What doesn't kill you makes you strongerI just went back and read some of the horrible comments I've received from people in the past.What doesn't kill you makes you stronger4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I remember how hurtful it was and how much I wanted to just dissapear from it all. I felt helpless and hopeless.
The internet can be a terrible place.
When people aren't accountable for what they say they feel a certain sense of power. The ability to judge others without being judged ourselves is a position of immense dominance. It's exhilarating to exercise that dominance over another person.
But now, looking back, I realize that it doesn't bother me anymore. I don't even bother hiding, deleting or responding to those comments because it just doesn't bug me. I feel a resounding "eh",
I keep those comments up so that people can see the kind of behaviour that people reduce themselves to when they're behind a computer screen. Every "this is shit" or ""he" is just a dyke and a "she"" has meaning to me now. It means that I've overcome something that I never would have thought possible. I'm not hu
Anime Revolution 2013 ReviewJust like the Animethon review this review is pretty late too XD and just as with all of my other reviews I have to cut out so many details and special mentions otherwise this would go on forever. Too amny amazing things and good times happened XDAnime Revolution 2013 Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anime Revolution was at the end of August and it was the first con that FDP has been together at in a long time. It was amazing not just to spend time with and run panels with the group but also to hang out with so many of our friends from Vancouver. We also got to see many people from Vancouver and abroad again and we got to meet many people from all over who came to AR this year for the first time!!! I can't thank everyone who attended our events/panels and came up to us to say hi and ask for photos enough. Thank you all so much for your support it was an absolute pleasure and honour to meet everyone we met this year and to get to see familiar faces again.
As with last year Anime Revolution was professionally run by staff who were bus
Buying Online - [Good and Ugly][PhotoBomber] - [Tumblr] - [You Tube] - [Twitter] - [Cosplay.com]Buying Online - [Good and Ugly]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A warning to the people
One of the questions I get a lot are "who do you buy ____ from?"
I always assumed that all sites were pretty equal,
but I recently have been, and still am, dealing with a dispute form a contact website,
they have broken their our rules but still refusing to refund the purchase,
and because of the way they worded the product paypal is refusing to step up.
I'm pretty burned,
and I know others have been screwed over,
or have had major problems from dealing with people online.
As well as people who have had amazing experiences.
Here is my list,
A list of the Good and the one Ugly I have received.
For Contacts, Wigs, and other things I have bought onli
Facebook Wig Commission Giveaway!I recently hit 12,000 likes on my Facebook page, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Twin-Fools/184111744943027?fref=tsFacebook Wig Commission Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is my way of thanking you guys so much for your continued support. It's absolutely amazing to see that so many people are interested in my lowly cosplay adventures XD I am constantly reminded how lucky I am when I get to meet so many amazing cosplayers (aka YOU GUYS!) around the world, and I get to meet more and more amazing new people every day. THANK YOU!
So, to give back, I'm holding a giveaway for a FREE wig commission to the winner of this contest. The commission can be any wig that I can feasibly ship to you. I will ship it to anywhere in the world, free of charge
TO ENTER: Go to https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=579664465387751&set=a.440067762680756.95554.184111744943027&type=1&theater and all you have to do is SHARE this, that's all! Page likes are GREATLY appreciated but not mandatory ;D
Thank you all so much!
Opening Wig Commissions!Hello all!Opening Wig Commissions!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Due to an overwhelming positive response I am opening up wig commissions starting in June! At this point in time I am ready to start taking commissions to order bases for in order for those bases to be here in June so I can start work on them right away
I will be accepting 5 commissions to start.
