Saturday, November 27, 2010

Top 10 Barefoot Disney Heroines

Even if they're mostly known for goofy cartoons and anthropomorphic animals, Disney has also been pleasing foot fans for decades, giving us some of the most memorable animated heroines who often go barefoot on their adventures. While the generally wholesome flavor of Disney flicks guarantees that their characters can never be as overtly hot as in anime and more mature cartoons, there's still awesome appeal in the shoeless sirens from the House of Mouse. Here's a list of the best of the bunch- it's not a total exhaustive list, as I've decided to exclude characters like Lilo and Jungle Book's Shanti due to their being too young... and also not Nala or Miss Bianca since, while they don't wear shoes, they're also... not human. Aaaanyway... If I missed any aside from them, well, apologies... Anyway, here's the Solekeeper's list of barefoot Disney heroines!

10. Jasmine (Aladdin) Okay, this is a bit of a stretch since this Arabian princess doesn't ever go barefoot in the first Aladdin film. I'm sure she has some barefoot moments or scenes in the Aladdin TV cartoon. Anyway, I needed ten heroines and Jasmine completes the set. Heheh...

9. Pocahontas (Pocahontas) You'd think American Indian Barbie would rate higher, but really- I never liked the Disney fantasy cartoon that the Pocahontas movie turned out to be... perhaps it never should have been made, IMO. Despite the obvious tease in her design, she's just so bland and boring both in looks and personality (of course, they couldn't really do anything to make her too quirky since she's, well, a historical figure). There's never any point that gives good focus to her feet and perhaps due to the limitations of the animations her feet often lack detail. Disney's alternate-timeline Pocahontas lives to continue her adventures in a sequel, but is never seen barefoot again after the first movie.

8. Fa Mulan (Mulan) Ah, a lovely lady from ancient China who gladly hasn't had her feet bound. Unfortunately apart from a scant two short scenes, Mulan spends the most of her time wearing shoes... and dressed as a man, at that. The quality of the second barefoot scene though- Mulan's resolute transition into her disguise and quest- has a brief but awesome sole shot that foot fans will surely always remember.

7. Ariel (The Little Mermaid) You'd think a mermaid would be the farthest character from a foot fan's mind, but thankfully in the course of the story, this lovable sea-princess does get a fetching pair of legs, as well as an amazing sole shot moment as she marvels at her new appendages. Unfortunately afterwards the film is pretty inconsistent, with Ariel becoming barefoot or wearing shoes apparently at random. As cute and lovable as Ariel is, her animation quality leaves a bit to be desired for me. Still, she's surely a sentimental fave for many.

6. Kida (Atlantis: The Lost Empire) The Princess of the lost Empire of Atlantis was hot- in a jungle girl/tribal warrior way. She's certainly an exotic beauty with her white hair and dark skin, and an athletic, acrobatic fighter in her own right. She's also articulate, intelligent and quite a courageous princess. Too bad she suddenly turns into a helpless damsel towards the end. Of course, she's barefoot for the most part in the film (not so in the crappy sequel though), but sadly there are little, if ever any, good closeups or moments that focus on Kida's toes and soles- they're very understated, just like the character and the movie in general. Still, she and her film are hidden gems in the Disney repertoire, not to be missed.

5. Esmeralda (Hunchback of Notre Dame) This kick-ass gypsy rebel surely captured a lot of hearts when she appeared in this dark horse of a Disney flick. With flashing green eyes, dusky skin, acrobatic athleticism and the voice of Demi Moore, Esmeralda is indeed one bewitching beauty. As a gypsy, she stays barefoot for the whole film, and figures in quite a few cool action scenes as well as a sexy dance number. She's also spirited, courageous and kind, making her a standout character... too bad she becomes a pretty passive damsel towards the end of the movie. Esmeralda returns in the sequel to the Hunchback of Notre Dame, but for some reason she's wearing shoes then. What is it with these barefoot furies turning domestic and shod in sequels? Lazy animators, I guess... sigh.

4. Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) Though her real name is Aurora, the lovely royal heroine of Sleeping Beauty spends the earlier time of the film as the barefoot forest maiden Briar Rose, truly an enthralling and gorgeous beauty with an amazing singing voice, the talent to talk to animals and, well, some of the daintiest, tiniest bare feet you'll ever see. Rose is barefoot for some nice, lengthy scenes in the forest, which are surely foot fan favorites. Sadly, after she goes and returns to the castle we never see her lovely feet again. Though she became the stuffy Aurora forever after, we'll always love her as the simple, elegant and unshod Briar Rose.

