Ensign
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# 281
11-15-2012, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by hanover2 View Post
Oh, unclench.

You'd have to be pathologically uptight to have a problem with such an innocent picture.
/agree.

And apparently no one here's heard of cover fire while you take a new firing position, which would explain her running and taking a general-direction shot.

Sheesh!
Captain
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# 282
11-15-2012, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by tpalelena View Post
Aaaand our old friend the Handsome Phaser Guy is back! Well in a small size, but still!
Where? Where?!?
"It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
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Captain
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# 283
11-15-2012, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by nikdanger View Post
/agree.

And apparently no one here's heard of cover fire while you take a new firing position, which would explain her running and taking a general-direction shot.

Sheesh!
Yeah that's exactly what we did. Running from one firing position to another. Taking a gerneral-direction shot and looking filled with carnal desire at anybody who might have seen us. It's said to be quite distracting for enemy soldiers.
Captain
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# 284
11-15-2012, 08:54 AM
On the main page under the Server Up/down bar.

Also, on this page:
http://sto.perfectworld.com/about

Yes... maybe she is doing suppressive fire. Never thought of that.

Maybe the Vulcan females could get a seduce ability like that of orions ? Just kidding.
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# 285
11-15-2012, 09:19 AM
/supercriticalartcritique

Short version: unimpressed

Long version:

Firstly, I can see how the original piece is framed; in the original framing, it looks like the character is in a running action pose, phaser out and blasting.

However, the action shot fails firstly in the fact on how it's framed on the main web page. Her feet are buried underneath an info bar, leaving her looking like she's just floating in the frame, like the gravity plates went out on Deck 3.

Secondly, the eyes. Why is she looking at the viewer? If she's preparing to fire a phaser, shouldn't she be looking along the phaser instead of at the viewer?

Thirdly, she's Vulcan. Very little emotion, which doesn't do a lot for a Human audience. Dead eyes, expressionless face. In an action shot. It's like oil and water. Also, Vulcans look like space elves, which actually makes this character really similar to a lot of fantasy game characters, as opposed to a Sci-Fi/ Star Trek setting.

Fourthly, unzipped jacket. Certainly, any female character in STO has breasts, and there's obviously nothing wrong with that. However, the artist made a conscious effort to show the character with the jacket partially unzipped, revealing the part in the cleavage. It just smacks of pandering to the "Single Male Ages 18-35" demographic. Strong female characters don't need to show their cleavage to make a statement. The skirt was tastefully done, so it's disappointing that the artist would use such an overplayed trope.

It's certainly not as sexist and hideous as the PC Magazine cover other posters have displayed in this thread; that just drips of sleaziness ("Hey space sailor, I hear you like motorboats...").

/supercriticalartcritique

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Captain
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# 286
11-15-2012, 09:23 AM
I pretty much agree with the above post. It would look a lot better if she were looking at her target, and if her whole body was visible.
"It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-- Q

Last edited by psycoticvulcan; 11-15-2012 at 09:44 AM.
Ensign
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# 287
11-15-2012, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by szim View Post
Yeah that's exactly what we did. Running from one firing position to another. Taking a gerneral-direction shot and looking filled with carnal desire at anybody who might have seen us. It's said to be quite distracting for enemy soldiers.
Um...I've been married for 18 years, and I'm pretty sure that's more of a "I'ma gonna rip out one of your arms and beat you with it for leaving your dirty mug in the living room instead of washing it your own lazy self" instead of a look filled with carnal desire.

And yes, I'm typing with my one remaining arm.

Just sayin'.
Captain
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# 288
11-15-2012, 09:55 AM
Considering that a vulcan is three times stronger then a human of the same build, that is not something to be taken lightly!
Career Officer
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# 289
11-15-2012, 11:29 AM
It's worth mentioning that T'jiggle is far more modestly dressed than many of her Front Page Coverwoman counterparts.

Really, aside from the not-so-great "action" pose, she's pretty well dressed. No midriff, long sleeves, skirt's technically longer than any canon uniform with a skirt we saw, boots look like they could actually be used for hiking, she's not sporting any more cleavage than Troi did on a regular basis, etc.

I think people are blowing this a bit out of proportion.
Captain
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# 290
11-15-2012, 01:54 PM
I agree. Plus your signature sir, is pure awesome.

Some of those cover women are dressed a bit too revealingly for good military taste.
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