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Hey guys!
My name is John, but my cosplay and online Alias is Dante Redgrave. I've been gone from things like this and facebook and myspace for a long time, but I'm back! Things have changed greatly over the past year for me, including the death of my mother (FEBRUARY 15 1950 - APRIL 22 2009, R.I.P. MOM) and change in my family dichotomy. I LOVE to play video games and cosplaying is my hobby. I'm not a huge anime weeaboo or a 4chan troll, I just love being able to dress in an outfit that I feel I'd look decent in and something I'd love to go to a convention in. Anime conventions are the bread and butter of my life, and I go to anywhere between five and eight a year. Most are on the East Coast, but I'm looking at extending out West this up coming year. I'm a pretty decent guy to get to know, and my favorite things in life are my friends. I love to talk and bring people into conversations, and I like to entertain myself and friends doing various random things. I'm also pretty 'normal', in terms of I love to go out to the bar with my friends, and I love to catch movies or hit up concerts. I go to Georgia Military College in hopes of getting a degree in Journalism to write game reviews for a magazing like OXM or Game Informer. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask anytime!

Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Jazz, Metal
Favourite photographer: Anna Fischer
Favourite style of art: Impressionism
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: .45 ACP
Wallpaper of choice: Squall's gunblade in its case.
Skin of choice: Um... my own?
Favourite cartoon character: Doug Funny
Personal Quote: "Someday they'll understand... Its not love, but the WILL to love that counts."
Interests
I found this poem online about 4 years ago, and after re-reading it earlier today, it made me smile a bit. It makes me think about my life and about my friends who also cosplay. It also makes me think that somewhere along the line that all nerds go through a point where they wonder if they should drop it all for a 'normal' life like their parents want them to. Hopefully this will help someone like it helped me a few years ago. All credit goes to whoever wrote this, not me. I'm just sharing the knowledge.  
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At first glance
I probably appear to be a somewhat ordinary,
somewhat average looking fellow.
Calm, harmless, at ease.

But this is by design.
You see, it is through decades of research and rigorous training that I have crafted this faade of normalcy.

And now, through intense concentration,
I am able to function in a social setting.
I can speak at length with educated people about
pertinent matters of public importance,
such as literature,
or the current political climate in Europe.

I am capable of conversing with you
without ever revealing that just underneath the surface
of this manufactured veneer
there hides an altogether different person.
A monster, some might say.
My alter-ego.
He is the opposite of the image I project.
He is the antithesis of Cool.
He is the LAST person you want to get trapped in a conversation with.

He is The Geek.
The obsessive science fiction movie watching,
comic book collecting,
Monty Python dialogue memorizing,
Dungeons and Dragons playing GEEK
that I struggle daily to keep hidden from the world.

But The Geek Wants Out.

He want to talk to you.
He wants to give you his doctoral dissertation on why
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
is the greatest fucking film of all time!

He wants to bitch slap you because
you've never seen Big Trouble in Little China.
What? Have you been living in a fucking cave?!

He wants to kick your ass in Star Wars Trivial Pursuit.
And he will.
Because he's a fucking Geek.

And he wants his toys.
He wants the complete set
in mint condition,
still in the box.
He wants every item on the planet that is even remotely related to Ultraman.
Because Ultraman is Airwolf!

He could give a squirt of piss
about sports or politics or rhetoric.
Such things are of no consequence to him.
What matters is the release date of the next Lord of the Rings movie!

You see, The Geek can't wait.
The Geek has no patience.
He wants what he wants when he wants it.
And all he wants is stupid shit!

He wants his own Tardis.
He wants his own light saber.
He wants to buy a DeLorean and he wants to drive it 88 miles per hour.

He wants movies.
He wants to see the Director's Cut.
He wants the impossible to find Japanese bootleg with
6 minutes of never-before-seen footage.

He wants to watch Blade Runner. Again.
He wants to watch Brazil. Again.
He wants to watch A Clockwork Orange.
Again and Again!

But I deprive him of these things, as best I can,
until I can no longer ignore his voice
screaming in my head.

I am Jekyl. He is Hyde.
I am Bruce Banner. He is the Hulk.
Especially the Hulk from issues #272 to #378.

But no longer!
I am putting a stop to all this nerdy shit right now!
I'm an adult, for Christ's sake!
And this body isn't big enough for the both of us.
One of us has to go, and it's gonna be him.
I banishing the Geek forever to the Phantom Zone,
just like in Superman II !
Because, in the end
there can be only one...
  • Listening to: Hysteria: MUSE
  • Playing: Aliens vs. Predator (Xbox 360)
  • Eating: Papa John's Tuscan six cheese pizza
  • Drinking: Gatorade

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:iconcosplaycousins:
CosplayCousins Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OH hai John! :D
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GoddessChelle Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Happy Birthday!
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Aha! Found you! :+devwatch: :D
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beleequa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I cant find you on facebook you punk!
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Mizu777 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you are probably the most awesome Junpei cosplayer I have ever seen! I wish I could cosplay as Junpei, but I don't think I can pull it off =/ I'm better at cosplaying as characters that are considered "adorable"
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RebelliousDante Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Well thank you very much for the compliment ^^
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BluEyedMatador Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav <3
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YourBrandOfHeroin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
*pokes* What up, man?
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makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hi! :wave:
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RebelliousDante Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Haaaaay yew ^^
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