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FoxyLenz from Shangri -L.I is reading Mists of Avalon July 6, 2012 - 8:50am

Hero or Villain?

Pick a super power

How did you come about this power?

What is your one weakness?

Who is your Alfred/number two?

Who is the girl (or boy)?

Who is your arch enemy?

How did you two become arch enemies?

Fill in the blank   I once saved a bus full of ________ from a _________ ___________.

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Jane Wiseman from Danville Virginia is reading The Iron Council, by China Mieville July 6, 2012 - 9:03am

Kind of like the City of Heroes/ City of Villains character creation screen?

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GaryP from Denver is reading a bit of this and that July 6, 2012 - 9:07am

This sounds like another diabolic machination from the dreaded League of Red-headed Redheads.

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Bob Pastorella from Groves, Texas is reading murder books trying to stay hip, I'm thinking of you, and you're out there so Say your prayers, Say your prayers, Say your prayers July 6, 2012 - 9:07am

Hero or Villain? I just am. 

Pick a super power: Raw funk, which is the odor from not bathing in years.

How did you come about this power? Workforce reduction they said. Here's your box, pack your things they said. 

What is your one weakness? Moon pies.

Who is your Alfred/number two? I usually don't name things reserved for the toilet.

Who is the girl (or boy)? Jenny, but only because she stole my shopping cart.

Who is your arch enemy? The Man. 

How did you two become arch enemies? The Man always trying to bring me down.

Fill in the blank   I once saved a bus full of _elder people_ from a _mean ass_ _bus-driver_.

 

Sorry, couldn't resist. I'll think of something better and post it up here later. 

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like July 6, 2012 - 9:28am

Hero or Villain?  Morally ambivalent.

Pick a super power -  I have complete control over normally subconscious neurological and bodily functions.

How did you come about this power?  Born with it, honed it with yogis and fakirs in India.

What is your one weakness?  The constant urge to make myself dream while awake.

Who is your Alfred/number two?  Bada-bim, a nine year old Hindu boy.

Who is the girl (or boy)?  Shari, a Muslim girl who won't date / marry me because I'm not Muslim.

Who is your arch enemy?  A hive-minded band of microcephalics who are revered as deities in a village in northern India.

How did you two become arch enemies?  They're just assholes.

Fill in the blank   I once saved a bus full of tourists from a flash flood.

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GaryP from Denver is reading a bit of this and that July 6, 2012 - 9:57am

Hero or Villain? Yes.

Pick a super power The ability to annoy by simply walking into a room.

How did you come about this power? Wanna hear me hum American Pie?

What is your one weakness? Weakness. Seriously, I can maybe lift five pounds.

Who is your Alfred/number two? Shermie.

Who is the girl (or boy)? Shermie.

Who is your arch enemy? Shermie.

How did you two become arch enemies? He's just jealous of my Air Supply collection.

Fill in the blank   I once saved a busload of __writers__ from a __busload of bad grammar__.

 

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underpurplemoon from PDX July 6, 2012 - 11:28am

Hero or Villain? Hero.

Pick a super power. Flying.

How did you come about this power? A phoenix potion.

What is your one weakness? Women.

Who is your Alfred/number two? The hot chick on the right.

Who is the girl (or boy)? Alluring enchantress.

Who is your arch enemy? Angry Customer Who is Waiting for Her Mail the Post Office Won't Deliver.

How did you two become arch enemies? She wants her mail but I don't have it because the post office hasn't delivered it yet.

Fill in the blank   I once saved a bus full of jerks from a spiraling doom.

(This is fun.)

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FoxyLenz from Shangri -L.I is reading Mists of Avalon July 6, 2012 - 11:42am

Hero or Villain: Villain

Super Power: USSR

How did I come about this power: Won it in a poker game against Vladimir Putin

My weakness: delicate ankles

My number 2: Gary Oldman

My boy: I think we all know the answer to that one

My arch enemy: Vladimir Putin

How we got that way: see question 2

I once saved a bus full of paleontologists from an irate Jerry Seinfeld 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters July 6, 2012 - 11:43am

Hero or Villain?  HERO! 

Pick a super power. I can read minds!

How did you come about this power? Someone told me I couldn't, and I was all like, "I'll show you!"

What is your one weakness? awkward situations

Who is your Alfred/number two? CAKE!  Like actual cake. 

Who is the girl (or boy)? I dunno, he followed me here.  I thought you knew him.

Who is your arch enemy? Tara Lipinski

How did you two become arch enemies? She just always bugged me.

