Friday, June 17, 2005

Boyhood Fantasies

Grabbed this meme from Lefty, because I wanted to. What geek didn't play this game actively as a child?

1.) 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.)

While I'm tempted to choose something more dangerous and battle-worthy, the truth is that if I somehow were granted a superpower, I'd still not likely be battling supervillians, you know? So that old standby, the power of flight, gets my vote. Who hasn't dreamed of just taking to the air?
2.) Which, if any, 'existing' superhero(es) do you fancy, and why?

Not sure is "fancy" means "attracted to romantically," or just "think is cool." Assuming it's the latter, Captain America has always been my favorite, hands-down. The idealized model of what a superhero should be--noble, powerful, commanding and yet not without his demons.

3.) Which, if any, 'existing' superhero(es) do you hate?

Not sure about "hate," but I never really got Ghost Rider. Pretty much zero desire to ever pick up a Ghost Rider book.

4.) What would your superhero name be? (No prefab porn-name formulas here, you have to make up the name you think youĂ‚’d be proud to mask under.)

As a lad I created a human torch-like character named "Heatzone." Twist was that he had to absorb heat, before battle heds have to "charge up" in a big oven or something. To "costume up" he'd snap his fingers, and a flame would emit from his thumb. He'd then touch the flame to his hair and his hair, head, and body would light up. Heatzone!!! (Lord, I was a geeky child)

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

I don't identify with the good Captain, as I'm nowhere near that noble, brave, or pure, be he's who I'd aspire to be. (You know, if I wasn't all growed-up and cool now).

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