3. Jane Porter (Tarzan) Ah, Jane... as lovely as she surely should be, she was saddled with frumpy dresses and Minnie Driver's voice (which, while ultimately pretty awesome, isn't your usual heroine vocal flavor). Thankfully it doesn't take long for Miss Porter to get into the ways of the jungle and start barefooting it. There are quite a few nice foot-tastic moments in Tarzan, plus Jane is always barefoot in the subsequent Tarzan animated TV series (which is so darn hard to find). In contrast to many heroines, Jane starts off wearing shoes and loses them in the end... which makes her an exceptional foot fan fave.

2. Giselle (Enchanted) With respect to Amy Adams hotness, the live-action Giselle really pales in comparison to her animated version, which opens up the movie Enchanted in a wonderfully long hand-animated intro sequence which both is a parody and wonderful modernized look at Disney Princesses. Nicely enough, animated Giselle is, like Briar Rose upon whom she surely got inspiration from, a barefoot beauty who can talk to animals. The whole cartoon sequence is animated with great detail and there are lots of nice views of Giselle's sexy bare feet, even a nice closeup or two as well. If only for animated Giselle, it's worth it for foot fans to get themselves a copy of Enchanted for their collection.

1. Rapunzel (Tangled) AND of course, last but certainly the BEST, is the princess with 70 feet of golden, healing hair. The story is all about Rapunzel's locks, but it's her feet that should please us all- undoubtably the most well-animated, most expressive, most adorable animated bare feet yet seen. Even better, she's barefoot for pretty much the whole movie! But beyond all that, Rapunzel's as lively, expressive, full of personality and mesmerizingly gorgeous as any live-action performer, and truly goes beyond what has been seen before in a Disney animated heroine. She's not just the best barefoot babe from the House of Mouse... in my book, she's the Best. Disney Princess. EVER!

And that's it! Go catch Tangled right now. I've still got some time to wait before I get my Rapunzel fix though, and I'll probably post more on Rapunzel when I do. For now, enjoy the holiday and meet Disney's best barefoot heroine.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tangled Clips

Disney's Tangled, AKA the footfan's Disney Princess movie, is probably out in some theaters by now, so if you can, go watch it and enjoy the adventures of Rapunzel who, I think, has got to have the most gorgeous CG-rendered bare feet in cinematic history. Aside from that, the movie just looks absolutely beautiful and surprisingly hilarious, if only judging from these two cool clips I've found on Youtube. Check 'em out! Man, I've been loving this film ever since I first saw the trailers, and I just know this will be an all-time favorite of mine. For now, enjoy the clips!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Kristin (Dead Rising 2)

In the crazy, zombie-infested world of Dead Rising 2, players control the taciturn Chuck Greene as he tries to save his daughter and any survivor he can find from the slavering hordes of undead and the odd psychopath. But nicely enough, even in the midst of all the weirdness there's still the occasional barefoot babe to find and enjoy. One of these is the decidedly alcoholic Kristin, a fetching showgirl from the casino who got herself a bit too drunk for her own good. But good for us footfans, she not only lost her good sense and sobriety but also her footwear. To save her, Chuck will have to carry her all the way to the safe house through the zombie hordes. It's actually not as hard as you'd think- Chuck's strong enough so that he doesn't tire at any point doing this, and carrying a survivor is actually good protection for Chuck against getting grabbed by the odd zombie. The best part of course are the nice sole shots you can get of this hot babe's nicely-detailed bare feet. Just ignore the fact that she probably stepped on her own vomit.

Here's a little non-canon aside as Chuck has a GTA moment and pummels poor Kristin lifeless. Maybe he snapped after all the killing. Anway, this is just a nasty dream sequence, I assure you, as in reality Kristin was brought to the safe house unharmed and in one piece. So then maybe she can get cleaned up so kissing and massaging her sexy bare soles and toes will be a more attractive proposition!

There's actually at least one more hot barefoot babe to rescue in DR2, so I'll try to post more when I can. Too bad there aren't enough of these unshod hotties in the game- I particularly wish that gorgeous reporter showed off her feet in particular. Oh well. For now, enjoy views and thoughts of tipsy Kristin!

