Thursday, June 16, 2005

An utterly unrelated geek post

Doubtless there'll be proper content later, what with this being EU summit day and all, but for now that bastard over at Chicken Yoghurt has landed me one of those chain blog meme wotsits. So here goes.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? (Assume you also get baseline superhero enhancements like moderately increased strength, endurance and agility.)

If you can't fly, you aren't a superhero. That simple. (Take note Batman you pussy - a dinky iddle cape and a grappling hook don't cut it). Although I suppose I could get hold of one of those flight rings the Teen Titans or one of that lot had (Update - apparently it was the Legion of Superheroes). Or better yet a Green Lantern Corps power ring that lets me fly and do all kinds of shit. Yep - I'll have one of them (probably Kyle Rayner era so there isn't any difficulty with yellow or wood or anything). And I want the ability to make clones of myself like Multiple Man, so that I can send one to the office while I head down the pub.

Which, if any, "existing" superhero(es) do you fancy, and why?

Jennie-Lynn Hayden, aka Jade, daughter of Alan Scott, the Golden Age Green lantern and (apparently - I haven't read comics for a while) now wife of Kyle Rayner, the current Green Lantern. Bastard. It's the green skin thing, probably. (Although bizarrely I've never fancied She-Hulk...)

Which, if any, "existing" superhero(es) do you hate?

G'nort. But that's probably a bit obvious.

OK, here's the tough one. What would your superhero name be? (No prefab porn-name formulas here, you have to make up the name you think you'd be proud to mask under.)

Amazoid the Fantabulous. Or Eric. (Update - I've just been reminded that I adpoted the superhero identity "Knife-Stick Man" while at university. It involved running around London with a bunch of knives gaffer-taped to a stick. I did in fact create said weapon, and many acquaintances were terrified. There was no costume bar a rather fetching dressing gown.)

For extra credit: Is there an "existing" superhero with whom you identify/whom you would like to be?

The Red Bee. And I quote: "The Red Bee... has no superpowers except for an uncanny ability to train/control bees." Fuckin' A.

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