Originally Posted by foxfoot
Morello - here's my problem with the skin.
First of all, right from the get go, the skin doesn't fit Kat. It's pretty much a carbon copy of the Christmas MF skin, which as one of the people who owns the MF skin, is kind of irritating.
Second of all, you say that sexuality isn't the main goal with this skin. However, this is only a loosely "Christmas themed" skin. What I mean by this is that that outfit is something my girlfriend would wear for me to have "fun" in. The fact that it's red and has white trim is only coincidental - she's wearing what most people would consider stripper clothes. As such, the stripper pole is TOTALLY appropriate for the skin.
NOW - maybe that's not appropriate for Kat as a character. I actually agree with you there. But if my girlfriend dressed for me in that outfit for Christmas and wasn't willing to dance on a red and white candy cane pole, I'd be quite surprised, which is why I'm surprised at you right now.
Again, maybe the whole skin doesn't really fit Kat - which is fine. If that's the case, make another Kat skin, clean up Christmas MF (particularly the splash art - augh), and give her the pole animation instead.
Otherwise, if you're planning on keeping the Kat skin as-is, to say the pole is out of character is very very bizarre.
Whether the skin fits Kat or her personality itself, the skin itself is pretty sexual.
So if they're going to keep the skin itself at all, then regardless of whether it fits Katarina's attitude itself, saying the pole doesn't fit the overall sexy theme seems...wrong.
Take a look at Surprise Party Fiddlesticks. That guy is the last guy you'd expect to be head of a party. But that's the theme of the skin, so even though confetti and horn honks and party hats are very un-Fiddle, they made their ways into the skin because they fit the actual theme.
It's not about the character, it's about the theme.
Her skin is sexy. Not sure why pole doesn't fit.
tbh, I like skins that put new twists on characters anyway. So Katarina isn't normally outwardly sexy, so what? Let's have fun with her. I don't think Riven is very outwardly sexual, probably even less than Katarina. But we had fun with her and put her in a playboy bunny suit, and it was k.