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.

But it’s my birthday!

P1150979Once again, I survived another full year since I’ve been born! Suck it fate! Seeing as it’s my birthday,  and a useless Sunday, I figured that I might as well post random stuff today… because I can.

I mean… it’s my BIRTHDAY… right?

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See?! There was no reason to post this very old image of The Pose Off from back in the old days. Do you know why I did it though? Because I could.

Daryl Hannah and Tom HanksWhen we get older, I think it is common to use the anniversary of our birth’s to remember days gone by. First times, last times, and more importantly… special times.

I just got back from a trip to Rhode Island to visit an online friend. this was a first time for me and that was special too. Today at lunch I ate a pickle in a hamburger that my mother couldn’t finish. That’s hopefully the last time I’ve been given the pickle.

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See? I’m just randomly plucking out photos from past articles with no context of why I posted them in the first place. Below are a few more of my favorites for no particular reason.

We all have a lot of regrets in life. One of the biggest ones is typically not doing something. I feel like we owe it to ourselves to fill the short time that we have with as many wild and crazy things/experiences as possible. Go hug an online friend, cosplay for the first time, embrace some weird interest that you are passionate about.

We were born and we will die. Make the best of your time everyone. Be good to everyone, while we are here. See you on Mer-Monday tomorrow! Here’s a sneak peak!

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I’m officially boycotting Tokyo Comic-Con

You heard it hear first! NetSenshi Productions will never cover any content from Tokyo Comic-Con. Weird, when I never have, I know, but the reason is because they now have a ban on men dressing as women at their convention.

trick_or_treat_by_netsenshi-d31gtimCharacters who crossdress is a rampant trope in Japanese media, if not society. While crossplay is huge among women in Japan, and isn’t being banned at this show, men dressing up as women has. Let’s set aside gender nonconformity, people who are trans, etc. for a moment, and remind ourselves of some Japanese content that makes this ban really weird.

71kiwwkwqrs-_sl1500_Where does Bridget from Guilty Gear come into play? A male character dressed in women’s clothing but in all reality is still a male character? Not Japan enough? Okay.

pink-ranger-girls-of-power-rangers-22611440-500-375Power Rangers… err… Super Sentai… err… Tokusatsu in general, uses a lot of male stunt doubles for their shows. If you have one of them as a guest, and they are in their ranger uniforms, then guess what? You hypocritically have a guest advertising the very same lifestyle that you are directly objecting, all because you are afraid of there being ‘too many’ guys dressed as women. Awesome.

5c2d54990a8233506450b0555f41eeb9What about fans of JRock, or Japanese Rock music to those who are unfamiliar with the term. All of a sudden, fans can’t dress up as their favorite crossdresser from Dir En Grey and strut their stuff? Everyone knows that Shinya is a man, but now NUH UH, not happening. Guess they will have to use some extreme vetting on both actors and musicians for the foreseeable future. Well, as long as there is nothing else that promotes a lifestyle that the people running the convention apparently hates… oh wait… this is Japan.

fisheye-hands-cropAnime and Manga. I know that my references are really dated here. My main point though, hopefully, wont be lost.

So males cannot dress up as male characters who dress up as women, which really isn’t even crossplay but just normal cosplay. Awesome.

29228719f3510ce44f67569f85d9264dAnthropologists even have problems distinguishing between Asian skeletons. Under all of the wigs, makeup, masks, and frills… how are they really going to be able to enforce this? Westerners, wanting to ironically see Stan Lee, a WWII veteran in Japan, sure. That’s easier… but unless they are willing to role the dice and pull out people who might legitimately be women who look a little man-ish and thus make international headlines, I can’t really see this as enforceable on a large scale.