I’m a nerd, it’s true. A nerd for graphic novels and comics, novels, and art…
And there seem to be a fair number of archers in my nerd zones lately.
There’s The Arrow, Oliver Queen in full crime fighting mode, with his love of hoodies and urgent whispers:
I mean, who doesn’t love a brooding hero who does most of his crime-fighting prep work without a shirt? But I digress..
There’s Katniss, a near goddess with the arrow and hunting, and questioner of evil authority figures –
And there are statues of goddesses with fierce aim –
So, as the nerd signs seemed to point in that direction, I decided to try my hand at archery. I even got the fierce stare down and managed to hit the bullseye multiple times.
That picture is less imposing than the other pictures, I know, but I think that the photo filter makes me a little edgier than usual.
And then I promptly realized why many archer characters have long sleeves (or aren’t nearly double jointed like me, who has a piece of arm that juts out just enough that the bow-string repeatedly whacks the area or scrapes along the skin)…
Ouch. We’re calling this one a fangirl bruise.
Next time, this fangirl is going to get some full arm protection (I only had half arm protection in the past) before I get my archery on. And don’t worry – only bullseyes and balloons (and no animals) were harmed in this fangirl-ing.