Pirate King Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End “Prepare every vessel that floats. At dawn, we’re at war.” —Elizabeth Swann I remember being surprised and impressed with Kiera Knightley’s performance when I saw Pirates of the … Continue reading
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Tagged At World's End, Elizabeth Swann, Kiera Knightley, leather armor, light armor, movies, photographs, pirate king, pirate queen, pirates, Pirates of the Caribbean, swashbucklers
Captain Bangladesh Dupree of Girl Genius “Dupree. When I say the words ‘alive and unharmed,’ do any neurons actually fire in that brain of yours?” —Baron Klaus Wulfenbach Wow, it’s been a while since I last showcased a villainess, and … Continue reading
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Tagged Bangladesh Dupree, comics, Girl Genius, Phil Foglio, pirates, steampunk, Studio Foglio, villainesses, web comics
Tea Girls, by Brian Kesinger (images used with permission) “Steampunk is…a joyous fantasy of the past, allowing us to revel in a nostalgia for what never was. It is a literary playground for adventure, spectacle, drama, escapism and exploration. But … Continue reading
Queen Teuta of Illyria, by Mariusz Kozik for The Creative Assembly I first saw this production artwork on the Facebook page for The Creative Assembly’s Total War: Rome II, and immediately recognized her as Queen Teuta of Illyria, a powerful, … Continue reading
Posted in History's Heroines, Piiirates! Arr!
Tagged ancient armor, ancient history, art, computer games, Creative Assembly, digital art, Greco/Roman armor, historical figures, leather armor, light armor, pirate queen, pirates, Queen Teuta, Roman history, Rome II, Sega, strategy games, Total War, Total War: Rome II, warrior queens
Beatrice, by anry “We’re rascals and scoundrels, we’re villains and knaves. Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho. We’re devils and black sheep, we’re really bad eggs. Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.” —“A Pirate’s Life for Me,” by Disney I’ll … Continue reading
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Tagged Anry Nemo, art, confident redheads, digital art, leather armor, leather jerkin, light armor, pirate queen, pirates, pistols, travel attire