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10 Nov 2012 - 13:3093714
There is so much bitching going on in a group I'm part of for FB

October Expo on the Sat (Sunday one was brilliant, J-po) I was suppose to be part of an Avengers group - it didn't really happen.

As it turns out, apparently someone else hi-jacked the shoot; now whilst I wasn't there for that one, I did meet them at another bit and I found their organisation in regards to photoshoot layout was rather lacking and it kinda bugged me (made it seem super amateur).

However, on the FB group, the organiser said some angry words, and called her out etc. And now it just seems really rather attacking and it's bothering me. I don't really like how she took control, nor do I like her guilt tripping, but I think everyone is being a bit much and it's really bothering me.

EDIT: Nevermind, they've stopped now.


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10 Nov 2012 - 15:3693718
Quote NixieThePixie:
There is so much bitching going on in a group I'm part of for FB

October Expo on the Sat (Sunday one was brilliant, J-po) I was suppose to be part of an Avengers group - it didn't really happen.

As it turns out, apparently someone else hi-jacked the shoot; now whilst I wasn't there for that one, I did meet them at another bit and I found their organisation in regards to photoshoot layout was rather lacking and it kinda bugged me (made it seem super amateur).

However, on the FB group, the organiser said some angry words, and called her out etc. And now it just seems really rather attacking and it's bothering me. I don't really like how she took control, nor do I like her guilt tripping, but I think everyone is being a bit much and it's really bothering me.

EDIT: Nevermind, they've stopped now.


I've being watching it from afar, since I wasn't gonna join in at any point since overall, what was being said wasn't worth it in the end. I know the person who hijacked the shoot, and while it bugged me cause she didn't listen, I just got on given I was there to meet people/chill with friends as well.

I know they've stopped now, but I'd just avoid those who posted angry for a bit on the group page. We all have opinions, but it's more mature to keep some to yourself than to air them; publicly at that.


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11 Nov 2012 - 00:1193739
Quote The-oncoming-storm:
Quote NixieThePixie:
There is so much bitching going on in a group I'm part of for FB

October Expo on the Sat (Sunday one was brilliant, J-po) I was suppose to be part of an Avengers group - it didn't really happen.

As it turns out, apparently someone else hi-jacked the shoot; now whilst I wasn't there for that one, I did meet them at another bit and I found their organisation in regards to photoshoot layout was rather lacking and it kinda bugged me (made it seem super amateur).

However, on the FB group, the organiser said some angry words, and called her out etc. And now it just seems really rather attacking and it's bothering me. I don't really like how she took control, nor do I like her guilt tripping, but I think everyone is being a bit much and it's really bothering me.

EDIT: Nevermind, they've stopped now.


I've being watching it from afar, since I wasn't gonna join in at any point since overall, what was being said wasn't worth it in the end. I know the person who hijacked the shoot, and while it bugged me cause she didn't listen, I just got on given I was there to meet people/chill with friends as well.

I know they've stopped now, but I'd just avoid those who posted angry for a bit on the group page. We all have opinions, but it's more mature to keep some to yourself than to air them; publicly at that.


I ended up snapping. Then went back to talking about photo layouts. It just that it should have been discussed, or whatever, in private.


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11 Nov 2012 - 11:3393749
I'mma just rant about somethings that happened at October Expo...

I made a prop for one of my characters and a friend of mine was doing the same character but a different version and he had an alternative prop I might need for a photo or two, so we promised to lend each other the props as and when needed.... Well I kept up my end, whenever he wanted my prop, I gave him it and waited patiently for him to return it. When I wanted to borrow his prop for the whole of 2 minutes, he constantly asked me when I was going to give it back - we were trying to recreate a scene from the manga my character was from- which we couldn't do as he kept photobombing in the background doing something stupid and therefore we couldn't get the picture properly and was delaying himself getting the prop back and therefore he was getting more irritable and snappy because I wouldn't give him his prop back. Whilst I didn't mind him photobombing a couple of times, the fact he did it over the whole weekend in a LOT of photos annoyed me... I'm all up for the few jokey ones here and there, but not ALL of my photos I'm trying to be in or trying to take....

That also leads to me another gripe, he constantly belittled me telling me he'd do the character a lot better than me, that he could get into the character better than me - and in the end at Expo when it came down to it, I sorta believe I did the character more justice... So that sorta got my goat too......

