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burnett down


I made a quick drawing of my sister this morning, who skated her final bout this weekend with Seattle's Rat City Rollergirls. I'm sure the roller derby scene is going to miss her a whole lot, she did some mighty fine skating and looked pretty good, too. (She's a bit famous for having the longest stride in the league.)

I think I'm going to redraw this and do it better, so I'll keep you posted! Initial reportage by dlasky over here.


Photo on Flickr from ChrisB here.

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jabberworks
Jun. 1st, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
She's the same height as me, but she eats less cake, so she looks way longer and leaner. :-)
americanbeetles
Jun. 1st, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
Aw, congrats to your sister! She looks totally dangerous there.

p.s. oh my god, those uniforms are great. I like the vaguely soviet color scheme and kneesocks, always kneesocks. <3
jabberworks
Jun. 1st, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
The costume element of roller derby is awesome! It's turned into more of an athletic sport lately, less of a show, which is a little bit sad, really.
wilburonline
Jun. 1st, 2009 10:43 am (UTC)
how cool is that -- the "rat city rollergirls" -- spitting image of you, too.

um.. what exactly do rollergirls do? i mean, i realise they roll, but is it like a sport, or what...?
jabberworks
Jun. 1st, 2009 11:40 am (UTC)
Yes, it's a very flashy sport! Here's an official explanation:

http://www.ratcityrollergirls.com/faqs.html#WhatisDerby
seussscat
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
I knew this had to exist but you never hear about it so its interesting to hear that someone actually takes parks. I am intrigued and plan to learn more.
Another one of those great sports that you hear very little about, like lacrosse I have always been intrigued to play but its seem like it mainly get played in America and Enid Blyton girls school books :)
jabberworks
Jun. 1st, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean! I think it was big in the '70s and '80s, but it's had a come-back. I went with my sister to a practice in London, when they were just starting up a league here, and then I met a roller derby person in the tube a couple weeks ago and she said there are lots of teams now, all over England.
seussscat
Jun. 1st, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
Really! Hmm I might have to investigate this online. Because it all sounds so intriguing!
squirmy
Jun. 1st, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
My friend Julia and I were talking about joining the London Roller Derby not too long ago. Or at least going along to see how it measures up over here.

Your sister looks fierce! In a really good way.
jabberworks
Jun. 2nd, 2009 10:02 am (UTC)
Fierce is putting it mildly, when it comes to my sister! :-D Yes, I know the UK roller gals are always looking for new recruits. Just don't do it if you have bad knees.
dlasky
Jun. 2nd, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
Viva Burnett Down!
Not only does she have a long stride, but she knows how to use it. She steps her way through the opposition with grace and speed; making it look easy. And jeez, she's tough as nails. I'm glad I got to see her in action. Now I'm wishing I'd been attending her bouts all along...

I want to make some fan art too! Or maybe I'll color your drawing in... I kind of missed the bandwagon on your last coloring meme. ;)
jabberworks
Jun. 2nd, 2009 10:01 am (UTC)
Re: Viva Burnett Down!
Ooo, wait and I'll do a better picture for colouring in! :-)
davario
Jun. 3rd, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
whatta marvelous name!! whatta awesome drawin!
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