Juri is an example of one of those cosplays where you care SO MUCH about the character and source material that you just go the extra fifty miles.
It’s so true. You know how much I love Juri. As I’ve said in other asks, we have such similar personality types, too.
I also made that costume specifically with entering it into a masquerade in mind, so there’s that. It’s not perfect (and I didn’t win anything), but I put a lot of effort into it. I even understitched everything, knowing that it was all going to be covered in bias tape anyway. I went all the way.
god asoiaf is such a vast series with over two thousand named characters that there are some i just never really care or think about beyond their role in the story. and that’s the beauty of rp since the moment i start interacting or seeing peeps who put so much effort and thought into their portrayals it starts to make me think beyond what’s shown on the pages.
So imagine you are a mother/father and you have two children. You go on a family trip to the beach. You want your children to build a sandcastle together so you can take a picture and post it on Facebook or whatever parents use. Your children DO NOT want to build a sandcastle and WILL NOT fucking cooperate. You try to reason with them and even offer to help them build it but of course they’d just rather do something else. You decide to give up on the idea and walk away to do something else with your time. You come back around ten minutes later and what do you find? Nothing other then a BEAUTIFUL FUCKING SANDCASTLE THAT WAS JUST RECENTLY DESTROYED BY THE WAVES OF THE FUCKING OCEAN. Your children are crying and said that they decided to build a big beautiful sandcastle while you were gone to surprise you and RIGHT when you got back it got destroyed by the waves. Your children resemble Dirk and Jake and the sandcastle resembles Dirk and Jake’s romantic relationship. You don’t get to see the building of the sandcastle, or see it when it stood proud and tall. All you got to see was the ending stages of something beautiful as it breaks and drifts of into the ocean. Andrew Hussie is the waves of the ocean that destroy your children’s sandcastles.
Let’s use his feat at Enies Lobby for example. He successfully shot down several Marines across an incredibly long distance through a very windy day. But how far WAS it?
Here’s a picture of Dorry about to fight Luffy
Luffy is 5′7 according to the One Piece wiki. Stacking him up against Dorry makes the giant 13 Luffys tall.
Run that through the calculator 13 times and you get 72 feet and 7 inches.
Now let’s assume that’s the average height of a giant. Hang in there, we still have a bit to go
Here is two giants bending down in front of the main gate. When you bend down like that, you drop about 2 feet (I measured myself with a tape measure for this). Bent down, they’re about as tall as the main gate. So let’s assume the main gate is 70 feet tall.Here is the main gate compared to the Tower of Justice.
Not counting the flagpole it’s 3 Gates tall. Which makes the Tower of Justice 210 feet tall.
Now here is the MASSIVE Gates of Justice
Stacking the tower on top of each other (Not counting the flagpole again) we see how tall it is. We can’t see the top of the curve in this picture, so we can only assume it’s 6 towers tall. Run that through the calculator and the gates are 1260 feet tall
Now here we CAN see the whole door (I didn’t use this picture since the tower here is bigger, and this is more of a perspective shot).
Taking the tower from our previous picture and going from the sides to the middle, each gate is 810 feet long.
Trust me, you’ll see where I’m going with this
Here’s the Bridge of Hesitation, where several Marines were shot down by Usopp.
With the open gate in the background, putting them up against each other makes the bridge 2 and a half gates long 840 x 2 + 420 (*snicker*) The Bridge of Hesitation is 2100 feet long
But wait! What about the water in-between the tower and bridge? While this is an angled picture, this is as good as I can get.
The distance between the bridge and tower is about 3 bridges long with the third bridge going behind the tower due to the perspective. Which makes it 6300 feet long.
So after all of these calculations….we can come to this conclusion.
Usopp was able to successfully snipe off several Marines and save Robin while standing at a height of 210 feet at targets that were 6300 feet away, with severe wind, while using A FREAKING SLINGSHOT.