Thursday, 14 June 2012

Feminism, Objectification, Tomb Raider: E3, The Verdict

Yesterday, I posted a picture of Lara Croft as a Disney Princess using Disney Princess Creation tool. I tried to make a Disney Princess version of myself, but when I realised the tool didn't have glasses (because there's no such thing as a myopic princess, apparently), I moved on to Lara, at which point I discovered the tool didn't even have the kind of clothes that would facilitate going outside, let alone go adventuring.

Lara Croft as a Disney Princess, apparently.

Little did I know how relevant it would turn out to be once I finally got round to catching up on all the Tomb Raider coverage from E3. Not since Lara Croft first emerged in her short shorts has the series attracted so much feminist ire (here, here, here, etc). So even though the Well-Rendered High Horse died long ago from malnutrition and neglect, I'm going to exhume its corpse and flog it a little as I try and determine why this is, and whether it's a bad thing for the series.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Do NOT drive whilst using this product! Also chickens.

Anyone want to guess where I've been for the last couple of weeks? Here's a clue:

This is my favourite bit:

Is that because they're alcoholic? Because I can see how that would be a problem.