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Chapel Perilous - Heroes and Villains

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Feb. 20th, 2009 | 10:39 am
posted by: styossarian in perilousbtown

Hi all! It's my pleasure to announce details for out next event:



Join us on the dance floor for another deliciously dark night of dance, courtesy of Chapel Perilous.

Our theme for this month is Heroes and Villains! Come out in your best righteous and heroic or sinister and villainous attire, and dance to goth, industrial, IDM, EBM, post-punk and dark dance favorites all night long.

Chapel Perilous
Tuesday March 3rd 2009
9:00pm - 2:00am
21+, $4


More details to follow.

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from: meta_x
date: Feb. 20th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
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LOVE this theme!!!! Too bad I'm in MI and that's the week after my spring break, I would love to come down again.

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Miss Spiritual Tramp of 1948

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from: mischiefmydear
date: Feb. 20th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
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"Save the Music... Save the World," totally reminds me of the "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World" from Heroes, but there is no Peter Petrelli.

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lordlothair

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from: lordlothair
date: Feb. 20th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
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Then someone will have to provide one for the night...

Lothair (who blatantly rips off as many cliche sayings as he can when coming up with theme nights!)

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Miss Spiritual Tramp of 1948

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from: mischiefmydear
date: Feb. 21st, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
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Looooooooooo thahhhrrrrrrrr
Come to candy mountain!


Also, cliches work. They are good and we like them.

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Ms. Feminist Folklorist

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from: prosewitch
date: Feb. 21st, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
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Why does the "heroes" side only show guys?

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Aleph

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from: styossarian
date: Feb. 21st, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
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I *think* that's Sigourney Weaver in there, but I'm not sure. Lothair?

I mean, Yay Evil Willow and all, but...yay Good Willow as well. Jean Grey? Promethea? a BtVS or Firefly cast shot?

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Ms. Feminist Folklorist

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from: prosewitch
date: Feb. 22nd, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
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Fair enough. I was actually considering Promethea for my costume...

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halooverhorns

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from: halooverhorns
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
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well duh, you gotta have balls to be a hero...and Riply has some serious balls.

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doctorcurly

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from: doctorcurly
date: Feb. 26th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
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Because otherwise, they'd be heroines.

Except for Ripley. She gets a free pass.

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from: moonandserpent
date: Feb. 26th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
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Ripley's entire career is based around killing evil vaginas. Sure, sometimes they're mouth-penis-tentacle-vaginas-with-teeth, but still.


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lordlothair

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from: lordlothair
date: Feb. 26th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
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Oddly, I hadn't looked at it that way... Damn it, stop making me think about mouth-penis-tentacle-vaginas-with-teeth!

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from: moonandserpent
date: Feb. 27th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
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What fun would that be?


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doctorcurly

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from: doctorcurly
date: Feb. 27th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
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Damn! Them's some EVIL vaginas!

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lordlothair

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from: lordlothair
date: Feb. 26th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
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As has been pointed out, it doesn't. Infact, the very first image I cropped and prepared for this ad was the shot of Ripley, because you don't get any more heroic than Ripley, a woman who stands equal to every other hero on that flier without having to have exceptions made because she's a woman. Funny, I thought people would appreciate that... guess not.

Let me talk about how I design fliers like this:

1. Have inspiration to do a neat design that is generally accessible to the public and illustrates some level of appeal.

2. Scrap the first eight ideas that I have because someone might be offended.

3. Publish the next best thing.

Don't understand? Fine. Google Image search "female hero". Now, remove any real-life images. Next, remove any "Big boobed, scantily clad, objectifying" images. Finally, have fun with the three pictures you have left.

During the process of spending many hours sifting through open-source, public domain, or non/lack copyrighted materials, my priority was to remove images and shift images that someone might be offended by: Hence why everything is a head shot, and many of the commonly thought of female heroes don't exist on here.

Sure there are a few other women that could have gone on there:

Emma Peel - great example, out of the age range of our usual patrons

Max from Dark Angel - I couldn't get a good picture to come out at that resolution because they are all so dark, or "objectifying"

Jean Grey, Wonderwoman, et al - Comic book females that I have been lectured about enough due to how they are dressed, drawn, and otherwise turned into sex objects rather than allowed to stand on their own.

Kathleen Turner from Jewel of the Nile - see Emma Peel

Firefly cast - Without spending hours debating the nature of what is/is not a hero... the point of that show is that they were anti-heroes. I worked to minimize those (the Dirty Harry shot being an obvious exception).

Promethea - Most people have no idea who that is.

etc, etc, etc.

I don't apologize for my promotion, there is no reason that it would be found insulting, objectifying, or sexist. But as I find more and more, someone will find something wrong with just about anything... I don't claim to be able to please everyone, nor would I really want to.

Lothair
~The only regular male DJ at Chapel, who's major music selections are those of female fronted acts, who apparently just got accused of being sexist.

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vanillaisis

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from: vanillaisis
date: Feb. 28th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
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Simple solution to avoiding the PR flack, follow with Heroine + Villainess night. All the guys come in drag as their moms.

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vanillaisis

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from: vanillaisis
date: Sep. 6th, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
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PROMOTE ME - please...

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