A small for-the record, which seems to me so obvious I never thought it would actually have to be said, but…
COSplay is its own artform, and its own branch of fandom.
I love it when I see people, of any gender, in well-done or enthusiastic costumes of characters that I made up, whether from…
Ideal #21: “We, as humans, come in a variety of packages. Though the geek community is a small part of a grander society, we also must remember to never discriminate based on age, sex, race, sexual orientation, appearance, disability, or anything that makes a person unique. We are who we are BECAUSE of those differences. Embrace them, and show kindness to others.”
Ok, I’m a Wil Wheaton fan, so this is such a get :)
A little Ferret tells me that the Lil’ Wil Wheaton plushie is going to go on presale this coming Monday at midnight (Tuesday morning). The ONLY way to make sure you get one by the holidays is to order during the presale.
We’ve been working on this thing for a year, and we’re REALLY proud of it. I hope you guys like it too. Who’s going to be the first to knit him a little clown sweater? Who’s going to give him a tiny Sparks McGee hat?
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“Some girls look that way” is one of the dumbest red herrings in these lines of debate. Of COURSE some girls have large breasts! Hell, Amber does, the girl in this very strip. The problem is ALL girls in comics tend to have large breasts, if not the same physique all around. Yes, guys can find girls with smaller breasts more attractive, but those guys apparently aren’t drawing comics, or feel moved to conform.
For the thirty-billionth time, the physique of women in comics is only one small part of the perceived problem. The rest is presentation. Guys in comics don’t pose with their asses cocked pointing towards the ceiling. The “cameras” aren’t pointed on guys in comics to accentuate their sexual characteristics. Guys are drawn to look powerful, girls are drawn to be eye candy. And this off-kilter balance is SO PERVASIVE in our society that most people don’t even notice. Many folks assume girls actually stand with one hip out to the side all the time, in real life. (Hint: They don’t.)
But that’s an aspect of media that’s hard to argue against, so of course people who feel uncomfortable being told media representations in comic books tend to be inherently sexist flock to the “but some girls have big boobs!” distraction.
|—||David Willis, the creator of Shortpacked on how “Dudes just can’t stop missing the point, ever.” Quoted for truth. (via thebirdandthebat)|
Ok, more ideals are coming!!! So sorry for the long quiet break, just prepping some stuff and revamping my blog. Stay tuned fellow geeks!!
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Hi there! Most of you know I’m co-producing Season 2 of Damsels and Dragons. We’re currently fundraising on Indiegogo (help us out if you can!).
While we’re working on locking down the script and fundraising, I’d like to hear your funny LARP and RPG stories. The ones we love the best, we’ll…
Ideal #20: “Gamers throw some of the best parties”
(Photo of the ArenaNet tournament area from PAX, from ArenaNet’s flickr)