tiistai 30. maaliskuuta 2010

A chairman's speech for cosplay

Hopefully you don't see any big words here that mean nothing. I'm talking from the bottom of my heart now. You don't have to say anything. Just think what I'm saying here.

Who has invented all the rules in the world? Not the laws. Just the social rules that exist in the normal city culture everywhere in public. You have to dress like you are expected for example. You know what, I hate it. I still dress like I'm expected to dress in school and so on. Do you know what I despite the most in this thing? All girls should use make up and look pretty in their Gina Tricot clothes. That should be against the law. I don't like looking pretty most of the time. But sometimes, I let myself to make all my fantasies come true. In cosplay. For one day, I can be just anyone: A blabbling lady from the manor, the boy'ish girl with some attitude, a man with some very good life values, or something very surreal. I can even tranfer myself to another time if I want to.

Of course it all doesn't exist in real life when I'm cosplaying. I don't change to another person or go back in time. I don't look exactly like the characters. I could never ever look exactly like them. No one could. I wouldn't really want even be those people I'm cosplaying. I like to be myself. So what I'm in love with in cosplay is really an idea. Men have died for an idea many, many times during the time man has wandered on this planet, maybe even longer. So what this really is for me, is war. The idea of a free man is something to fight for. Doing everything upside down is my gun and you, people, you are my enemies. I don't make this war like you might think of doing it in World War or something as typically stupid as you might first be thinking of. I don't turn to the same meaningless freedom as the American. This is the freedom battle of beeing who we really are. Or could be. I could be like those characters I cosplay visually and by personality. I could look like them. But I'm not like them. I want to be who I am.

The cosplay has become a part of me. Of course it has other meanings for me too than this. But this is the deepest reason for me doing it.

Vive la revolution!

4 kommenttia:

  1. I just have to say that if you wanna go to school without make up and ugly clothes, then why not? In my school nobody really cares how does other people look like, but I too belong to people who likes to look good in school or in public places. I don't feel comfortable if I'm not sure about how am I looking. So if you wanna go to school without make up or in lazy clothes, who stops you? Internet isn't best place to tell everybody else that they're stupid. If you wanna change something, you must be the first one who's changing. Oh and btw, gina tricot makes fantastic clothes with lots of different people so stop dissing it. It's not like who's buying the clothes, it's who's wearing them and how. Thx.

  2. As a response, if someone got that picture that I use clothes like Ginatricot's, that's a very wrong picture and I usually never use make up either.

    Ginatricot was just a generalisation but I think there's no denying that most of the younger girls who buy clothes from there can be categorized in the brainless "clique". You got a good point there that ofcourse it depends on how you use you're clothes. I know that those girls belonging in that unspecified clique actually have brains, but they use them in a wrong way. Mostly. That's a generealisation too. I'd like to save them from it. Maybe it's a bit hard to read it between the lines.

    I disagree that the Internet would be a bad place to share my thoughts about this. On the contrary, it's great! You see. I could go say to someone that, oh, you look a bit brainless, could you please look more like your self? I won't get an opportunity there to tell them a reasonable explanation why I think like that and that I don't really hate them.

    Usually, though, I've been forced to think that they are a bit dum and materialistic and that I hate them. I've really tried not to hate them before I get to know them. It's just something that comes out after a while in 90% of the cases. Too many dissapointments. And where the hate comes then? Those people seem to hate ME just because I don't want to look like everybody else. When I see the despite in their eyes... That's just something that would make anyone feel miserable, in me it arouses this hate. Maybe you can understand my point of view a little better now.

  3. A bit, but in my opinion generalization is bad thing which should never happen. Maija Vilkkumaa said in this months trendi that people shouldn't be so generalization and I think she was right about it.
    If you want to make a blog post about the 'mean girls' you should, but clothes are way too far about it. And really I can't believes that someone hates someone for the reason that person dresses. I don't like ugly people, but usually ugly people are stupid and annoying, so maybe the reason isn't your way to dress, maybe the reason is something really else. I think that you should get to the point and find out the _real_ reason and then write about it. Once one wise man said to me that you can't be hated if you don't hate. Think about that.

  4. Generalisation is required when talking of a bigger and a bit more global problem like this. If we treat the mass as small pieces as single persons, it wouldn't be possible to write this or to discuss about any problems in the world. 'The ugly and the beautiful' -- that is a generalisation too.

    Now, this thing about the ugly and the beautiful. No such a thing as the relativity with the looks and the stupidness exists, though I have a justified opinion why so-called beautiful people are more easily stupid and mean. They will become very full of themselves. That is hard to an "ugly" person.

    No. This isn't all about how people dress like. I've had a speech in school about this: Beeing who we really are. "Go with the flow". That is what I'm fighting against. The flow is not always bad, but you see, the role models this day are no good for young people who addapt all the information too easily from any kind of stars.

    Most of the singers don't sing anything sensible. It's all sexsexSEX. Even when there's a message in the lyrics, the youth can't see nothing else but sexsexSEX. They wouldn't listen to that music if the artist wasn't popular enough. You must know what I mean, eh?

    No one wants to be normal anymore but to be the popular girls and boys of the school. Normal people just want to be accepted as who they are. I can't find anything positive about trying to find the Hollywood glam. It's just plastic and so easily breakable. If the good looks is removed, nothing is left. That's a problem.

    So, if we removed all the blingbling, fine clothes, fashionable music, drinking and the make up and put those people in the same space with the normal people, what would happend? Those groups of popular girls and popular boys would separate. Most of them have nothing incommon.