Funny how this image is over 5 months old and has had a recent resurgence. It must have been brought to my attention by at least four or five people this week! This illustration came out just before I started Less Tits n’ Ass, and actually was one of its inspirations. I was planning on fixing an illustration in such a way to pose the men as hypersexualised and the women in battle mode when I found this image which pretty much made my point for me. This is also how I decided to really focus on the women in my critiques, because the general male reaction to this illustration and others of the kind was how this failed because men don’t act that way and the drawing’s not as polished and and. You know, the general complaints of comparing apples to oranges.
I personally find this illustration brilliant, especially for how increasingly over the top the men become lower in the picture, and for the WTF look on Black Widow’s face. I do get the point that if this were targeted towards straight women the way the original was targeted towards straight men, the male supers should have looked like Harlequin Romance coverboys, but this just goes to show how pervasive the buttshots are in comics. It’s like they’re a requirement.
Anyways, onto other news.
You know how we often look at the weird costumes and wonder how the heck they stay on? My husband was reading some news stuff on his computer the other day and found something rather disturbing. To me, at least, as I despise thongs with a passion as I find them incredibly uncomfortable, the idea of wearing this… abomination to feminity just repulsed me. And then I decided I needed to share this gem with you, dear readers.
Behold: The C-string.
I have no words. It’s like wearing an earmuff up your buttcrack. I guess it might make some particularly shameless cosplayers happy, though…
Anyways. I hurt my hand a few days ago so drawing for longer than an hour at a time is a bit painful, but I’ve got a stack of comics to go through so I hope to have some new redraws to show soon. Just wanted to share the above with you.
Enjoy… or something!
Whoa whoa whoa. Disturbing? Abomination to femininity? Dang, this is dripping with judgement in just a couple of paragraphs. I just lost a bunch of respect for you and this blog. There are plenty of uses for a c-string. In cosplay, I know Slave Leias who wear it, for instance. And what about dancers or strippers who may not want to take it all off?
I’m really surprised at the offhandedly disgusted way you’re talking about a perfectly useful article of clothing. There is nothing wrong with showing skin, and you’ve sure alienenated this “shameless cosplayer.” Unfollowed.