- With Samantha Swords, winner of the open longsword competition in Harcourt Park World Invitational Jousting Tournament
- Photography by Rey Alabastro
- Armour by Shari Finn
Copyright: © Rey Alabastro Photography, 2013
Source: via Samantha Swords
This amazing woman is Samantha Mott. You need to know about her. Your life will better after this post, trust me.
Samantha is a competition fighter who won a world longsword tournament.
She owns a lot of swords, as you would imagine, but she also designed some of them herself to suit her particular forms of fighting.
She’s also a writer and artist
and is developing a graphic novel series.
She’s a stunt fighter who has performed in film and on stage.
And, oh yeah, she works for WETA Workshop in New Zealand.
She lead the team that built this armor for the Hobbit trilogy:
She also worked on this from District 9
And most recently was the assistant to the Lead Fabricator for the HULC suit in Elysium
Let’s just be clear - this is a champion swordfighter, a weapon designer, a feature film prop and armor maker, a stunt performer, a fiction and non-fiction writer, and a cute monster drawing artist, all in one amazing woman.
Someone who does this much cool stuff is probably a snob and doesn’t have time for anyone else, right? Nope. Actually she does tutoring and youth work.
Her latest tweet was complaining about DC comics fucking up their continuity. Other tweets were about trans* rights and feminist issues.
This is pretty much the most awesome and inspiring person I’ve come across in a long time.
I guess my only question is - why aren’t there more movies about women like her?
was gonna reblog for great armor and garb ideas…. then I read about my future wife <3
My once-short list of Extreme Crushes grows.
AT THE LUDUS, Capua. 65 AD.
The rich patrons who have ordered a private gladiator fight have asked to see the slaves who will perform for them. The lanista has therefore had this exciting specimen brought before them - although he is not the best fighter and will almost certainly be seriously hurt or killed, he has the most attractive body and the lanista is using him as a “come on” to negotiate the highest price possible.
The gladiator is wearing only the briefest of cinctures, and the lanista in his oily ingratiating way tells the clients that this is “to spare the lushes of the ladies”. He knows of course that seeing such a sensuous body so scantily glad will enflame the senses of both the women and the men watching - and indeed seeing the gladiator like this is almost better than having him nude as the mind imagines what he would look like with that wonderful dick actually fully displayed.
this is the all time best post
I am all about giant dogs
the fact that like half of them are still trying to be lapdogs ~ bless
when I go to the movie theatre
I thought that was dean winchester getting ready for hunting
i thought so to and i think its because of the ring