Just watch it.
No, seriously. Watch the video.
but guys…can you imagine what would happen if someone hacked the highways?
SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT
woah, this is an incredible idea!
Ryan Woodward Sketches Part 1
I love how they’re complaining about a sexualized villain when Veran was just as sexualized in design.
But you see, that doesn’t count! Veran was from a previous…
It’s deeply problematic that sexist character design is defended like this.
The fanbase thought it was OK before, why do they complain now??
Yeah well society used to think that only white men should be in positions of power, does that mean that we have to shut up now that women and PoC can run for president, even though they’re still being ridiculed? HAHA NO
But let’s look at these other characters anyway:
Maybe Veran’s design didn’t bother people as much because her outfit wasn’t even recognisable as being bullshit in her teeny tiny sprite. It didn’t break the immersion because you couldn’t actually recognise how little sense it made.
Not to mention that neither Telma or the Great Fairy resemble anything like warriors. They didn’t need any armor, and thus they can wear anything they like, as long as it doesn’t interfere with what their character is supposed to be. I dont really know about Ruto’s case, or what the general stance of fish-people is towards armor because nobody seems to wear it. Although it can be argued that armor sucks really badly when trying to swim fast. Not to mention that if they were to get in battle, they could just retreat underwater and perhaps just drown their opponents there.(Although the fact that Ruto has boobs as a fish is pretty ridiculous.)
It’s true that Windwaker!Ganondorf’s robes don’t offer a whole lot of protection either, but one look at the boss-battle shows that it obviously wouldn’t have fit his fighting style either. He’s fast, he jumps around and generally just acts like a fucking acrobat. Armor would’ve been disastrous for him if that’s the way he fights.
TP!Link was only shirtless in the wrestling fights, which were a game and where he didn’t exactly expect to get stabbed or seriously injured over.
Ghirahim is kind of a different story. His outfit doesn’t really make any sense either, which it really should because he seems to like engaging in swordfights while walking really slowly and leaving himself wide open to getting stabbed right in the chest.(So his fighting style doesn’t make any sense either, but we don’t want to open the can of worms that is gameplay-criticism right now) On the other hand, the game also makes sure that you know that Ghirahim is nuts. He’s obsessed with his mission but also with his looks, he’s incredibly vain. One can easily argue that Ghirahim as a character couldn’t have armor for the sake of telling the player later on just how messed up Ghirahim’s obsession with ‘perfection’ is. There’s no doubt that he would consider regular armor to be very far from ‘perfection’. And thus cast it aside.
Shia has NONE of this. Her outfit defies physics and it looks like she’s in severe danger of a boob-slip accident. "But her outfit is held together by magic!" Is what many mmorpg-fans say in defence, don’t tell me that, show me! Show me that her outfit is held together by magic! When I take a look at her I need to convinced of her character. She needs to be a badass villain right? Then show me that she’s a person, that the laws of physics apply to her, that she actually bothers to think about her looks. Show me that she isn’t totally bonkers for entering a battle in that.
"Oh my goodness, look at Shia’s character design! Characters in revealing costumes in a Zelda game? Blasphemy!"
….What about Nabooru?
edit: I dont condone Shia’s character design though. It’s definitely not my cup of tea.
Veran did the pasted-on-boobs armor before it was cool /shot
Nabooru kind of gets a green card though. There’s nothing wrong with revealing costumes, the real problem is when designers sacrifice functionality for ‘sex appeal’. (The assumption that the more revealing an outfit is, the more ‘sexy’ it is, is such bullshit.)
Many people would probably view the Gerudo outfits as impractical for battle, but it’s not unheard of to reject the armor in favor of agility and speed, which is what they rely on in their fighting style. Her outfit allows her to move. Although one can argue that the top should be replaced depending on how tight it is, because it better be able to prevent unfortunate chest-jiggle-pains.
As for Shia and Veran, egh. While the both of them rely on magic one could argue that they don’t really need to move (especially Veran, with her possession thing?), that they just like using armor elements for how they look. But at least Verans top goes all the way around her, I can see people pulling this outfit off.
As for Shia’s boob-patches, these are just inexcusable. I have no clue what’s keeping them in place, not to mention that they have the miracle push-up ability, even though there’s nothing there to actually pull them up. This outfit makes no sense, and it’s a good thing that people speak up about it. Just make sure to think about why it’s wrong to make these design decisions.
(And we don’t even know in what kind of situations she’ll be in the actual game. She better do her battling from a long rage and equipped with magic shields or whatever, because if anything actually hurts her physically then that makes it so much worse.)
/OOC: whoop, more apology-for-inactivity art.
My friends and I kind of started/joined this habit of photoshopping flowercrowns on everything, namely our fav Marvel-characters, but I figured I could take a disturbing twist with giving my fav superhero a flowercrown.
I haven’t posted any art here in forever either so here’s a self-reblog whooo!
look at this and just try and tell me that all three of these women don’t look exactly the same. try and tell me that Disney isn’t lazy when it comes to creating women.
Wow, IT’S ALMOST LIKE THEY’RE ALL RELATED.
