When you finally have a day off, but instead of writing the story, just spending the spare time in the dumbest way ever on making genderswap versions of random premades from the depths of CAS. On the other hand, those custom sliders are not useless anymore. Yay! Btw, if u didn’t get who on earth are they, you can simply click on photo - I’ve added some description.
The Trouble with Pocahontas/Connor Kenway Cosplays
Halloween isn’t the only time that I see people dressing up as Native Americans. No, I’m not talking about various sports team events, or Coachella. I’m talking about Conventions.
It irks me and I silently judge when I see a Pocahontas or Sexy Fem. Connors (Assassin’s Creed 3) . Yes, you look beautiful, Yes you may have put tons of hours into your beautiful cosplay, that is amazing and I commend you for it, but that’s the thing. To you, it’s a cosplay, a costume, one you wear for a couple hours until YOU decide to take it off. To me, that’s my culture, and I just CAN’T take my “costume” off.
Do you really understand how problematic Disney’s Pocahontas is? Yes, they did get Native actress, Irene Bedard , to voice her, they did some research, they did visit the Pamunkey Reservation. Yes! The animation was beautiful and it did break some boundaries for it’s time, but despite all this….she still remains a stereotype (POCAHONTAS WASN’T EVEN HER REAL NAME! It was
Matoaka ). Look at her clothes, take away the name “Pocahontas” and tell me, what do you see? I see, just another generic Native costume that we see year after year in Halloween stores.
Now Fem.Connors, I don’t really have a problem with, the ones I DO is the ones who feel they need to…sex it up. I’m all for sexy cosplay, do you boo, but just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. In this case, sexy Connors irks me, because it just reinforces the sexualization of Native Women. Which statistics have shown, that Native Women are at the highest rate of any ethnicity to be sexually assaulted, raped, or murdered. You can still be a gorgeous, bomb ass Fem.Connor, without showing the boobs (which I’m sure are lovely) and a bare midriff (Lovely as well),and without reinforcing a harmful stereotype. (Seriously, you can! I’ve seen some amazing Fem.Connors!!)
Yes, you look beautiful, you look gorgeous, hot, sexy whatever it maybe, at the end of the day, you’re still portraying a character that is Native American, and by applying rule 63 to Connor, and making it sexy, using obvious Native motifs, your “costume” is no different than the Pocahottie costume on the rack in the Spirit Halloween store, except for the fact it’s made better.
p.s. to the Connor cosplayer I saw a few years ago at Otakon, who wore a stereotypical Headdress with it. Fuck you.
alright im gonna sleep but before that i’m gonna list what all is in my drafts:
michael x reader [reader words at a record store | fluff | requested]
jeremy x reader [late night chat | kinda angsty | requested]
jake x reader [project together, does he ever stop flirting? no | requested]
jeremy x reader [drunk!jeremy is a rly happy boy? rip | requested]
michael x reader [michael and reader get injured a lil | requested]
one sided jeremy x reader [reader is jealous of christine/pining for jeremy probs | requested]
michael x reader [Fish Out of Water pt.3 everyone finds out shit/drabbles? | requested]
headcanon | michael x reader [reader afraid of dark]
michael x reader [music soulmate au | requested]
(possibly) connor x fem!reader [tfw ur bf is rich and has the Good Shit | not requested but based off of a headcanon someone sent in]
(please note i have the right to decide not to write something btw!!! i try to write all that i can but sometimes ideas don’t work out and i’ll usually end up shelving stuff so that there’s a possibility of coming back to it!!!)
(also if anyone sends in anymore requests, i might not get to them as soon as i’d like to since i have this whole list!)