I’d like to start this by thanking the lovely Llivingdead for allowing me to use her pictures for the featured image! For more from her follow her on Twitter: @Llivingdead91
Lewds, a term everyone uses nowadays and I still feel half of them have no clue what they’re on about! Yet at the same time I feel it’s not their fault entirely since as years have gone on and time has progressed the internet offered more and more until lines between certain ideas, concepts and terms became nothing but blurry ass smudges like badly blended Pewdiepie Photoshop competition entries! SO LET ME EDUCATE YA’LL!
The term “lewd” is an adjective often used to describe something of erotic nature, or otherwise obscene or indecent and yet people across the globe take this as meaning “YO I’M GONNA SEE BIG OL’ TITTIES!” and proceed to disrespect without, in most cases, looking into said person.
Most cosplayers or adults with expressive pictures experience this on a regular basis. But why? Why can people not reel in their libidos and actually THINK before requesting nudes and getting pissed off when they’re blocked or told no? If a person does these kinds of pictures surely there would be evidence prior to you asking right? Like an actual picture…Maybe something mentioned in their description because if they did that they’d tell you instead of hiding it…did you think to look? Naa why would anyone do that? Looking for the evidence is hard and time consuming.
Here’s a great question. You see that cosplayer you saw that one picture of in that tight outfit looking “bangable” and showing off their passion, their skill, their drive…do you know how long they WORKED on that? Do you know how much time, effort, sweat, patience, dedication & god damn WORK goes into creating those amazing, beautifully crafted outfits? They don’t buy them from Amazon or Ebay or Etsy…they make it all…by hand…over countless weeks and months until their passion takes form and they are able to express that for everyone who wants to see. Sure it’s alluring but that’s the beauty of lewd. But you degrade this by requesting nude pictures and say they’re “sluts” and “whores” because they have dressed in a revealing outfit.
Here’s an example for you: Let’s say your sister is deeply into cosplay and starts to show it to others and someone messages her and says “Do you nudes as well? Can I see?” how would that make you feel? Bet you’d be pretty pissed right?…Feel like a hypocrite yet?
Allow me to offer you a saying, it’s not a famous saying, it’s not a popular saying but it’s a befitting one:
It’s not what you see, it’s what you don’t see.
What me to elaborate? When you see nudes you’ve seen it. There’s nothing more to it, it is the human form unbound and free. Lewds however are much, much more. They offer you a taste of that freedom but remain chained. They show you what could be without showing you what is. They are elegant instead of shocking, creative instead of copy & pasted and more revealing then any nude.
Another major issue I see in this realm of lewdy goodness is “body shaming” people who don’t fit the cookie cutter mould of what a character should look like. I have four words for you people…FUCK THE FUCK OFF! They don’t look good?? Where’re your cosplay pictures? Oh right no balls, no guts, no creativity. But more importantly no imagination. Who the hell says they don’t look good? I think plus size Spidergwen or Draenei’s or Widowmakers are awesome! Size 0? GIMME SIZE HEALTHY! They don’t need to conform to your stupid ideology that a cosplayer should have a certain body shape to cosplay a certain role. Go take a walk and shake off that bullshit 1830’s crap. These people are healthy, beautiful and proud! To any cosplayers that read this…BE DAMN PROUD! you want to be a plus sized Draenei (seriously I need to see this…) then do it! Want to cosplay Doll from Bloodborne and your a guy? GO FOR IT! This is art and art has no form and you are the living canvas!
So to finalise this rant of epicness, cosplayers you are all amazing and execute talents far beyond most peoples pay grades so be proud of what you will deliver tomorrow. And haters…the world will not force you to look so do it a favour, and turn your toxic eyes elsewhere. Pricks…