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Leaf Shield, by Tony Foti

I found myself confronted with a dozen or so excellent spell-caster images when trying to decide what to go with for the final writeup for mage-month. I finally just narrowed it down to a few that I knew I could talk on, then rolled a d4 to pick a picture. The die came up 2, which was Tony Foti’s awesome painting “Leaf Shield” for Wizards of the Coast. Excellent choice, d4! (And somehow thematically appropriate, given that she’s a D&D character.)

Not sure what it is about Tony’s heroines, but I tend to find myself wanting their phone numbers. The comely brunette here with the swanky braids is a halfling warlock for Dragon Magazine back in 2011. The link on Tony’s DA no longer works, unfortunately, so I’ve been unable to learn more about the character. (Not that I ever let this prevent me from speculating wildly… um, I mean… analyzing thoughtfully…) From what I’ve seen, our warlock looks both smart and determined, confident in her abilities and competent with her spell-casting.

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Mauve, Witch of the North, by Camila Vielmond

Made me laugh when I asked Camila permission to use Mauve for Sartorially Smart Heroines and she warned me: “Mauve is no heroine, she falls somewhere between the anti-hero and villain archetypes.” Which is perfectly fine with me: I admire good villainesses and keep intending to show them more love on the blog. (I’m always open to requests, folks. If you have a smartly dressed villainess you’d like to see, feel free to let me know!)

"[M]agnificent, mischievous bastard," was the description Camila gave for the charming Mauve, and I like to think Cam succeeded in this portrayal. Our clever caster looks rough—-battered even—-but in no way a victim. The scars on her face likely came from fights she started (and probably finished). All in all, I see in her a tough, smart, self-reliant character: qualities I admire and look for in heroines and villainesses alike.

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writersavvy:

Hello everyone!

I am so happy to announce that through the night we hit the 100% mark of our Kickstarter. This leaves us with a bit of time to work towards Stretch Goals.

The first will we a content upgrade; a short story of Faye at $17,800. It will be an eight page tale written by myself, lined by the amazing Amanda Coronado of Vamplets, and water coloured by the lovely Cari Corene of Story of The Door and Destined Legends.

Here are a few examples of their past work together:





Amya tells the story of Faye, a mute spell-touched who lives a sheltered life as the youngest daughter to a great lord. She is burdened with dark dreams of an apocalypse, and it isn’t long until her tranquil life changes when a fateful encounter with a young man sends her on a spiraling journey of self-discovery.  

As Faye and her unlikely companions pursue an adventure that is greater than any of them could have anticipated, she discovers how heavy the burden she carries truly is. She is to be the pinnacle of the world’s survival or destruction, and must decide if she wishes to sacrifice her own humanity for the world — or the world for her humanity.

Please consider supporting the campaign by either spreading the word or donating. It would mean so much to us! Amya is our dream as well as our passion. We need your help to take it further! Tumblr has been our leading referral for donations, so you guys are making a big difference with each reblog!

CLICK HERE to check out the Kickstarter.

CLICK HERE to check out the Amya website.

All my thanks,

Savannah Houston-McIntyre

Phew! Made it!

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The Amya Chronicle’s Kickstarter: One Week Left.

Hello everyone. The Amya Kickstarter is now one week away from its funding deadline. With our tracking sitting at 66% funded, we are still in need of great assistance!

Amya tells the story of Faye, a mute spell-touched who lives a sheltered life as the youngest daughter to a great lord. She is burdened with dark dreams of an apocalypse, and it isn’t long until her tranquil life changes when a fateful encounter with a young man sends her on a spiraling journey of self-discovery.  

As Faye and her unlikely companions pursue an adventure that is greater than any of them could have anticipated, she discovers how heavy the burden she carries truly is. She is to be the pinnacle of the world’s survival or destruction, and must decide if she wishes to sacrifice her own humanity for the world — or the world for her humanity.

Please consider supporting the campaign by either spreading the word or donating. It would mean so much to us! Amya is our dream as well as our passion. We need your help to take it further! Tumblr has been our leading referral for donations, so you guys are making a big difference with each reblog!

