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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Selphiroth. 08/10/09, 01:58 pm

About the 20/20. It wasn't about cosplaying at all, in my defence their "geeks dressing up and they don't care they look stupid!" promo could easily be taken as cosplaying. I was more surprised about not hearing anything here, guess that should've been an obvious sign.

The article is actually about LARP. It was done far better than what I expected from 20/20, and the line that ticked me off the most in the promo, "I'm here to sleep with as many women as I can!" was an in character line made to... Well, I'm still a bit >_> about using that as a promo hook but it wasn't as taken out of context as I thought it would.

And people were really having fun. Making me want to move to Auckland. And the reporter was having a ball. And the person interviewed was really articulate and likable.

So this is nothing like I thought it would be, and for my big OMG20/20GTFO? I apologise. I still dislike their overall habit of "lol freak having sex with a blow up" documentary style; but for this segment? I can safely say that I want to give a big "well done"! to the crew. Also love the comment how Hugh had never been seen by his coworkers to be that happy, even Miriama seemed to be infected by the excitement.

But please, don't use "I'm here to sleep with as many women as I can" as a tagline next time. It's asking me to hate you, unjustified. And please please please state that the article is about LARP so I don't come to a cosplay board and make a tool out of myself.

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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By PIe. 08/10/09, 01:59 pm

I liked the fact the had the presenter joining in and that he enjoyed himself instead of just standing on the sidelines finding ways of saying 'what freak' without saying it, it wasn't bad
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Highlander. 08/10/09, 02:25 pm

I thought the Asian down under article was good, except for one thing. They had some Asian lecturer woman explain the sociological reasons we like anime. But never once was it mentioned that maybe we like it because it is fun, or good, or covers material american animation will not touch.
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Le_Saboteur. 09/10/09, 03:29 am

I really enjoyed the LARP stuff on 20/20. It was far more positive than I imagined it would be. The journalist (I use this term loosely for any one from 20/20... lawls) looked like he was having a good time. He did a pretty good accent, too. I never knew that LARPers did all that stuff. UN meetings?! That's bizarre. But cool.

It's just like 20/20 to use a comment like 'I'm here to sleep with as many women as I can' completely out of context. 'Look at this geek, he thinks he's going to actually have sex!' sounds like their usual style.

It was cool that they showed how much more comfortable (socially) all of those people were after actually getting involved in something that would not generally be seen as positive (lol geeks).

Really, though, massive cojones on their part.
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By angellsnz. 10/10/09, 07:27 am

I saw many friends that were involved in that segment, and they were very concerned about how they were going to be portrayed. It showed nicely, that they are just having fun, I also liked the part where one of the larpers mentioned that he has become less shy and socially awkward since he started participating.
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Guest. 12/10/09, 08:53 am

seraphik wrote:
idk if this really classifies as 'media', but our bleach hare hare yukai dance from chch '08 got put into a giant 'hare hare yukai around the world' compilation on youtube, which is kinda cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZYFDUXpY5c

nz rep!

It's nice there is even people in Reunion Island.

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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Auroa. 12/10/09, 03:35 pm

I dont know if anyones mentioned this, but I thought I'd say cause I found it funny. Armageddon's promo cosplay picture with Naruto (Admin)/Kakashi/Sasuke and Sakura (kagerouhi) as well as a paragraph about Armageddon was in the Air New Zealand flight magazine XD
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By JVCA. 12/10/09, 03:36 pm

Oh really?! *cracks up laughing because Alex hates that photo*
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Rikki-Leigh. 12/10/09, 03:37 pm

JVCA wrote:
Oh really?! *cracks up laughing because Alex hates that photo*

Yet it has been used for almost every single Armageddon promo XD

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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By JVCA. 12/10/09, 03:48 pm

That's the delicious irony behind the whole thing - and the reason I laugh gleefully and feel slightly jealous whenever I see it. >D
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By sakura_petals. 12/10/09, 10:46 pm

Aura - do you have a copy? Would love to see it!
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By sakuramiyabi. 12/10/09, 10:50 pm

yeah ==|| my friend told me over fb i hate that picyure as well

you'd think they'd at least ask to use the pic but noooooooooo

oh well XDD
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By seraphik. 26/10/09, 04:25 am

here's our article in the otago daily times!

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/79316/escape-only-a-costume-away
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Guest. 26/10/09, 04:32 am

Oi vei, good article at least.. i dont trust that paper XD.
I have a step uncle in the ODT, and my mom used to work there.
At least it's a step in the right direction lol.

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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By seraphik. 26/10/09, 04:44 am

to be honest, i don't see anything wrong with it... almost everything i said was what she wrote down, apart from some spelling errors, and she was very nice... :/
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Guest. 26/10/09, 06:56 am

Aye, no i agree ti's a wonderful article..
I am glad, because sometimes they take the wrong aspect of it.
Spelling errors? o__o i hope it's just silly name errors.

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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Highlander. 26/10/09, 02:37 pm

seraphik wrote:
to be honest, i don't see anything wrong with it... almost everything i said was what she wrote down, apart from some spelling errors, and she was very nice... :/

The only thing wrong was that they said that the age range was 12-20. O.K. few people are under 12, and few in their 30's, but there are plenty of people in their 20's. And Us 30's count too.
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By seraphik. 27/10/09, 04:06 am

i did say that, she just wrote it down wrong. i said our MAIN age base was 12-20 with some outliers
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Selphiroth. 30/10/09, 03:38 pm

That ODT paper was gorgeous. Given how anti any-students-activity that paper can get sometimes, it's a pleasant surprise.

And I do think the Miss Morris in question is articulate and well presented, well done! <3
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Mandie_Chan. 31/10/09, 12:54 am

Apparently there was something on Juice TV (bout auckgeddon) and I was on it!
Though i missed it and am now searching for the clip~

Did anyone else see it?
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Freddie. 31/10/09, 02:11 am

^BeDemmy was in it.
"So what have you guys been up to?"
"*Insert normal con happenings*... and Making out with Freddie"
"D8 NONONO IDDDIIOOOTT."

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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Lexicon. 31/10/09, 03:47 am

D8
oh my god, i'm so sorry...

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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By IcyRose. 31/10/09, 04:45 pm

Also in the paper: http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/feilding-herald/3007226/Meghan-is-off-to-Armageddon-Expo

Although they make the mistake in saying that I'm from Chch
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By Selphiroth. 31/10/09, 06:45 pm

You know, IcyRose. I'm going to forgive Stuff for pretending that you are in Christchurch. It's making me so warm and fuzzy just reading the article and for the ones of you who know me, I'll give you a few minutes to point and laugh at ME getting warm and fuzzy about something.

I could never imaging Meghan as anything but the confident, funny and comfortable person that I have met in the past two years, and it was a surprise to read that it wasn't quite always the case. Cosplay sure brings out the best in many of us then! <3
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Re: NZ Cosplay in the Media
Post By JVCA. 01/11/09, 12:59 am

That was a lovely article. <3
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