i mean all Zaheer and his gang want is an autograph from Korra am I right.
"She stood halfway up the dias in front of the great Obsidian Throne of Ember, a Pyricorn carved into its back and a red satin cusion resting in its seat. Her skin was tanned from the twenty-four hour daylight of the kingdom, but it went well with the red, gold, and silver of her skirt and sleeveless jacket. A gold five-pointed tiara graced her forehead among her wavy chestnut hair, and her blue eyes looked towards me with wistfulness and wry humor, as if she could not believe that she was standing there. Her left wrist wore a large, cufflike bracelet with a hexagonal ruby inset. Her right hand wore a thick ruby signet ring. I knew deep within myself that no matter what I did, for good or ill, she would forgive me and love me and care for me.
I loved her. Nurturer and Teacher, Creator and Mother…
—- Princess Gabrielle of Ember
Gene continually tended to ‘his’ women: regulars, guest stars, and extras. Obsessively involved with their costumes, their hairstyles, their makeup - and even their footwear - he created a look best described as ‘available sexuality.’ Their costumes were as scant as possible, designed for the maximum display of breasts and legs. Yes, actresses were chosen for their acting talent, but voluptuous lips and seductive eyes were very important to him. And in most instances, the characters they portrayed were emotionally subordinate to the men of Star Trek.
Women were, essentially, sex objects always ready for action. And they were the antithesis of the actresses starring in the other dramatic television series of that era: Barbra Bain (Mission: Impossible), Amanda Blake (Gunsmoke), Barbara Anderson (Ironsides), Stephanie Powers (The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.), and of course Barbara Stanwyck (Big Valley), all playing characters of substantial independence and distinction.
Everyone had a role in Gene’s future world. And for Gene, a woman’s role was primarily as a decorative tool in a man’s workshop.
Herb Solow, in Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, 1996 (p. 226). Solow was the Executive in Charge of Production at Desilu for the first two seasons of TOS.
I love many of the TOS women characters, and think some of them were quite strong, but I appreciated Solow’s comparison to other shows of the time, that had recurring women characters in more prominent, independent roles. It shows such a thing was possible to create and sell, even in the 60s, that the era wasn’t the only thing that contributed to TOS’s representation of women.
Normandy landing that you didnt see. 1944
Red Cross workers.
That is seriously the most badass thing I’ve ever seen.
… i hate to feel like asking: this is for real right?
From the Red Cross page.
This is like the 3rd time it’s come across my dash in the last 3 weeks, and every time I pause and enjoy the action of the jump and the different body types and how freakin’ awesome these ladies are. But this is the first time I noticed the woman in the pants and suspenders. (Which is *so* my thing) <3
tl;dr: i really need to draw them hanging out with Peggy and Steve and everyone else. :D
(Really tired of the fact that the only women who seem to show up in those WWII era fics are either prostitutes for the Howling Commandos or girls who date Bucky)
Here’s a good set of resources for the 350,000 women in the Armed Forces during WWII: http://libguides.mnhs.org/wwii_women
(Katherine d’Medici created by John Biles)
Raison d’Être: Prologue 1
…so it begins.
One of my Tumblr buddies, Funari, has finally started her webcomic, Raison d’Etre, which she’s been prepping ever since we met over a year ago. It’s going to be great, so here’s your chance to get in at the start!
Never before has so innocent a room sign made me simultaneously so excited and so sad. For I know who lies beyond that door, and I know how miserable she is, and I know how much better it will be before we’re done, but first there is this.
Side note, does the class number in Japan denote anything in particular, such as aptitude? I note that in Stars Ami’s high school class is also in “Class Five”. Usagi’s is “Class One” in both middle and high school as well. Stranger coincidences have happened, but that makes me feel it’s more intentional placing than random.
There is no real world sorting in that manner but in Japanese fiction, your class is sometimes a code as to the kind of person you are; all the jocks in this class, all the weirdos in this class, etc. (School Rumble does this; the leads are all from 2-C, the class of weird people. 2-D has a lot of foreign exchange students, etc.).