have I mentioned lately how much I love Chris Samnee’s Steve? Because I really love his Steve.
…So fear the fiction writers, in a good way. For we know where you live… even when you don’t.
Okay can we talk about these two pages? Because I loved them so much I could holler.
I have heard that people are bugged and think it’s fanservice that a Lesbian Lady kisses Val. Seriously just… will you stop. It’s not fanservice. Look at the two ladies concerned. They are both fully dressed, there is way WAY less male gaze on this than pretty much every other f/f kiss I’ve ever seen in comics. Val’s heroic pose in the first page, then the beautiful kiss in the second? Totally would not get a second PEEP if she was a man. It’s beautiful subversion of an image that we get over and over in heterosexual narrative, and I love it.
And hell, if I’d been Annabelle I damned well would have done exactly the same thing. This is MY fantasy, not some dude’s fantasy about two hot laydeez. Thank you Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney for writing and drawing it for ME.
what Knight Commander Meredith ended up standing for was pretty despicable, but I loved her presence in the game, and unlike some in the anti-mage faction, I don’t think she was at core a despicable person
And for the majority of the game, despite our differences, she was willing to find some common ground based in common sense and mutual understanding
I also really enjoyed all the interactions between she and Orsino
They were both people of such integrity to begin with, so what ended up happening felt like a real blow
both of them having done what they did out of desperation to protect their people
though, I certainly have more sympathy for Orsino, seeing that the people who trusted and depended on him were the ones in that actual danger
but Meredith thought that those who depended on her were, and she was clearly acting out of an urge to protect, not realizing actions like hers were what would actually drive mages to be a threat
however, history is full of people who are willing to do horrible things to oppressed groups out of fear and a belief that they need to be defending their own people, so her position isn’t truly all that defensible, even if it is understandable