Hawken Dev Pranks Boss: Brosie the Riveter's Banana Saga

Hawken Dev Pranks Boss: Brosie the Riveter's Banana Saga

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Ahh, the post-apocalyptic breeze; see how it sets the banana hammock in motion.

"I have it good," admits the anonymous Hawken developer behind Brosie the Riveter. Great job, fun working conditions, and top shelf gender awareness standards. Half the executive staff are female, "half of them are punk rock," says the prankster, "and all of them are badassed." So what's not to like? Well, the cheesecake poster on the outward facing wall in the CEO's office, one which the anonymous developer had to see every single day, first thing in the morning as she came to work, again at night as she left, and when she - along with the other staff - signed it during the holiday party at the CEO's request, vengeance was sworn. Vengeance, Brosie style.

Two bottles of expensive tequila later, she had her ally: Sam Kirk, an artist and co-worker who shared her dislike of the artwork in question. With his talented help she created the wonder you see before you, "proud, nipples testing the air like young gophers in springtime, the post-apocalyptic breeze gently swaying his banana hammock." Brosie the Riveter, suitably framed, was surreptitiously smuggled into the building in the small hours of the morning and swapped with the offending piece. Her co-workers, arriving for the daily grind, were startled to see Brosie where Rosie once stood; some grin, some ask for prints, some flee. Then the boss gets in.

"We hear a loud: "What the hell is this?!" And then all goes quiet," she says. "Ten minutes pass. We panic."

If you were expecting a tragic end, that's not what transpired. "That was a brilliant prank," he told the prankster. "You called me on exactly the bullshit I need to be called on." Now Brosie and his female counterpart hang side by side in the CEO's office. His creators got lunch on the CEO's dime, and the woman whose brainchild he was has a new credo. "Let's turn this damn industry into the environment we want it to be," she says. "It's hard work, and yes, there are a couple genuine assholes along the way. But if Ruby Underboob can brave the occasional droplet of molten metal, so can we."

Source: The Hawkeye Initiative

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One immediate issue comes to mind. She had underboob showing, where is his underball? Why can I not see it? Still fun story and very cool way of dealing with this.

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Now that's what I call equality of the sexes.

So was it the female version of the image in the article?
Okay I checked the thumbnail. Can't really see how the oposite picture is explicit/demeaning enough to piss someone off, but this is still damn funny.

Just for comparison: This is the female version.

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Loved the story and the art work. Beautiful.

2fish:
One immediate issue comes to mind. She had underboob showing, where is his underball? Why can I not see it? Still fun story and very cool way of dealing with this.

He would only have to show underball if she showed under...ovaries?

As it is, he's actually in a greater state of nudity.

That spanner's too close to his junk for comfort. But I like the story.

Froggy Slayer:

2fish:
One immediate issue comes to mind. She had underboob showing, where is his underball? Why can I not see it? Still fun story and very cool way of dealing with this.

He would only have to show underball if she showed under...ovaries?

As it is, he's actually in a greater state of nudity.

If he shows his nipples, she should to!
GENDER EQUALITY!

DVS BSTrD:

Froggy Slayer:

2fish:
One immediate issue comes to mind. She had underboob showing, where is his underball? Why can I not see it? Still fun story and very cool way of dealing with this.

He would only have to show underball if she showed under...ovaries?

As it is, he's actually in a greater state of nudity.

If he shows his nipples, she should to!
GENDER EQUALITY!

HEAR HEAR!
IF MEN ARE SO OBJECTIFIED WOMEN SHOULD BE EQUALLY SO!

I wonder how uncomfortable a chain mail banana hammock would be...

Froggy Slayer:

2fish:
One immediate issue comes to mind. She had underboob showing, where is his underball? Why can I not see it? Still fun story and very cool way of dealing with this.

He would only have to show underball if she showed under...ovaries?

As it is, he's actually in a greater state of nudity.

Silly one of those is on the inside of the body and the others are on the outside. I would show pictures to prove my point but I fear the mods would not approve. The mods are in line with the old school nuns, no showing ankles or ovaries in public. Sad day for us all, I miss ankles.

Fappy:
I wonder how uncomfortable a chain mail banana hammock would be...

Imagine when it caught a hair or pinched.

Something about his nipples feels wrong.

Fappy:
I wonder how uncomfortable a chain mail banana hammock would be...

I did, briefly, and now I'm trying my best not to.

This is easily one of the funniest and most uplifting things I've read in a while. Thanks for the share, a little faith has been restored in humanity!

2fish:
I wonder how uncomfortable a chain mail banana hammock would be...

Imagine when it caught a hair or pinched.

Something about his nipples feels wrong.[/quote]

And that is why it is so very importaint to keep waxing those unseemly areas kids.

RyQ_TMC:
That spanner's too close to his junk for comfort. But I like the story.

I've found it pays to be careful with spanners, too many twists and you could lose a nut.

This story was exactly what I needed to lift my spirits.

Well done Escapist, you got my attention with this:

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But upon clicking on the article I discovered I was lured in and cheated/lied to because the polar opposite of what I was wanting greeted me...and I just don't swing that way :(

Karoshi:
Just for comparison: This is the female version.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/JguszC3JaCBS3uTfbZgZouAYgQTb7KtGV48ESB4QrpI6nT3jI-h-qQ13UFS9-T48_54dsiGdmElNngdht0cgn2TxVf2iggshNUkU4MEWAYEj-fKuUj1ZuZpl2db2sz4x6g

Loved the story and the art work. Beautiful.

Thanks for posting this, hawt dang I could totally dig that :D

Froggy Slayer:

2fish:
One immediate issue comes to mind. She had underboob showing, where is his underball? Why can I not see it? Still fun story and very cool way of dealing with this.

He would only have to show underball if she showed under...ovaries?

As it is, he's actually in a greater state of nudity.

and besides, what would underball really be
commando while wearing a kilt?

Is it okay if I find BOTH of them attractive?

PunkRex:
Is it okay if I find BOTH of them attractive?

Yes, yes it is.

Fun story, good to hear.

I especially like that they're now hanging side-by-side. Together forever, gently swaying in the post-apocalyptic breeze.

PunkRex:
Is it okay if I find BOTH of them attractive?

There's nothing wrong with appreciating the beauty of the same sex.

Run story, but my only question is:

Who else knows what Rosie's holding in her left hand?

Good for her; good for the boss for recognizing what he was being "called out" for. I appreciate this kind of response far more than sulking blog posts and Tweets.

JaceArveduin:
Run story, but my only question is:

Who else knows what Rosie's holding in her left hand?

A flint starter, most often used on laboratory Bunsen burners and oxyacetylene and propane torches.

There is an issue here about how appropriate something like Rosie was for the workplace in the first place. I've never worked in an office where the CEO had pin-ups in his office, and while gaming is a more creative medium, there's still a potential issue about workplace standards. Secondly, the CEO hanging both pics on his wall seems to be somewhat missing the point about what caused the issue in the first place: a picture of plain-as-day sexualisation in the workplace.

Nonetheless, this is still an incredibly unique way to handle the gender debate in the game industry, and at least by having both pics the CEO isn't being as exclusionary. It's a shame that even a compromise like this is going to get people's backs up about "teh radical-feminists!"

CAPTCHA: Time Machine

Quite correct, captcha. Sometimes looking at the games industry does feel like a bit of a time machine. A time machine to the 1950s especially...

This is exactly my opinion on both the girls in gaming issue and the boothbabe issue. Just do it for everybody! Everybody wins!

 

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