It is a racial slur. When Lady Gaga or Shakira or whomever is declaring themselves a gypsy these days does so, they get to put on the costume of a mysterious traveler with no real place to call home, prancing around and having fun with that title.
Meanwhile, actual Roma people have…
Can you use the word in fanfic dialog when its a word the characters us in canon? Cause yeah, ain’t nobody using the word roma in hunchback of Notre dame
While I’m inclined to agree with the OP on this; and while I think Rom/Roma or Romani is more appropriate if your character IS Rom, context is also important too.
Roma in America don’t suffer like their counterparts in Europe do- The stories of discrimination coming out of Europe these days is particularly heartbreaking.
However, Context is also important- Use of the term isn’t always meant to stir up hatred or prejudice.
deviantART and Photo posting.
One of the most irritating things about deviantART is people use it like Photobucket- Storing images found in the sundry corners of the Internet when the website is for people’s art and artistic photography.
The makes it very hard for me to tell if someone is actually sharing their own cosplay on their deviantART, or if they saw something somewhere else, thought it was cool, then uploaded the picture to deviantART so they wouldn’t have to hunt the Internet for it again.
This is part of the reason I sometimes have dry spells on the blog- deviantART is one of the easiest websites to share right to Tumblr- AC Paradise will only give a link to the costume and Cosplay.com is even more tedious to share from as I have to save the photo, copy and paste links, names, etc.
So if your like the millions of people actually sharing your cosplay on deviantART, do honest bloggers a favor-
Share some info!
-Did you make your costume or was it a commission?
-Did you take the photo yourself?
Even a link back to a previous deviation with this information would be very helpful.
I swear if I hear Anaconda again at work I’ll pull all my hair out.
I found it amusing the one time, but I don’t think I could listen to it over and over.
I bet its getting played entirely too much on the radio.
CLAMP’s Confusing Family Tree