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big barda by PollyGuo big barda by PollyGuo
From Michael Chabon’s “A Woman of Valour”

“Barda was up to the fight-any fight, and then some. The world she was born into and the way she was raised had obliged her to learn to be strong, vigilant, resourceful, and submissive to no one. But her intelligence told her that conflict is a waste, of life and time and energy, and she regretted it. She had her own narrative-a history of heartbreak, hardship and achievement-and though it constituted only one part of the larger mythology of Kirby’s epic, it was her part; she had earned it. She saw the wrongness, the wickedness, the unreasoning cruelty of the world, and though she had been trained to withstand it, her heart rebelled. Mighty, she used her strength and risked her freedom to help the weak. In time she would mutiny against the might-makes-right strictures of her home, and attempt to form a partnership of physical and intellectual equals-with Mister Miracle, her paramour, the love of her life. In his company, in rare moments of quiet, she doffed her armor, laid down her Mega-Rod, and made him a gift-both of them knowing full well its value-of her vulnerability, her sorrow, the pain of her childhood and youth. She was a valkyrie with a brain and an aching heart.”
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Awsome!
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AliaOfTheKnife Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Fantastic.
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Kanirou Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Big Barda is the shiz, LOVE her stance and the colors here!
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delirium7 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Wonderful!
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EmCaCo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
So much love for Barda. I think she needs so much more attention.
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thete1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Oh, wow. Great art that expresses that description *extremely* well. I can feel her struggle here, and her heroic *force*. She's wonderful, and this just -- mm. You express her *extremely* well. Love how well you did the armor.
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RamonVillalobos Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Artist
Awesome. She looks iconic as hell. Thanks for linking to the Chabon essay too, btw. I've never seen that before.
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JDWRudy25 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
see, this makes for a better cover ;)
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papi-gomez Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Insta-fav.
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SuomiHullu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Love me some Barda!
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