Asuka and Lili Sleepy Feet (Tekken 6)

Been playing and posting a lot from Tekken 6 recently, and here are the latest KO ryona vids with my mains, Asuka and Lili. It's been a while since I've done these kinds of knockout videos, so I'm still getting back into the groove. I'll eventually do more with different moves and costumes, of course. For now though, enjoy these HD views of Miss Kazama and Lady Rochefort going to sleep and giving us tons of hot sole shots along the way to dreamland.

First off, here are a couple of KO vids with creepy assassin babe Zafina rendering Asuka unconscious and leaving her lying out cold in the middle of a war zone. Good thing Asuka's tough enough to just dust herself off, stand herself up, and try all over again!

Meanwhile, I guess Lili got a bit of the short end of the stick by getting herself pummeled by psycho cyborg Bryan Fury. Good thing her beauty's also super-tough... try as he might, Bryan's punches can't keep Barefoot Lili from still looking hot, even in defeat!

Ling Xiaoyu: Barefoot Magical Maid (Tekken 6)

I've posted (and will post) a lot from Tekken 6, but sadly I haven't really done many videos for kung-fu cutie, Ling Xiaoyu. It just doesn't help that she's really not my type of character in terms of gameplay style- she's very evasive and tricky, and her moves are really hard to master (for me). Well, she's still adorably cute, with lovely petite feet that look so soft and kissable even though she can pummel pretty much anyone into submission with them. Anyway, not enough barefoot Ling is criminal, so here's a little dose of her, care of this KO vid. Ling is wearing a combination of her maid and magical girl customization pieces, resulting in a fetching 'Magical Maid' look. Sadly, not all her magical sparkles can keep Ling from being knocked out and left unconscious in the middle of the High Rollers' Club. Certainly, she requires a nice foot massage to soothe her aches and nurse her back to health, eh? Check it out! I'll try to have more Ling in the future!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)

Erza Scarlet AKA Titania AKA Fairy Tail's most kick-ass wizard AND hot barefoot babe.

Recently I've been hooked onto the hilarious action anime Fairy Tail. In blunt terms, it's kinda like a cross between Dragonball Z (over-the-top action and powers), Slayers (magic use) and One Piece (wild character designs), chronicling the adventures and misadventures of a fun-loving guild of wizards in the land of Fiore. But for an anime about wizards, you won't often find a conventional-looking mage (long robes, staff, pointy hat and beard) in this series- mangaka Hiro Mashima's designs of his various magic-using characters are all over the place, with magic being treated more like superpowers than spells cast from a book or wand. One of the most unwizardly-looking wizards in the series is also one of the main protagonists and definitely the hottest heroine in the series. She's Erza Scarlet AKA Titania, S-class Mage and the most powerful female in the Fairy Tail guild.

How unwizard-like is Erza? Well, she uses swords, for one thing. A LOT of them. She can use them with her hands AND feet (more on that later). She can even use them without touching them. Erza's known as 'The Armored Wizard', and her magic specialty is 'Requip', which is basically the ability to materialize something in your hands (or in Erza's case, on her body) from out of thin air, from some other-dimensional storage place. Erza uses her magic to quick-change into various suits of armor and enchanted swords, often with powerful magical abilities. All that plus she has telekinetic abilities that let her dispatch these swords, up to two hundred at a time. In a word, freakin' awesome.

But Erza's requip isn't just used for quick-changing into armor; nicely enough, Erza can use it to switch into other, less obtrusive outfits, such as swimsuits and pajamas. Or other, even crazier things. One such ensemble is shown in one of FT's early episodes, with TItania showing off what can only be described as her 'Battle Chef' outfit. If you look closely, you'll see it's actually just a chef hat and apron worn over a Japanese-style school bathing suit. This is the first time we see Erza requip into a barefoot outfit, and it's just the first.

Erza Battle-Cook

When Erza requps, she goes through a short but flashy transition where she is actually naked; of course we never actually see anything... EXCEPT her bare feet, which suits us footfans just fine.

Erza Transforms

Erza starts off the series seemingly as a very strict, domineering and cold character. But as the series progresses, we begin to see that she does have her moments of quirkiness and even goofy comedy. But most of all, beneath the armor beats what is probably the most selfless, courageous heart in Fairy Tail. Erza's loyalty to her guild and her friends is such that she's willing to give her life in their defense at the drop of a hat. During the 'Tower of Heaven' arc in the anime, we finally learn more about her, particularly about her tragic past. This past comes to haunt her as she is finally forced to confront her greatest enemy, who is also inversely someone she used to love and care for very deeply. Oh, the drama!

