Debutante #667. Derby
Sure, she looks innocent enough, but would you believe that she got kicked out of Catholic school for streaking during mass and starting fires in church? She went through some rough times (she became a member of a knife throwing carnival act who were slaughtered by a rival knife throwing carnival act on roller skates), but she persevered and is as quick with her blades on wheels as I am with my wit.
Thames Fatale #46 & 2.
Little is known about her, except that her derby number is taken from a song by Tool, whose lyrics have been widely interpreted to the point that they may have lost all meaning. I believe that the reason she identifies with them so strongly is because they talk about self evolution, and she is constantly changing, but still remaining true to herself in the process.
What do these two gals have in common, you ask? Well, besides being close, personal friends of yours truly, they are both members of derby leagues in their respective cities. Chucky has recently graduated from Fresh Meat to Derby Deb and Killson has been a Fatale for a couple of years now, and from a glance at their schedules for the upcoming season, it looks like they’re finally going to have a chance to skate against each other. Also, to me, they represent what derby is really about. Most new roller derby leagues are all-female and self-organized and were formed in this sort of indie, punk, do it yourself kind of way. Now, I ask you, as someone who is a supporter of the indie punk do it yourself world, how can I not get behind that?
When Chucky and Killson told me they were joining
The theatre geek in me also loves the aesthetic of
One of the things that strikes me odd about
I just hope I get the chance to see them do it.