Livestreams: The Resurrection

Livestreams will be returning to BABD on November 24th! Get ready, cause we’re coming back with a sexy guy redesign~ ( ͡o ͜ʖ ͡o)

Our stream time will be the same: 10 AM PST / 7 PM CST.

We’ll also post reminders as we have been doing before. We look forward to seeing you again on Nov. 24th!

~Ozzie and Icy

Tidy Up Tuesday #85


Redesign streams are very likely to come back this weekend! Stay tuned till Friday for more info!


Some elaboration on the obviously contentious topic of Ashe being the next Overwatch heroine:

  • Arguing over whether she’s a “true” albino or not completely misses the point of the whole discussion. Even if Ashe was (and her design, even when accounted for makeup, makes a shitty job of conveying albinism in person of any ethnicity), this changes absolutely nothing about Blizzard electing to give another pale, thin conventionally attractive woman spot in the cast rather than finally creating a playable Black woman. Especially since she’s clearly not a PoC albino, as many rebloggers pointed out.
  • People claiming that racebending a supposed albino to be Black is somehow taking away from albino representation are concern trolls
  • Literally all “arguments” about Overwatch “already having” playable Black female representation are neatly listed and debunked in this handy masterpost by @geegee-wellplayed​. Please go read it and hand the link to anyone who claims that Symmetra/the Amaris/Sombra/Efi/Lucio is all that Black women need to identify with in the game. 
  • “Ashe is a gang leader, so making her black would be a bad look” rhetoric makes as much sense as any Thermian argumentshe doesn’t have to be made as an antagonistic gang leader or to be (extremely) white. It was entirely Blizzard’s choice to release a character like that instead of literally anyone else. 
  • For some more detailed commentary about overall blandness of Ashe’s character design, please read this writeup by our reader @red-queen-on-the-heathen-throne
  • If you actually think that @darthputa​ or anyone (particularly PoC) doing race-bent redesigns of white characters from predominantly white media is the real racist and you still follow this blog, please unfollow immediately. Or at the very least tell us, so we can block you. 

Since it wasn’t the first time we discussed the matter, with the Ashe post we introduced the representation and diversity tags. We’re still working on re-tagging old posts with them, so if you guys spot in our archives something related to those topics and not yet tagged, please drop us a note!


~Ozzie, – wincenworks & – Icy

Tidy Up Tuesday #84

You might have noticed that lately, especially two weeks ago, we neglected to post on our regular schedule. Some personal issues fell on us and took more attention than we could spare for the blog. Hopefully we’ll be able to keep the queue going now. 


Unfortunately though, our schedules still do not permit to come back to weekly redesign streams. If anything about that changes, we’ll announce it as soon as possible! 


We’re currently reviewing our approach to posts of sexy male armor that are essentially gender flips/bends.  It’s a complicated topic and we certainly agreed that there’s a very, very wrong way to gender bend a character – so we’ll be looking at the best way to handle it going forward.


Things we addressed before:


Related to the above, please, before

submitting, messaging or tagging us

use search function to check if we posted on your subject matter already. 

We’re grateful for all submissions, messages and mentions BABD gets from readers, however the amount of repeats we’re sent makes it exponentially harder to sift through all of them and preparing posts with new topics. 


~Ozzie, – wincenworks & -Icy

Short Livestream Hiatus

We’re not going to be able to stream for a few more weeks, unfortunately, but we should be back before the end of October.

We’ll keep posting our redraws in the meantime, though! (∩ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)⊃━☆゚. * ・ 。゚,

~Ozzie and Icy

Tidy Up Tuesday #79

Things to address this week: 

When submitting a bingo, please make sure you’re also submitting the image of its subject.

Yes, we agree there are some problematic aspects with the recent Hanzo pic,  specifically the idea of masculine Japanese men being yakuza and the depiction of dominance of a Chinese and Korean woman.

The artist made questionable choices, however we find it difficult to put the blame entirely on them. Blizzard has created Hanzo as a combination of samurai, ninja and yakuza with essentially no supporting cast – to the extent the female East Asian characters are Mei and D.va.

But hey… we have the diversity of hamster version of D.va now so…

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~Ozzie, – wincenworks & -Icy

Tidy Up Tuesday #78

A couple things to tidy up this week!

A reader asked whether we can announce subjects our redesign streams beforehand. Sometimes the notification post hints at it, but usually not, considering we tend to pick the theme last minute… 

…but this particular week we’re doing special #50 stream, in which we’ll be sexifying dudes from some particularly popular game. Hope that helps!

Topics we addressed before on the blog: 

~Ozzie, – wincenworks & -Icy

Tidy Up Tuesday #77

Just one small note this week:

While we are happy to feature positive and commentary examples from a wild variety of sources, we will (with very few exceptions) only be featuring critical examples that come from verified commercial productions.

As such, we are unable to use images that are effectively unsourced (ones from Pintrest, Imgur, etc) – particularly given that the current state of reverse image searching rarely yields reliable results.

Please ensure all submissions are properly sourced so we can assign credit and blame alike to the deserving.

If you, a submitter, know where artwork comes from – tell us. If you don’t – look it up and only send it to us if you found the source.

~Ozzie, – wincenworks & -Icy

Tidy Up Tuesday #75


Last week we reached 25 000 subscribers, BIG THANK YOU TO ALL who follow our blog! 

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If you remember the Extra History video

about madame Cheng I Sao, the biggest pirate of history, which

we promoted a couple tidy-ups ago, you might also enjoy this more condensed take on her biography by TED-Ed: 


Things addressed on BABD before: 


~Ozzie, – wincenworks & -Icy

Tidy Up Tuesday #75


Last week we reached 25 000 subscribers, BIG THANK YOU TO ALL who follow our blog! 

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If you remember the Extra History video

about madame Cheng I Sao, the biggest pirate of history, which

we promoted a couple tidy-ups ago, you might also enjoy this more condensed take on her biography by TED-Ed: 


Things addressed on BABD before: 


~Ozzie, – wincenworks & -Icy

Tidy Up Tuesday #74

When submitting, always remember to credit/source the subject. If we’re dropped a picture in our inbox with no way of finding its author/the media it comes from, there’s a very slim chance we’ll publish it here. 


Please do not tag us under/submit to us fanart or personal projects as negative examples. We do not feel comfortable with bashing fan/amateur/non-commercial artwork in the same manner as commercial pieces. Positive examples are a fair game, though! 


Topics we addressed before: 


~Ozzie, – wincenworks & -Icy

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