Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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At this point the usual butt and boobs pose is almost pedestrian. XD

At this point the usual butt and boobs pose is almost pedestrian. XD

No matter how hard they tried, her legs just could not run away from her body.

No matter how hard they tried, her legs just could not run away from her body.

Besides looking stupid, the need to show thigh and breasts in fighting stances means that the heroine is going to be one ineffective fighter.  Her front leg sticking out prevents her from getting any leverage to attack and her chest is already so rotated towards us, how much more can she turn to slash?  

Besides looking stupid, the need to show thigh and breasts in fighting stances means that the heroine is going to be one ineffective fighter.  Her front leg sticking out prevents her from getting any leverage to attack and her chest is already so rotated towards us, how much more can she turn to slash?  

Won’t the troll be surprised when her torso spins another 90 degrees and she shoots him in the face.

Won’t the troll be surprised when her torso spins another 90 degrees and she shoots him in the face.

That armor’s too strong for blasters.  Rogue group, use your harpoons and tow cables.

That armor’s too strong for blasters.  Rogue group, use your harpoons and tow cables.

These artists will be disappointed when they find out that in real life, women tend to face the direction they want to shoot in (also we tend to wear things over our thongs).
The skimpy clothing for women always confuses me, by the way.  What’s the weather like here?  Either the women are cold, or the men are hot.

These artists will be disappointed when they find out that in real life, women tend to face the direction they want to shoot in (also we tend to wear things over our thongs).

The skimpy clothing for women always confuses me, by the way.  What’s the weather like here?  Either the women are cold, or the men are hot.

Artemis’ spine is twisted, Wonder Woman’s legs are ridiculously messed up, and yet the thing that bugged me first is how Artemis was planning to slash at Wonder Woman when her arms are already at full extension.  

Artemis’ spine is twisted, Wonder Woman’s legs are ridiculously messed up, and yet the thing that bugged me first is how Artemis was planning to slash at Wonder Woman when her arms are already at full extension.  

Somebody asked me how one would even start to get into that position.  It’s actually not that complicated.
1. Break your spine.
2. Break it again.
(Panel from Uncanny X-Men #323, Marvel Comics)

Somebody asked me how one would even start to get into that position.  It’s actually not that complicated.

1. Break your spine.

2. Break it again.

(Panel from Uncanny X-Men #323, Marvel Comics)

How exactly is this a fight?  And why is Shi’s arm growing from where her armpit should be?
(I see this quite a bit actually.  The first post on this tumblr is like this.  The artist only wants to draw the front of both women (BEWBS! CROTCH! FACE!) so both of them are “fighting” facing us and it looks hilarious.)

How exactly is this a fight?  And why is Shi’s arm growing from where her armpit should be?

(I see this quite a bit actually.  The first post on this tumblr is like this.  The artist only wants to draw the front of both women (BEWBS! CROTCH! FACE!) so both of them are “fighting” facing us and it looks hilarious.)

Stop trying to hit me and HIT ME!

Stop trying to hit me and HIT ME!