So my room-mates informed me that there was an apocalypse-themed night going on at a club in Richmond called Fallout, that’s associated with the LGBT and BDSM communities. I spent something like two hours putting together a sweet “The Road” esque costume, and we get there and there’s cardboard…
|Guy:||You're cosplaying as Carrie Kelley! She's my favorite Robin!|
|Guy:||[turns to girl he is with] Do you know who she's cosplaying as?|
|Guy:||Yeah, but *which* Robin?|
|Guy:||[smugface] She's Carrie Kelley from Dark Knight, the ONLY female Robin.|
|Me:||There are, in fact, TWO female Robins. [launches into tirade about Steph Brown]|
|Guy:||[silence] [deer in headlights]|
|Girl:||Thank you. [hugs me] I'm so glad I got to see that.|
|Me:||[to girl] You're welcome. [to guy] Do NOT use me to Fake Geek Girl someone. Ever.|
- Don’t be angry at yourself when anxiety/depression flares up. It isn’t your fault and no one blames you and if they do they’re pieces of shit.
- Don’t orbit around your perceived value so much. You’re not the sum total of what you produce.
- Don’t let yourself wonder why people love you. That’s not how it works. There are not stark, individual reasons that a person can enumerate about why they love you. It’s the entire, unique combination of what and who you are.