[ Image: A photo of a pale skinned woman with curly red hair, dirty fingermarks streaked down her face. She wears a balck tank top and fur-lined vambraces as she wields a pair of swords. ]
[ Description: Two women with short hair — one dark skinned with dark hair being held protectively by the other who is pale skinned with orange hair. They both wear ornate tailored military dress uniforms with frilly black skirts. ]
In case you needed even more reasons to go read Monstrous Regiment, there is also a canon lesbian couple in the book, Tonker (Magda) and Lofty (Tilda).
Together they escaped from the Girls’ Working School—an institution where “Bad Girls” [aka anyone who breaks the absolutely ridiculous religious rules in Belgravia] go—and joined the army, intent on putting it as far behind them as possible. They’re absolute sweethearts and totally in love, always holding hands whenever they’re on patrol together.
Tonker is intensely protective of Lofty, and seems to be the only one who can get past how quiet the other girl is; Lofty, for her part, mostly keeps to herself and finds joy in fire…as in, she always seems to find matches and can make explosives from anything.
They disappear after the main events of the book, but the last Polly hears, the Girls’ Working School is burnt down and two slim hooded figures robbed the nearby bank…
(also I’ve been drawing the ladies in the tailored uniforms they get at the end because the book doesn’t really clarify if everyone gets every piece of regalia from the army stores, as it’s all shoddy and pilfered off of already dead soldiers x: )
Far too many Barbie doll, catsuit Mara Jade pictures going around in the last day or so. So here she is, in all her practical, well dressed glory. With her dancer’s figure, red-gold hair, and all her bad-ass gadgets.
Posted from DeviantArt. The artist owns this. I’m just sharing her fantastic work.
[ Image: A tall woman with shoulder length red hair stands in ripped jeans, boots and tank top, holding a fuck-off huge sword behind her as she nonchantly anticipates the approach of something large and fierce. ]
Amethyst Short Debuts on DC Nation
The cartoon version of Amethyst of Gemworld made its debut on this morning’s DC Nation. The show is very different take then the current comic version and the original making Gemworld a video game. But there’s still a Pegasus. And it is still awesome.
[ Description: Two women stand side by side. The first is pale skinned with short red hair, the second is dark skinned with long black hair. They both wear leather combat fatigue style clothes and hold hi-tech rifles. Behind them a ruined building is in flames. ]
FUSE is an upcoming video game from Electronic Arts, another in a long line of four player cooperative shooter games that tries to find a gimmick to stand out from the crowd. I won’t go into that gimmick here, since that’s not what interests me about the game, but rather, that, for the first time that I can recall, the four member team is equally split between male and female characters, instead of having the one lone woman (to go with the usual one black male character). Think Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Dead Island, ad infintum (until now!).
And for you Commander Shepard/Liara T’soni shippers, I should note that Naya (left) is voiced by Jennifer Hale and Izzy (right) is voiced by Ali Hillis.
[ Image: A colour sketch of 6 female warriors of different ethnicities, wearing a variety of medieval European garb. Everyone carries a sword, and all but one are wearing armour. ]
Costume research for a promo piece I’m starting. It’s kind of an homage to fantasy, cuz I’ve been reading a lot of that lately, and it’s been on my idea list for a while. There will be a CASTLE and a DRAGON and a LADY KNIGHT with a SWORD. Because, you know, I’m all about the girl power.
Anyways. I’ll probably go with something like the second one. And if you want to see some much cooler medieval ladies, check out THESE but Hannah Christenson. They are fantastic.
[ Description: 15 images of Alanna of Trebond, a female knight depicted with pale skin and usually short red hair. In many of them she is wearing armour of some description, and in all she carries a sword. In some of them she is accompanied by her black cat, Faithful. ]
Oldest American Ren Faire hires first female jouster Virginia Hankins. Because she’s awesome.
What a majestic human being this is.
If yer had the chernce teh change yer fate
[ Image: A picture of the celtic queen Boudica, a pale skin woman with long red hair strie a horse as her army closes with a Roman legion. She wears a chainmail tunic that allows her many blue tattoos to be seen. There is a sword at her him, a large round shield on her arm and a spear in her hand. ]
Boudica,Celtic warrior queen. Boudica is a completely overlooked figure in history. She is hardly mentioned in any Roman history class, save for a brief note on the ‘Boadicea Revolt’, and she was nearly forgotten and lost to time until very recently. The spelling of her name is variable, from the Roman ‘Boadicea’ to various Celtic forms such as ‘Bodika’. Her story is tragic, defiant, and brilliant. Take a few minutes to look her up, or go to your local library and pick up a book on her and the Icenii tribe. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Dude, I remember watching a documentary about her. She’s a freakin’ badass.
There’s a statue of her in a chariot in London. Because she was awesome.