It seems like a lot of female cosplayers have been getting some flack recently, and they’ve had to justify their “geek credibility” to their fanbase to prove they’re not just another pretty face trying to cash in on the popularity of nerd culture.
With that in mind, here are some interesting facts about me, Volpin Props:
I have never owned a Playstation 1. In highschool, I played three sports and built cars; I rarely played videogames unless it was with friends. I have never purchased a comic book. I have never beaten a single Mario game. Twilight Princess was my first Zelda, FFXI was my first Final Fantasy. I made my Big Daddy costume before I had beaten Bioshock. I have never played OoT or FFVII and I have no intention to ever do so.
I could go on, but the funny thing is nobody has ever leveled any of these things towards me, likely as a result of my gender. Do any of these things detract from my credibility? Should they? In the end, aren’t we all just trying to have fun with the things that amuse us?
Asami: My friends and I have joined the clean-up efforts to fix recent property damage done to Republic City. I have also made donations to organizations such as Republic City’s Committee for the Rights of the Un-Bending, and local programs to provide food and shelter to at-risk alpacas.
I used to be oblivious to things that were going on right under my own home… from now on I want to be more involved in making a difference. I couldn’t do it without your support!