Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Sulumor's Shiny New Wardrobe: Fixing Past Edition Fashion Disaster

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    I'm okay with the nun outfit, provided they dialed back the harlotry to a more practical level. After all, she's supposedly walking around in the desert a lot. Make the uniform look practical for desert weather.... you can always flash the fanservice-ecchi stuff in your By Rage Recast gloryshot.


    I used to know things. Forbidden things.

    Comment


    • #17
      Originally posted by Zironic View Post
      What I like about the Dragonblooded cover is that all the sigs have the colour of their aspect except for Memnon that goes "Fuck that, I'm pink and I dare you to question me about it".
      Dare accepted. Should I ever play in a game that runs across Memnon, my character will ask "Why pink?"

      Comment


      • #18
        Originally posted by Zironic View Post
        What I like about the Dragonblooded cover is that all the sigs have the colour of their aspect except for Memnon that goes "Fuck that, I'm pink and I dare you to question me about it".
        I absolutely love Mnemon's pink fashion-plate princess look, and I hope it never changes.



        "The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground." -G.K. Chesterton

        Comment


        • #19
          Originally posted by Jen View Post
          [...]botched plastic surgery[...]
          Blame the artist, who also did the un-Panther on the Compass: East cover.
          Check it out, and know disdain.

          Comment


          • #20
            Originally posted by semicasual View Post
            Freely displayed tits, pecs, and/or ass are the most common and (to my way of thinking) laziest means of making a character stand out*. There are two ways to solve this:
            1. No naked people.
            2. Entire populations of naked people, in which the individual naked people aren't highly irregular.

            #2 might be the better option for this setting, as long as they don't come from the North.
            Yeah agreed. Got old when so many female NPCs just became parts of the T&A brigade - the sig Midnight and Malefactor, and who can forget the cover of the 1e Savant & Sorcerer...

            Meh, pecs are nothing. The equivalent to "topless sado-nun's skin sloughing off because Malfeas Charm" in MOEP Infernals or "other sado-nun Abyssal" In Scroll of Exalts and/or SotM is a really explicit penis bulge in tight pants or something.


            "Chicanery-No: If a player uses this Charm in an abusive or exploitative manner, the ST may punch him right in the goddamn face." --TheDementedOne

            "Happiness is very brittle and short-lived in the Exalted community, because ressentiment is our cultural touchstone." --Gayo

            Comment


            • #21
              Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post

              Dune People suddenly becoming ugly
              I have seen this mentioned everywhere except in any published book. Are you absolutely certain it's not some strange collective hallucination?

              Comment


              • #22
                Originally posted by Brasstreader View Post
                I'm okay with the nun outfit, provided they dialed back the harlotry to a more practical level. After all, she's supposedly walking around in the desert a lot. Make the uniform look practical for desert weather.... you can always flash the fanservice-ecchi stuff in your By Rage Recast gloryshot.
                You don't really need "practical for desert weather" clothing when you have Transcendent Desert Creature.


                "Chicanery-No: If a player uses this Charm in an abusive or exploitative manner, the ST may punch him right in the goddamn face." --TheDementedOne

                "Happiness is very brittle and short-lived in the Exalted community, because ressentiment is our cultural touchstone." --Gayo

                Comment


                • #23
                  I've found a lot of the costume design for the NPCs to be a little lackluster or even inappropriate given the kind of life that these characters live. A good example is Mnemon. She's the eldest of the Scarlet Empress' children, she's a powerhouse who is incredibly young-looking for her age. Why on earth would she be wearing dull-coloured drapes and a matching tiara? She looks like she's swimming in her clothes. She doesn't have to dress like a slut, but good god she could be wearing clothes that fit her and compliment her body. In fact, I have always felt that the citizens of the Realm would wear the most fashion-forward garments of any civilization. Sure, some of them would be unfortunately ostentatious.

                  Here's a decent example of a look that (aside from the legs) covers most of the body, looks expensive and powerful and could fit in a fantasy setting. Here's a queen in white and black (could work for a wealthy Earth-Aspected Dynast).

                  And I completely agree that Demetheus should show off as much skin as possible. He has a great body and I want to see all of it, or as much of it as is tasteful. I'd be fine if he just wore leather pants and bracers.


                  Comment


                  • #24
                    I imagine Mnemon's outfit in those pictures isn't her fancy dress look. It looks more like something she'd go around in when doing her standard business. Attractive, practical (armored, even), but not terribly flashy.

                    I like the Scarlet Empress's look. I think it's distinctive enough that it stands out, and still looks impressive enough to, well, be impressive. In drawn art, especially comic-book sorta style, I like simple, bold designs that stand out, instead of intricacies that often just become muddled.

                    Now that I think about it, it wouldn't be hard to imagine that the Realm's current fashion isn't ostentatious or extravagant, but more a simple bold look. Perhaps more inspired by Roman Imperial looks? A quick internet search gets me pictures of an angusticlavia and laticlave, the former being the official outfit of the equestrian order, and the latter being what senators wore. I could get behind Realm fashion being derivative of those kinds of outfits.


                    Book of the Emerald Circle
                    Custom Sidereal Charms
                    Expanded Sidereal Linguistics

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      I could be incorrect but I think in some ancient cultures, open displays of wealth were discouraged for fear of inciting rebellions. This was the reason why Sparta had its minimalist aesthetic, historically. The Realm doesn't seem like it'd hold these values as the Immaculate Philosophy clearly places the Dragonblooded on a higher pedestal spiritually and socially aside from their obvious political and economic dominance.

                      I like the Empress' look as well. Well, I think her hairpiece is a bit comically ridiculous but overall I like her look. I still can't get behind Mnemon's garment - you can be practical and have business attire without looking like a boring, bloated parade float.


                      Comment


                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Elfive View Post

                        I have seen this mentioned everywhere except in any published book. Are you absolutely certain it's not some strange collective hallucination?
                        Can you rephrase that? I'm not entirely sure how to parse your statement.

                        Comment


                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post

                          Can you rephrase that? I'm not entirely sure how to parse your statement.
                          He's saying he doesn't know where nudist dune people come from. He hasn't seen that in any book and might just be a fan cannon that we all latched on to without it actually being in published lore.


                          Comment


                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Jen View Post

                            Her face structure and that pounty lip is enough to make her an alluring seductress me think. Though I can't think of any Evil Buddhism character with cloth that scream EVIL.
                            Roughly half the antagonists in Journey to the West, for starters.


                            Duly Elected Guild Hierarch of the Onyx Path Forums

                            http://northernfoxgames.com/

                            Comment


                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Brasstreader View Post
                              I'm okay with the nun outfit, provided they dialed back the harlotry to a more practical
                              I really wish you were being sarcastic right now.
                              I know you're not, but I still wish this was the case.

                              What practical purpose does clothing serve when you can make yourself bulletproof, feel no changes in temperature or moisture and have the body of a goddamn swimsuit model?

                              And if you say modesty so help me, I will reach through the internet and choke you.


                              Duly Elected Guild Hierarch of the Onyx Path Forums

                              http://northernfoxgames.com/

                              Comment


                              • #30
                                There are wrathful deities in Tibetan Buddhism that could be interpreted as being evil (if you don't understand why they're actually terrifying and violent). A good example of a feminine wrathful deity would be Palden Lhamo.


                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X