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Draw Batgirl. Jamie Dee Galey decided to draw Batgirl and post it on his livejournal site. And thus a meme was born. The list of LiveJournalers who have joined him keeps growing and growing. Many of them are pretty good!
posted by jazon (42 comments total)

 
I like the variety of bat girls and styles. A few of them are rather explicit and NSFW.
posted by The Cardinal at 11:07 PM on January 13, 2006


That's a lot of Bat-ladies.
posted by graventy at 11:12 PM on January 13, 2006


Several Bat-Camel-Toe-Girls.
posted by Balisong at 11:16 PM on January 13, 2006


I think the next twist is to have people make these into actual costumes and get pretty girls to wear them.

And then get them to fight crime.
posted by luftmensch at 11:25 PM on January 13, 2006


So. Here it is. Now It has happened. It is 2006. From here on out the "Best of the web" will be culled from Livejournal, Xanga, and MySpace.

An epochal milestone, indeed.
posted by sourwookie at 11:42 PM on January 13, 2006


sourwookie,

I think you may need to step away from the keyboard, take a deep breath, go outside (maybe), and, you know, get over it. I don't think we're quite there yet, but nice of you to work yourself into a healthy lather so the rest of us don't have to.

No running in the hall, kids!

I thought this was great.
posted by kbanas at 11:49 PM on January 13, 2006


I cant believe i just looked all those urls, 30 minutes, and maybe 2 dozen really original.
posted by IronWolve at 12:04 AM on January 14, 2006


yeah, seriously sourwookie, this is fascinating; dozens & dozens of people spontaneously forming a meme, a ton of different amateur artists all doing independent takes on the same semi-iconic character, it's really quite cool. take your jaded attitude elsewhere, mr "has posted no links".
posted by jonson at 12:11 AM on January 14, 2006


The whole batgirl thing was pretty awesome as it is two of my friends that were among the first three people to do it. I was like, those are some neat batgirls. Oh dear, here come some more and some more and some more.

I think after today, no one is able to come up with an original batgirl outfit at all.
posted by Phantomx at 12:16 AM on January 14, 2006


on second thought, rather addictive....
posted by sourwookie at 12:21 AM on January 14, 2006


metafilter loves the word meme
posted by glycolized at 12:33 AM on January 14, 2006


Some are pretty hot. Now if only we could harness the collective giddy energy of LiveJournal and sell it to some teenage market research company. Direct that energy. Profit. Buy island. Retire to bitch full-time on MeFi. Its really quite simple.
posted by fenriq at 12:36 AM on January 14, 2006


*grins*

Now if only I could draw.
posted by divabat at 12:50 AM on January 14, 2006


I am going to have nightmares about this one...
posted by greycap at 12:59 AM on January 14, 2006


Remember that Adam West Batman where (super hot) Batgirl and Robin get their legs tangled together and...

Uh, I gotta leave for an hour or so.
posted by dirigibleman at 1:26 AM on January 14, 2006


Looks like Bunny has jumped on the bandwagon.

Previously discussed here.
posted by slimepuppy at 2:19 AM on January 14, 2006


There are some accomplished perverts out there.
posted by Mocata at 3:06 AM on January 14, 2006


current mood: meh
posted by fixedgear at 3:47 AM on January 14, 2006


It doesn't surprise me one bit. There's a reason why so many good artists are on LJ, and why so many of them have an interest in comics, besides sheer numbers.

In its early days, I / LJ actively sought out individuals who wanted to do webcomics, and invited them to join the site. The goal was essentially to use syndication -- first LJ's basic "friends" syndication and then RSS, when it was added -- to bring webcomics to whoever might want them on the internet, and ideally to create an audience for them. In turn, I hoped that their fans and friends would join them, use the site, and maybe become members. Many did.

We set up an official LJ community for them, infact, and gave them all the assistance they needed to get started. Many are still around, and many more have followed. It's worth noting that most of LJ's top RSS feeds and widest read journals are still of comic strips.
posted by insomnia_lj at 4:06 AM on January 14, 2006


Holy Aureola! That Bat Bra gave me wood was darn clever.
posted by RavinDave at 4:55 AM on January 14, 2006


Some good stuff, although girl-bat is my favorite. Not for artistic "talent" but for taking such a different direction. Got a little overloaded looking through them all...

