15 4 / 2014

14 4 / 2014

old-school-shit:

gogul-mun:

slimmcharles:

makhaillamorris:

This man…

Translation: Don’t waste your time and energy on the wrong light.

*sigh*

wake up call

(Source: gambxno, via rigalos)

09 4 / 2014

matiasberg:

Arya & the Hound  -by Matias Bergara 2014PRINTS AVAILABLE HERE

matiasberg:

Arya & the Hound  -by Matias Bergara 2014
PRINTS AVAILABLE HERE

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09 4 / 2014

rispostesenzadomanda:

zenigata:

2chan.net [ExRare]

the button must be pushed (see also)

rispostesenzadomanda:

zenigata:

2chan.net [ExRare]

the button must be pushed (see also)

(via rigalos)

09 4 / 2014

bakerstreetbabes:

freshlense:

Granada ♦ Warner Bros ♦ BBC

This is great!

09 4 / 2014

helenaisis:

I got a real photoshoot for my Tiana cosplay!

The photog was real nice and thanks to ifharleyquinnhadablog for let use him for the shoot.

I’m not real thrilled about my posing, through. Next time, I guess….

(via blackgirlnerds)

09 4 / 2014

Nicholas Angel & Danny Butterman [1/8]
"You’re off the fucking chain!"

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08 4 / 2014

brigidkeely:

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

castleintheairwaves:

This is a great article that does a good job of explaining exactly why arguments excusing ”sexy armor” are invalid and altogether ridiculous.

This awesome article not only thoroughly explains why there’s no way to logically justify sexualization of female characters in video games, but also highlights the struggles that women in the industry go through:

The thing is, in this industry, you don’t want to be “that girl.” The world has communicated very thoroughly, with Anita Sarkeesian’s death threats, with so many comments on Kotaku, and with comments in the hallways of the workplace and the podiums of conventions, that being “that girl” is bad. Real bad. Potentially end of career bad.

But it’s not just dangerous for potential ramifications on career trajectory. There’s also a social component of how “that girl” is insufferable, annoying, and should be punishable by shaming. 

Many female game designers, anonymously and publicly alike, confess how they have to deal with sexist standards of the industry, just so they can keep their jobs. It’s a legit problem that men, especially the ones chanting “sex sells!” or “it’s intended for male gamers!” are either blisfully unaware of or willfully ignore (my bets are on the latter option, though).

Please guys, read the whole thing.

~Ozzie

People are often quick to dismiss arguments against the conventional wisdom that “sex sells” as “politically correct” idealism.  But one of the most compelling argument against the slogan comes from the other side of the political spectrum.

David Ogilvy was one of, if not The great iconic Ad Men of the 1960’s.  Unsurprisingly he was deeply invested in the idea of gender roles and claimed “I am less offended by obscenity than by tasteless typography, banal photographs, clumsy copy, and cheap jingles”.  He also (literally) wrote the book on how to create effective advertising and measure the effectiveness of your advertising. 

He was, amazingly, admantly against introducing sex to sell any product that wasn’t inherently sexual in itself for one simple reason:

All his research and experience in advertising told him it would not work.

What did Ogilvy very sincerely believed was the first step in creating effective advertising an massive sales? To create a high quality product.

That way all that was required was to sincerely show the customers why it was a great product and the rest would take care of itself.

So when developers distort their products (comics, books, movies, video games, etc) by cramming sexualised imagery into them with the mentality of “sex sells” so “more sex will sell even more” they are actually sabotaging their product’s reception, reputation, sales and it’s marketing campaigns.

At least according to an old white man from the 1960s who always assumed women should be house wives… and also happened to be one of the greatest thinkers in advertising.

-wincenworks

The article is fantastic (do check it out!) as is the above comment.

(via voxapocrypha)

08 4 / 2014

lesueurpeas:

i guess this falls under racebending…idk anything about LOZ i just wanted to draw egyptian queen zelda tbh

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07 4 / 2014

shan-is-a-fan:

Have you all heard about this AWESOME manwha Westwood Vibrato?

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It’s about a disabled West African woman living in Capetown, South Africa who repairs musical instruments. It’s a slice of life seinen manwha, created by Yoon In Wan, and Kim Sun Hee. Each chapter is about a customer…