Archive for March 31st, 2014

Oh God

Word. Be.

A Topsy Turvy World

Oh God,
I asketh thou
to utter ‘be’.
But thou
let be
that which
be good
for me.
And I?
I crave
that which
be bad
for me.
A/n: Micropoetry all week. No illustrations / pictures / images this week… 😛 Enjoy! 😀

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I am a roller girl. I am a super hero. I will be a roller girl super hero at this bout. Come watch!

superhero slam crop

We’re getting really excited about our upcoming ‘Superhero Slam’ bout on 12 April – with The Amazing Spider-Man 2  and Captain America: The Winter Soldier both showing now, there’s superhero fever everywhere.  It got us thinking about the startling amount of similarities between roller girls and superheroes. Seriously – we’ve come up with ten reasons! Let us know if you can think of any more…

1. Wearing your pants over your tights
This is an easy one, right? Roller derby is possibly the only sport where rocking up for a game wearing a pair of holographic/sequin/animal print (delete as appropriate) shorts over your leggings is totally normal. Many superheroes go into battle wearing pants over their tights and so do we!

Pants. Over. Tights. Pants. Over. Tights.

2. Alter egos
Selina Kyle was a mild-mannered secretary by day and kick-ass anti-hero Catwoman by night. Some roller girls use their derby name as a way to…

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