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Foid here,
I'm starting to think cosplaying is only worth it if you're attractive
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>>10913008
just because you grew up in a dysfunctional family and have a shitty personality not even a mother could love it doesn't mean women don't love men. if we take all violence on opposite gender, abandonment on sickness, hours spent on domestic chores statistics, I could go on forever. women do so much for men than men do for women on a daily basis. and most of the time they dont even acknowledge it. the most likely cause a pregnant woman can die is murdered by their partner and knowing that and the fact there are women out there still willing to date and marry men, you guys should be thankful.
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You don't need to be overly attractive to cosplay in general, the costume/look just needs to be done well. However as a photographer I will say that shooting portraits/cosplay is absolutely 90% about how attractive you are. People don't understand how insanely easy it is when the subject is attractive. The less attractive, the more work you need to put into finding the persons good sides, helping them pose and stuff like that. Women at least have makeup to hard carry them.
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>>10913259
Odd given the closest experience men can have are with their male friend they are willing to die for (examples, soldiers, gangsters) and often have some respect for the enemies they killed (theres enough interviews of old veterans who realized the people they killed were fighting for their country)
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>>10913259
This is the final foid boss fight
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>>10913569
men have more respect for the enemies they kill in a war than the women they leave at home raising their children, got it.
>>10913584
kill yourself

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/mkg/ - Mobile Kanojo/Kareshi General #14

Afterlife edition

Last Thread: >>10397387

>The most discussed apps/games are Moe Can Change!, Dream Girlfriend/Nijikano, Dream Boyfriend/Hoshikare, and Animal Boyfriend/Gijin Kareshi, but people are encouraged to introduce new games.
>We generally discuss dress-up/simulator games and smartphone/cellphone apps for waifus or husbandos.
>Occasionally discussed games include Fairy Doll, Potion Maker, Mandrake Girls, Soul Girls, etc.
>To our newfriends: please remove any /mkg/ tags and lurk more to ensure proper etiquette. We might be a dress-up game general, but we are already dead, Jim

>/mkg/ Tips, Etiquette and Linkdump (spreadsheet of names for MCC, DG, AB, GK and FD):
http://pastebin.com/iPbE3f4d (embed)

>English Wiki links:

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>>10908230
is it supposed to overlap like that?
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>>10908257
Is this your first time witnessing a clusterfuck?
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>>10908257
I was more sso focused on posting than making the cordination look good
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LIVE
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Bump.

Cosplay Butts 3

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>>10909501
>>10909498
It's still there, you have to log in with an Instagram account tho since they think he has 18+ content
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>>10834199
holy fuck who is she
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>>10911225
the girl with double assholes
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>>10909449
Melody is a cool person

is being into cosplay at age 30+ cringe?
I don't mean token master roshi boomer
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>>10843947
What about a Kamen Rider cosplay? Asking for a friend.
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>>10855932
Embrace the fatty and go as a fat character. Own that shit, and then when you get in shape, do that. I believe in you!
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>>10843944
No, but go as age appropriate characters. There are plenty of anime with adult casts so you shouldn’t need to go as a 17yo highschooler
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>>10844135
Only hispanic WOMEN, and mostly cause they turn into the blueberry girl from willy wonka the second they hit 30z. White women still age the 2nd worst though. Black women age the best, but only cause they’re only dropping one point from a 3 to a 2, lmao
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>>10876396
Yaoi paddlers (and yaoi enthusiasts generally were mostly straight women fetishizing gay men, not actual faggots.

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I'm too old to understand this subculture please enlighten me
like how do you feel when you larp as an anime character makes you feel like
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>>10895583
i dont
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>>10895718
It is for me. Though my wife just plays dress up and role plays the character. I just get to live out my nerd fantasies.
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>>10910774
Boosting this. The larp here is so obvious.
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>>10895718
if you're a soulless normie whose only hobby is masturbating to porn everything is a sexual kink I guess
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>>10895583
Around Halloween a couple years ago, I reflected that I didn't do a single thing for the holiday anymore, not since I was a kid. I got this strong urge to get a costume, a good one. It all sort of spiraled from there.

I'm going to attend and cosplay at FanExpo Philadelphia this year. I was just wondering if anyone else was going to attend or if anyone's been there before.

>ARE YOU GOIN
>WHAT ARE YOU DOIN
>WHAT ARE YOU COSPLAYIN
>HOPES FOR CON
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MIGHT go on Sunday. Original plans fell through.
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Shouldn't have let my fiance con me into waiting in the neil newbon line. It's wayyyu too long
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Arcade was pretty lackluster. Still fun, but I wouldn't go more than one day since I don't really care that much about Marvel/DC/Star Wars.
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So there was some kind of marathon this Sunday, and the cops shut down half the damn city. I had no idea, and neither did Google maps. Had some fun when I finally got there, though. Played DDR for the first time.

