Yeah, so I did a Nimona fanart sketch thing again. It’s fun designing characters that in their origin, are very simply drawn and so removed from my own visual taste. This time? The Director.
I was catching up on Nimona and it struck me that the director is a bit flat as far as characters go, and I’m really interested in seeing if she gets some back story at all. I like to think she was once one of the orphan knights, and she hated it. She was called weak and fragile, but all she really wanted was to be a fine lady, to use her mind and wits for power. And so, unlike Ballister who has tried to take revenge from the outside through chaos, she made the system work for her. And now she can wear the fancy lady clothes she always wanted and boss around all the brawny folks.
Regardless of all this, I do think Noelle and I should start a “Drawings of girls with pink hair in fancy armor” club, because:
More people draw pink-haired girls in fancy armor and let me know about it, please.
Oh man this is the first fanart I’ve seen of the Director!! That’s so cool! :D
Dell Four Color Comics - Dick Tracy #34, January 1944
mythology meme - one of three locations: the river styx
The River Styx (Greek: Στύξ, Stux, also meaning “hate” and “detestation”) is a river in Greek mythology which forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. It circles the Underworld nine times. The rivers Styx, Phlegethon, Acheron, and Cocytus all converge at the center of the underworld on a great marsh. The other important rivers of the underworld are Lethe and Eridanos, and Alpheus.
The gods respected the Styx and swore binding oaths on it. Zeus swore to give Semele whatever she wanted and was then obliged to follow through, resulting in her death. Helios similarly promised Phaëton whatever he desired, also resulting in his death. Gods that did not follow through on such an oath had to drink from the river, causing them to lose their voices for nine years, then being exiled from the council of gods for nine years after that. According to some versions, Styx had miraculous powers and could make someone invulnerable. According to one tradition, Achilles was dipped in it in his childhood, acquiring invulnerability, with exception of his heel, by which his mother held him. This is the source of the expression Achilles’ heel, a metaphor for a vulnerable spot.