Oh, yeah, this looks like hell.

I'm Jess. I write a lot, I'm a film major, and I play a lot of games. Awwwyeah.

elemei:

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Can’t believe I still log in and see more shit in my inbox. 

Seriously, let’s think about it for a second. That fucking show lied in the past a LOT.

The show purposely edited and manipulated footage to make people not involved with the show look awful, and were found out. 

The show purposely stole photographs from a photographer and made a conscious effort edit out any marks proving who the photos belonged to, and had to settle out of court to avoid a lawsuit (or had the guy taken out.)

And the very cast of this same fucking show have had to back-peddle every fucking week the first season just to retain some small semblance of dignity and integrity.

So why is it that what happened at Wizard World New Orleans seems like such a stretch now? That’s so hard to believe that they essentially pulled the SAME SHIT as before?

There is plenty of shit going around the internet over what happened, and not just that one article that actually bothered to help compile plenty of them in one easy to find place. 

Sometimes I just don’t get people. I really don’t.

All the helpful advice I’ve learned from Heroes of Cosplay

officialkurtwagner:

-Find good friends that you can cosplay with and talk about behind their backs!

-Work really hard, and maybe you can win a contest! or just get on a show that guarantees the results in your favor

-Cosplay is for everyone and should be fun! Unless of course you don’t have a perfect body type, or worse, the character isn’t your same gender

-If you happen to not win, make your opponents out to be bullies and bitches. Be sure to cry for the camera some too have good sportsmanship

Most of all, if people call you out on questionable or dishonest behavior of you or the show, lie like none of it happened and OH WOE IS ME EVERYONE HATES ME AND EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO SAYS ANYTHING IS A LIAR AND A BULLY. NONE OF THOSE DOZENS OF ACCOUNTS THAT ALL LINE UP ARE TRUE. NONE OF IT IS TRUE. SOB. DIS I MENTION I DONATE TO CHARITY I BET YOU DONT SO THERE be sure to be honest and explain what is going on so everyone feels better!

Oh, and learning how to use worbla was pretty nice.

I think if you’re going to do a show/video about that article, might try doing some research into it as well. Makes you look pretty silly when the best you can come up with “Oh, you’re just jealous” and claim better when, technically, you’re stealing people’s images as well for your own monetized videos. 

reeson said: Look, I know you're upset with how the show went down in New Orleans (I should know, too, I was there), but the way you handled that with Holly was completely uncalled for. Our anger should be aimed at the producers of the show primarily, not the people on it. They're not the first and foremost problem with that show. Honestly, why you might not look up to her or respect her, she is still a person, and I you need to tone it back and apologize.

officialkurtwagner:

I don’t think it was. I didn’t call her any names or use foul languaage. I said what I think needed to be said. I think it is completely uncalled for for them to be part of a show like this. If they don’t want backlash, then I’m sorry, but either get off the show or change it so that it is honest. I am really tired of seeing tons of cosplayers and congoers having terrible experiences because of HoC. She can call me a hate monger or whatever, I know I’m not. I try to be slow to judge people, and I have with HoC. At a certain point it is an insult to our intelligence to act like nothing is wrong or happening on that show. I’m tired of people getting away with this sort of behavior and playing victim, when the real victim are all the honest, nice people who got slighted so the show would look good.

And yes, I’m mad at everyone who takes part in the show. Because if they are a part of it and knows what is going on (or worse, try to cover it up), then they are just as guilty.

I’m extremely saddened by it all. I really respected the people on this show before it started and I am so disappointed at the behavior. I guess that is what you get when people care more about ratings and drama than actual cosplay and treating people well.

And I understand where you’re coming from, and I understand the anger behind it all. Trust me, I really do. I know just about every single person on that “Truth about Heroes of Cosplay” article and their stories. I know. 

But think of it from this sort of stand point. If you go into this or approach her with that sort of heated attitude, accusing her of being a liar and a cheater and being on a “disgusting” show, so you really think she’ll answer anything honestly? Do you think she’d want to answer at all? I don’t know of many that would. It’s just easier to make it out like you’re attacking her. 

