Posts Tagged: school girl

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It’s Anime Friday!

How cool are Juan Andres Saavedra's windows??? Also, I'm loving the Scott Pilgrim-esque version of Maka from Soul Eater.

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Ya-na of Russia painted this delicious pop art for that visually pretty movie I still haven’t seen: Sucker Punch.

So I have a thing for school girls. Doesn’t mean I have a thing for plot holes.

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It’s Movie Thursday!

Although this movie’s plot was like Inception vomiting on itself in a strip club, it’s hard to deny that Sucker Punch's visuals were awfully pretty. Much like Mik4g's above fan art is awfully pretty.

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This piece of alt art of Baby Doll (played by Emily Browning) from Sucker Punch (2011) was masterfully painted in Photoshop by Warren Louw.

Though the anime/steam punk/fantasy/burlesque thematic atmosphere of the movie seemed right up my alley, I was discouraged from actually seeing it in theatres thanks to a review discussing the contradiction of female power as written by a fan boy who uses rape as a plot device and a shock tool without ever really understanding the catastrophic effects such an attack has on a woman’s entire life.

In his review for Collider.com, Matt Goldberg nails it when he appropriately asks:

Can we please stop pretending that giving a hot girl in skimpy clothing a weapon and letting her destroy shit constitutes “female empowerment”?  Can we just take that notion, murder it with a shovel and bury it in a shallow grave?  Here’s what constitutes female empowerment: well-written, memorable female characters.

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