Is Wonder Woman Simply Eye Candy?

Is Wonder Woman Simply Eye Candy?

Is Wonder Woman Simply Eye Candy? As fans, we often have critiques on a character’s costume design, casting or direction of a specific story. First impression critique is an amazing element of comic fandom but when shots are fired regarding whether or not a character’s aesthetic is simply “eye candy for male gaze” I can’t help but feel a little sad as a fan and I guess as a female why this is a constant issue for people who have no interest in this subculture or why they feel to be of an authority to speak on behalf of women like myself, who’ve always loved fictitious heroes and never had a social issue on the aesthetic of neither male or female characters. As of recently, Wonder Woman‘s costume has been a hot topic in the world of social justice tumblr warriors and I’m honestly not shocked. For people who claim to support women, they sure as hell have an issue with every single thing that has to do with women, 

 I personally think DC is doing a decent job at making their super heroes’ costumes more realistic in most cases and toning down the primary colors which is modern and refreshing. These are my personal feelings regarding Wonder Woman’s outfit as well.

So why do feminists feel so threatened when many of them find comics distasteful, and at times bully comic fans on social media simply for their choice of entertainment? Who are you to say women like myself should have an issue with how super heroes dress in general when it doesn’t bother me?

I don’t even have the healthiest body image, but I do have a healthy enough of a mindset to continue to make progress each day in shifting my paradigm. I go to the gym (my friends on Twitter are probably sick and fucking tired of my gym tweets) to make myself feel emotionally and physically better and don’t feel compelled to force feed the world images of my very flawed body on Instagram demanding people start to see me as the icon of what should be considered sexy. 

We don’t need to cheapen anyone’s reputation simply for being physically fit and portraying a fictitious character who in this case, is an Amazonian warrior and like most super heroes, wouldn’t be able to defeat powerful villains if  she weren’t in shape.Women, we all need to focus on being better to ourselves and each other. We don’t achieve that by tearing every single thing that has to do with women, or what you assume men find attractive apart. 

Is Wonder Woman Simply Eye Candy?

I think Wonder Woman’s costume is very tasteful and modern. Her amazonium gauntlets are also really cool and much larger than older versions of her character which I found much relief in noticing.  It always bugged the hell out of me when her gauntlets were tiny since they serve a significant purpose and have a backstory all of their own. Let’s get back to appreciating super heroes like Wonder Woman for how bad ass they are and mute out the white noise from bitter feminists who can’t stand anything cool or anyone attractive. 

Is Wonder Woman Simply Eye Candy?

The Ghostbusters Don’t Need Feminism

The Ghostbusters Don't Need Feminism

As a woman and a geek, I’m never going to quite understand why 3rd Wave Tumblr Feminists have to tarnish every single aspect of my childhood, over season it with salt and spin it off as some sort of fucking brave stance. When women like myself object to their hysterics, I’m simply outcasted and anointed a submissive, meek, brainless servant to men. I guess women really ARE weak then? *shrugs* 

I don’t take offense to their tantrums, because there are bigger things to take offense about, like the Ghostbusters Reboot! Leave it to Social Justice Warriors to take something horrible like this blasphemous concept, regurgitate it into something even more horrible like trigger-warning-gender-issues-from-fictitious-fandom, and force feed it to us who actually considered the original Ghostbusters our childhood when they themselves had and have NO interest in the franchise itself. 

The Ghostbusters Don't Need Feminism

As a kid, I watched stuff like Ghostbusters on repeat. I never felt like I needed a hero, or cared about a character’s gender, ethnicity, size or species for that matter. All that mattered to me is whether or not I liked the film/game/comic/animation/series. I happen to be a girl of mixed minority ethnicities who grew up pretty humble and from a broken home. None of that shit mattered then, nor does it matter now. 

I had the freedom of imagination, and it was my escape from reality. That made many of us the wealthiest and most blessed of children, and our fandom played a major contribution to who we are today.  I could dress up as a Ghostbuster if I wanted to and sling on my proton pack, (Super Soaker 200o with backpack), and be an honorary member of the squad. Most of the time I wanted to be a fandom inspired, cooler version of myself in my daydreams anyway. Gender didn’t matter to me. 

