In the first, I must sincerely apologize for the long and protracted lack of journals here. Indeed, it has been much of a year, and that has been due to a myriad of issues and other distractions which have kept me from mulling over topics of interest to bring here. Still, my apologies again, I hope to be more punctual and compelling with my journals here, in time. More so, my return to writing here is doubly compounded as it would seem that we have not only one, but two new movies coming this year with large followings on dA - Venom in October, and the new Predator midquel in September before hand too. Thinking of the former, and the rich potential that has been discussed, many here - including myself - have long appreciated the fandom of She-symbiotes, and the eclectic scope of characters, stories and concepts which sprung from Anne Weying (Eddie Brock's ex-wife) becoming the first She-Venom.
Indeed, no longer as niche and obscure a subject either in the mainstream - given the testament of Gwenom, Gwenpool/Venom, the Carnage Queen and the recent Ultimate Spider Woman - the subject has only grown in strength and color over the last decade, on dA. Thus, reflecting on this great success and the potential of the new Venom movie, I would like to proffer a few notable or remarkable symbiotic ladies of the dA community and their respective predicaments that leave them more than what they were, and a little besides themselves... in more ways than one.
Natasha Xander - XenoGirl
A character originally inspired, but now original and independent with
. Natasha Xander was once just an ordinary fan of horror and fearful stories, though an encounter with an alien symbiotic life form brought her to a new, incredible calling. The entity bonding, it granted her a symbiotic suit of winged, bio-mechanical armor - with a nature and essence of its own. Struggling to reconcile the dark, latent desires it draws in her with her new calling, Natasha's life as XenoGirl is not without heroic challenges.
Anna Brusilov - Artikos
A character I had a personal hand in creating, in concert with the creative and quite eclectic Russian user
and who I have seen go from strength to strength. Anna Brusilov, a young woman of Russian extraction, is part of a team sent to investigate a crystalline mineral which washes up upon the cold shores of Finland, on the Baltic sea. Later, and suddenly, the mineral yields a strange organic substance which abruptly bonds with Anna; she realizing the transformation with the symbiotic entity, though finding that this evokes powerful and often cold desires as she and it become Artikos. Given it's cold beginnings, Artikos benefits from extreme resistance to cold and pressure, beyond that of their symbiotic brethren and which she uses to her powerful advantage.
Bay Sanchez - Bio-Alien
A creation of
, Bay Sanchez, despite a history of social challenges and family difficulties, aspired to better and brighter things, while never forgetting the travails of her life. And yet, in a strange turn, she encounters an alien bio-mass which bonds with her. Unified and empowered, Bay gravitates strongly towards a heroic ideal as Bio-Alien, though is wary of those forces that may as yet desire the symbiote's powers.
A creation of fandom, a therapist of Cletus Kassidy bonds with a spawn of Carnage to become a violent, maniacal and impulsive villain named Massacre.
Violet - Nocturne -
A young woman named Violet bonds with a batlike symbiote to become a winged, night hunting superhero named Nocturne.
A young woman bonds with a powerful alien creature to become a potent symbiote - wary of its power at first, though appreciating what it may bring to her life.