I came across this article written by tumblr user justsayins. I found this through another new blog I follow, called Escher Girls. This is akin to Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor, but it goes farther into the impossible physics of the poses the women in comics are drawn to do, all in the name of “teh sexy.”
What I really like about justsayins’ article though, is that the author writes from the perspective of not only a martial artist (i.e. someone who knows something about combat physics), but also as a contortionist (in other words, if this author can’t do these poses, they can’t be done. Or at least shouldn’t be drawn as examples of fight poses). Great perspective. I haven’t yet read the follow up article–I will soon, and let you know what I think further.
Oh, the other cool thing about Escher Girls is that often, the awful drawings are re-drawn to be more realistic. And, as many commenters there aver, the re-draws are actually sexier, too. LOL to those commenters who are like, “Gee, a broken spine is supposed to turn me on?!”
…Here’s a bottle opener. Cheers. ~Jenn
Manliest Sword Fights: http://www.ranker.com/list/top-7-manliest-swordfights-on-film/matt-blackwood
My review of Axe Cop vol 3 on NiB: http://nerdsinbabeland.com/archives/6087
Even though the Mythbusters were on this one a long time ago: http://lifehacker.com/5888104/think-like-a-pirate-to-see-better-in-the-dark
A nice (if not well-proofread) series of interviews with women in Parkour. Video below is of one Ms. Madrid, who lives and trains here in Boulder. ~Jenn
What do you think of this, lovely lurkers? ~Jenn
Have you listened to the Nerdist podcast yet, lovely lurkers? I would highly recommend it if not. The problem is, there are over 165 episodes–where on Earth should one begin?
Here’s what I would do if I were you: Open it in iTunes, go down the whole list and download the ones with all your favorite celebrities as guests. Then, when you’re done with that, make sure the Rainn Wilson one is on your list, then listen to them in chronological order of when they came out. I promise you that you will want to start listening to all of them if you do this.
Here’s why they are recommended by me:
- Completely UNPRETENTIOUS TALK about show-business. Whether it’s the Trio (Chris, Matt, and Jonah) talking about their own journeys and career-changes, or just Chris and a guest, it’s always inspiring talk (not canned interviews) about what they do and why.
- THE CREATIVE PROCESS: I get so psyched when I listen to this podcast on my way to teach, as they almost without fail end up discussing the creative process. Chris is fascinated with the ways he and others do their thing (that’s a lot about what his book is good for as well) that he’s always getting a guest or his fellow hosts to go deep into the process with him.
- Dirty jokes and hilarious boyish humor. Because, you can’t argue with a good genitals joke every once in a while. Or every other sentence.
- ENJOY YOUR BURRITO. Once you hear the Rainn Wilson episode, you understand why.
Picture by David Wood from here.