My roommate: “A lady knight, taking what she needs.”
“All my life, all I’ve ever wanted is for people to say — first of all — I’m pretty. But ‘too pretty’? Is amazing,” she says. “I also loved that they said, ‘Who’s this model?’ I only ever wanted to be a model. This acting thing — three years of drama school — is an accident! I was like, ‘Wow, they think I’m a model?’ I didn’t mind it at all. I knew all the things I wanted to do to become the part. I’ve always been able to look very different very easily.”
The 6′ 3″ actress also spoke with New Zealand’s Stuff about training to play Brienne. She apparently took up kickboxing, quit drinking, lost weight and put it back on in muscle. ”What I think is so brilliant about this show is that it takes an outsider and an archetype which isn’t often seen – the extremely tall woman who has strength that can match that of her male counterparts – and explores that,” she said, also adding, “I’ve been taught how to break a man’s nose with my elbow.”
Okay comics folks I just picked up the Avengers Assemble Age of Ultron tie-in from last week and YOU GUYS A HIJABI LADY SUPERHERO IS NOW CAPTAIN BRITAIN WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THIS
Holyshit. Can we talk about how AWESOME this is, please?
what you fail to realize is that video games shouldn’t cater to females in the first place. It’s largely known that it’s targeted towards the MALE demographic and has been for so many years, so why would they ask for something like that to be handed to them on a goddamn silver platter?
that’s like a guy walking into the women’s department of clothing at a sears and demanding that there be more clothing for men there. Separation of sections be damned.
that’s not how it fucking works
no not really
the game industry is more like walking into a regular department store and seeing that all the clothes are only men’s clothes
and when you ask the cashier where the women’s clothing section is, they wheel out a small rack of cheaply made tutus, g-strings, and high heels all in bright pink
and then when you go “wow really that’s it” you get called an uppity bitch and everybody assumes you want all the focus on you when in reality you’d just like to be considered a worthwhile demographic since you also like to wear clothes, it’s not like you want some ridiculous getup, you just want a solid shirt and pair of pants that fits you alright.
I mean hell you even sort of like men’s clothes and you have no problem wearing them. They suit you well. But it’s very obvious once you throw on a pair of men’s pants that they were not made for you.
Perfect metaphor is perfect.
I will cut someone if they try and play that “games are for men” nonsense. I demand my games and other forms of media to have just as many strong female characters as they have strong male characters and that will never change.
UNLESS- someone can give me a damn good reason as to why strong women are not okay while strong men are. Which I do not anticipate happening, so there.
Animals with Watermelon
The varying emotions they seem to be displaying entertains and confuses me in so many ways.
Wonder Woman by K. Feigenbaum
I really, really, reaaallllllyyy need to make a Wonder Woman costume happen in my life. Preferably with the head of a gorgon to carry around by it’s serpentine mane, just cause.
Louise Erdich, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
- bring them to a party. extroverts do not care who they are with or where they are going and don’t care about safety or sleeping or going to work the next day. they live to party. make it happen 4 them.
- they are basically golden retrievers. they do not have deep thoughts or feel sadness they just…
you know, i got really excited that maybe this was an actual bit on extroverts for a change… and then realized my point was still proven regardless.