Admin Note: Representation IS important, but so is avoiding erasure. Crowley and Chuck, both, are major characters with canon LGBTQIA orientations, Charlie was openly gay, as were side characters like Damien & Barnes and Ceasr & Jesse and Corbett, and compelling arguments exist for reading Castiel as asexual. It’s equally as important to recognize the characters that are actively providing representation as it is to make wishes for those that aren’t.
friend and I were going to our first Lolita convention and we were so
excited. The first night was going to be a swap meet and then afterwards
we would all go out and eat and then we were going to have drinks and
Everything was going so well, we were having so much fun seeing
everyone in our community as well as buying and trading new things to
add to our wardrobe. Then they showed up.
Earlier that day a cosplay picnic had taken place, and since this was
not only for lolita but for all Japanese fashion, those are the picnic
were invited, because why not? They were into the fashion scene as well
and reaching out is always good to attracting new members.
Those who came all seemed to be genuinely interested and had some
idea of what was going on. Well, Ihad brought some of my handmade
jewelry as well as some cute phone charms, some of which happened to be
Pokemon. Well, they come in, one is cosplaying Ciel from Black Butler,
the other Jojo from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures. Ciel comes up and starts
gushing over my phone charms, I think I have a sale and a few extra
bucks for a meal. Jojo starts sighing and lamenting how awful Pokemon
has become. Sighing more and more how he moved on to edgier things like
DBZ and other anime he sees as far more superior than a show made for