geekstrong

GeekStrong 🤓

Mental Health Advocate Actor/Director/Editor 🎬Photographer Cosplay Films & Pics: @thegeekstrong Film & Pics: @ruyphotography

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I’ve been up all night and day workin’ my a** off and earning every inch of my art and craft. Excited for all ahead me and I’ve got no time for short cuts and people who steal to grow. I keep telling you, environment plays the largest controllable role in your mental heath, don’t hesitate to cut those people out of your life to secure your mental health and be thee best version of yourself. I’m motivated by compassion, and curiosity... my life will not be driven by hate, anger, greed, or negativity. We are the collection of those people closest to us. Don’t surround yourself with “opportunist” who cheat, lie and steal, or you will find yourself taking on their behaviors and traits. Surround yourself with people who have compassion, and grind for the things they love and those they love! Find the passionate and driven but not those willing to sacrifice and stomp on those to get what they want, but rather they reciprocate the love you give. The hard road and the mistakes, and difficulties of life are a necessity! We need struggle to grow and shortcuts and cheating only weaken you! They make you weaker not stronger. We need the hard road because the best version of ourselves cannot attain the ultimate prize we seek by training and learning with manipulation and lies.... it needs struggle and failure! Keep up the good fight and reach out to me for I am your ally in the good fight!!!! We got this! : : I will be apart of a wonderful panel on Mental Health at Nerdbot next Saturday at 3:15pm! Join me as we talk about strategies and habits to help cope and manage our mental health! : #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #spiderman #driven
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Cosplay is not consent! Hugs are great! Just make sure you ask for permission first. Hugging has tremendous benefits for our mental health! It provides a sense of security. Worldwide we agree that babies need to be held. There is evidence that adults who were frequently hugged and cuddled during early childhood display fewer stress symptoms than less-hugged counterparts. Physical affection also alleviates stress reactions in adults who report less existential anxiety even when touched only briefly. We are simply wired to find touch reassuring, as many studies of first impressions show. We also get wonderful positive feelings. As adults, we can live without hugs, of course, but we do seem to be happier with them. We release the hormone oxytocin when touched, which elevates feelings of attachment, connection, trust, and intimacy. When we're hugged, we feel less lonely. When my friends fail at something I notice and feel a comfort and it shows in my friends they seem to have a less devastated look after a good hug... it's this unspoken bond and they do seem more assured, and validated. Apparently, hugs facilitate social bonding and the experience of participating fully in this life, which, to me, is  true happiness. Physical changes also occur with physical health, as when we are touched our heart rate, blood pressure, and levels of the harmful stress hormone cortisol are lowered. Go hug friend! : : : Wolverine: @hollywoodwolverine : : . : : : : . : . : : : : #mentalhealth #Hugs #Hugging #Mentalhealthawareness #depression #Logan #Cosplaying #Wolverine #WolverineCosplay #LoganCosplay #Marvelcomics #Comics #GeekStrong #HollywoodWolverine #Paxwest #DragonCon #LBCC #anxiety