Some good costumes there. I mostly remember the men, for some reason. The standout winner was the guy with the elaborate, full-body Groot costume, but there was also this tall guy dressed as Jorgen von Strangle, and this old guy with a Kingpin costume so simple you just had to admire it.
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Finally got back from Philly. I had a great time.
>>10913037
The kingpin cosplay was cool

Guys I wanna cosplay him but Idk what shoes does he use?
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>>10911550
This is the closest thing I could find
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>>10911156
>the most important aspect is to be a brick shithouse
That's the hard part
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>>10913255
In Helltaker's case the only thing you need to match is the face. He is fully clothed so you can use extensive padding for the muscles. If you get the anatomy right it will look just as good as the real thing.
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>>10911043
But do you have the build?
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>>10913312
>mfw facelet

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Is it normal for people to ask for pictures and immediately leave after?
Or is this another Switzerland specialty where everybody hates socializing?
OR is it because I'm male?
How do you even make friends at a con?

I went to a convention as Chainsaw Man last October and while over 20 people asked me for a pic, nobody actually stuck around or even made an attempt at small talk. I was hoping to meet people.

There's another convention coming up next month and I'm not sure if I wanna go get photographed and go back home all alone with no new contacts or friends again.
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>>10908990
>Is it normal for people to ask for pictures and immediately leave after?
Yes. If they want to chat they will but usually they just want to take a pic and leave. If you want to chat you gotta be the one to engage, don't wait for them to.
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>>10913023
how do i keep a conversation going? if i ask a question they just give a quick answer and its awkward silence and if i ask another question it feels like im interrogating them
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>>10913295
you aren't going to get big conversations with everyone. if you don't click with a few questions and it naturally fizzles quickly, its okay to move on
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>>10910100
My friends and I walk around with a water bottle filled with vodka.
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>>10913248
That's why I also mentioned seating areas. "Hey, can I sit next to you?" is an easy way to start a chat with someone because if they say no you never had a chance of talking to them anyway.

>>10913295
Two things to remember:
>You will get out what you put into a conversation
>Most people love talking about themselves

Ask questions that can't be answered with yes/no. If they're giving short responses anyway, offer your own input on their answer before leading into a probing question for more detail. If you ask how long their cosplay took and they say six months, you could say
>Wow, that's a long time. What part of it took the longest to do?
Rinse and repeat. If they answer a question with something you disagree with e.g. liking Naruto, you bite your tongue on the judgement, acknolwedge the validity of their view, and mention your own as a preference rather than a superior position.

After a bit of this you'll have some confidence with your rapport. Especially if they're asking you things too. Here's where you ask for socials - ideally for the purpose of scheduling a meetup the next day of the con - but that might not always be possible. Point is to at least make it clear you'd like to hang out with them at some point which is why you're asking for their info. If it's gone particuraly well you could ask to tag along with them then and there too

Ganbare your best anon!

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A thread for telling stories about anything and nothing - funny, roommate horror, party shenanigans, creeps, things you wished you didn't see, etc.

>Be me
>Walking around con floor with friend I just met the day before
>He is fairly high at this point in time
>Tells me he wants to try and find some bitches to bring back to the hotel room
>I'm down, decide to try to be a wingman to him at the very least
>He is cosplaying as Loid Forger
>See thicc qt3.14 Yor cosplayer
>Approach.wav
"That's a really sweet Yor cosplay, my friend here has been trying to find a Yor cosplayer for a photo"
>She sees him behind me
>They start talking
>To my surprise, he has some fair rizz
>A second Yor cosplayer approaches, she seems to know the other one

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>can't get hotel room this year
>no problem, we live in the area and mostly just get rooms for parties, we'll just bring party supplies and crash in someone else's room
>friends with rooms all bail first day of the con
>we are now dragging a heavy wheeled cooler with a 24-pack of beer, two handles of vodka, and a bunch of 2Ls of soda around the hotel lobby openly asking for room party invites
>no takers
>set up cooler in one of the forgotten corners of a higher floor, start drinking and offering beer to passersby
>people start to join us
>within an hour there is a full on crowd and someone has set up a mini-keg
>con security shows up
>everyone scatters and it's just me left with a cooler
>"Uh, I'm taking this to a friend's room downstairs"
>drag heavy-ass cooler down three flights of hotel stairs, somehow go straight past the lobby, emerge in the fucking bowels of the building
>con security catches me dragging cooler BACK up stairs
>"Uh, I got lost"
>Consec is just following me now

