+2 kitten heels

News: Posted January 12th, 2018 by Alina

^ 19 Comments to “Armor”

  1. Dru Says:

    I always thought I was the only one who did that <333

    Posted January 12th, 2018 at 10:14 am
  2. CaptRakHuns Says:

    Wow. It’s not a 100% the same, but that concept is familiar enough that I got a tinge of stress reading this…. Good job 😀


    Posted January 12th, 2018 at 10:17 am
  3. Plasma Man Says:

    Putting on your nice clothes is like putting on a costume. You’re still you, but knowing you look good gives you more confidence in yourself, maybe letting you act in ways you secretly want to but usually don’t have the confidence for.

    Posted January 12th, 2018 at 11:30 am
  4. Someguy Says:

    Oof. That one hits rather close to home.

    Posted January 12th, 2018 at 12:11 pm
  5. Skatie Says:

    Wow. I never thought about it that way, but it’s totally true.

    Posted January 12th, 2018 at 12:49 pm
  6. Linalai Says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever been able to articulate why I worry about my appearance and how its not just about impressing someone and you nailed it on the head right here.

    Posted January 12th, 2018 at 1:28 pm
  7. Nep Says:

    I completely get this and definitely do this when dressing. Wearing clothes that are uncomfortable or I think don’t look nice make me so stressed out.

    Posted January 12th, 2018 at 2:18 pm
  8. Interesting idea. On the application side, does a low-cut blouse add to or subtract from armour class? Is it class-restricted?

    Alina, you could have so/too much fun with this.

    Posted January 12th, 2018 at 2:42 pm
  9. Aita Says:

    Also applies to makeup… doubly so for being a person with a penis, perhaps. “War paint”, we call it, in my household.

    Looking good means that we have at least one thing to hold onto, I suppose.

    Posted January 12th, 2018 at 3:20 pm
  10. Mturtle7 Says:

    Almost this exact dialogue goes through my head, like, all the time while getting dressed.

    Posted January 12th, 2018 at 5:34 pm
  11. Aita, is there a bonus to a Disguise roll? There is just too much fun with this topic.

    Posted January 12th, 2018 at 7:48 pm
  12. Dancergirl Says:

    Oh man, I know exactly how Sarah feels. Looking nice can go a long way to making a person feel confident, even if they’re not.

    Posted January 12th, 2018 at 8:49 pm
  13. Aita Says:

    Gene: Bonuses to oppose diplomacy and intimidate, certainly, especially in job interviews and the like. CHA boost for typical job clothes, but Fascination spell-like effects for my normal street clothes (I tend to wear heavy skirts and capelets, because I hate pants. Can incite anger, but only rarely.

    Makeup negates the effects of disease and fatigue on all Social rolls. Can also act like “Tattoo of Friendship”, in specific cases (I’ve had two people pick out the “Pinkal” crest, which I’ll occasionally doodle on my hand before going out).

    And all of this is a couple tiers before “LARPing as a successful, functional adult” level of makeup and clothes, though yes, a costume helps make the character in that case as well~

    Posted January 13th, 2018 at 12:17 pm
  14. Ari Says:


    Part of me says you all are nuts. Even though I know some people really feel that way. As a left over hippy, I can probably count the number of times I have worn makeup on my fingers, seriously (and yes I’m an XX) and I’m of the “Are the clothes clean and not worn out, or made to look worn out?” okay you pass the clothes part of the interview. (Yes, I hire people).

    Different worlds and generations combined

    Posted January 13th, 2018 at 8:21 pm
  15. Kitsune Says:

    I understand, and have difficulty picking out the right clothes as well by myself, so ask for help.

    Posted January 14th, 2018 at 1:33 pm
  16. Ari, about “I can probably count the number of times I have worn makeup on my fingers.”, you could just say “nail polish”. Or is it a different type of makeup.

    Posted January 14th, 2018 at 11:56 pm
  17. Sparksol Says:

    Gene, I’m pretty sure that means “The number of times I’ve worn makeup is fewer than I have digits on my hands.”

    Posted January 15th, 2018 at 9:40 pm
  18. Sparksol, go check my blog. I have a weekly feature of Odd Language where I point out ambiguous language. English is messy for having misplaced modifiers.

    Posted January 16th, 2018 at 2:59 am
  19. Kara Says:

    Wow, you managed to put words to the feeling! This is exactly what it is like.

    Posted January 17th, 2018 at 5:06 am