“Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.”
― Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking
We all knew her best from her role in Star Wars as
Princess General Leia Organa Solo. For a lot of geeks, she was their first geek crush, and her absence is being felt throughout the nerd galaxy.
Carrie Fisher died earlier today sadly. She drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra. What a way to go Carrie.
I swear that I’m not purposely trying to get BuzzFeed a bunch of ad revenue, as they do not need the help, but they have literally done a bunch of videos about bras.
So there you go. Bras. Happy feminist Friday everyone!
Jim Sterling of Jimquisition did a great video on Monday about Watchdogs 2 having an NPC character that was completely anatomical down stairs. The video comes off as mostly tasteful, and do address the problem that male genitals=hilarious and okay for an ‘M’ rating, but female genitals=taboo.
Ah, October. With Halloween at the end of the month, I figured I would do my part in showcasing some interesting costumes to dress up as this year. With a new season of Supergirl starting next week, let’s start with… wait. Why is Supergirl’s “S” backwards? How do you manage that? Her own solo images also show it as backwards?! On the Party City page for the costume, it at least shows that the “S” is correct on the costume it self… except… wait… gold trim? Huh. Not bad… but I totally missed that detail when zoomed out. She still has boots for a stripper though, and she has more cleavage than I particularly care for with someone using the ‘Girl’ name, but then again I’m a fan of Spider-Girl’s outfit that covers the entire body. At least they didn’t go with the croptop version of this outfit, considering that this is billed as a couple’s costume… which has me rolling my eyes at it’s potential for incest jokes.
Party City has an entire page devoted to Kara Zor El for women, not girls. All of that is weird, considering that there are some pretty accurate versions of the character under the girls section, what is even more surprising it that the accessory kit to the right is not under the women’s section. So I guess that must mean that it’s marketed to… teenage girls who need to know that all you need for a Supergirl costume is boobs and a cape so this kit has you covered? I dunno.
The worst offender for adult versions of the character is the “Adult Anime Supergirl Costume – Superman” Which there is so much wrong with that statement. So this is Supergirl’s costume from when she is an adult on some hit Japanese cartoon, but on Superman who is doing drag? Okay. I totally buy it… I mean, not literally, I’m not buying anything.
Sadly none of Party City’s costumes focus on the TV version of Supergirl, which is unfortunate. Like I said above, the children’s selections of costumes for Supergirl are a lot closer to the character for the most part, while some are well… closer to being Kamala Khan Ms. Marvel more so then Kara Danvers Supergirl. Still a cute costume for kids though!
I might take another look at Supergirl sometime closer to Halloween. BTW: Why is there no Power Girl or Super Woman costumes on Party City’s website? Isn’t that weird?
I watched my feminist waifu Anita Sarkeesian’s latest Tropes vs. Women video on the lack of different female body types in games, and I honestly agree with her. We need a larger diversity of playable female characters. Sexy women with killer curves are fun, but you know what’s more fun? Beatting the holy hell out of someone with a character that others want to make fun of but can’t. In short, we need Pam from FXX’s Archer. The woman is an unstoppable tank, especially when she’s addicted to cocaine. Shocking Bum fights anyone? She really is a bad ass and despite working in HR, she is probably one of the better fighters that the now defunct ISIS* has.
Or how about Miss Skullnick from Star vs. The Forces of Evil? She would fit right in with either Mortal Kombat or Guilty Gear!
Anyways, Happy Feminist Friday everyone! For Anita Sarkeesian’s video, please go here:
*Isis was the original name of the spy agency BEFORE there was a terrorist organization.
Months ago, I discovered a framed set of 6 prints form paintings from Harrison Fisher at a Good Will. It was titled “The Greatest Moments of a Girl’s Life”.
Let’s take a look at some of these paintings, shall we?
WHO WOULD WANT THIS?! WHO WOULD WANT TO RECEIVE THIS?! WAS THIS A WEDDING GIFT!?
Needless to say, I can see why it was given away to the Good Will.
I get a type of sick satisfaction from The Yellow Mighty Morphin Power Rangers that a lot of people wont understand. Let me explain, The original Japanese team only had one female character, The Pink Ranger. Yellow one was the male character Boi. Yes, they gender bent a
boy character named Boi! It’s hilarious, right?
I love the fact that this stylized toy version from the movie is very much a woman. It should be noted that Trini, the original Yellow Power Ranger, was swapped out for Aiesha by the time the first MMPR movie had come out, and that the toy to the left is from that.
I just love this geeky fact. I’m sorry! I was going through some pictures on my phone and I just had to share!