Judging by my inbox a lot of you are jiving on Skyrim like crazy right now, and I’ll admit they did a great job with the female armor, check that concept art out.
Also here’s a cool gender-reversal fanart of the Skyrim wallpaper submitted by Alex, but can’t track down the source, alas.
Somebody please give me that wallpaper in a larger size. *____*
The wallpaper is on the Official Skyrim Website. Also, reblog for awesome female armor.
Odd, I’m getting a blank black page when I go there… :(
The one on the website is just the male version. :(
I’ve been avoiding random reblogs but I have to say- Skyrim has really impressed me with this.
There is no token “empowerment woman” standing on a pedestal somewhere, expecting praise while the men do all the real work. Instead, women are simply present at all levels throughout the game world. They’re thieves, merchants, Jarls, necromancers, blacksmiths, bartenders, beggars, mercenaries, town guards, servants and warriors. They even made female draugr models. This is a pretty stark contrast to BioWare’s rule that female characters must be sexy in order to even exist, and their mealy-mouthed excuses about system memory.
Bathesda gives us that most important thing that’s being squeezed from most women in media- variety. That thing so long reserved for male characters only. Variety means that you notice the woman wearing the low-cut dress instead of letting her bleed into a constant sea of the exact same sexy clothes. Suddenly the extra cleavage suggests the character likes to look sexy. It suggests something about who she is, and it’s a different something than the practical clothes of the blacksmith, or the warrior’s full plate armor.
Skyrim treats women like full participants in the world, like whole people, and it makes an enormous difference.
I am so fucking tired of this BETHESDA NOOOOOOO BIOWARE NOOO AAAGGHHHH bullshit. They can both be good. They excel at different aspects of storytelling and gameplay, can we just cut it with this either/or garbage already? Not everything is a motherfucking competition.