One last thing, I met a very mean cosplayer. My friend who I was with - has never been to a comic con before, and Saturday of Expo was her first day of Expo as she arrived late Friday night after it shut - hadn't been able to afford a proper cosplay, so she improvised and did the best Grell she could as she loved the character. I think that enough stands for something. Well, whilst walking through Excel, we met a Black Butler cosplayer, who HERSELF, stopped us in our tracks and was asking if we'd seen a such and such cosplayer from the same series and my friend was playing along until she started personally attacking my friend's cosplay saying 'What went wrong?' - It really upset my friend all weekend - My friend said she was probably trying to be in character, but even so, there's being in character and there's being damnright rude and horrible. Its a horrible first experience of a comic con - she did have an overall good weekend though, despite that, but it does still niggle at her even now... :l I could be extremely mean and call this person out as someone is bound to know them - their cosplay was pretty unique to say the least - but I'm not that mean. I would love to give them a piece of my mind, but yeah, I'm not that petty. I'll do with ranting here instead. Sorry for the extremely long rant, but gosh do I feel better!


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11 Nov 2012 - 12:2393750
Sorry to hear that happened to your friend on her first con. These things are meant to be fun and although it's cool to see some of the truly amazing costumes you can get, I don't think it's in the spirit of things to negatively criticize someone else. As long as people are enjoying themselves who the standard of their costume shouldn't matter.
One time my friends wanted to do Hetalia and I agreed to be Italy, which if I'm honest, I didn't know the series that well so alot of quotes thrown at me threw me but that wasn't really a problem. But I did have someone who felt it was necessary to shout at me from where it was they were standing "You're to old to be Italy!"
When it happens, I think the people who say it always come off looking worse than the person they say it to but I think it would take some sort of saint to say on some level it doesn't piss them off when someone acts like that. My response was a sarcastic "Yeah, thanks!" but I couldn't help wonder how accurate they matched the physical description of whatever they were dressed as.

I phrase it that way because I actually don't know what they are from but realised mid-sentence it did sound slightly scathing.


11 Nov 2012 - 12:4193752
Quote Cobranose:
Sorry to hear that happened to your friend on her first con. These things are meant to be fun and although it's cool to see some of the truly amazing costumes you can get, I don't think it's in the spirit of things to negatively criticize someone else. As long as people are enjoying themselves who the standard of their costume shouldn't matter.
One time my friends wanted to do Hetalia and I agreed to be Italy, which if I'm honest, I didn't know the series that well so alot of quotes thrown at me threw me but that wasn't really a problem. But I did have someone who felt it was necessary to shout at me from where it was they were standing "You're to old to be Italy!"
When it happens, I think the people who say it always come off looking worse than the person they say it to but I think it would take some sort of saint to say on some level it doesn't piss them off when someone acts like that. My response was a sarcastic "Yeah, thanks!" but I couldn't help wonder how accurate they matched the physical description of whatever they were dressed as.

I phrase it that way because I actually don't know what they are from but realised mid-sentence it did sound slightly scathing.


I would of said something, but I was stood away from her a bit and searching for people cosplaying the same series as me, as well as wanting to get to a meet to catch up with some friends who were cosplaying another series, so I didn't catch the full convo until later when she told me, or the person woulda got an earful there and then off me... I don't think some people get the spirit! All the cosplayers I've met so far are lovely, and I've made some great friends even though I've only cosplayed properly for half a year now - I just think there's a few rotten eggs who spoil it every now and again for some people... then again the person who was rude to my friend, their cosplay was a mix-match of two characters which my friend found weird... At the end of the day, I believe cosplaying is fun and you should be free to cosplay who you like, regardless of money, whether your the right age, body shape etc!


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11 Nov 2012 - 13:0893753
That's totally the right way to view it. Just have fun with it. Most of the people I've met are really nice. If someone wants to be an arse, let them. Chances are at one of these things, if you don't want to speak to them again you don't have to. Just hope it doesn't ruin it for your friend.


11 Nov 2012 - 13:5393754
Quote Cobranose:
That's totally the right way to view it. Just have fun with it. Most of the people I've met are really nice. If someone wants to be an arse, let them. Chances are at one of these things, if you don't want to speak to them again you don't have to. Just hope it doesn't ruin it for your friend.


