No Stream This Week

But the good news is that we’ll be back at our usual not-between-timezones time next week! (Also hopefully with fixed livestream numbers…..)

~Ozzie and Icy

Livestream Cancelled by Sickness

Well, we were ready to stream and all, but apparently that conflicted with some viruses’ schedules. We’ll be taking the weekend off, and will hopefully be streaming next week.

Thanks for your patience!

~Ozzie and Icy

Tidy Up Tuesday #97

Here’s a reminder that skimpy bikini armor is not the be all end all of sexism and double standards in character and costume design. Unchallenged uniform conformation to gender norms is a problem in of itself. 

If each and every single female character in a franchise has to have at least one overt conventionally feminine feature, while male ones have a whole range of appearances, then yes, it’s still deserves to be criticized for double standards.  

Also, please consult  this point in our FAQ if you question why we’re not critical only of the most egregious female character costume designs.

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Guess what milestone we passed las week? 

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~Ozzie, – wincenworks & -Icy

Tidy Up Tuesday #96

Time to wrap up all stuff, mostly what’s stuffing our inbox.

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If you’ve ever been told by an Internet Ranty Man that curves on breastplate don’t matter because hardened steel is just great – there’s recently been an awesome video created by experts talking about arrows vs armor that talks about the importance of the curve and the subtleties in design.

It turns out that armor was in a constant stage of development through all of history because it’s complex and every little bit helps when the stakes are literally life and death.

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Please, instead of sending us asks saying “Do you want me to submit XYZ?”, send the submission, even if it’s a short one. 

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In the same vein, “Have you bingo’d/talked about XYZ?” or “Please talk about/bingo XYZ!” messages rarely get our attention, unless we were already planning to talk about their subject. 
We’re way more likely to make a requested post if sent pictures and/or commentary. 

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If we already talked about something on our blog, it is likely available via search option or an appropriate tag. Please consider checking for obvious variations before messaging us.
(tip: PC browser version of Tumblr is more reliable for searching/looking through tags)

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~Ozzie, – wincenworks & -Icy

Redesign Stream Hiatus

Due to work and vacation plans, August will be a hiatus month for our redesign Twitch streaming. 

We’ll keep posting our older redesign pieces in the appropriate tags on Wednesdays, alongside some other fan design fixes we like, but no live streaming at least till September. We’ll keep you posted on when the plans change!

– Icy and ~Ozzie

No Livestream This Weekend

Icy messed her back up again, so we won’t be streaming this week. We should be back next week!

~Ozzie and Icy

Tidy Up Tuesday #95

Reminder to all first-time readers (who likely won’t even see this post) that questioning the very idea of criticizing any costume design isn’t a good look when you’re reblogging from a costume design critique blog

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Please stop linking us that ignorant “armor expert” YouTuber’s videos about boobplates. 

Even casual scroll through our resource and reference tags would lead you to really good (often older than the videos in question) debunks about boob armor from people who, unlike him, make and/or wear armor for its intended use. Some of which, unlike him, are women and maaaybe have more expertise on what it’s like to have boobs under a breastplate. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ 

Read this one, for starters. 

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You’re welcome to use our Female Armor Bingo to play bingo with the characters you see in media. Make sure to read the rules, and to tag us in the posts!

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Things we addressed before: 

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~Ozzie, -wincenworks & – Icy