um...which one is io? i just saw the movie but i can't remember any of the amazons names except for hippolyta and Diana
This is re: this post, I assume - I wasn’t talking about any movies, sorry for the confusion. As far as I know, Io has never appeared in anything but the comics.
Io is Themyscira’s chief blacksmith in several Wonder Woman runs, and among my very favourite recurring characters over the years.
I won’t go too much into spoilers, but she has a very intense loyalty and dedication thing going on and her
belief in Diana seems endless (which of course makes it all the more
painful when it’s tested), and I am predictable. Oh and this one time she stood up to Ares and took him on one on one in a doomed fight to protect this kid who was entrusted to her care, because she takes duty and honour and such very seriously.
She’s also in love with Diana. And though they have a number of Moments, after his departure from the title in 2006 writer Greg Rucka said in a post about some threads that were left hanging that “Io’s love for Diana would have remained largely unrequited, for a variety of reasons, most of which you know.”
Her major appearances (and, notably, her original appearance - with a design by Drew Johnson which you can check out here) were all in issues written by Greg Rucka, and you can find a reading list here. I was thrilled to see her pop up again in the recent run he did - and, over a decade later, be rather more open and straightforward about… stuff.
Kimchijjigae is probably #1 comfort food Koreans miss when they are living overseas. And most Korean people think their mother’s Kimchiijigae is the best, kind of like how Italian Americans think their mothers’ meatball or Lasagnia is the best. The main part of this super simple dish is Kimchi and depending on how old the KImchi is, the taste will differ dramatically. Months of fermentation will make the Kimchi leaves very soft and the juice will become almost effervescent which makes it heavenly when made into stews.
There are many variety in the protein content in this dish and the most beloved is the pork belly. But you can also use spam as I mentioned and also canned mackerel, saury or tuna.
Kimchijjigae is generally quiet spicy, but you can make it even spicier by adding more chili flakes and fresh green chili pepper or jalapeno peppers. Fresh peppers give another layer of spiciness to this dish over the mellow fire of the aged kimchi.