Little knitted pigeon enjoying come crisps on the pavement…
I thought that only the bag of chips was knitted so I was like lmaoo fucking idiot bird got owned then I saw that the bird was knitted as well then I realized I was the fucking idiot bird getting owned
Justyna Neryng is a fine art photographer from Poland, living and working in Brighton, whose photography has flourished into a substantial body of portraiture. Four years ago Justyna begun to collaborate with her daughter Nell on an on-going autobiographical project Childhood Lost, exploring the nature of portraiture and memory: “I am producing a series of portraits that evoke, characters that populate this world we know as childhood. A court of character’s from myths and dreams. The images are aesthetically inspired by portraiture from the Golden Age of Dutch painting. By drawing on paintings as inspiration I am hoping to give a timeless feel to the final images. Key to the project is the painstaking styling and prop building, which I am using to evoke these different persona played out by my daughter.”
© All images courtesy of the artist
I just got my copies of our June Pathfinder products, and if you like fantasy art of badass ladies in reasonable armor, which I do, this is an excellent month. The art above is from Numeria: Land of Fallen Stars (I’ve linked below to the deviantart source for each image so you can check out these artists’ other work — the first image is by Carlos Villa, and the second two are by Jon Neimeister). Check out Lady Sophronia in Pathfinder #82: Secrets of the Sphinx and Tarrin Dars in The Emerald Spire for some more formidable female fighters. :-)
Caroliss Mineran, a paladin from Numeria, Land of Fallen Stars. Art by Carlos Villa (http://zano.deviantart.com/art/Caroliss-Mineran-463409483).
Technic League Hireling from Numeria, Land of Fallen Stars. Art by Jon Neimeister (http://andantonius.deviantart.com/art/Technic-League-Hireling-463067284).
Wayward Crusader from Numeria: Land of Fallen Stars. Art by Jon Neimeister (http://andantonius.deviantart.com/art/Wayward-Crusader-463066852).
How about a not-witch mage female? How about transwoman characters?
We have plenty of non-witch spellcasting women. That comment strikes me as super-weird, tbh, because the witch class was designed long after we started doing adventures with the core classes, and had a ton of spellcasting characters (both male and female) before the witch was a thing (and have had a ton of non-witch spellcasters, both male and female, since). Of the 11 core classes, the iconics (representative examples) for 6 of them are female. And of the 6 spellcasting core classes (counting paladins and bards as spellcasters), 4 of the iconics (cleric, druid, paladin and sorcerer) are female. So, not really sure where the idea that our only female spellcasters are witches comes from.
Anyway, this is just three characters from one book that grabbed me, because of their armor, which spellcasters generally can’t wear.
We also have several transwomen featured in various adventures — most recently, Anevia Tirabade from Wrath of the Righteous. And featuring trans* characters isn’t something we intend to stop doing, so there should be more to come.
We have other trans characters as well. I can confirm that Sonnorae, the Varisian woman who standardized the modern Harrow deck and created the pocket dimension featured in my adventure “The Harrowing” was written as a trans woman and the “circumstance of birth” that prevented her from continuing her family line was her lack of a uterus. The city of Wati has a gender neutral crimelord. Pathfinder even has a minor god of being transgender: Arshea. And there are additional transgender characters in upcoming adventures.
Nothing to add except that I work with awesome people. <3
I didn’t know about Sonnorae! Is there anything in-print to confirm it, or are we going to just have to treat it as WOG for now?
Hmm, Crystal could tell you for certain, but I don’t think there’s an explicit confirmation in the text.
It was my very first adventure module for Paizo, and I was not out at work at the time and more timid about my past, so I was more roundabout in her description. But the intention while I was writing her was always that she was the last on the Rae family line and sterile by virtue of the alchemy and magic she used in her transition. Elixirs of Sex Shifting are a fairly new creation, after all.
If she ever comes up again (I only got to touch on her briefly in the Occult Mysteries book), or Paizo ever gets around to “Queer Identities of the Inner Sea,” I’ll make more of a point of bringing up her past.
Just to chime in. If this is what Crystal says, as far as the rest of us on the creative side are concerned, this is 100% canon. We’ll have to find a place to get that into print in the near future.
That, and I think you’re all going to really dig the Advanced Class Guide for several reasons I can’t spoil yet. :D