Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Fat Rant

This post from Ann Althouse brought on the need to rant, but I resisted it! Well, not entirely, it's a "fat rant" on You Tube and I always rant about fat because even skinny people are made to worry about being fat and it's so stupid and I think about all my life thinking I was fat and how much of a waste it was not to *feel* thin and pretty even when I *was*. Grrrrr.

So anyhow, later on I see this on Instapundit, which has nothing to do with fat women, and I followed Glen's follow-up link to this blog and I'm now looking at artwork by Frank Franzetta.

I actually own the book with this on the cover.

Just LOOK at the bulges. Look at the rolls! Isn't it glorious?

Oh, in real terms Franzetta women aren't fat *either*, not really, but they aren't even slightly thin. I mean... they have butts! Big butts! And breasts and belly bulges and *thighs*.

And they wear tiny little metal bikinis and prance about in naked primitive glory and aren't the least bit worried that someone is going to point at a cellulite dimple and shriek.

Sort of says something that male fantasies and female fantasies really aren't that different. ;-)


Blogger Tom Blogical said...

I thought those "rolls" were muscle I think there is a subtle insinuation that she's a sabre-tooth tiger in bed.

Oh...where's the chickens? Your tag line promises chickens!! ;-)

10:55 PM  
Blogger Tom Blogical said...


There is supposed to be a period between muscle and I.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Ymarsakar said...

I didn't even notice tom. I just started off the new sentence as if it had always had a period before it.

I tend to think there might be different motivation aspects going on.

Male fantasies of that sort may be predominantly about strength. A strong woman, physically. Warrior-princess deal. Female fantasies then relates to what you wrote, which is primarily comfort or societal expectations. Meaning, a sense of freedom that goes with having such an ability that allows one to dress in such a way.

I lost that picture-link that Matthew Furey had of the woman that was doing and holding a chin-up with only two fingers on each of her hand. OUt of a possible five, that is. That kind of strength I find attractive, and it does tend to translate into atheltic body builds which more or less means slim although not "thin". Because characteristically "thin" women can be broken like sticks. Not enough muscle in the shoulder/tricep region. It is not that they aren't thin, it is that looking weak trumps any sense of thinness in my view.

Fragility is a different concept in a way, that's a personality issue the way I see it. You can have small petite women that are tough as nails and you can have the opposite.

1:10 AM  
Blogger Ymarsakar said...

Here's the male version of power, in a sense

A woman doesn't need a body builder's muscles to be strong, after all.

1:18 AM  
Blogger Tom Blogical said...

Alright, I'll go along with that. I always thought Red Sonja was a sexy cartoon girl also.

As far as Matt Furey goes, I think he's full of crap about forms of resistance and cardio training aside from bodyweight exercises, although you can get just as fit with his methods. The problem is it takes 4 times longer to get the same results.

Check out Ross Enamait. Now that guy is ripped. He's got a great bodyweight only book out called Never Gymless; plus he recommends specific training regimens and tells you why you should perform the exercises at what times. (I don't agree with his Organic Food only recommendations.) Plus, you'll never see videos of Matt Furey on his website.

6:45 AM  
Blogger Synova said...

Did you check out Franzetta's gallery and website?

10:15 AM  
Blogger Ymarsakar said...

I don't know who you are addressing Syn, but for me, yes I did.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Tom Blogical said...

Yes, it was interesting.

3:16 PM  
Blogger The Vegas Art Guy said...

Franzetta is an incredible artist. I don't like women with no flesh on their bones. I want healthy and happy. That too much to ask?

4:24 PM  

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