The pricing will be done on a quote basis, which means that I will assess the price of the commission once I have all of the information on the project. It will factor in base wig cost + materials + work + shipping
To ensure that I can get you the best product possible, I am hoping that people commissioning me will use the following form so that I can know all of your stipulations up front
Cartoon or Realistic Style:
Wig colour preference:
Shipping preferences (folded inside out and ziplock bagged wig or shipping on wig head in a box):
Thank you for 100 000 Subscribers on YoutubeWe just hit 100 000 subscribers on Youtube and I am floored. It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating 50 000, then 80 000. 100 000 is larger than the population of a number of countries (I LOOKED IT UP XD) I can't believe that you folks have stuck with us and our silly little videos. We've been doing what we love for 6 years now and putting it on camera, I never thought that doing that would make us one of the most subscribed to cosplay-related Youtube channels out there.Thank you for 100 000 Subscribers on Youtube2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The support we've received over the years has been astounding, and I can't thank every single one of you enough for being interested in our cosplays, our videos and our lives. We're not amazing. We're not the best. We're just a bunch of wacky people who love the hobby and the creative/social experiences that it brings. Looking back from where we started I can retrospectively see that we've all come so far, and I feel that our videos reflect not just a growth in our cosplay/video work, but also our growth
Holy Crap, Guys! Long Time No Talk!So I haven't been on my DA account since November Mainly due to the fact that my computer was so old that I couldn't actually open the site on the browser I had, but then I couldn't upload the browser because my OS was too old OTL ANYWAYS! I got a new computer (finally) and can now access this site. Though, I must say I am really fond of Instagram now lolHoly Crap, Guys! Long Time No Talk!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But, yea... Totally didn't mean to take a (almost) half year break from DA. Besides computer issues, other things have been keeping me really busy. I'm definitely going to try to be more active on here and actually upload things again. And to those of you who sent me notes, I'm sorry for not replying! I have almost 1,000 notes so it's going to take me awhile to answer all of them Please be patient with me! I really do appreciate all the messages
With that being said, Emerald City Comic Con is coming up next week! I shall be attending again.
Layla from X-Factor with FDP (save for Laz
Kingdom Bros! and FanimeKingdom BrosKingdom Bros! and Fanime3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys! So as we're preparing for Fanime we managed to fit in the filming of a series we've been waiting to do for a while. We filmed the first 2 episodes of Kingdom Bros this weekend and all went really well. So I am pleased to present, Kingdom Bros!
We'll be working on a lot of projects during the summer. Kingdom Bros, Murmbering Crows (Blue Exorcist) Part II, a handful of CMVs and much much more (Fox and Box??? HAH we're behind in doing the finale for that BABY STEPS, we're procrastinators XD)
So I'm not 100% sure on when I'm going to be wearing my cosplays for Fanime, but I can say WHAT I am cosplaying! It'll be:
-Remus (Harry Potter: The Marauders)
-Blood (Alice in the Country of Hearts)
-Luke Fon Fabre (Tales of the Abyss)
Still sorting out some plans with other folks, but those are the cosplays that I'm bringing
I absolutely cannot WAIT for Fanime, I
It's so quiet...Sorry for the lack of activity here! I've been busy XDIt's so quiet...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a bit of a mental start to 2013, with Jenn getting a new job, a bunch of birthdays and events, and a lack of money forever looming overhead!
I've mostly been busy working on my costume and kit for a new LARP system I'm joining next month, so when I have some good pictures of that, I'll share them here. It's not often I will share pictures of my original characters on deviantART (in fact, I don't think I've ever done it), but I'm really proud of the kit for this. A bunch of Parlé are all joining the same system, so hopefully we can get a few good shots before time in!
Here's a preview of the costume, for those interested...
On the con-front, things are less busy than usual, due to clashing events, and one or two that we usually attend for fun that we're opting out of this year. We did London Anime Con at the start of the month, which was a fantastic event. Still t
Update on YoutubeSo! I managed to put some of our videos up on Dailymotion and Vimeo: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/fightingdreamerspro/1 and http://vimeo.com/33463810Update on Youtube4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm hoping that that will hold for a while. We're brainstorming on ways in which we can keep our CMVs available.
On the lighter side, a new skit is going up today! It will be up and running here: http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=mhee in about an hour or so
I apologize again for the account chaos!
