The Cosplay Commandments1. Thou shalt treat cosplay as the art form that it is
2. Thou shalt be in character when in costume
3. Thou shalt attempt to create as much of their costume as possible
4. Thou shalt put effort into their creations
5. Thou shalt pass on the cosplay love to future generations
6. Thou shalt not be an elitist
7. Thou shalt respect different types of cosplayers
8. Thou shalt not confuse particular fashion types with cosplay
9. Thou shalt not confuse 'dressing up' with 'cosplay'
10. Thou shalt protect the name and reputation of cosplay
The Good Old DaysI remember every single moment.The Good Old Days3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The first moment that you held my hand in yours;
when you kissed my cheek for the first time,
when we landed tangled on the floor and our lips first met.
Those groggy moments when I woke up lying next to you.
Every time your eyes lit up when you smiled at me.
Those last moments of the night waiting at the bus stop.
Your warm hugs on a freezing winter's day.
The feeling of your heart pounding in your chest;
your soft touch blazing trails of tingles across my bare skin.
The scent of your amazing cologne invading the air, I love it's smell.
The gentle kisses and the intense passionate ones that took my breath away.
Those loving messages we sent when you were so far away.
The happiness we shared so often.
The joy I felt seeing you walk towards me in the air-port.
Being with you and getting so close, you will live in my heart forever.
The passion I felt for you so many amazing times.
Every time you made my heart skip a beat.
These are only a few of the things
Who she isShe's so tiredWho she is3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tired of being upset
Of hating herself
When was the last time she looked in a mirror
And thought the girl staring back
That she was worth anything
Anything at all
The last time she felt truly loved
That she was needed
So lost now
In her worlds of fantasy
Where she is who she always wanted to be
She forgets who she really is
Always looking back
On what went wrong
What she lost
So many lies she has told herself
That not even she knows what is real
Gave up what she believed in
Because every night when she prays not to wake up
She would open her eyes to a new day
Looking in the mirror a monster stares back
One with tears running down its face
Wishing it was brave enough
To be itself and love who that is
Or at least have the courage to end it
To lay down
And give in to endless darkness
Growing UpI used to be a good girl,Growing Up3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Always doing what I'm told.
But very soon I found,
That being good gets old.
I want to let my hair down.
I want to have some fun.
And don't try to stop me,
'Cuz you and I both know,
I'm not the only one.
I'm sick of being pretty,
Of being prim and proper.
If a girl wants some fun,
Why try and stop her?
I want to be free.
I want to be bad.
Give my best wishes to dad.
Tell him his little girl,
Is becoming all grown up,
And living out her life,
Just the way she wants.
Ten Commandments of CosplayThe 10 Commandments of CosplayTen Commandments of Cosplay3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I-Thou shall be clean:
In this sence that you must make sure to Bathe at least once a day and if not able to do so for even that, deoderant is a super close second to coat yourself with. Coating yourself with cheap body spray/cologne just doesnt help, rather it makes it worse.
II-Thou shall not be a Creeper:
No heavy breathing behind a cute cosplayer, no following the Voice Guest to their hotel room to seal their pizza box (so you can claim that you have Johnny Bosh's pizza box), be mindful of personal space, leave the lude sexual comments at home, and when a person says to leave them alone....just leave them alone.
III-Thou shall ask before Glomping:
Be mindful that people put time into these costumes and Im certain they just want you to piledrive them with your Glomp into a wall breaking their costume (armor,mech, ornate decorations, props, face paint on a real fur tail). Be polite and ask first to give them what they feel is an ok glomp for them. Also
TimepieceThis cohesion staggers Timepiece3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Some form of mechanized calligraphy,
And all my words
About-face, and this body becomes
A factory, a virus.
Typing my tongue into these pages:
My pen in the ink cartridge
And my soul sterilized.
Without my heart,
I am two pulses away
From becoming a titanium clock.
The DucksShe always sat aloneThe Ducks3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
on a bench in the park,
Feeding the ducks crumb by crumb
from yesterday's bread.
Everyday, the same thing,
until mid October.
She went to the park
that same bench at the lake,
but someone was there
feeding the ducks,
crumb by crumb,
from yesterday's bread.
She was unsure of the stranger.
No one else had ever
been there before she
in the mornings.
She sat down on the bench
away from the stranger.
The stranger spoke to her
in a soft, raspy voice:
"If you want me to leave
I most certainly will.
But I've seen you out here
everyday for the last few years."
She merely looked at him,
curiousity in her eyes.