And then think of it this way, she answered it, it’s on her tumblr now, a lot of people follow her on tumblr. So when she posted it it’s immediately at the top the most popular’ posts and is one of the first things people see is this, which paints the whole situation in the light of, “Oh they’re getting harassed by a bunch of haters” thanks to how she replied.

In a way, it hurts the cause of the people at that convention who were actually hurt by the show, and if gives them on the show another chance to try and put forth what may or may not be more misinformation. 

Getting answers is important, yes, but going at it in a reasonable, rational way works infinitely better in this situation. Especially when there are plenty of people willing to believe what ever they say anyway.

Dang, they’re just digging themselves even deeper now. I almost feel sorry. 

But if you’re trying to appeal to people’s better nature, especially in an area where most of our cosplayers take part in charity work, benefits, etc, it might do you well to not hint that we’re good for nothing trolls, Ms. Han. 

'Sides, our biggest beef is with the show and the production staff, no need to make it about you.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=888946701119426&id=100000123143160

If the production staff of Heroes of Cosplay put even half the effort into making a quality product as they do trying to lie out of their asses, then this show might have been a really good thing. 

I’m just floored at the lengths gone to outright fake something that is very, very easily proven false. 

reeson:

lunarprincessyue:

aobakuronuma:

commanderholly:

reeson:


This person has way more guts than I do, and I’m glad there are people being more vocal about it as well. 

“At Wizard World New Orleans the individual & group costume contests were held back to back Saturday night. All contestants were told to line up by 6pm. The judges took a break to change costumes between the contests. The ‘Heroes’ groups were added to the line around 10:30pm. About 15 minutes before going on the groups were told that due to time constraints they would not be able to do skits. Only 3 groups were allowed to do their skits even though there was an award for best skit. The award was still presented. Maybe Syfy needs to check the dictionary for the definition of ‘Hero.’ I learned early it isn’t heroic to lie & cheat.”
- Baroness Ancyra
Link to page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152168476192036&set=a.446281362035.235289.741662035&type=1

Again, this is not true. We were waiting just like everyone else but we were literally 30 feet away, you didn’t see us. I actually was admiring your costume as you walked by us quite a few times!! I was devastated we didn’t see you later so I could admire your work! We were practicing our skit and we watched the line up the entire time, and we’d been in costume since 8AM. Please, please before you start spreading misinformation ask us, the cast, what happened. We want positivity and love for the community just as much as you all do, and I know that we spoke to everyone in line that we could. We will be honest. Here, here’s some honesty for you! 1. We are not heroes. Firefighters, astronauts, wildlife rehabilitators, they are heroes. We’re goofy people in costume. 2. We have no idea what anyone was told regarding the contest. All I know is that a good friend of mine (who I finally had the pleasure and meeting and becoming friends with after the show!) Ivy Doomkitty, told me the judges were told to judge on skits. Whatever else was told to everyone else we had no idea what was going on and of course wouldn’t have been ok with people not being allowed their own music. Jessica, Chloe and myself were told none of this. 3. Please, there is enough hate in this community. Let’s try to spread joy instead of throw blame around. I’ve seen lots of Indy cosplay docs showing up that talk about the true meaning if cosplay and such, go support those shows, go make YouTube videos (which is what I did with Cosplay Class
http://www.youtube.com/user/commanderholly
) about loving yourself and being positive in the community before this gets out of hand again.

But they aren’t lying.. Are you saying that the people who where in line and didn’t leave the second “contest” til way past midnight are liars? It was never announced that there were two separate contest. Just walk ons and groups. Which is usually a standard for competitions. New Orleans Comic con has NEVER had two separate contest on two separate days.I saw you guys in the hall way while the groups where already lined up back stage. I remember seeing you in the hall way after I exited from watching the ‘singles’ contest around 10pm. People wouldn’t be so angry if Heroes of cosplay and Wizard world was more up front about the two contest. You of all people should know how long and exhausting it is to be in costume all day. How hard it is to wear certain costumes. How hard people work on these costumes. Only to see that it’s rigged. I am sure some of them are aware from the beginning that it was how “heroes of cosplay” works. But some people actually don’t watch the show and where just entering a Cosplay contest. This is why people are frustrated. And our community doesn’t deserve this. I also remember seeing the filming crew telling a girl to lie what number she was and trying to get Jesse to strike up a conversation with her about how nervous he was. Of course she had no idea what he was talking about of why she was being filmed and told to lie. Also they need to work on how they put people on in order on stage. You can obviously see that walk on #1 wasn’t actually walk on #1, and that people who had gone on stage where actually already in the back when another one would exit.No one doubts that you guys are really talented cosplayers or that you work hard on these costumes. But there needs to be more honesty in this show. If you want the joy of cosplay to be spread around. Then show it instead of BS drama. Show how hard you work on costumes with friends. Show the good times you are having. That winning isn’t always everything.But real heroes don’t lie and they don’t cheat. And that is the point this picture is trying to make