It is a little-known fact that all related women are palette-swapped clones of each other. Science is amazing
I’d say that I think they just color-swapped Elsa’s model for their mom, but I REALLY REALLY don’t want to think Disney would be that lazy.
Seriously, guys. They are not palette-swaps. Yes, they look fucking similar, cause guess what. THEY’RE FUCKING RELATED. OH SHIT, WAIT PEOPLE WHO ARE RELATED LOOK THE SAME? WHO EVER KNEW! So yes, they are going to have similarities, but as you can see here, with this diagram my boyfriend and I put together, they have different features. So just shut up and enjoy the movie. Seriously, people never used to bitch this much.
The fact that you had to go this far to find the tiniest minute details in a 3-D model just to prove a point is really something. I have to come out and say, they just look like varying degrees of eye openness and tiny tweaks in the same model. Their genetic makeup is copy and paste. I will not shut up and enjoy whatever is thrown at me. I need to have an opinion. I would rather sit and critique the hell out of something until I’m blue in the face, especially if I want to learn from it. It doesn’t mean I don’t like whatever I’m critiquing but seeing the flaws in anything helps me grow as artist.
I had a well thought out reply in agreement to peanutbutterjotunheim about character design and that it’s okay to critique something you like, but have some examples of Disney/PIXAR characters that are related and aren’t near exact clones of each other, instead:
And here’s a little exercise with the Frozen ladies I did to show something that’s usually considered more important than minute details when it comes to character design, the silhouette.
All this negative energy over some stupidmovie is amazing lmao but I guess I commend people for being so… passionate?
While bad character design is one thing, the influence it has on people should not be underestimated. In fact people should be very much alarmed by where these design choices come from.
Because contrary to popular belief the shitty character design wasn’t the result of lazyness -as pudding-dip-donuts showed, they’re willing to put time in there to change things- or lack of skill: As katsallday showed, Disney is clearly capable of making a great range of awesome character designs. Take the clanleaders and their sons from Brave (unf dat character design), Disney clearly put a whole lot of effort into those, but when we look at Merida and her mom:
We see that they’ve basically got the same face(although the brothers get to suffer from it too, not just because they’re triplets, but also because they resemble Merida and their mother a little too closely when it comes to facial structures). Just like with the women in frozen, there’s only very minor difference between them. Except we don’t criticize Brave for it as much, since it isn’t a carbon copy of Rapunzel and because these characters have very different silhouettes.
But we can kind of see a trend going on here, at it turns out, the same-face is much more severe on the female characters than it is on the male characters.
Which brings me back to that comment from Lino DiSalvo (head of animation for Frozen), who shows us where exactly the problem comes from:
“Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult, because they have to go through these range of emotions, but you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very quickly. So, having a film with two hero female characters was really tough, and having them both in the scene and look very different if they’re echoing the same expression; that Elsa looking angry looks different from Anna being angry.”
Rather than actually going for real emotion or character, they decided to sacrifice those things for the sake of keeping the characters ‘pretty’. They severely limit the range of expressions the characters can have so that they supposedly remain aesthetically pleasing. And the same goes for the design for the faces.
And as if the range of facial features hadn’t been small enough for female characters before, Frozen seems to suggest that it has narrowed even further. Because if they to deviate from that, they’re terrified that their characters will no longer be considered ‘pretty’, rather than human.
If you want some more reading material on this I suggest the following post: http://turbomun.tumblr.com/post/80012362197/sameface-syndrome-and-other-stories
This is a story of a witch and wizard and
They made a magic potion for casting spells and
Those spells will turn the city topsy-turvy and it’s
Up to the animals to
Save the world
It’s a Wunschpunsch
Mega-magic mega-magic retro-potion~
I still love that show ;u;
My Dad isn’t a bad person, he’s just… old fashioned.
This is so much the outlook by many men on a woman’s hormonal fluctuation. As if there is no control. No matter what, women cannot have control of their bodies.
Your dad tells the fucking truth. The last thing America needs is a woman in charge.
Sorry ladies, I’m just saying what we’re all thinking. Women are cuntwaffles during their period.
I’m willing to bet that most people who are irritable are so because they’re uncomfortable or in pain - it’s really hard to be level-headed when you’re in gut-tearing amounts of pain.
The hormonal argument is the biggest load of crap - as if males don’t have hormones or don’t have a hormonal cycle. Actually, male hormone cycles are more frequent and less predictable.
I’m not putting this out there to put one sex above the other but rather to point out that “hur hur hormones!!!” is a really ridiculous reason to discredit and entire group of people, especially when we all have hormones and hormonal cycles.
So we shouldn’t allow a woman president because she supposedly loses her shit and becomes hyperaggressive once a month, but we regularly give power to men who lose their shit and become hyperaggressive whenever a woman rejects their advances.
I’m not trying to be sexist, but let me use this super archaic view on hormones, coupled with sexist slurs meant to oppress women, all in defense of not giving them power
hurr hurr we’re all thinking it tho amirite
EAT. MY. SHIT.
We can’t let women have power because once a month they turn into TOTAL… dudes.
I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -
Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.
Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.
If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.
And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.