If MANY years from now I should die in some spectacularly mundane fashion, display this photo of me, have an open casket with me in full garb, and have someone simi-drunkenly give a rousing speech about what an amazing adventurer I was… Actually, if I should ever write up a will (or have cause to) that shit is DEFINITELY going on page 1 line 1.
Honestly? I’m kinda surprised I don’t already have the kind of quasi-notoriety/infamy bigfoot does with the amount of times I’ve walked around this city dressed as a pirate for no god damned reason.
People should be talking about me in hushed whispers, being all “have you seen the pirate dude? Whats HIS deal anyway?” That would be fucking awesome!
But no… the most I get is complete strangers shouting “ARRRGH!” at me, at the top of their lungs, sometimes from across the street or from passing cars… Happens every time I go out without fail…
People have zero respect, common decency, or class when it comes to how they react to anyone who isn’t wearing the cookie cutter outfits presented to us by the fashion industry and by society as a whole, which I find to be limited to the max, and highly disheartening. It is my honest belief that PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE has a hidden persona that COULD be expressed but for the most part is killed when a child first looses his innocence to the world. No one thinks when they’re four that they want to grow up, dress like a dude-bro, and live life for the sole purpose of making money/securing said money/having offspring that they can emotionally stunt into carbon copies of themselves.
I just happen to be a pirate somewhere in my little bearded heart, and I seriously GIVE ZERO FUCKS about what anyone has to say about it that is in any way negative or derogatory. Maybe if they used a little insight, and really thought about themselves, they wouldn’t be so god damned boring.
At this point, if I’m honest with myself, its the regular clothes that feel like the costume, and the hard won effigies of my “alternate reality” self that feel more like who I truly am.