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I always thought that Spock was the origin of the popularity of pointed ears.

 

He certainly made them a lot more famous than Tolkien did.

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I always thought that Spock was the origin of the popularity of pointed ears.

 

He certainly made them a lot more famous than Tolkien did.

 

you could be right. anybody know when santa's elves became popularized as pointy-eared faeries?

 

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I always thought that Spock was the origin of the popularity of pointed ears.

 

He certainly made them a lot more famous than Tolkien did.

I think it's more the handlebar style ears rather than just pointy ones.

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She's 38.

 

Ive seen almost every episode of Farscape and I still dont find her attractive

 

That's okay, she doesn't find you attractive either.

 

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Yeah... I agree :sorcerer:

 

 

Hey, Im usually quite popular with older women :*

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Hey, Im usually quite popular with older women >_<

 

Is this because Granny loves/loved you?

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I always thought the Elven-ear look was attributable to the RECORD OF LODOSS WAR tv series that came out in the 1990s and its subsequent popularity...

May also be from FFXI's Elvaans (not kidding)

 

elvaan.jpg

 

Yet another reason to want to beat elves about the head and neck with broken bottles. Stupid flimsy sticky out ears. HOW DO THEY ****ING SLEEP?

 

I just realised I'm a racist after all. About elves.

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I always thought the Elven-ear look was attributable to the RECORD OF LODOSS WAR tv series that came out in the 1990s and its subsequent popularity...

May also be from FFXI's Elvaans (not kidding)

 

elvaan.jpg

 

Yet another reason to want to beat elves about the head and neck with broken bottles. Stupid flimsy sticky out ears. HOW DO THEY ****ING SLEEP?

 

I just realised I'm a racist after all. About elves.

 

What do their ears have to do with how they sleep?

 

There are tons of animals that have similiar ears.

 

Edit: Welp, now I'm probably racist too.

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Hey, Im usually quite popular with older women :*

Everybody is popular with their grandmothers.

 

 

Hey, Im usually quite popular with older women :*

 

Is this because Granny loves/loved you?

 

 

You leave my grandmothers out of this! :ermm:

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"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

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Either some people are intentionally missing the point, or you have a really really weird idea of what qualifies as a protective armor. Of course D&D is D&D but come on..
The thread starter assumes there's something wrong with the established image of women in games. I'm protesting that notion, he's wrong.

 

There are different tastes of course, but the beauty norms of modern age do cater to majority, thus it's inevitable we'll see the exaggerated version of those norms in games, as game studios want to make their characters even more appealing to larger audience.

 

Given a choice between:

 

a) aesthetically pleasing but impractical form

 

b) practical but aesthetically bland form(note: not ugly)

 

I'd choose A everytime.

 

Form over function. This works extremely well in games because actions and movement in game world is not restricted by the same laws of physics real world is.

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The thread starter assumes there's something wrong with the established image of women in games. I'm protesting that notion, he's wrong.

 

There are different tastes of course, but the beauty norms of modern age do cater to majority, thus it's inevitable we'll see the exaggerated version of those norms in games, as game studios want to make their characters even more appealing to larger audience.

 

Given a choice between:

 

a) aesthetically pleasing but impractical form

 

b) practical but aesthetically bland form(note: not ugly)

 

I'd choose A everytime.

 

Form over function. This works extremely well in games because actions and movement in game world is not restricted by the same laws of physics real world is.

 

Uhm... No, he's not, the image of women in computer games often don't have a base in reality or believability and strengthens the notion that gamers are juveniles looking to get a quick and easy "rise".

 

Certainly there are widely divergent tastes in the gaming community, but they're are trying to find the examples of women in games and other media were the artists have'nt taken the easy way out and actually put some thought into their designs.

 

And form over function does'nt "work extremely well" because it breaks your sense of what is actually possible and strains your suspense of disbelief to the breakingpoint.

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Certainly there are widely divergent tastes in the gaming community, but they're are trying to find the examples of women in games and other media were the artists have'nt taken the easy way out and actually put some thought into their designs.

 

Thats a really stupid acquisation.

 

Spending "thought" on something doesn't necessarily mean to make it as realistic as possible. It depends on the artistic goal. Just because a costume highlights boobs, doesn't mean there was no time spent in designing it.

 

Whats the easy way out when it comes to art anyway? Wouldn't that be just copying already existing artworks?

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When I design women, I do a quick sketch then I ask myself 'is her ass big enough?' If it isnt or if Im not sure, then I'll make it bigger. Then I repeat the process until it's done. This how the whole industry operates

 

 

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"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

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Now -that- is a specification :)

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When I design women, I do a quick sketch then I ask myself 'is her ass big enough?' If it isnt or if Im not sure, then I'll make it bigger. Then I repeat the process until it's done. This how the whole industry operates

 

 

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Thats a really stupid acquisation.

 

Spending "thought" on something doesn't necessarily mean to make it as realistic as possible. It depends on the artistic goal. Just because a costume highlights boobs, doesn't mean there was no time spent in designing it.

 

Whats the easy way out when it comes to art anyway? Wouldn't that be just copying already existing artworks?

 

I'm not talking about time to draw the thing.

 

The time it takes to actually draw the thing and make it look good might be on equal terms, but it takes more time and effort to think up a concept that is pleasing to look at that does'nt show off several square feet of skin. Also goes for the general form aswell.

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Thats a really stupid acquisation.

 

Spending "thought" on something doesn't necessarily mean to make it as realistic as possible. It depends on the artistic goal. Just because a costume highlights boobs, doesn't mean there was no time spent in designing it.

 

Whats the easy way out when it comes to art anyway? Wouldn't that be just copying already existing artworks?

 

I'm not talking about time to draw the thing.

 

The time it takes to actually draw the thing and make it look good might be on equal terms, but it takes more time and effort to think up a concept that is pleasing to look at that does'nt show off several square feet of skin. Also goes for the general form aswell.

 

I wasn't too.

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Yet another reason to want to beat elves about the head and neck with broken bottles. Stupid flimsy sticky out ears. HOW DO THEY ****ING SLEEP?

 

They don't sleep, they meditate.

 

Wankers, so they are.

 

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Which animals have ears that stick straight out sideways? Because I am going to bloody kill one, shave it, write 'elf' on it in barbecue sauce, and have myself some dinner.

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