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6/07/2013

SFWA Bulletin #200 cover by Jeff Easley

I don't see a problem here. Looks like Red just coup de grace'd a giant.


But apparently some chainmail panties are in a twist over it? Meh.

12 comments:

  1. "Meh" indeed.

    If the bitches don't like it they can leave...and don't let the door hit them on their way out.

    We Y-chromosome boys were in this hobby before it became cool and the vaginas started joining. Like hell we'll let them and their beta cohorts dictate what is suitable to write or draw.

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    1. Wow. No response to that.

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    2. "extra-chromosome boys"

      fixed that for you

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    3. Ah, but is that an extra Y or an extra X? I mean, the mental deficiencies are evident, but is there any hypogonadism?

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  2. Interesting. I've been thinking about the topic of "sexy" portrayal of females in figures and fantasy art and what sort of effect it has on women joining the hobby. I suppose I think about it more as I try to include my daughter in games. For me a lot of it is a time warp back to when I started, at about 12 years old. We were basically adolescent horn dogs and I think that comes out from time to time when we are older. Just my "marxist" thought for the day.

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  3. Yeah, that's how I would pose after I just wrecked a frost giant.

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  4. Jeff Easley's rendition of Red Sonja is an incredible piece of classic fantasy art. He is one of the grand masters. How else are you supposed to depict Red Sonja? Should she be wearing a frumpy sweater?

    Someone over at that i09 article also stated that Frazetta paintings were "gross"! Seriously? I had to stop reading after that.

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  5. +1 to Eugene's comment. If Red Sonia is no longer an acceptable fantasy art subject, fantasy art is dead.

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  6. I don't see any difference between this and Elmore's sluts, really.

    Anyway, E. Catherine Tobler is right about her reasons to leave (which go beyond a chick in bikni).

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  7. The cover wasn't why she stepped down. You should read more than the first paragraph if you're going to weigh in with your opinion on a topic, it helps to know what the topic actually is.

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    1. Uh-huh. But there has been a lot of talk specifically about this cover. And I didn't mention Tobler stepping down.

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