 

The Ghostbusters Don't Need Feminism

So when I see shit like on this, courtesy of Tumblr, I want to pull my hair out of my head and hang myself with it. What this little girl needs is a role model in her life to help her gain the confidence to not need to be drawn to a character simply because their gender is identical to hers. Why are we trying to convince children that they NEED fictitious heroes based on gender? Let’s get back to appreciating great art, actors or all shapes sizes, genders and amazing creative concept. Let’s teach this little girl that one day, she too can create a kick ass franchise and she doesn’t need to look up to someone simply because they share the same gender as her or use it as an excuse for her temporary failures. 

 

The Ghostbusters Don't Need Feminism

 

The Ghostbusters Reboot trailers aren’t horrible because there happens to be 4 women starring. Get over it. It’s cringeworthy because it’s being turned into a B-rated wannabe carbon copy with primetime Disney Channel movie worthy CGI and just as awful punchlines. It’s like some sweaty Hollywood scum bag took the script of Bridesmaids and threw in some retarded cartoony ghosts and awkward one-liners and shamelessly slammed the GB logo onto it.  

 

The Ghostbusters Don't Need Feminism

The original Ghostbusters consisted of many elements. You had silly ghosts, but also very scary ones. The casts members brought so much contrast to each character, and thats why we loved the original cast so much. It had nothing to do with their gender, ethnicities or their aesthetics. 

The Ghostbusters Don't Need Feminism

Feminists, stop using your faux oppression as an excuse for poorly constructed entertainment and if you don’t like what us “geeks and nerds” think, then run off to your safe space and stay there please. 

 

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Gourmet Girl Graffiti Japanese Potato Salad Recipe

Gourmet Girl Graffiti Potato Salad Recipe

Hey Everyone!

So, before my old website was doxed I had recreated a picnic scene from the anime, Gourmet Girl Graffiti episode 8. I love recreating recipes I find in anime and doing so has inspired me to study more about traditional Japanese cooking and baking. I’ll most likely be doing so again since some of my friends online  have been requesting recipes, and I enjoy sharing them. ^_^

Gourmet Girl Graffiti Japanese Potato Salad Recipe

If you’ve never had Japanese potato salad before, it’s very light, fluffy, creaming and full of texture compared to the American potato salad I’m most familiar with, which is a bit heavy and sometimes contains too much mayo. Traditionally, Japanese potato salad calls for sliced deli ham, thinly sliced, par-cooked carrot, cucumber and onion, but there are a ton of variations I’ve come across and have had the pleasure of trying as each family has their own preferences. 

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Instead of boiling the hell out of your potatoes, I always recommend steaming them for potato salad. This will leave for a lighter and fluffier product, not weighed down and water-logged. I also recommend seasoning your cucumber with a little salt and letting them sweat out excess water. Don’t worry, potato dishes require A LOT of salt in order for them to be over seasoned. (which is why raw potatoes are used to absorb salt if you’re accidentally heavy-handed with salt while preparing soup! 😉 

Using these tricks will help your potato salad maintain it’s integrity instead of puddling. I hope you enjoy this recipe! ^_^ 

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Japanese Potato Salad
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 5 Red Potatoes - texture is much creamier than Russet
  2. 1/4 cup Cucumber -medium dice and prefer English cucumber
  3. 1/2 cup Ham - thinly sliced
  4. 1/4 cup Carrot - par cooked and thinly sliced
  5. 2 TBSP Yellow Onion - minced
  6. 1/2 cup Mayonaise
  7. 1 TSP Mirin
  8. 1 TSP Soy Sauce
  9. 1/2 TSP Sugar
  10. Sea Salt to taste
  11. Black Pepper To Taste
Instructions
  1. 1. Steam potatoes until fork tender. Peel while warm and easy to handle then let cool down completely.
  2. 2. blanch thinly sliced carrots for about 1 minute. They should be bright orange and still firm.
  3. 3. Slice cucumber and season with a little sea salt. This allows excess water to draw out. Dry with paper towel or tea towel.
  4. 4. Thinly slice deli ham. If you are vegetarian like I am you can use an alternative or skip this step.
  5. 5. Gently chop potatoes and add to a mixing bowl then place remainder of ingredients and fold gently.
  6. 6. Season with salt and fresh black pepper. Cover with cling wrap and let chill in the fridge. Best if you leave overnight but wait at least a few hours before serving.
Notes
  1. * It is important to allow potatoes to cool down completely before making potato salad to avoid food-born illnesses!
  2. *Recipes are guidelines. Feel free to add more or less of any ingredient for this recipe
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