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Sameface Part 2: Revenge of the gender dimorphism

turbomun:

A while ago, I wrote a long-ass article about a certain animated movie’s less-than-stellar treatment of its female character designs. It was not the first, last, or most popular post on the subject, but it did get over 19,000 notes, which is about 18,900 notes more than I…

So I actually saw Book of Life over the weekend, and this is actually pretty misleading in regards to that movie specifically. I’m sure the rest of the thing is full of good points, but as far as Book of Life goes, it’s not in the same category for two reasons:

1) The examples here show two prominent female characters, and then the “groupies”. There are at least two other, more visually distinct lady characters I can think of who get more screen time than the groupies, and others who are varied but more bg characters. (I’d name names, but they’re quasi-spoilers??)

2) The main dude, Manolo, not only looks like a palette swap of his dad, but is only a hairstyle and skin shade off from the OTHER main dude, Joaquin. The more exaggerated dudes are either bg characters or Xibalba (the villain.)

In short, the same facing is a bit more egalitarian and less prevalent than the above makes it sound like, at least for Book of Life. Not the writer’s fault, they were going off the trailer, but I’d hate to see the film see backlash like Frozen did for an extrapolation that isn’t accurate.

It’s time for another round of Character Thing Sunday! This week is brought to you by the Fantastic Toni Tafoni!

What’s she from? Another comic, someday! 

What’s her deal? Toni’s from a long line of Fantastic Tafonis, wandering magicians with more flair for the dramatic than is seemly.

What’s with the hat? The hat is passed down from Fantastic Tafoni to Fantastic Tafoni. Anything they put in there can be pulled right back out. The hat is, of course, very old, so there’s more than a few bits and bobs in there, like the odd pterodactyl and/or Laser Cannon. 

How does THAT work??? Well, a magician never reveals their secrets. ;)

(Most) everything else, ask away!

Today is a good day for octopi.

Today is a good day for octopi.

trinandtonic:

patbaer:

"The Perfect Crime" by Kris Straub

goombergert


In which Kris Straub continues his meteoric rise to the top of the “best people in the universe” list

trinandtonic:

patbaer:

"The Perfect Crime" by Kris Straub

goombergert

In which Kris Straub continues his meteoric rise to the top of the “best people in the universe” list

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darkcongregation replied to your photoset “Sorry we skipped last Character Thing Sunday, folks, but here’s a…”

What is her favourite drawing medium, and her dream one she would like to try to make move? :D

She generally just sticks with her hands! Her fingers function like chalk, and it doesn’t hurt to wear one down to a nub - she’ll just grow it back. Anything that she draws using, uh, herself as a medium is what’s capable of movement.

That said her dream medium to also make move would be oil pastels. Her existence is fairly grayscale so the colors would make her very happy.

Sorry we skipped last Character Thing Sunday, folks, but here’s a creepy little girl to make up for it. Her name is Weaver, and she’s from a short story.

She looks like Wednesday Addams. I assure you she is not.

Okay, is she a ghost? Nope. Definitely alive, in a sense.

Fine, I’ll bite. Why does she look like she walked off the set of The Shining? Weaver is entirely made of pigment - think ink and chalk. She can draw with her bare hands and make the drawings move. Her parents have kept her pent up while they look for a treatment, so she’s not the most socialized kiddo either.

Yeah, creepy. What’s she from? A short story comic I will draw someday. Maybe sooner rather than later.

You know the drill, folks! Any questions, send ‘em my way. (While I scramble to catch up on octopi.)

He’s a talented fellow.

He’s a talented fellow.

Holy wow, this last episode of Korra was SO GOOD, and I know because it almost made me cry in public.

If you know what these are, you will understand why I am so excited to eat them all, immediately. 

If you don’t, educate yourself. Results will be delicious.

If you know what these are, you will understand why I am so excited to eat them all, immediately.

If you don’t, educate yourself. Results will be delicious.