Frequent commenter DarthEmpress is one the best friends I’ve made through this blog; she is, quite simply, lovely. Lovely person that she is, she has done one of the nicest things anybody has ever done for me.
I’ve mentioned here and there that I have some very specific headcanons when it comes to the TMNT character Radical. As someone who’s kind of a mess in her original incarnation, reimagining her in a way that is respectful and organized and faithful requires a lot of work, and a lot of thought. I had asked DarthEmpress to try to translate those thoughts into visuals, and even though my ideas were sketchy and vague and contradictory and ever-changing, she was nevertheless game, and came out with this piece of awesome. While it doesn’t quite manage to capture Radical as I see her–did I mention I can be quite unreasonable and unrealistic?–that doesn’t stop the piece from being awesome, or me from being super-grateful and loving it to bits. So thank you, DarthEmpress. You rock.