Big tidy up this week, it’s been an exciting seven days!
For those who had queries regarding the racial representation issues: Given both admins are super white, we strongly recommend that you consider looking at and supporting resources by people of color on the topic such as:
Regarding boobs and armor, we’ve covered this before in a few places but it’s probably worth stressing a few points. From a practical perspective: Armor should never be tight, especially not hard armor like plate. Armor should be roomy enough for you to move in, and have space for padding, dents, etc, and that means it’ll be roomy enough for ample breast support.
If you’re looking for inspiration, we recommend checking the positive examples tag – you never know what might give you great ideas. However since someone asks, some of our favorite examples from science fiction are Captain Phasma, the soldiers of XCom, Sharpnel by OmeN2501 and Gloria – sci-fi Jeanne d’Arc by Nicolas Francoeur.
If you’re looking for the worst of the worst, well we recommend checking out the Female Armor Bingo tag – it really depends on how do you want to rate it?
- Worst modern outfit combined with worst attempt to claim the armor was justified by a AAA games developer?
- Worst fetishising of breasts without (apparently) understanding what they are or who they work?
- Worst cameltoe armor? (which is thankfully a trope so rare we retired it from the bingo)
- Worst use of belts?
- Worst super evil armor bikini of evil sexiness?
- Worst little girl-turned-sexy monster lady?
- Worst concept for heroes who come from snowy lands? (That was a runner up for Facebook Game of the Year)
- Worst “fighting game” that involved weapons but didn’t seem to grasp basic concepts of armor?
The horrifying thing about female armor design is there are so many ways to the be the worst, and people are always working to pioneer new ones.
A few topics we’ve covered before:
- We think the armor from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is awesome.
- We’re totally okay with real women enjoying skimpy or otherwise sexual outfits (on themselves in or in media) for any number of reasons, because real women have agency.
- We are aware sometimes male characters don’t wear helmets, and but that’s never so you can see their kissable lips.
-wincenworks & ~Ozzie