Monday, November 17, 2008

She Who Kicks Ass

Since I brought up Annie Oakley...

In the mid-80s, Teenage Me caught a glimpse of a blond-haired girl in a blue outfit on HBO. The girl appeared to be flying through the sky surrounded by giant insects.

Then, I had to leave.

What little I saw intrigued me so I vowed to catch it the next time it came around.

The next time came, I caught it, taped Warriors of the Wind* and fell for She Who Kicks Ass.

Who is She Who Kicks Ass?

She is feisty and fiery. Self-confident. Take charge. Takes no shit. Holds her own.

She can be pretty when she wants. But piss her off and she will kick your ass.

She is Princess Leia. She is Ripley. She is Xena. She is Buffy. She is Lara Croft.

I salute She Who Kicks Ass.

And if that's too long of a title, try "badass heroine."

Yeah.

That works, too.


*Warriors of the Wind, of course, is the badly-dubbed, completed mangled American version of Hayao Miyazaki's classic film Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Disavow any knowledge of the former and go see the latter. Now.)

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