Sunday, November 6, 2011

Episode 7: Boobies!

(Click to listen. Uses Flash)

Part I: Geeky Stuff

Administrative Stuff:

  • There's an explicit tag for this podcast, as we talk about the female anatomy in art.
  • Also, please let us know about the audio quality. We're trying to make improvements, as we record over Skype.


Book Stack:

  • Sandy:  
    • Tiassa (Vlad Taltos) Highly recommended for continuing fans of the Taltos series.
    • Leviathan --- A steampunk world set on the brink of our history’s World War I, with an england that’s figured out genetic modification to an extent that they have bizarre crossbred animals bred for war and industry. On the other side of the sea, Germany has incredibly large and complex machines, especially big walker-style robots.
  • EspaƱa; One Con Glory --- Movie/comic ready account of a geek girl and her adventures at a SDCC style convention. Highly recommended for any con-goer & fan (The author's website:

Topic du Jour:

The girls do a short dive into the topic: Why do Women in video games, comic books, or SF/F art always seem to wear very little armor?

This topic is pretty vast and there are a lot of nuances. The girls talk about why this is and how it's much as they can within 30 minutes....

Blogs from Women Artists & Gamers about the subject:

An excellent art site filled with women in reasonable armor

A photograph of male version of some of the female "pointless" armor as an example (NSFW!!!)


Part II: Crafty Section

Pointy Sticks & Crooked Hooks

  • Sandy:

    • Apres Surf hoodie.
    • Still working on the Afghans for Afghans. She had a problem with gauge & tension from working in the round to flat knitting (afghans For Afghans main site. The current drive is asking for mainly sweaters, also vests, mittens, socks, hats, and blankets, in wool or animal fibers ONLY, due date January 2012.)
  • Jade:

    • Everybody knows, from Knitty 2008 -- using Frank handspun from TDF 2011. She might need to spin up more of Frank.
    • Stephen West's Daybreak. Using Cascade Venezia Sport in Copper & Cobalt blue
    • Gift for a friend using handspun Targhee in the Malificent colorway from Abstract Fibers.
    • She finally got the knitting machine over to the store for replacement parts (the sponge). Now, she just needs to get it back in order to start the Doctor Who scarf for her Viking.


Jade is still plugging away on Gretta as she hasn't had time to spin lately. She's 6 ounces into a 2lb fleece....

Make it Sew

Jade talks about her adventures in Fez making

Halloween Costuming

  • Sandy talks about her dead Frida Kahlo costume, and how she got away with making it for $25.00
  • Espana wore her most comfortable costume yet. She & friends cosplayed the roommates from The Young Ones
  • Jade dug into her costume closet to pull together an Indiana Jones/adventurer costume for work.

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