Awesome Cosplay of the Day: 2/21/15

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So Aeris is all like, “You know you want it,” and Seph is like, “What is this nonsense?” but you can still tell he’s kind of intrigued, and I’m just like ♥♥♥ and super jealous of the cosplayer’s awesome wig skills.

All thanks to Deviant Artist MadamoiselleDaae (love the Phantom of the Opera reference in her name, too).


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Awesome Cosplay of the Day: 2/17/15

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I wish I saw more FFIV cosplay, because my god I love that game. Yeah, we all know by now that VII is my favorite, but that’s like me saying, “Geez, I love breathing air.” I can love other things, too, and there’s a sad dearth of representation for Final Fantasy IV. I once tried to find some IV fanfic, and was grossly disappointed. I DID find one, which is still pretty good considering there’s an abundance of VII fanfiction and I only have about 10 stories and maybe that many authors in my favorites, but FFIV doesn’t even have its own category!  It’s lumped in with Final Fantasies I, II, and III. My cosplay board, too, is sadly lacking so when I do find one, it is quite a cause to rejoice. I was doubly lucky to locate a Cecil and Rosa one for the couples cosplay portion of…

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Awesome Cosplay of the Day: 2/14/15

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What’s this??? Double your pleasure; double your fun 😀 Yes, this is the cosplay I’d planned to post before baby Vincent came into my life. This also marks the switch from cute/child cosplay to couples. I figured since there are 28 days in the month and I’d either have one more cute or child’s cosplay or one more couples’, I’d be fair and just do two in the middle, and what says romance better than an arranged royal marriage or as you all know them Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty? Dudes, I am waaaaay too tired to go into all the problems with that narrative, so I’ll just let you all keep your little fantasies as I’ll keep mine.

Geez Shameful Narcissist…can’t you post a perfectly happy Valentine’s Day cosplay without instigating rhetoric? I guess not 😉

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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Awesome Cosplay of the Day: 2/14/15

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I really thought I had my Valentine’s Day cosplay picked this time, and it wasn’t going to be similar to what I did last year, but then my friend tagged me in this post on Facebook, and there was just no way in hell I wasn’t going to use him.

This is not only the best child’s cosplay of Vincent Valentine I’ve ever seen, but one of the best ones I’ve seen overall. He is not an easy character to pull off with his metal arm, intricate outfit (can’t forget all the buckles!) and sort of wild hair, but this little guy NAILS IT. I only hope my cosplay-fu is half as strong when I go to Otakon in 2016.

So Happy Valentine’s Day! May your luck in love be far better than Vincent’s. Hm, random observation: there’s a St. Vincent AND a St. Valentine (the latter being a martyr…

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Friendship Is Magic

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I want to share with all of you something you have probably heard before. Friendship is Magic. That’s wonderful. That’s a My Little Pony relaunch. Well, yes it is. But that’s not all. There’s more to it. The message is that Friendship is Magic. Now, it sounds like I’m being redundant. I’ve seen all of 4 seasons of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and the movie. It all went right over my head. The whole point.

It’s an embarrassing thing to say. FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC! So, in the amount of time it may take an audience to process the full meaning of this important statement, they include a show where they exemplify this concept. And still, it went over my head. I’ve taken the online, “Which My Little Pony Character Are You?!” quizzes and initially satisfied with my results, I also let that go over my head. The quizzes…

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Don’t Be Intimidated – Law & Order: SVU – GamerGate episode

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We need to speak up. We need to be heard. Because we are more than them. In many ways more than just outnumbering them. We need to make our voice heard before something like this happens for real.

I just finished watching the latest episode of Law & Order: SVU, which basically covered everything that blew up when GamerGate changed from a debate on ethics in journalism (based on a lie), to an attack on all women in gaming. I’ll spare you the rehashing of the details, if you want to know about GamerGate, go look it up on Wikipedia. Anyways, the episode, “Intimidation Game” begins with a strong open at a gaming event, a tournament for crappy FPS game that looks like it was from 2002. Also at the event are booths from other companies, including a game from developer Raina Punjabi, who is an amalgamation of Anita Sarkeesian…

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Awesome Cosplay of the Day: 2/8/15

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Ugh, guys, it’s nearly 9:30 at night, and I usually set up all my posts for the week at like noon? I also just got back from a wedding reception and I’m full of cake and wine so forgive me if I’m not super eloquent or coherent right now.

I’m going to try to be because this cosplay right here is nothing short of awesome sauce. This little guy wanted to be the 11th doctor so his so his mom made him a blazer, fixed up his wheelchair and made him the 11th doctor. Not only is this a cosplay win, it’s a parenting win extraordinaire.


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Who Killed Aerith?

Angry Narcissist is SUPER angry.

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Once again I find myself disturbed by something FFVII related. It’s not only my favorite game, favorite story, inspiration and general reason for being, it also is the impetus for pretty horrible nightmares involving falling and being impaled and just generally being impaled. The fight scene in Advent Complete left me unable to eat for days, because I’m extremely empathetic and when I see someone essentially being sword raped, well I can kind of feel it. This is great for writing inspiration, but horrible for trying to sleep without waking in a cold sweat.

I found this video on YouTube since I go there daily to watch LPs, and wow. One, it made me realize that FFVII will be 17 years old this year, which then led me to my second realization that I’m going to be 34, which means I’ve been obsessed with this story for half my life…

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