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Online Con Season Drama – This Goofy Shit (Freewrite) (Rant)

With the spring/summer con season rolling, there’s something goofy I’ve noticed within the community recently: online con season drama. I know online con drama is a long running thing.  It’s nothing new but I feel like this season, it gotten out of hand. People are getting way too bold with their beefs and shit talking.

This morning, a Facebook friend did a live video on how there’s so much silly ass drama prior to the con.  One topic she touched upon was  that on how niggas love to talk that good shit on convention groups; talking about meeting up to fight con and cause conflict.

Yet, they’re super quiet and scared to do to their target. At most, they’ll just give the person they don’t like a dirty look, or come up to them with that fake friendly (as if they weren’t on any childish shit prior).  I just simply told her that I agreed, given I’ve noticed this trend for a while.

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 Uranus cosplayer confronting a Saturn cosplayer  who was talking shit about her on an anime convention group.

Like, folks plan all year to go to an event for 3-4 days to chill, network/do business, showcase their cosplay,  party, etc.  Nobody (sane) wants to meet up at a con just to fight and cause conflict over something pitiful.  People invested way too much money, energy, and time  into goin to a con, just to fight. Just to start drama. I don’t know how or why this trend got started but I just find it goofy.

I mean, I have a theory: ever since nerd culture and social media got popular and blew up, folks egos grew with it.  I’ve also noticed for about the last five of the seven years I’ve been in the cosplay and convention community, people love to talk that good shit online about meeting up.

It’s kinda sad because back when I was younger, if you were caught talking shit online or in person to start drama, you got your ass beat and/or blacklisted.  Simple as that.   Or folks will make fun of you, and tell you that they’re not your personal army if you were trying to rally against somebody for no reason.  Nowadays  people support this sorta thing in the nerd community.  Supporting physical fights and clowning on somebody over something minor or silly they said online.

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How I deal with folks who want to fight me over my trolling and blunt words at conventions.

That’s my little rant for today.  Just something I wanna get off my chest.  Ya need to chill out this con season.

 

Homura “Hi Hater Bye Hater” art source:

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Queen Beryl or: How (Unrequited) Love Makes People Crazy (Freewrite)

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I wonder, how Queen Beryl could let her love for King Endymion consumed her so much, that she allowed herself to be control by Metalia, and murdered an entire kingdom. Did she felt entitled to his love or something?  I understand love can make you do many a crazy things, and boy did this woman did some crazy ass shit.

Beryl caused a young girl to commit suicide after murdering her family and friends. Not just muderer that girl’s love ones, but she also slaughtered an entire kingdom.  All because she couldn’t get some dick from the dude she was crushing on.

Maybe Endymion and Beryl had a small chat one day and my dude knew she was crazy as fuck, and was like “Nah.”

This woman was a low-level sage who overtime, became corrupted by power and love.  Unrequited love mind you. She legit thought she could let a king fall in love with her commoner ass.

Girl who the fuck you think you are?  Stay in your place.

But forreal, how did her seemly innocent crush evolved into pure jealously and hatred towards Princess Serenity?  Why was she driven to the point of mass murder over love?

“What you won’t do for love” doesn’t mean slaughter an entire population, Beryl.  I’m sure Bobby Caldwell wasn’t on that shit when he wrote that song.

 

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These are the things I think about on my off day, when I make no plans to kick it with the homeboys, and I have nothing better to do but to overthink about fictional Japanese cartoon and comic characters while listening to vaporwave.

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Taking the First Step (Freewrite)

Taking the first step is scary.  You get nervous, have doubts,  lose confidence, and fears hold you back.  Once you knock those negative feelings aside, you must take a plunge.  You must take that first step.   Nothing will ever happen to you if you don’t move forward. You won’t get anywhere in life that way.

‘You never gone make it if you never rolled a dice
Take the first step, that was Doctor King’s advice’

-Dom Kennedy – Locals Only (2011 hip-hop single)

Things will get easier as you take that step and move forward.  The other day, I took the first steps to forward and invest into my dreams.  I decided to run two ads on my  Facebook page for two recent projects I’m proud of.   The first is my analysis on the Sailor Moon S narrative themes, and my analysis on Bakemonogatari’s Hitagi’s mental health.  Yea, instant success and engagement won’t happen overnight, it’s a long process. A process I must stick with long term if I want long term success.

It’s a risky thing to do; investing money into a Facebook ad in hopes that people will read my writings and spread it around.  But what’s life without taking risks?  What’s life without taking that first step?  If you do not take that risk, that gamble, you’ll never move forward in life.  You’ll never be successful.

I’m gonna move forward.

 

 

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It’s alright.  Take a chance.  You can do anything.