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March 06 2018

New Direction?

So, I've been trying to think about how I want to work with this blog. I'm worried it might be something of dead weight.

Fortunately, I think I've found my niche. The downside to this will be losing a lot of the original objective, but if that's what I need to keep this afloat, so be it.

I'm going to start taking sociology a bit more seriously starting now, hopefully in a push for equity for everyone. Not everything I say will be accepted immediately, but they are very much things I need to say.

So here's hoping we can see some big changes!
Tags: announcement

January 29 2018


Another productive week come to a close, and just in time for it to be a month! As such, here are some final thoughts for you guys.

I'm trying to decide if I want to continue doing that thing I do. Every day I go on my Facebook or Twitter, I tend to see a story about how someone said Them, Too about a guy... keep in mind all we have is their word. I'm sure the possibility that women, as humans, also lie never crossed their minds when the justice system goes Guilty Until Proven Innocent.

Because of that, I'm worried something like that, despite noblest intentions of mine, is gonna happen to me, too. Granted, I'm pretty low profile, but hey, living in the state I live on a college campus, I'm in double jeopardy. I might just stop commissioning things if I find myself in a position where I could get arrested.

Now, this is not my final answer. I just need some time to think this over. My birthday's coming up soon, I might have an answer by then. I'll let you know how things go.

See you then!
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And since I missed Sunday, too, here's the pic for that.

In my Supply Raids, as I call them, I often see pictures of girls with condoms in low amounts of clothing. So here's the exact opposite of that, with a guy holding his own "protection". After all, "the exact opposite" is what I'm all about!
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This came as a surprise to me, since it was directed to me by a friend. Time for some Mature Musings!

This one comes from The Amazing World of Gumball, specifically the episode "The Rerun". The context is that the Watterson parents got turned into babies by the effects of the weirdness of the day. When time was reset, there's a brief frame of the parents in their underwear... only with Nicole missing something up top.

It amazes me that this got in on current era Cartoon Network. This is usually the kind of gag you'd see in adult cartoons, and yet it's done in a show for children. This is very good; it shows that things are getting into a position where this kind of gag can happen with females, too, which is all too fine by me.
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A very silly picture, this one. It's a nice, clean joke about Leni being less than bright. In particular, getting to see her reaction is good here because it can lead to a comedic scene with the soap getting in all the wrong places. This is one bathroom gag I have no problems with.

UPDATE: Darkton93 provided a colorized version of this pic! Thanks, Darkton!

January 26 2018

Ask ArcRoyale #8

Another day, another time someone decided to Ask ArcRoyale!

Today's question goes something like:
Dear ArcRoyale:
Is there any kind of material you won't publish on this blog? You know, that fits with the theme.

Of course there is! I'll explain thusly:

First off, I will not feature media from countries that, for the most part, have the problem fixed. That means I most likely will not feature anything from, say, French media, unless it was exported to the US in a high-profile way. The reason for this is, well, those countries are already "liberated" so there's no reason to feature them on a blog that talks about how liberation is a main objective. Funny thing, the artists behind Wakfu deliberately drew the missing details in a scene intended to be censored, and that, as a French cartoon, proves my point.

Another thing I will not feature are series designed to cater to pedophiles. These series, commonly known as "loli series", go outside our objective for an obvious reason: This blog is about how the female form should not be seen as "inherently sexual". As a result, anything that is quite sexual should not be glorified as a triumph, but as an example of a far worse strain of the virus infecting our culture.

And, of course, no matter how cute they are, I will not feature males unless it is to sexualize them in the same way women are, with emphasis on the same way part. That is, I'm not gonna feature something on our Sunday show that's intended to arouse gay men specifically, although it certainly can. The situation is closer to She-Hulk being a muscular brute and the male counterpart being an Adonis in swim trunks.

Also, certain artists have been blacklisted because I do not have their permission to post my work. Furthermore, certain series have been blocked from my shows where I require Krizart's work because he does not want to draw them in that way.

So that's what I won't do. Please do not ask for those as you will not receive them.
Tags: ask arcroyale
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I keep thinking I've submitted this, but I'm only now doing so! Anyway, what works about this pic is the sense of panic to the whole thing. The "naked at school" situation is often a great source of humor, and this one works great because of her reaction to being caught. Sorry, foooouuuund you!

How Do We Do It? #7

For the first time in a long time, it's time to ask that boiling question of How Do We Do It?

Today we're looking at Teen Titans, both the original and the new Teen Titans GO! to see how they can both use comedic female nudity to their advantage. We're only looking at the girls this time since the boys rarely have it happen to them.

Raven's a snarky girl, a moody teenager in both of her appearances. In GO! she serves as the straight man with a silly streak. Anything involving her would involve her being very angry over being caught in an inconvenient moment.

