littlestartopaz:

flavoracle:

probablyindierpgideas:

Knowing how my friends feel about dresses with pockets I can only imagine how incredible this is!

Art by Benjamin Steamroller

I genuinely love this for SO MANY reasons, but one of them has to be the fact that now that we’ve all agreed that terrible skimpy armor that objectifies women is OUT, we can finally focus on what should be IN

@bikiniarmorbattledamage

Two big problems of both fictional armor (boobplate) and real feminine clothing (lack of pockets) resolved in a single one-panel comic! Yay! 

This knight looks super adorable and so happy about her attire, I love it!
Also love the costume design thought put by the artist into incorporating cloth or leather pockets onto plate armor. 

Artwork is available as print on author’s site

~Ozzie 

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

tooquirkytolose:

~And they lived happily ever after~

This was really dumb and a lot of fun to draw 😀

Well, the king is not a very good listener, but at least he allowed the best contest theme ever.
Princesses shouldn’t be prizes to be won, but if they have to, let it always be in a “Design a super rad dress I can wear to beat up dragons!” competition.

Thanks to Ros for recommending this to us!

~Ozzie

Throwing back this adorable comic, because it made it wonder: why do artists spend so much time making metal boob cups when they can give their lady characters reasonable chainmail armor and then decorate it with cloth? That would achieve the feminine look they want, right?

I mean, unless it was all just for cheesecake reasons or something.

-Icy

A while ago, we got a submission of an Aspen Matthews figurine where she only had 2 1/5 pieces of bone armor on. Tumblr flagged the post as adult content, so here’s a picture:

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Turns out, there’s another bone armor version of Aspen! This one has more bones, though I would still call this 2 1/5 pieces of armor collectively, since that torso piece is not a full piece of anything, besides Disappointment. 

At least she has biceps? Though they seem to be coming out of her boobs.

-Icy

adobsonartworks:

SYAC – NSFW Context.

A lot of people who view my feminist leanings as an “act” always point to the fact that I used to draw fetish art a decade ago as some sort of hypocrisy. But the fact of the matter is that just because I don’t draw fetish art anymore and identify as a feminist now doesn’t mean I have some sort of vendetta against it. The problem that arises when feminists clash with comic/game/geek content is because the “context” for the “sexy artwork” either doesn’t exist or is so flimsy it might as well not exist. There is nothing wrong with NSFW artwork, providing the context makes sense (and that includes the WHERE and HOW it’s being published).

Sidenote: I CANNOT recommend “Sunstone” enough to y’all. It’s amazing and you should check it out! Here’s the link to it on AMAZON.

PS: I genuinely don’t care that Quiet is a mute and can’t talk (that’s problematic in and of itself). I just wanted to make a point.

Huh, who knew there is a time and place to make female characters sexy and that time is not “always”?

We’re also more than familiar with the accusation that we are just fun-hating killjoys who hate sexy women and want them always non-sexual and covered head to toe (extra fallacy points if something islamophobic is added to the last part). That’s why it’s a square on the rhetoric bingo

TL; DR: CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING! 

~Ozzie 

See also: When is it okay to have a female character in less than practical or protective armor? – a helpful presentation by @wincenworks 

followthespottedhyena:

we-are-blacksmith:

we-are-viking:

iamstroodle:

balamist:

that friend is vestal

I appreciate this immensly

@we-are-knight @weareladyknight

…… I mean… Maybe?

@bikiniarmorbattledamage

I think that a couple other characters from the parodies we posted over the years would gladly patronize this blacksmith as well 😉 
Consider: Lyla from the College Humor sketch, the angry Dorkly comic lady, this poor heroine, the Chainmail Bikini Squad, Princess Adrienne… Oh yeah, there’s also this poor dude from Oglaf strip which we never knew how to address on BABD.

What I’m saying is, bad blacksmiths/armor merchants are kind of an recurring subject in bikini armor satire. And it’s nice for once to see one who’s fixing sexist armors instead of perpetuating them 😉

PS: This is what Arbalest and Vestal’s boobplates look like in the original artwork of Darkest Dungeon

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~Ozzie

Not all heroes wear capes.

-Icy