Here's some thoughts of mine because... I actually know only to which I can share them.
We're back at it with the time raiders comic. Sorry about the big delay but unfortunately real life hits you sometimes and there are times when you simply don't feel like doing certain stuff. I know it's not a good excuse but hey, I'm not paid for doing it and actually I am the one that pays
Page seven is now out and eight and nine are in the making. I hope to deliver page eight as soon as possible. Currently the artist is making a few fixes on page eight but honestly the delays are fault only of the letterer (me!).
Now with the sad stuff.
Yvonne Craig died some days ago. I was saddened by the news not only because it's sad every time anyone dies of cancer, but because she was an actress with a very special spot in my memory.
Not only she has been very important for the whole "superheroine in distress" community, which I understand it's not exactly the best thing to be remembered for. But let's face it, our whole community may not exist at all if not for her being Batgirl.
And what an amazing superheroine she was. Just search her on google and you'll see she had a body that seemed jumped out of a comic book. Truly amazing. Again it doesn't seem to me the best thing to be remembered for, but they say women are happy when people think they're beautiful and I can safely say that Yvonne Craig will be always remembered as a very beautiful girl.
But there's another reason I will remember her forever. Back in the days when I was very younger I thought of myself as being very weird, strange and crazy because of my secret fetish for damsel in distress and soft bondage. Why was I so different from anyone? Why a pair of tits didn't give me a boner and a bound and gagged lady worked good? Was I a monster? A cruel person?
I know it seems exaggerated but I was twelve and with no one to confess my "sins".
Then something happened. I stumbled upon a certain site, a very specific one that some of you might remember. It was Batgirl Bat-traps, a site dedicated to batgirl in distress, peril, death traps and soft bondage. And Yvonne Craig's Batgirl was presented as the main dish of the site, and actually the website was born from the appreciation of her version of Batgirl. From there I discovered that a lot of different websites with similar focus and tastes existed, and basically I discovered that I wasn't alone. There were others like me! Other perverts! That actually are normal and peaceful folks who happens to have sexual fantasies different from the ones of the majority of people! Just like me! And that saved a lot of my mental sanity.
Again I think that the best thing to be remembered for isn't being the main dish for a fetish site, but as I write this thoughts I realize now that website could have saved me from becoming a very bitter, crazy, isolated and maybe violent person. So, albeit indirectly, Yvonne Craig saved me, like a true superheroine.
I know it's not exactly something she could have wanted to be remembered for, but I'll remember her forever for it.
Also check Lordsnot's tribute to Yvonne Craig here Goodbye Yvonne
I think it's a very fitting, classy and touching piece (no kidding) for a tribute.