Not to mention. Neither the Show OR Cast did anything for those waiting in line those ungodly hours. Especially the family with the autistic child being forced to cater to the show’s whims. I’m sorry Holly you can preach all you like. But the fact remains Those people were made to wait on you couldn’t do anything they’d planned cause welp doesn’t fit with the show. And even after the fact got shit for all their trouble. How hard would it of been to just announce after the con Hey we’re sorry! Offer something in return for those tossed to the side. You can’t just wipe your hands clean and preach love and acceptance when you’re in just as deep. 

I do believe there was some convention staff tryig to help with what they were able to, like bring some water bottles or something like that from what I understand. And no one is asking for blood or money in this. While personally I would have given the award back if possible, I understand now that maybe they can’t for whatever reasons. I think a simple acknowledement of what actually happened would benefit everyone greatly. I’m not even saying they or the production staff ought to be required to compensate people. No, that is silly to ask it on that scale (except maybe I’d try to make it up to the family of the autsitic child). Just stop lying to us. Stop glossing it over like nothing happened. This is to everyone involved in that show: take some responsibility. If you preach love and acceptance when the show prefers boobs and cat fights, that is not something you should be a part of. 

After watching part of tonight’s finale episode, this raising a question about something brought up in a previous post. If you were in your costumes at 8AM and in them all day, etc etc… when did you get a chance to go to a park, one I know to be quite a distance from the convention center, to practice your skit? I mean, you’re very clearly in normal clothes in a park… so when did this happen?

reeson:

lunarprincessyue:

aobakuronuma:

commanderholly:

reeson:

This person has way more guts than I do, and I’m glad there are people being more vocal about it as well. 

“At Wizard World New Orleans the individual & group costume contests were held back to back Saturday night. All contestants were told to line up by 6pm. The judges took a break to change costumes between the contests. The ‘Heroes’ groups were added to the line around 10:30pm. About 15 minutes before going on the groups were told that due to time constraints they would not be able to do skits. Only 3 groups were allowed to do their skits even though there was an award for best skit. The award was still presented. Maybe Syfy needs to check the dictionary for the definition of ‘Hero.’ I learned early it isn’t heroic to lie & cheat.”

- Baroness Ancyra


Link to page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152168476192036&set=a.446281362035.235289.741662035&type=1

Again, this is not true. We were waiting just like everyone else but we were literally 30 feet away, you didn’t see us. I actually was admiring your costume as you walked by us quite a few times!! I was devastated we didn’t see you later so I could admire your work! We were practicing our skit and we watched the line up the entire time, and we’d been in costume since 8AM. Please, please before you start spreading misinformation ask us, the cast, what happened. We want positivity and love for the community just as much as you all do, and I know that we spoke to everyone in line that we could. We will be honest. Here, here’s some honesty for you! 1. We are not heroes. Firefighters, astronauts, wildlife rehabilitators, they are heroes. We’re goofy people in costume. 2. We have no idea what anyone was told regarding the contest. All I know is that a good friend of mine (who I finally had the pleasure and meeting and becoming friends with after the show!) Ivy Doomkitty, told me the judges were told to judge on skits. Whatever else was told to everyone else we had no idea what was going on and of course wouldn’t have been ok with people not being allowed their own music. Jessica, Chloe and myself were told none of this. 3. Please, there is enough hate in this community. Let’s try to spread joy instead of throw blame around. I’ve seen lots of Indy cosplay docs showing up that talk about the true meaning if cosplay and such, go support those shows, go make YouTube videos (which is what I did with Cosplay Class
http://www.youtube.com/user/commanderholly
) about loving yourself and being positive in the community before this gets out of hand again.