She had never seen him before.
"Do I know you from somewhere?
I don't recall seeing you before."
She threw some crumbs to the ducks.
The stranger chuckled,
"You don't know me,
and I'm not surprised
that you haven't seen me.
I just pass through
on my way to my son's house."
"So you decided to stop
and feed the ducks?"
She wished she could read
what was goin on
Who Am I?Who am I?Who Am I?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Am I my dad?
Am I my mom?
Am I bad?
Am I dumb?
Who am I?
Am I my emotions?
Am I my actions?
Am I my devotions?
Am I my fashion?
Who am I?
Am I my hate?
Am I my memories?
Am I my fate?
Am I my glories?
Am I me?
What makes me me?
So what I'm human?
They all are.
What distinguishes me from them?
Is it my scars?
If we were all the same,
we would all be robots.
This isn't a game.
All these things are for naught.
What makes me is what I am.
I am not flesh.
I am my soul.
So who are you?
Lonely.Ok, so I'm lonely. I get lonely sometimes- most of us do.Lonely.3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
It doesn't hurt any more- meaning that I must be 'over it'. Even if I, believe it was a stupid thing to be 'into' in the first place.
It was new to me, to find someone so much like myself- I liked that.
I also liked taking care of you. I liked feeling wanted- needed. I guess, in some strange way, I miss that.
I miss having someone lie next to me, and wrap their arms around me. I miss feeling cared for, loved, important, special, safe.
I only need some company. Someone to stay the night. Friend of foe, someone to hold me tight.
They don't have to be yours- anyone's arms might do.
I'd just... Rather not stay by myself tonight.
Living NightmareThe streets are crying in bloody groans,Living Nightmare3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I drag my decaying weak body in woe,
My flesh crackles and peels and rots off my bloody bones,
The sky used to be blue but that was a long time ago,
My condition has sewn my mouth leaving it bare,
If I could I would continue to scream out to Hell,
I wait to wake from this living nightmare,
I can't remember if my family is dead or well,
I miss the warmth of the open dancing fireplace flame,
The only warmth I get now is the blood from eating the buzzards,
I remember feeling love from my family it doesn't the same,
Now I feel the maggots chewing my leftover innards,
I pray to death to end my long dark nightmares,
Death still continues to ignores my countless prayers .
Deep In thought"Hey" she said but he didn't reply. This wasn't something new to her. Whenever he was lost in his thoughts it would take about 3 to 4 callings to snap him out and get his attention.Deep In thought3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
"Helloooo" she said waving her hand in front of his face
"Oh hey" He replied in a tired voice.
She sat down beside him. "I don't get it. What goes around in this tiny head of yours anyways?"
"Nothing special, I just like to think about stuff."
"May I know what?"
"There's too much. Most of it I don't understand either."
"But please I want to know."
"Umm, this is what we'll do. You ask me about a particular thing and I'll answer what I think about it. Okay?"
"Yes! Perfect. So, what do you think about everyone in this world?"
"This world is nothing but an illusion. People run after lust and forget what they are really here for. They lie, cheat and backstab. They envy and jealousy overrules all humanity. They kill innocent people and let their family starve to death. Rich get all the pleasures of the
Writing dumpLove knows no limit.Writing dump3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Beyond the stars we live.
Mirrors take you to a different world that we know nothing of.
Love never lies.
Love never fails.
Love is kind.
Wishing for death....can that really be the solution?
You only have one time to live so don't waste it on sucide.
War is never the answer, only love.
God will pick you up when you fall.
God will clothe the naked.
God will feed the hungry.
Heaven is real.
Don't let others hold you back.
Use your legs and move forward....Don't stand in the past.
Can you see your future? Cause I can see mine.
Kindness is a true trait we all need.
We're all the same we just think different.
The door is open, but you get to make the choice to go.
The hell is aways with you....It's in your head you know?
Insanity are any of us truly sane?
If you give love you should get some back.
The day is drawing near the end, so good bye.
