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Unread 07-30-2013, 07:21 PM   #7051
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I can attest to this, but don't let it stop you from enjoying the convention. If you yell at them to stop, a lot of congoers (LIKE ME) will jump to your defense.

My friend Allen Ryde (you guys might now him from Cosplay Burlesque or his GORGEOUS Disney Princess costumes) gets groped at lot. It happened to him while wearing Dorothy from the wizard of oz even!
$^#@$%^ what?

Aren't there limits to what you grope? I mean like... doesn't someone's mind give them a slap on the mental wrist if they even think about it?


My mind, it burns.


But yeah, if you don't mind making a big commotion, feel free to shout the guy down - there are going to be tons of con-goers that will jump to your side. Heck, cosplays are a vital piece of con atmosphere; y'can't go sullying cosplayers without congoers gettin' riled up.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 07:47 PM   #7052
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It seems that groping is more of a local problem with congoers in the US? At least I haven't heard of groping congoers here in Germany at all. Just people outside the con. The staff is usually really nice and warns people in skimpy outfits to wear something over their cosplays or not go out alone at night.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 08:02 PM   #7053
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Huh... that sounds pretty awesome.

Also, Japan is actually really good for cosplay courtesy. It's probably just North America...
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Unread 07-30-2013, 11:22 PM   #7054
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Oh, how I WISH people would practice this more often than being outright disrespectful and nasty for the hell of it. It'd make me have fewer nights where I'm crying myself to sleep knowing that there are actual people out there that believe such idiotic thoughts in this day and age...
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It's probably just the USA. Sex kinda plays a huge part of our culture but we also shame it so when people let loose one of the first things is to get sexual.
also our culture over-sexualizes females and cross dressing is seen as a sexual act.

Swordmaster I take you up on your challenge! BRING YOUR BOOTY TO ME!
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Unread 07-30-2013, 11:36 PM   #7055
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Ummm...

Uhh...

I've been groped a lot while cosplaying (me buxom butt, if that means anything). Personally, I don't really mind, but I can see others really having something to say in regards to that. Maybe there should be like a panel at cons about con behavior?

I also have a confession (this might need to go over into the confession topic...) I used to be one of those really hyper-rowdy kids that would jump (half-literally) into the piles of fandom, grope and get groped. Luckily I was told off by this one girl at this one convention and I fixed my ways since then =D Now, I'm just a cool old dude; a bit cheery, but pretty chill. Oh, and eccentric.

Also, I CHALLENGE PEOPLE TO TRY AND GROPE THIS WONDERFUL BUTT OF MINE. IT'S AS FIRM AS DESCARTES ARGUMENT FOR EXISTENCE!

Okay, I'll leave it at that.
The hell did I just read?
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Unread 07-30-2013, 11:46 PM   #7056
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Swordmaster I take you up on your challenge! BRING YOUR BOOTY TO ME!

Oh, IT'S ON!!!! As soon as we figure out how it can be on... it's totes on.


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The hell did I just read?
=D which part?
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Unread 07-31-2013, 10:38 AM   #7057
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I received a lot of hurtful comments, this is one of the most common I get:

- Go kill yourself you mix breeded freak.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 11:26 AM   #7058
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Because you cosplay?

Oh $%@#$ naw. They're going to completely rip into me, then.


Half Jap, quarter black, quarter white. lol, and that's putting it simply.


Uh, so, question, what sort of context did you get that comment in?
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Unread 07-31-2013, 11:30 AM   #7059
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Because you cosplay?

Oh $%@#$ naw. They're going to completely rip into me, then.


Half Jap, quarter black, quarter white. lol, and that's putting it simply.


Uh, so, question, what sort of context did you get that comment in?
This was a while back when I wore a cosplay for halloween in high school and the racist fucks that went to my school kept calling me names because I wasnt like them. And the people saying this were mexicans. And they are mixed raced themselves.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 12:05 PM   #7060
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Cosplaying at high school is risky. In high school at a con? No probs. At high school? You jumped into the boundary between the eccentric and the mundane. Harsh comments are half-expected in situations like that, unless you're with a group (then the whole group may face ridicule).

Also, tsk tsk, language - self-censoring is an awesome way to be awesome. We've got kids on here D=

Also, while they may be the biggest jerks you've ever met, there's no reason to lash at them; it's not like it improves the situation either.

Take the experience in stride.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 04:09 PM   #7061
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Oh, IT'S ON!!!! As soon as we figure out how it can be on... it's totes on.
Now to find a way to get up to Canada...

Dannimon don't listen to them. Some reason us mixed-race kids are hated more than anyone else. They probably jsut saw you as a target and wanted to make themselves feel better.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 08:02 PM   #7062
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Now to find a way to get up to Canada...

Dannimon don't listen to them. Some reason us mixed-race kids are hated more than anyone else. They probably jsut saw you as a target and wanted to make themselves feel better.
We are?

Awww, ^#$@ naw.


They've gone too far now. We're gonna have to quell the masses with song and dance - SOMEONE, BREAK OUT THE DISNEY TUNES!
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Unread 07-31-2013, 10:13 PM   #7063
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$^#@$%^ what?

Aren't there limits to what you grope? I mean like... doesn't someone's mind give them a slap on the mental wrist if they even think about it?


My mind, it burns.


But yeah, if you don't mind making a big commotion, feel free to shout the guy down - there are going to be tons of con-goers that will jump to your side. Heck, cosplays are a vital piece of con atmosphere; y'can't go sullying cosplayers without congoers gettin' riled up.
You'd think so, but nope, even a very conservative cosplay like Dorothy got lots and lots of groping. Granted this was at Washington DC's sakuramatsuri tho.

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It seems that groping is more of a local problem with congoers in the US? At least I haven't heard of groping congoers here in Germany at all. Just people outside the con. The staff is usually really nice and warns people in skimpy outfits to wear something over their cosplays or not go out alone at night.
The problem with this is that we shouldn't HAVE to cover up, people SHOULD just keep their hands to themselves. Idealistic maybe, but that's what SHOULD happen.

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I received a lot of hurtful comments, this is one of the most common I get:

- Go kill yourself you mix breeded freak.
Please find me at a con so I can A: hug you and B: beat anyone who says that to you ever? That's not okay.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 10:52 PM   #7064
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You'd think so, but nope, even a very conservative cosplay like Dorothy got lots and lots of groping. Granted this was at Washington DC's sakuramatsuri tho.



The problem with this is that we shouldn't HAVE to cover up, people SHOULD just keep their hands to themselves. Idealistic maybe, but that's what SHOULD happen.



Please find me at a con so I can A: hug you and B: beat anyone who says that to you ever? That's not okay.
Oh Jon... looking at myself in observation, I'm actually a really touchy-feel-y person... What if I were to get caught up in a moment and do something reaaaaaaalllly out-of-character for me...

Hm... I don't think that's likely to happen... actually, I'm more of the dude that puts his arm over your shoulder and proceeds to party on. I also tend to pick people up (with some warning). Oh Jon... I must be despised by some people...

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Unread 08-12-2013, 02:45 PM   #7065
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