okay putting those on a second post

Let Me Be Involved

Pairing: Y/n Best friends with Scott and Stiles

Rating: PG-All

Warnings: Some bad language.

           You were Scott’s and Stile’s best friend. This, everyone knew. You all had been inseparable since the three of you met as children. You all were there when Stiles broke his arm as a kid, you were there whenever Scott was rushed to the hospital after a terrible asthma attack and they were there for you when you got your first period in gym class. They even helped you hide it once they figured out what was going on. You three were the best friends anyone could ask for.  Which is why you found it suspicious when Stiles and Scott started sneaking around and avoiding you. It started the day after you went searching at night for a dead body. You and Stiles sacrificed yourself to Sheriff Stilinski in hopes of keeping Scott out of trouble. The lecture you got from your parents that day was terribly frightening too. You risked that lecture for Scott, maybe he was feeling guilty and that’s why he was avoiding you, but if that was the case Stiles would have told you by now. So, after another day of walking the halls of Beacon Hills High alone, you did what any other sane person would do. The second you got home and into your room, you grabbed your phone and texted them a threat through your group chat.

You: Okay if you guys don’t tell me what has gotten into you I will post the picture of you guys wearing makeup.

           Now you put your phone down and wait, expecting them to take a while to reply, but to your surprise your phone buzzed with a new message a few seconds after. You pick your phone up and see it was Stiles who replied first.

Stiles: What do you mean? Nothing is going on, everything is normal. Perfectly normal. And I thought you deleted those!!

           You were about to reply when Scott sent in a message as well.

Scott: The only reason we were even wearing makeup is because you wanted to practice, we were being good friends!

           Now it was your turn to reply. You sat and thought for a bit, your fingers hovering over your phone screen. Then when you thought of the perfect reply, you began to furiously type.

You: don’t change the subject! (thank you for letting me practice though it was very helpful) anyways, there definitely is something going on because you guys have been sneaking around and acting suspicious for a while now. We are a threesome friendship and I won’t be excluded!

           With the chat picking up you decided to keep your phone in hand.

Stiles: threesome friendship? Out of all the ways to phrase it you choose that?

You: shut up Stiles

Scott: I am so sorry Y//N there has just been a lot going on and I didn’t want to get you involved.

You: well that isn’t an option. We always get each other involved in everything! For example: when I hit a parked car, and drove away I called you two to help me figure out what to do. We were also there for you that day in the woods, and might I add that I got a pretty big lecture out of that! My point is, we are in this shit together and I want to be included even if it is a life and death situation!

           After this message they stopped responding, you weren’t sure why they did, but you were annoyed. They had clearly left you on read after you spilled your heart out into a message. They are going to need a very good reason for you to forgive them. You needed something to get your mind off of things, so you decided to watch some TV. You turned your TV on and went to the food channel, hopefully Chef Gordon Ramsey yelling at idiotic restaurant owners could help you feel better.

           Half way through an episode of Kitchen Nightmares, you heard your mother shout, “Y/n! Scott and Stiles are here!” A little after you saw Stiles and Scott walk up to your doorway and stand there awkwardly.

           You were shocked that they showed up, you figured they were ignoring you again. You paused the show and looked over at them, “are you guys going to come in or stand there and stare at me?” With this the two boys hurried in, bumping into each other while they were at it, “so?”

           “Soooo…” they said in unison.

           Scott began to talk first while Stiles stood next to him giving him an encouraging look, “We are really sorry, but just so you know, there is a reason why we have been avoiding you…”  he shuffled his feet and looked down to the floor.

           “Hey, is everything okay? Did something happen?” You began to worry, you rarely ever saw Scott this distressed.

           “Yeah…something did happen.” Scott then began to explain everything that happened that day in the woods and after. You would have thought it was one huge prank, but the way Scott and Stiles acted let you know they were telling the truth. It took a while, but after Scott and Stiles explained everything you sat there processing all of it.

