Day 3 at Anime North 2011. I wanted to let lose my Hipster side, and let it run free with Steampunk. Hipster+Steampunk= Native American Steampunk. I am just that awesome.
UGH. Please don’t do this to me. I love Cons. I love Steampunk. I AM Native American. Don’t use “hipster” as a reason to cosplay culture appropriation. Just.. don’t.
First thought: can’t wait to see what Moniquill has to say about this, haha.
The best part is that Native + Steampunk doesn’t have to suck and be disrespectful. I guess she wanted to err on the side of crappy, tho?
What Moniquill has to say about this:
No, just no. Fullstop no.
I want to find this person and shake them SO SO SO SO MUCH. And then sit them down in a clockwork-orange type rig and make them view all of this:
In fact, just all of: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/cultural+appropriation