Imagine what could have been . . .

Queen Clarke of the Sky People, and King Bellamy.

Commander Octavia of the Grounders, and Unit Leader Lincoln.

President Maya of the Mountain Men, and Ambassador Jasper.

Empress Emori of the Desert People, and Emperor Murphy.

Secretary of Defense Harper, and General Miller.

Attorney General Monroe, and Council Member Monty.

Under Secretary for Science Raven, and Advisor Wick.

Ooh boy. This cosplay is a long time coming.

I lost my confidence with more feminine shaped cosplays last year, and my crafting mojo got blocked as a result. :( I had a free afternoon yesterday (after buying and playing the Handsome Collection) so hauled this bodysuit out of the wardrobe and did the much needed cell shading paint job.

Gotta admit, it’s given me the bug again. Gonna spend today trying to craft everything thats on her utility belt. I’ve wanted to be a Borderlands character for so long!

Can we talk for a second about how The 100 does not shy away from incorporating female characters at all?

Who’s the main character that winds up leading her people? A woman

 But it doesn’t stop at just one powerful female.

Who leads the twelve united Grounder clans? A woman

Who led the Woods Clan? A woman

 Who leads the TonDC tribe? A woman

Who was training to be a second? A woman

 Who took over as chancellor on the ground? A woman

Who is the Sky People’s crucial mechanic? A woman

Who was the leader of the Guard? A WOMAN

Who acts against her own people to help save others she barely knows? A WOMAN

And the list of female characters does not stop there. There’s Harper, Monroe, Roma, Fox, Echo, Diana, Tsing, and multiple other background characters.

Any of these characters could have easily been male instead, but they aren’t. They are all incredibly written women and girls. And this is so important. A lot of other shows are starting to have great female characters, but only have a limited number of them. The 100 does not hold back and feels no need to put men everywhere.

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The 100 Ladies Appreciation Week
Day 3: Favorite Quote

“I am not afraid.”

#Octavia is the one who says this quote. #She learned it as a child as a mantra #for when she was afraid. #And that’s what I love about it in relation to all these ladies. #Because of course they’re afraid. #They have every right to be. #But to do what they all do #to be brave and fight like that #what else can you say #except ‘I am not afraid’? #What else can you do but push through the fear #and continue on anyway? #Which is exactly what they all do. #That is what I love about the ladies on this show. #They are strong and brave #but they are afraid as well. #They do show weakness. #But they fight anyway.