           Finally, you spoke, and the first thing you said was, “so, like now that you have super werewolf strength can you carry from class to class so I don’t have to walk anymore?”

           Scott chuckled and looked up at you, “I’ll carry you whenever I get the chance to, as long as you never use those pictures of us ever again.”

           “Score! But in all honestly, I’m happy you decided to tell me. I don’t know why you kept it hidden so long though.” You laid back in your bed feeling relief knowing your best friends didn’t hate you.

           Stiles jumped onto your bed, barely missing you, and grabbed the TV remote to push play, “He was scared you would think he is a freak.” Stiles said nonchalantly.

           “What!?” You shot your head towards Scott’s direction, “No! Never! You could stab me and I’d still love you!”

           Scott sat on the bed next to you, “Thanks, and I promise I won’t ever stab you.”

           You grabbed Scott’s hand and gave it a soothing pat, “I’ll forgive you even if you do.”  From then on, you three stayed together through all the ups and downs in the crazy life Beacon Hills had brought. You didn’t mind all the terrifying events, as long as in the end you had your two best friends you were fine.

kelseyjannings  asked:

So if absolutely everyone in the world except Lucretia and ex-members of the BoB weren't able to remember the relics or what they did, how were people still able to go after them/keep them? Lucas was innoculated, Wonderland was run by liches, the chalice was arguably protected by its own time shenanigans, and Lucretia has her staff, but that doesn't account for the other 3 artifacts.

The Grand Relics still have a thrall to them, even if their existence was erased from everyone else’s mind. Remember, back from before he was even inoculated, the Phoenix Fire Gauntlet still tried to thrall Taako into wielding it.

Griffin: As you approach the glove, Taako, I actually want you to make a, a Will check.

Justin: “Will”?

Griffin: A Wisdom, a Wisdom, check. Um, you’re - you’re making a Wisdom check. Um, there was a thing in the last game called a “Will,” uh, in the last edition, but you’re just sort of making a Wisdom check. Um -

Justin: Sixteen.

Griffin: Okay. Uh, [die roll] okay. The glove was contesting that, but it failed. You almost felt like the glove was trying to take you, take you over. It almost felt like the glove wanted you to come take it and, and put it on. Almost like it was speaking to you, like, you know, “Come put this dope glove on.”

Justin: Mm, okay, listen -

Griffin: But you beat that. You beat that check, and you sort of push those, you push that temptation aside.

Justin: Well, but yeah, but I just realized it was happening, right? I mean I knew, I felt that impulse as I was walking towards it.

Griffin: Yeah, yeah.

Justin: Hmm. That’s giving me second thoughts.

Taako: So, listen, the glove really wants me to put it on.


For this week’s #TarotToTheCourt we have the Queen of Cups.

I am the Queen of Cups and this is my advice to you:

i. Nurture all aspects of your life, not just the ones needing your attention. Remember that you are strong like the ocean. Uncertainty will come in waves but deep down in the depths of who you are, there is no doubt that you are royalty.

ii. Allow compassion and honesty to be your safe haven. Aid those who need your healing but do not forget to take the time to care for yourself as well. Do not get lost in everyone else’s pain. Putting yourself second may come natural but it is also the most destructive thing you can do.

iii. It is okay to love with your heart first leaving your mind to follow behind. Having both your heart and head in agreement is the best feeling in the world. You’ll know when something is right or not. Accept yourself unconditionally. Flow with the current of experience and trust that your growth has a purpose. You, my dear, are infinite.

Post Notes:
Please do not remove the captions.
Title: Queen Of Cups
Copyright: © Ivan Ambrose 2017
Challenge: Tarot To The Court by @rosaofswords
Decks: Hardy Tarot, Wild Wood Tarot, Artists Inner Vision Tarot, Ellis Tarot, Master Tarot, Robin Wood Tarot, Mystical Tarot, Epic Tarot
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anonymous asked:

Hi love!! Question from asib! I'm thinking that the entire episode is basically John and Sherlock being idiots and emotionally constipated, but if Sherlock had no interest in Irene, what is the deal with his violin composing?? Am I to interpret that he wrote sad music because of her supposed death? And that he took a cigarette at the morgue because of it also? I wonder if he cared for her so much so that he wrote sad music after knowing her vaguely for just a little while.