During the Tower of Heaven arc we literally see Erza bare her soul ANd soles. Duriing a pivotal battle with a lethal enemy samurai girl named Ikaruga (who has nice feet herself), Erza's many suits of magical armor prove useless. She finally realizes that all this time she's been hiding behind her arsenal to make up for her weaknesses. Erza then requips into what is surely her coolest battle outfit for foot fans- a barefoot swordswoman costume complete with sexy sarashi (bandage cloth) top, red hakamas and, of course, her bare feet! She stays barefoot for the remainder of the adventure, which is awesome.

Erza takes on her nemesis, Jellal, in her sexy barefoot Japanese-style swordswoman costume.

Here's a look at an unconscious Erza showing off an awesome sole shot. Too bad Erza doesn't actually finish off Jellal in the final battle, but she does save everyone at the end with an act of supreme self-sacrifice. Don't worry- somehow it all works out happily.

Erza KO'ed

Plus here's one more awesome clip of Erza in barefoot action. During the more recent Fighting Festival arc, she finds herself battling another wizardess called Evergreen. I'll let the the clip speak for itself, but suffice to say this should solidify Erza's position as THE barefoot warrior babe of Fairy Tail!

Erza truly is an awesome anime babe, and after you watch episodes of Fairy Tail you'll surely fall in love with this awesomely kick-ass, courageous but quirky and hilarious beauty. Any foot fans will surely be like the many admirers of Erza in the show (who fall in love with her after she stomps their butts with her sexy feet), to be among the throngs wishing to give her kisses and massages on her perfect soles and toes. If you haven't watched Fairy Tail yet, try it out. If only for Erza Scarlet, it's worth checking out!

Truly, Erza is one barefoot goddess you'll want to protect and pamper.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Top 10 Scariest Barefoot Babes in Games

Halloween was last week, but I'm still in a bit of a horror mood. So here's a countdown of gaming's frightful femme fatales- gaming's barefoot babes of the undead or monstrous flavor, for those who love their soles and toes with a dash of the macabre. Gyaaa...

Corrupt Rogues (Diablo 2) In the monumental hack-and-slash, grinding fantasy classic, players will face hordes of hot, but sadly demon-possessed undead warrior women in their quest to stop the Lord of Terror. These babes appear in a variety of skimpy armor and some go barefoot, perhaps so as to better sneak up on their victims. As much as I would love to give these evil hotties a foot massage, a blade through their now-darkened hearts to free them from their torment would be much preferred and advised.

Female Zombies (Deadly Premonition) Silent Hill may have hot (but creepy) female nurse creatures, but sadly they're not to foot fans' tastes since they still wear pumps even in their nightmarish state. In Deadly Premonition, the female zombies are nicely barefoot... even if their faces look like they've been serviced by the same guy who did the Joker's makeup in the Dark Knight. Oh, and walking towards you while bent-over backwards is an extra creepy touch. These undead gals attack by jamming their hands into your mouth... if they tried that with their feet instead, maybe we'd be a bit more vulnerable.

Female Witch Doctor (Diablo 3) One of the playable character classes in the upcoming Diablo III, the female witch doctor is a voodoo-powered cleric with sorcerous spells that allow her to summon various deadly plagues and pests upon her enemies, inflict terror and do all sorts of deadly mischief. Judging on concept art and in-game models so far seen, the witch doctor dresses tribal-style and goes barefoot whether she's in her unarmored default state or in her equivalent of heavy armor. I have to say though, while some people may find her hot, I'm a bit on the fence. Maybe it's the stink of the dead things and ghoulish fetishes she insists on carrying on her person. Or maybe the chance that if you try to give her a foot massage you may get your head shrunken and worn as a anklet. Yikes!

Alma (F.E.A.R) Gaming's clone to the classic, long-haired ghost girl Sadako from The Ring, Alma was an abused child with psychic powers turned mother-of-all-demons. Half the time she's a creepy little barefoot girl who leaves bloody bare footprints, the other half she's a nude harpy ready to tear your face off. Either blood or stinky rot, that's not the kind of foot you'd fancy giving massages to, I hope.

Female Splicer (Bioshock) Among the many crazed and mutated, plasmid-flinging and pipe-swinging enemies you'll face in the sunken metropolis of Rapture are strangely fetching female splicers. The 'Baby Doll' type Splicer was apparently some kind of society gal, still wearing a now-ruined party dress, with one leg bare, the other stockinged. Though maddened and having a sickly grayish skin-tone, these are actually not undead, but might as well be.