Update: FDP Youtube Important UpdateSo! I managed to put some of our videos up on Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/fightingdreamerspro/1Update: FDP Youtube Important Update4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm hoping that that will hold for a while. Some videos were rejected from that site, which is unfortunate, so I'm still looking at a place to put those.
On the lighter side, a new skit is going up today! It will be up and running here: http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=mhee in about an hour or so
I apologize again for the account chaos!
Losing interest..?So I don't know what the deal has been lately but I just feel done with the whole furry fandom thing. Ever since Anthrocon ended I just feel completely burnt out on it...it's almost like I beat it. 0_0 Anthrocon was the big furcon that i've always wanted to attend eventually and I finally did, and on top of that I happened to win the dance comp. I had a wonderful time, without a doubt, but i've just had the strangest feeling after I left that place. I don't want to put on fursuits, I don't want to make fursuit videos, I don't really want to make fursuits at the moment, I just feel....done. I'm not a furry, and I never really have been, i'm just an artist who got caught up in the costumes and was sucked into the fandom it encompasses. I don't want to deal with the fandom, because I. Don't. Care. I don't care who said what, I don't care who's 'spirit animal' is who, I don't care what your problem is with that furry, i'm just an art student. That's it. I want to just get back toLosing interest..?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Wana be in a WorldWide Cosplay Video?/SecretSenpaiEDIT: Dmmd video is full! Only taking cosplayers for the other video now!Wana be in a WorldWide Cosplay Video?/SecretSenpai10 months ago in Personal More Like This
97+ Cosplayers so far in the WWCMV - ALL COSPLAY Video!
40+ Cosplayers in the WWCMV - DMMD Video!
70+ Secret Senpais so far!
It's that time of year again! WORLD WIDE COSPLAY MUSIC VIDEO!
Join in on the fun! All cosplayers welcome!
This year, I will be hosting TWO World Wide Cosplay Music Videos & one Secret Senpai Event!
One video will have any character you want to dress up as, the other will be strictly Dramatical Murder cosplayers! The Secret Senpai event is linked at the bottom of this journal! ♥
Not sure what the heck a WWCMV is? Here are some past ones!
ALL KINDS OF COSPLAYS VIDEO
Requirements to be apart of this:
•THE DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23RD.
We will have to follow it strictly, as I will have to edit these videos as fast as I can before Christmas comes u
Four Years AgoFour years ago, something happened that completely changed the course of my life in a very real, very noticeable way.Four Years Ago4 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the 19th of January 2008, I hadn't really intended to do anything to make my life change so drastically. There was no plan, no preconception, nothing. Things just happened the way they happened, and I wouldn't change it for the world.
On the night of the 19th of January 2008, tealpirate and I started going out.
From that day on, my life was changed. I'd gone from a previously unhappy relationship to one I now was full of hope, excitement and expectation. My previous relationship had me feeling worn out, disillusioned and unhappy by three years or so into the relationship, yet with Jenn, I'm four years in, and still as crazily in love as the day I met her.
So, here's to you, Jenn, and the four fabulous years of life you have already gifted me with. I hope to continue them for as long as I live, and can only hope to bring you the same measure of happiness that you
Prop8 update + Internet Censorship: PIPA and SOPAFirst: Prop 8.Prop8 update + Internet Censorship: PIPA and SOPA4 years ago in Personal More Like This
In Other News: Update on Prop8 (the ban on Gay Marriage) in CA
So I've had several people ask me where we stand on Gay Marriage in California. Here's the latest update I've gotten in my email:
California Supreme Court to Weigh in on Standing
Tomorrow, November 17 at 10 a.m. PT, the California Supreme Court will issue its advisory opinion on the issue of standing in our case.
Background: After the Ninth Circuit heard our case, it decided that it needed some clarification on state law. Because the Governor and Attorney General of California both found Prop. 8 to be unconstitutional, it's currently unclear whether the proponents of Prop. 8 have the legal qualifications to appeal our historic District Court victory.
