Cosplay Confessional – Frozen Failures

Welcome back to my Cosplay Confessional, the blog post that started (and I thought would end) here, but grew too big for its britches and so has spilled out into a second section.  I’m anticipating there being four or five parts to this, but I may think of more costumes I want to do.  I never know when inspiration will strike me…or when I’ll remember something I thought of before.

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Awesome Cosplay of the Day: 6/27/15

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So I forgot to post yesterday’s cosplay.  Wibbley wobbly timey wimey blah blah I’m a time lord so it’s yesterday again.  Actually…I remembered I’d forgotten around four in the morning, but I’d just finished drafting another blog post and couldn’t be bothered with anything other than mocking my cats and going to bed.

However, upon checking this morning, I’m sorry I didn’t post this as it’s a lovely way to finish off my week of FFVII and, well, lay it (temporarily) to rest in a cosplay by Deviant Artist SerinuCeli appropriately titled farewell.

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Chapter 14 – Forget Me Not

<<–Preamble/Prelude
<–Chapter 13                                                                                                Chapter 15–>

Disclaimer: Final Fantasy VII, its characters, and settings are all property of Square Enix so I can take no credit nor claim any ownership of that. I do take some credit for the story’s plot.
Artwork Disclaimer: The below picture is located here. It was neither created by nor does it belong to me.
Author’s Note: It’s been a while since I’ve given you a music recommendation.  This one is for after the break (marked by this symbol * if you were wondering), and it adds a poignant layer to an already bittersweet part.  Sarah McLachlan’s Full of Grace. Listen while you read if you wish and let me know if you think it fits, and if you do think it fits, you might enjoy the video slideshow I made of it found here.
“Somewhere inside of me there will always be the person I am tonight.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald “Tender Is the Night”
“Remember, I’ll never leave you
If you will only
Remember me…”
-Josh Groban, Troy “Remember Me”

Chapter 14 - Forget Me Not

Every day Sephiroth woke in heaven, though he never slept. Aeris lived in his arms from night until dawn, from dreams until waking joy. He wondered as she kissed him with the fervor of prayer what he’d done to deserve this grace.

“I forgive you,” she’d tell him often of a morn, knowing the words he so desperately needed. The tormenting demon would cringe from the blow, then sink its claws even deeper.

“I know you do, Aeris.” He’d lay lips to her brow before rising to make her breakfast. It was domestic and simple and he enjoyed it far better than entrails and blackened blood.

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Awesome Cosplay of the Day: 6/25/15

My OTP forever.

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♫I will go down with this ship.
I won’t put my hands up and surrender!♫

Yes, they’re my favorite OTP.  Yes, I’m aware they’re not canon (though rumor has it that once they might have been).  Yes, I definitely saw this.

The Feather The lily and the feather

I also spent about five minutes crying uncontrollably because I initially googled FFVII remake and found a four hour video of reactions, and well I’m a super empath and feels ;_;

Yes, I love this portrayal by XiaoStarCosplay.

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Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to continue my inconsolably weeping.

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Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 8 – Hardhome

<–S5E7 – The Gift                                                       S5E9 – The Dance of Dragons–>

Welcome back to my increasingly late review/analysis of Game of Thrones season 5!  Well…now that we’re here a week and a half after the season finale but only on episode 8 in the review, there’s a bit of wibley wobbly timey whimey shenanigans to contend with.  I will try my hardest to not make any mention of later episodes, but as I am also doing book to show comparisons, a little bit of the former might leak through..

Many of my beloved theorists consider this to be the best episode of the season, and they are raving about what happened prior to the conclusion as they should be.  We will get to that when we get to it, and belying the title at the beginning, Hardhome shall be the last place we go in this review.

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Awesome Cosplay of the Day: 6/23/15

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It is a great time to be an FFVII fangirl.  I found Sephiroth contact lenses, received the Sephiroth T-shirt I bought in the mail, more people are reading my fanfiction.  I’m…just waiting for the other shoe to drop.  If life is too good, what then is death?

While we ponder that, let us revel in not only an Aeris cosplay, but a “drowned” Aeris cosplay.

06232015“We have lingered in the chambers of the sea,
By sea-girls wreathed in seaweed red and brown,
Til human voices wake us, and we drown.”
-T.S. Eliot “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

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Awesome Cosplay of the Day: 6/22/15

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Sometime between last post and this one I decided this would be a week of FFVII to celebrate the remake, because it’s all I’m going to think about anyway (well that and Game of Thrones).  As the news has continued to filter down, Squeenix has revealed that it’s actually going to be a remake and not just them slapping some new graphics on it and fixing some poor translations.  This…has made some people worried (me included), but one thing they’ve promised to not change is the cross-dressing because god knows the fandom would implode with that foundation.

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A girl dressed like a guy who’s dressed as a girl.  The meta is strong in this cosplay.

I have to admit my shame…I’ve studied Norse mythology for two decades, but it’s been a while since I’ve read up on it.  I was explaining the reasons behind Cloud in a dress to fellow…

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