Mermaids of Color

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Probably Not Sam – Clownfish Babe

I figured that my first post back from Hurricane Harvey would be a Mer-Monday one. Due to the politically charged state of our country though, I figured that I would go ahead and also make it one about mermaids of color…  so… Hey!

 

The first one is the one to the left. It is titled ‘Clownfish Babe,’ and it looks pretty adorable.

Interesting note about Clownfish, they change genders if there are no females in their area. Huh. Nature finds a way I suppose, but it makes you re-think Finding Nemo, huh?

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I found this pic from tumblr user Pow-pow-pow-power. She is very pretty, and I love the snail shells that she has around her. Very classy.

mermaids_caraMermaid Syrena – Cara Nicole Neo, a Singaporean woman who is a mermaid performer who had this picture posted in 2013 on Yahoo Lifestyle. The article is pretty cool, and I think that her… mersona? Yeah… going with Mersona. Her mersona is really pretty with the purple tail.

Youtuber UnicornJessie G posted this video of herself in Puerto Rico showing off her mermaid tail. First part might look a little awkward, but hey… that’s what it’s like to move around in a mermaid tail. Still though, some pretty cool shots.

mercycleNow that I think about it, the woman who was a mermaid in the Piers Anthony novel from 1991, Mercycle, was Chinese. Basically there was this organization that was testing being a mermaid under water because they had thought that Earth was beyond repair and that they would have to eventually go to…. now forgive me if I mess this up, but Jupiter? An There instead of having fins they would instead have wings? Whatever, I read it when I was in middle school and knowledge from this book actually helped me in history class the next year, surprisingly, so let’s look pass it’s weird science. It was a decent book?

mistymmOh, and here’s everyone’s favorite one that they had a crush on when they were in middle school, Kasumi… err… Misty, from Pokemon! I like her manga version than her anime version.

mistymI mean, there is nothing wrong with this anime version, and both totally count due to the fact that almost everyone who is not Lt. Surge from Pokemon R/B/Y is Asian, but I just like the idea that this is what happens when a Magikarp gobbles up the lower half of a woman… sort of like when a Cloyster bites a Slowpoke and they turn into a Slowbro, I guess. But with a middle school aged girl? Whatever.

So, four fictional and two ‘real’ mermaids of color. I’m sure I should have found some more awesome ones, but hey… leave me some comments about some, and I will try to post about it in a later Mer-Monday post.

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Happy Throwback Thursday from the air!

15yearoldmeI should be in the air heading back to Texas from Colorado! So hey, Let’s throw back a little!

Remember the past and how amazing it was?!  Here is a picture that proves it!

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See?!?!? Now let’s not remember about the cosplayer who is a neo nazi white suprema….

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NO! THIS CHICK IS THE DEVIL!!!!! Or at least an evil Oni. Seriously, it still bums me out that this cosplayer is a white supremacist. Here is some other things to make me feel better from the past:

Anyways, here’s hoping for a brighter tomorrow.

Ariel is a racist?

ariel_by_the_fountain_by_alisakiss-d5h4s94Cosplayer Alisa Norris, aka Alisa Kiss, was alongside her husband Jonathan Nortis, at the white nationalists protest at Charlottesville, VA. When this was discovered, she tried to make light of the incident until it was discovered that there was, in fact, video of her with her husband chanting “Jews will not replace us”. For more information, as well as the video, please check out this article from Bleedingcool.com: https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/18/supergirl-cosplayer-went-charlottesville-guess-whose-side/

jasmineThis is a woman who once cosplayed as Princess Jasmine from Aladdin, Lum from the anime Urusei Yatsura, and the gay Japanese character Sailor Neptune from Sailor Moon.  Seriously… what the hell happened to her? Was this the way she has always felt, and these cosplays were just ‘ironic?’ Was it when Alisa Farrington met her husband Johnathan Nortis?

Who knows. I just… *sigh*

This sucks.

 

Gloomy Puppet Show

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I have often mentioned my love of Capcom fighting games, especially Darkstalkers. One of the moves that I really love, is The Midnight Bliss, but my second favorite move is Lilith’s Gloomy Puppet Show. In this move she… well… just look at it? She turns into a bunny girl and forces characters to be her puppet! It’s amazing! At the 1:03 mark of this video from youtube channel Darkstalkers shows it off.

