Well…a kind of revolution. That wasn’t really the word for what it was. There was the People’s Republic of Treacle Mine Road (Truth! Freedom! Justice! Reasonably priced love! And a hard-boiled egg!) that would live for all of a few hours, a strange candle that burned too briefly and died like a firework.
inspired by (x)
Monstrous Regiment University!AU with Polly as the fresh-out-of-some-small-backwards-village butch lesbian who still is very new to this whole queer-thing, and Mal as the dapper suave sexy no-one’s-quite-sure-of-their-gender deadpan snarker, giving Polly many Stupid Sexy Flanders feelings when she still thinks Mal is a boy, and leading to a lot of belligerent sexual tension and snarking at each other. Until, of course, they get teamed up for a group project and grow closer to each other and Polly learns there’s more in the world than girl/boy and straight/gay, especially once she comes along to Mal’s little LGBT club (created when the existing LGBT club turned out to be transmisogynist), with butch/femme couple Tonker and Lofty, genderqueer Wazzer (who will stare dreamily at you when you ask her about gender), transgirl Shufti (still very shy and quiet about it all), still-questioning Jade (she likes flirting with boys but also girls and she hates girly things so?), cross-dressing Blouse (in a long-distance relationship with his girlfriend who’s very supportive about the whole dresses-and-skirts thing), and genderfluid Igor (no one has actually seen the blonde braided wig Igor wears when she’s a she, leading to the hypothesis that she simply grows those braids overnight). They are essentially bullied by mean dean Strappi, who keeps double-booking their meeting rooms and try to force Mal to tick the right gender-box on their forms, but are supported by Sociology professor Jackrum, who may be hiding a secret of his own.
… I may have put too much thought into this.
I’M NOT SORRY AND I NEVER WILL BE
I AM SCREAMING
#Vetinari is Luna now #SYBIL IS TUXEDO MASK
SORRY NOT SORRY
This war is perfection.
"Good evening, gentlemen! Please pay attention. I am a reformed vampire, which is to say, I am a bundle of suppressed instincts held together with spit and coffee. It would be wrong to say that violent, tearing carnage does not come easily to me. It’s not tearing your throats out that doesn’t come easily to me. Please don’t make it any harder."
"I’m a vampire officially pretending not to be one, right? I’m the last person who’ll say anyone has to play the hand they were dealt."
In case you needed even more reasons to go read Monstrous Regiment, there is also a canon lesbian couple in the book, Tonker (Magda) and Lofty (Tilda).
Together they escaped from the Girls’ Working School—an institution where “Bad Girls” [aka anyone who breaks the absolutely ridiculous religious rules in Belgravia] go—and joined the army, intent on putting it as far behind them as possible. They’re absolute sweethearts and totally in love, always holding hands whenever they’re on patrol together.
Tonker is intensely protective of Lofty, and seems to be the only one who can get past how quiet the other girl is; Lofty, for her part, mostly keeps to herself and finds joy in fire…as in, she always seems to find matches and can make explosives from anything.
They disappear after the main events of the book, but the last Polly hears, the Girls’ Working School is burnt down and two slim hooded figures robbed the nearby bank…
(also I’ve been drawing the ladies in the tailored uniforms they get at the end because the book doesn’t really clarify if everyone gets every piece of regalia from the army stores, as it’s all shoddy and pilfered off of already dead soldiers x: )
B u t t h e n a g a i n ,
h e w a s a s p e c i a l k i n d o f p e r s o n .
- ‘Guards! Guards!’ by Terry Pratchett.
has this been done before
Does this mean I get to think of Polly and Mal as canon?(via nestofstraightlines)
Michaela Petro as Maladict in Lifeline Theatre’s adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment.
I had a free hour, but not quite enough coffee, so I drew my coffee bro.
I mean sis. I mean bro.
(This is Maladict from T. Pratchett’s “Monstrous regiment” and you should read that book)
The fact that Terry Pratchett doesn’t stop at metaphors for representation. A lot of fantasy writers or series think they can pull that shit, like, ‘oh, the discrimination against (fantasy race) is an important social allegory, but let’s not have any actual POC in the books.’
Terry Pratchett writes about ethnic tensions between dwarves and trolls, yeah, but he doesn’t stop there, because hey, let’s talk about real racism. He writes about dwarves discovering themselves outside of a monogender world, but he doesn’t stop there, because hey, let’s have some real queers! He writes about vampires giving up blood and living by the pledge of temperance, but he doesn’t stop there, because hey, let’s have an actual alcoholic who manages to overcome his addiction and then kick a- prod buttock in every direction known to mankind and then some.