Never And EverafterNever And EverafterNever And Everafter3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I know, I waited too long, and I can't blame anyone else, it's all on me, it's my own fucking fault
I was just always afraid of the predicted ending that was set, I was just setting myself up to fall
Every second of every minute, every hour of the day, every week in a month, after all of these years
This whole entire time, I've been living in this illusion of you, you have become my love and my fear
I'm breaking down here before you, today, because you need to do what has to be done
You need to reject me, you need to say those words to me, you need to take back your love
Because it was not meant for me, you need to take back what I never really had, which is all I have
You were my reason for everything, my reason for healing, because you fixed what was broken
But now, you need to break what you fixed, so I can try to fix myself, but I'm afraid of failing
You were my protector, my guardian, you were my love, but now, you're the one that's leaving
I can't promise you
I Like YouThe TV lights up the room at one o' clock in the morning. Jake is in the tent next to me and Madison is sleeping in her room. If you haven't caught on yet, we're having a sleepover. Whenever I sleep over, Jake and I camp out... In his living room.I Like You3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Madison and Jake have these tents that are box-shaped and have holes on each side for an entrance. The tents can connect together, lining up the hole entrances. So Jake and I lay down next to the holes connected so we can talk throughout the night. So we can actually get some sleep, we drape blankets over the tents to keep warmth in and lights out.
I'm just laying down in my tent, watching TV, wondering if Jake is still awake. Earlier, his parents walked into the living room, so we had to pretend to be asleep.
As if reading my mind, Jake's head pops into my tent and his voice is a whisper. "Lexi? You awake?"
I smile. "As you can see, I still am."
"I need to tell you something." He says as he crawls into my tent. "It's about who I like."
How to be a MotherNo one ever sang me, little girl songs.How to be a Mother3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So excuse me baby, if I get the words wrong.
No one ever took the time, to braid my hair.
So I might not know how, but I'm getting there.
I didn't have anyone, to teach me to cook.
But I promise that YOU, won't have to learn from a book.
The love I feel for you, is like that for no other.
Because you're the one who's taught me,
how to be a Mother.
InsideThe beast arises,Inside3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Cuts and bites on my inner self,
Trying it's best,
It's hardest and wildest
To free itself.
The black fur
And it's penetrating,
Murderous and raping
Filling the space
Between my awake and sleep.
A smile of fangs
Accompanies the glare
As it pulls
And charges on the chains,
Two sets of them:
Its own, heavy,
To the darkness inside;
Mines, light and white,
Keeping it's raging intent
Yet it screams and howls,
And then you make your mistake.
My eyes turn its,
My hands guided
By muscular paws
Filled with fire.
The world becomes simpler
No distance too far
For the raging beast
Peaceful disgrace and fear,
The soothing noise returns.
Again the beast
Stomach filled with the feast.
Chains and locks hold it in place.
Will it be the next time
My chains fail?
Le toit du mondeTu voulais te rendreLe toit du monde3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Au sommet du monde
Sur la plus haute montagne
Et voir les étoiles
Et parce que tu allais bientôt mourir
Je t'y ai emmenée.
Chère âme perdue
Nous avons tant marché
Nous avions si froid
Nous sommes mortes tant de fois
Qu'une fois là-haut
Le ciel là-bas est si proche qu'il faut baisser la tête
Pour ne pas être emporté.
Lorsque nous sommes arrivées
Au pied de la montagne
Tu as pris ma main
Et moi je pleurais
Puis je suis restée
C'était interdit d'aller plus haut
Le lendemain le ciel t'avait accueillie
Moi j'étais dans la plaine et je dansais
Alors quand j'ai su que tu étais partie
J'ai ri et pleuré
La mort, c'est aussi un voyage.
the storm awakeningi.the storm awakening3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i never wanted to
but the chaos outside would not compare with what was
neither were they related
i remember your touch
like lightning bugs
mine was a comfortable chaos
yours was different, you'd felt things
felt thunder on skin
felt ice as warmth
felt the thoughts behind your eyes
things that i could not hope to understand
but the feeling was mutual.
everything is not connected!
eventually, we reached agreement
or at least, acceptance
we did not have the time for anything more.
thieves slipped in and out of our shadows
playing with the sight of nothing
and soon, nothing became something.
a very small something, but Something was there.
nothing became something became thoughts became senses became coincidences became consequences became
oh, and what glorious cities they were!
they lit up the world and hid the darkness behind their smiles
distracting from the secret
How I Spend My WeekendsCosplay: The art of making and wearing a costume based on the design of a character form an anime, manga, video game, cartoon or the like and wearing them to conventions, photoshoots or personal reasons.How I Spend My Weekends6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Cosplayer: A person who practices the art of making and wearing a costume based on the design of a character form an anime, manga, video game, cartoon or the like and wearing them to conventions, photoshoots or personal reasons.
