Created as a repository for photos (and links) of people striking the unrealistic poses found on the covers and among the pages of fantasy books, games, comic books, etc . You are welcome to contribute to the fun!

22nd February 2012

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Open Letter to D&D Next's Art Department →

The first point speaks exactly to the point of this Tumblr.

12th January 2012

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Geeks try to do the MJ "relax" pose [The Daily What] →

I totally relax like this all the time, complete with the out-thrust, pushed-out boobage and the steaming hot mug that’s totally not scalding my hands or thighs. I don’t know what people are making fun of here. ;) (Brought to my attention by @ctjhill on Twitter.)

12th January 2012

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Kate Beaton's Strong Female Characters →

So it’s not exactly making fun of poses, exactly, but it highlights related issues of unreal expectations that you see often in media. Yay, parody! (Thanks to Denis Farr for this one.)

12th January 2012

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"normal" sized women posing the way models do →

That sexy pose in that magazine advertisement, when taken out of context and portrayed by typical people on the street, gets a very different reaction from viewers. I laughed to see how many people wanted to assist the women because they were obviously in distress. (ht to Cassandra Phillipps for this one)

12th January 2012

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Jim C. Hines strikes a pose →

This is the page I saw that inspired this tumblr account. The ‘related’ link is also priceless. (Thanks to @ScrewyDecimal for drawing the page to my attention, and to the women-dev list for encouraging me in silliness.)

12th January 2012

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What if Male Superheroes... [from Bleeding Cool] →

Really can’t stop laughing at the image of Dream in that pose. (With thanks to Alan Au for the linkage.)