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Hello to everyone from the [livejournal.com profile] dragon_age friending meme! Coincidentally, I just got a getting-to-know-you meme from [livejournal.com profile] cowards_kiss so LET'S GET THIS THING STARTED.

Meme rules:

- Comment with "Come at me, bro"
- I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.


My questions! )
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Well, here I am at home writing what is turning out to be the goofiest dissertation ever on Wonder Woman and classical mythology. Did I just do a critique of her original costume and its echoes of hoplite armour? Yes I did! Do I need to rethink my life and my choices? Probably! Am I going crazy because I've only written 2,000 words and it needs to be 20,000 and I've never written anything that long in my life oh Hera help me I am never going to get this done aaaaugh?

I'll let you draw your own conclusions :/

Anyway the real reason I wanted to post is because I wanted to share this bit of pony coincidence with y'all.



See this? I got this pony from my friends as a joke present. Four years ago.

Look at the colour. Look at the cutie mark.

That is Pinkie Pie existing four years before she was invented by Lauren Faust because she had to make up new ponies for the show as the old trademarks had lapsed.

I guess I shouldn't really be surprised.

Raeg

Jul. 2nd, 2010 12:03 pm
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So, you guys know how much I love Wonder Woman, right? I love Wonder Woman like burning. I love her strength, and her authourity, and her beautiful Classical mythology background that no other superhero has, rooting her in a tradition that is both unique, interesting and (I'd argue) pretty damn empowering.

So then the most recent writer decided to throw all that away and drastically alter her origin and costume.

Oooh, that costume. That horrible, horrible 90's tastic costume.

Yes, she is in trousers now (It amuses me with all the bloggers saying she's wearing 'pants'- to me she was wearing pants before, only we call them 'knickers' :p ) and that is, yes, a score for practicality. But look at this thing. What, exactly, about skinny jeans, spurs, a bustier and a 90's bolero jacket say 'ambassador of an Ancient Greek warrior culture'? It is not 'tough' or 'elegant', it's dated and a little bit embarrassing. It also underscores the major problem of this overhaul: Wonder Woman cannot be a modern American woman. She isn't. She's an Amazon, raised on an island of warriors, poets and scholars and closer, ethnically and culturally, to the Ancient Greeks. This new origin removes anything that made her interesting or different to the hordes of other female superheroes, and strips her of her power, dignity and strength. Instead, she's an 'urban fantasy' heroine of the type that leaves me, personally, rather cold.

If a redesign was needed (and it probably was, don't get me wrong) then it needed to be along the lines of this or this, not this. We even already know that it can work as a look. Hopefully this new design and origin won't last and we'll be back to regular programming soon.*fingers crossed*

(Also, Wonder Woman shouldn't have black in her costume for the same reason Superman shouldn't have black on his. They're heroes. Batman only gets away with it because when was the last time you saw a red, blue and gold bat?)

Discussion of the costume that knows rather more about what it's talking about than mine.
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Okay, so I said I was going to be more active on here and then promptly vanished for two/three weeks. Smart move, self.

So here's all the art from my sketchbook that's post-worthy so far.

Warning, huge )

Bakery!

Mar. 12th, 2007 09:19 pm
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Today I got one of those random urges that went along the lines of 'You must bake something Livi. No, not at the weekend. NOW. And you must bake something challenging'. Never one to ignore the voices in my head, I dutifully found a recipie that didn't look like I could screw it up too badly and blithely plunged into the world of gingerbread biscuits.

Batbear! )

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