I think arsen is a pretty cool guy. eh drinks cola and doesnt afraid of anything.
Arsen accompanied me to NYAF 2008. Instead of letting him have fun and hang out I put him to work. He was basically my assistant. I've never had an assistant before but I could totally get used to it. His main duty was to hold people's belongings as they posed for me. In his words: "I'm the coat hanger!" I also used him to test the exposure settings of my camera. With a few exceptions, these photos are all test shots.
You won't see much cosplay here but I sort of promised Arsen these photos would get posted first. Initially we joked about posting 2,000 photos of just him but in reality I never take that many. Enjoy!
So, at the convention Arsen and I invented what we call "hugrolling." Remember all those girls walking around with the "FREE HUGS" signs? We were constantly flagging them down for free hugs. It was great, they would saunter over all happy with their arms open to give us a big squeeze, but as soon as they were in hugging range Arsen and I would hug each other. It's amazing how disappointed they'd get. We managed to piss off a few girls with our behavior. Most took it in stride. A few were left baffled and couldn't process it. It was great! We always said "Thank you" to the sign-holder for an extra dose of random.
Arsen and I were saying we would bring "Free Rape" signs to the next con. No doubt, somebody will ask to be raped. That's cool though because were that to happen we'd just refuse. Why? It's not rape if you want it. Hahaha! It's like the hugrolling but in reverse! See people, trolling isn't just for the Internet.
You know, we could totally sell the Free Rape thing if we cosplayed as band members from Detroit Metal City.
If you're going to steal the Free Rape idea at the very least give us credit!