SoulCalibur has sexy ladies?

Ivy Soulcal6Kotaku’s Cecilia D’Anastasio interviewed the creators of SoulCalibur 6, and had the very important question: Why dem titties? Their response? We like titties. Titties sell. We HAVE to make money with this game. I mean… we didn’t mean to make them that hot?

Seriously though… in a world where we are getting stories like how Dead or Alive is toning down the sex appeal to make their games be known for being cool instead, I get where Cecilia D’Anastasio is coming from. Besides… these costumes are impractical for the world and genre that they reside in… as proven by Rooster Teeth in 2010.

When I watch a fighting game youtuber live react to SoulCalibur reveals, they have one thing on their mind… Will they nerf Ivy’s outfit? Will they tone down her body? The breast physics? Will they have Nightmare and Siegfried? Okay… there are other questions as well… but Ivy was the top one that I kept seeing.

Remember one of the largest fears that male gamers had during the whole #GamerGate kerfuffle? The supposed SJW’s are commin fer my sexy lady games! Well, some people behind the scenes argued that Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 wouldn’t come out to North America do to views on how women are depicted in video games. When Wii U’s Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water came to the west, they replaced swimsuits with Samus’s Zero Suit from Metroid instead, and people cried censorship.

Keeping Ivy the same prevents those geeks from raging and boycotting the game. You don’t want those people feeling justified in their fears that liberal politically correct people took their anime video game boobies from them… unless you know, that is what you are trying to do.

Here’s what I have to say. I want my games to be as close to the original version as possible… unless you are legitimately adding in something instead of taking something out other than bugs. If the choices are: Leave the game the same, Don’t bring it to the west, or modify out whatever was obscene…. most of the time, I’m picking Leave the game the same.

UNLESS, of course, the game can not come out without changes. For example… and this is an extreme one in a different genre, the book IT has the kids beat IT by no longer being kids with a sex scene, or something. The movie, changed a bit, and lost that.

Ivy militarySo if SoulCalibur receives an AO rating, for example, because of Ivy’s outfit and breast physics? Change Ivy. It sucks, but at least we got the game. Mai Shiranui’s outfit being censored in the western SNES version of Fatal Fury where her boobs also do not bounce at all? Wow that was terrible. Please, do not do that to Ivy.

I feel like the answer for future SoulCalibur games is to just have more conservative costumes as well as introduce diverse characters who are dressed more… ready for a sword fight.

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How is Steve Trevor back???

Wonder Woman 1984 pictures have been coming out, and Steve Trevor has been seen standing next to Princess Diana… and people are just wondering how and why?

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Greek Mythology is my head canon. We have seen in shows such as Hercules and Xena where the hero goes to Tarturus and sees their fallen beloved… well… Wonder Woman is in that universe as well. Steve Trevor did die because of The God of War‘s shenanigans…

I think it would be romantic as hell for Princess Diana of Themyscira to go to Hell and back for her fallen comrad. Or hey… maybe Steve was granted a 24-hour pass… who knows.

Evelyn, my muse

A commission from Kittyhawk that is not a Mohawk-ed mermaid? WHA?! Who is Evelyn?!
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Evelyn is me? Sort of? Evelyn is my favorite name for a woman, and thus any time I need a gender bent version of myself, that’s the name I give her in my head because I really wouldn’t want the name Shawna, and Seana or Seanna… I don’t think are correct… grammatically? I could be wrong on that though?

Kittyhawk, from the webcomic SGVY.com, once again drew this piece for me. The hair style was mostly her decision, but I wanted my glasses and my favorite hoodie in there, but she added a dress that I thought looked like Marilyn Monroe’s, as well as pink high heels.

senshi_by_cluedog-dbr2219I always thought of Evelyn as a tom-boy-ish incarnation… but when people feminize me, they tend to commit to the new sex/gender, as my previous commission from Cluedog was also wearing some definitely female clothes.

For people who somehow have never seen Kittyhawk’s previous commission, there they are below. Expect one more mermaid-flounder to appear soon-ish?

Happy Birthday Cluedog!

Today is artist Cluedog’s birthday! I had previously commissioned her to do a gender bent illustration of myself, mermaid incarnation of her, 3 images of my OC Mermaid Flounder, as well as an image of Elisa Maza as a gargoyle, which can be found below.

I previously interviewed her here, showcased some of her NSFW mermaid art, and I just over all love her illustrations… I mean, just look at some of these!

Make sure to visit her Deviantart here: https://cluedog.deviantart.com/gallery/

Behold Ariel and Flounder

The colors of love? Red vs. Blue: Make love not war? What should be the title for this one?

