Women of Gaming Calendar Theme – HALP!


I have the extreme honor and pleasure of working with all of ‘da ladies you see above for the 2014 Women of Gaming calendar. It was a thing on Kickstarter, was successfully funded and BLAMMO here we are! 

One of the cool things about being in this calendar is that we can choose our theme for our respective month. But, I’ve had a haaard time deciding on a theme. I mean, let’s be real here. I don’t cosplay (I friggen’ LOVE cosplayers, I just don’t know how to, y’know, make costumes) so coming up with an intricate costume is out of the picture, I also haven’t had *much* experience in front of a camera so I’m not sure what would translate well onto film…and, uh, my ideal photo shoot would be a derpy-ass photo of yours truly wearing IRL Blood Dragon armor and nerding out all to hell.

It would look something like this:

blood dragon armor

But I think I’ve finally decided on an idea. Mind you this shoot is next Tuesday and the deadline for photos is October 6th, so it really is crunch time and I think I’m just going to run with it. Ahem-hem-hem. Have you heard of a game called The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time? ….mmmm, so it appears you have.

Well, this game is just iconic in so many ways, not to mention I have so many personal ties to it. Thus, I’ve decided to do something with Ocarina of Time. This is what I’m thinking: I’ll select iconic screen-grabs from the game (N64 version all the way) and insert a photo of myself into it. Maybe I’ll mimic what Link is doing in the photo, or maybe I’ll do something new; take it in a new direction. Maybe I could photoshop myself running away from cuccos, defeating Dodongo (or poking him in the butt), perhaps I could be pulling out the master sword, stirring up trouble in Kokiri Forest, I dunno.

A simple example: Imagine erasing Link and putting yours truly somewhere on the screen.
A simple example: Imagine erasing Link and putting yours truly somewhere on the screen.

So, this is where you guys come in. I’m open to any suggestions. You know me and my twisted sense of humor, so let me know if you can think of any awesome Ocarina of Time scenarios that should be replicated and/or manipulated. I’m all ears! I *think* it could be fun to take several different pictures for the spread, and that’s another thing I’m willing to hear feedback on!

I appreciate your brain power! <333


  1. Well… Playing the ocarina with other things besides your mouth would fit you perfectly, but I doubt would be acceptable. Lol :-D meeting navi for the first time? Definitely pulling out the master sword… But from where? :-P

  2. If you want to do an Epic shot, I’d suggest, Link Slaying Ganon;
    For hilarity shot, you can do Running from/Fighting off Cuccos;

    Depending on the season of the month that you’re shooting for, you can make the tunic match the season, ie, Spring = Green, Summer = Red, and so on.

  3. All I can say here is… I agree 100% with Abraham. Those were the exact screens I had in mind. Alternately, you could do a shot of yourself doing the “jump-slash” (forget the actual name) on an enemy like a Stalfos.

    Whatever it may be, I hope we might get to see some proofs of the photoshoot that don’t get submitted! :)

  4. 2 words….. Lollypop Chainsaw. Thats who I think you should do.

    Zelda’s not that sexy sorry however if you had to do it you could do something like “its dangerous out there take this” and have you in a scantily clad get up getting links sword and holding it up.

    You’re welcome…. cause if u one up Kat Gunn (who i just learned about) you win at life. That girl is half the reason people pitched on the kickstarter lol

    You’re still a 10 though and youre super nice so im rooting for you.

    • Hey Andy! I appreciate your feedback, but I gotta say your comment left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. This calendar isn’t a competition between women, it’s a celebration of the work we do and the sisterhood in the industry. My goal in no way shape or form is to one-up anyone. And when you say “You’re still a 10 though” you’re implying that my looks, not my involvement in the industry or the hard work I’ve put into this whole shebang, is all that matters.

      I’m sure you didn’t mean it to come across this way, but I just wanted to let you know how it came across and how I personally took it. :)

  5. Off hand I’m thinking zombie Link or zombie Zelda but might have to give it more thought or at least work on the details (maybe zombie Zelda eating Link’s brain “Thanks for the save bra….be…brains!”


  6. What’s more iconic than the Ocarina of Time intro? If you can manage it I vote you get a shot riding on horseback. Babes riding horses is sexy, right?

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