CLICK HERE to check out the Kickstarter.

CLICK HERE to check out the Amya website.

All my thanks,

Savannah Houston-McIntyre

There are now only 4 days left to make this happen! Please help us out by rebloging and spreading the word!

Reblogging again in case anyone missed it! They’re so close to making it happen, aaah! ;__;. If any of my fellow webcomic buddies reblogged this it’d make a huge difference, I’m sure :). 4 days to go!

If anyone is looking for a lovely comic to read & support, Amya’s Kickstarter only has a few days left with only a little ways to go! It’s a fantastic read with gorgeous art, so check it out!

Thank you for the support guys! There are now three days left, and we are almost at 80%! Anyone who reblogs this as we head into the final stretch is amazing.

71 hour to go and $2,487 left to raise! We are so close!! Please help us out with a reblog if you can!

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The Amya Chronicle’s Kickstarter: One Week Left.

Hello everyone. The Amya Kickstarter is now one week away from its funding deadline. With our tracking sitting at 66% funded, we are still in need of great assistance!

Amya tells the story of Faye, a mute spell-touched who lives a sheltered life as the youngest daughter to a great lord. She is burdened with dark dreams of an apocalypse, and it isn’t long until her tranquil life changes when a fateful encounter with a young man sends her on a spiraling journey of self-discovery.  

As Faye and her unlikely companions pursue an adventure that is greater than any of them could have anticipated, she discovers how heavy the burden she carries truly is. She is to be the pinnacle of the world’s survival or destruction, and must decide if she wishes to sacrifice her own humanity for the world — or the world for her humanity.

Please consider supporting the campaign by either spreading the word or donating. It would mean so much to us! Amya is our dream as well as our passion. We need your help to take it further! Tumblr has been our leading referral for donations, so you guys are making a big difference with each reblog!

CLICK HERE to check out the Kickstarter.

CLICK HERE to check out the Amya website.

All my thanks,

Savannah Houston-McIntyre

There are now only 4 days left to make this happen! Please help us out by rebloging and spreading the word!

Reblogging again in case anyone missed it! They’re so close to making it happen, aaah! ;__;. If any of my fellow webcomic buddies reblogged this it’d make a huge difference, I’m sure :). 4 days to go!

If anyone is looking for a lovely comic to read & support, Amya’s Kickstarter only has a few days left with only a little ways to go! It’s a fantastic read with gorgeous art, so check it out!

Thank you for the support guys! There are now three days left, and we are almost at 80%! Anyone who reblogs this as we head into the final stretch is amazing.

Please consider helping with this Kickstarter! They’re tantalizingly close yet frustratingly far away. There’s awesome merchandise in it for folks who donate and awesome karma for folks who help spread word!

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Hey, everyone!

You’ve probably noticed I’ve been slow at posting, recently. As in, months between posts. Part of that comes down to a frustration with the Tumblr community.

Those that have followed the blog for a while know that citing sources is extremely important to me. The purpose of this…

Thank you for bringing this up! Your Tumblr and my blog have similar goals and I follow yours and similar Tumblrs in order to find material for future writeups. As such, there is little that frustrates me more than finding an excellent image that would make an effective addition to my Heroines line up, but having to hunt to find the source.

Citing sources isn’t just about giving credit where it is due. It’s also a courtesy to readers, making it easier for those interested to do their own research and investigation into the subject matter. Sadly, the internet in general and Tumblr in particular seems to have lost track of this.

Thanks again for sharing, BiA!

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Poor Faye has been running around for nearly 50 pages without shoes. Please, help her by checking out Amya’s Kickstarter!  

These printed books help sustain the comic, and with 43% left to go this campaign needs your help.

To help keep up awareness I’m now taking sketch requests of Faye wearing any shoes you’d like (army boots, slippers, whatever the hell these are, and so on).  Requests are welcome through replies, private messages, or twitter.  We can’t thank you enough for your support!

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