Gas Bandit's Political Thread V: The Vampire Likes Bats

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It was actually an attempt at programmer humor...except that I was mixing up the ">" and ">>" operators so, as written with ">," would have resulted in Transhuman and Inhuman replacing the Plain ol" regular humans, which is more the Magneto method of thinking.

Oops.

--Patrick
And I rolled dexterity, though I'm under a -3 modifier since blots kept me still with a hug.
 
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The EuroCosplay finals are being held in London later this month. The winners of cosplay competitions in 25 countries across Europe will be competing against each other to be crowned EuroCosplay Champion 2019.

Or rather winners from 24 countries. Alice Livanart winner of the France Cosplay Cup has been banned from the event. Here's her costume

On the one hand that is an incredible costume. I never would have guessed that the person on the left is the same as the one on the right. On the other...Yikes! At what point does changing your look to be more like the character you're portraying start to constitute blackface?
 
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The EuroCosplay finals are being held in London later this month. The winners of cosplay competitions in 25 countries across Europe will be competing against each other to be crowned EuroCosplay Champion 2019.

Or rather winners from 24 countries. Alice Livanart winner of the France Cosplay Cup has been banned from the event. Here's her costume

On the one hand that is an incredible costume. I never would have guessed that the person on the left is the same as the one on the right. On the other...Yikes! At what point does changing your look to be more like the character you're portraying start to constitute blackface?
Answer: never.
 
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I still argue this is not blackface as it is not portraying POC in a denigrating fashion. There is also the issue that its a LATEX SUIT, like she built a SFX application for her exposed body parts to match Pyke. How any of this is bad taste I cant even begin to fathom, I get I have no standing in this, but explain to me politely what im missing that makes this racist?
 
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I still argue this is not blackface as it is not portraying POC in a denigrating fashion. There is also the issue that its a LATEX SUIT, like she built a SFX application for her exposed body parts to match Pyke. How any of this is bad taste I cant even begin to fathom, I get I have no standing in this, but explain to me politely what im missing that makes this racist?
The thought is it's racist because a non POC cannot dress up as if they are a POC without it being inherently racist. Even if it's not intended to be derogatory.
 
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The thought is it's racist because a non POC cannot dress up as if they are a POC without it being inherently racist. Even if it's not intended to be derogatory.
is this also true when a POC dresses up as a "white" character? or when I dress up as a Klingon? i mean Klingons are brown and predominately played by African american actors. I am just trying to understand the root of this statement other than social justice run amok? to be clear im not arguing for or against at this point, just clarification of the statement given.
 

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