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2012 Fantasy Female Calendar & Print Set $3.95 $1.00
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2012 Fantasy Female Calendar & Print Set
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2012 Fantasy Female Calendar & Print Set
Publisher: Stainless Steel Dragon
by Shane O. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 01/21/2012 20:17:11
Calendars are one of those projects where they seem like a no-brainer. After all, you just make twelve pages, one for each month of the year, and have each page list the dates for that month. No big deal, right? However, calendars are one of those areas where the devil is in the details. What holidays do you list? What about other events, such as the phases of the moon? Perhaps the biggest detail, however, is what theme will your calendar have?

In the case of Stainless Steel Dragon’s 2012 Fantasy Female Calendar & Print Set, the theme is beautiful, scantily-clad women.

At twenty-eight pages long, this calendar’s basic construction is pretty much what you’d expect. Given in PDF format, there are twelve sets of calendar listings and an equal number of photos; the array listed is in the standard one photo followed by one month arrangement.

The file opens with an introduction which is the product page information, telling us how these pictures were configured and giving us the default methods of printing out this calendar should we want a hard-copy. It’s fairly boilerplate, but it was nice to have the information listed just to be on the safe side; I doubt I’ll be printing out this calendar, but for those who are interested in doing so, there’s some good, albeit basic, advice here in that regard.

The pictures are, as mentioned, all of beautiful girls in skimpy outfits. The pictures all have a fantasy theme to them, with the outfits having a fantasy-medieval theme, and many of the pictures feature the girls wielding various medieval weapons (e.g. mace, crossbow, etc.). The artwork here is all tasteful, and while titillating doesn’t ever rise to the level of softcore porn – a few pictures are slightly risqué though, such as how Ms. February has most of her ass uncovered, and Ms. August seems to be naked (though positioned in such a way that nothing naughty can be seen).

I should note that full bookmarks are given for this PDF, which makes it very easy if you’re using the file as a calendar for your computer. Interestingly, the bookmark for each month has a nested entry to that month’s picture; it’s here and only here that you’ll find the name of the picture, something I thought was a very fun easter egg.

Likewise, my mention of using this file as your computer calendar was no off-hand remark. As the introduction notes, each day’s entry has been formatted to allow you to post a sticky note there, giving this product an edge of practicality. The calendar days also note the phases of the moon, the solstices and equinoxes, and most major holidays as well.

A few extras are here that should be noted. Each calendar page has small, abbreviated listings for the previous and next month at the top, which is convenient. A fun addition is that, while the days of the week are listed along the top of each calendar’s dates table, it also lists the corresponding deities each day of the week is named for along the bottom.

Overall, I quite liked the 2012 Fantasy Female Calendar. Beyond the delicious cheesecake, the ways in which this product took advantage of the digital format, rather than being held hostage by it, were quite refreshing. From the picture titles in the bookmarks to the sticky notes when you right-click a day, there was comparatively a lot here to enjoy. From sexy images to functionality, this calendar makes 2012 look like it’s going to be a great year.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
2012 Fantasy Female Calendar & Print Set
Publisher: Stainless Steel Dragon
by Devon K. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 12/27/2011 09:36:12
The calendar is nothing fancy. It's a calendar. It has the holidays listed on it in a nice light blue to separate them from normal days of the week.

The pictures, on the other hand, make this a good product. The models are not super-models, but real women that I'd expect to find walking down the street (albeit, with a bit more clothing on). The costumes are fun and attractive and the poses are good. February is my favorite. :D

For people who like these sort of calendars (as I do), this is a good product.

It seems this product is geared primarily towards people who want to print the calendar and mount it on their walls. It would be nice for a more digital-friendly version, such as desktop backgrounds with the picture and calendar combined into one. I, personally, would find that version more useful.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Publisher Reply:
In regards to the models. Yes they are real woman, (Attractive woman.) They are paid models, but not Super Models. They are as seen in the samples. If that is what typical real girls look like in anybody’s neighborhood. – I want to move there. (Enough Said.) In regards to calendar format. The format for this calendar was chosen to provide users with nice prints from a typical bubble jet printer, as well as a large informational calendar. Placing calendar and print on the same 8.5 x11 or 11 x 8.5 would have provided a much smaller picture and calendar and was deemed by our focus group to be less desirable. After all, this is Calendar & “Print Set.” For those who wish to display both Calendar and Print at the same time as a background on their desktop. It takes less than 1 minute to copy both pages and place them on 17 x 11 bitmap using windows MS paint. This allows the user to start with a large full size photo of each subject. Starting big has the advantage of allowing the user to adjust the size down to fit their computer screen. In most cases shrinking the image by up to 50%. (I reduced my copy to 58% of original size, yet it still fills my 23” wide screen monitor nicely. Thus for those looking for a more digital friendly version this critic speaks about in this review, it is quick matter for the user to create a custom one using MS Paint. Generally I personally use my calendar as a pdf icon on my desktop, opening it as needed, and placing notes where desired. I save the pictures and either print them out for my game room and/or use them as a screen saver without the calendar portion attached. How people use this calendar and print is up to them, but with the format we chose, we have given our customers the best options to maximize the quality of prints and usability of the Calendar, and the flexibility needed to display this calendar many ways. (Essentially the best of all worlds.)
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