Sunday's the day of rest, you know :P
In fact, it was so lazy I didn't make it down the hill to pick up the newspaper. But who could blame me when outside the wind was howling like a wounded animal. Soon as I woke up past noon and heard the sounds of rain puddles sloshing up against the curbside I thought, yep there's no way I'm heading out today.
Instead I caught up on the news online and read LJ posts. jen_in_japan
posted a Power Girl fic
as part of a contest over at the new jsa_allstars
comm. I love (LOVE!) Peeg in spite of her oversexualised costume and think she's an amazing, strong character. In case you're not sure of what I mean regarding the cossie, I'm talking boob window. At last year's SDCC someone actually dressed up as Power Girl, but with inflatable boobs. Take a look at Alex Ross's take on her
(via her wikipedia page) to see why inflatable was the way to go.
So why the window? A lovely gesture was made in a JSA Classified story where Peeg says it was meant to be covered by a logo similar to Superman's 'S', but she couldn't figure out what... (memo to self: find this page and scan). Ever sceptical I thought, riiiiight, like anyone will buy that explanation. At the same time, if you see how she's visualised, girl's got some serious power. She's as defined as Venus and Serena Williams, which fits because all that punching baddies and picking up tanks is sure to pump up the muscles. You can't expect a superhero to be Twiggy can you? (I'm looking at you Supertorso
!) After reading the recent Peeg trade paperback
I can't imagine Peeg without the boob window, because I think it's the sort of thing thats unabashedly female. She's not doing it for the men, she's doing it because she wants to. Ya know? jsa_allstars
is having its first challenge on the theme 'family'. I thought about giving it a go because JSA=awesomeness. One of my favourite quotes is from a former member of JSA, Starman, who says JLA is so mainstream. I tend to agree: the Justice League are a team of superheroes who save the world. The JSA, on the other hand, are a family of often unrelated superheroes who uphold certain traditions and legacies. It may seem a little like semantics to non-comic fans, but trust me it's what makes all the difference in the world. Working on the challenge will be a great excuse to dig through the comics I've already packed away for some research. Hopefully this week I'll come up with a good fanfic to post, which will also be my first foray into fanfiction. As I've repeatedly stated to Sal, crazy X Files fics with cross-dressing Krychek and Love Boat-singing aliens do not count.
To round off the weekend post here's the lovely Tegan and Sara. I have a mighty crush on the both of them right now, and spent entirely too much time on Youtube listening to their videos. Voila: