We keep getting older, but the characters we love remain the same age. It’s a terrible thing, but what is even worse, is that as we get older, somethings just seem to drop off the face of The Earth.
I’ve never seen anyone cosplay the image to the left, of Misty as a Magikarp mermaid. Heck, she appeared that way only in the manga, so few people have even seen it.
Spider-Girl? My favorite teenage character has been 15-16 since I was 13, and now I’m 30. Unlike Sailor Moon, Spider-Girl is still used in comics today, so that fact is a little awkward. At least some women still cosplay as a character that kind-of-sort-of looks like May Parker?
The thing that sucks the most about being a fan, at least to me, is when you start to see the things you loved the most start to die out. It can be not seeing anyone cosplaying as Tenchi Muyo characters anymore, or simply a younger co-worker having no idea who Speedy Gonzales is. The point that I’m trying to make is, getting old sucks.
I wonder if my high school English teacher stopped going to Project A-Kon once there was nothing related to Project A-Ko there. Just a random thought.
Perhaps I’m just bitter that I missed Retropalooza in September.
Now that I’ve at least made all of the 80’s kids from Generation Y feel old, I’d like to remind everyone that there is going to be a Power Rangers movie and a My Little Pony(G4) movie in 2017. That’s… something to live for, right? Maybe they wont be as terrible as Jem and The Holograms? Also, Chloë Grace Moretz is going to be Ariel in the live action The Little Mermaid movie. That’s nifty too…