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Christopher Hart - Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy
Found this on my harddrive, I’m not sure if I downloaded the pdf as a joke or as legitimate help. But copy-pasting the same body for a woman is /not/ how you draw. I was scrolling through this with pretty good hopes that this was going to be a decent explanation of the comic medium in general and how anatomy can be pushed without falling into Esher girl territory.
Take most “Lets draw design comic characters” books with a huuuge grain of salt.
i like that basically u can see whats wrong with the way we view women just right here in “body shapes”
this is absolutely ridiculous
SEXISM IS OVER
This was submitted to me, but I’ve actually already posted this before, but it doesn’t hurt to reblog this for anybody who’s missed it. :)
Diversity. By Christopher Hart.
Ah yes the “Good happy baby-having ending wouldn’t cut it” We’ve dismissed these claims.
Why is it
when you say ‘I didn’t like the ending’
EVERYONE assumes you wanted a marriage-and-babies happy ending?
Hell no. I wanted an ending that didn’t make it feel like three entire games had been a waste of time.
Not everyone assumes that. But those who do do so because, in the wake of ME3’s release, a lot of people hit the Internet to basically say things like, “Shepard deserved better!” and “No! Shepard has to be able to marry Kaidan/Liara/Garrus/etc,” and “OMG, you essentially destroyed the universe! You can’t do that, that’s terrible!”
Basically, a lot of people decided that they didn’t like the ending because it was TOO DARK.
And then some people decided that not only did they NOT like the ending, but it was so distasteful to them, it couldn’t be true! After all, how could Bioware disappoint them so much?! Didn’t Bioware realize that they had invested, like, 60 bucks and 100 hours playing the games, and so it was personal, so that made their vision of how it should end more important than the people who wrote it!
So yeah, a lot of people make that assumption because a lot of other people who disliked and rejected the ending basically DID want a happier ending. I’m just going to throw a couple of quotes at you, here from the most organized group of ending-haters, Retake Mass Effect
At the end of ME3 you are given three choices, or rather you are forced into taking one of three terrible options….
Instead of seeing the fruition of your relationships with other characters (most notable any love interest your Shepherd may have developed) the Normandy crew is (somehow) stranded on a strange world with no hope for rescue, and the fate of Shepherd is unclear at best.
This is a horribly unfulfilling ending to what should have been the masterpiece of the trilogy….Some possible ideas include Shepherd retiring or settling down with his/her love interest, returning to work as a Council SPECTRE, or traveling the galaxy as an inter-species diplomat.
We therefore respectfully request additional endings be added to the game which provide:
A heroic ending which provides a better sense of accomplishment
It’s kind of the same reason lots of people think Christians hate gay people. Not all of them do, but the most vocal and the most organized do.
So, why not pile on?
Some rebloggers have already demonstrated that you can easily explain the kissing thing multiple ways, though I doubt an intellectual explanation will change how it FELT to the anonymous confessor, or anyone who felt the same. And that’s fine and all, after all, feelings are personal, and that’s why we don’t all love the same things (IRL or in-game.)
Still, I really understand the impulse to try to explain it. I want people to know I’m capable of seeing faults and accepting criticism of things I love, but that this particular criticism seems personal to the confessor, and is not valid as a broader criticism. That is, it’s perfectly legitimate to say “that romance felt forced and fanservicey to some people,” but it’s not perfectly legitimate to say “that romance WAS forced and fanservicey.” (Last I checked, literary analysis and criticism was sort of a majority-opinion-dominates thing.) Then again, the anonymous confessor was (hopefully) probably just sharing how they felt about it, and not trying to make a universal sort of statement.
So yeah, that’s why I initially felt the urge to explain why to me, it DIDN’T feel forced and fanservicey, and why I feel that I’m being reasonable (instead of unreasonably fanatical or overly-devoted) in interpreting the characters and the relationship that way.
And that’s also why I’m annoyed at the person who thinks that postulating reasons for why that relationship is the way it is (reasons consistent with the characters, that is, rather than simply writing it off as fanservice) is “crazy-defensive.” Way to decide that, when the majority disagrees with you, it’s proof that you’re right, and then write off that majority as mentally incompetent, alyxdesigns.
More tagging win. I’ll just put it here for you:
Damn straight, Bioware Confessions.
OMG, Bioware Confessions tags rock on this.
I am tired of this whole “is my spirit animal” thing, and am concerned it might be racist. (It is DEFINITELY an appropriation, though.)
ETA: Just gonna paste ‘em in here:
I know this is just speculation on the part of a colleague and former employee of Muzyka and Zeschuk, but, it wouldn’t surprise me if it played some part. A lot of people made such personal attacks on both Bioware as a whole and on individual people in the wake of ME3, it was pretty disgusting.
Oh anonymous confessor, don’t give up. That’s NOT unrealistic. Expecting that person to share that relationship with you and ALSO be able to head-shot a geth at 50 meters would be unrealistic, but what you ask for isn’t.
That is, while you may not get EVERYTHING you ever want in a relationship, you should be able to get everything in that list. In fact, looking at it again, you shouldn’t settle for anything less in a life-partner.
(Or were you being sardonic?)
I NEVER got the impression that he called his wife “Siha.” I kind of liked that he said that when her first saw her (his wife), she looked like the warrior goddess Arashu, and then, when he starts falling for Shepard, he calls her Siha, who was a warrior-angel of Arashu.
I thought that relationship of comparisons made it clear that Shepard was NOT a replacement for Irikah, and that no one will ever be your first love except your first love. But that doesn’t mean you can’t love, and to love someone who has some qualities of your first love in fact HONORS that first love. Know what I mean?