Alex Ross ~ the cover art for “Marvels”
-That is the Preview issue.
-The first print of #s 1-4 were released as lenticular covers, with the black border and letters as a separate sheet of clear plastic. Underneath was the art. Gorgeous.
-That is the first printing of the Trade Paper Back.
So I saw a post on how American Apparel markets unisex clothing, but I couldn’t actually find a unisex section on their website. I did however notice this. The sweatshirts one is particularly illuminating.
Selling men’s clothes to men, and selling women’s bodies to… ?
American Apparel is really fucking horrible for many, many reasons, but here’s another example.
American Apparel’s advertising is a PERFECT example of the way that we sell products to men through advertisements and sell women’s bodies to men even though they’re being used in advertisements for women’s products. It’s a fantastic example of how the female body is treated differently than the male body, how it’s seen as intrinsically sexual, and how this is totally normalized within our culture. To be clear: i’m not saying there’s anything wrong with women’s bodies being sexual, or women being seen as sexual beings. We are sexual beings! What I am saying is that there’s something deeply problematic when that sexualizing is only happening for women, and when that sexuality turns into objectification through a male gaze. To illustrate, here’s a screencap from the AA homepage right now:
because a picture of a woman’s ass that she is spreading with her fingers and the slogan ‘get wet’ is not an objectification of women’s bodies for the male gaze AT ALL, and we would totally see these types of images and ads for male swimsuits too! -________-
i feel like they’re making this obvious to see what we would say and to see how mad we as this society would get.
you hate the pictures, but love the clothes
I don’t even get it. if you were advertising those women’s clothes for men, that’s one thing, however men AREN’T going to buy those women’s clothing, so i don’t really get it…
…but there IS a new Mario game coming out this year. And a new Mario Kart. And a Pokemon game. And Yoshi. And Wario. And Pikmin. And a shitload of indie games. And I’m willing to bet a bunch of stuff we don’t even know about.
I love when shitty webcomics cherry-pick shit to make their comics work.
Dude, Gamefreak specifically said Pokemon is not meant to be a console game and I don’t see why this is a bad thing. Why would you base Nintendo’s success on a successful portable franchise staying portable? Pokemon works terribly as a console game.
Like I don’t think Nintendo is making all the right moves at all and have been actually making some poor marketing decisions. However, to think it will fail off the bat or that Microsoft or Sony are doing much better is a riot in itself.
No one wants to actually see Nintendo fail other than tryhard dudebros.
Dreamcast’s failure was one that was inevitable, regardless of a possible success. Sega had already made SEVERAL HUGE failures in the past with the Mega CD and Saturn among other things.
Nintendo’s failures, while not to be ignored, do not really measure up to what lead to Sega’s fallout with console making.
Exactly! I’m not denying Nintendo made some boneheaded decisions, but I don’t see why people need to call doom and gloom on a console that’s barely a half-year old, and before its heavy-hitters are even finished.
cause it’s hip and happening to do so?