Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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czar-shale submitted:



Heya, I’ve been reading your blog for a long time and finally decided to submit something. Covers like this always remind me of the fantasy armor College Humor sketch. “All the… erm… important parts are covered.” Also, as a guy, practical armor is much more appealing to me.

It’s funny how everybody behind her is so armored you can’t even see their faces too.  I think that cover actually depicts her going up to the person in charge of the armory and she’s like “okay, enough of this, give me armor or I will stab you in the face.”

Heya, I’ve been reading your blog for a long time and finally decided to submit something. Covers like this always remind me of the fantasy armor College Humor sketch. “All the… erm… important parts are covered.” Also, as a guy, practical armor is much more appealing to me.

It’s funny how everybody behind her is so armored you can’t even see their faces too.  I think that cover actually depicts her going up to the person in charge of the armory and she’s like “okay, enough of this, give me armor or I will stab you in the face.”

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    Crucia is a bitch
  2. marroncito reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    man + armor = feel strongfemale + armor = feel strong - strong + sexy = ???
  3. tushytantrums reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Psh. Everyone knows that girls go out to war in nothing but metal bikinis!
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    Jesus christ. Now, I fucking love and support the idea of characters in fantasy games being able to engage in physical...
  8. fuzzy-goldfish reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Those knives are entirely too close to her everything. I don’t care if they are dull, those points are pokey.
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  10. entelechyengine reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    This crap drives me crazy, and I am genuinely disturbed by the universality of the sexualization of the designs of woman...
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  13. elkian reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Freezing cold out and she gets a metal bikini….also she’d stab herself if she tried to bend her waist even a little,...
  14. kakugori said: And then look at her face compared to the body. The body is, for all purposes, carefully rendered and detailed. And then that face is flat, fake and not even the same color.
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  16. magicalgirlvakarian reblogged this from oktaviavseckendorff and added:
    I don’t know what you guys are complaining about, her lingerie looks quite nice. I don’t think she’ll be comfortable...
  17. oktaviavseckendorff reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    It’s absolutely ridiculous because they almost always juxtapose shit like this with heavily armored men in the...
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  21. virtualcarrot said: Well, I do agree that she is ridiculously armored, but as for anatomy, I have to say this is pretty realistic. Alright, so maybe there IS a problem with the head and the neck, and her hips could be a little wider, but otherwise. We’ve seen worse.