Sadly towards the end it strayed a lot from the non-PC mindset. It was around then that Andrew left a lot of the illustrating and probably the writing to other peoplethese just make me sad. one of the things that made homestuck so great and uniqe was that it was very not pc. and the sjw people just ruin it. i'm so tired of seeing those uglyfied homestuck characters on my dash and i actually get excited when i see a single good homestuck drawing that does not contain any sjw bullshit.
Out of this abomination the thing that annoys me the most is the sweater stripes just being straight and not moving with the folds of the cloth. It's so jarring and so dumb that's what I'm stuck on.
Tails is a kid too, but as the BNHA fandom can tell you sexualizing underage boys is fair game as long as you slap some queer identity on them (if you notice despite their puritan stance on how the female characters look theyre fujos through and through)think that Tails was given the wrong hormones. Look at those breeder hips.
A big part of the problem is that the vast majority of these artists clearly aren't drawing from life when making these design choices, and often refuse to do so. Women can have squarer jaws, broader than average shoulders, and be muscular, but that doesn't mean that those features are going to look exactly how they'd look on a man. There's a ton of subtlety and nuance to how features translate on both sexes while still being identifiable as male or female, and humans are absolute masters at instinctively picking up on those differences with very few real life cases where those sensors are 100% fooled, and capturing those kinds of nuances in art is definitely a skill.That being said, it is a double standard that I have to agree is wrong. I saw so many people complaining about how men don't "understand women with square jaws" or shit like that and that's really not the case. Yeah, you don't need doubles d's and wide hips to be considered a women, but these people seem to believe that if every trained woman doesn't look like She-Hulk it's sexist. Like, no. Even the most trained women still look like women. The Samus I saw earlier didn't even look like Samus. Where's her blond hair? Her shoes? Hell, they even reduced her breast size in the pic too, making her look even more manly. When I first saw it, I thought it was some genderbent Samus, which could work.
What I'm trying to say is that I'm tired of these people clearly drawing men as women and trying to play it as progressive. It's just another form of conservatism. Reduce the breast size because big breasts are somehow sexist, but ignore how other girls with big breasts don't appreciate these guys acting like having huge boobs is a bad thing. These people give women manly frames despite the fact that even the most well-trained women body builders still keep their figure.
that's, exactly my point ...Those are hatch-marks indicating the top of the cheek and the bottom of the lower eyelid. You can even see how they bend as she opens her mouth. They're far more than just "random lines", they give information about expression that are important when you want to convey emotion in subtle complex ways that less detailed kawaii desu animu can't do. That is to say, they look good because they mean something.