. I really don't know where to start.

First of all, "Gay meetup?" Wow, how mature. -_-

Second, Your parents sound unbelievable and COMPLETELY unfair. So they their slightly older daughter step onto the soil of another country, but they don't let their other daughter go to a harmless convention ACROSS TOWN to finally meet other people who share her interests and have fun for 72 hours

I'm at such a loss for words. How amazing....
They are total homophobics and have always suspected I was lesbian (but never truly noticed it until I started going to cons) and so she blames cons for "making me gay". I know.

And yes, I guess it's because she went with her youth group at church so their mindset is "Well, she's with more responsible people" even though every single one of my friends he's met, dad has liked. Honestly..I think if it were just my dad making the decisions, he'd have let me by now. But my mom is ridiculously overprotective of me being in a big city and refuses every single time.

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Maybe if you had a responsible friend that your parents can get to know, maybe it will lessen the worry they have?
I've tried. Problem is I'm usually not at cons long enough to meet or know a really responsible friend, and even if I did have one, deal's off if they live more than an hour away from me (Most of my friends live roughly an hour and a half away). I totally get their worries, I do, but mom is completely unreasonable when I try to stick to her limits. You don't want me to make friends at cons unless they are in a very specific group. Even if I do, you're hardly willing to drive half an hour to meet them and let us hang out. Whereas every time my sister wants to go on a church trip regardless of where it's at, you'll take her wherever she wants to or needs to go and let her go on her own.
I feel like there's some bias going on here.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 08:24 PM   #20284
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They are total homophobics and have always suspected I was lesbian (but never truly noticed it until I started going to cons) and so she blames cons for "making me gay". I know.

And yes, I guess it's because she went with her youth group at church so their mindset is "Well, she's with more responsible people" even though every single one of my friends he's met, dad has liked. Honestly..I think if it were just my dad making the decisions, he'd have let me by now. But my mom is ridiculously overprotective of me being in a big city and refuses every single time.


I've tried. Problem is I'm usually not at cons long enough to meet or know a really responsible friend, and even if I did have one, deal's off if they live more than an hour away from me (Most of my friends live roughly an hour and a half away). I totally get their worries, I do, but mom is completely unreasonable when I try to stick to her limits. You don't want me to make friends at cons unless they are in a very specific group. Even if I do, you're hardly willing to drive half an hour to meet them and let us hang out. Whereas every time my sister wants to go on a church trip regardless of where it's at, you'll take her wherever she wants to or needs to go and let her go on her own.
I feel like there's some bias going on here.
That immensly sucks...
I think I want to quit cosplay for a while because I don't enjoy verbally sparring with my mother when I briefly bring p something cosplay related, etc, etx..
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Unread 03-11-2013, 08:32 PM   #20285
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I'm really sorry for all the people with overbearing and picky parents. My mom basically lets me do whatever I want as long as I'm in college. v.v

Onto a peeve though, I love my best friend but I hate how he always comes up with big cosplay plans but then never goes through with them. Like last November we saw Wreck-It Ralph and decided to do a Sugar Rush cosplay group and he hasn't even started working on his costume yet. Hell, he hasn't even bought tickets to the con yet.
To be fair, I've barely worked on mine but I'm in school right now so it's kind of hard for me to do so. I might just have to either cancel or postpone my Crumbelina cosplay. Bleh.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 12:00 AM   #20286
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I...actually agree with you. About the exact same con.
Momocon was awesome the first year (though it was also my first con), but since then it seems to just have been sloping downhill as far as the amount of fun I have every year. It's been quite a long time since I've genuinely felt I've had fun at that con. I don't know what it is, but..I have noticed most of my friends are in a bad mood at Momocon too. Every time.
Momocon was fun the first time I went as well! I think it sometimes has to do with the venue. I'm always walking in circles and going up and down stairs for hours until I realize I right back where I started. It's a very chill con, but I can't get past this weird feeling it gives me now. And for some reason, every time it comes around, I'm loaded with so much school work. I think Momocon is just one of those cons where you need to be around friends 24/7 and it needs to be accessible to there parts of the city to hang out at yknow?

And of course, I do have a current peeve right now of friends who keep making plans with me but ends up hanging out with their other cosplay friends the entire time. Like, what are you even doing. Please stop confusing me. I'm at the point where I'm about to flip a table.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 08:06 AM   #20287
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They are total homophobics and have always suspected I was lesbian (but never truly noticed it until I started going to cons) and so she blames cons for "making me gay". I know.
Wow... Real mature, Mom.

