Thursday, February 10, 2011
It is the only piece of RPG art I can think of that depicts a woman with "Junk in the Trunk." Now lots of women have big butts, and lots of guys find them an attractive feature, but in both RPG art and in pop culture in general, ladies with big butts are practically non-existent.
Now, I'm not a big ass fetishist or anything (although I find all sorts of body types attractive), but I find it indicative of how narrowly women are presented in RPG art and pop culture that such a common (and commonly found attractive) body type practically does not exist in the media.
Aside from that, regarding the Sexualized Women in RPG Art issue, Stefan Poag pretty much hits the nail right on the head as far as I'm concerned; my take is that I enjoy and appreciate cheesecake, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE CHEESECAKE ALL OF THE GODDAMN TIME; I appreciate realistic depictions of all sorts of men and women (such as Trampiers and Sutherlands AD&D "adventuring dads with mustaches" and the LOTFP Flame Princess), and I'd like to see more of them instead of T&A ALL OF THE GODDAMN TIME.
I'm sure a big proportion of female adventurers would be pretty rugged and hard bitten; both Valeria from Conan the Barbarian and Grace Jones from Conan the Destroyer are some of my favorite depictions of female fantasy adventurers; they're tough, rugged, athletic and almost scary while being sexy in a "realistic" instead of idealized fashion...not that every depiction of a female adventurer has to be sexy for fuck's sake!
And no, even though I think the big butt issue in RPG art is a pertinent issue, it's not like I'm a giant ass fetishist or anything...no...not me...