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on wearing a disguise


I find it rather sad that people readily smile and hug a "symbol of kindness" more readily than they would the person inside the costume...... That says something more about people or the culture than the guy in the costume really, because nobody has a clue who's inside there of course.  But since culture's invisible, that leaves people.  

It makes me think a lot about what we do here, on the net or irl wearing a costume. Everybody wants and needs acceptance on a basic level, this is more basic than "oh he just wants attention". Trying on a new identity, behaving differently, experimenting... Heh, it reminds me of a friend I had a couple years ago. This friend would try on new "genres" of clothing every week or every day. One day he would look like a punk, the next day - country western, next day - plain jeans and t-shirt. I used to know another guy who would change the slang he used and mannerisms based on who he was talking to relate to them better.

Anywho, just stuff to make ya think!
*flops to sleep*
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7 years, 2 months ago
this video made me cry.... ; . ;
7 years, 2 months ago
Me too.... ah...I tear up rather easily sometimes ^///^
7 years, 2 months ago
Humanity is something very complicated....
7 years, 2 months ago
At least after puberty lol! Ah the good ol days....
7 years, 2 months ago
That was incredibly sweet.

This is really not much different than, say, any socially-awkward introverted furry in a fursuit, though. There's lots of people who would never feel comfortable asking for a hug from strangers, but in a costume or suit, they can hide inside a cartoony persona and feel free to be extroverted. Besides this guy's physical handicap, I'm sure he'd never feel comfortable asking for hugs in a public square without putting on a disguise. A lot of folks are handicapped inside to some degree...
7 years, 2 months ago
I tend to do the slang/mannerisms thing without really thinking about it.
I suppose it just sort of helps me connect and relate to the other person a little better,  what little I 'do' talk to people.

Also, online and at home I tend to be a bit more playful and happy,  ...but outside the house I draw into my bitter, cynical little shell.  I don't 'mean' to,  I just have a tough time feeling any empathy or..  well.. anything at all for other people.
I'm trying though.  :)

7 years, 2 months ago
No-one's 100% open about themselves with everyone they know ^_^'  But we're very quick to forget that every disguise is a self-portrait in some way, and that no matter what we say and do, the part of us we're trying to hide or disguise is always there somewhere.

Plus, wooooo, Band of Horses.
7 years, 2 months ago
The funny thing is, I was actually thinking about how much I hated wearing a uniform today, but as I thought about it, as much as it disguises a person's individuality in a sense, it serves to let others identify which role you are currently participating in.  I wonder if that's why Huggy McFursuit here is so readily accepted as such.  Maybe all of the clothes that we wear that we think make us seem individualistic only serve as a sort of "citizen's uniform."  Maybe our minds just interpret them as people we should only pass by, maybe pass the occasional hello to (although that norm only seems to be practical in less-crowded areas).  Anyway, yeah, it made me think.
7 years, 2 months ago
If I saw someone stood around with their arms open like that, costume or not, I would hug them instantly. The world needs more hugs! x3
7 years, 2 months ago
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