So here's something I have wanted to express for some time: I get asked quite a bit why I rarely (if ever) post photos from the cosplay shoots I have with my friends. For the curious, here's my answer. For those who arent, I beg your indulgence.
It's pretty simple, I believe that the cosplayers do most of the work
. I'm not actually one to be watching manga or reading anime myself, so my friends are the ones that get interested in their characters and ultimately are the ones that end up organizing the shoots. They're responsible for their costumes, their makeup, their acting, a lot of the time even the art direction. All *I* ever do is show up, make loudmouthed remarks and snap the photo, and they're all sweating to death inside these scorching layers of costume under all this makeup. And i'm dressed in my shorts standing barefoot in the corner scratching my butt. Don't get me wrong though, I LOVE to shoot with them, every day we spend together is The Best Day Ever #948,562,486 and counting. And it's not that I don't do ANY work - it's still a team effort - i just believe the bulk of it is on them. The fact that my friends are all EXTREMELY talented cosplayers who make shooting not just a breeze but a barrel-full-of-monkey's worth of eeeexcellent times, it goes without saying that i believe these photos belong largely to them.
(And I'm not saying that ANYONE that photographs cosplayers should think this way, I'm just saying this is the way I operate in the case of me and my friends. I know there are people out there who will deliberately misinterpret this to make me out as the bad guy and all i have to say to them is: YOUR MOM.)
Also, less importantly, there's a certain kind of attention I want to avoid here on deviantart, if you know what I mean. If you like their
cosplay, then it's their galleries you want to be visiting, and not mine.
In any case, this isn't to say that i'm NEVER POSTING THEIR PHOTOS EVER WAH WAH WAH. Of course not. I'm very proud of what we produce from our shoots. I do post cosplay photos here every now and then, if anyone's keeping track. It's just not going to become the main attraction here
Anyway! That was lengthy and boring. Hope no one took that the wrong way.
X-Files movie: STILL COMING OUT ON MY BIRTHDAY. I've been staying away from spoilers as best I can but of course there is one or two that manages to leak through despite my inactivity in the community, the most notable of which being the TITLE, which makes me "WANT TO PUKE". Hey guys, were you trying to do something new? As in something not corny and not predictable (ie the last two years of the series)? Well you sure sidestepped that landmine ha ha ha ha ha strained laughter ha!
I have no expectations for this movie. I have absolutely no faith in Chris Carter. I am pretty convinced I will be watching it for the lulz. Which is depressing, because let's face it, I've been waiting for this movie for five years.
(Rewatch status: TESO DOS BICHOS BLOODTHIRSTY CAAAAATS)