Just a phase... WHAT ARE MOMS EVEN
Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:42 PM
I always feel very fortunate for having her in my life, especially when my best friend's parents are... not so supportive. They criticize her for spending any money whatsoever, even traveling for cons (apparently it's weird/taboo to leave the area EVER). My mom is just like, "oh, you're going to Chicago? That's cool! Have a good time!" She's so supportive of me having experiences that I care about, no matter what it is.
And it's not just because I'm good and grown either. I'm 20 now, but I've been going to conventions since I was 15. She was fully supportive even when I was wee and young. My friend's parents? She's 22 and can't do anything without them giving her grief.
If you're one of those lucky people who have a supportive parent/guardian, be thankful for them! It's surprisingly rare in this hobby, so treasure it! For those of you who don't have a supportive parent/guardian, or really if there's anyone who treats you negatively, don't let them get you down. Life is too short to spend your time worrying too much over what others think. If you aren't harming yourself or others, continue doing what you love!
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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:17 PM
Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:57 PM
That sounds absolutely lovely :3 I always like hearing that when parents take their kids, they end up enjoying themselves too
Posted 28 January 2014 - 01:10 PM
It's been 10 years since then, but every year I go now, I will get calls during the con because he has found pictures of us online!
Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:11 PM
Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:54 PM
My dad though was hoping it was a phase. I had to go to a friends house to color my hair, and he never helped me with my props...'till I was 17. My mom couldn't take me to a con I had already gotten a room for, so he had to go. Three days of seeing how nice everyone was, and what the type of atmosphere was at a con, then he gave in. Now he helps me with props, and ideas of how to do things.
If it's a phase, it's a REALLY long one.
- Canada (Hetalia) (100%)
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- Neptune (Hyperdemension Neptunia) (87%)
- Blue Link (Legend of Zelda) (98%)
- GenCon (x9), Anime Central (x6), MetroCon (x5), Anime Crossroads (x4), OhayoCon (x1), SugoiCon (x1), AnimeNEXT (x1), (Colossalcon (x1) ( = 28cons)
Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:00 AM
I remember one dad who was dragged by his daughter to the con. I talked to them in line on Thursday, by Saturday, He was having a ball, maybe more then his kid. The next year, he was cosplaying. Nothing too dramatic, but a cosplay nonetheless. It made me laugh and get that warm and fuzzy feeling. Always great when parents get into what their kids are.
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