The hardest lesson in life to learn (and one of the most important for your own emotional well being) is to stop expecting a certain reaction from another person when they’ve routinely proven they won’t fulfill any/some of your emotional needs.
You cannot control what you’ll get back from other people. You can only control what you give them. And maybe you shouldn’t give them anything.
Character: Private Vasquez
Cosplayer: Aracelys Chang
OH MY GOD GWEN GWEN GWEN LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOOOOOOK
*NICE*!!!! She looks FANTASTIC.
And this is part of why I could never cosplay her - because despite the original character being played by Jenette Goldstein (who is awesome) I think it is way WAY cooler when someone who is Hispanic does it. This doesn’t mean I don’t want to dress up as a Colonial Space Marine, mind you ;)