Posts Tagged ‘Fandom’

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COSPLAY COSPLAY COSPLAY

May 26, 2008

Ok, so I’ve been getting a lot of stick for the Article I wrote a while back on how some people just shouldn’t cosplay. I stand by what I said, I still think if you are gonna Cosplay you should do something that suits you and not just do something easy for the sake of it. I also stand by the fact fat girls in Lycra is just wrong however you look at it. But I think I shall go into my points a bit more, because I do not hate fat people which is what some of you seem to think.

Since I wrote that post I have been to several Anime coventions and witnessed some AMAZING cosplays and some AWFUL Cosplays. I think that it’s just hit and miss with Cosplay. There is more to it than saying “Oh Man Rikku is so hot. I’ll be here and everyone will think I am hot”. I think a lot of Cosplayers are very unimaginative to be honest, it’s all Bleach/Naruto/FinalFantasy and it gets boring. I’m not saying these people don’t do a good job in their Cosplays, because they do, but I wish people took more risks. There was a group of people I know who were different Digimon at the MCM Expo this year, that was interesting and attention grabbing. One of my friends was Gloomy Bear and he looked amazing. I would actually like to see more Sailor Senshi aswell, but they are all outnumbered by people being Bleach Characters or Narutards. It makes me think Cosplaying to some people is about being recognised and seeing how many photographs will be taken of them. I mean a Bleach character is going to get more photos than a character from say Lovely Complex or Somedays Dreamers but it shouldn’t be down to how many photos you get it should be down to being a character you love no matter how well known it is.

This is an amazing Cosplay. It’s amazing how creative some people can be with such over-cosplayer Characters such as the ones in Death Note (: Now if only everyone could be this clever. Having said that if we didn’t have the world of lame Cosplayers we wouldn’t appreciate the amazing Cosplayers so much. I have discovered that Cosplaying is a crazy and weird world full of elitism and wonderfully creative people. It is also full of semi-naked obese women painted blue in thongs. Which terrifys me.

I have a lot of respect for people who Cosplay well (: I hope that next time I cosplay I’ll be awesome aswell!

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Cirno is not an Idiot!

February 1, 2008

Who is Cirno?

Cirno is a Ice Fairy from the Touhou Project, a series of Doujinshi Shmup that started life on the mostly unknown PC-98, but moved onto the Windows platform. But why all of this “⑨” stuff all over this video and such? Well Cirno is a idiot simply put, and as such the maker of the games, ZUN, had some fun on the manual of Touhou 9. Pretty much he was labeling out the interface with like, 1, 2, 3 and such, but when it came to 9, it was on Cirno, and the writing reads: “idiot”, just that! And so Cirno became our lovely ⑨ Baka. Add in her childish nature, her “Eye’m the strongest” talk, and just pure stupidity, she ended up becoming one very popular character among Touhou fans, which almost got her into the Quarterfinals of Seimoe, but she lost to Cute Ghost Yuyuko.

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Advent Cirno by One Night Stand

It is also thanks to all of this popularity that Cirno had made for her one of the most well known Touhou Doujinshi, Advent Cirno, made by Doujinshi circle One Night Stand. As the name pretty much says, this is a Touhou x Final Fantasy 7 (Advent Children) Crossover, which is just all kinds of awesome!

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Cirno by Snow and Wind

Anyway back to the song, Pretty much Cirno is trying to prove she isn’t a idiot, or Baka in this case, what we really get is a awesomely cute song.

Still if your wondering what the Touhou Project is, I’ll cover that in a later post when I get round to writing something on it, but in the mean time enjoy another song about Cirno.

Sadly I have no idea who made these Doujinshi remixes of Cirno Theme from Touhou 6.