Once the California court issues its opinion, the Ninth Circuit will determine if the Proponents have standing. If it finds that the Proponents don't have standing, the District Court decision stands. Alternatively, if the court does find standing, it can rule on
Harry Potter cosplay tomfoolery at Fantasy QuestFantasy Quest 2011Harry Potter cosplay tomfoolery at Fantasy Quest4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many, many months ago last July (that's how late this entry is) a cosplay event was held in the most beautiful location that the local cosplay community has ever seen. Fernbrook Gardens the wedding & events destination which you might recognize from our Kuroshitsuji http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/gallery/29228688 and Harry Potter cosplay photoshoots http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/gallery/31767781
It was around that time that the world was getting ready for the final Harry Potter movie, so my friends and I decided that perhaps it was about time to push through with our plans to cosplay Harry Potter characters. Parts of Fernbrook Gardens also looked like Hogwarts so we figured it would be appropriate.
Photos are from my friends, some from albums I was tagged in on Facebook, and some from my own camera.
Here I am with most of my friends that I went to the event with, along with Arnel akagii2004 whom we met that day as he was
Alcon 2012 and EnglandIt's been a crazy two weeks here in Vancouver for us XD We were guests at two of our cons in Vancouver which were on back to back weekends! It was a lot of fun but it's been cosplay-o-rama and con-o-rama none-stop for 2 (going on 3) weeks. Alcon will be our third con, so we're prepping and resting up for it so that we can show everyone the best time possible and have an absolute blast ourselves! Last year was amazing, this year is sure to be 100% better with :iconvaldrein: coming along. I'm so excited to see Parle and our friends from Alcon and Banzaicon again! I've missed you guys!!!!!!!!! Plus I can't wait to meet new people at Alcon this year I'll watch the rain as I touch all your faces... and something about fire... I don't actually know the song I just use it out of context.Alcon 2012 and England3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're running a number of panels at the con, including one we're doing for the first time (Makeup Panel). We'll also be premiering Episode 3 of Kingdom Bros which is, for lack of a better word, terrifying.
2012- A Year in ReviewJanuary2012- A Year in Review3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The beginning of the year was pretty good. My birthday party was pretty relaxed-- just a short dinner with good friends at one of our favourite restaurants.
My first cosplay of the year was:
Katniss Everdeen from the book trilogy-- The Hunger Games
Hunger Games played a big part in my cosplay life for the first half of the year and I was hoping to be able to end the year with another Katniss costume, but I ran out of time to make it. I was going to do her interview dress as it was described in the book since I was really disappointed with a lot of the costume designs from the movie
I also did the Reaping Dress for Katniss in January.
February was pretty laid back as well. I continued with the Katniss costumes-- doing the Chariot outfit (from the book)
an updated Arena (book) cosplay to Tsukino Con. twinfools and I were only at Tsukino Con for a day. It's actually a really e
Eyeless Jack X Reader- Ummm....Hi?As your parents dragged you inside after the cops found out while investigating you, E/N had been killed just twenty minutes ago, and you had been there for several hours if not more. Your parents started screaming and slapping you, then kicking you. Both found work to be there top priority and you had dragged them away from it. You screamed for mercy but they did nothing.Eyeless Jack X Reader- Ummm....Hi?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When your parents had finished you dragged yourself to you room and nearly colapsed but you just shut the door, locked it, and closed your eyes. That's when you noticed the window open and in front of you was HIM. Eyeless Jack. You now felt a surge of worry. He always lead to bad things. "Umm-ahh-eeaa-er.....hi." You said nervously, then tried to smile. 'Good job N/H! You used one ACTUAL word in that entire sentance! Before you know it, you may be able to say words without confusing the crap out of people.' You thought and he moved over to you swiftly. You had nearly forgotten your parents' punishment. He grow
Cosplay adviceWith each day going by, I am asked more & more on cosplay advice.Cosplay advice4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Lala, can you give me some cosplay advice? I am going to cosplay so-&-so.." (Etc. etc.,)
"I was wondering if you have any tips for me when it comes to cosplaying..?"
