For real, that article oozes resentment. And to no real purpose! Things are different. It is so much EASIER to get good materials and information now, and being truly world-class is an order of magnitude more difficult and expensive as a result--most people can't really aspire to it. Parameters of "best" have shifted. "Best" has shifted. It's harder now.
Wendy gives a lot of fucks about that. A lot of new cosplayers also give a lot of fucks about that, for reasons that are simultaneously very different and very similar. For the huge majority of people, the best is not going to be you. If you were the best in your city, well, now your city can see and interact with the rest of the world. Sorry Wendy-types, there goes your version of being "best". If you HOPED to be the best in your city, people in your city will be comparing you to the rest of the world. Sorry modern newbs, "best" was gone before you got there. It can get kinda miserable, as long as you keep giving fucks about being the best. Good is awesome. Great is great. Better? Wanting to be better is marvelous. Aiming for "best" is climbing up a down escalator.
Don't. Knock that shit off.
Go for that crazy sound in the restaurant, because they're going to try to get behind you. Don't you let them do it.
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Last edited by Mangochutney : 09-16-2017 at 08:09 AM.