It hit a fever pitch in Episode 2 when it was explained to newcomer Chloe (@skydart) that there are certain things you don't do, such as be 300 pounds and try to cosplay Superman. I believe, possibly, that the other veteran Cosplayers were trying to say that the internet is a mean spirited place where people who are not within "the ideal" are mercilessly mocked and that being of a fuller figure means also being prepared for the fat-shaming and abuse that will follow. I want to give them a break but I can't.
And I'm going to leave it there for now because really my fuller thoughts on this should be in their own blog post and that's going to come next week, possibly after I see Episode 3. Maybe.
So here's the rest of your weekly wrap up:
In Bastion: The Last Stand
Hiatus week. Time for me to prepare for Dragon Con. Also it may not be until after Labor Day that my life find the normalcy necessary to return to a regular schedule of updates. I'm hoping to be able to keep to a piece of prose every 3 weeks but I might be too optimistic with that.
On Fictional Omens
A woman posed for a picture with the sign, "This is what a Feminist Looks like". Internet Trolls were as trolls are. Facebook failed to do the right thing. I'm still not sure about how they managed to blow this.
I'm prepping for Dragon Con!
For those going here's a short list of what I have planned:
- Friday night:
- Walking Dead Costume Group
- Dragon Con Parade as Dum Dum Dugan
- Panel at 1pm on "Do We Need Teachers?" as part of the Science Track
- Panel at 5pm on "Hollywoodpocalypse" as part of the Apocalypse Rising Track
- BSG Duty Blues costume for fun
- Star Trek Costume Group
- Panel at 7pm on Defiance: A Town without Mercy as part of the Apocalypse Rising Track
- A long... long... drive home.
If you need any help finding me at the con, shoot a tweet to me @FictionalOmen, drop me an email or leave a comment here and I'll do my best to find you.
Your Weekly Video
I'm seriously considering making a lipsync video of "What Makes you Beautiful" by, yes I know, 1 Direction because of all the shaming and hate around Cosplay. I'm not sure if I will or not but here's one of the best I've seen to some awesome Bon Jovi:
Rob Osterman is the author of the popular web novel Bastion: The Last Hope. Its story follows those few who struggle to survive through the end of days and perserve what remains of humanity. He also writes Mind the Thorns, a reader directed web novel chronicling the death and life of Regan Fairchild: Accountant, Bachelorette and Vampire.