Mass Effect Foundation #1 Has Strange Art

I recently bought a Mass Effect graphic novel, Foundation #1, and although the story was a little blah, the artwork is what got me. At first it was the bobbled headed kid, but I figured, you know, not everyone can draw children well and it’s not like this is a series with a lot of them running around, but then I saw the arms.

OK, so maybe it was just the angle and it just looks odd, as if their forearms are melting into their uppers.

But then our girl here seems to be missing her forearm/wrist entirely or maybe she doesn’t have an elbow, I don’t know, it just gives me the willies.

But this takes the cake. I mean, come on, how does that look okay to anyone?! But every review I saw made no mention of muffin hands and that is pretty much the only thing I can really remember from this comic.

The Problem with the IeSF Barring Women from Hearthstone

Today a bit of firestorm broke out when a post on Reddit┬árevealed that only men can participate in Finland’s Hearthstone qualifier. It turns out this is due to The International e-Sports Federation and its policies.

The problem here is that no one seems to be able to find the source of these “international sports regulations”. Probably because there are no set in stone rules for such a thing. Chess, for instance, does allow men and women to compete against each other. Oh, and then there is an actual sport (well is at the Olympics ­čśŤ ) were men and women compete on equal terms.

That is my issue. If you are going to segregate the sexes at least have proper reasoning all ready to go, elsewise you just have egg on your face and bring negative attention to your organization/cause. I also think it’s silly that there isn’t a men’s competition for Tekken.

It would seem that IeSF is taking feedback on board, but that could very easily be polite noise making. Call me cynical but I’m leaning towards it being nothing more than PR.heartstone