Snippet: Honi soit qui mal y pense

Question: “Why do you think cosplaying women have gone so scandalous? Why is such shocking behaviour mainstream? What possible defence is there for prancing about in such tiny kit?”

Answer: In honour of your Anglicized spelling habits (natural or affected unknown) I will begin my answer with a line from one of my favourite BBC programmes: “Queen Victoria is dead, you know!” (Are You Being Served, Series 7, Episode 8, The Punch And Judy Affair) The only place you’re going to find anything resembling Victorian fashion in fact, is Goth, Dreadpunk and Steampunk, and even there I doubt Queen Vic would approve of all of the fashion choices. Kindly set your calendar to the 21st century, people dress how they dress, in life and cosplay, how they want to because they are free to do so; and, to quote the motto of the Order of the Garter “Honi soit qui mal y pense” (Shame on him who thinks evil of it).

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