Small Rant on Body Types
by CanecaDePapel at DeviantArt
[Image description: Alternating rough anatomical sketches and hand-written notes.
At the very top of the image is the header “IN ANIME”; the left-hand column begins with two anatomy sketches representing female anatomy as typically depicted in Japanese animation, while the right-hand column similarly begins with two examples of anime-typical male anatomy. The type of anatomical sketch used does not depict hair, nor any more facial detail than — sometimes — a centerline and/or eye or mouth latitude lines. Each figure is a different color than those adjacent to it, but none are realistic human skin colors, as opposed to bright pastel hues.
- Small Build
- Skinny, not athletic.
- We can only tell them apart because of slight height variation and cup / waist size. :/
- Fat GIRLS? Blasphemy.
- We can only tell them apart because some are skinny and some are muscular.
- Always the same build (i.e. large shoulders, tucked-in ass.)
- We only see short / frail looking guys in yaoi manga / anime
- No young and fat / chubby guys
Following the two columns of text, halfway down the page, a second header reads “IRL:” (abbreviation for in real life). Six figures with varying heights, breast shape/sizes, body types and postures follow, followed by the caption, “Women come in all sizes and shapes.” Another six figures, displaying varying heights, genital shape/sizes, body types and postures appear next, with the , “Men come in all sizes and shapes.” beneath the second line of figures.]
I guess when I watch too much animu, I get irritated about the lack of variety.
Don’t even get me started on ”gender roles”. That could take five full sheets of this.
i need this.
Some men have breasts and/or vaginas, of course, and some women have penises, and some people identify as neither wholly male nor wholly female (not to mention that there are any number of examples of individual manga and anime series which feature occasional or even regular characters with heavier or otherwise different body types, albeit usually restricted to ‘ugly’ and/or comic-relief characters); but this is a good rebuke of typically-problematic ways anime and manga stylize bodies, as far as it goes.
The next three. Also, I’ve hit my peak in terms of quality dialogue with page four. I will never write such beautiful, moving speech of this caliber ever again in my future endeavors in comics.
This is so awkward and endearing it hurts.
I can’t wait to see the next one :)
OMG I don’t know what this is but I WANT IT. A lot of it. Yesterday.
(I have heard of Mass Effect… it’s a game, I think? I love video games but virtually never play the kinds with shooting.)
There are three pages, so if you’re viewing this on my Tumblr, be sure to click the subtle little arrow ▸ to the right of the above image to continue reading!
Also, today is apparently reblog-illustrations day on my Tumblr?
Other also, “You can’t just jam your fingers into a guy’s cloaca like that.” FTW FOREVER
edit: Found the beginning of the comic! Sadly there seem to be only the six pages total thus far. But, now I have slightly more context.
edit 2: Nooo why did you change “cloaca” to “sheath”?! It was 19 million times funnier the other way…
With the silliness out of the way: Actually, this is one of six designs in the “Average Joe” line of realistic dildos. All of the designs were cast from the genitals of actual cismen — at least two of whom seem to be intact! (i.e. not circumcised) — and which are, by design, comfortably average in size, with a maximum length of 6” / 15.25cm and a maximum girth of 2” / 5cm. I’m generally wary of buying adult toys from places that aren’t Toys in Babeland, Good Vibrations, or Bad Dragon, but these are pretty tempting to an anti-size-queen* like me.
There’s a decent (not stellar, but more than just “flesh-tone” [sic] and newsprint-black) range of skin tones in the Average Joe line, too. Unfortunately for those with sensitivity to it, they’re made from latex… though that keeps the price reasonable and cleanup easy for the rest of us. Then again, for those allergic or averse to latex, there’s always the option of getting one of these kits, provided you can find a model willing to be immortalized. (And here’s a link to the Clone-a-Willy’s Amazon page, for those unable to access YouTube.)
Meanwhile, I’m still hoping for there to someday be a toy made with a foreskin (fauxskin?) that’s as much fun to play with as a naturally-grown foreskin… *sigh*
*I’m not against size queens; y’all are welcome to the huge cocks. I’m just like a size queen, actually, except I like them compact; the antithesis of the ginormous tackle size-queens desire. IDIC, etc.