I am having a super-lurkery week! Just one of those times when I generally feel like I'm stuck on a "taking things in" setting, reading and reading and not interacting very much. (I don't just mean on the internet, either.) I have no idea if that makes any sense, but. Hi. o_____o
One thing I should really, really read less
of is all the DC Comics news. I spent a fair chunk of yesterday going through this massive roundup of reaction links
to the de-Oracle-ing of Barbara Gordon, a move which dismays me for a whole variety of reasons (from the representation issue down to finding it reductive on a storytelling/character development level). Also, pleased as I am that Batwoman
's going ahead as planned (and Jaime Reyes gets his book back!), I'm still sitting here twitching and wondering when we're going to hear something about Cass, Steph, Helena, and Renee
. Ugh, superhero comics, why.
On a related note, stories like this
about the marginalization of actual
women by the comics mainstream (from a retail perspective, in this case) fill me with rage. Women and the medium both
Some happier fannish things! The bandombigbang
fic I drew for this year is up: the9thdoctor
's Angels From The Neon
! It's a nifty take on the Killjoysverse, rather distinct from some of the other stories I've read! You can find my illustration over here
; an image that I couldn't get out of my head until I got it down on paper. It was a fun challenge, and definitely took me out of my comfort zone.
has posted Bulletproof Heart
, the second part of her epic Killjoys trilogy, which does a fantastic
job of knitting together and fleshing out the universe we see in the videos. The worldbuilding and character interaction are to die for, seriously; it's the kind of story I just want to crawl inside for awhile. *____* Check it out, and don't forget theopteryx
's kickass accompanying artwork
Oh man, look at me being all scattered! I need to get out of the office and breathe a bit. I have a cilghal
coming to stay with me this weekend, which is awesome, and my very last Boston Pride (at least, as a local resident) is tomorrow. So hopefully I can get a little relaxing, enjoying, and re-focusing in!
In honor of Pride, have some (canon) lesbian artwork! There's a lot of Sailor Moon
nostalgia going around, and seeing as that was both my first fandom and a massive artistic catalyst for me, I couldn't resist noodling around with a couple of the characters a few weeks back. I totally forgot to post it then, so have it now: ( Michiru and her Haruka. )
Okay, this post is a pretty accurate reflection of my state of mind right now, so I think I'll stop subjecting you all to it. Have a great weekend, bbs! ♥ I should have more art for you sometime soon, and possibly hilarious stories about me learning to drive. (I kind of hope they're not too hilarious.)