Anyone who notices the sites that I link to might notice Me In My Place, which sure, at a cursory glance looks like a pervy site full of girls running around in their underwear. And I’m not going to deny that I don’t not enjoy seeing girls running around in their underwear, but in all honesty, I like the concept of the site, and as someone who hopefully will show some improvement in photography, I find the site as sort of inspirational as well.
When I look at the site, it’s not because I’m trying to get my jollies, I’m viewing as a fan and admirer of their art. What kind of twisted person would actually link their personal arousal preferences on their own blog??
I watched Heroes of Cosplay, because I know the Atlanta cast, and naturally because I’m a giant nerd who has also gone to conventions as well as dressed up at them. And, I figured the show was going to be an entertaining possibility for a train wreck, and depending on whom you ask, and what I hear from scuttlebutt, it kind of was.
Anyway, one of the bright spots of the show, in my opinion, was when they introduced Chloe Dykstra. I can’t say that I’m familiar with her background, her web show, etc, but the show tells me she’s a novice trying to gain traction in the scene. She’s also very attractive and appealing to my aesthetic preferences (read: she’s hot), so naturally, I had no qualms with whenever she was getting screen time.
I’m not concerned about spoiler-alerting Heroes of Cosplay, but the takeaway from the series was essentially being a noob, Chloe was not caught up in “cosplay politics” and the unofficial rules of the scene, and was cleverly depicted as somewhat of an unsung hero to those who didn’t have a wealth of experience or talent, weren’t the most physically convincing as who they did/wanted to dress up as, or people who did it for fun, at the expense of complete accuracy.
It’s safe to say that after the six episodes, Chloe Dykstra probably came out smelling like roses better than anyone else in that show did.
I came across this parody of Me In My Place, done by Chloe Dykstra, while perusing through MIMP the other day. MIMP takes the high road, and pulls out the old “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” card, and goes on about their scheduled business of posting pictures of women in varying states of undress. However, I can’t help but feel rubbed in the wrong way with Chloe’s parody; it’s not necessarily done with malicious intent, but there’s definitely a feeling of mockery ingrained in it, and basically it just makes me want to ask: was it really necessary?