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Quick little ACen update.
Even though its not over, I just can’t contain myself. This has been a great weekend so far.
I received a conformation email from the Double Tree saying they were expecting our arrival and were eagerly awaiting with cookies. We get to the hotel, so I go to check in while Kori and Em park the car. The lovely receptionist says she didn’t think she had a room for us just yet but decided to look again for me. She found a room that was ready, handed me the keys and cookies. I seriously thought they were joking about the cookies. But they weren’t. The have us large chocolate chip cookies.
I headed up the room with some of our luggage and am pleasantly surprised to see they have us a large double instead of the single king I was able to reserve. The hotel has been nothing but absolutely pleasant to us the entire weekend as well.
As far as the actual convention scene goes, I spent most of the day Friday as Kurama with Em as Hiei. People remembered us from last year and were even able to recognize us outside of cosplay. That is an exceptionally nice feeling. Saturday, I was mainly Peter Pan. I had a bro moment with a Tinker Bell and got some of the nicest compliments. It was really now because a lot of people actually thought I was a boy until I started talking. I guess my masculine makeup really worked~ Em as I even created a new shipping: Toph and Peter. I held Em’s hand and lead them around since, you know, blind contacts. I even ran I in to someone who also had commissioned Avianna for a wig. He was a nice guy and we took a picture together to send to Avianna as a thank you and that fans recognize her work.
I spent a little time in Gakupo but the costume is so thick and layered that the 81 degree heat almost killed me. I still had fun.
I made new friends too! And met up with some lovelies for last year as well~
Overall, fantastic weekend!
Josephine Baker, later known as ‘Bronze Venus’, ‘Black Pearl’ and ‘Créole Goddess’ was born in America in 1906 and later moved to France to become a singer, dancer, and actress. She was the first African-American woman to star in a major motion picture, and became famous worldwide.
Though she grew up as a maid in wealthy white households she eventually became an exotic dancer in France, famously appearing in next to no clothing, and became a French citizen in 1937.
Ernest Hemingway referred to Baker as ‘the most sensational woman anyone ever saw’ and she received approximately 1500 marriage proposals in her life time. She became a muse for Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, and Christian Dior. She had a variety of exotic pets including a cheetah named Chiquita, a chimpanzee named Ethel, a pig named Albert, a snake named Kiki, a goat, a parrot, parakeets, fish, three cats, and seven dogs.
When WWII broke out, Baker became a volunteer spy for France, and assisted the French Resistance by smuggling messages written in invisible ink on sheet music. She made great efforts to aid those in danger of enemy attack, sent Christmas presents to French soldiers, and smuggled information she gathered in Spain back to France by pinning notes containing the information on the inside of her underwear. She was awarded the Medal of Resistance with Rosette and later named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.
Baker also aided many civil rights movements by refusing to perform to segregated audiences and storming out of a club in Manhattan with actress Grace Kelly after she was refused service. She worked with the NAACP and spoke at a Washington march alongside Martin Luther King Jr. as the only official female speaker. Baker was actually asked by Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow to take his place as leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, but Baker declined on the grounds her twelve adopted children ‘were too young to lose their mother’.
Baker died in 1975, four days after her final show, attended by such names as Mick Jagger, Shirley Bassey, and Liza Minnelli.
Oh and she was queer and had a relationship with Frida Kahlo. All around badass.
I’d like a movie about her life too, please.
press play and watch the gif.
just trust me.
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i missed it
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