female robin hood

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Some slightly less silly pics of me with a bow!

Archery has been difficult. I’ve become very comfortable with close combat, and am super happy with my skill level. Archery, though? I’m horrible. To make matters worse, everyone seems to expect me to be automatically good at it, and there’s lots of laughter when I make a bad shot/ obviously have no idea what I’m doing.

It’s getting better every week, but it’s sure been a little bit of humble pie. 

Luckily, I have photographer friends who manage to make me look good! 

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At Abbey Festival in Queensland for work. So exhausted that we went to bed at 7pm last night. It’s insanely busy, and I’ve met so many people!

Wearing a dress for the first time in ages, and I have a couple of new rad hats… so I guess I’m happy. One more day until we go home!

HerHistoryProject - Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd 

Gwenllian ferch Gruffyydd was an eleventh century Welsh princess who holds the honour of having been nicknamed BOTH “the female Braveheart” and “the female Robin Hood”. Not too shabby! The daughter of the reigning Prince of Gwynnedd, Gwenllian fell in love with and eloped with the Prince of the neighbouring Kingdom of Deheubarth as a teenager. Not long afterwards, Norman invasions and attempted colonisation of South Wales began. Gwenllian and her husband retreated to the mountains as rebels, carrying out lightning raids on Norman troops and stealing from the rich to give to the poor like a pair of royal Robin Hoods. In 1136, Gwenllian’s husband Rhys left to meet with her father and to plan a full-scale revolt against Norman Invasions, leaving Gwenllian in charge of the Kingdom. While he was away, the Normans carried out a full-scale invasion of Deheubarth, and Gwenllian raised and directed armies against them in war. After a prolonged siege of Kidwelly Castle, Gwenllian was defeated, captured and beheaded by the Normans. Her death provoked multiple other anti-Norman rebellions throught Wales in the 1130’s. The best part? Welsh troops used “Revenge for Gwenllian” as their rally and battle cry for the next 300 years.

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My Fem!Robin Hood characters alter ego. I figured it would be a good idea to have the outlaw costume (pantspantpants for robbing) and her costume for when she has to blend or spy and be a lady. I also have a crest on a chain I can attach. I found all of it at a local oddities thrift store :D Now to buy my sword for the outlaw costume…

anonymous asked:

What is something you really want to see from Disney?

Mod Jen: MORE DIVERSITY! MORE SEXUALITIES! BETTER FEMALE CHARACTERS! Like a robin hood esque type character. Charming, suave women! Clever, funny!RAARRRRGHHH

Mod Lissy: yes to more diversity! More original stories! And more female characters like Honey Lemon who are super smart and into science!