Sasha (Infamous) In the action-packed anti-hero romp Infamous, one of the villains you encounter was the creepy Sasha, whose penchant for going half-naked and barefoot is sadly offset by her icky ability to exude black, mind-controlling tar from her body. Never mind that Sasha's admittedly kinda hot in a Borg Queen-sort of way... kissing her feet will probably cover your mouth in tar, and she'd probably vomit on you to turn you into a mindless slave. GAK!

Sasha's one dirty chick.

Alma (Ninja Gaiden) In the original awesome ninja action game by Tecmo's Team Ninja, one of the bosses that hero Ryu Hayabusa had to face was the formidable arch-demon Alma. Never mind the flourescent purple skin, giant bat wings where her ears should be and her general tendency to blast you with sorcery... she had a hot, hot butt and sexy (albeit clawed) bare feet. Well, once you defeated her she did turn back to a normal hot blonde babe, so perhaps she's not all bad.

Cloud of Darkness (Dissidia Final Fantasy) a force of chaos personified as a hot barefoot babe in skimpy, demonic attire with monster-thingies. With her gothic costume and wild hair, she's incredibly hot. Plus she tends to hover around, which makes it easier to kiss her sexy bare feet. Yeah, she's not human but at least, unlike some other Cloud in FF, she's also not a cross-dresser.

Cloud of Darkness is one hot goddess.

Unknown (Tekken) The mysterious but sexy end boss in the popular Tekken Tag Tournament, the simply named Unknown was a beautiful young lady whose exceptional features include glowing yellow eyes, a terrifying wolf-spirit hovering behind her and, well, skimpy attire. Unknown appeared either wearing one of two costumes- a burned, ruined white dress or just black body paint, and was barefoot in both. Despite the creep factor, she's surely a babe, and hopefully the slimy black goo comes off as easily as the wolf demon did. Will we ever see this hot barefoot babe again? Perhaps in TTT2?

Kerrigan (Starcraft 2) Before she became a monstrous genocidal mutant, Sarah Louise Kerrigan was a hot human babe whose fierce character captured the heart of galactic hero James Raynor. It is testament to her charm that several years and many exterminated planets later, Raynor still held a torch for the woman buried beneath the chitinous armored shell that was the Queen of Blades.
Well, his persistence is eventually rewarded at the end of Starcraft 2's single-player campaign with a climactic cutscene showing the now-human Kerrigan, naked (and of course, barefoot), in the loving arms of loverboy Jim. Where's he taking her? To someplace cozy so he can give those hot feet a long-overdue kissing and licking, of course. Sure, the Queen of Blades was hot in a Species kind of way, and she was barefoot albeit with weird built-in high heels. But of course, I prefer Kerrigan's soft, sexy and warm human soles and toes to kiss and worship.

And that's it! Ten creepy, monstrous and fearsome barefoot babes in gaming. Belated Happy Halloween!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sugar Spice (Tarzan and the Super 7/Super Stretch and Micro-Woman)

Ah, the good ol' days of cartoons. Often you'd find a lot of gems in these classics, hot barefoot babes that without a doubt planted the seeds of foot-love in many a youth. One of my favorite unshod toon vixens back then was the ravishing Sugar Spice. Appearing in the Super Stretch and Micro Woman chapter of the Filmation series, Tarzan and the Super 7, she was a criminal who used the powers of her Delusion Ring to get away with whatever she wanted (one for Hypno fans as well!). Unfortunately for her, the charm ring attack was a one-trick pony, and she got a dose of her own hypnotic powers after a simple mirror trick from Super Stretch... resulting in a pretty sweet KO.

Of course, Sugar Spice is a natural for foot fans- she's a gorgeous redhead, perhaps in her late twenties, with an incredibly sexy and sultry voice. She's also sexily drawn, dressed in just a short dress and, of course, apparently always barefoot. I'm sure all of us foot fans would jump at the chance to give Sugar Spice a comforting foot massage (no need for any freaky hypno-ring) or perhaps even sneak in a lick or a suck on her toes as she snoozes in her cell. Too bad she's going to the big house, but surely a girl this hot isn't all bad- perhaps she'll be released on good behavior eventually. Anyway, too bad that the series was too short-lived to allow for any rematch between the heroes and this barefoot villainess, but I guess thanks to Youtube we can always enjoy her short time in the limelight. Enjoy!

Sugar Spice: Proof that bad girls make the best barefoot babes.

Surely no Delusion Ring is needed for foot fans to worship this hot femme fatale.