Way back in the mid 90's sometime, I discovered Tank Girl. I hadn't really seen any of the comics except for once, very briefly, when I broke into my older brothers room and smuggled out some of his comic books and a few tapes. (yep, I'ma rebel)
The first real encounter I had with Tank Girl was a few years after that day, through the movie that was made. After seeing the movie the first time I had made up my mind. I was going to be Tank Girl. My mum and my older brother just thought I wanted to drive tanks. And I guess that was a big part of it, but not the full picture.
Throughout my life I've noticed a lot of the bad side to the world. I've also noticed the bad side to the supposed good side. Partly because my brother was a bit of a trouble kid and partly through the stories of some of my friends. There were a lot of refugee's living in the area so, naturally, we were friends.
Seeing and hearing some of the things I did I always wished I could do something to stop all the bad in the world. And being a comic book reading geek I wanted to be a vigilante super hero. Well not so much a hero. I never really liked the goody two-shoe heroes, I preferred the darker, anti hero's and the villains.
Tank girl doesn't give a shit about what other people think, she's a girl, she kicks ass and she lives in a tank...she was pretty much everything I wanted to be!
I still don't have that tank though...