So, I’ve been playing around some more with character development, and got to the point of choosing superpowers. Combined with Myers-Briggs indicators, enneagrams and maybe a smattering of zodiac, Olympic Gods and all (because, why not?).
I have a small household of superhero nerds, so the subject comes up a lot – what’s the superpower you would choose if you could?
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Hiding secret identities is becoming too difficult now, what with the prevalence of the internet, sites like Wikileaks, and the payment for data trade. Any author with pen names (Rowling-slash-Galbrieth anyone?) knows the truth of this.
And our superheroes are giving up on the secret identity effort also.
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Luke Skywalker is a superhero. So is Harry Potter. Merlin was one too (said in the past tense, as obviously he’s dead, whereas Harry and Luke are alive or technically not born yet).
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Superman, Thor and Batman wear capes. Given that Superman can fly already, and Batman and Thor do not fly, I must rule out the reasoning that capes add aerodynamic functionality (In fact, all that flapping about and entangling of arms must cause some aerial and war-hammer throwing issues).
With that presumption gone, I come to only one conclusion about the wearing of the non-functional large item of clothing – the superhero cape:
Superman, Thor and Batman fear their butts look big from the back.
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Now that Superman is no longer sporting his red grundies on the outside the world presumption is that he wears them on the inside, for all the support that a truly “super” man must need, right?
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Wonder Woman must keep the keys to her invisible plane hooked onto her golden belt, presumably hidden under the golden lasso.
Or does she do what I do in times of need, and hide a few small items down my cleavage?
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At this moment I’m planning out a series, with little idea of what I’m writing about. What I do know is that I’m mashing genres – fun but also a little worrying.
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This is a post by Randy Ingermanson – “the Snowflake Guy” first published in the December 2012 edition of his newsletter. I happen to love superheros, and want me some of these superpowers also.
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