I just don’t understand why there are so few geeky women!!!

New rule:  if you look at this amazing piece of TARDIS cosplay, and your first, wittiest reaction is to make a fat joke about the woman wearing it …

I’d better never hear you complain that no women come to your conventions and clubs and Dr Who marathons.

It’s actually a bit fucking pathetic that an interest group (specifically: heterosexual cis dude geeks) who seem to take very little issue with the fact they’re stereotyped as fat, beardy, glasses-wearing indoors-types, nevertheless expect all women participants in their hobby to be just like the hot video game chicks they fap to.

I’ve seen people comment after a locally-organised anime convention that they were “disappointed” at the “quality” of the cosplay.  This was apparently based on the fact that the chick dressed as Sailor Moon was, you know, a normal human being who seemed interested in having a good time with people who shared her interests in Sailor Moon.  As opposed to an anatomically-impossible inflatable doll whose sole purpose in attending was so hetero cis dudes could take her photo for later masturbatory purposes.

How dare she?

That TARDIS cosplay linked above is creative, it’s amazingly well-executed, and the cosplayer looks fucking badass.

If the best thing you can think to say is that “lol it looks bigger on the outside”, you are a waste of human skin.  The silver lining is the ironic fact that the only reason you don’t think the few women who do show up to conventions are hot enough is because you are a judgemental asshole, and I can only hope that this means you die alone.

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8 comments

  1. Rhinocrates

    That is so cool, and so is she.

    Do you know about Terry Pratchett’s Monks of Cool? After years of devotion, the prospective monk is shown a room full of fantastic garments and is asked what is the coolest. The correct answer? “Hey man, whatever I put on!”

    • QoT

      We should always bear in mind that the Monks of Cool still say “Yo!” because they’re cool, but not necessarily current.

  2. Frank Macskasy

    She looks fantastic.

    The outfit is fantastic.

    The critics making “fat” statements are drop-kicks (and most likely single, with meaningful relationships with their right – or left – hand…).

    That was the first point.

    “It’s actually a bit fucking pathetic that an interest group (specifically: heterosexual cis dude geeks) who seem to take very little issue with the fact they’re stereotyped as fat, beardy, glasses-wearing indoors-types…”

    Ah, so you’re familiar with fandom then? (The only thing you omitted is that the blokes wear baggy brown corduroys. It’s a kinda de rigueur uniform.)

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