Yes, Furiosa exists in a lineage (see above), and, yes, plenty of other action films have featured female leads. But what’s notable here is how Furiosa being a woman both is and isn’t integral to her character. (In the same way that her missing arm both is and isn’t integral to her character.) In Alien, the character of Ripley was written as a man, then cast as a woman, which was a breakthrough at the time — but also a kind of cinematic drag act. Why can’t a woman play a man’s role? Well, sure — but the better question, only now being asked, is, Why can’t a woman’s role take the place of the man’s role? Furiosa could never be played by a man — the character would make no sense — and not, as with many other female action heroes, because of the kind of costume she wears. She is not simply Indiana Jones in hot pants or Lolita with armor-piercing rounds. Furiosa is a woman, and she is a hero, and she’s cool as hell, and she’s simultaneously recognizable and revelatory as all three. If you’re an action fan and you can’t admit that you’d eagerly watch ten more Furiosa films in the next ten years, then I’d have to ask again if you’re an action fan.


Art trade with shenanigansblog, wherein she did an adorable Gi'utoh while I do Samus (as she was in a Metroid mood at the time). I’ve always wanted to draw Samus but was too lazy to do so, so I went the extra mile to pay homage to one of the First Ladies of Badassery. I COULD have drawn her in a Zero Suit, as I tend to be shit with armor, but yeah. Extra mile. I’ll go that far to remember her as a hardened bounty hunter, not waifu fanservice.


hey guys! so i have an idea and while it’s still rough, it’s basically a marvel movie based off a-force (female avengers make a team! lots of female badassery!) and though the plot will be different considering the comic has only released 1 edition, but the team is still the same female superheroes and the general history will be only slightly altered. does anyone want in?

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To follow wonderful people like:


Who even if they run into bumps along the way turn it into something productive and positive. These people add positivity and just all around good vibes back into my days and I am so freakin’ stoked to have found them.

You guys are awesome and I hope you all continue to blow people’s minds with your amazing-ness and overall badassery. 😍😍

Update: the reblogs are PROOF that these people are indeed that awesome. So much love today!! 😘😘

Went to see ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ last night. In honour of its feminist badassery, here’s Rua carrying Silas home. Because PARTNERS ARE EQUALS. Man or woman, we got each other’s backs, we should compensate for each other’s weaknesses and defer to each other’s strengths.

That illustration is from my recent artbook 'The Colours of Magic’. The novel it accompanies, 'A Brush With Magic’ has many strong women. And women of all types can be strong in many different ways. They don’t have to be warriors to earn your respect.

Remember that you can buy both books now from the Sweatdrop Studios online shop! ( xD ) (O_O) (Your Magic has been Revoked :) ) (That “Give your purple blood soul to Jegus cause YOUR FIN FACED ASS IS MINE!” look :) )

Sorry for so many links :) Just thought everyone could use some Kanaya Maryam badassery xD 

chaoticmisch homestuck-arts plaid-n-converse homestuckpanels aradiiaa (sorry Aradia :) forgot to tag you, my windiest apologies :) )

Working on stuff! But got sidetracked by my extremely powerful Mad Max’s NUX HELLSPIRAL. I WILL DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS OVER THIS. Thanks for reminding me that my heart will never be the same rockcandytrash. I wasn’t needing it anyway.

The signs as heroic literary tropes.

Aries - “Hot-blooded” - Using the power of guts, determination, and badassery; they throw themselves headfirst into the worst situations imaginable and come out on top through sheer force of will.

Taurus - “Bruiser with a soft centre” - My beloved monster is tough and, if she wants, she will destroy you. But if you lay her down for a kiss, her little heart it could explode.

Gemini - ‘The Trickster” - The Trickster openly questions and mocks authority, encourages impulse and enthusiasm, seeks out new ideas and experiences, and destroys convention and complacency.

Cancer - “Mama Bear” - Bears usually won’t attack humans — but get between a mother bear and her cub, and she’ll tear straight through you. Threaten her children, and you are in for a world of hurt. Righteous awesomeness will ensue, and the heroine reclaims her child with a tearful embrace.

Leo - “The Ace” - The Ace is someone who is ridiculously good at what they do, whatever that happens to be, and everyone knows it. People look up to them, envy them, and are in awe of them.

Virgo - “The Spock” - A character who will always think before acting, The Spock is an archetype that can be loosely summed up as the tendency to apply rules, reason and the greater good to all of his/her decisions.

Libra - “Lawful Good” - Lawful Good characters believe that laws exist to further the public good, and that fairness and equality before the law are necessary for good to truly exist.

Scorpio - “Terror-Hero” - There is a common misconception that the use of fear and terror against one’s enemies is a cowardly, evil method of fighting. Not to these characters. To them, targeting a foe’s psyche is every bit as valid a tactic as more direct methods.

Sagittarius - “Knight Templar” - "Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart, for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.“

Capricorn - “The Determinator” - A character — good or evil, male or female, young or old — who never gives up. Ever. No matter what.

Aquarius - “Chaotic Good” - Chaotic Good characters are rebels and free spirits who believe in doing good, by their own standards.

Pisces - “Genius Ditz” - This character would be nothing more than The Ditz, except they have one area of expertise in which no one can beat them. When that skill or talent is needed, they suddenly switch gears from airheadedness to hyper-competency. Sometimes they don’t even know that they’re doing it.