You can probably tell that I thought of this just as I was waking up one morning. I wasn’t sure I was going to post it until Adam cackled a lot when I explained it to them, which is SO RARE that it had to become comicked.
I really like that Poly in Pictures has Project Wonderful ads on, because I love the idea of promoting indie artists and writers.
Something I do occasionally is take a look at the adspace bids to see if there’s anything popping up on PiP that I don’t want to see. I do not mind NSFW content, but the overwhelming majority of stuff I ban is ads with naked (or nearly-naked) women on them, often with impossible proportions and posture, more often women of colour, in order to sell ads. When I click through to check out the source, I usually find a webcomic that has little to no nudity, which makes it clear that the writers and artists of these webcomics are using female bodies to draw attention and get clicks.
It also bothers me in part because these people seem to think that naked (or nearly-naked) men won’t get them as much attention, and the images they’re showing are not actually an accurate representation of the thing advertised.
How to get your ad banned on Poly in Pictures:
- Fit a misogynist pattern of advertising (naked ladies, but no naked men)
- Make your ad totally unrepresentative of what you’re advertising
I mean, SERIOUSLY, do you think that people don’t like to look at sexualised male bodies? Have you ever SPOKEN to someone sexually attracted to men? Do you think that women attracted to women will look at the hideous objectification of the female body and go “wow such sexy”?
It’s been bugging me for a while, and I’ll bet no one else noticed, but the footer has been wonky and the ads have been entirely missing for quite a while.
The former is not such a big deal, but the latter is. I get a little bit of money from ads for hosting this site, and I have been so uncomicky lately that I had no idea they were gone.
Anyway, they’re back, and the footer is straight, and so all is right with the world.
Thank you for enduring this entirely uninteresting PSA.
Edit: And Sausage has just gone and fixed the banner so that you can go to the home page by clicking it! What a star. Please hire him for all your website-building needs because he is excellent.
I have knitted some handwarmers.
Left: SOLD! Asexual flag handwarmers. Black, grey, white, and purple.
Middle: SOLD! Rainbow flag handwarmers. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, and red again.
Right: SOLD! Bisexual flag handwarmers. Blue, purple, and pink.
75% wool, 25% nylon (standard sock yarn; they nylon’s for durability). Machine washable. Made in a non-smoking home, but I have a cat. They fit many sizes of hand. Here’s what they look like on:
Hello! Here are some gloves that are for sale.
They’re a little longer than the usual handwarmers, more like wristwarmers. They’re 75% wool, 25% nylon, and machine-washable. They’re made in a non-smoking house but I do have a cat.
Proceeds go towards webcomic site maintenance.