Sunday, January 29, 2012

Words of the past : Reflections of the present

I bumped into this old interview article back in 2007 where a multimedia reporter for, Ms. Erika Tapella, asked me for an online interview regarding the topic of Philippine Cosplay.  This particular segment that I cropped made me pause a bit because it somewhat reflected what I believed cosplay is then and what I hope would become in the next coming years.

I cannot say much about my first wish.  Years after the interview I realized that it doesn't really matter, since you cant please everybody, and there will always someone completely biased regarding cosplayers: and with good reason, since it takes just a few to stereotype the whole.  And of course, there will always be people who simply like to give the community a good prodding just for the pleasure of seeing it squirm.  Welcome to the internet, so they say.

As for my second wish mentioned, I think its safe to say it's still happening, at least on the surface.  Four years later I often think if we are walking in the right direction, at least when it comes to international recognition as a community, not just individual achievements. 

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I can't be more agree with you, esp. with your second wish. =)
    It always remind me to Ysabel's very wise saying, "Hopefully, you’ll make friendships that will last even when the costumes are faded, wigs worn out and cameras stop flashing."