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>bored in the lobby
>decide to pretend an official Con Parade is about to start
>Wander around lobby telling everyone the Parade starts outside the atrium in 15 minutes
>Friend deputizes a guy dressed as Doctor McNinja (carrying a clipboard for some reason) to come with us and recruit people for the parade
>Realize it's getting noisy, look behind us, see 50 fucking people following us
>Proudly lead group back to the atrium
>Group is chanting "JOIN THE PARADE, JOIN THE PARADE" at top volume
>Parade continues up glass staircase in atrium, JOIN THE PARADE and lockstep marching start echoing through the room
>Con security out of nowhere
>Everybody bolts, nobody speaks of it again

No fucking idea how we pulled it off. The clipboard must have made it look official.
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>15+ years ago in seattle
>crossplaying in sailor uniform, look terrible, trying to get from hotel to con, smartphones don't exist yet
>stop to ask for directions from the first person i see, it just so happens to be some japanese salaryman, probably in his 50s
>asks me what i'm wearing, i say a costume for an anime convention
>old japanese guy gets super excited, saying stuff like "we have anime in japan! you look just like a japanese! i'm so happy you like japan!", doesn't give a shit at all
>japanese guy goes into his hotel lobby to get a map, helps me figure out which direction to go. never see him again

that was probably my first "damn japanese people are nice" moment
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>>10912806
Aw, that's a sweet story! I would have expected an older Japanese person to flinch at someone crossplaying, glad to hear he was cool with it and nice to you
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Well, nobody else is posting. A few more memories:
>Second-ever con, I'm still a nervous shut-in who can barely talk to anyone
>End up in elevator alone with woman dressed as Chocolate from Sorcerer Hunters
>Desperately holding on to spaghetti
>"H-how are you liking the con?"
>"I'm having a great time!"
>Why does this woman sound so familiar?...oh shit it's Tiffany Grant
>Struggle to think of anything to say
>Asuka Langley Soryu tells me "this is my floor. Enjoy the con!"
>Manage a "you too" and feel like I just met a celebrity

Another time:
>Cowboy Bebop VA cast reunion panel
>Audience Q&A portion, everybody's asking pretty good questions about working on the show, voiceover in general, etc.
>Guy gets to mic, looks at Steve Blum and says "this is the stairway to heaven...ya know that, don't you?"

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Does anyone have any examples of gyarus/gals from thsg time? I know that gyaru as people know it now didn't start until the 90s-00s but I've heard that the term started around in the 80s. So I was wondering if anyone had any examples of these 80s gals. Really anything works.
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the term gyaru was introduced into japanese in the 70s, not the style. this is a conflation by westerners. gyaru wasn't a name originally used by girls who wore the style, but rather labeled as such by the media. even in your image it says that the term gyaru was used to refer to any trendy girl in their 20s, giving the example "ikeikegyaru" which translates to vibrant energetic gal.

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I'm a near-complete beginner to con culture and the "scene" due to zero exposure to it until recently and I have too many questions swimming around in my head that I need to ask. I've only been to a couple of small ones in my mostly-desolate area and I want to step up to traveling to bigger ones but I'm overwhelmed. Please bear with me.
>Do a majority of congoers cosplay? I know it's common, but is it seen as a faux pas to not cosplay?
>Likewise, is it seen as a faux pas to wear the same cosplay more than once in a multi-day event, or to not wear it some days?
>I've read a lot on this board about "after hours" events and parties that aren't scheduled by the con staff. Do you have to get invited to things like that, or how do people find out about them?
>Do cons that don't have a stated sub-demographic (ones that use terms like "fandom" or "pop culture" instead of specifically "fantasy" or "otaku" or something) tend to accept all demographics? Would you be looked at weird for going to something more "western" like SDCC in an anime cosplay, or would you expect to see a lot of them?
>Why do some huge cons like Colossal and Dragon seem to place such significance on getting a hotel room onsite as opposed to just being nearby? Surely not just traffic, right?
>What's a "gull"?
>How do you not get sick every time you go to one?
>How do you keep track of scheduling for multiple cons across multiple years? Do you get notified about them? When is "con season"?
>If you're partying, how do you deal with inevitable hangovers or crashes?
And some more personal questions
>If you cosplay, what's normally your budget? Both in terms of time and money.
>How do you make friends at a con if you're not going with a group?
>How many cons do you go to yearly or on a recurring basis? There are a fuckton I want to see but I'm not sure if my expectations are unreasonable.
Thank you for your time.
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>>10912971
From the experience of people I know, jp cons pale in comparision to the big US cons, cosplay restrictions really kill the vibe, and you'll meet the occasional racism in sellers refusing to sell doujin to foreigners for fear of them scanlating it. But Japan is Japan, you'll still have fun.
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>>10913007
I'm not American, the biggest con I've been to was Japan Expo in Paris but from what I've seen on /cgl/ it's more or less organized the same way.

