((I must’ve been lying to myself when I said I was never going to draw this dress ever again.))
((No matter what they say, don’t give in, don’t listen. It can be hard to ignore people and not take things to heart, but trust me, I’ve been there. Just… Don’t kill yourself because a handful of dicks say you should. One day you will be able to look back on these experiences and tell yourself “Hey. I survived, it made me a stronger, better person”, but you can only do that if you’re still around to do say it. You’ve got me and probably another half of this entire fucking fandom here to defend you and be there when you need us, babe. <3 ))
NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT, REALLY.
MOM PLEASE DON’T KILL ME.
I Am Terribly Sorry About That…
She Claims To Be Diligently Working On A Queue For The Blog, As I Personally Know Little About Earth Time And Such. She Refuses To Rest And Will Not Listen To Reason.
… Also, She Thanks You For Putting The Coffee Into Her Favorite Mug.
She Seems To Be Endlessly Entertained With How The Blue Box Disappears And Reappears On The Other Side Of The Cup When It Is Hot.
Now Comes The Part Of This Post Where I Thoroughly Explain What I Mean:
First, I Must Mention, I Am Terribly Flattered That You Are Going To Be Dressing Up As Me. It’s Quite An Honor To See That You Have Been Inspired By Myself And Wish To Express That By Donning A Costume In My Likeness.
I Have Indeed Visited A Few Of These Conventions And Meet-Ups As A Way To Further Investigate The Culture, Preferences, And Friendliness Of Such People That Attend Frequently (And Might I Add, I Enjoyed Myself Quite A Bit And Hope To Go To More Of These Conventions Soon!), But So Far, I Have Never Encountered Such A Group That Puts Others Down For Not Acting Completely “In Character”, Respectively As The Person They Are Dressed Up As.
However, The Case Does Vary. One Person May Prefer That You Act Like Me In Every Way, Even Down To Whatever Accent They Would Imagine I Hold. Another Might Say That You Do Not Need To Put Much Effort Into Your Performance.
My Standing Is That Your Impersonation Does Not Matter, But Rather The Effort You Put Into Your Costume, The Passion You Hold For The Subject Manner (In This Case, Myself), And The Quality It Exhibits. Furthermore, Even That Does Not Matter In Comparison To My Next Point.
I Wish For You To Have Fun. Do Not Worry What Anyone Thinks About You, Your (Lack Of?) Acting, Or Your Costume. Simply Have As Much Fun As You Can.
((Seriously, Anon, I hope you have a lot of fun at this con! If you still are worried and wish to be as in-character as possible, if someone interacts with you, just think to yourself: What would a single mother in a society that has no mothers, fashion designer and enthusiast, and slave with the hots for a particular cerulean pirate do/say? Also, if you take any photos of yourself, please tag them with “askthedolorosa” so I can see them (it’s alright if you do not want to share, though! I just love looking at other peoples’ cosplays!) ))
On A More Serious Note, Miss, I Do Leave You With What Is Possibly The Most Important Of Any Advice I Could Possibly Give:
Be Patient With Your Child. Love Your Child, Accept Him Or Her For Who They Are. Support Their Goals And Wishes, Help Them Reach And Acquire Success In Whatever They Wish To Achieve.
I Wish You The Most Of Luck In This New Chapter Of Your Life. Being A Mother With No Help From An Outside Party Can Be Tough, But With Determination, You’ll Make It Through.
((Yeah, I think my point was made? That’s a ship I don’t like to be honest. I don’t think ‘Rosa understands the concept of it, either.))