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People really don’t understand the difference between a character being attractive and being intended for consumption by the other gender.

There’s a big difference between a character looking hot and a character being intended for sexualization. There are lots of attractive characters out there that aren’t intended to be consumed by other genders, objectified, and sexualized. For example:

Batman. Undeniably attractive. He is good looking.

But he was not intended for consumption by women. He get’s power poses and muscles because that’s how men want their male heroes, the one’s they aspire to be like and project onto, to look.

By contrast look at Black Widow. She is intended for male consumption.

She doesn’t have long legs, a tiny waist, a pronounced butt, and big boobs because that is what women want their heroes to look like. She looks like that because that’s what men want their women heroes, the one’s they picture themselves romancing, to look like. She’s not just attractive, she is also sexualized and intended for a male audience.

Now look at a male character meant for women. Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon.

He’s not buff and bulky, he’s long, lean, and well dressed. This is what women want their hero men, the one’s they want to fall in love with, to look like. This isn’t a male fantasy, this is a female one. 

Now look at a women intended for women. The main characters from Totally Spies.

They have small waists and long legs yes but their boobs and butts aren’t particularly noticeable. They get power poses instead of one’s intended to sexualize. They look like this because this is what women want to project themselves on. This is a women’s power fantasy. This is closer in comparison to Batman, good looking but powerful, than it is to Black Widow, sexualized. 

Now are all of these characters attractive? Yes. But do you see the difference between sexy and sexualized? Sexy depends on the ‘type’ of the viewer and what they like in men and women. Sexualized has less to do with what you personally think is hot and more to do with what society as a whole thinks is hot. So when I say that Wonder Woman in the movie was not meant for male consumption I am not saying she isn’t beautiful, sexy, or attractive (I left that movie gayer than I was before). What I am saying is that she was posed, treated, costumed, and written more like an attractive human than like an object for men to gawk at.

In honor of International Women’s Day: some of my favorite fictional ladies, past and present.

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Sailor Avengers Assemble!

Hey guys, I don’t often reblog old art but let’s try an experiment where we reblog Sailor Avengers directly from me instead of other sources!  All my love (also feel free to delete this last sentence upon reblog if you wish.)

The Signs as Badass Girls
  • Aries: Sailor Mars, Xena, Arya Stark, Olivier Mira Armstrong, Tarene
  • Taurus: Katniss Everdeen, Mikasa Ackerman, Ellen Ripley, Michonne, Peggy Carter, Kate Beckett
  • Gemini: Buffy Summers, Sarah Connor, Jessica Jones, Sailor Mercury, Barbara Gordon
  • Cancer: Jean Grey, Sailor Moon, Carol Peletier, Astrid Hofferson, Brooke Davis
  • Leo: Daenerys Targaryen, Leeloo, Tris Prior, Wonder Woman, Princess Leia, Clarke Griffin
  • Virgo: Lisbeth Salander, Hermione Granger, Sun Bak, Toph Beigfong, Dana Scully
  • Libra: Sailor Venus, Éowyn, Black Widow, Nyota Uhura, Cristina Yang, Ally McBeal
  • Scorpio: Imperator Furiosa, Batwoman, Alex Vause, Beatrix Kiddo, Olivia Pope
  • Sagittarius: Princess Mononoke, Merida, Ororo Munroe, Sailor Jupiter, Korra
  • Capricorn: Brienne of Tarth, Samus Aran, Mulan, Hit-Girl, Stella Gibson, "Bones", Sailor Saturn
  • Aquarius: Lara Croft, Batgirl, Jill Valentine, Ramona Flowers, Leslie Shay, Liz Lemon
  • Pisces: Tifa Lockhart, Scavenger Rey, Faith Connors, Mindy Lahiri, Lorelai Gilmore, Bonnie Bennett
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The Nerdache Cakes Bakery Kickstarter is now Live!

With the announcement of us trying crowdfund our bakery, we’ve decided to give you a taste of the Menu! Here’s just a few of our tasty cake choices-

  • Character Death by Chocolate- An indulgent chocolate experience, topped with whipped ganache’ frosting, ganache’ sauce and loaded with enough chocolate chips to make you forget those painful favorite character deaths. 
  • Merc Velvet- A cake for the anti-heroes! Classic red velvet cake with a twist- tangy raspberries for a rich cake packed with explosive flavor! Topped with enough smooth cream cheese frosting to sooth even the rowdiest Mercenary.
  • The Dean- Fragrant Cinnamon spice vanilla cake, topped with whipped vanilla buttercream and filled with a Classic home-style Apple pie filling. “Dude, don’t forget the pie!”
  • UnBirthday Cake- Everyday is someone’s UnBirthday! Whether it’s yours or not, this kid-friendly favorite is sure to please. Tasty yellow cake, your choice of colored buttercream frosting, and lots of colorful sprinkles! Don’t forget the tea!
  • Red on my Ledger- This cupcake has a dark past. Darker than dark chocolate, a surprisingly sweet whipped buttercream and topped with an old fashioned diner-style cherry* sauce, complete with dark chocolate shavings.
  • Candy Bar Smash- An ultimate fave! Chocolate or Vanilla cake, loaded with Snickers candy peices, topped with peanut* butter buttercream and drizzled in sweet and salty caramel! Yum!
  • Mint Condition- Rich chocolate cake, topped with refreshingly minty double-whipped buttercream, drizzled with dark chocolate ganache’ and loaded with mini chocolate chips! Keep it behind a glass case and stare at it forever! On second thought, you should probably just eat it.
  • Liz Lemon- Light and sweet lemon crumb cake, topped with fresh tangy lemon buttercream, and filled with whipped cream and a touch of lemon zest. For the funny working woman!
  • Pretty Soldier- Too pretty to eat! Be as magical as you can be with light and sweet pink cake- a blend of strawberries, cherries and raspberries. Topped with airy Lemonade frosting and filled with delicate whipped cream.

See our Smoothie/Drink Menu Here! 

Support the Kickstarter and Help Us open the Nerdache Cakes Bakery! Only 25 days left to make the bakery a reality, and grab some geeky loot as a sweet reward!

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Hulk makes his debut! This has been a much requested character that took me a long time to make for some reason! I tried to adjust the pattern I usually base the characters off to give him a bit more height and weight. Hopefully he looks muscly!

And to finish off the Sailor Moon family, Tuxedo Mask! I love making top hats haha, they’re so fun and so cute.

Tomorrow I’ll be uploading a free pattern: Luna and Artemis amigurumi! So keep an eye out.

Hulk Doll | Pattern | More Avengers

Tuxedo Mask Doll | Pattern | More Sailor Moon Characters