I have spent years thinking about how to even respond to this sort of question, there is so much advice I want to give, but I don't want to give it to just one person.
Thus... I am going to lay it all out right here on this journal.
If you are the type to say: "TL;DR" Then go ahead & leave now, or just read tip #4. XD To those who actually want to see what my advice is, continue on this long jolly yellow brick road. (Whether you cosplay Wizard of Oz or not. LOL.)
Tip #1: Starting/having a "cosplay group."(What I consider the most important tip, especiall
11/11/11 at 11o'clock Birthday for ME :D!(Just so this makes a little more sense, I should mention that we started the party at 8pm on the 10th (my roommate's bday- HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY REDYUME - again lol) and carried it through until 6am on the 11th (my bday).)11/11/11 at 11o'clock Birthday for ME :D!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
My late night birthday experience consisted of my wife dressing up like Kotetsu
and barging in with our Kaede (Tema) to present me with the pink rabbit she had hand made!
omg gais... it's so soft and wonderful!
The three of us plus everyone else at the party (My friend/roommate RedYume, Aoi, Gaara and Iruka) ate WAY too much junk food, watched a lot of movies, opened presents and laughed a lot until I passed out.
At which point our evil tiger (who is also Tema? Awkward lol) piled stuff on me without me noticing. In fact, I didn't know it even had happened until I got phone pictures of it :/ lol
So we got up late today (still my birthday) and went trolling the mall to redeem some awesome birthday coupons before heading
Arcade Con 2013 ReviewWe arrived back from Arcade Con on Wednesday and things since then have been a little turbulent here at home :S However thankfully our trip to Ireland was nothing short of amazing which offsets all the crap we're dealing with right now XD Thank you to the Arcade Con staff and attendees for making this such an amazing con. We met so many wonderful people... I'm still flabbergasted at how well we were received at the con and how warm and loving the atmosphere at Arcade Con was! Absolutely incredible con experience :3Arcade Con 2013 Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The staff really amazed me at this con. They were attentive, helpful, kind, and always offering to get us drinks and just generally working hard to make everyone run smoothly. They worked tirelessly and it really showed in the calibre of the con.
All the people we met were so kind and easy to talk to. We'd meet someone once and after that we'd see them around and we'd wave and chat if there was time and before I knew it I was thousands of miles from home but feeling like I w
Thank you, Mr PresidentSome people complain about Obama because he hasn't fixed the economy.Thank you, Mr President3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some people complain about him because he hasn't kept every single one of his election pledges.
People dislike the man for a variety of reasons.
I think he's amazing.
Because he is pro-Equal Rights.
This journal is for nothing more than to say how happy I am that, finally, a president of the United States has boldly stepped forward and declared his support for same-sex marriages. He could have easily avoided this issue until after the election race was over, but he made the decision to be up-front and honest in advance. I respect that in a politician so very, very much.
So thank you, Obama. I sincerely hope people listen to you, and learn what it truly means to treat your fellow man as "equal".
Sasuke's Picture DiaryLeave comments to keep me company?Sasuke's Picture Diary2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am about to spend the next 6 hours or so sewing and painting to finish up costumes and then packing for an adventure. I will soon after leave for the trip and it's going to take a while to get to where I'm going to it'd be great if you leave comments to keep me company on the way there! I'll be reading and replying as much as possible!
Team Sasuke at Ozine Fest Day 3
So here are pictures from our day out last Sunday! Some are from my phone, others are from Facebook friends (Thanks, Jannibee and Benelyn!) and people who have sent me snapshots over Twitter!
Let's start with a group shot! Our theme was Sasuke and his teachers (and his flirt of an alternate universe self from Road to Ninja)
12 year-old pre-Shippuden Sasuke — Jin :iconbehindinfinity:
older Swagsuke/Charasuke from the Road to Ninja movie — Miguel :iconmerkymerx: