She’s awesome. She climbs trees like a monkey with an ax, treats twelve-year-olds like equals in her otherwise all-teenage gang of friends, casually survives the apocalypse best out of nearly everyone, and openly expresses that women should take what they want rather than putter around with outdated ideals of purity. And she does it all without the narrative sexualizing her, turning her into a prize to be won, or treating her friendship as a cheap conciliation prize for the protagonist.
Wendy is awesome. We as a fandom should appreciate Wendy more.
“The struggles I’ve gone through being a "dark” skinned female is something I’ve always wanted to share from the day I started my channel and today I decided to go for it. Just posted a video on this topic which has been effecting me since the day I can remember. Literally. Link in bio, I hope atleast some of you are able to take something away from it.“ - @limitlessbwl
87% of Facebook/Twitter right now: I’m not against gay rights, but you can’t just give Captain America a boyfriend. He is a heterosexual™, has had nothing but female love interests, and giving a straight man a boyfriend makes him homosexual. Stop twisting existing characters to fit your gay agenda and make your own!
Me: You’ve still got Jim Beaver who is gonna be sticking around as far as I can tell… Also Timeless is awesome so shush. Enjoy it. Its got a lot of plot drawn out at this point, so maybe start at the beginning, but enjoy the history and the cast.
Well, I thought I was done, but I really liked this Anastacia of Astora drawing from early in the Dark Souls inktober project and wanted to see it in color!
As an aside, Anastacia is an awesome character. A “lady in distress” trope but like so many parts of this game, holds a hidden depth thats only revealed when the player goes through some shit just because you think you’re doing the right thing. Awesome.
Awesome Westerosi Characters You Don’t Know Because You Only Watch Game of Thrones: #15 Jeyne Poole
This is another kinda-sorta not in Game of Thrones character. The above image is of Jeyne Poole on the show, but I don’t really remember her at all. I won’t argue with photographic proof.
Jeyne Poole (whose name is, sadly, pronounced “Jane Pool” not “Jean Pool”) was Sansa Stark’s closest friend at Winterfell. She’s young and innocent like Sansa. There is one scene where Gregor Clegane murders Hugh of the Vale during the Hand’s Tourney and Jeyne becomes hysterical. She is not used to such violence.
That makes what happens to her all the more horrifying. Since Arya Stark goes missing, it is Littlefinger’s idea to dress one brown-haired northern girl as another. Jeyne becomes “Arya Stark” and is married to Ramsay Bolton. You all probably know that on the show, this storyline was given to Sansa herself and it caused quite a stir.
Obviously, being married to Ramsay is no picnic. (His first wife, Lady Hornwood, ate off her own fingers because he starved her. This was another storyline cut from the show, perhaps mercifully.) Jeyne has it bad because, from the get-go, Ramsay knows she is not really Arya Stark. Ramsay keeps her confined to a tower where her cries can be heard night and day. She has scars on her back from whipping and bruises all over her body. Though, unlike the show, Ramsay is never actually seen raping her.
At Castle Black, Jon Snow & Melisandra mount a plan to rescue his “sister” (he does not know the truth) that involves Mance Rayder (who was not really burned alive by Melisandre, that is a complicated plotline that also got cut) and a handful of wildling women infiltrate Winterfell and attempt to rescue her. At first, Jeyne thinks it’s a trick and resists, saying Ramsay will cut off her feet if she runs.
But eventually she and Theon make a daring jump from the battlements of Winterfell. Somehow the two survive. We next seem them through Asha Greyjoy’s eyes (Asha is called “Yara” on the show–she is Theon’s sister). She no longer recognizes Theon.
Jeyne Poole might not be the best fighter or a savvy political operator, but she managed to survive in the most horrific situation. I think that makes her awesome.