Hey guys, mod neji here. So I rarely post my personal opinions on this blog, but what recently happened just infuriated me. Essentially, I got into an argument with a girl in my cosplay group because she literally gave me a list of characters that I can’t cosplay, because apparently she “owns them” (I shit you not this is what she said). So what led up to this was I had posted on my snapchat story that I was going to begin my kurloz and dirk cosplay (homestuck characters for those of you who don’t know). And she messaged me later telling me that I can’t cosplay as these characters ( and she listed about 20 other characters) because she cosplays as dirk and kurloz too. I thought she was joking at first, but nope, she was dead serious. I basically told her that she does not own these characters, and she needs to grow up and realize that other people have free will. She then said that when other people cosplay as her favorite characters, she wants to kill herself. She then proceeded to complain about me to our mutual friends, thus dragging them into this. Apparently she has been restricting many other people when it comes to who they cosplay. She also decided to miss homecoming because I was going to be there, and she is refusing to hang out with other people if I’m there. She also canceled going to THREE DIFFERENT CONVENTIONS BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO BE THERE. Now my friends are telling me that I need to apologize to her, even though I’m not the damn problem. The main thing that pissed me off is that she said I couldn’t cosplay as kurloz, even though she knows why I’m cosplaying as him. I know sign language and I’m planning on being silent 24/7 when I’m cosplaying as him, so others can see how difficult it can be to have a disability (kurloz is mute if you don’t already know this). I do understand that this girl has some problems, but that does not excuse the fact that she has a victim mentality and takes her pain out on others. She’s trying to use her depression as an excuse to be mean to others. My friends told me I should tiptoe around her, to protect her precious little feelings. But I’m fucking done with people walking all over me and using their mental illness as their excuse. This whole situation is just stressing me out bc people keep trying to shove their opinions up my ass, and think that I’m going to obey their every command. I’m so sorry that this is a super long rant, but my blood has been boiling for awhile now and I needed to get this off my chest.