Yup! I'm in it for the fun and good times. I think that person was just a minority which is good, she's going to it in May, so it's not affected her too much.


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12 Nov 2012 - 10:5393794
Lakelandmagpie and Cobranose, I'm sorry.. but what?

That kind of behaviour should have been stamped out long ago. Ripping into another's costume, sure it bloody well happens but usually it's in private not up front and direct.

I'm not condoning the behaviour, but there's little I can do to stop it because it's like "LOL, INTROVERTS" for everyone, so insecure and shaky that bitching and gossip is one of the methods that the very nasty minority resort to so they can feel better about themselves.

I for one would wholeheartedly call that cosplayer out, I understand there's a backlash associated with that but if no-one speaks up nothing will get done.

It's bullying, and that is unnacceptable.

Try this, if someone shouts something at you from the other side of the room or in passing, stop and walk right up to them. Ask them what they said, and if it was a quip about age, size or anything else all you need to say VERY CALMLY is ask what their name is, don't tell them yours, and then say "Does that make you feel better about yourself [insert name here], pointing out flaws in other people? You ought to think about what you say to others in the future."

I find that stopping and striding up to them makes them cower back into their shell, but not everyone is a 6'1 guy who weight trains. You need to be able to command presence and that's something that can come in very very handy for being in character.


12 Nov 2012 - 11:1793795
Fair comment Jae. But as everybody says, it is a minority. Anyone I've met through this and actually spent any time with have been really fun people to hang around.
In my case I couldn't have outed the person even if I wanted to because I have no idea who they were and wasn't that interested in finding out. But I think you're totally right. I think the sort of people that do this sort of thing are probably just insecure themselves. No doubt knocking someone elses costume makes them feel better about their own. I just think it's a bit weak and missing the point that most people are doing it for the fun of it.
But that's the only time I can recall it happening to me.


12 Nov 2012 - 11:4693796
I personally feel anyone who does that (what happened to LakelandMagpie's friend) obviously has issues with themselves. That they're just knocking people down for themselves. I find just smiling going "okay" upsets/bothers them enough for them to shut up.

I'd recommend calling them out. Public shaming often means they don't go to someone else and bring them down. However, at events you don't necessary know peeps.


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12 Nov 2012 - 12:0693797
See my problem was that I didn't experience it first hand, I only got the story from what my friend told me. If I'd heard the full convo myself and not been stood away from them, I would have said something to the girl, upsetting my friend like that. Its too bad we never saw that cosplayer again, because if we'd seen her later on during the day, I woulda said something to her there and then as well.....

My friend's over it now and I just wanted to rant it out a little on her o3o; I wasn't expecting such a reaction. Me and my friend could both call this person out, but neither of us are like that? D:


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12 Nov 2012 - 13:1893801
Just a minor vent today.

I'm currently awaiting three deliveries, and I'm finding it very hard to wait patiently.

*drums fingers*


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12 Nov 2012 - 13:2093802
lol, waiting for deliveries is always annoying

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12 Nov 2012 - 13:2193803
Quote LakelandMagpie:
See my problem was that I didn't experience it first hand, I only got the story from what my friend told me. If I'd heard the full convo myself and not been stood away from them, I would have said something to the girl, upsetting my friend like that. Its too bad we never saw that cosplayer again, because if we'd seen her later on during the day, I woulda said something to her there and then as well.....

My friend's over it now and I just wanted to rant it out a little on her o3o; I wasn't expecting such a reaction. Me and my friend could both call this person out, but neither of us are like that? D:


Yeah, that is the issue with that lol - and you got a reaction as a lot of people have experienced it in one way or another and it's out of order. It's bad enough the comments from people who are on 'the outside' of cosplay, people who cosplay themselves should refrain from bringing other cosplayers down.


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12 Nov 2012 - 13:3393804
Quote NixieThePixie:
Quote LakelandMagpie:
See my problem was that I didn't experience it first hand, I only got the story from what my friend told me. If I'd heard the full convo myself and not been stood away from them, I would have said something to the girl, upsetting my friend like that. Its too bad we never saw that cosplayer again, because if we'd seen her later on during the day, I woulda said something to her there and then as well.....

