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About Deviant Official Beta Tester Dan ShiveMale/United States Group :iconegs-official: EGS-Official
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  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: The Power Rangers Theme--I mean, Mozart
  • Drinking: Coffee
I'm on Tumblr -


I'm bound to continue to post all "finished" images on DA, but there may wind up being more sketchy stuff on ze Tumblrs. And, you know, words and stuff.


Dan Shive
United States
Favourite genre of music: Any music that results in me visualizing music videos in my head
Personal Quote: The slightest opening for confusion will inevitably let in a breeze.


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Rathdrgnknight Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
I apparently can't make an account on the EGS forums for some reason, so I'll comment here:
I ADORE Catgirl!Tedd's hairstyle. it's just so cute! I hope she keeps it.
peridotdreams Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mr. Shive,

A recommendation for your next sketchbook/wallpaper idea: From the August 11 '14 EGS comic, a shrunken Rhoda either dealing with her situation or in Catalina's hands - whether Catalina is furry or not is up to you.

Take care, and thank you for writing and drawing!
JamsnJellies Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a whole lot for watching me!
Dragon-Tamer795 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  New member
Whoa, Tedd's hair just went considerably darker.
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ah, Leia's slave bikini... okay, okay, here I go.  Can't help it, it's on.  I'm a geek, all geeks have triggers, you just hit one of mine.  I think "Jedi" was a weak link in the original trilogy but I gotta speak up.  I'm sorry, just skip this if you're disinterested.  Here's my Leia's Bikini dissertation.

It sure seems silly from an objective point of view, that thing.  And it is!  I mean, the whole point of putting her in it was to demonstrate the villainy of a disgusting crimelord.  That, and fan service.  But, y'know... I'll play devil's advocate.

Whenever I recall Leia in that metal bikini I don't see vulnerability.  Carrie Fisher gave Leia an attitude which made the outfit seem somehow... irrelevant to her.  You could ogle her, sure, but from her perspective she was still just on a mission.  It's that indifferent determination that I always remember whenever I think of her in that getup.  And I'm glad that she had the chance to demonstrate that.

And anyway, as far as fanservice goes... it says something that even after thirty years many of us still fantasize about Princess Leia in that gold bikini.  Hell, many of us weren't even born at the time, but it's all over DeviantArt.  Like Raquel Welch in her fur, it's become an enduring little piece of pop culture.

Certainly, it speaks to the memorable nature of the original films when compared to the prequels.  Will most people remember Natalie Portman's Padme Amidala to such an extent?  I really doubt it.  And that's not because of the outfits they wore, it's because of the actresses.  Carrie Fisher's princess was simply such an effective protagonist, we'll always think of her fondly.  That's what audiences found attractive, and what elevates the silly harem outfit.  Portman, on the other hand, fell victim to the same dearth of characterization which plagued most of the prequels.  The elaborate royal attire, the white bodysuit in the arena, none of her costumes leave much of an impression on me because her character didn't leave an impression on me.  Which just makes me appreciate the old trilogy all the more.  And that's my Leia's Bikini speech.

The Ewoks, though... I ain't defending the Ewoks.
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