Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Monday, 29 September 2014
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
4chan's front page
I have wanted to write something for a couple of weeks now since those nude photos of female celebrities were leaked on 4chan and reddit, but sometimes it's hard for me to work what I want to say into a coherent blog post.
In the past few days Emma Watson has spoken out about gender inequality and in response been threatened with having nude photos of her put on the internet, which rather proves her point don't you think?
Surely if we're really in a world that no longer needs feminism then photos of women's bodies would not still be drawn out in an attempt to control us would they?
See the thing is it's not just famous people this happens to, for years people (mostly women) have had their accounts on sites hacked, revenge porn is hugely popular and recently Texas Law Courts decided that it's fine to upskirt people.
You don't even need to be naked for people to anonymously criticise and try to lay claim to your body, I already spoke a few months back about discovering that some of my photos had been used without my consent or the photographer's permission, and while they have mostly left me alone since then, photoshop threads still happen, ita threads still happen where 90% of the comments have nothing to do with the outfits (that the wearers didn't ask for your opinion of in the first place anyway), and are in fact messages of hate based on people's sizes, skin colour, hair texture, richness, poorness, every single thing they can pick at they do.
And the advice that is given to myself, those people in the ita threads, those people in the photoshop threads, and in comments on news articles about leaked nudes, and Emma Watson and "Gammergate"?
"Just ignore it, they'll go away."
Except that it doesn't really go away, if you're "lucky" they'll get bored and leave you alone, but they don't go away, they still exist, they learned nothing from this experience and will instead move on to someone else.
All you do by ignoring the problem is just pass it on to someone else and that is not ok.
Nothing ever changes if you ignore it.
I've been quiet for a while with photo shoots as I have been healing an injured ankle, but here I am again with a rope shoot!
As well as no airbrushing me in this set (I'm usually against airbrushing anyway), I wore no make up as I felt that it would be somewhat contradictory to the theme!
Photos and rope work by Kev36663
Dress by Forever in Black
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Monday, 22 September 2014
I have seen the original anime in both it's dubbed version and subtitled several times through, although I'm really bad at remembering the Japanese character names so I'll be referring characters as their westernised names within this post, I have also read a few of the mangas but not all because I've never had the cash to be able to justify completing my collection when I have so many other things I want or need to get first. I have unfortunately never managed to find a dubbed or subtitled version of the live action Sailor Moon. from what I've read Sailor Moon Crystal is a lot closer to the manga than the original anime is.
In order to compare the episodes respectively I watched both the original anime and Sailor Moon Crystal ( you can watch SMC on Hulu in some countries, I couldn't get that to play here in the UK so I googled and found a stream of it on another site, however I'm not sure how legal the stream is so I'm not going to link to it).
From this point onwards THAR BE SPOILERS!
So the episode opens pretty much where the last one left off, with the girls inspecting the new wand. Following that it turns out that unbeknownst to each other Serena and Darian have been having the same dreams from different points of view, except that they're not dreams are they Neo?
Next we find out that Tuxedo Mask has been telling the media that he has been committing crimes to try and find the imperium silver crystal Oh noes!
This confirms Luna's feeling that Tuxedo Mask is evil, although the girls aren't so sure, Serena notices that her new wand is very like the wand Sailor V has in the video game and wonders if perhaps Sailor V is one of them?
Meanwhile Queen Beryl is pissed that she doesn't yet have enough energy to bring back their leader, Nephrite begs for another chance and Zocite offers his services as King of Europe.
Back on earth Sereyna crashes into Darien yet again, and the girls ask who he is and if she maybe has a bit of a crush on him!
A mysterious woman appears on television talking about how everybody should look for the imperium silver crystal and everybody besides the scouts and Luna becomes hypnotised and starts frantically looking for the crystal.
Luna takes the girls to a secret room under the games arcade.
In the secret room Luna discovers that the source of the strange TV broadcast is the TV station (how strange!), and theorises that it must be Tuxedo Mask!
Serena refuses to belie this and runs off on her own whilst the others head off to face down the mysterious TV lady, who who would have guessed it turns out to be Zoicite in disguise!
Meanwhile Serena runs out of energy and faints, but is saved by Tuxedo Mask! The two talk about how powerless they feel and give each other their confidence back and head off to help the others, who Zoicite has managed to all but defeat, even Queen Beryl has come to to harvest their energy by the time Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask get there. Tuxedo Mask encourages Sailor Moon to use the new wand, which heals the other scouts and injures Zoicite meaning Queen Beryl has to carry him off like some kind of demonic angel!
Sailor Moon passes out again and Tuxedo Mask kisses her (dude she's unconscious, that's a bit creepy) and then carries her home, where he still is in the morning when she wakes up and finally twigs that the guy that looks like Tuxedo Mask without a Mask is in fact TUXEDO MASK!