I commissioned myself a woman

senshi_by_cluedog-dbr2219Commissions are weird. They can take months and months to do, and sometimes when you do receive one from an artist, you can have some very mixed feelings on it. Yesterday morning, I received this piece from an artist.

This picture is supposed to be of myself as a girl. The only instructions I gave were:

‘I like to wear a hoodie, and the pictures I typically have of myself rule 63’ed usually have it, but it’s not necessary. Also, I like to have my glasses in them.’

I also gave the artist 3 pictures of myself to work with as well:
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They went with the middle pic, and I guess since I’m just not used to seeing myself sans glasses with that hair style, it made me think that the picture was a bit off. For comparison, here are a couple of pics that other people have done of a rule 63 version of myself in the past, for comparison of other people’s original take:

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ClueDog’s art of me is an interesting take, and I suppose one reason she chose no hoodie is because she likes to draw attractive women, and the hoodie would look frumpy? Also, she does draw things a bit more etchy… maybe too etchy at times, as the up skirt did give a few surprises. O_o Not bad for $10.

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Dragonzord in Beauty Mode!

In Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, also refereed to as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, there was 5 male characters and only one female character, and she wore pink and a skirt. Now, the American version made the yellow ranger less of a Boi and more of a Trini, but the ratio was still far from even, 4:2.

In a recent video from BuzzFeed where they let people try on Power Ranger suits, they had a woman play The Green Ranger, and that was pretty cool.

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But maybe that is too tasteful? Without a skirt, how are they supposed to know that she is a FEMALE Green Ranger?

green_ranger_cosplay_01Cosplayer Sonni Aralynn solved this problem! Now, her take looks less baggy than the actual fit/fabric from the tv show.

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Also, I don’t know if she has the white diamonds on her green… dress? Tunic? What do you call the top portion of The Pink Ranger’s outfit? It is two major pieces instead of one, right? Gah… I thought I knew what these costumes were when I watched them so long ago! Anyways, better fit, stretchier fabric? The costume looks very good… but maybe too tasteful and not rule 63 anime waifu kawaii desu, right?

Well, deviant artist Kaskachan has you covered on that front! Unfortunately… all of the other originals get involved as well. So… Jason is Sailor Mars? Nifty!

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But what about Tommy’s Dragonzord? Well… I was not able to find any fanart I had to go far down the rabbit hole but I did find something!

Goku-Senpai (NSFW gallery), also a deviant artist, did the following art work of not just Dragonzord, but her in battle mode as well!dragonzord_tans_by_goku_senpai-d7qejsx

I was terrified that I was going to have to be the one who commissioned this after my original inability to find her. The trick was searching for ‘female Dragonzord’ and not things like  rule 63.

AND WHY did I bring you these Mighty Gender Bent Rangers and their Zords? Because it’s Sunday, and everything around me is closed. Useless days sometimes end up with some pretty wild searches, huh?

Lady Boi

IMG_20160120_174828477I 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!

TG vs TS

I try to post things on Fridays that are about women in some sort of way, or rather… I have been failing to do that for the most part. I decided to post this video I discovered today that detailed the differences between the terms Transgender vs. Transexual. I think it is informative/interesting.

Autumn Asphodel – Difference Between Transgender & Transsexual

Gender, in general, is a hot button topic, and things are well… confusing. Below is a chart that I found off of pinterest, so sadly I do not know who originally created it, that shows… I’m going to go with almost all of the differences in umm… gender? I guess?

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Like I said, life is confusing.

Herb

Prince_herbImagine a character who visually looks like he comes from Inuyasha, is a prince with cooler armor than Dragon Ball Z’s Vegita, and uh… well, has the same exact curse as Ranma, and you have the bad ass character Herb.

Herb, is only in the Ranma 1/2’s manga, which is a real shame. Herb is, however, he is in the better SNES Ranma fighting game, Ranma 1/2: Chougi Ranbu Hen as you can see in the video below:

herbwomanHerb is very unknown due to not being in the anime. This sucks, as s/he is the most awesome of them all, what with literally being the descendant from dragons! Herb and Herb’s two followers force Ranma and her friends on a journey to China to find an item that will unlock Ranma’s male side again after Herb uses a magical ladle that locks Ranma’s form into his transformed state. See?!

All of this is amazing! Why did they skip over Herb in the OVA’s and movies?!

Below are possibly the only two pictures of cosplay of this character, and they date back to 2003!


2003 was 13 years ago. Thanks Oshidori from the year 2003 for being awesome!

For more information on this underated character, check out their wiki here: http://ranma.wikia.com/wiki/Herb

Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme?

After checking my top videos on youtube by popularity, I remembered that Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme – Yael Alpha Build was my most popular of all of the Let’s Plays that I’ve ever done, so… I decided to take another look at it, this time the final version, and the character Bri.

I asked my old buddy old pal Lachlan if it was okay to do another Let’s Play of it, and his response was pretty funny. He said yes, but was surprised because the game is old now!

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Promotional art made by web comic artist: Kitty Hawk

Old? The game was only just finished on November 17th, according to it’s artist, David Kerr’s Deviant Art, whose art can be found here:  http://dkdevil.deviantart.com/

*sigh* Oh well, I suppose that’s how it is with games that have early access. Maybe I should jump on Max’ Big Bust? By that… I mean of course Lachlan’s next game… and not this sexy woman’s bosom.

If my new videos from Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme go over well, I will buy Max’s Bust, and if I can find a path that isn’t too sexual… maybe I will make a video. I feel weird about sexual content on my youtube channel.