Star is just the opposite. She's the kind of girl who doesn't care at all, and this has been proven in the comics. The gag here is obvious; her not caring leads to flustering by the cast. GO! could even take this to its logical conclusion by having Starfire fight without an outfit and be censored by everything in the way, making the objects more humorous along the way, like a pair of watermelons and a cat... on different places than you'd expect.

Short entry, but my compy is malfunctioning. Hopefully I can get it to work right soon.
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Another deleted picture. I want to preserve these as much as possible, so I'm posting this here so it stays somewhere.

January 24 2018

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Someone was kind enough to direct this to me! It's another example of many that Yes, It Can Be Done!

Our example is another Simpsons picture, that comes from the comic "Wall or Nothing", which is something of an earlier version of "A Tale of Two Springfields," only with a lot less Homer acting like a jerk. The important thing is that everyone gets covered in mud, and washes it off by skinny dipping, and in the background, you can see Homer, Marge, and Lisa.

This one got by with little to no problems. It didn't take a squabble to get it done. It didn't have to excessively hide Lisa like they did a few issues earlier. Any time this kind of thing happens to Lisa is impressive because cowardice usually takes hold, and that it didn't this time is wonderful. I mean, it happened to everyone, so we shouldn't be discriminating, right?
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Sometimes shyness can be very cute, especially with regards to certain children. Really, it's all in the face and body posture, which can be used to enhance a picture. This one is a clear example of such, using both elements to make for an adorable picture.
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Since last time we talked about Miraculous Adventures doing so well, let's talk about a time they got it wrong by saying "No Girls Allowed!"

This is from the issue just prior to the issue where she detransforms without an outfit. There's a weird setup where in one version she's wearing a white shirt, and in another she's a lot more shy and wearing a pink bra. I'm liable to think this is the original version (or that it's as close to it as we're gonna get without editing) because the French are a lot more lax about nudity, seeing it as no big deal. Whereas for us Americans, a Big Deal is what it is indeed, because we gotta do everything we can to Protect The Girls and denigrate the boys.

Nothing more needs be said.
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Now that a new director has been put in charge of The Loud House, our ban on Savino content is officially over. As such, since this picture was recently censored on DeviantArt, I wanted to preserve the original picture here.

As for the picture itself, it's a silly little gag based off Spongebob. I like how riled up Lana gets here, and how Lola gives her a ticket. Fun stuff!

January 23 2018

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Almost forgot this! It's time for our Monday Role Reversal, this time with a remake of the Chloe pic because I want my stuff to look its best.

January 22 2018

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And we're back, like I said we would be.

I never got to properly feature a piece from Touhou, so I thought I'd do one now since this pic is so cute. It's called "The Ice Fairy's New Clothes" and Cirno here is saying "Idiot's can't see my clothes!" It's nice because of how oblivious Cirno is and, let's face it, this scenario is always quite funny. Now I wonder if she can see the clothes...

January 16 2018

Where in the World is Chris Hagen?

Not here, if you're curious.

Okay, actual answer is a bit more complex. See, one of the banes of this blog is finding material. I've been running... a bit low on that, since material for the shows usually has to involve showing some examples of what can/can't be done. That, and school alongside money bleeding dry means I don't have much to work with.

I'm in a bit of a tough spot. I don't know if I'm gonna even have enough money to finance things I do for fun, since my parents no longer financially support me aside from "gifts", which basically means once the money is gone, it's gone for good since all my attempts at finding a job have ended in failure. If someone could donate to me, and I MEAN it this time, that'd be wonderful.

If that were all, it'd be one thing. Problem is, with the changes to the internet rules coming in who knows when, I've needed to get my last few pictures out there ASAP. Problem is... my artists are slow! I've got $80 that I can't spend because it's locked down with one artist, an IOU on a commission from Kri and a chance that I won't be able to work with him before school starts because he keeps getting locked down in massive 60+ character commissions that eat up all of his time, and Xierra is bogged down in work herself so nothing from her can happen. All this combined with losing the ability to even access my blog to begin with is a... disturbing thought, to say the least.

I may, emphasis on may have a week ready next week. Until then, just consider this blog a "maybe" rather than a "will happen". In the meantime, be sure to check out my Twitter at @ArcRoyale_Chris to hear my personal stories. You might learn a lot about me outside of my... hobby.

See you whenever!

January 07 2018

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Siiiiiiigh... Okay... 2018 is not off to a good start. I was going to talk about this in proper during a week of production, but now's a better time.

On January 1st, 2018, and let me emphasize that for you, the first day of the new year, YouTube user Logan Paul filmed an actual suicide and posted it to his account, one which is watched by numerous children. Now, if Paul had something resembling, you know, a conscience, he'd delete the video from the feed and not post it there, or if he did mention it, talk about it in a separate V-Log, not one where he does things like say Mt. Fuji isn't where Fiji Water comes from. Instead, he subjected kids to a snuff film; not "basically", not "kinda", that's what he did, and that's what it was. In the end, the video was taken down... by Paul... after facing heavy backlash... while he chose to play his patented Victim Card at how those big meanies were saying mean things to him like how bad it is he joked about suicide.

