Dylan Moran on adulthood
Can I opt out? Because I’m trying really hard to opt out.
If you’re interested in color theory, or you like beautifully-designed little games, or you just feel like being bad at something today (OH MY GOD SLOW DOWN TOO MANY COLORS), try this.
I mostly got perfect, some very good, a couple good so I was definitely not bad at this at all. I did best with the colours in my hair because I am used to finding those in similar contexts (photoshop, hair colour for characters in games, etc.)
A lot of men (and probably other genders, but mostly men) like to creepily hit on people (usually women) in contexts in which it’s not ok to hit on people. (Eg: on the subway).
Girls start experiencing this before they’re considered old enough for sex ed.
You do not owe anyone ‘politeness’ just because you are female. If someone is getting in your space & demanding your attention against your will consider shutting them down not so much as being ‘rude’ as self defense. Being called a ‘bitch’ isn’t really a bad thing either, it just means you are willing & able to take care of your personal & mental space when you need to, — it’s their way of punishing you for their failure to control you. You don’t owe anyone your time or attention, it’s not theirs to demand. It’s yours to give or not, as you see fit.
Designer Drills Holes into Quarters, Turns Them into Rings
Designer Nicholas Heckaman of The Ring Tree meticulously handcrafts detailed rings out of US coins. The Gainesville, Florida-based designer first discovered his skill when he was looking for the perfect ring to propose to his girlfriend with. He managed to create a special engagement ring out of a silver coin with a hammer and “a lot of patience.”
my sister did this at school because the workshop teacher is cool as tits
I’ve got a whole bag of int’l currency begging for this.
Well, now I know what to do with my Italian lira from 1985.
Dude needs to deface some US currency for me, stat.
I am pretty sure I should do this, if just to improve my metalwork skills. Also I have a a huge bag of coins somewhere, and I’d LOVE to have a ring made from an Hungarian coin from my first trip with my dad, I’d practice on quarters first though.
Everyone points out that Robert Downey Jr basically IS Tony Stark, but the same can be said for Mark Ruffalo who basically IS Bruce Banner.
It’s pretty obvious-
IS Bruce Banner.
As a special present for Bikini Armor Battle Damage first anniversary, I present to you: Female Armor BINGO!
Feel free to use as a reference to quantify how ridiculous any female armor is.
edit: Updated the link into downloadable PDF!
Breakdown of all the squares under the cut.
This is pretty amusing. The most concise collection of tropes and cliches used in female character design that I’ve seen yet.
But it also got me thinking. Tropes and cliches are like knives: if you’re naive you’ll only hurt yourself and others, avoid them entirely and you’ll be safe but limited, OR learn how and when to use them to your advantage. Ignorance and prohibition are two paths to ruin.
Looking at this chart, I honestly think there’s a good chance that throughout my career I’ll use most of these (and many more that aren’t represented here). In fact, just reading through the list gave me a few design ideas. Of course if I’m doing my job right it should ALWAYS be in service of the story and character (not at their expense).
This issue raises a small red flag for me. As an artist, the one thing I dare not do is declare: I shan’t use this or that design element as long as I live, so help me God!
How tone-deaf do you have to be to come across this expression of anger and frustration over the systematic, widespread objectification of women in fantasy stories and open your mouth only to say “Wow, those are some awesome design ideas.”
It must be nice to not have any stake in this; to not have it impact you one way or the other when some male concept artist says “ignorance and prohibition are two paths to ruin” about underboob and armor nipple pasties. But it impacts me. You have female fans, Matt, fans who are tired of the men in charge of the depiction of women in our media claiming that it’s “in service of the story” to implement boob windows and metal bikinis and other ridiculous sexualizations of female characters. And when you express attitudes like this, especially as a response to someone else’s frustration about sexism and objectification, it reminds me of my place as an outsider, both in the fantasy genre and in video games. It reminds me that this is a boys’ club in which I am still not welcome.
I have loved your work for a long time, Matt. But this post of yours really, really upset and disappointed me.
Wow, and this is coming from the LEAD CONCEPT ARTIST for Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Well, I am now awaiting its release so I can be insulted yet again, this time with the knowledge that the lead concept artist saw a graphic CLEARLY showing anger and disappointment with designs… and said, “These are some great ideas, I’m gonna use some of them! I don’t wanna be limited!”
Thank you, Matt. Thank you very much. This post of yours is disgusting, and your edited response to it is awful as well. As a man, you do NOT get to decide who “takes back” or reclaims what aspects of SEXIST ARMOUR DESIGN. If women say it’s harmful, it’s your job to sit back and say, “I understand. If these are harmful design ideas, I will strive to avoid these clichés in my work, not only because they’re overdone but also because my female fans have expressed themselves and I am going to listen to them because they experience this sexism on a personal level that I do not.”
But saying “we will never draw these specific things again” basically just gives the sexist mentality more power.
Just stop. You are not a part of the oppressed people in this situation. You don’t get to decide these things. And you clearly have no idea HOW sexism works, either.
Have you ever SEEN how extremely excited women get when there is a female character who has REAL armour that is practical and could actually be used in real-life applications and be JUST as protective as a man’s armour? If you’re a concept artist and you can’t create memorable and respectful and dynamic armour without falling into these gag-worthy sexist armour tropes, then you’re not doing your job right and you ARE doing a disservice to female fans everywhere.
…and now that I’ve just seen the post and comments responsible, and know who the source actually is on this thing, I’m going to be headdesking the rest of the afternoon. Thanks for making me, one of the longstanding fans of the series, really start questioning if I should even bother with the new game or not. Or at least, purchase it used, so I can make sure you’re not getting a dime of my money, given both your attitudes towards art and design.
To update, Matt Rhodes, the guy up there responsible for the bad comments, did indeed put out a full apology for the commentary on this. Which I’m very glad to see happen.
Hope for change, rising.
I WAS SO HOPING THAT WAS THE REACTION GIF AND IT WAS, PERFECT
I am beginning to understand the reasoning behind the game ‘Shatner.’
I will always reblog Shatner overacting.
Found it deep in the Reddits, don’t know the source.
I had thought of the second one years ago. Glad to see I am not alone.
“The woman in labor has no name. She must have had one at some point, but as bad luck would have it, she was hit and killed by a carriage as she walked in front of the San Carlos Royal College of Surgery, back in 18th-century Madrid.
Nobody claimed the body, whose round belly contained a child about to be born. It was quite a windfall for the surgeons in training at the school, which was always short of corpses on which to learn anatomy.
The body handlers proceeded according to customs of the era: mud was applied and a mold created; this mold was filled with wax, and today it remains the most striking sculpture of those at the Complutense University School of Medicine. She is a Pietá lying back against a chair with her belly sliced open like a pomegranate and the fetus exposed, its little head pointing down. She is a life-like, life-size wax statue.”
When winter comes and the night is long
Mischief rides on a raven’s wings.
When all is silent and something’s wrong
He has come to do wicked things.
Art is mine: Please do not re-post; reblogs are appreciated. Please do not use this image without my permission.
so basically leopard seals ARE cats??
Addams Family - The Mamushka!
This will get me on the dancefloor. I don’t care that many SERIOUS GAWFS think it’s silly.
It’s the dance of the Addams Family. And I am an Addams.
The StuntHusband is absolutely right: if the Mamushka is played, he and I must dance. It’s a family tradition.