Glompers and free huggers

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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby Fullmetal_Dani on Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:22 pm

GunstarVixen wrote:being in a fragile costume on Sat (LeBlanc isn't exactly hug-friendly) I had to turn people own for hugs, explaining that my costume was not hug proof. for the most part they understood, some tried to hug me anyway (guys, no srsly means NO) and some gave me the kind of look you'd give someone that had just spat on their grandmother.

Free-huggers should be stopped, it's becoming an epidemic, I'm seeing so many costumes destroyed or damaged through little kids who dont understand that some costumes are fragile.

Also when did BO and general bad hygiene become mandatory for free huggers??


THIS!

Its like as soon as there are some breasts out the free huggers come flocking! I had too many sweaty not-cosplaying scary blokes wanting to hug me in my I-No and I simply said NO.

And regarding Free rape or whatever: My request to Admin and the Expo Organisers is this: APPOINT PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO REMOVE INAPPROPRIATE FREE HUGS SIGNS (IE, FREE RAPE OR WHATEVER) AS IT IS A FAMILY EVENT! I WOULD BE HAPPY TO DO THIS D:<
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby rue on Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:28 pm

CocaineWeeaboo wrote:this is a good example of bad free hugs, he keeps shouting free hugs, he's not even asking politely http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntf4SkExOZY



Oh dear... I think I know who that is... =_=

I don't mind free hugs if they ask nicely (I was only approached ONCE Saturday; by a Dante with a 'FREE DEVIL HUGS' sign, which I found too LOLsome to pass up! :p) And I wasn't glomped once, so i was lucky, but I really don't like those people who run around shouting about it! People who don't want free hugs also don't want their ears violated by their 'free racket' either. It's darn unnecessary. And all I have read about the signs saying 'free rape/yaoi for pocky' etc, that's just the last straw. Something should definatly be done about it. It's a family event and these people are just asking for trouble!
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby CocaineWeeaboo on Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:59 pm

Yatak wrote:
CocaineWeeaboo wrote:this is a good example of bad free hugs, he keeps shouting free hugs, he's not even asking politely http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntf4SkExOZY


Just after he hugs, 'Where do you live?? where abouts??'


That just seems weird >.> even if he is scouting for his society.


yeah..he's pretty weird...and creeps me out, he makes himself sound like a extreme pedophile too, i mean, no one just goes around saying free hugs in a booming voice like that...or asks where people live...i didn't see him at the con..and im pretty glad i didn't *not trying to be rude or anythin*

i raged at this video though, it just makes free huggers look even worse when most of them are pretty nice.
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby Solaris Phoenix on Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:57 pm

To be fair, there was one girl on Sunday (standing near where the video displays were) that gave me a really nice, genuine-feeling hug, and the ones from the One Piece cosplayers were nice, too. I guess that's an advantage of having big furry arms and standing around in the cold :p

I don't mind free hugs that much; but there is a point you can take it too far, I think. If you're just standing there with a sign (as this girl on Sunday was) and waiting for peope to come to you then that's fine. If you're walking around and passing your own free hugs onto people without their permission, then that's not so good. Most people asked me first, so I really didn't have any problems for the majority of the time.

There were a couple of people I passed that were running around quite aggressively just shouting 'Free hugs, come on, give me some hugs!' and stuff, which I didn't like.

Mayhaps we could put them in their own section of the Expo so they can all hug each other instead? :P
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby BurntKona on Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:35 pm

Luckily, we only had one glomping incident that caused me to cringe. Was escorting our bug back to our apartment, when a girl glomps him at the top of the steps. Luckily, he had clocked her coming and was able to brace himself in time, otherwise, it may have been a squished bug at the bottom of the steps.
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby Silver on Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:03 pm

Not so much about the free huggers glompers (I was fairly lucky this weekend, asI was wandering around most of the time with a guy who's 6'3" and really intimidating. And when you say no, he backs you up.) so I was relatively freehug less.