But they aren’t lying.. Are you saying that the people who where in line and didn’t leave the second “contest” til way past midnight are liars? It was never announced that there were two separate contest. Just walk ons and groups. Which is usually a standard for competitions. New Orleans Comic con has NEVER had two separate contest on two separate days.

I saw you guys in the hall way while the groups where already lined up back stage. I remember seeing you in the hall way after I exited from watching the ‘singles’ contest around 10pm. People wouldn’t be so angry if Heroes of cosplay and Wizard world was more up front about the two contest. 

You of all people should know how long and exhausting it is to be in costume all day. How hard it is to wear certain costumes. How hard people work on these costumes. Only to see that it’s rigged. I am sure some of them are aware from the beginning that it was how “heroes of cosplay” works. But some people actually don’t watch the show and where just entering a Cosplay contest. This is why people are frustrated. And our community doesn’t deserve this. 

I also remember seeing the filming crew telling a girl to lie what number she was and trying to get Jesse to strike up a conversation with her about how nervous he was. Of course she had no idea what he was talking about of why she was being filmed and told to lie. Also they need to work on how they put people on in order on stage. You can obviously see that walk on #1 wasn’t actually walk on #1, and that people who had gone on stage where actually already in the back when another one would exit.

No one doubts that you guys are really talented cosplayers or that you work hard on these costumes. But there needs to be more honesty in this show. If you want the joy of cosplay to be spread around. Then show it instead of BS drama. Show how hard you work on costumes with friends. Show the good times you are having. That winning isn’t always everything.

But real heroes don’t lie and they don’t cheat. And that is the point this picture is trying to make

Not to mention. Neither the Show OR Cast did anything for those waiting in line those ungodly hours. Especially the family with the autistic child being forced to cater to the show’s whims. I’m sorry Holly you can preach all you like. But the fact remains 
Those people were made to wait on you couldn’t do anything they’d planned cause welp doesn’t fit with the show. And even after the fact got shit for all their trouble. How hard would it of been to just announce after the con Hey we’re sorry! Offer something in return for those tossed to the side. 
You can’t just wipe your hands clean and preach love and acceptance when you’re in just as deep. 

I do believe there was some convention staff tryig to help with what they were able to, like bring some water bottles or something like that from what I understand. 

And no one is asking for blood or money in this. While personally I would have given the award back if possible, I understand now that maybe they can’t for whatever reasons. I think a simple acknowledement of what actually happened would benefit everyone greatly. I’m not even saying they or the production staff ought to be required to compensate people. No, that is silly to ask it on that scale (except maybe I’d try to make it up to the family of the autsitic child). 

Just stop lying to us. Stop glossing it over like nothing happened. This is to everyone involved in that show: take some responsibility. If you preach love and acceptance when the show prefers boobs and cat fights, that is not something you should be a part of. 

After watching part of tonight’s finale episode, this raising a question about something brought up in a previous post. 

If you were in your costumes at 8AM and in them all day, etc etc… when did you get a chance to go to a park, one I know to be quite a distance from the convention center, to practice your skit? I mean, you’re very clearly in normal clothes in a park… so when did this happen?

Anonymous said: I really wish there were more on the show with the same attitude as you. As someone who was at the New Orleans Comic Con and waited over four hours to do a skit with my friends only to be told I could not (after seeing cast from the show being allowed to do theirs in its full glory) I really felt the pang knowing that a lot of them don't seem to mind that they're not actually competing on even ground with everyone and pretend it's all A-okay.

shinkastudios:

I didn’t actually know about the groups being like that and that you couldn’t compete. I’m not going to ignore that and I really hate that that happened to you. The show’s not perfect, and I know they try their best, but sometimes they don’t understand cons and hurt the con and the cosplayers and I really hope that changes for everyones sake. With all my heart I am incredibly sorry and I hope that you’ll forgive everyone involved. <3

This is something I can respect. This is what I’d hoped for. No “woe is me” games, no passing the buck on. This is right to the point without pussyfooting around. 

I think a lot of the other “Heroes” could stand to take a page from Carl’s book.