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2019-10-10 09:38:13 PM  
Well, I guess Trudeau won't be attending this year.
 
2019-10-10 09:39:19 PM  
That'll solve racism!
 
2019-10-10 09:40:13 PM  
WTF?

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2019-10-10 09:43:05 PM  
Welp, there goes my Black Panther cosplay.
 
2019-10-10 09:44:20 PM  

JFK Shot First: WTF?


?FTW

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2019-10-10 09:46:03 PM  
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2019-10-10 09:48:31 PM  

limboslam: That'll solve racism!


Will allowing solve racism?
 
2019-10-10 09:49:55 PM  
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What is next? cultural approbation
 
2019-10-10 09:51:38 PM  
Who was wearing blackface at Comic-con? Not Star Trek, blackface proper.  I don't think I have ever seen that.
 
2019-10-10 09:51:43 PM  

nytmare: limboslam: That'll solve racism!

Will allowing solve racism?


Nothing solves racism.  It's what our species does best.  Fire, the wheel, and racism:  the three great pillars of civilization.

/and furries.  always furries.
 
2019-10-10 09:52:34 PM  
what if brown people want to do blackface ?? still ok ?
 
2019-10-10 09:56:15 PM  
I imagine that there are some fine hairs to split at a comic con with regards to blackface. I wouldn't want to be the one who decides what is and isn't.
 
2019-10-10 09:56:24 PM  
Not blackface, just blackened face. One of my favorite cosplay photos I've seen


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2019-10-10 09:56:44 PM  

Farker Soze: nytmare: limboslam: That'll solve racism!

Will allowing solve racism?

Nothing solves racism.  It's what our species does best.  Fire, the wheel, and racism:  the three great pillars of civilization.

/and furries.  always furries.


Point of order: furries were the inspiration for fire.

/With good reason.
 
2019-10-10 09:56:45 PM  

Farker Soze: nytmare: limboslam: That'll solve racism!

Will allowing solve racism?

Nothing solves racism.  It's what our species does best.  Fire, the wheel, and racism:  the three great pillars of civilization.

/and furries.  always furries.


False.  The hallmark of our species is the ability to kill things much larger than our selves.
 
2019-10-10 09:57:02 PM  
Is intent not a thing anymore?  Has critical thinking gone out the window?  The whole reason that blackface is wrong is because the intent was to mock black people.  If you're transforming yourself into a character and not mocking that character, it's not blackface.  Giving your skin a darker appearance is not blackface.
 
2019-10-10 09:58:09 PM  
Sigh ...

*hangs up Mr. Popo costume*
 
2019-10-10 09:58:32 PM  
As long as there is lots of skin; don't care.
 
2019-10-10 10:01:09 PM  
I don't know who or what Pyke is, but the picture seems to show that the facepart is vertical red and white stripes. Whar blackface, whar?
 
2019-10-10 10:01:13 PM  
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/ Is everyone going to just ignore the hate crime over there?
 
2019-10-10 10:04:39 PM  
It's also a male character she did, so it's also transphobic or whatever.
Does it count as ironic that a convention for media that offered escapism to so many nerds is making escapism more palatable?
 
2019-10-10 10:05:42 PM  
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Dissapointed.
 
2019-10-10 10:05:54 PM  
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Well there goes my Black Mask idea
 
2019-10-10 10:06:37 PM  

dittybopper: Farker Soze: nytmare: limboslam: That'll solve racism!

Will allowing solve racism?

Nothing solves racism.  It's what our species does best.  Fire, the wheel, and racism:  the three great pillars of civilization.

/and furries.  always furries.

False.  The hallmark of our species is the ability to kill things much larger than our selves.


Yes, and they used fire, the wheel and racism to do that.  I don't like the looks of that mammoth over there.
 
2019-10-10 10:07:19 PM  

dittybopper: Farker Soze: nytmare: limboslam: That'll solve racism!

Will allowing solve racism?

Nothing solves racism.  It's what our species does best.  Fire, the wheel, and racism:  the three great pillars of civilization.

/and furries.  always furries.

False.  The hallmark of our species is the ability to kill things much larger than our selves.


An anthropology professor of mine once asked what separates man from animal. The usual round of banter began, language, tools, innovative tech appications, etc. But he gave an example of all these things occuring in the animal kingdom, rudimentary as they were save one. Humans are the only ones to actively seek the preservation of other predators. Always found that interesting.
 
2019-10-10 10:08:04 PM  
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2019-10-10 10:08:16 PM  
So here is a better image
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I guess she's tinted her skin dark but ... I don't see how this is blackface?
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Has she somehow misrepresented the character in some way because dayymm.. I don't see how. This is art of a very high caliber. She didn't just it together last night and call it good.
 