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This one is based off of a scene NOT in the movie, that I was mandala effected into believing was from the movie or at least the show. What’s funny is… this image below is not the full image!ariel and flounder

The original is this scene where Sebastion is being the best wingman ever for Flounder… and doing like… some underwater mistletoe so his best friend has to smooch him? The original scene is actually a little less tame than the one done by Kittyhawk, I think, except for the fact that they are both adults.

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The colored versions of my Flounder and Ariel can be found over on Kittyhawk’s sketchbook here: http://montrose.is/sketching/201804202303.html

Happy Mer-Monday err… Feminine Friday!

The Fallout of Channel Awesome took a depressing turn

JewwarioWhen JewWario, Justin Carmical, passed away, many people were heartbroken. This former Channel Awesome producer’s legacy lived on through friends and fans alike, such my friend MarzGurl who helped make the movie Farewell Famikamen Rider as well as youtuber KeithShizuo who really got his youtube channel into gear after JewWario had passed.

One of my personal upsets was never really watching any of Channel Awesome’s stuff, as I thought that I would have really liked Jew Wario’s stuff, as he shared an interest that I had… loving import video games from Nintendo consoles.

For a short while I tried dedicating myself to spreading the idea that therapy was a good thing for people to get, and I made a video called ‘Shrinking with Sean.’ *sigh* and I stand by the fact that if you are depressed, you should get help. But here’s the messed up part. Jew Wario was NOT the person his fans and even his friends knew him to be.

Allegedly… JewWario was, apparently, a groomer. He was a trusted older person, and he groomed young women who were both legal and under age. This fucking sucks.

Dragon Ball Z SNES gamesI wanted to make videos like Justin Carmical about retro Japanese only games. I was also inspired by my former neighbor Marzgurl who made convention videos. I made some title cards back in the day, mostly unfinished, for a series of videos I wanted to do called The Gaijin Chronicles. I never got around to it, and I thought they would be compaired to Justin’s, who I’ve never really seen outside of some compilation stuff after he passed. This really sucks finding out that he was a pervert who did things to young people.

When I was a child, I was… I guess the term is… sexually molested? By a neighbor’s son. I told my parents, they talked to the kids parents and that should have been the end of it, but it happened again because my parents, I guess did not want it to come out.

The idea that this trusted person, this JewWario, sexually molested women in their sleep, groomed a young woman who was an adult but mentally more like a 16 year old and even worse things…

The more I dig the more sad I get, and the more I want to cry. I hope he did nothing to anyone under age, as someone who had something bad happened to them at a young age.

Was he a monster? *sigh* He was a man. Man is flawed. We never know what anyone is capable of, and let that be the message that is learned from all of this. Also, that if you see something, say something.

Now let’s all go cry.

My Favorite Martian

Marzgurl, formerly a producer from Channel Awesome, was fan-art-ed last night/today by myself. See?
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Currently, Channel Awesome is seeing some… um…. controversy? Formerly internal, external strife? Things were run poorly, people were mistreated, and accounts were reported from people inside. Channel Awesome responded with a #SorryNotSorry non-apology. I believe this covers most of it in a way that really does it a disservice while being slightly informative. So wait, haven’t I drawn this producer, Kaylyn Saucedo before?

Old doodle, web-comic, TGWTG original version, acrylic painting of her high school avatar vs. her roommate, a rule 63 of the group from our Japan trip, and a drawing of Marz from 2009 done in watercolor pencils.

poisonmushroom_Kamikazecon2005_Marzgurlvideoprt3So yeah… this is where I admit that I’m not that big of a fan of her videos? We met at anime conventions in Texas when I first cosplayed as The Poison Mushroom from Super Mario Bros. 2, when she was an independent anime convention videographer.

Honestly, I loved her convention videos. For what they were, for when they were filmed, and what else was out there, they were awesome.

Today we have entire panels, cosplay contests, slow motion videos of cosplay, etc. all uploaded on YouTube. Back then, this idea was rare because… well… there was no YouTube, for starters!

Now-a-days, Marzgurl does some request reviews from people who donate to her on her Patreon, a podcast called Behind The Black Rims, playing games on Twitch, and several other writing and video projects.  She currently lives with her husband on the west coast, and I think that you should definitely check out her videos.

This pot sort of ended up being like a mini bio than me just showing off my fan-art of her for… I guess the feminine Friday post I sometimes do. Huh. Watch an old video of her, myself, and my former roommate fail at eating a spicy hamburger?