Recent content by Liana Kerzner

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    A Cosplayer's Response to Xbox's GDC "Core Values"

    It did an unexpected double post. Editing out the bulk of the text to eliminate redundancies.
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    A Cosplayer's Response to Xbox's GDC "Core Values"

    I personally don't have a problem with permitting or promoting lasciviousness. There are plenty of puritan venues that don't. Though I find that a slippery slope of permission = promotion. Don't necessarily agree with the logical link. however even if there was one I see no issue with...
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    Why I Love Furries

    Why I Love Furries Furry costumes are some of the most impressive, elaborate, and huggable costumes you'll see at a convention. Read Full Article
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    Agents of Cosplay: Just the Facts About Furries

    Just the Facts About Furries Just the facts about one of cosplays subcultures. Watch Video
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    A Cosplayer's Response to Xbox's GDC "Core Values"

    Yup, because I don't like the way you "debate" and you tend to drag things out forever with no interest in understanding, but rather trying to reach some universal truth, ignoring any concept of opinion. That last bit you edited away, which I added to the quote, sums up nicely what kind of...
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    A Cosplayer's Response to Xbox's GDC "Core Values"

    Probably because someone thought it'd be fun and not turn into a drama because of hypocritical and offense-seeking twitter users? As usual, whatever the intent was, it goes out the window and people assume that maliciouness and callous disregard for half of the planets population is behind...
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    Agents of Cosplay: What Are Your Cosplay Misconceptions?

    So... slut-shaming. Can we talk about that, just for a minute? Like other negative labels, this gets thrown around a lot to just describe anyone who does not appreciate skimpy or sexy outfits. It's easy to assume that they're just narrowminded and maliciously so, but please consider the fact...
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    A Cosplayer's Response to Xbox's GDC "Core Values"

    No, and I haven't spoken anything negative about the individuals or the profession so I don't know where you're getting that from. Its an industry event and its dearthly inappropriate for the setting. Like I said, not even porn industry events tend to hire dancers and the like. Closest I've...
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    A Cosplayer's Response to Xbox's GDC "Core Values"

    Well said, Larunai. Yeah the idea that suddenly prurience is completely off the table because others may find it offensive is offensive to me. When I was single and heavily depressed, public displays of affection used to make me extremely uncomfortable and remind me I was alone. Seeing a...
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    A Cosplayer's Response to Xbox's GDC "Core Values"

    Except we do. Take a look up at EternallyBored's up the top of the thread, and let's for a second take his anecdotal work experience at face value (I trust someone's work experience more than "well I dont so no one else does" ) If male employees weren't made uncomfortable by male gogo dancers...
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    A Cosplayer's Response to Xbox's GDC "Core Values"

    So let's hire some male dancers. And if straight male employees are uncomfortable with male dancers (which we know they are), then the party isn't for them.
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    A Cosplayer's Response to Xbox's GDC "Core Values"

    Yes, people are just dancing seductively in schoolgirl outfits because thats how the Olympians do it. An after party host by one of the companies with the dancers being paid for. This isn't just some dude who suggested "lets bring the party to the strip club!" This is a company hiring people...
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    A Cosplayer's Response to Xbox's GDC "Core Values"

    Yeah, no. They hired Definitely Not Strippers to work the event for them. Tech companies have done this quite a bit in the past, including hosting actual major events in strip clubs. Look, if one of the devs says "hey, who wants to go to the strip club with me?" its fine. Hell, I might join...
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    A Cosplayer's Response to Xbox's GDC "Core Values"

    A Cosplayer's Response to Xbox's GDC "Core Values" At GDC, Microsoft bungled a PR response, and in doing so, contributed to the stigma that cosplayers are attention-seeking exhibitionists. Read Full Article
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    Agents of Cosplay: What Are Your Cosplay Misconceptions?

    What Are Your Cosplay Misconceptions? Cosplayers share some common misconceptions about cosplay. Watch Video