My friend's over it now and I just wanted to rant it out a little on her o3o; I wasn't expecting such a reaction. Me and my friend could both call this person out, but neither of us are like that? D:


Yeah, that is the issue with that lol - and you got a reaction as a lot of people have experienced it in one way or another and it's out of order. It's bad enough the comments from people who are on 'the outside' of cosplay, people who cosplay themselves should refrain from bringing other cosplayers down.


That's what surprised me, that it was a fellow cosplayer of all the people - could understand a non-cosplayer sorta sprouting off about it all, but yeah D:


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14 Nov 2012 - 09:0193897
Graaaah! I bought two dresses from New Look's website at the weekend. They arrived yesterday.

One is perfect and will form the base of my Aranea Serket costume.

The other looks nothing like the picture, barely resembles the description, is really shitty quality, and was damaged. I'm going to get a refund, but its such a pain in the butt to organise.

What's really annoying is I only bought dress two because it was cute and I wanted to bump up the total order to get free shipping


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14 Nov 2012 - 11:0793899
I'm usually a fairly easy going guy at work who keeps his head down and does his job. Lately there's been a lot of fudging around with me that I don't appreciatte and it all falls to one lady.

I don't really like this lady and that says a lot because I usually like everyone or I'm neutral, but I flat out dislike her. I really hate people messing around with my important stuff, because it's pulling on my strings and I'm no puppet.

She bought me de-caff coffee.

She's in charge of getting office supplies and the accounts lady very kindly said I could have ground coffee put on expenses so I could have have cafetiere coffee for free at work which is awesome. But the lady who buys it thinks she knows best and what is healthy, first she starts off buying the mild strength stuff, the lazy day coffees and the light roasts. I pipe up and tell her to get the Columbian, Kenyan, Guatamalen or failing all of that the French Continental.

Last goddamn straw, de-caff. It costs MORE than Caffinated anyway and I don't want coffee flavoured water. I may as well drink some muddy water and call it chocolate milk or sail on about the health benefits of tofu and why it's better than eating a kangaroo steak; Do I look like a vegetarian? Hell no because Skippy is delicious.

I have cut down drastically on my intake to 2 cups a day which slots nicely in between reaping all the health benefits and being below "excessive".

Things I'm not good at are threats, because I don't know how threats work, I never learned that you don't actually do what you say because then it would not be a threat it would be a statement of impending action. I said I'd nail her mouse to the desk and here I am with a rivet gun. At the very least she can't complain that I gave her a threat because I fully intend on giving her workstation more studs than a gay stable.


17 Nov 2012 - 20:4794078
wtf is going on with Origin tonight?! For some reason it wants to download and reinstall all my dlcs! Just when I was on an ME2 roll...

Godammit!!!


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19 Nov 2012 - 01:2394134
Pink. Pink fabric everywhere.

I don't even like pink.


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19 Nov 2012 - 09:3394137
Quote NixieThePixie:
Pink. Pink fabric everywhere.

I don't even like pink.


Pahahahahahaha

Ohhh you


22 Nov 2012 - 12:5494278
the curse of pink strikes again...

Left... what i recieved... right, item as advertised...



Um, are you colourblind? Or simply using tinted lenses on your camera... feck, Alucard doesn't wear pink / purple... he's not a pimp, he's a frickin' vampire...

*facepalm*

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23 Nov 2012 - 04:2494302
Well, F+F have just replied to me on their page... apparently dark red is hard to photograph... really, how?!?

If you're using a standard camera, it's pretty fu**in' simple to look at the photograph and go 'oh, thats not what it looks like to me, i'd better check my colour controls'... But they're claiming it's exactly as advertised...

Really, do these two actually look anything alike?!?

Here's the link to my comments on F+F's page and their reply... as completely moronic as they're actually sounding...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=311484132299579&set=o.166647320026141&type=1&theater

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23 Nov 2012 - 09:4994304
I like how they told you that you have too much light in your photo, ignoring the fact that the reason you took the photo in the first place is because you would have seen by eye the colour difference before you took the photo. Hope you get your refund.


23 Nov 2012 - 09:5194305
yeah, who knew, apparently light turns blood red fabric into bright pink / purple...

*facepalm*

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