HOWEVER.

Am I the ONLY one who wanted to take the yaoi paddles from people and hit them over the head with them? I got hit up the back of the legs with one. WHICH HURTS. And I also got ran into at least three times by people trying to escape peoplew tih yaoi paddles.
I'm sorry, but they're used to cause violence (in whatever playful manner) the Expo take weapons away from cosplayers for safety, why are yaoi paddles any different?
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby ShurikenFire on Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:35 pm

Silver wrote:Not so much about the free huggers glompers (I was fairly lucky this weekend, asI was wandering around most of the time with a guy who's 6'3" and really intimidating. And when you say no, he backs you up.) so I was relatively freehug less.

HOWEVER.

Am I the ONLY one who wanted to take the yaoi paddles from people and hit them over the head with them? I got hit up the back of the legs with one. WHICH HURTS. And I also got ran into at least three times by people trying to escape peoplew tih yaoi paddles.
I'm sorry, but they're used to cause violence (in whatever playful manner) the Expo take weapons away from cosplayers for safety, why are yaoi paddles any different?


This was actually mentioned over DA since yesterday.
The really zany girl who was obsessing over paddling the presenter apologized for being a nuisance.

Though i do agree, some people just taking paddles and thinking they just have the write to hit someone is stupid, it's like giving a toddler a hammer...
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby Elegy on Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:50 pm

Yaoi paddles scares me >_<, but not the yaoi-ness! I was very lucky that I never came to experience the yaoi paddle bashing, perhaps it was the uber sword I had on my back muhahaha! ^^
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby Anne Drogenous on Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:01 pm

Elegy wrote:Yaoi paddles scares me >_<, but not the yaoi-ness! I was very lucky that I never came to experience the yaoi paddle bashing, perhaps it was the uber sword I had on my back muhahaha! ^^

I only got caught for one moment, as I was stumbling past the green outside on Sunday and ended up with five paddles in the space of about one minute.
Yes, FIVE. D:
The only time I got attacked, was either by a group of estranged girls, or someone with five arms.
Damn tentacle rape.
D':

Oh wait, aren't you the guy who stabbed me on Sunday?
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby Elegy on Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:17 pm

Stabbed I wouldn't call it stabbed, as oppose to u were already lyign dead in the middle of the expo floor. I just came along like Mortal Kombat style and did a flawless victory move! Yes I was the guy and pleasure to meet you sir *bows*
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby Reser on Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:23 pm

ShurikenFire wrote:
Silver wrote:Not so much about the free huggers glompers (I was fairly lucky this weekend, asI was wandering around most of the time with a guy who's 6'3" and really intimidating. And when you say no, he backs you up.) so I was relatively freehug less.

HOWEVER.

Am I the ONLY one who wanted to take the yaoi paddles from people and hit them over the head with them? I got hit up the back of the legs with one. WHICH HURTS. And I also got ran into at least three times by people trying to escape peoplew tih yaoi paddles.
I'm sorry, but they're used to cause violence (in whatever playful manner) the Expo take weapons away from cosplayers for safety, why are yaoi paddles any different?


This was actually mentioned over DA since yesterday.
The really zany girl who was obsessing over paddling the presenter apologized for being a nuisance.

Though i do agree, some people just taking paddles and thinking they just have the write to hit someone is stupid, it's like giving a toddler a hammer...


Paddling the presenter was funny though o.o LoL , that presenter guy is awesome however. He gets annoying when he wont give up with getting the audience to scream but he is very funny.

and that girl was funny when she put the paddle infront of camera lol, also when she screamed for that guy in the white and he done the 'call me' gesture xD that was great,
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby Floof on Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:34 pm

Kawatan wrote:The sign that the Pyramid head cosplayer was carrying was quite good and made me lol at least.


