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#41 Krankykoala

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:33 PM

Yeah, that was just the show. How far are you in the comics? i wouldnt want to post any spoilers, im at i believe comic 92.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me-- and there was no one left to speak for me.


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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:39 PM

I'm fully up-to-date. Just read #100 this month, and, all I'll say about that is holy shit. <,<

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:51 AM

I'm waiting for the compendium to come out in October, but I've been reading the last volume in the bookstore....cray cray.
Michonne is really awesome, and from the trailers it looks like they aren't fucking with her character.
I'm not a fan of the show version of Andrea. Compared to the comic version she's kind of pathetic? (strong word?).

I can never play favorites in anything (I don't have a favorite movie, show, music style, band etc) but I really LIKE, Deb Morgan from Dexter, Zoe from Firefly, Arya from Song of Ice and Fire.....etc.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:56 AM

Arya is pretty damn great. Oh, so is Clementine from the Walking Dead Game. And that woman you can choose to save in episode 2, I can't remember her name though.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:34 PM

Going to be totally shameless and write a random post to keep this thread at the top........

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

CATWOMAN. Holy cow. Probably said to death but Anne Hathaway is phenomenal in The Dark Knight Rises. I love how she disguises herself as this timid, weak thing and in the next moment will have you cornered with a gun to your head.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:09 PM

I thought they weren't supposed to be sexed up women? Batgirl is like a sex symbol for nerds, as far as I'm aware any way, I never got into Batman.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:13 PM

Keeping one out due to it being a sex symbol is silly. You want to tell me there are not male sex symbols? All is fair in this I believe.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me-- and there was no one left to speak for me.


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:32 PM

Of course there are male sex symbols. You're talking to one right now.

Pahaha. How contradictory to my previous posts in another thread.

I forgot what my point was...

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:20 PM

I think Catwoman is important because as much as she is a sex symbol, she's pretty bad ass.
My goal is not to try and cover up all cleavage or make women feel mediocre. I think all women are sexy in all sorts of ways, not just by showing off their tits.
Everyone wants to be sexy and see "sexy" people, but they shouldn't be defined by it.........enough ranting for today...

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:03 PM

Shameless posting to improve the standing of this thread part 2.........

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:47 AM

I think, if you're going to keep bumping something, you need to provide a focal point to bring people back. A la, a new topic.

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#53 mightydamsels

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:22 AM

Yeah, I was going to post something but I got lazy. I will come up with a fancy new thread COMING SOON

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:32 AM

I await eagerly, pockets laden with feminist jokes.

Just kidding! :D

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

Don't make me whip my burned bra at you......

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:20 PM

Oh my, how positively seedy.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:05 PM

And so Affray used his powers of ressurection to bring this thing back to life.

Found this while stumbling and felt it should be shared.

It also fits here.

 

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:15 AM

Very interesting read. I always thought some things try too hard with cool female characters. I think the anime version of Witchblade had a good, if not awkwardly subverted, balance of this. Anime in general is filled with busty ladies who often have certain gender specific roles assigned to them that can be broken down by general attributes, breast size, and basic physical attributes. Lead protagonist, often b-d cup, long hair. Strong support, a-c cup, short hair, tight frame. Smarty pants, a-b cup, glasses are a must, hair's usually long and twin-tailed.

 

I'm getting around to Witchblade. It had an almost exclusive female crew. All of them, aside from the child and pettanekko with childish complex, sported unearthly DD's you only find in hentai. Protagonist was an idiot who fought and drank; one part Goku, one part Misato. The majority of her enemies were women with super powers, the most common kind if you get my meaning. Blades and monsters and sex and all of it looked like it was written by a twelve year old boy who'd watched too much Dragon Ball Z and decided to sub busty chicks.

 

But it's not. Misane (Had to look it up, she's MC) is a loving mother who hates fighting and is probably a virgin, not the hyper sexual demon she is in fighting mode. She's a normal woman thrust into a weird ass situation. It's full of fanservice, but there's a lot more beneath the surface. There has to be a balance of kick-ass heroin and normal, believable character. Which is why I will forever say Betty White should have been Batman. Not Adam West version when she was young, but about 1999 when Arnold was Freeze and she was the silver-haired sexpot we know from Golden Girls.

 

TL;DR Big tit anime woman is good woman written for. Betty White as Batman. 


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:01 PM

That's the thing, you say it's a few extremists, but then I don't actually know any moderates. Haha, well I certainly hope I'm just unlucky.

As before, good luck! I do hope you hang about the forums nevertheless, it's a great community! =)

 

 

This ^

i dont think i have ever met a woman who would label themselves a feminist that wasnt a cold blooded harpy that seemed to believe all men's genitalia belonged on a sharp stick over a hot flame.

No offense intended as you dont appear to be that way, just saying a "moderate" feminist is something i have never previously encountered

Have to agree with these two, most of the women I've been unlucky to meet are vehemently against men, and more interested in womans supremacy than they are equality.

I've yet to meet a single woman who wants equal treatment for all people, who associates with the feminist movement because of large population of extremists.


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:31 PM

How do you guys feel about Sailormoon in all this? I grew up rather rabidly obsessed, and kind-of learned everything I ever needed to know therein. To this day, Usagi gives me more hope than anyone else I've ever seen. (Except maybe V, I haven't fought that mental battle yet.)

 

Mamoru is kind-of a stereotype in that he's a rather non-affectionate Japanese man, and the Soldiers are all unreasonably pretty, but that last bit is just par for the course. And when you add the Starlights...

 

It's just so diverse. That's what I love about it. I think that's why it works so well plot-wise. Not The Hero? You don't have to be. Just do your best and kick ass when it calls for it. And pure love, baby.


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