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Common ass design flaw

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:00 PM
I'll never understand why hardcore fighters are regularly depicted wearing high heels.
For a moment, humor me. Find a pair of 6 inch stilhettos.
Now. Lift your foot and kick as hard as you can and see what happens.
Sure you have no balance so you probably fell on your ass, broke the heel and your ankle. These fighters are trained says you!
Look up the laws of kinetic friction, and momentum and pressure and GODDAMN COMMON SENSE.
I don't see why it's expected of these characters to even walk around for more than half an hour in those torture stilts, let alone do acrobatics that 97% of the population can't even do ALL WHILE WEARING THEM.
It doesn't matter how wide you make the heel, it doesn't make it easier to do gravity defying stunts in or make it much more comfortable. Maybe they're okay to stand in for 45 minutes rather than 30.
Everytime I see a movie with some femme fatale in Catwoman like stilhettos, I facepalm. If you watch, the stuntperson always has flat boots on because they're normal and can't do that shit without. Flat. Heels.
I'm not actually specifying a gender on this one because I've recently seen several male action types wearing stilhettos as well which just confuses me. Men, you're free of this shit, why the hell start bringing it on yourselves?!
JAPAN. WHAT ARE YOU DOING. JAPAN. STAAAAHP!!!

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jamaicancrocodile Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Writer
that goes along with the universal law of having skimpy outfits in the middle of war and/or fight. you CANNOT protect yourself if you are wearing half of a cotton tanktop (bosoms hanging out) one shoulder cuff and an arm brace. unless you are superhuman (which most arent') it doesn't make sense. thus, these coalate with your high heel theory

and on high heels: you're right, it doesn't matter the thickness of the heel. it is the amount of slope you have. if you have six inch stilettos that make your feet look like jessica rabbit's then you won't be able to wear those things for more than 15-20 at the most.
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AlishmcMalish Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. all of that frustrates the crap out of me and I can't stand that there's nothing that can really be done about it.
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jamaicancrocodile Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Writer
if nothing else, it gives us something to complain about i guess. i mean, i walked around the mall the other day in heels and thought i would absolutely die. i was really thinking: how do those characters in stilettos run aftr people and kick their asses? i can't even walk around for an hour
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Farenheit-451 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I severely disagree with BabylonSabby, it is as easy to create a strong, female character as it is to create a strong, male character. Why would it be more difficult? We are all just human, treat a woman like a human, someone interesting and complex, with a history that has shaped her, and you'll have a strong, relatable character.

The media insists on portraying 'strong' woman as tits and ass who can kick butt as the 'ideal' strong woman, but physical strength and agility are just part of being strong, not the whole kit and caboodle. Killing machines aren't very interesting, its thoughts and emotions and actions based off of them that makes people interesting. So many movies (and other mediums) have kick ass women taking direction from a man, not their own desires, that is a problem as well.

But anyway, treating a woman like a person who has their own thoughts in their head (besides, "Look at me, I'm hot and can kick a bad guy unconscious!), in other words, treating a woman, fictional or not, with respect, is how you create a great character.
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AlishmcMalish Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Besides, everyone always talks about STRONG FEMALES but why do we never hear STRONG MALES? Look at Michael Cera. He's the exact opposite of anything strong ever yet he keeps getting roles for reasons I cannot understand. He's weedy and uncharismatic. In fact movies seem to like having dorks with "strong" women nowadays.
So now shes expected to be the hero, carry the baby and make the sandwich all while having a Jessica Rabbit figure. Seriously?
But exactly. Hollywood seems to think a strong woman is someone who acts like a MAN. A female apparently can only be strong if she rejects her gender. Bullshit.
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vitaliusdeosgirl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
One word, Kuroshitsuji XD
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AlishmcMalish Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OHGOD. I still think he's actually a she.
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vitaliusdeosgirl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I hope soXD otherwise those heels will be questionableXD
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NightMargin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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AlishmcMalish Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OHMYGOD PERFECT <3<3<3
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