Would be interested in seeing such excitement in an artmeme based on original characters.
posted by melt away at 5:52 AM on January 14, 2006


a ton of different amateur artists all doing independent takes on the same semi-iconic character

I spotted (published comic book artist) Andi Watson in the list (she's at the top, actually), so perhaps they aren't all amateurs ;)

And what insomnia_lj said seems to be true-- I've noticed that there's a lot of good artists on LJ (some pro, but many amateur).
posted by May Kasahara at 7:12 AM on January 14, 2006


And how many were blonde?
Suck it, Schumacher and Silverstone.

regarding the content: jeez, skill is only for the dedicated, I suppose. Bragging "this is a 10 minute sketch" isn't an endorsment.
posted by NinjaPirate at 7:12 AM on January 14, 2006


Wow.
posted by purephase at 7:54 AM on January 14, 2006


I think the next twist is to have people make these into actual costumes and get pretty girls to wear them.

And then get them to fight crime.

posted by luftmensch at 2:25 AM EST on January 14 [!]

Is it any wonder? Stan Lee and the SciFi Channel want to give people just that opportunity with their upcoming low-concept 'reality' television bid for 2006, 'Who Wants to be a Superhero?'.

Let's just hope that it goes the way of 'The Dream Team'...
posted by vhsiv at 7:58 AM on January 14, 2006




Andi Watson in the list (she's at the top, actually)

Andi Watson is a guy.
posted by jjg at 10:24 AM on January 14, 2006


This one made me laugh with Batman workin' on the Batmobile.
posted by iron chef morimoto at 11:07 AM on January 14, 2006


I like the variety of bat girls and styles. A few of them are rather explicit and NSFW.

Really? Which ones? 'Cause I'd do her.
posted by Smedleyman at 1:31 PM on January 14, 2006


Yes, let's add some value to the discussion by highlighting the hot ones... like in that movie, Slap Shot. (One hockey player's wife gives him a book as he gets on the team bus for a road series. She's bookmarked the fuck scenes.)
posted by anthill at 1:41 PM on January 14, 2006


Ned Braden, he got a big cock, like horse.
posted by Smedleyman at 2:23 PM on January 14, 2006


Would someone please draw the bat-bra-girl fighting a tenticle monster?

Just cuz, you know, that would look cool.
posted by Citizen Premier at 8:02 PM on January 14, 2006



posted by furiousthought at 12:58 AM on January 15, 2006


Fun to randomly poke around. Here is one that I particularly like.
posted by found missing at 9:45 AM on January 15, 2006


Thinking for yourself would take waaayyy too much time (there must be 700 entries!), so allow me to free you from the burden of clicking for eternity, separate the wheat from the shit, and show you the only ones you need to like:

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
posted by dgaicun at 10:36 AM on January 15, 2006


Ok, that's still too many. Just the top X now.

X X X X X X X X X X

Get it? Top X.

R D R R
posted by dgaicun at 10:57 AM on January 15, 2006


Sorry, but all of these drawings are merely very pale imitations of the one, true, original Batgirl.
posted by davidmsc at 12:48 PM on January 15, 2006


The funny thing is not one of these batgirls looks like they could kick my ass. Face it, a realistic bat girl would have to have a stocky, muscular build, not fuckable mile-wide hips.
posted by Citizen Premier at 12:56 PM on January 15, 2006


Ok, I'd be scared of this bat girl.
posted by Citizen Premier at 12:58 PM on January 15, 2006


Ok, tough guy, cross this one.
posted by dgaicun at 7:59 PM on January 15, 2006


Butch Batgirl could kick yer ass.

This meme rocks. Since I can't draw worth a damn, I've aggregated lists of ones I like: here and here.
posted by gwalla at 10:43 PM on January 16, 2006


I just got done looking at all 919 links (it's probably over 1000 by now) and saved my favorites here.
posted by patcoston at 9:43 PM on January 18, 2006


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