Cross-Race Cosplayers

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How NOT to interview someone



Guy asks for interview
I tell him to email me the questions and I’ll get around to it
Guy emails me telling me he’ll send questions, but never actually sends them.
A week later he suddenly posts an article with a photo of me on his site, deciding that I am trans without me ever having said that, anywhere, deliberately using the wrong pronoun for laughs and being very offensive IMO (I am not a trans woman and if I were I would not like to be referred to in such a way) and basically making up an article like it was too hard to simply ask me questions.
Long story short, don’t do any interviews with James Hollins of GaminG4Respect. I didn’t even DO the interview and he still did this. He basically turned me & my costuming into a joke at the expense of queer women of color and ended it with expressing an interest in meeting Laverne Cox (Lord protect her from him) and wanting to use the apparent popularity boost that he thinks featuring trans women will give him. I’m not even going to post a link, he deserves no web traffic from this.

Whatever ‘next level’ he thinks he can take my ‘career’ to with such horribly uninformed, insensitive writing, I want no part of it.

Signal boosting this because this is so amazingly awful and unprofessional, & people need to be aware that this person misgenders trans people (or who he thinks are trans people), and is fine with making up facts about a person.

(update: he took the interview down but admits no wrong doing and won’t explain how this happened)

Posted 2 months ago With 4,713 notes

Please reblog if you think a blind person can cosplay.



I’ve been very self-conscious even though I never cosplayed, and I’m afraid that people will make fun of me if I show up at a convention with my cane, so please reblog if you wouldn’t mind?!

I cosplayed while using a cane before (I needed it to walk cause my knees were hurt), and the only time someone said anything was when I was standing there twirling it and they were impressed at my mad twirling skills :)

Posted 2 months ago With 29,253 notes