Anonymous said to inevitably-johnlocked: Hi! I was wondering if you ever wrote about your take on Sherlock’s reaction to Irene Adler’s “death” (when he actually thinks she’s dead after the Christmas party, not at the end of the episode). I get that ASiB is perhaps more chock-full of Johnlock moments than any episode aside from TSoT and can’t see Sherlock being in love with Irene, but he is visibly upset about her “death"—unusually so for him, given how briefly he knew her. I wonder what you make of his emotions at that time? Thanks!

Hi Nonnies!

Wow, okay, just as I was about to post this reply to the first ask, I got the second ask there, and since they’re very similar and both questions can be answered with the same reply I used for the first ask, I’ll just put them together here, so I hope that’s all right with you, Nonnies!

I actually talked a LOT about Irene and her intentions in this post here, and previously about Sherlock and his self esteem in the episode here, so read those and come back, as they will give you insight into how I read the characters while I answer this question. As well, you may want to read up on how Sherlock’s violin is actually a representation of himself and his emotional growth. There’s some interesting meta in my blog tag as well as on this post here.

Firstly, yes, you are correct, Nonnies: the whole episode is about John and Sherlock realizing just how deep they’ve gotten into their sentiment for each other while Irene, a physical manifestation of their sexual desire for each other (think of her as a muse just floating around between them, constantly prodding at their nerves), consistently tries to make the other jealous and forces both John and Sherlock come to terms with their sexual desire for one another.

Next, this topic has been covered at length before in the past I BELIEVE by LSiT, but I can’t find the original post, so I’m going to give you my view point on how I interpret this scene, and y’all can take it or leave it.

One thing you should understand about my interpretation of the scene is that I don’t believe Sherlock was grieving the loss of Irene but rather the loss of someone who was teaching him to understand himself. He was mourning, subtextually, the death of his love for John, the inevitable conclusion to persuing a relationship with John, because “love is a chemical defect found on the losing side”. In that linked post there, I go into detail about this very scene you’re both asking about, so I won’t cover much of it here, just anything new I’m thinking about.

Essentially, Sherlock wrote sad music because he was sad and confused about his feelings for John. Sherlock was reading a blog post of John’s (The Six Thatchers, ironically enough) that reminded him that relationships end badly, and ergo he was trying to convince himself that his love for John wasn’t worth the heartache (I headcanon that he went through an entire relationship in his mind palace with John and because of his shitty self-esteem he concluded, erroneously, that it wouldn’t work; that’s a moot point but something to think about given the kind of person Sherlock is), that he is above sentiment. Sherlock was scared about what that same sentiment was doing to him, that in the end he would only end up hurting John. I think he knows John is jealous of Irene (I mean, out of NOWHERE at the end of that blog post, John mentions on one final line that Sherlock is still getting text from Irene), but I don’t think he really knows why until the ENTIRE Battersea exchange; he realizes “Shit, John IS in *something* with me” and it scares the shit out of Sherlock. From this point on, they’re at a delicate point in their relationship, until Moriarty returns again in TRF to flay open Sherlock’s heart completely, forcing Sherlock to make the ultimate choice.

Sherlock believes he needs to obliterate the threat of Moriarty before he can ever be with John in any form; he realized that John had become his weakness, and he knows Moriarty knows this because of the Pool.

This is why Sherlock attempts to “restart” their relationship in TEH; the threat of Moriarty is gone (or so he thinks), and Sherlock believes he is now free to be with John.

TL;DR: The scene has nothing to do with grieving over Irene, other than it was a pointless loss of life; Sherlock likes SAVING people, and he believed he could have saved her. Really, though, it’s about Sherlock’s confusion and heartbreak about his realizing he’s in love with John, and he is upset that he can’t do anything about it.

dairey-syns  asked:

Okay second ask post (Sorry for the many post :s) I love to join the apritello week that is in septembre. (Yes I am a huge supporter and have deep hope that it will become canon) but do I have to submit those works to someone blog or just put in the tags??? And are there themes like example: day 1 is first meeting, day 2: crossover or can you just pick whatever you like??? I looked everywhere and couldn't find any info about it (or maybe I overlooked it somehow) thank you for your time ;););)

Hi!! First of all I want to answer your previous ask: Thank you for your comment and I am glad to help non-american fans ^^ 

About the Apritello week, you can post your works by yourself if you just tag them with #apritelloweek2017 . It’s the official tag for the event. But I think there are blogs which accepts submits if you want. 

Are there themes? Mmm I don’t know. I know that sweetcharlotte made her own list; and I am going to make a different “list” too (I’m not sure if what I am doing is actually a list, it’s more like a fan-art story). 

Anyway, the one who knows more about the Apritello week and the original creator of the event is @kleptotello. I’m sure she can answer your doubts better than I. 

I hope I have helped you. See you!! 

I made a post about this last night but it was 3AM so understandably I don’t think anyone saw it

I’d like to ask if you’re a WG blog, please avoid reblogging posts by inkmachinedevil. Sometimes they make posts that are going to show up in the main wordgirl tag, like wg aesthetic posts and stuff. And there’s nothing wrong with those posts that I’ve seen, but if you go to their blog literally the second post down is an aesthetic post with nazi imagery in it

I just don’t want to see posts made by someone who thinks it’s okay to put swastikas in their ~aesthetic~ posts even if that stuff doesn’t show up in their wg posts. I already blocked them from here and my personal blog but if you run a wg blog I’d really appreciate it if you’d block this person too

I had to tell you all

How awesome you are. Thanks for all the likes on my recent TWW binge posts! Makes me excited to finish up my fic from the first episode so I can move on to the second.

And yeah, okay, I guess post said fic - but you may have to heckle me for it.

I’m one of those damnable writers who writes just for love of said writing, which means I don’t always think to put it up for any other readers. (;

Shake me any time you want & sometimes fic comes out!

Originally posted by just-purely-insane


I like to think of myself as an understanding person. But if someone starts attacking my friends, that’s when I start to lose my patience.

I honestly do not care who you are, what you do or what you ship. Your choice. Own it, enjoy it, have fun doing your thing. Ain’t nobody judging you based on that.

Meet my friend @ihavetobenkyou. She’s one of the most loving people in the fandom. She’s a talented writer, an incredible motivator and she’s always there to cheer people up. She goes out of her way to encourage people. She inspires those around her, and make them better people. She’s a positive person, one everybody deserves to have in their lives. And she’s being attacked.

Some individuals felt it necessary to make a callout post about her and call her names on some of her posts. I don’t need to drop names, you know who you are. I don’t know what made you feel compelled to be so vile towards someone who has done nothing against you, but don’t you dare think that it’s okay to insult a person and everything they stand for over a shipping week.

You’re bad people.

If you’re not one of those individuals and have a few seconds to spare, please do send Ren some positive messages, because she doesn’t deserve any of the things she’s now being forced to put up with. Do not condone this type of behaviour in the fandom.


I know this is stupid, and poinltess to say…but am I the only one who gets mad when I see people praising Tsukiyama’s presence with Kaneki more than Hide’s. I really dislike those posts when people say “Tsukiyama has feelings. He cares for Kaneki even if he tried to eat him.” Okay, that’s fucking fine.

But are we going to forget Hide? Hide, a mere human, has put himself in harms way almost every second for Kaneki, who completely dissed him for monts in both the manga and anime. In the manga, it really pisses me off to see how close he and Tsukiyama are getting when I just think of how lonely Hide is.

And in Root A, Hide fucking biked all the way across fucking Tokyo for Kaneki and Kaneki joined Aogiri. One of the last people Kaneki saw before he went was probably Tsukiyama not Hide.

People talk about Tsukiyama “prosing” for Kaneki and being the sword of knife under his pillow, wahtever the fuck he’s supposed to be and the convientely forget about Hide who hasn’t just been Kaneki’s sword, but his back bone, his crtuch, his gurdian angel.

It’s just sickening to know how blind some people are.

Hide deserves a lot more love than he gets. A lot more love than Tsukiyama gets. Because no matter how romantic, sexy or “omg he can speak french”, Tsukiyama is, he still tried to eat Kaneki, almost killed Touka and Nishiki. In addition, he will never unerstand Kaneki the way Hide does.

Hide has loved Kaneki all along, but Kaneki dissapears. Yet Hide persues him.
Tsukiyama of course loves Kaneki, but hasn’t done shit worth his love, yet Kaneki stays with him and lets him follow him like a fucking puppy. Wtf?
Who the hell really deserves Kaneki’s love?


Friendly reminder

For those who post fanarts from Pixiv but think asking for permission is too much of a bother/not important/too hard, at least try to remember a few rules to show a minumum of respect to the artists you’re reposting from:

1. Read their profile before posting. Seriously, it only takes 10 seconds to copy the text from their profile and translate it. Sometimes they write their reposting rules on it (such as “only if you put a link to my page” or “reposting is okay but only to X site” etc.), but most importantly, you may also find out they wholly forbid reposting (sometimes they specifically address tumblr users!). In this case, I think it’s clear you should NOT repost their work.
2. Always check the source! Do not just copy-paste the links from saucenao. If a fanart you’re about to post has been deleted from the artist’s pixiv account, or made private (or worse, their whole account is deleted) then do not repost it. This shouldn’t even need an explanation honestly: obviously if the artist removed it from their personal space it means they do not want to share it anymore! So please respect their decision and don’t share it.
3. If you don’t have/can’t find the source… just DON’T post it! I’m sincerely shocked when I see people reposting art and then writing “source not found” as if writing that somehow makes it more acceptable than just posting without sourcing… this is exactly the same thing and it’s still wrong! If you can’t find the source and aren’t able to credit the artist properly, please do not share it.

I’m saying this because during the Halloween week I’ve seen an awful lot of fanarts reposted without the permission caption, so I checked and most of the time they came from artists who forbid reposting and sometimes the source was even deleted! And a few times, like I mentioned in point 3, there was no source at all! I understand it was Halloween and all but this doesn’t mean having pretty themed pictures on your blog is more important than respecting the artists who spent hours creating them!

Please don’t do that for Christmas as well.

Five Minute Drabble

tagged by @panda013 :D i think other people have tagged me too but i’ll go back and do those in a minute. Hmm lets see

Warning: Slight Origin Spoiler

Rules: Write as much as you can in 5 minutes, no editing, and post it.

“Okay so you’re telling me I’m doing the whole thing by myself again, putting everybodys name on it and turning it in without you guys being there?” Nino said into his cell phone, unlocking his front door and walking through the empty house towards his bedroom.

Dude I’m really really sorry,” Adrien’s voice responded, sounding pretty genuine but still. He heard Marinette chime in a second later, pretty much saying the same thing as Adrien.

“The things I do for superheroes, seriously I hope you guys are cool with F’s cause I suck at Literature. Thats just the way the news goes dude.”

Nino heard a pair of good-natured and slightly relieved laughs over the line and shook his head, knowing their super duo lives kept them plenty busy. Sometimes being the Alfred to Batman and Cat Woman (Adrien was totally cat woman but he hadn’t told him that yet) was pretty exhausting. What with the cheese and the cookies and the what not and the lying and the hooommeeewoorrk but… eh. They were his friends, even if they did make his life pretty insane. Couldn’t get… worse? 

Nino? Adrien asked, and across Paris in Marinette’s bedroom Marinette and Adrien leaned over towards the cellphone on the bed between them, staring at it curiously. “Nino you there buddy?”

Huh? Oh uh yeah, sorry I was uh, distracted. Theres like a weird… box? on my desk.”

“A box?” Marinette said out loud, and Nino confirmed again.

Yeah its like, small and like a pentagon or an octagon I dunno i’m not gonna count the sides but uh, it kinda looks… Chinese? Is it your guys’?”

No response came both superheroes snapping their heads up to look at each other with wide eyes, Adrien starting to laugh hysterically in disbelief just as Nino screamed in fright and confusion and the line cut out. 


Okay I HAD to write this down! There was a sign of gods telling me “this was meant for you, Sophie”. I was thinking about writing something along those lines, and not even a SECOND LATER, I saw this post. This is when I understood, that the gods gave me an answer XD Anyway, enjoy haha!

As Natsu, Lucy, Erza and Gray punched the guards away, Wendy and Carla were taking care of the child who had lost his father. 

“Ha!” Natsu cheered. “This is what happens when you stand up against Fai- hmff!" 

"Shhhh!” Lucy shushed him, putting her hand over his mouth. “Nobody must know we’re from there!" 

Narrowing his eyes, Natsu licked Lucy’s hand, who wrinkled her nose in disgust before wiping her hand on his torso. 

"You guys are crazy!” Mest called behind them. “More are coming! What were you guys thinking?!" 

"There was a kid that was gonna be crushed” Gray replied. “We couldn’t let them do so!" 

"Mavis…” Erza breathed at what she saw. 

Over a thousand soldiers were coming for them. 

“Erza” Wendy called. “What are we going to do? We can’t fight them all." 

"Of course we can,” Natsu laughed. “We’ve beaten more than these cowards before, haven’t we?" 

"No we can’t, Natsu,” Lucy sighed. “We’ll get caught." 


"Wait a minute,” Gray cut as he slid a hand in his dark hair. “They don’t know who did all of this, right? I don’t think they know who we are either." 

"Where are you going with this?” Lucy asked. 

“We can pretend it’s someone else’s work. Like a cover up." 

"Great idea, Gray” Erza firmly nodded. Looking at her team, she ordered in a commending manner, “Natsu and Lucy, you’ll both do a diversion. Wendy, Carla and Happy, hide yourselves with the kid. Gray and I will find a way out of here, and come back for you all." 

"What?!” Lucy cried. “How are we suppose to do a diversion?!" 

"Figure it out while doing it! We don’t have much time, let’s move!” Gray hurried as the rest of the team split. 

“Jerks!” they both shouted. 

“Natsu, they’re coming. Mavis. Why is it always me?" 

"Relax Luce, play it cool." 

"How am I suppose to play it cool when-" 

"Hey, you!” a voice called. 

“It’s them!” Lucy screamed. 

“What are you doing here? Don’t tell me you’re the ones who did all this” growled the man as he gripped Lucy’s shoulder. 

“Hey!” Natsu yelled as he slapped it away. “Don’t touch my… wife like this. Yeah, wife." 

Lucy felt the heat reaching her cheeks. 

Wife?!“ she yelled. 

The guy narrowed his eyes. "You two seem pretty young to be married." 

"Oh!” Natsu coughed awkwardly. “We aren’t married yet, but we’re planning to, since I’m her fiancé. Er, right, honey?" 

"Y-Yeah!” Lucy flushed. “Natsu, you don’t have to tell them that hahaha” she awkwardly replied. 

“They need to, Lucy. They need to know the true bond of our love” he said as he put her in an awkward hug. 

“Are you serious?!” she hissed in his ear. 

“Shut up!” he flushed. “I’m doing my best to gain time!" 

"What are you two talking about?” the soldier non-too-politely asked, clearly annoyed. 

“N-Nothing!” Lucy insisted as they broke apart. “Just talking about-" 

"I don’t care” he cut. “Do you know who did this?” he asked as he pointed at the unconscious soldiers. 

“Well, I-" 

"I know!” cheered Natsu. 

“You do?” Repeated Lucy and the man. 

“Yeah, I didn’t perfectly see them, but a bunch of mages were running away from the scene just a minute ago." 

"Where? Where did they go?!" 

"Towards the forest, on your left." 

Without a single word, the army ran toward the forest, disappearing in the woods. 

"Wooh!” Natsu breathed. “Morons, good thing the others are in the opposite direction, right dear?” he grinned at her. 

“I’m gonna murder you." 

"Oh c'mon, it was fun!" 

"Wife? Are you serious?! You could’ve said friend or even sister! Why wife of all things?!” she huffed. 

“Why do you care anyway…” he mumbled as a blush crossed over his cheeks. 


"Guys!” Gray called, making them turn to face him as he came to a stop. “We found something interesting in there, you should come and take a look. Erza and the others are waiting." 

Nodding, they silently ran behind Gray, not making a single eye contact. Well that was a weird adventure. 


"Hey, flame brain, I always knew you liked Lucy but weren’t you going too far? Pffff." 

"Shut it, ice dick.”


Okay, what, it’s almost September?  2015 is flying by, and I thought hey, why not look through all those pictures where you’re looking so fab, Christine?  So I did, and put together my 9 favorites from the second half of the year.  

And now, let me shout out to all my beautiful followers, and implore you–go post your favorite pictures of yourself, and tag me in them!  I want to see your gorgeous selves, and I want to see people celebrating how fantastic they are.  Bring on the beauty!

onlyvos  asked:

Hi ! How are you ? (; I wanted to ask you if you have those two pics of Cory hugging Lea when they were n NY shooting Glee ? The second pic you put in the post .. Hope you understand what I'm talking about xD Thanks any ways , love your blog ! (:

okay I don’t know which post exactly you are talking about but it’s most probably one of these

yeah lots of hugging goin on there :)

anonymous asked:

Since you dressed somewhat revealing at NYCC, I was wondering if you had any issues, that many female cosplayers have with people (usually men), being touched inappropriately?

Actually I was debating making a post about this in a day or so, but since you asked me I will answer this now.

In the two days that I cosplayed as Looking 4 Anaconda, I did have my ass pinched/grabbed a couple of times without my consent. At first I was thinking “what the fuck. is this really happening to me?” and the second time it happened it really needed to stop. But then I felt a bit guilty, because I know women cosplayers have to put up with way more shit than I ever will, even in this cosplay. I wasn’t able to see who did it as it usually happened when the walkways were congested. Either way, male or female, cosplay does not equal consent. There were signs posted all around the con that said this (thank you nycc). There were a couple people who asked to take pictures with me ask if they could do things like put their head by my crotch or show off their butts, to which I pretty much always said yes. A few even then asked if it was okay to post those photos online. Thank you to those people especially for making sure they had full consent. I wish it happened more often.

A second issue that I just wanted to touch on happened a couple times as well. Most notably, I was walking around in a mildly congested area when all of a sudden my sign was yanked out of my hand. I whipped my head around and a woman was looking at it. I asked for it back and she said “I just wanted to see what it read.” First of all, you don’t ever grab anything out of anyone’s hands ever. If you wanted to see what the sign said then you could have asked. While my character was “unresponsive,” if someone asked to the see the sign I would have stopped and feigned looking around while they got a clear view. After this happened, she asked to have a picture with me, before even apologizing. She was the only person I refused to take a picture with.

 I consider myself more laid back than most people, so I might have let things slide when it came to my cosplay. However, the bottom line is, please get consent from any cosplayer you are taking a picture of, whether their outfit is “revealing” or not. If you wish to do some sort of special pose or interact with them in any way, get consent for that as well.

Sorry for the long post/rant.