First Look: Wonder Woman in ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice' | Variety
The fake glare on her thigh and arms (to cover up her real body) is bugging the shit out of me. The shadow on her face to make it thinner, too… I bet the actress would look more like Wonder Woman if they did less photoshop on her body.
And, you know, had her wear Wonder Woman’s outfit, instead of a modified Xena outfit.
I’m partially convinced that we’re all being punked here and that Batman V. Superman will be presented in stylized black and white with spot colors a la Sin City because there is no good reason for Wonder Woman’s outfit to be missing so much color. There are lots of reasons, I’m certain, but not a one of them is good.
Also, how you gonna have a weird-ass fake strobe glare on her skin and NOT a noteworthy lens flare off her bracelets? That’s, like, Wonder Woman’s whole thing, man (note: there is way more to Wonder Woman than her bracelets, but they’re pretty damn iconic with the lens flare, so do it up). (Who am I kidding, I’m not even seeing this atrocious movie.)
Cool party tricks make for cool parties.
Anonymous said: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?
50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.
Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society
Evolution of Smash Bros. menu screens ⊟
Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai presented this first look at the upcoming 3DS game’s main menu, noting, “The icons are even animated. The design concept may look similar if you’ve played other games I’ve worked on.”
With that comment and all these screenshots conveniently provided in this NeoGAF thread, it seemed like a fine time to compare the menu screens for (from top to bottom) Super Smash Bros., Melee, Brawl, and the 3DS game. I also threw in Kid Icarus: Uprising, Meteos, and Kirby Air Ride — all titles Sakurai also directed.
I love stuff like this, and I, for one, have been following Sakurai’s UI trends over the years and generally enjoying it, but today’s reveal of the menu for Smash 3DS is the first time the UI feels fleshed-out and well-considered. Observe how the buttons for “SMASH” “Smash Run” and “Games & More” create a simple S shape, comfortably fitting together within the screen’s real estate yet creating a clear visual hierarchy and almost suggesting the order of events for players. “Online” and “Challenge” get their own slots in the upper corner because they’re whole other beasts, spin-offs of the main event but unique experiences from the rest of play. The “StreetPass” and “WiiU” buttons are tucked down in the bottom in a flat black tray (though the edge of the tray does mirror the end of the S shape from “Games & More” creating some smooth visual flow) suggesting that they aren’t anything you’ll spend a lot of time in, just swapping information with other machines so you can get the most out of the main attractions. This is gorgeous stuff and tells you a lot about the way you’re expected to interact with the new Smash Bros.
Kid Icarus: Uprising (Sakurai’s most recent game pre-Smash 3DS) very much just felt like some stickers slapped onto a Trapper Keeper—fun over function. The original Smash Bros menu was simply a product of Nintendo’s identity at the time, with simple icons and wildly unnecessary grunge-inspired cut-n-paste graphics and type in the background to spice things up. Melee was a utilitarian beast of sport and spectacle, getting the job done efficiently but still largely a product of its time within Nintendo. Brawl was clean and graphic with big text and bright colors, another product of its generation with the family-embraced Wii console, but most importantly it finally put multiplayer first and foremost over the single player mode. Kirby’s Air Ride was blatantly just an attempt to combine the interface of Melee with the type and graphic styles of recent Kirby titles, but was also a strong step toward Brawl’s UI. Meteos was, well, just kind of lazy.
Fun fact: I actually interviewed to be a UI designer at Electronic Arts in college, but my lack of interest in sports made it a hard sell, since the overwhelming majority of what they were talking about at the time were their sports titles and they were just beginning to phase out the “Street” series, which was where many of my sketches were aimed.
The Legend of Zelda : Feather Time.
Join this new epic adventure introducing pigeon Link !
… Well I wanted to create an epic legend …. with birds ^p^” !
1. I’m still on that Sleater-Kinney binge. This was my favorite song from their last album.
2. Remember how great that Burn To Shine DVD series was? Local bands playing one song each in a house hours before its demolition? I was particularly fond of this Sleater-Kinney performance, plus the Tortoise and Q and Not U ones from their respective cities.