and by this, i mean:
- no war gear restrictions
- no vehicle war gear restrictions
- rules for 20 feet tall warbosses
- more squigs
- bring back cyborks properly
- bring back madboyz
- put all the wacky Forge World stuff in the codex too
- be at LEAST the same size as Codex Spess Marens
- actual rules for different clans
- more freebooter units
- a hundred new multipart plastic kits so i can do UBER KIT BASHING
rant over. :) WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!
- Skarboyz/Nobz T5. Warbosses T6
- Force Organization shenanigans (Stormboyz as troops, Nobz as troops, Kans/Dreads as troops)
- Choppas should be S +1, AP4
- 'uge choppas should be S +2, AP3
- Power Klaw should be S x2, AP2
- Buggy/Skorcha Kit (that is compatible with Battle Wagon and Trukk kits)
- plastic deffkoptas
- More than one unit of ‘ard boyz per army
- Flash gitz with more gun upgrade options. Shootier +1 S, More Dakka +1 shot, Blasta, -1 AP, Booma: Blast,
- Looted vehicle options in multple FOC slots.
- Feel No Pain 6+ army-wide
- Furious Charge
After reading that article about Hunter Moore and then this morning seeing a video from a woman who runs a STEM vlog on YouTube and over the last few years reading/listening to hundreds of articles, vlogs, blogs, and comments about the harassment women receive for writing professionally, blogging, vlogging, gaming, attending professional conferences, attending non-professional conferences, walking down the street, or just existing and therefore making a great target for complete strangers by virtue of being a woman…it just seems so overwhelming. I mean, women do pretty much anything, and they run the risk of dudes harassing them endlessly, stalking them, threatening them, doxing them, causing them to lose their jobs, breaking into their property and stealing from them, and actually physically harming them, even killing them.
I’ve seen a ton of response posts/comments from people (mostly, but not entirely, men) saying basically, “If you don’t like these comments, then why do you write professionally/blog/vlog/game/attend public events/go out in public at all? If you just stayed home, never accessed the internet, never do anything with your life where you might come into contact with men, and just ceased to exist entirely, you wouldn’t have to worry about this! Or toughen up! Sure, it can put you and your family (if you have one) physically and financially at risk, but dudes are entitled to ruin your life because you are a lady, so just deal with it.”
I’ve been blogging for many years, and I don’t have comments on my blog or allow anonymous asks/submissions because in the brief periods of time when I did, I received so much harassment and awfulness, it was completely overwhelming. I don’t even get that much traffic. I’ve been doxed before because I defended a friend here on tumblr. For over 2 years, one of the top things when you googled my name was an uncensored community post where I was doxed (fortunately, mostly inaccurately) and horrible things were written about me. And I know as a white, cis, straight woman, I get way less of this than many other women, because there’s less things about me that offends them.
It’s baffling that people defend this kind of harassment. It’s completely confounding that some people’s actual expectation is that women will cower in a dark corner somewhere, hide, and never make their existence known to avoid some man harassing, stalking, threatening and/or hurting them, because it’s more important that a man’s right to harass/stalk/threaten/hurt a woman be protected than it is that a woman has the right to exist. And these people will defend a person who is stalking, harassing, threatening and hurting another person before they defend the victim, because in their opinion, some non-humans—in this case women—deserve it. They do not have sufficient value as human beings to merit the basic respect of just being left alone.
But god forbid you have something to say about someone who actively goes out of their way to torment strangers. The harasser has value, because he is a man. Or he’s white. Or he’s straight. He gets to determine who is worthy of being allowed to live without fear or pain, and if you think you can turn the tables on him, there are armies of men out there like him to put your in your place.
That’s what this all comes down to, isn’t it? To serve as a reminder about how really has the power and control?
Jora by Kekai
I’m only reblogging this because I fucking LOVE that bear. I loathe the “clothing” nonsense going on with what I think is supposed to be a badass warrior chick. Hard to tell when she’s wearing nothing more on top than armored boobie tassels. I’m sure that’s important in battle.
Fantasy artists who do this shit: get a clue.
The bear IS awesome.
I think that if the badass warrior chick just got rid of ALL of the armor altogether, and went for some manner of feral, primal, beastmaster-type druid, it would be awesome!
You know the type. The one raised in the wilds by some predator, well-versed in the ways of the forest and perhaps blessed by a nature spirit of some kind. No ‘modesty’ (where would she have learned that?), but crude weapons to indicate she is intelligent and cunning, and maybe furs and skins draped over her for warmth.
George R. R. Martin everyone.
My favourite thing about this gifset is that George R. R. Martin acknowledges both of these methods without insulting or dismissing the other. He is a fantastic writer and I know that some other fantastic writers swear by their methods and discount the others, which can be really disheartening as a young writer. Hearing him describe both of these methods without dismissing the other makes me very, very happy, as I am very much an architect and I always get so sad when every writer I look up to is like “NO PLANNING. PLANNING BAD. WRITERS DONT PLAN.”
So thank you, Mr. Martin.
I take this as him admitting “I have no fucking idea what I’m doing but I’m bloody rich so it doesn’t matter.”
I liken it to a road trip. You know where you’re going, and how you’re getting there. But not what you’ll see along the way.
ARE YOU READY TO FUCKING FLY
I will always try and reblog this.
Joel Evans submitted:
My name is Joel Evans, I’m submitting a redraw of the Angela character. I wanted to do this redraw because I thought that the stance she was in was really powerful, but the armor didn’t protect a whole lot. I’m vaguely familiar with the character from back when I used to read Spawn comics way back in the day, so I wanted to make a outfit that reflected a bit of her skillset, and her powers.
I reasoned that, if a character is wearing armor, then they can be injured. And if they can be injured, then it’s in their own best interests to protect themselves. In this case, the character is definitely superhuman, and as such can wear full-body armor without slowing her down. I understand some characters will forego armor to gain an advantage in speed, but someone that hits with the concussive force of a semi-truck isn’t going to be slowed down by a breastplate that covers her chest.
So, I threw the metal bikini out the window and gave her a decent breastplate, and filled in some gaps in the armor. I gave her a kind of flexible armored legplate with golden scales to complement the asymmetrical armor design. Plus, I figured she could use the extra bit of armor on her lead leg. I assumed she’s fighting with her strong side forward, which I presumed to be her right side, judging from the way the sword is worn.
Overall I think this design veers a little more toward the new Asgardian aesthetic from the Thor movies, with a bit of a resemblance to Lady Sif. But that’s okay, because Lady Sif is awesome. I just wish they gave Sif a bigger shield in those movies and some chain mail to cover her I’m ranting now.
Anyway, let me know what you think about the redraw, I do these fairly casually in my spare time when I’m not writing my hackjob novel for National Novel Writing Month. It’s about a really handsome guy that does armor redraws in his spare time, who gets involved in a hunt for mythical artifacts in a race against time against nazis that- oh, that, that’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, isn’t it? Oh, noes.
Cool redesign. I liked that you gave a detailed reasoning for the armor choices. :)
Really dig the redraw.