“when in distress, draw a dude in a dress” is what i always say
and man a lot of you have been mentioning me on this post and the first time i saw it i fell in love but before drawing yuuri in that dress i had to find something for viktor and lo and behold i found this on my dash
Don’t worry about a lack of representation for dudes in the new Ghostbusters movie guys! You have Chris Hemsworth’s character! He’s a man!
He’s a Strong Male Character, he doesn’t need a woman to make him feel complete! I mean, yeah, he seems to be wearing a lot of unnecessarily tight clothes, but that’s just because he Feels Comfortable In His Own Skin! He’s pretty bright for a dumb blonde to? That makes him super relatable! He’s not a Dude in Distress! He doesn’t need a woman to save him! He is Fiesty! He can Hold His Own against the Ladies! He’s not loud and over bearing, he’s a cool, empowering male character! There may even be some ROMANCE! You guys like romance right? He’s practically one of the girls! He’s just as strong as the women! He’s TECH SUPPORT! THAT’S ALMOST AS GOOD AS BEING A REAL GHOSTBUSTER RIGHT???
currently living for the idea that given the space and chance and the emotional freedom to do so, credence barebone—due to his poor socialization and immense unwieldy homicidal ragepower—is sometimes, inadvertently, kind of a mouthy little brat
1) Regardless of the fact that Yoko Taro is a shameless pervert and that the camera can be manipulated by the player to get naughty shots, I do like that in Nier Automata, they didn’t overtly steer the camera (much) during cutscenes to get cheap shots.
With fanservice-y dressed characters, it’s quite easy to do that, focusing on boobs and crotches (i.e. Bayonetta), but they didn’t since it doesn’t fit the grim tone. Although I’m quite aware that the outfits are already toeing the line, haha.
2) Aversions of expectations and gender roles. 2B is the sexy, badass, stoic warrior who actually has a good reason to be so. 9S is the cheerful yet dude-in-distress who’s useful. A2 is also a sexy, badass, stoic warrior.
Those were the first impressions. Turns out 2B does have emotions, and she reveals them quite suddenly when 9S is in danger, and although it’s surprising that she does that when they’ve only met, it’s actually really good because her reactions are actually hints to her true nature and to the rest of the story.
9S is a cute, happy boy, who may grate on you initially, but he’s endearing. And he’s actually a racist, who disregards machines as conscientious despite numerous evidences. And he gets rescued a lot. But he really, really gets to you, especially in his latter character development in 3rd Act.
A2 is strange, because you only get to play her in the last act (and I’m hoping Taro makes a DLC featuring more of her to get more of her character), yet she still manages to win you over. She’s tough chick who went through hardships, but still goes on because she needs to.
There are other characters, but I can’t list them all but haha, they really stick to you, from pacifist Pascal to madwoman Jackass (that name really sticks out), they all work so well because none isn’t used for simple fodder.
In other words, Taro actually wrote them like real people, with complex relationships and complex thought processes while mixing and smashing tropes and stereotypes. You can’t really put any of them in one box as their definite characteristic, and that multi-faceted approach to both men and women is one of the things that makes this game awesome.
What he means:
Cobra is one of the most well-developed people in the entire manga by a few dozen miles. He has a complete character arc and a believable shift from cocky bad guy to angry, distressed dude causing chaos to a grudgingly decent man. He's smart, funny, his powers are beyond cool, and his attitude pre-Tenrou is so fun. His attitude post-Tenrou is heartbreaking and shows just how little affection or camaraderie Cobra has received over his life. Only one person (snake?) has ever showed him unconditional love, and he latched onto that and it became his only rock after being betrayed and imprisoned. It's also immensely satisfying to watch him smack the shit out of Natsu and Erza. I want to give him fifty hugs.
I really love the Japanese cover of Nier: Automata. This type of pose where the female is in the position of power while the male is the distressed dude is kinda rare.
In fact, according to the story for the cover of Naughty Dog’s “The Last of Us”, the marketing people where against the idea of Ellie being the placed at the forefront, saying that it’ll make less sales. Good thing Naughty Dog persisted. :)
Hello!! I need some help.. (i may have asked you once. well if I did, then just ignore this!) But if I haven't, I need some fabric-choosing help! A friend of mine and I are going to be cosplay the Yuri!!! On Ice "Day/Night" AU(created by artist Beanpots here on tumblr). The outfits are very flowing and gorgeous and, as an amateur and medium-skilled sewers, we need a bit of help choosing fabrics! What fabrics would you recommend that look nice but aren't too hard to dye and work with? Thank you!!
For the sheer sleeve parts, there really isn’t much of a way around using chiffon. It’s sheer, it flows and drapes rather than holding structure, it’s chiffon. Most chiffon is polyester, which is less easily dyeable than a natural fiber. You have to use a specific dye type (disperse dyes), of which there are only a few brands (iDye Poly and Rit Dyemore) and simmer it with high heat. Silk chiffon exists, and isn’t terribly expensive from sources like Dharma Trading Co., and is easier to dye with acid dyes (though it also has to be simmered or otherwise heated to set the dyes), though it is significantly harder to sew. Be sure to use microtex needles, or else you will constantly snag the fabric. Chiffon can be difficult to hem without a serger. I’d recommend a rolled hem, which can be done on a regular machine with a rolled hem foot. Luckily, the sheer parts are common enough colors that you may be able to find them without having to dye.
For the rest of it, you have a few options. You can continue with the chiffon, but dyeing may be an issue.
Yuuri’s outfit would look good with a deep, dark, black velvet. This would keep the night theme, since velvet traps light and gives a very rich look. Other options would be pretty much any kind of eveningwear fabric that isn’t terribly stiff – a dull satin or a charmeuse would be a good choice, I think.
Victor’s outfit seems to have a bit more structure to it. Since there’s a lot of gradient dyeing, I’d recommend a 100% natural fiber fabric. A cotton sateen might be good, or various weights of linen, or a silk twill or broadcloth. If you wanted to go with the heavily pleated version in one of those links, there appears to be some brocade as the patterned gold parts, and the pleated parts I’d go with either a linen or a silk habotai, both of which can be dyed. I would dye a natural fiber with fiber-reactive dyes for this, though something like Rit dye can work. Use acid dyes if you are using an animal-based fiber.
Cotton sateen is easy to work with, by the way.
Unfortunately, all of these materials are difficult to sew. They tend to be slippery, and you will need smaller needles for most of them since they are delicate. It’s a good chance to learn, however! Make sure that you pin carefully, or use clips, as these fabrics tend to slip and slide all over your machine and can get out of place easily.
If you use velvet, care must be taken not the crush the pile, and you need to make sure that the pieces are cut with the pile all going the same direction. Here are some tips on sewing velvet.
You can also ask the artist directly what kinds of textures they envision, and use similar materials, though there’s no guarantee that they know anything about materials choice.