The world we live in today has never been more image conscious. Many people in this world are bombarded by magazines, music videos, models photo shopping their bodies to make them more physically appealing (there might be a RumEtorial on this subject), video games, televisions shows, pictures, and many other forms of media and entertainment saying, if you don’t look like this you are not good enough. First off it’s a terrible conditioning of our society that only the physically appealing are the ones who are deemed worthy of praise and affection. Why is this being brought up? Because Rust has done something wonderful celebrating imperfections in their character models. This is a step in the right directions considering physical beauty is truly skin deep and fades away over time.
“We really don’t want to make the female model unrealistic in the sense of her being aesthetically idealized,” Tom Possibly Facepunch artist Thomas Butters has written. “In the same way that our male models aren’t perfect specimens of the male body, neither should the female be. No huge boobs nor four-inch waists here.”
It’s nice to see there are some companies that do understand the value of celebrating imperfection because nobody is perfect.