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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Star Wars, By Picasso


If instead of an epic movie saga, Star Wars was a series of paintings by Pablo Picasso. (At Bit Rebel)

If Batman had a cooking show. We’d watch it. (At U Funk)

All children should dress like the Doctor. (At Geeks Are Sexy)

Huffington Post writer Jenna Busch opines on some of the problems facing geek girls today, as well as on the “Geek Girl Wars.” (At Girl Meets Lightsaber)

Our culture tells us that women who aren’t ugly shouldn’t have deep interests of any sort.  Yes, my friends, I am prepared for the shit storm that sentence is going to cause.  But look at which geek girls are being targeted as panderers and betrayers of their sex.  There are posts about how women who cosplay as Slave Leia or characters with any sort of sex appeal shouldn’t be taken seriously.  (Read Bonnie Burton’s fantastic post on SFX about this.)  There are posts about how hot, famous chicks couldn’t possibly be into geek stuff.  They’re just talking about it to get guys to think they’re cool.  (Oh my, how the worm has turned.)

These people at Fez-o-Rama put Cthulhu (and Google Chrome, and Lord Percy “Bob” Scuttlefish) on a fez. (At Laughing Squid)

Not gonna lie, I could probably find an occasion to wear that.

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  • Anonymous

    With regards to the post on SFX I thought that dressing up in the skimpy outfits that female
    characters are put into was problematic because the costume sexualizes the body
    and therefore wearer of the costume. There have been countless posts on this
    site alone with concern to why revealing costumes are impractical and why guns
    and cleavage don’t equal strong female characters. If wearing a gold bikini
    makes you feel sexy and empowered then by all means it’s your choice to wear
    one, but Leia didn’t choose to wear it. She didn’t look at her clothing choices
    for the day and decide it was the most badass thing to wear because you don’t
    get to choose what you wear (or anything else for that matter) when you are a
    slave. And as soon as she is free she THROWS ON SOME PANTS! So this costume
    doesn’t really represent her being strong it represents Jaba’s fantasy and her imprisonment
    which she has to overcome before she can be herself again. We shouldn’t be
    attacking each other on what we wear though, but we should be discussing why we
    are wearing it in the first place.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000132443742 Eric Bazilio

    Agreed. She was definitely pissed for being enslaved and being dresses in a skimpy outfit made of freaking metal.

    It shows when you notice how much strenght she put in pulling those chains. Those clothes represent Jabba’s diminishing objectification of Leia, nothing else. She was cool and didn’t deserve that. That’s how I felt when finally gettin around to watchng the movies as a teen.

    Do chicks deserve flak for cosplaying it? I don’t think so. It’s canon and its their prerogative. But a little reminder of the context of the clothing every now and them wouldn’t hurt.