Well THAT was a specific reference to Silent Hill 2, so it owned ;D
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby CrimsonGaara on Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:12 pm

Kawatan wrote:
CrimsonGaara wrote:I saw the 'Hug me I'm emo' sign, I found it a little pathetic.
I don't understand cosplayers bringing signs.
I heard a part of cosplaying is to act like the character?
Pfft, people carrying signs are doing an awesome job at it.

The sign that the Pyramid head cosplayer was carrying was quite good and made me lol at least.

What was it? I didn't see any Pyramid head cosplayers. :lol:
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby Kawatan on Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:22 pm

CrimsonGaara wrote:
Kawatan wrote:
CrimsonGaara wrote:I saw the 'Hug me I'm emo' sign, I found it a little pathetic.
I don't understand cosplayers bringing signs.
I heard a part of cosplaying is to act like the character?
Pfft, people carrying signs are doing an awesome job at it.

The sign that the Pyramid head cosplayer was carrying was quite good and made me lol at least.

What was it? I didn't see any Pyramid head cosplayers. :lol:

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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby Lenrir59 on Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:36 pm

Kawatan wrote:
CrimsonGaara wrote:
Kawatan wrote:The sign that the Pyramid head cosplayer was carrying was quite good and made me lol at least.

What was it? I didn't see any Pyramid head cosplayers. :lol:

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It's time..OH it's Time..ITS PYRAMID RAPING TIME!

She even let me wear the pyramid helmet for a bit XD was a laugh being a guy in a trench coat with a massive pyramid for a head...even he needs to get into fashion!
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby Anne Drogenous on Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:45 pm

Elegy wrote:Stabbed I wouldn't call it stabbed, as oppose to u were already lyign dead in the middle of the expo floor. I just came along like Mortal Kombat style and did a flawless victory move! Yes I was the guy and pleasure to meet you sir *bows*

I looked up, and I just saw some guy who looked all samurai-esque standing over me with a sword in my belly. I had got used to it during the day, but that was one of the epic moments.
You shoulda shouted 'Fatality!', then I woulda posed instead of gone "Woah woah, whattehfewk?"
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Have you uploaded the pictures that your friends took?
The pose looked pretty amazing.
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby ruka on Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:55 pm

"what's the time mr. Pyramid head?"
"IT'S RAPE PAST RAPE!"
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby CrimsonGaara on Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:20 pm

:lol:
Oh God, I wish I saw that in person! That would've been a laugh. XD
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby fia_x on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:05 am

CrimsonGaara wrote::lol:
Oh God, I wish I saw that in person! That would've been a laugh. XD


She was cuteeeee!
She took the train home with us (:
And tiny, That pyramid head was ridiculously large though, along with the sword. Getting it on the tube was abit of a mish xD
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby ruka on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:19 am

I vaguelly remember a group of 5 girls all jumping on me at once.
I almost fell over.

once they got their photo, they left me alone.
thank god. :roll:
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby Berserk667 on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:46 am

some guy glomped me in my Cpt Falcon outfit. Usually they don't phase me and bounce right off me but one got me and my gun holster ripped off. I stared at him and he gave me a £1.... I was not impressed.
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby CrimsonGaara on Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:04 am

:roll:

Because £1 repairs the damage made, they shouldn't be stupid and do anything at all!

I had someone run at me, an obvious soon-to-be glomp, I turned and hid behind my Naruto I was with a the time, the glomper got me - and my gourd.
Luckily, it went unharmed.
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby sir_auronDX on Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:05 am

should have PAUNCHHHHHH'd him then went "YEASHHHHHH"
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby KageKimasu on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:17 pm

Hugs is alright, with glomping it should be people they know.
I don't really get in the mood to accept or give free hugs but as I got more tired and spend more time at the place I suddenly got into it does that happen with anyone else?
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Re: Glompers and free huggers

Postby ruka on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:35 pm

It's one of those things that you get too lazy to fight anymore.
at the start I wasn't letting people hug me, and then I just gave up.

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