Every now and then something or someone in the blogosphere gives me a wild hair and I just have to run with it. This time, it’s LarryD over at Acts Of The Apostasy with his recent post on the reaction of the nefarious super-villain group SCHISM to the recent election of Archbishop Timothy Dolan to the presidency of the USCCB. The post is hilarious, but down in the combox one of Larry’s astute readers, after reflecting on the character of Cosmic Girl, noted that he was “a bit afraid of what her costume might end up looking like.” Which got me to thinking…
Now, please forgive the quality, but all I had available at the office this morning was a legal pad and a cell phone to take the picture with. But I think the general idea is there.
For my rendition of Cosmic Girl, I decided to include a few things LarryD didn’t mention, but I was sure would be there. Things like:
A crystal wand to channel the power of the Spirit of Vatican 2.
Wonder Woman style wrist bracelets to symbolism years of male oppression in the Church.
Special vest buttons to symbolize Cosmic Girl’s respect for all religious traditions (though a Christian symbol is conspicuously absent).
And, of course, a nice tweed skirt to make her adventuring all the more comfortable.
So there you have my version of LarryD’s Cosmic Girl. Cower in fear before her villainy!
P.S. It’s all in good fun, folks. While I’m opposed to some of the sister’s ideas, I’m sure the lady herself is probably a sweetheart. And I hope she forgives the unflattering image as my caricature skills are poor to say the least. And please, LarryD, don’t sue for copyright infringement.