About this Website
Xtian Mack’s Cosplay and Anime Cafe at arkadymac.com is a blog dedicated to those who, like the founders of this website, enjoy the many peculiar but endlessly amusing aspects of Japanese popular culture, like anime, manga, cosplay, games, vocaloids, nendoroids, tsunderes, meidos, yuri, kawaii, and everything else in between.
arkadymac.com is a nonprofit organization by virtue of the fact that we simply don’t really make enough money. This blog is a personal project of founder Xtian Mack and is every step of the way a work in progress. From starting off as a rant page about entirely random and useless things, arkadymac.com has evolved into a blog that has sought to present the booming local cosplay scene and the colorful community that has grown around it in a favorable light. It is this website’s earnest desire to show to a wider audience how cosplaying is an enjoyable, gratifying, and fulfilling activity and hobby that anybody can pursue. We wish to show more people the same things we see at cosplay events: creative, resourceful and imaginative individuals and groups who are genuinely happy and who enjoy what they are doing, be it cosplaying, making props and accessories, organizing events or photography.
As this blog is a personal project, only a few people are working on it at any given time. Most of the drudgery and unpleasant chores are done by website founder and owner, Xtian Mack. Otherwise, this is how our organization looks like:
Xtian Mack: Owner, creative director, photographer, writer, correspondent, editor, image cosplayer
Buraimaku: IT expert, webpage designer, lead photographer
Kaloy: Correspondent, public relations officer, model, image cosplayer
Mika: Fashion consultant, assistant photographer
Stephanie: Correspondent, model, genki girl, image model
Dulce: Fashion consultant and photographer’s apprentice.
An organization cannot survive without minions who grudgingly perform the various distasteful bureaucratic functions painfully necessary to keep an office from devolving into a cesspit of chaos. These are our HRD, Accounting, and the General Services Division. We are then grateful to our wonderful support staff of three: Dice, Domino, and Elizabeth.
Dice is a cute 2-year-old rabbit with white fur and gray spots who is in charge of our Human Resources Department. As a graduate of psychology and anthropology from several online universities, she makes sure to browse through the hundreds of resumes we receive daily. She dutifully shreds those from people who she deems unworthy, i.e., those asking for a salary. For her invaluable service, she receives a six-digit salary of papayas.
Domino is an adorable brown bunny wabbit in charge of our Accounting Department. She is a graduate of accountancy, public administration, and quantum physics from several online universities. Her job is to type random numbers onto a Windows Excel worksheet which we then submit to the Bureau of Internal Revenue as our tax report. Domino loves having her cheeks scratched, and her favorite treat is Marie biscuits.
Elizabeth: Nicknamed “Kitten” because she is a one-year-old white house cat that simply refuses to grow up, Elizabeth is in charge of our General Services Division, which is a nice-sounding name to a department that does maintenance and … many unpleasant or obscure things that need to be done in the office. Elizabeth apparently is not too bright to pass any online courses, but she has practical skills and experience in electrical and computer engineering (ECE), evident when she successfully got electrocuted several times playing with our PC wires and extension cords. She also does maintenance as she gleefully eats our leftover meals and sometimes, to our dismay, our yet-uneaten ones. She has been given countless memos for sleeping throughout the job and biting the executive director.
Our Corporate Headquarters
Our corporate headquarters is located in an affluent section of the deepest, darkest jungles of Bulacan. Our very modern and state-of-the-art corporate headquarters consists of a rickety wooden table, a worn-out chair, a 4-year-old ASUS laptop and a delightfully pink Hello Kitty alarm clock. For decor we have an ancient Sega Megadrive and a poster of actress Shaina Magdayao.
Corporate Mission, Vision, Values and Principles
arkadymac.com is dedicated to enjoying cosplaying and showing our audience photos and articles of other people enjoying cosplaying in the hopes that the general public will see cosplaying in a more positive light.
We at arkadymac.com enjoy what we’re doing even if we don’t really make money off of it. However, any investor is welcome to buy us out as long as they have real money to do it. We will also entertain hostile takeovers and corporate mergers as long as there is a competent catering crew on standby.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Charities
We at arkadymac.com care very much for the people in society who are very much in need of charity. In short, ourselves. We don’t really need money. What we do need is a decent used or new DSLR, several rolls of rubber sheets to make new costumes, and probably a couple of sacks of pet food. We will eternally be grateful.