>you'll meet the occasional racism in sellers refusing to sell doujin to foreigners for fear of them scanlating it
I don't plan on scanlating anything to begin with, I hope there won't be any misunderstanding because of this. I look racially ambiguous but I don't think that's going to help in my case. I also plan on shopping in Akihabara's and Nakano's Mandarake but if I want new stuff I might as well get them during the con.
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>>10913014
Might be a lot more fun for you then, I've been to a few Euro cons and they were shit.

It's not like you walk up to a seller and announce you're going to scanlate. They assume just by the fact that you look or sound foreign that you're going to scanlate. If you look Japanese and either your Japanese is perfect or you can do the entire interaction without saying anything then you should be completely safe. If that's not the case just be prepared that someone may refuse to sell to you - and I'm not saying all sellers are like that but some are.
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>>10913158
This isn't just about doujins. As a white foreigner who speaks Japanese, when I tell Japanese people I consume anime/manga they often assume I do it illegally and they start to take an automatic moral stance. It blows their mind when I say I use Rakuten eBooks, Abema, Japanese Amazon Prime and so on and do it legally. Or maybe I've just met jerks.
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>>10913158
>>10913160
I'm French, and Japanese people usually know that France is nearly as obsessed with manga as they are so I doubt anyone will assume I read manga illegally. At least the ones I interacted with. Maybe they assume this because the first country they think of when thinking about the West is the US, and anime are way more popular than manga there and for a long time it was easier to find series by pirating them than by actually buying VHS or DVDs or blurays? idk I'm trying to understand.

>If you look Japanese
Absolutely not, the closest to this was when Indians in Japan assumed I was Indian and Pakistanis assuming I was Pakistani. I don't look Asian at all though, and certainly don't look mixed either.

and either your Japanese is perfect or you can do the entire interaction without saying anything then you should be completely safe.
I have an intermediate level in Japanese, I can do small talk easily but can make some mistakes here and there because I forgot a lot of words and kanji, and I'm not used to talking in Japanese in general. It's not a problem at all when shopping in actual stores but I don't know how conversations tend to go with sellers/fans in cons in Japan. How is it usually, you just say or show which doujinshi you want to buy and you give them your money, or can small talk happen? In small cons in my own country I've made small talk with some artists but Japanese cons look so crowded I have a hard time imagining it.

Thread for good cosplays that are suggestive but still for a blue board (no nudity)
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>>10913019
A Tiona cosplay would be pretty risque and sexy too.
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>>10913019
Imagine her walking around the convention dressed like this
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>>10913019
I'll masturbate to your gf anon
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>>10913043
That wouldn't be a surprise, she's a cute petite girl.
Enjoy yourself.

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So I roomed with other people this year of the first time and it was actually a fantastic time. Why do people always make this seem like shit? Any of you got any horror stories
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>>10810063
J for Jamal and M for Melissa (who was white)
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>>10816851
Lmao amazing
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>>10901290

I've taken to using instant film for a lot of that as I get older. Gives people a cool memento, but it's gone for 20 quid a pack to over 100 and they're a lot less reliable since the last ones expired in 2019.

Still feels special.

I might just adapt the damned thing to run on instax.
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My horror story isn't so bad but sucked at the time - roomed with friend (con-goer) and their mom (non-con-goer). In the days before public wifi. Friend's mom is obese and snores insanely loud all 2 nights of 3 day con so neither me nor my friend get any sleep. Then the mom racks up hugeass phone bill by calling relatives on hotel phone - didn't listen to the receptionist's instructions during check-in, nor read the instructions written on the phone, both explaining it's not free. Friend's mom can't afford to pay own phone bill, irately argues with hotel staff for 2 hours while my mom drives down to bail her out and pay for her.
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>covid is over
>too shy to cosplay without a mask
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>>10907364
YWNBAW
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>>10907364
know what you need?
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>>10912244
If 162cm 47kg is fat, then sure.
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>>10908739
cosplay is a hobby with a lot of leftists who love virtue signaling. covid related stuff like masks, social distancing, vaccines, are the ultimate form of virtue signaling because you are literally saving lives and those who don't are literally killing people
I despise these people because they made conventions a no-go zone for 3 years
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>>10912828
All true, but there were also plenty of pussies who outright said "I love that we all need masks because, nobody should see my ugly face". Peak skill issue + not my problem, so not sure how that works. Plus kids either in or right out of uni are STILL the most likely crowd to mask in general, so some of them must still be afraid of getting sick. Not that any of this invalidates what you wrote, more the exact opposite really

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peter griffin or cosplay whoever you want dude xd


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