I figured I’d kick off this blog by posting my only truly successful cosplay attempt. My name is Kody, I’m 25 as of this posting, and I have Spina Bifida. The story behind this photo is that some Welcome to Night Vale fans decided to put together a meet-up at DragonCon 2014 (shoutout to radakias). I decided to cosplay Cecil Palmer, and the voice actor of Cecil’s brother-in-law Steve Carlsberg, Hal Lublin (hallublin), was nice enough to join in the fun. I’ve brought this cosplay back for a couple cons since then and I think I’m bringing it back for this year’s DragonCon because, honestly, I just don’t have time to put anything else together before con.
I hate this trend on tumblr where someone disagrees with something and so they make these stupid posts where they just reply with a reaction gif, or make comics with the punchline “NOPE YOU ARE WRONG I AM RIGHT.” this says literally nothing except “I disagree.” These posts get tens of thousands of notes. I see them on my dash every day. The only reason these posts are successful is because many people agree with the general point. Nobody learns or challenges anything. And if you wanted to make people see things your way, this is the worst way to go about it and I hope this post demonstrates that.
That’s not good enough. If you can’t reasonably defend your beliefs with evidence, you need to take a long, hard look at yourself.