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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Princess Bubblegum Does Science had revealed a slew of new women’s t-shirts on their site including this one of Princess Bubblegum (also available in black and navy) from Adventure Time (coming to Netflix soon!). 

  • The Frisky presents the best moments from the Golden Globes in GIFs and videos.
  • Lots of news from DC Comics today. I, Vampire, DC Presents, and Superman Family Adventures have been cancelled. Robert Venditti (new Demon Knights writer) and Jim Zub are off the new Constantine book, Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes are on. Jim Zubkavich is off Birds of Prey, Christy Marx is on. Both those creator changes happened before the newly announced teams had an issue out, FYI. Paul Cornell also announced the end of Saucer Country over at Vertigo. (via The Beat)
  • The San Anselmo Planning Commission has approved a new park in California to be built on land donated by George Lucas. It will feature statues of Yoda and Indiana Jones. (via Yahoo)

A different kind of TARDIS ring. Just $16! (via Fashionably Geek)

Wil Wheaton’s phone made a funny when he downloaded World of Goo.

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  • Chanel Diaz

    Does that Iron Woman Photoshop count as ‘boob-shaped armor?’

    I always thought ‘boob-shaped armor’ was bad, because not even the ‘real-life’ military does it, probably for practical purposes. >_>

    Even “narcissistic” Tony Stark doesn’t seem to need a reason to make his “man-chest” pop out….

  • Anonymous

    I’ve never asked my female friends who are more chesty what they feel about plastic breast chest protectors in fencing, but I know they make them and women use them. They’re obviously not being used in exactly the same ways, but there’s still a lot of running back and forth and hits to the chest, and the risk of tripping and falling in a bout.

    I do know that other options are jackets with pockets in the front interior for “boob cups” to be inserted, which I have also seen used.

    Any female fencers here with insight?

  • Alex Young

    I’m a female fencer. Here’s what I know –

    It is illegal as a female fencer to fence without a chest protecter, at training and competitions.
    Cups are no longer allowed (seriously,did you see those things, they protected nothing).
    It is hilarious to chest bump a guy with one on. They forget until it’s too late the kind of crumple.

    Current chest protectors aren’t great, but it depends on money and what company you go with. I think they work by absorbing some of the impact. I’d never fence without one on. it’d hurt far too much, and cause more damage to the soft tissue than *most* fencers could to bone.

  • Laura Truxillo

    I didn’t fence, but I did a lot of sparring back in karate. The best you could hope for in a chest protected was something that had a bit of a curve over the breasts. But the idea of armor (or at least one of them), especially over the chest, should be to distribute the force of a blow, instead of allowing it to concentrate in one vulnerable area. So, curve, fine. Individual breast-cups? Less fine.

  • Kifre

    I loved my boob-molded chest protector back when I fenced sabre. I could not ever imagine using the boob-cups which are prone to slipping around in addition to providing less protection.

    That said, I would not use one (even a metal one) when doing medieval re-enactment. I like that nice, dome-y breastplate, in part for the same reasons the author puts forward in the link. For another thing, breast-armor is perforce form fitting. No room underneath for any sort of padded jack. For another, the dove-breast shape you generally see helps spread the force of a blow out and keeps it off of your body…which is kind of the point, right? But with the boob-molded protector, the force spreads out a little bit, but not nearly as much. For example, after a sabre bout, I discovered that really aggressive swipe (or seven) gave me a perfectly defined, blade-shaped welt through the protector, plasteron, jacket and lames. Whereas my partner’s plate is permanently creased from blows that might’ve broken bones, if not for the way the shape helped to spread out the impact and keep it away from his body.

  • Anonymous

    I know. Boob cups were kind of like hard plastic pasties. How much good could they actually do anyone?