2019-10-10 10:09:22 PM  
I was going to post pictures of Mr. Popo and Jynx but I just couldn't do it.  I know how seeing something like that can make someone feel.  So here's are alternates:

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2019-10-10 10:09:58 PM  
What about whiteface?

White Like Me - SNL
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2019-10-10 10:11:10 PM  

Jeebus Saves: Is intent not a thing anymore?  Has critical thinking gone out the window?  The whole reason that blackface is wrong is because the intent was to mock black people.  If you're transforming yourself into a character and not mocking that character, it's not blackface.  Giving your skin a darker appearance is not blackface.


Reported.
 
2019-10-10 10:11:19 PM  
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2019-10-10 10:11:36 PM  
Black face is bad. But was what she doing black face? I have no idea. If you define black face as what they did to represent African Americans in early cinema....I'd say that this isn't exactly THAT.
 
2019-10-10 10:16:40 PM  

Subtonic: dittybopper: Farker Soze: nytmare: limboslam: That'll solve racism!

Will allowing solve racism?

Nothing solves racism.  It's what our species does best.  Fire, the wheel, and racism:  the three great pillars of civilization.

/and furries.  always furries.

False.  The hallmark of our species is the ability to kill things much larger than our selves.

An anthropology professor of mine once asked what separates man from animal. The usual round of banter began, language, tools, innovative tech appications, etc. But he gave an example of all these things occuring in the animal kingdom, rudimentary as they were save one. Humans are the only ones to actively seek the preservation of other predators. Always found that interesting.


Well, naturally, we don't.  We kill predators if they are completion, or if they are tasty, or if we think they might give us better erections.
 
2019-10-10 10:16:56 PM  

Vorpal: JFK Shot First: WTF?

?FTW

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2019-10-10 10:17:22 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Welp, there goes my Black Panther cosplay.



Here you go.


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2019-10-10 10:18:58 PM  
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2019-10-10 10:20:32 PM  
They should ban Green Lantern COSPlayers, that Cosmic Racist...
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2019-10-10 10:27:22 PM  

dbrunker: I was going to post pictures of Mr. Popo and Jynx but I just couldn't do it.  I know how seeing something like that can make someone feel.  So here's are alternates:

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2019-10-10 10:31:38 PM  
They'll be hearing from the NAACP.
 
2019-10-10 10:38:47 PM  
Well I cannot in all honestly consider Pyke as true blackface.   That said I think the timing of her selection is what has tripped her up as in the last year or so recognition of blackface and its racist nature has stepped up as have efforts to stamp it out.   Which is what should be done.

In this case i think its a case of misidentification of black face.
 
2019-10-10 10:39:24 PM  

iheartscotch: Black face is bad. But was what she doing black face? I have no idea. If you define black face as what they did to represent African Americans in early cinema....I'd say that this isn't exactly THAT.


Isn't exactly that?  It's not even farking close

This is blackface
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This is not blackface
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How are those two even remotely similar?
 
2019-10-10 10:46:31 PM  
It's a costume not a culture!
 
2019-10-10 10:54:31 PM  

nytmare: limboslam: That'll solve racism!

Will allowing solve racism?


In this case? Yes.
 
2019-10-10 10:55:25 PM  

dittybopper: Farker Soze: nytmare: limboslam: That'll solve racism!

Will allowing solve racism?

Nothing solves racism.  It's what our species does best.  Fire, the wheel, and racism:  the three great pillars of civilization.

/and furries.  always furries.

False.  The hallmark of our species is the ability to kill things much larger than our selves.


Furries!
 
2019-10-10 10:58:31 PM  
Just great. Tomorrow I meet with a publisher to pitch my Al Jolson comic book.
 
2019-10-10 11:00:03 PM  

Jeebus Saves: Is intent not a thing anymore?  Has critical thinking gone out the window?  The whole reason that blackface is wrong is because the intent was to mock black people.  If you're transforming yourself into a character and not mocking that character, it's not blackface.  Giving your skin a darker appearance is not blackface.


That's a pretty narrow definition. Because Laurence Olivier didn't have the intent to mock all black people when he played Othello, but:

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That shiat is blackface.

This chick's costume? I dunno, man. But I do think it's a good idea if we just all agree to not color our skin to impersonate people. Too much damn baggage comes with it.
 
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2019-10-10 11:01:32 PM  
mimes: the most racist thing ever
 
2019-10-10 11:10:35 PM  
I read that as Comic Sans Typeface cosplay. Which would also be evil, in a way.
 
2019-10-10 11:11:06 PM  
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not really related. Just wanted to show a picture of Pimp Vader I took at a comic con.
 
2019-10-10 11:12:39 PM  

what the cat dragged in: I read that as Comic Sans Typeface cosplay. Which would also be evil, in a way.


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