I don’t want to be told “oh you look so skinny!” I don’t want anyone to look at me and have the impression that they could pick me up with one arm, or break me if they hug me too hard.
I want to be strong. Not just kind of strong, but really strong. I want to have a real presence, a physicality that warns you about just the kind of woman I am. I want to be a bad-ass in the gym. I want to command respect.
Thinspiration? Eff that noise. Here’s my inspiration:
This is why my girlfriend is awesome, her inspiration isn’t some bad actress or anything like that, her inspiration is Wonder Woman =)
recently I’ve been talking with some of my friends who aren’t big comic people and some of what they said really surprised me. For some reason they thought that there weren’t many legitimate female super heroes or villains that weren’t just sex objects. Now yeah, there are plenty that are just T&A (Powergirl) but there are lots of great super heroes who have depth and great characteristics. I’ve been reading more and more female heroes recently and i can honestly say they are just as good as most of the male heroes (no one comes close to batman though). I recently picked up a bunch of wonder woman comics and i was blown away by how good it was, i admit, i had the same perception as most people do, that she was a lighter hero, one who didn’t have as much depth, but really she is well written, well drawn and the stories are great. I used to think that the only time Wonder Woman had any use was in the justice league with Batman and Superman to play off of. I looked up a lot on the history of the character and it really amazes me exactly how much influence on America wonder woman has had, the workings of the character as a symbol and them a pariah of the feminism movement is fascinating. For some reason my people just dismiss wonder woman because they believe her to be this cheesy wannabe super hero, but she really isn’t. Her stories work back and forth between the DC cannon and myths so well that it really has an extra dimension compared to a lot of heroes. of course this is only just one hero, there are lots of other great female heroes, Batgirl in her many iterations are great, she is more than strong enough to be a standalone hero even if she is at her best when with Batman. Zatanna is another cool hero, despite her obvious T&A appearance she has a really cool mystic universe she works in. What really irks me is the common perception that these female super heroes are bad role models, they’re just air-heads, but that’s not true. Years from now if i have a little girl i would be more than happy if her role model was Barbara Gordon or Wonder Woman. In fact I’d try and help her see what great role models these women are. And despite the fact that yes, she is good looking, Wonder Woman also looks healthy. She’s not a twig of a woman, she has actual curves and thick powerful legs, compared to a lot of the supposed “role models” that are out there for girls a healthy looking Wonder Woman seems like a much better choice. even if the mainstream society doesn’t really understand them that well, I at least hope that some people can get that there are good female super heroes and plenty of them, you just have to actually take two seconds to find them, they aren’t generally the ones with the movies, the TV shows and all the merchandise, but they are every bit as good if not better than some of the big names in the super hero business.
In the past year i’ve started to write. i don’t particularly think i’m any good at writing, but i’m always hard on myself. My girlfriend really likes my writing and the people in my creative writing class thought it was pretty good. I’ve written a couple beginnings to stories before, but in the past few months i’ve actually worked on one particular story and it’s up to like 50 pages right now. I try to edit it and i know there are some things i need to go back and add, but it has improved a lot and the story seems is developing well. The problem is, i don’t really have many people to share my writing with aside from my girlfriend. I need more opinions from other sets of eyes, since only me, my girlfriend and my writing class have seen it. The writing class was last semester, so the story has changed and gotten edited a good bit since then. So is there anyone who might be interested in taking a look at like even just the first chapter?
And since i can’t figure out how to answer how ever i should…
My story is a mix of fantasy and kinda film noir-y stuff. i honestly don’t know a great way to describe it.