Chaos & Confusion

dresdencodak:

dresdencodak:

New Zelda announced for the Wii U and its incredibly androgynous hero might actually be a female Link. I’m assuming she’s a girl until proven otherwise because I am an optimist.

If there’s still no female protag, Nintendo, listen. You have my email.

Update to this. My new theory is that it is actually Zelda herself, or possibly another non-Link character. Here’s why:

  1. In an interview today, producer Eji Anouma said “No one explicitly said that that was Link,” and a few months ago hinted that they would be shaking up the Zelda/Link dynamic, teasing that Zelda doesn’t need to be a princess.
  2. The horse in the trailer is not Epona, who in every game is portrayed as red with a white mane.
  3. The character is right-handed, not left-handed, as all incarnations of Link are (aside from the Wii-controller games). 
  4. While wearing a tunic similar to Link’s from Wind Waker, the character is also wearing Gerudo-styled gauntlets. 
  5. Despite what some are saying, the character’s shirt is not Link’s pajama shirt from Wind Waker. While the colors are similar, it’s an entirely different design (Link’s had a lobster).

Any one of these pieces of evidence are weak on their own, but collectively I think we can pretty confidently say that the hero of the next Zelda game isn’t Link, and may very well be Zelda.

Welp. I’m officially freaking out, now. This would be so awesome.

The Internet is so weird. I love it.
Art by Caring Wong.

The Internet is so weird. I love it.
Art by Caring Wong.

hero-ine-s:

Boulet

hero-ine-s:

Boulet

Nova Scotia, 1750.

- So what should we name our fledgling city?

- Oh! I know! How about ‘Swordface’?

- What? That’s stupid! …I have a better idea.

And so…

Pokémon #101, Electrode.
My submission to Twitterdex.

Pokémon #101, Electrode.
My submission to Twitterdex.

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asapscience:

via amoying
Possibly the best picture of Picard ever?

Possibly the best picture of Picard ever?

riansygh:

Mar 5th
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.

At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.

The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)

Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.

It was a very good day.