'Sexy' stuff that just comes off as...

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Lately I have been more critical of depictions of women in media.

You see, I LOVE sexy depictions of characters and stuff. However, I've been finding that artist and writers are missing more than they are hitting lately. Anatomy fails, skimpy outfits, stupid clichés are turning me off.

So here is a thread where you can post things where the intention was 'sexy' or 'eye catching' but just came off as dumb or exploitive.

Things such as this:

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I've posted this before so I'll just list off my problems:

-reflections don't work that way
-Oracles expression doesn't convey shock. It conveys "Please don't get it in my hair!"
-Oracles breast size seems to have increased three fold.
-Oracle apparently doesn't believe in proper support
-That hand in the right corner...is that hers? Is she in a arm chair? Where the hell is she that she can be in a leather arm chair but still depict a city in the relfection of the glasses?

So, anyone else have pics or other examples to share so we can kill each others libidos?
 
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I actually follow a tumblr that is specifically for this subject:

eschergirls.tumblr.com

My biggest complaint is the noodle spine. People, females in general, are often drawn contorting their bodies in ways that just...do not work, ever. Like the ever present 'boobs and butt' pose - where both buttcheeks and both boobs are in full view..that just does not happen without breaking your back.
 
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Adam Hughes Catwoman cover, featuring Zatanna. I seem to recall him apologizing for this one.
 
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And on topic, I am all for a thin waist, but sometimes it looks ridiculous. Psylocke, who is one of my favorite X-Men characters, sometimes looks like she should snap in half when she stands up because she's disproportionate IMO.

 
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And on topic, I am all for a thin waist, but sometimes it looks ridiculous. Psylocke, who is one of my favorite X-Men characters, sometimes looks like she should snap in half when she stands up because she's disproportionate IMO.

In defense of Joe Madureira, his men are drawn with similarly weird proportions.
 
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Ikki Tousen. Look it up, I can't find a specific picture finding how awful it is. I mean sweet satan, in one episode a chicks shirt disintegrated after it faced one punch. ONE PUNCH! What was it made of paper or something?
 
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ThatNickGuy... holy crap... those Liefield drawings had me howling with how bad they were. I was never into comics so I never really knew what people were talking about with the whole Liefield draws like crap thing. Now I know. God he is TERRIBLE! I have have never seen someone so devoted to ignoring how basic anatomy work. Plus his pouch fetish is kind of weird.
 
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Dear lord its like she's being compressed by a vacuum. Also how can we forget:



Keep in mind she's a character in a tournament where people have swords and other bladed weaponry. How the hell she survived 4 tournaments is beyond me. Well...other than the obvious reason I don't need to say.
 

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Dear lord its like she's being compressed by a vacuum. Also how can we forget:



Keep in mind she's a character in a tournament where people have swords and other bladed weaponry. How the hell she survived 4 tournaments is beyond me. Well...other than the obvious reason I don't need to say.
sc4-ivy2.jpg


Fixed your broken hotlinked image.

Also, how did she survive? By being the daughter of an undead demon-sword-possessed pirate who has her own semisentient prehensile-whip/sword.

And of course by the law of inverse-AC female armor.
 
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Y' know, I always thought Ivy's weapon was awesome. Her personality as well.

However her armor conflicts with her sly, upper class personality.
 
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Still, she has over a million open spots. Plus having an awesome magic weapon doesn't always save the day.

Edit: Unless she's wearing such armor to get her opponents off guard. Is that her deal? I would buy that if it was her deal.
 
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I think you missed where I said I didn't like her armor.

Also, a "sword whip" is a real thing though not like it is in the game.
 

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There's also this one which has been in a previous thread on the subject:



It led to people trying to imitate the pose.







 
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I think you missed where I said I didn't like her armor.

Also, a "sword whip" is a real thing though not like it is in the game.
Really? Damn I want one of those then. And my armor post was actually towards GasBandit. Probably shoulda put @ thingamajig in there, and I apologize.
 
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There's also this one which has been in a previous thread on the subject:



It led to people trying to imitate the pose.







This one is just..insane. But I feel bad making fun of it...J. Scott used his girlfriend, who actually does sit like that, as inspiration. And since I know her..I feel bad.

But really J. Scott, c'mon!
 
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Me scrolling down this image:

Me @ the head: Nice hair...freckles...narrow face. So far to good.

Me @ Shoulder: Meow! Shoulders freckles!

Me @ Everything else: Holy shit...is she made out of silly putty? Look at her spine! And..and...that tail! Mermaids wouldn't work like that! That's her wearing a mermaid costume...there wouldn't be a KNEE joint in the tail![DOUBLEPOST=1347039492][/DOUBLEPOST]Voila.

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I know it's silly but I've been on a huge roll reading anatomy books and 'non-fiction' lately. Also, I have tumblr and these things are always sliding across my dash.
 

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I know it's silly but I've been on a huge roll reading anatomy books and 'non-fiction' lately. Also, I have tumblr and these things are always sliding across my dash.
Haha, no worries dogg.
 
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