Alfdis And Gunnora
is a grayscale webcomic hosted on ComicFury
. It revolves around the burgeoning romance between two bearded women dwarves. Lady Alfdis is a noble – but Gunnora is a mere soldier. Although stupidly in love, they have never actually met.
This webcomic only has one chapter up currently, but the comic updates on Mondays and Fridays and can be found here
Alfdis and Gunnora contains examples of:
- Alt Text: Every page has Alt Text, which is usually either additional dialogue, or the author’s comments on the page or to the characters.
- Blade on a Stick: Gunnora and Fulla both wield pikes.
- Braids of Action: Two braids are worn by Gunnora, the soldier.
- Courtly Love: It does have themes of “love from afar” but the plot quickly takes Alfdis and Gunnora away from the standard version.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Although we don’t actually see it, according to one of the characters in the story, Gunnora recently changed the way she styled her hair to match some of Alfdis’s braids. This is a significant change in dwarf culture, and represents falling in love.
- Gender Is No Object: Although difficult to tell with dwarves, it appears that the dwarf army has no gender restrictions.
- Girls with Moustaches: All dwarves apparently have facial hair – Alfdis in particular has a long braided moustache.
- Held Gaze: When Alfdis drops the ribbon.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Alfdis and Lord Frey, who seems to be as much a friend as a mentor.
- Lady and Knight: With Alfdis as the Lady and Gunnora as the (female) Knight.
- The Lady's Favour: Alfdis drops a ribbon from her window – Gunnora wraps it around the handle of her pike.
- Longing Look: Both Alfdis and Gunnora give these to each other, while assuming the other is oblivious.
- Mentor Archetype: Lord Frey.
- Never Learned to Read: Gunnora can’t read, but is trying to teach herself. This becomes a bit of a problem when Alfdis sends her a message.
- Our Dwarves Are All the Same: Of the “bearded women” variety.
- Queer Romance: The main plot of the story is a romance between two women.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Gunnora and Fulla, who tease and swear at each other.