VS-004-Vampire-Savior_Lilith-bunnyThe reason that I show this is… guess why? Bunny Girl? Maybe… THE FACT THAT IT IS STILL EASTER MONDAY IN CANADA?! Definitely. It’s hard to find this toy of Lilith, and I’m not sure if there has been one or two versions of it, as this other picture of it looks to have a different face.

vsc-bunnylilith-std-e1303795551750This might just be taken from a different angle and thus looks different. Now, Lilith and Morrigan have different moves outside of the ones that are similar but still not the same. Morrigan Aensland, who is more… ahem… mature appearing, has never been a bunny girl. This is important to note as Lilith, canonically to Darkstalkers, doesn’t exist outside of being a part of Morrigan. If they ever make a real Darkstalkers sequel, will Morrigan don the bunny girl outfit in order to do The Gloomy Puppet Show. Deviant artist jaksonstoker has done a Morrigan version of the sprites below:

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Cosplayer feytacos has cosplayed as this version of Lilith before,and I definitely suggest taking a look.

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Olivias-Atelier Read The Sign Lilith BunnyAnother awesome one is Olivias-Atelier‘s cosplay of The Gloomy Puppet Show.

I really hope that Capcom does something with both the character Lilith as well as the game universe that is Darkstalkers. Lilith is apparently playing a big role in Udon’s Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers comic line, so here is hoping that maybe we will see Udon’s take on her being a bunny girl sometime in the near future?

Louisianime 2017

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Like usual, full disclaimer: I worked as a volunteer at Louisianime, I’m good friends with 1/2 of the owners of said convention, and since I was given a badge, hotel room, and gas money, I can not fairly review this convention. 

Now that that is out of the way, let’s discuss Louisianime 2017!

… … … It was fun and a lot of the stuff went off rather smoothly? Like I said, I worked there and I can’t tell you even if it was fun, as I was working.

They raffled off a Nintendo Switch, The table top gaming room had Pathfinder, Cards Against Humanity, and several board and card games that my roommate provided for the convention. The Library Bards were our musical guest, and the crowd really seemed to like them, so go check them out.

Below is the cosplay contest:

Here are some of the pictures that I took of the convention

Here is the link to all of my photos from the convention: Louisianime 2017

 

Zelda’s darts

wc4flalaqi18f8j6caggI would like to talk more about Playboy Playmate and cosplayer Holly Wolf… because of course I would. In doing follow up research about it, I had found that she had actually commented in the original Kotaku article, and here it is in context.


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After asking anonymous cosplayers on 4chan yesterday, I think I might have been too hasty. While I did get the one reaction that she knew what she was doing as an adult woman, most people explained it like this.

Those are not her nipples at all. Those are darts that may not have been done very well. Darts are supposed to be clipped and ironed, and Holly Wolf most likely did not do that. The best answer, in full, from an anon is as follows:

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57701a3343083f26a9f4532d6af74fd1Okay… so now let’s go ahead and look up more information about darts. Okay. Bust darts. That checks out, and there really isn’t anything to add, other than the fact that it’s past 3 a.m. and I have to be at work in 6 hours. So yeah. How about I leave everyone with a picture of Princess Zelda and call it a night?

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Oh, and please do not think that I’m trying to talk major trash of this cosplayer or her outfit. It’s interesting what skipping a step can do is all. Also, she’s probably rich and very attractive and could destroy me… just like the real Princess Zelda.
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Kotaku posts a Porn Star Zelda?

kpt7atvdo3piixta1vjr-croppedMeet Cosplayer Holly Wolf. Her cosplay from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild was shown recently on Kotaku. Now, this image to the left is cropped in order to demonstrate what a lot of the website’s users noted.

Her outfit seems to showcase her nipples very clearly. Now, users point out that the link to her facebook has videos/photos of her topless, thus every photo of her Zelda cosplay having her breasts/nipples visable underneath her outfit was probably no accident.

Awesome. Thanks for the NSFW warning, Kotaku. BTW: the image to the left might be NSFW? Whatever.

After clicking her Facebook, I quickly found her website/shop. On it, she has the following paragraph in her description:

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15578737_1329780840397367_5901061068556854879_nHow did Kotaku not post that she was a Playboy Playmate in their description of who she is? Did the author of the post, Luke Plunkett, not realize it? Maybe? Accidents do happen, but I dunno.

Now, I’m not going to argue that Holly is a ‘fake gamer girl,’ but I will say that she like a lot of women are using it, cosplay, and their beauty in a very umm… lucrative way? It’s almost not fair to compair a Playmate with other cosplayers as she is literally a professional model, and her looks are good enough that she’s featured on the cover of magazines even when she is in… well, less than cosplay.

Anyways, I thought it was interesting. Below are some of her  photos from her facebook showing off some of her costumes. Oh… and don’t worry, she’s dressed in the photos below.