But I feel you. When I was growing up, my parents wouldn't let me go anywhere and I had to literally fight to even be allowed to drive back and forth to school during my senior year. This was after I pointed out that I wanted to do some extra-curricular stuff (like voice lessons and clubs) so I'd have good stuff for my college applications and it was easier to let me have a car rather than wait for them to pick me up. We had a third car that I could use. And I even offered to drive my brother to and from his school. But we still would have a fight at least once a month about whether I should be allowed a car.

Even when I went off to college and needed a car (I was a commuter student and lived 45 minutes from school), my parents still kept trying to yank the car out from under me for the stupidest reasons and put me under a ridiculous 12 am curfew. And even then, if I came home late (usually due to a late class), I got the third degree even though I made the curfew. This was AFTER I had turned 18 and could leave the house at any time, for any reason.

So I didn't start going to cons until after I graduated college and got married. Hey, I'm a grown-up now! I do what I want!
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Unread 03-12-2013, 08:09 AM   #20288
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Yeah when I went to ALA, I woke up in the morning of the last day and I had a view of the pool area and the hotel people were cleaning the jacuzzi because apparently some HS cosplayers yup in there. :\

OKAY. WHAT. See. this is why even the homestuck fandom hates the homestuck fandom. ITS ALL OVER THE PLACE. augggh.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 08:39 AM   #20289
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Yeah when I went to ALA, I woke up in the morning of the last day and I had a view of the pool area and the hotel people were cleaning the jacuzzi because apparently some HS cosplayers yup in there. :\
This brings me to another peeve I have, not respecting the hotel staff. It really gets to me when I hear stories like this or people leaving their rooms a mess and being like "Lolz it's their job to clean it anyways!" It's just rude. I've seen people shouting at the staff cause either the room didn't have any extra towels, or they refused to give them more keys for all the 14 people in their room. They're doing their best to accommodate you, just be nice and courteous toward them, it goes a long way ( and if you do leave your room a mess, and there is nothing you can do about it, tip the housekeepers.)
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This brings me to another peeve I have, not respecting the hotel staff. It really gets to me when I hear stories like this or people leaving their rooms a mess and being like "Lolz it's their job to clean it anyways!"
This, so much.

Con-goers use the hotel in a way that's VERY different from the way the average hotel guest does. We bring a lot more junk with us, and generate a lot more trash as, unlike a tourist or business traveler, we tend to bring more of our own food in and spend more time in the room itself. The hotel cleaning staff are there to tidy the rooms - i.e., change the linens, vacuum, empty the trash bin, etc. Scraping body paint off of every available surface is absolutely not part of their normal job duties, and it's really not reasonable to leave something like that for them to take care of. It's basic common courtesy, people.
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Pet-peeve of the day:When you can't find enough conventions to debute all your cosplays. expecially if you usually only go one day.
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This brings me to another peeve I have, not respecting the hotel staff. It really gets to me when I hear stories like this or people leaving their rooms a mess and being like "Lolz it's their job to clean it anyways!" It's just rude. I've seen people shouting at the staff cause either the room didn't have any extra towels, or they refused to give them more keys for all the 14 people in their room. They're doing their best to accommodate you, just be nice and courteous toward them, it goes a long way ( and if you do leave your room a mess, and there is nothing you can do about it, tip the housekeepers.)
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This, so much.

Con-goers use the hotel in a way that's VERY different from the way the average hotel guest does. We bring a lot more junk with us, and generate a lot more trash as, unlike a tourist or business traveler, we tend to bring more of our own food in and spend more time in the room itself. The hotel cleaning staff are there to tidy the rooms - i.e., change the linens, vacuum, empty the trash bin, etc. Scraping body paint off of every available surface is absolutely not part of their normal job duties, and it's really not reasonable to leave something like that for them to take care of. It's basic common courtesy, people.
Yeah some people don't seem to understand how much the staff have to deal with during conventions. And even more when 2 conventions collide with one another. The housekeepers have a lot work to do and they have to do it quickly. My mom use to be a housekeeper and she would always tell us how much stuff she had to do in a sort amount of time because they were a lot of rooms she had to clean up. My mom taught me of ways on how to help out with the housekeepers before I checkout or if we ask for something like extra toilet paper or a towel we always tip them. or leave a tip in the room before we leave.

And yelling at the staff in unacceptable. I swear it annoys me when I hear about people doing that! I mean come on they are doing their jobs and they aren't yelling back at you.
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Needing more than a swatch's worth of fabric but way less than the minimum fabric buy requirement. -_-

Oh and the seemingly utter lack of solid gray velboa fabric.

And also when shipping is more than the actual item itself. I really want to get these boots for Heroine but the shipping costs more than the boots themselves. -_-
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