Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day 2019

Happy Gal-I MEAN Valentine's Day, Legion Bloggers... No Wait I Did Mean Galentine's Day!

It's February 14th, a day in which we come together to celebrate LUUUUUUUUUUUUUV. It shouldn't matter what kind of love, whether it be platonic, romantic, or familial.

Okay no there ARE some kinds of love that are not okay but they're not really love, are they?

Anyway, to celebrate this lovely love day I once again commissioned Denise Zhang to do a little gift for Super Bloggers, featuring one of the longest standing Legion couples of all time.

Ladies, gentlemen, and enbies, the original Space Lesbians, Lightning Lass and Shrinking Violet.

Boy those Ranzz Twins sure have good taste in girlfriends, don't they?

Ayla and Vi are probably THE longest standing queer relationship DC has focused on, even if they were never exactly open about the two of them being gay/bisexual. The prominence of their implied love for each other is one of the high points of the FYL Legion, and it's disappointing no one tried to set up a new version of their coupling in the Reboot and Threeboot Legions.

Although I guess Vi and Kinetix could be a good substitute.

I've always loathed, and I'm gonna keep being vocal about this, how Geoff Johns shamelessly tried to put Ayla back together with Timber Wolf in such a sneaky way, playing it under the radar so we wouldn't notice. Thank God Paul Levitz reunited Ayla and Vi, and now had the space to be more blatant about their love even if they're still never outright called girlfriends.

This commission is actually an homage to one of the Sailor Moon laserdisc covers, featuring Sailors Neptune and Uranus.

For instant gay, add rose petals. To everything.

Neptune, a.k.a. Michiru Kaioh, and Uranus, a.k.a. Haruka Tenoh, are two of the most famous lesbians in modern fiction. Michiru being the femme to Haruka's butch, but with Michiru clearly being the one wearing the pants in their relationship and her inability to NOT innocently troll every living thing around her, while Haruka is the comically serious flirt but also an easily and adorably flustered one.

I've always imagined, even if Michiru and Haruka came later, that Ayla and Vi would have a similar relationship. Ayla the classy femme to Vi the handsome butch, with Ayla always messing with Vi and Vi being so serious about everything.

In any event, here's hoping for those of us who want romantic relationships you manage to find a sense of support and stability like Ayla and Vi have, regardless of your gender and sexuality.

Happy Valentine's Day from me to all of you.

No comments:

Post a Comment