Daily Heroine: The Childlike Empress

Today’s Daily Heroine is: The Childlike Empress (Die Kindliche Kaiserin) from the novel The Neverending Story (Die unendliche Geschichte) by German author, Michael Ende. Although I think Tami Stronach did a fine job portraying The Childlike Empress in the 1984 film, The Childlike Empress from the novel is more actively involved in the story, and therefore she is a much more interesting character. Incidentally, this cover for the novel (from a 2014 edition published by Puffin), has a very Asian look to it, doesn’t it? I find this interesting, because if I remember correctly, this is the look that Mr Ende had in mind for the magical world of The Neverending Story, and this look extended to the appearance of The Childlike Empress herself.

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Gay Ellis

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Lieutenant Gay Ellis (played by the gorgeous Gabrielle Drake) from UFO, a British sci-fi TV show from the 70s, created by the great Gerry Anderson (the creator of The Thunderbirds). She is a senior Moonbase operative in SHADO, a secret organisation employing countermeasures against mysterious aliens. As a kid, I was a big fan of The Thunderbirds, and also another Gerry Anderson TV show by the name of Space:1999. I liked them because they had really cool spaceships. UFO, on the other hand, is a bit lacking in that area (which may be why I hardly ever recall watching it growing up). But what it lacks in spaceships, it more than makes up for in lovely ladies. And in my opinion, Gay Ellis is the loveliest.😄

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Princess Leia Organa

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Princess Leia Organa (played by the late Carrie Fisher) from the original Star Wars trilogy, which came out in the 70s and 80s (and also the more recent sequel trilogy). The Empire Strikes Back is my favourite movie of all time, so I guess it’s no surprise that Princess Leia has always been a big favourite of mine. She is feisty and fearless and very attractive, especially in Return of the Jedi. That sexy slave costume of hers is something that is etched into my memory for all eternity.😆

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Jaime Sommers

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Jaime Sommers (played by the stunning Lindsay Wagner), from the 70s American TV show The Bionic Woman. I only have vague memories of watching The Bionic Woman as a kid, but I recall it being a fun action show (much like it’s parent show, The Six Million Dollar Man, starring the very cool Lee Majors). So, when I found out just last week that The Bionic Woman is currently available to be streamed here in Australia, I decided to watch the first episode. My thoughts? Well, Jaime Sommers was as beautiful as I remembered, plus she is quite sweet and charming.😄

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Kathy

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Kathy from Animal Treasure Island, the 70s animated film from Japan. In the original Japanese version (which is titled Doubutsu Takarajima), she was voiced by Minori Matsushima. Unfortunately, I was unable to find out who voiced her in the English-dubbed version, which is the version I first saw as a kid. Kathy, a pretty yet feisty gun-toting pirate girl, is the first heroine I really fell in love with, and so she is the root of my lifelong admiration for heroines in general. If only she had appeared in other movies or an animated TV series. That would have undoubtedly made her my number one animated girl!😆

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

New Fan Art: Pretty Little Pirate

I’ve uploaded an illustration (for mature people) of Kathy, from the 1971 Japanese animated film Animal Treasure Island, to my pixiv gallery. This is the fourth illustration I’ve drawn of Kathy, who is one of my all-time favourite cartoon characters. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

In Memoriam Carrie Fisher

Throne Room LeiaI’m sure everyone is aware that last week, at the end of 2016, Carrie Fisher passed away. Carrie Fisher was without a doubt a huge part of Star Wars and Star Wars has always been a big part of my life, so I really wanted to produce something to honour Ms Fisher and her iconic portrayal of Leia Organa, the princess from that amazing galaxy far, far away.

Carrie Fisher, as Princess Leia, had several outfits in the Star Wars films, the most famous of which was the gold metal bikini she wore in Return of the Jedi. I was young when RotJ came out and boy, that bikini was a real eye-opener!😀 But for this picture, I chose to depict her in the costume she wore at the end of A New Hope, in the medal presentation scene. I’m sure that most people would agree Ms Fisher not only looked fittingly regal and resplendent in that scene; she looked almost angelic.🙂

Farewell, Ms Fisher. You have left this world, but the light of your memory will continue to shine brightly for a long. long time.