My friends, I am a cosplayer. I make costumes. Many of my besterest friends make costumes. I cosplay. Now although it is my favoritest hobby of mine, and I am a proud, proud person for it, it also causes me some trouble.
a) Its the geekiest thing ever
b) Some people look at you like youre crazy when you do it
c) I just now discovered after a year and a half that it is easier to just say I make costumes than to say I make costumes and wear them to anime conventions.
Now, many of you are aware of this. Some of you are now laugh
Love After Tears 4It had started raining, and as we approached his large red truck I couldn't help but let a skeptical laugh slip out.Love After Tears 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What?" He questioned, a small smile tugging at his lips.
"Nothing." I said quietly before pulling open the enormous door and climbing in. The seats were a tan leather, and the dashboard was covered with all sorts of buttons and a difficult looking radio.
As he pulled out of the parking lot, he switched on the heat and I felt myself slowly begin to fade as the warmth brushed against my face.
"It's really starting to pour." I heard his masculine voice say indifferently from the opposite end of the cab.
I snuck a peak at him and noticed that he was squinting just to get a good view through the windshield. I turned my head and my heart beat quickened as I saw the droplets of rain smashing against the glass. It was all too familiar, the truck, the rain, "Yeah." I choked out, slowly gripping the edge of smooth leather seat. I forced my eyes closed, hoping the rain would light
No Understanding, No lies"I've been there before"No Understanding, No lies3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"I feel your pain"
"I can understand you"
NO YOU CANNOT!!
You think you can understand me?
Do you even know me?
Have you seen the horrors I have?
Have you heard the screams I have?
They're in the breeze
They're in the rain
They're in my head
Once you look upon it
You cannot un-see
Do you really KNOW me?
No, you don't.
I hate it when someone says they understand
When their eyes are shallow pools of water
Not even a centimeter deep
I hate it when they say they can help
When their words are just sweet whispers
That change into deadly spears
I hate it when a person says they have been there
When they have not suffered as I have
And use some dumb story that couldn't even compare
You cannot know me
I have seen too many things
I am always alone
Are you trying to comfort me?
Its better to leave me alone
I hear misery everywhere, even in my steps
Can you ever imagine what I have been through?
I have been to
Sand Of My HeartYour words were etched into the sands of my heartSand Of My Heart6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But the water from my eyes, the salty tears
Washed them away and your words mean nothing to me now.
Ruined the trust ever moreI called you to the surfaceRuined the trust ever more4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I called you near today
I called you to come closer
A little game to play
But nothing could prepare me
For the look within your eyes
As slowly you'd whisper
those ever pleasant lies
"I love you" you'd say to me
So coyly would you turn
"I don't believe you"
My automatic return
But deep down I knew
My words were only lies
As deep down we all know
Though we try to disguise
For I thought you would never
say those things to put on a show
I thought it was forever
A voiceless inner shell
And when the curtain finally fell
As the lights were slowly lit
My heart lay on the floor
In pieces torn bit by bit
No more your face would I see
Without a twinge of hate
The mask I will always wear
So I can make my escape
The truth no more to ever be
Ruined the trust forever lay
Between you and me
Yours, Mine, OursYour words cut me to the bone.Yours, Mine, Ours6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Your kisses burn worse than acid tears.
Your hugs infect me with your diseased heart.
Your love is a fairytale straight from story tale pages.
Your eyes I get lost inside of each time you stare.
Your smile makes me throw up silently in my mouth.
Your mind makes my head spin and my thoughts race.
Your lies hurt more than you'll ever know.
My words fall off your back like water off an umbrella.
My kisses are passion filled but you're blind.
My hugs are sincere but you don't care.
My love is pure, real and true but it doesn't matter.
My eyes fill to the brim with tears that fall effortlessly.
My smile is sweet and innocent but you took that away.
My mind is full of thought of you and us but you find it humorous.
My lies are nonexistent because my words are from the heart.
Our words together don't mesh
Our kisses together are like fishes under water.
Our hugs together are flimsy.
Our love together is not right.
Our eyes together interlock and the passion fizz
I'm no damsel in distressOnce upon a timeI'm no damsel in distress3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
(Isn't that how all the stories start?)
Well hers was a little different
(But I still know it by heart)
A beautiful princess
(Isn't that who all the stories star?)
Well she sure was beautiful
(Just not the way they are)
They are damsels in distress
(Locked away in towers)
But no prince came to save her
(And she would wait no more hours)
She wasn't weak
(She stood up tall)
She saved herself
(And showed them all)
She lives on free
(Her story remembered to this day)
No one had to save her
(She found her own way <3)