The cashier at the Daiso today told me she “liked my aesthetic”. I was caught off guard because I was in IRL at the time. Macintosh Plus begins to play in my head but I shake it away. “What was that?” I asked, and she clarified: “I said your aesthetic is on point.”
“Some of the worst excesses of the Black Mesa Incident have been laid directly at his feet. And yet unsophisticated minds continue to imbue him with romantic power, giving him such dangerous poetic labels as the One Free Man, the Opener of the Way.”
I wanted to jump on the Cosplay Aesthetic bandwagon
“[On preparing for role in Game of Thrones] It was frightening. Imagine; I used to have really long blonde hair, always wearing heels, lots of make-up. I had been someone who was highly feminised and had chosen to look that way, partly because I was 6ft 3in but also I was into that aesthetic. I knew it had to be stripped away. I knew this would be an important part not just for my work but in terms of my own development, because I would be confronting elements of myself that I didn’t want to confront. It was actor’s vanity and personal vanity. To see yourself displayed as unattractive, large, masculine, it’s quite tough… But I know it’s just perspective. A social conditioning that causes us to view these traits in a woman in a negative way, but it’s still hard to watch myself even now.