So today in Leading Lady Links there’s a lot happening!
Today would have been Anne McCaffrey’s 88th birthday. This wonderful lady insired my love of Speculative Fiction with her fantastic dragons. I hope she’s out there somewhere finally getting to ride them herself.
So let’s talk about this limited edition “Peach Pink” 2DS. Sooo of all the DS systems out there, the 2DS is the one they decide to make pink? Is that because, for some reason, marketers are associating the 3DS with casual gaming and therefore associating it with women? Hmm? I’m suspicious. This comes out on April 11 (not an April Fool’s joke). I advise you to spend the extra money and pick up a respectable 3DS or 3DSxl.
In other news, Wonder Woman may be a new edition to Batman Beyond. Future aging Superman is a fascinating character, and I’d love to see how Wonder Woman has aged (if she has) and how she deals with the future. Batman Beyond is one of the only DC titles that I’ve been reading – mainly because the comic is perfeclty able to capture the vibes of the television show. Yay nostalgia!
That said, adding Wonder Woman to the cast would be amazing. Kyle Higgins hints that her arrival is key to the Batman Beyond/Justice League Forever crossover that is in the works. I just want to see an old wonder woman. There’s not enough older superheroes, and I can’t remember the last time I saw an old heroine. MAKE IT SO HIGGINS.
Some of my favorite comics people (Greg Rucka, Kelley Sue DeConnick, Janelle Asselin, Sabrina Taylor, Sarah Gaydos, Sina Grace, Rachel Edidin) talked about how comics can be more inclusive for women. You can also read Janelle Asselin’s more in-depth take on it here – where she expands on some of her ideas that she didn’t quite get to during the panel.
In other comics news, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky want to release a Sex Advice book “Just the Tips” and comment on whether “Fat Bottomed Girls” ever made it into Sex Criminals. This is preceded by news that Fraction and his Son are co-writing an Adventure Time comic. And now I’m thinking about Adventure Time and sex. STUPID MATT FRACTION.
If you’ve ever asked yourself the infamous question “Would I rather be a Cyborg than a Goddess?” you can now finally answer it without bending your mind too hard.
Play free indie game Cyborg Goddess by Kara Stone and Kayte McKnight to finally understand “A cost-benefit analysis of two archetypes available for women.”
Our last two stories have nothing to do with women, but I just liked them enough to share. Someone built a world on the back of a turtle in Minecraft. It has been dubbed “Atropos” an appropriate title given that in Greek Mythology Atropos was one of the goddesses of fate and destiny. You’re certainly putting a lot in fate and destiny when you decided to build your steampunk city on the back of the turtle.
Finally, I had to include this amazing Pokemon cosplay picture. The Pokemon Google Maps Challenge has been mind-blowingly amazing (albeit short) and I’m in the mood to celebrate Pokemon. So here’s an Umbreon.
You can check out leafon-ex’s deviantART page for more dog cosplay, and fun fandom sketches.