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My Icon Is Not Betty

Adventure Time and other fandoms. I occasionally post analysis and fanart, but this blog is mostly my silly musings on things.
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Sep 23 '14
eschergirls:

poppyash asked you:




I just noticed something. The wooden mannequins some artists use to get pose references from and that some how-to books use (like the one that shows a 90 degree turn)… they look to have a ball for the waist. Maybe artists are getting confused and thinking waists act like a ball and socket joint? A quick search tells me the max spinal rotation is about 13 degrees.




We definitely know there’s at least one “how to draw” artist who thinks that women’s waists are ball joints.

I’m so depressed by this.

eschergirls:

I just noticed something. The wooden mannequins some artists use to get pose references from and that some how-to books use (like the one that shows a 90 degree turn)… they look to have a ball for the waist. Maybe artists are getting confused and thinking waists act like a ball and socket joint? A quick search tells me the max spinal rotation is about 13 degrees.

We definitely know there’s at least one “how to draw” artist who thinks that women’s waists are ball joints.

I’m so depressed by this.

Sep 23 '14

Anonymous asked:

nonono furguson was not just a random officer shooting down an innocent black teen like the media makes it seem. Beforehand, he robbed a Convenience store and beat up the officer.

the-snowflake-owl:

Okay,I’m going to pretend for a second, that you are correct. 

Does robbing a store and getting into a fight with an officer means the teenage robber deserves to be shot and left to die in broad daylight  and in the middle of the street, and after he passes away, be left in the street FOUR HOURS STRAIGHT for everyone to see!!?? You disgust me. 

there’s no evidence that he robbed the convenience store or beat up the officer. they called the store and the store said it didn’t happen. they examined the body and the shots were indicative of someone who was on their knees and surrendering. there were witness reports of what happened.

furthermore, as the-snowflake-owl said, even if he had, that’s not grounds for shooting someone, especially not that many times.

if I, a small white girl with no accent and middle class speech mannerisms, robbed a convenience store and tried to assault an officer, would I have gotten this reaction?

Sep 23 '14
eschergirls:


maplepoutine submitted:






This is not really an Escher Girl, but the LoL cinematic trailer submission on this page made me think of this screencap of an FF XV trailer.  Notice how every male character have textured, realist skin while the two female characters have perfect pale skin with makeup on.

This is referring to a previous post where somebody brought up the lack of wrinkles or facial creases of any kind on a woman character in a League of Legends trailer, and I also posted a picture of the male and female faces in Batman: Arkham City as another example where female faces must be devoid of any lines (even expression lines) while male faces can have all sorts of interesting features and details, and can be exaggerated to give more character to the faces.

This isn’t just about women having to be portrayed as eternally young, or how women’s standards for beauty are so tied with having no lines on our faces, but it’s also incredibly limiting when designing and portraying female characters.  If all your female characters always have to have smooth round faces, no wrinkles, etc (and often big eyes and pouty lips too), then it’s going to be that much harder to try to make them look different than each other.  And if they also aren’t allowed to show lines on their faces for expressions, then it’s going to limit the range of their expression too, or they’re going to end up with a weird doll look when you do have them emote.  The point is, it can end up creating a very limited box for female character visuals, and creating characters that all look very similarly, even if you really don’t mean to. And that in turn limits how much information you can convey about those characters, visually.

eschergirls:

This is not really an Escher Girl, but the LoL cinematic trailer submission on this page made me think of this screencap of an FF XV trailer.  Notice how every male character have textured, realist skin while the two female characters have perfect pale skin with makeup on.

This is referring to a previous post where somebody brought up the lack of wrinkles or facial creases of any kind on a woman character in a League of Legends trailer, and I also posted a picture of the male and female faces in Batman: Arkham City as another example where female faces must be devoid of any lines (even expression lines) while male faces can have all sorts of interesting features and details, and can be exaggerated to give more character to the faces.

This isn’t just about women having to be portrayed as eternally young, or how women’s standards for beauty are so tied with having no lines on our faces, but it’s also incredibly limiting when designing and portraying female characters.  If all your female characters always have to have smooth round faces, no wrinkles, etc (and often big eyes and pouty lips too), then it’s going to be that much harder to try to make them look different than each other.  And if they also aren’t allowed to show lines on their faces for expressions, then it’s going to limit the range of their expression too, or they’re going to end up with a weird doll look when you do have them emote.  The point is, it can end up creating a very limited box for female character visuals, and creating characters that all look very similarly, even if you really don’t mean to. And that in turn limits how much information you can convey about those characters, visually.

Sep 23 '14

we need more programmer Marcy fanfics

I don’t think I’ve seen any at all, now that I think about it?

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Sep 23 '14

When a video game lets you move during extended dialogue:

subwaywithinmymind:

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Sep 23 '14

ah, computer programmer Marceline.

more of this, please.

I love that it came up again a few issues later.

Sep 23 '14

fredstanley asked:

Well i mean, if i look of the definition for feminism it's women want to have equality to men. But i guess i don't call myself a feminist is due to the SJW feminists here on tumblr. You can thank them for ruining feminism for me and alot of people. I hear my friends making fun of feminism. Why you may ask? There's those feminists who hate cisgender and believe that all men rape. but i mean, I know what feminism is really is and those type of people kinda ruined feminism to me. ;~:

they ruined it for me too, but then I met quite a few sane ones outside the internet who thoroughly un-ruined it for me.

it’s important to remember that they aren’t indicative of the entire movement, they’re just a result of the tumblr sjw feedback bubble.

Sep 23 '14

(Source: giraffodill)

Sep 23 '14

fredstanley asked:

I mean shit, look at the one costumes where you're just a solid color, it's gender neutral and something i'm getting it soon though, getting pink just cause fuck yea pink.

like a morph suit or…?

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Sep 23 '14

fredstanley asked:

Yes, right. But you see, me being a Equalist means that i'm doing good for both sides of things and not being on one side. Cause like, i don't want anyone to be over advantaged or anything. Yes, i do believe some of the things that feminists are say and i also believe on the guys side of things about sexual abuse and being abused by women is a thing. But other then that, I just wish there was a company that knows how to make proper female costumes and male costumes.

none of these things are mutually exclusive though?

you can be a feminist and an egalitarian and an MRA all at once.

also feminism and feminist theory is meant to examine and confront the different treatment of different genders, not to exclude men.  any feminist who claims men and/or trans people should be excluded and/or have their gender specific problems ignored should be called out on account of being a jerk who doesn’t understand how gender dynamics actually play out.

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