So . . . over the Christmas break, I stumbled across this weird news item from the New York Daily News.
To sum it up, a ‘street performer’ in Times Square dressed as Nintendo mascot Mario — apparently there’s unsanctioned cosplayers who pose for pictures with tourists — got himself arrested for allegedly groping a female tourist in Times Square.
But what really caught my eye is how a security guard quoted the woman: ” She said she had similar encounters with the character. “
Not with the same ‘performer’, but the same ‘character’.
It seemed like this wasn’t the first time Mario himself had gotten fresh with her.
Maybe all that ‘sorry, but the princess is in another castle’, combined with all those kart exhaust fumes and one too many stray turtle shells to the head just finally got to everyone’s favorite plumber.
Anyway, I thought it might be fun to explore the idea of pick-up lines delivered by other cosplayers.
Thanks for visiting Public Domain. And I apologize for the image that started off our foray into coarse cosplay. That will probably be the first and last time you’ll see a picture of Ron Jeremy here. At least I refrained from making it into a meme involving a ‘warp pipe that can take you to a whole new world’.
Er . . . so, yeah.
But it has me thinking: are there pr0n nerds? What sort of things do they obsess and bicker about online? (Well, I mean other than the obvious.) Do they get all uptight if something isn’t canon? Flip out if some other director steps in and takes an established series in a different direction? Do they quibble about special effects? Seems to me there’s a pretty big distinction in that arena between things that look ‘real’ and things that don’t.
How much controversy does it generate if they remake a classic and the pizza guy shows up at the sorority before he loses his pants when in the original he didn’t have any pants to start with? Does someone write fan fiction that explains where said slacks went since it wasn’t explicitly shown on camera? Do the adult film companies sell fans a succession of special editions of the same film that each have more and more behind the scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew?
Do filmmakers go back and add some CGI to something made in the ’70s so it conforms more to the director’s original vision that wasn’t possible with the technology at the time? Do fans camp out at theatres for weeks before a popular new movie comes out? Dress up like their favorite characters at cons?