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18 May 2012 @ 04:51 pm
south Indian steampunk Engineer piccy  
I am very splat & having thermoregulation issues a-gain, so will be flaky on replying to anything, but rose_lemberg said to post this so here it is XD

drawing of a young, fat, dark-skinned, rather badass South Indian woman wearing a 9-yard sari with a utility belt and holding an adjustable wrench

This picture came about cause I was tired of multiple aspects of visual representation of South Asian characters.
1) They all seem to be skinny
2) They're mostly pale & with generic(Euro) features
3) They all seem to wear sad excuses for saris that are basically Victorian underwear plus a bit of gauze
4) Steampunking them up seems to often involve adding leather while keeping markers that say these are period brahmins wtf

So I drew someone who could be my period cousin :)

She should get a story once I'm doing better. I know some of it, but need to do research.
Also her sari is anachronistic & will have to be made more period once I have done said research.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on May 18th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yay! :D I set out to make her Not Dainty and I think I win at that...
I think the wrench might be Chinese in origin (though Indian in make) because all the best inventions come from China. But I'm not sure - in a world where India has mechanicals maybe they ought to have come up with it... though I think perhaps they wouldn't need it & only the humans do.

Also, hiii! How's things for you these days? Are you well enough for wiscon?
karen meisner_stranger_here on May 18th, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
Hi hi hello!! Yep, WisCon is very easy for me to attend, since it happens practically in my back yard. So as long as I can walk, I'm there; and (knock wood) I'm walking! Does your asking mean that by some miracle you're going to be there too?
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on May 18th, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
Noooo but I can't help thinking about it since it feels like allamyfrens will be there. I'll think of you having a fabulous time :nodnod: But! rose_lemberg will be there, along with copies of The Moment of Change, and you know you want that :D

...I need to do a post on that.

And tithenai and I shall have our own mini-wiscon in Edinburgh. Wiv cookies.
karen meisner_stranger_here on May 18th, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
Clearly Edinburgh is the place to be. I shall have to make due with this sad little Wisconsin convention, and pine for kilts & cookies. Well, we'll have cookies too. And probably even kilts. But we won't have you two, and you'll be missed.

(I will of course be getting ahold of The Moment of Change!)
shweta_narayan: mangatarshweta_narayan on May 18th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
If only we had a teleporter!

Edinburgh is def. the place to be though. Where else would I find out that veggie haggis tacos are awesome?
Dr. Kvetchrose_lemberg on May 18th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Come to the reading, for there will be cookies there for free, and po'try!
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on May 18th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
I shall think wistful thoughts your way!
Maybe Amal and I shall have WistCon.