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Merida by Shricka I really like Merida. I wanted to paint her and I did about 3 hours. Moreover, I practice with Paint tool SAI. Of course, I put very cool texture which I use every time. Hope you like it. I do not know, but her eyes were not so good. Merida / Brave / Walt DisneyFacebook | Tumblr

shricka:

Merida by Shricka
I really like Merida. I wanted to paint her and I did about 3 hours. Moreover, I practice with Paint tool SAI. Of course, I put very cool texture which I use every time. Hope you like it. I do not know, but her eyes were not so good.
Merida / Brave / Walt Disney
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On Wonder Woman and Heeled Boots

dcwomenkickingass:

Yesterday Warner Bros. revealed the costume Gal Gadot will wear for her role in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The costume has her wearing boots. I don’t care for the inclusion of boots. Yes, she’s been drawn wearing heeled boots (including her first appearance)

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but she’s also been drawn wearing greek sandals

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and boots with no heel.

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So there is no continuity over the last 70 plus years although there certainly has been some rethinking of how female characters are presented in media during that time. 

A few years ago when they were making the disastrous NBC pilot they also had Wonder Woman wearing a heel. Here’s what I said then:

Wonder Woman is free of vanity. For her a costume should be utilitarian — to cover what needs be covered and to make her recognizable to scare off weak-willed adversaries and alert others to her involvement. 

Having heels on her boots adds nothing. A boot heel will not make her run faster or kick harder or assist her in doing her job or make her recognizable. The only thing a heel does is please the eye. And that is something Wonder Woman should not care about.

A few folks have stated the heel is required to give her the height to stand with her co-stars Affleck and Cavill. That also does not require a costume with a heel as we’ve seen from dozens of films starring actors who are shorter than their female co-stars.

This is not about hating high heeled boots; I love high heeled boots. It’s fine if Wonder Woman wore them in her “civilian” identity. Rather, this is about questioning a costuming choice which puts the emphasis on Hollywood’s requirements for a Woman rather than the Wonder of the character.

fuckyeahdcu:

Close-Ups on Detail of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman costume for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

It could have been worse; at least they’re not actual high heels. The boobplate and lack of shoulder straps will continue to bug me no end however.

s3lene:

Slides from the Mass Effect panel at SDCC

Cool notes on the Hero’s Armor from Gamble:
-Helmet is detached from armor and made to be easy to look around in
-Belt and lights on the armor are where the player will be able to customize the armor (which is why the belts/bands are not seen in the turn around slides)
-The N7 logo on the armor
-The Hero’s race is human, but something else Gamble said hinted at other races as playable characters

Parting Thought:
-Gamble used the word “Galaxies” and a fan asked him if that meant galaxy exploration outside the Milky Way. Gamble said that he couldn’t say anything about that at this time. This is notable because it fits with other stuff he said in the presentation about the next game: emphasis on exploration, we will see new and old races, and that the new game will have the theme of “new experiences for players with a touch of the old stuff they know and love.” (Also: Mass Effect Galaxies would be a cool title)

It’s an improvement over the armour of the trilogy — a distinct lack of boobplate.

[x] Gates McFadden on the role of women in Star Trek (1993)

orphicallure:

More Wondy

Costume by myself

Photos by Big Guy Slim

l5rart:

Florian Stitz - Hiruma Maiko on Flickr.
oldschoolfrp:

Queen Hildeburh challenges a Valkyrie to combat.  (Lora Louise Freeland, from “Valkyrie Settlement” by Susan Shwartz, story inspired by a character referenced in Beowulf, Dragon magazine No. 85, May 1984.) 

oldschoolfrp:

Queen Hildeburh challenges a Valkyrie to combat.  (Lora Louise Freeland, from “Valkyrie Settlement” by Susan Shwartz, story inspired by a character referenced in Beowulf, Dragon magazine No. 85, May 1984.) 

Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”

The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

(via theodoradove)

internethanley:

Playing a fighter in dnd, is alot more fun…. Now in 5th edition…

internethanley:

Playing a fighter in dnd, is alot more fun…. Now in 5th edition…