Any day in which I get a tweet from Tim Minchin is better than the other days.
Sometimes I forget how old Buffy is and then I see a laptop.
That is INSANE.
Vines and a butterfly
This is my friend Emily’s tattoo, by the very talented Hannah Calavera, Reading, UK.
Pretty much done with these two now. Éponine next…
Hoping to get prints done, maybe t-shirts, phone cases etc. Let me know if you think you’d be interested.
Having to stop drawing to do boring life stuff like having a bath and sleeping because I have work tomorrow. Drew for near enough twelve hours today and it was brilliant.
T-shirt available soon, plus a version including Grantaire, Éponine and Gavroche.
Working on a t-shirt design tonight.
Shock Exchange in New York Post -
“And the number of men strapping on skates is booming. When the Shock Exchange played its first match in 2007, it was one of only three teams in existence. Today the Men’s Roller Derby Association counts 31 member teams (typically called leagues, as they comprise various sub-teams) in the US, from Baltimore’s Harm City Homicide to the Green Bay Smackers. Teams have also sprung up in Europe, Australia, Canada and Mexico.”
Proud to have trained and scrimmed with them :D
Annnnd this is why merby pisses me off. Nashville STILL hasn’t had an article that approaches us from the sport and organizational angle like this.
It’s not about the skaters. I’m glad that people have found something they love in derby, but when the women who built an institution here in Nashville can’t get any love but men can just waltz in? The hell.
Oh please. The entire of men’s derby pisses you off because the biggest men’s team in the world, who are paired with probably the most famous women’s league in the world, got a piece written about them and your league didnt?
Boo friggen hoo.
Did you read the srticle? One of the biggest problems men’s derby faces is recruitment because noone knows about it, they think its just for women. Surely if men were just ‘waltzing in’ it would be the other way around. Neither myself, nor ANY mens derby skater I know has tried to take away from the women’s game, or has anything less than the up most respect for what theyve done.
The only skaters I have a problem with are the ones, like you, who seem to think that we’re invading your sport. In reality, men have always been coaches, refs, fans, bench and line ups, NSOs, and volunteers. We’re good enough for that but you just don’t want us plsying?
As far as I’m concerned, I wouldn’t deny a man the chance to play derby any more than I’d be expected to be denied the chance to play rugby.