I forget how far I’ve come in this community! I was Clark Kent for so long, I forgot I had Superman within me! I was online for 2 years (2014), before I even went to cons and explored the community. I’m more of an introvert and have some low level social anxiety. I went to my first con to meet people who I met online in this community at the end of 2016! I waited two years before I felt comfortable enough to meet geeks in person. Be patient with yourself, as an introvert I needed lots of reinforcement from lots of compassionate and strong geek friends before I could be at the level I am now! I feel like Superman now when I’m at a Con! I still get fatigued if I have too much social interactions and go and hide in a corner to recover, but now I explore the Cons more confidently knowing my true self requires rest and recovery. It requires lots of artists around me who join in on all my artistic adventures for me to explore so confidently! Be patient, and true friendships and bonds will form and the art and love will flow! I could never have imagined I’d be surrounded by such a strong geek fam., and it’s given me the strength and support I needed to continue to grow and thrive to create wonderful art, but more importantly to engage in mental health conversations confidently with many of the people in this community. Grateful rant over. Have a great Week Geek Fam. : : : Batgirl: @heartyourface Clark Kent: Me : : : : : : : : : : : #superman #clarkKentcosplay #mentalhealth #socialanxiety #mentalhealthawareness #clarkkent #cosplaying #supermancosplay #batgirl #dccomics #lbcc #paxwest #palmspringscomiccon
SQUAD UP! AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! I’m good with adding a new @avengers for the next flick! I nominate @sammyrubin and also nominate my NEW COSPLAY ONLY PAGE give it a follow at @thegeekstrong !!! Now you don’t have to follow me just to see these wonderful artist I collaborate with!! 🤪😂❤️ : : Iron Spidey: @sammyrubin : : : : : : : : : #spidermancosplaying #cosplaying #avengersinfinitywar #nycc2018 #geekstrong #sammyrubin #palmspringscomiccon #lbcc #comics #cosplaysidebyside #instacosplay #casualcosplay #cosplayvscharacter #theavengerscosplay #cosplayphotoshoot
Can anyone think of a better painting than Superman on a Dinosaur saving the universe from Thanos?! : : : Photographer: @gilphotography 🐺 Overly edited by me. : : : : : : : #superman #clarkkent #dinosaur #twitchcon #twitch #cosplaying #dccomics #supermancosplay #gilphotography #geekstrong #justiceleague #houseofEl
The return of @moriahlynnecosplay to Instagram. Reminded me of all the fun we had at Opening Day of the Ren Faire! I’m happy she is back, but I think it’s also a wonderful opportunity to discus the importance of giving yourself healthy breaks from the constant barrage of DM’s, likes, follows, comments, posting, and all these things we do while online. Please always consider the necessity of a you first attitude when thinking about your own mental health. You must’n allow social media to be your online connections to social connection. It’s fun and can be rewarding but nothing in abundance is healthy. We all must maintain balance in all that we do. HUZZAH! : : : Photos by @amandinary , @darthlexii and me. : : : : : : : : : : : :#RenaissancePleasureFaire #RenFaire2018 #Pirates #RenFaire #puritans #Cosplaying #westleycosplay #theprincessbride #princessbride #propmaking #thedreadpirateroberts #andrethegiant #westley @RenaissancePleasureFaire
These are the last of the photos from my cell phone! Cosplaying and also being the photographer by setting the timer to photograph us has been a wonderful artistic challenge! Spoiled to have thee perfect Jasmine beside me!!! Sorry for the low quality, but I just love these so much! Excited for all my future collaborations! Thank you, Sammy for your patients, trust, and creativity!!! High res. Images later! Thank you, Geek fam for all the support!!! : : : Princess Jasmine: @sammyrubin Aladdin: Me. Photographer: Me : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : #aladdin #PrincessJasmine #DisneyCosplay #Cosplaying #Jasminecosplay #PrincessJasminecosplay #Disneyland #Comics #cosplaysidebyside #instacosplay #casualcosplay #cosplayvscharacter #cosplayphotoshoot #propmaking #cosplaywig #rwby
@superherophysique - Today, I wanna do something I’ve never done before. Show me nakey self... hahaha, but more importantly to promote a person I have tremendous belief in who will help this community with health tips, @jasonkramer . I’ve known him probably since I started this endeavor as a mental health advocate in the Geek community! He became certified as a Personal Trainer in 2007. In 2014 we both got involved more in this community and he began to share with me many of health benefits to his own mental health and physical health. We shared a common love in Deadpool! From: @jasonkramer : “I know that there are people out there, like me, that lack confidence or self-esteem and view weightlifting as a way to become more confident, either in normal life or in cosplay. That is what The Superhero Physique is all about. That is why I created this page and this company.” If you want tips on physical fitness I highly recommend my friends new site @superherophysique ! Stay healthy, my geeks! : : : : : : : : : : #mentalhealth #depression #mentalhealthadvocate #thanos #avengersinfinitywar #deadpool #physicalfitness #cosplaying #anxiety #anxietyrelief #gymmotivation #cardioworkout #geekstrong #supermancosplay #cosplaysidebyside #instacosplay #casualcosplay #cosplayphotoshoot #rwby #comics
Aladdin is my favorite Disney flick and I’m over the moon the Genie granted me my last wish to get selfies with Princes Jasmine! : : Princess Jasmine: @sammyrubin Aladdin: Me. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : #aladdin #PrincessJasmine #DisneyCosplay #Cosplaying #Jasminecosplay #PrincessJasminecosplay #Disneyland #Comics #cosplaysidebyside #instacosplay #casualcosplay #cosplayvscharacter #cosplayphotoshoot #propmaking #cosplaywig #rwby
I don’t wanna say I’m obsessed with @sammyrubin in her Iron Spidey, but I am. I was absolutely spoiled last night artistically from all that she created! I can’t wait to share all the beautiful imagery I captured!!! : : Iron Spiderman: @sammyrubin : : : : : : : : : #spidermancosplaying #cosplaying #avengersinfinitywar #nycc2018 #happyvibes #geekstrong #sammyrubin #geeks #comics #cosplaysidebyside #instacosplay #casualcosplay #cosplayvscharacter #cosplayphotoshoot
How am I doing? Amateur cosplayer here. I’ll be Cosplaying Harry Potter for @comicconla this year! I’m just testing out glasses and @darthlexii had me do a test shot. Excited to share my alternative version of Harry Potter! Practicing my spells! You know imma be dropping spells all over the Con! Who wants a puppy? Do we have a spell for that? We should! : : Photographer: @darthlexii 🦈 Harry Potter dude: Me. : : : . : : : : : : : : #harrypotter #instacosplay #casualcosplay #cosplayvscharacter #cosplayphotoshoot #sexyharrypotter #harrypottercosplay #harrypottercosplay #cosplaying #gryffindor #wizardingworldofharrypotter #wizardsofwaverlyplace #wizards #Darthlexii
Happy Birthday Harry Potter! Hyped for my Harry Potter cosplay in the fall 🤫I can’t say exactly how imma do this but I’m hyped for it! Here are some of my friends crushing the Harry Potter World! : : : @darthlexii @minakess @sylviaslays @tinycatkate @princess_frankenstein @sayayohn @daniella.claire : : : : : #harrypotter #instacosplay #casualcosplay #cosplayvscharacter #cosplayphotoshoot #harrypottercosplay #cosplaying #minakess #gryffindor #slytherin #hufflepuff #ravenclaw #wizardingworldofharrypotter #wizardsofwaverlyplace #wizards #genderbendcosplay #genderbend #Darthlexii #HarryPotterBirthday
What exactly is Spidey trying to do? Anyone? I can do this all day! Favorite part at Cons is being a real super hero to kids!!! The words, they fail me in expressing how much fun it is to see the look in there eyes in meeting a superhero!!! Thankful @darthlexii was there with me, I’m so new to doing this it matters so much to me to have such a strong and confident person beside me, she is Spidey!!! : Her father also took the time in the heat after a long day inside the con to capture lots of these special moments for me! Thank you, Con Dad, Jim! : : : Photographer: @darthlexii & @steamroller_jim Captain America: @geekstrong : : : : : : : : . . : : : : #joyandhappiness #sdcc2018 #sdcc #cosplaying #spiderman #captainamericacosplay #geekstrong #captainamerica #avengersinfinitywar #geekstrong #payitforward #joy #smiles #sandiegocomiccon
The only movie I’ve watched more of than Pulp Fiction is Star Wars. @scarlettsparrow and @windstriker007 crushed these Cosplays! So impressed!!! San Diego Comic-Con keeps rolling along! Hope to see many of you today! : : . : : : . : : : : #sdcc #sandiegocomiccon #sdcc2018 #sandiegocomiccon2018 #pulpfiction #juleswinnfield #miawallace #miawallacecosplay #juleswinnfieldcosplay #cosplaying #cultclassic #jackrabbitslims #twistcontest #scarlettsparrow #geekstrong
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