And what was YouTube's punishment to the guy? Nothin'. Nothin' at all. He's still making videos. He tore the internet apart, and he gets a slap on the wrist.

Also on January 1st 2018, an Elementary School teacher in Utah got in hot water for showing kids porn. Except... that's not what really happened. He was an art teacher, and was showing kids examples of art in his class, his sixth grade class so they were of maximum age for elementary school. And the art was said to not fit pornographic standards at all. It was just a female butt. So what happened to him? Got fired. For, you know, doing his job. Apparently the parents complained about the art, then let the kids watch more TV and movies with butts aplenty.

Do you see now why I'm still working on this problem?

This nonesense double-standard of violence being okay and sex not being okay is absurd. The Last Jedi, a movie made by Disney, features a fight scene with lots of graphic, albeit bloodless violence. But the violence is quite horrific; heads getting cut off by lightsabers, impalements, stabbings through the brain... scary stuff! Meanwhile, Slave Leia is now being considered unacceptable to sell in figure format anymore, so stuff like that no longer exists. Which company did the deed? Disney! Apparently it's okay to sell "Star Wars figure with graphic violence action!" to kids, but not "Girl in outfit!" to those same kids just because of what that outfit looks like.

I mean, really, it's illogical. Kids don't see nudity as "inherently sexual", they find it funny! It's why nudity-based humor is a staple of adult comedies! In fact, if you do it to the right person, you can even have it in kids media, especially cartoons! Violence? You'll often find that in horror films, or stuff where violence is designed to horrify. Kids get scared of graphic violence. They don't get scared of girl butts. Show a kid a naked girl intended in a sexual scene and they'll be laughing their butts off. Show a kid a scene from Saw and they'll be in tears. So why does one get a scumbag a slap on the wrist while another gets guys who're doing their jobs the axe?

I grew up in similar situations to the kids in this class, and I was mostly okay with it. Kids're fascinated by the human body, especially given the things that're different between boys and girls. That makes sense for the same reason they're attracted to swear words; they want to learn more and accumulate info. Show them actual sex acts, however, and they don't wanna see them at all, and graphic violence is much the same way. The way we are treating content that is allegedly "unacceptable for children" is completely upside-down and backwards! We should be showing butts and hiding guts, not the other way around which is what we're currently doing!

In the end, if you're looking for an example on why the taboo against nudity and acceptance of violence in America is loony, look no further than how a jackmule of a YouTuber gets away with filming murder, and how a guy gets fired for doing his job.

December 20 2017

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Here's a fun little Bonus Picture, because it shows that what's on the inside counts more than the outside! Or, since that's Samus, is it the other way around?

All joking aside, it's fascinating that the sexual pin-up model is considered boring, while the awesome warrior chick is considered "hot" and "sexy". It's interesting to think that this pinnacle of power would be considered more attractive than the one who's actively trying to be attractive.

You know, something to consider.

December 04 2017

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Bonus picture time! This one kinda falls outside the purview of our blog, but I thought I'd include it here because I find it good. It's an example of how a female can go through some kind of shirtless moment, like using one's shirt as a flag. It could also be used for, say, a moment in a series where a male would have their shirt damaged in battle, and I'm not talking about navel-baring scratches. Well, unless the area still kept the bloody scars.

November 27 2017


Our productive week is done, so I leave you with these final thoughts.

If you've noticed, any of my pictures tend to have a lot showing, but never anything I'd consider "inappropriate." That goes for crotches of both genders, and the nipples of girls. But you've noticed I don't show that same level of censorship towards female butts. Why is that?

Maybe it's because I've seen screencaps from stuff like Family Guy and some of The Simpsons, but I don't necessarily consider butts a sexual thing. If we were to count every part of the body that made guys go gaga, we wouldn't be able to show girls' feet. But the butt is special. That's something shown on guys practically always. It was just in Thor: Ragnarok and used for comedic purposes there! To me, it's an easy way of using nudity for humorous purposes.

Of course, as primates, we are kinda animals, and we've caught animals doing far worse down there. They're even the reason breasts are on girls! They're literally designed to remind us of the butt. Come to think of it, the male sex organ is much the same way; often used to signal a guy as ugly or non-sexual, given how it shows on boys in anime and on ugly guys in stuff on [adult swim]. I honestly don't know what it is.

Still, this kind of thing, where a female butt is used for immediate sexuality and a male butt for immediate humor... it makes me wonder why, is all I'm saying. To an extent, I feel the same way about female nipples, but those can only be shown in R-Rated movies while butts can be PG-13, and parents take kids to see those movies all the time. If anyone has an answer, let me know.

Thanks for listening, all! See you in December!
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