There were lots of stories that came out of SDCC this year, but the one that has caught the attention of the comics community was a woman who dressed up as Batgirl to ask questions about female characters and creators at several DC Comics’ panels. I first became aware of her questions while following the live feeds of Newsarama and CBR. If you read this blog you know I have many of the same concerns she has. After seeing the reaction of some attendees and reporters about how her questions and those of others regarding female characters and creators were being handled, I compiled a post of that coverage.
That post has now become the most viewed ever for this blog. Her appearances at the panels has also generated other blog posts and many comments. She’s been called everything from a hero to a bully. But now for the first time we can hear from her.
Yesterday I caught up with Kyrax2, the “Batgirl woman” as she has become known, to find out more about what drove her to ask these questions and her thoughts on the reactions she received.
Now that I'm waist-deep in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, I was thinking to myself, "I need to find fan art!" And I thought I'd recalled seeing you do some before. So I went looking through your art journal and OMG YAY.
Also, I was so totally blown away by how much your drawing of Robb in 2008 LOOKS LIKE HBO ROBB. Not that I'm complaining, but you know!
AHAHA YAYYY. I wish I drew more ASoIaF art - now that I finished watching the TV series, mebbe I will. Mostly of Robb. *cough* Although I have renewed interest in Jaime and Cersei, hummm.
I LOVE TV-Robb, and yeah when I looked at my art of Robb again I was like WTF OMFG I AM KINDA ROBB-PSYCHIC that means I should be married to him. I don’t like how I drew Cat, she looks too weak. TV-Cat = wonderful.
[image description: fanart by Glockgal, circa 2008. Catelyn and Robb Stark from the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Robb stands in the foreground in full young Wolf battle mode while his mother Cat looks on behind him with concern and hope.]
Blah. If I had to remix this art, I’d so make Cat look stronger. <3
My Wacom tablet shuts down laptops now when I try to plug it in. I tried plugging it into three different laptops and they just SHUT DOWN. WHAT. WHY. Why do I burn through my tablets so fast, arrrg.
Upside being that typically when something gets broke, I go out and buy a new one. Saito’s got it right: it just seems easier (than trying to, like get it fixed, ahaha arrrr who fixes Wacoms??!?!!). So. Yay, new tablet! Right? Yay? *stares mournfully at perfectly-functional-but-fucked-up-USB-connector old tablet*
Diversity and Fandom 102: How You Can Make a Difference
Sunday, July 24 · 10:00am – 11:00amRoom 24ABC
In the wake of campaigns like Racebending.com’s protests and the rise of safe spaces like Racialicious.com, fans, consumers and creators from underrepresented groups have more outlets for speaking up. This panel explores how those voices can be added to conversations with geeky business interests and fan communities.
Actor Dante Basco (Avatar: The Last Airbender), showrunner/writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach(The Middleman), author Malinda Lo (Huntress), Arturo Garcia (Racialicious.com), Phil Yu(AngryAsianMan.com) and USC Professor Henry Jenkins (CivicPaths Project) promise a lively discussion, moderated by Racebending.com!.
They’re currently collecting questions for the panelists; even if you can’t make it to Comic Con, you can still participate by leaving your questions here!
oh wow! I did not know you had a tumblr...I've a longtime fan of your art!! I posted your HP fanart to tumblr but I didn't know if that was okay...I know some artists really hate when people repost their art on websites so I will take it down if you don't want it up!
eee thank you!!! *MWAH*
I am a-okay with my fanart being reposted on tumblr, as long as there’s credit, so thank you! I am currently kinda totally in love with the reposty nature of images over Tumblr, omg. IT IS GREAT. <3 <3
Storm is celebrated everywhere for being a total badass who can make the sky cry just by looking at it. As well as being the queen of a whole fucking country, she’s also been leader of the X-Men a whole bunch of times. One time Cyclops said to her that she had to choose between being a superhero and being royalty, and Storm was all “Are you fucking kidding me? I don’t know if you noticed but feminism happened and I can have a career and a family, so shut the fuck up. Also I think you’ve been possessed again.”
Unsurprisingly, Storm’s badassery can not be contained in a single cocktail. The first recipe is as below.
Storm Ingredients 2 oz black rum 8 oz ginger beer lime
Pour rum and ginger beer over ice in a short glass. Decorate with slice of lime. Drink three, then ask the person next to you if they know what would happen to them if they were struck by lightning. Hint: it’s the same thing that happens to everything else.
Art by Terry Dodson. Also if you want to read the extended version of that conversation between Ororo and Scott, read X-Men: Worlds Apart(Which you should read anyway because it’s all about Storm and is really awesome)
Add a drop of Angostura and this drink would be more Caribbean than Kenyan? Ah well, I still wanna drink it. ORORO.