Saturday, November 11, 2006

Geeky Display

I have never roamed around a school campus in costume. I am used to mingling with fellow costumed people during sci-fi/fantasy conventions where I would usually feel comfortable and at home. Yesterday, my sister and I went to Mapua (Intramuros) since New Worlds was invited to "hang out" in the campus in costumes. I had second thoughts when I saw the number of people there. Mapua Intramuros is (of course) bigger than Mapua Makati and this time, the troopers were not around to troop with us. There were only 7 of us but the good thing was we only had to roam around for less than 2 hours. Oh and I also wore comfy sneakers instead of leather shoes, so I didn't mind the walking.

I felt uncomfortable knowing that strangers were looking at us and we're not really in our geeky turf. I can't help but hear mean remarks or comments from those people we passed by. It was irritating at first but in the end, I figured I didn't really care. We also saw members of the band Kamikazee who also performed that night. Despite those I enjoyed being a part of it. I got to know some people who have the same interests as I do and got to somehow "bond" with other cosplayers.

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I don't know when we can do this again-- hang out with other NWA members, but I am looking forward to it.


Sefree said...

muggles will be muggles. it's really nice to wear costumes especially when people would take a second look to see what freakin'-weird you're wearing. but then there are this kind of people who judge you from head to feet as if they know you from the inside out. just don't care about them. how i wish those people would stop and realize their mistake in judging people abruptly. the best part of your day is meeting new people. and seeing kamikazee, as well. :D


~*galenlondeien*~ said...

We can't please everybody. People who don't understand things usually are those who give mean reactions. A friend of mine (hi Lei!) sent this message to me:

We choose how we see people. When we want to like someone, we can be so tolerant. When we want to be irritated, we focus on their faults. It's not other people's behavior that determines how we feel about them-- it's our attitude.

I guess that about sums it all up. :)

Anonymous said...

i love wearing costumes :) hehehe..