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the-indigo-dragonfly:

Tomoe Gozen  巴御前- onna bugeisha

Tomoe Gozen was a female samurai during the Genpei War of 1180–1185 CE. Though female warriors were not uncommon in Japan at the time, Tomoe is one of very few female samurai, highly trained and skilled in horseback riding, archery, sword fighting and she was also greatly skilled in the use of the naginata, which is a long staff with a curved blade at one end. Tomoe Gozen beheaded many enemies with naginata, because she didn’t believe in staying behind in battles, she was always at the fore front of any battle line.
She was a senior captain under general Minamoto no Yoshinaka, and either his attendant or consort as well, depending on the source. Her surname is not known, as Gozen is simply a title, somewhat like “Lady.”

The earliest written source regarding Tomoe Gozen is from the 14th century Japanese classic, The Tale of the Heike, which in turn is derived from oral tradition. This source describes her as almost supernaturally strong, very beautiful, and surpassing her male colleagues in skill and bravery.

The Heike Monogatari goes on to say that Tomoe was one of the last five of Yoshinaka’s warriors standing at the tail end of the Battle of Awazu, and that Yoshinaka, knowing that death was near, urged her to flee. Though reluctant, she rushed a Minamoto warrior named Onda no Hachirô Moroshige, cut his head off, and then fled for the eastern provinces.

Some have written that Tomoe in fact died in battle with her husband, while others assert that she survived and became a nun.

She is among the most popular and widely known female figures in Japanese history/legend, and appears as the lead in at least one kabuki play, Onna Shibaraku

vfreie:

framesjanco:

wine tastes so bad. I’m convinced the whole world is in on an inside joke together trying to persuade me that wine tastes good to them. there’s no way any one can like the taste of it. it’s like bug spray. the whole frickin world pretends to like bug spray. I don’t understand why. stop the madness

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I have responded to this post with horrified pistol-toting Moncoutant once, I can do it again.

magicemperor:

Stuff I commissioned from erlenwald (her commission info)! The sketch of this drawing and Archie and Maxie in nurse outfits. Maxie is 1000% done with this shit. Archie, on the other hand, is enjoying himself. Thanks as always for drawing my weird ideas.

mostlypersian asked
One more round- Asajj Ventress, Nut (the goddess) and Cardinal Richelieu

Richelieu I can’t do, it’s been too long since I had anything to do with Alexandre Dumas—and French history’s not my forte.

Ventress’ team would be full of brutes. Houndoom, Mightyena, Zweilous, Tyranitar, Seviper, and Nidoking.

Nut would have a Miltank and a Staraptor, Ho-Oh, Pidgeot, Honchkrow, and a Noctowl.

blackjackgabbiani asked
If I can finagle you into some more "what Pokemon would said character have" answers, Kefka and Sephiroth (Deoxys is kinda like Jenova, right?)

Kefka I can see having a male Pyroar for sure. He’s more mage than anything, so Mismagius and Froslass and Chandelure, Alakazam…and I think he’d go after Mew and/or Mewtwo, though who knows whether he’d be successful in catching one or not.

Sephiroth would tooootally have Deoxys, the creepiest Deoxys. Bisharp, Aegislash, Giratina, and Hydreigon.