Fill in the blank   I once saved a bus full of ice cream from a melting.

 

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FoxyLenz from Shangri -L.I is reading Mists of Avalon July 6, 2012 - 11:44am

@Gary everything is a diabolic machination from the dreaded League of Red-headed Redheads, as we have sworn to do the bidding of our fearless leader, Danny Elfman.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books July 6, 2012 - 2:44pm

Hero or Villain? A hero, but a very dark one. With a past. And a questionable sense of right and wrong.

Pick a super power I'm going for super-endurance with a high ability in the ass kicking department.

How did you come about this power? Military testing/experimentation in a cancelled program (no one can know I exist). And booze.

What is your one weakness? Tranquilizers.

Who is your Alfred/number two? I stole Kato from the Green Hornet. I have a thing for a well made cup of coffee.

Who is the girl (or boy)? There are many. The only thing I do better thank kicking ass is breaking hearts. And I'm equal opportunity.

Who is your arch enemy? Rico.

How did you two become arch enemies? He stole my beer, then burned down the bar.

Fill in the blank   I once saved a bus full of _India Pale Ale_______ from a __wine-loving_______ ___psychopath________.

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Limbless K9 from Oregon is reading Wraeththu July 6, 2012 - 5:16pm

@Foxy-I like these threads you are Putin up. 

                                                             ^^^^^^

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like July 6, 2012 - 5:27pm

@GaryP -

My first inclination was to read "Shermie" as a diminutive of "shermhead." 

Then I Googled it and there's a video game character named "Shermie."

Are either of these correct?

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne July 6, 2012 - 5:52pm

Hero or Villain? Anti-hero.

Pick a super power: The ability to do impersonations of any person who ever walked the earth, alive or dead.

How did you come about this power? Bit by a radioactive comedian.

What is your one weakness? Punchlines.

Who is your Alfred/number two? Mitch Hedburg, returned from the grave.

Who is the girl (or boy)? A drag queen made up to look like Tina Fey, only I don't know it's a dude yet.

Who is your arch enemy? Brad Garett, but only when he's doing his Scarface impression.

How did you two become arch enemies? The Internet?

Fill in the blank: I once saved a bus full of midgets from a man-eating clown-gazebo.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest July 6, 2012 - 5:51pm

Hero or Villain? Hero

Pick a super power Ability to charm the panties off any woman, anywhere, anytime

How did you come about this power? Hugh Hefner passed it on

What is your one weakness? Stank p***y

Who is your Alfred/number two? Alfred E. Neuman

Who is the girl (or boy)? All girls, except those with stank p***y

Who is your arch enemy? Rosie O'Donnell

How did you two become arch enemies? Cause she has the stankest...

Fill in the blank   I once saved a bus full of the bullied from a bus full of bullies.

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Bill Tucker from Austin, Texas is reading Grimm's Fairy Tales (1st Edition) July 6, 2012 - 8:50pm

Hero or Villain? - Hero but a fairly ineffective one.

Pick a super power - The ability to turn into useless objects in times of trouble.  Someone's stealing a TV?  Tucker takes form of...accordion?  Poof!!

How did you come about this power? - Bitten by a radioactive homeless person in the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

What is your one weakness? - Cheez Its.

Who is your Alfred/number two? - Joni Mitchell.

Who is the girl (or boy)? - Samus Aran.

Who is your arch enemy? - Sloth.  Always Sloth.

How did you two become arch enemies? - Sloth yelled, "ARRRRGGH" which I interpreted as, "Yo Momma is so ugly, she makes Shane MacGowan look like Leonardo DeCaprio."

Fill in the blank - I once saved a bus full of Double Stuffed Oreo's from a cloud of locusts.

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War July 6, 2012 - 9:25pm

Hero or villain? Hero to some villain to many

Super power? Sexual manipulation

How did I get this power? I was born a redhead

What is my weakness? Gay men

Who is my number two? I work alone

Who is the girl/boy? Your Mate

Who is your arch enemy? Myself

How did you become enemies.? She's a whore

I once saved an bus load of Asian minors from a horny Howie

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GaryP from Denver is reading a bit of this and that July 7, 2012 - 5:33am

@JY. I misspelled it. It's Shermy from the Peanuts (Charlie Brown) gang. Thankfully, the Feds shut down their dog-fighting operation and freed Snoopy. Who's now living on a farm in upstate New York with bunnies and birdies and, ah, crap, it means he's dead, doesn't it. Son of a bitch.

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Mike Mckay is reading God's Ashtray July 7, 2012 - 11:54am

Hero or Villain? Villain of course.

Pick a super power -  Mind control.

How did you come about this power?  Local Jedi Academy.

What is your one weakness?  My insatiable lust for teriyaki chicken.

Who is your Alfred/number two?  Tim Curry.

Who is the girl (or boy)?  Bob Ross.

Who is your arch enemy?  Emile Hirsch.

How did you two become arch enemies?  Called me Linda once, on purpose.

Fill in the blank  F I L L

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Tony Koval from Jesustown, Bible Belt, Texas, USA is reading more and more and more July 7, 2012 - 2:03pm

Sorry, couldn't resist. I'll think of something better and post it up here later.

 

I don't think it gets much better than that, honestly.

 

 

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! July 9, 2012 - 1:47am

Hero or Villain? ~ Anti-hero

Pick a super power ~ The ability to look all innocent

How did you come about this power? ~ I was born with it, baby!

What is your one weakness? ~ Asthma attack induced by laughing too much.

Who is your Alfred/number two? ~ Postal69

Who is the girl (or boy)? ~ Postal69

Who is your arch enemy? ~ Girl i went to school with.

How did you two become arch enemies? ~ she wanted to be me - in that scary scary way.

Fill in the blank   I once saved a bus full of _chavs_ from a _oh, wait - I didn't... >:)
 

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin July 9, 2012 - 3:26am

Hero or Villain? Anti-Hero

Pick a super power: I can make anybody angry. Anybody.

How did you come about this power? I've always had it.

What is your one weakness? Women.

Who is your Alfred/number two? I work without back up.

Who is the girl? No time for names, get in the car.

Who is your arch enemy? They'll never find the body.

How did you two become arch enemies? There's a reason they'll never find the body.

I once saved a bus full of teenagers from a Twilight Marathon.

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) July 9, 2012 - 7:16am

Hero or Villain?

perceived as a villian while secretly do-gooding

Pick a super power.

the art of persuasion

How did you come about this power?

practice, of course.

What is your one weakness?

shiny things and X-files re-runs

Who is your Alfred/number two?

Vincent D'onofrio

Who is the girl (or boy)?

Vincent D'onofrio (let's keep this simple)

Who is your arch enemy?

Bono

How did you two become arch enemies?

he was being Bono

I once saved a bus full of _ insecure teen girls__ from ___themselves, using L7, Joan Jett, and Ani DiFranco cds while burning their smartphones__.

 

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin July 9, 2012 - 10:39am

Yeah, I'd like to work on my superhero again one day, I only made it a chapter and a half into the illustrations before my scanner broke down though...

His name was Raul, he was widely considered a terrorist. He derived his powers (as did most everyone with powers in the outline) from his long lost Atlantean heritage. He had a strong fondness for the Statue of Liberty and the ideals of the United States.

His superpower involved his ability to transmute matter. He couldn't turn, say, a couch into a dog or anything like that, but he could turn a gun to wood, or he would carry a shotgun and always be changing his ammunition on a whim, just because he could transmute the shells to be incendiary or to be diamond shrapnel, he turned people's shirts into lead a lot, because it just dropped them easy.

His sidekick was a girl named Alice who shot electricity out of her hands. She was "sassy." But they worked together well, he could provide conductors and she could overcharge electrical grinds or stun people. In fact, (and perhaps this will give some insight into why this is a backburner project right now) their first act as superheros is shutting down the NYSE by blowing all the circuits.

Raul's biggest weakness was that his superpower (transmutations) was essentially a utility power, it didn't bring a lot of force to the table and it pretty much relied on Raul coming up with a clever way to use it to get him out of jams.

But if his wits weren't fast enough and it ended up being a physical fight (or worse, a problem involving one of the psychics he ran into) then Raul was in for some trouble and just had to hope Alice was in a position to save his ass (again). Alice also served as sort of the love interest... it was done in an understated way.

His Arch-Enemies were... Ancient Egyptian Deities (people who also happened to be of Atlantean Heritage). Set was a vampire who eventually joined forces with Raul against a huge conspiracy to repress the Atlantean genes. Anubis was a wolf-man (I mean, a werewolf would at times not be a wolf man, and anubis was just a big wild animal) who harassed Europe but in any event although I have some awesome sketches of anubis and if I do get it going again he'll totally be the better villain, I'm nowhere close to the European adventures. He and Set began to battle each other due to misunderstandings and mistrust while chasing the same conspiracies. But then there was a brief frenzy of treasure hunting for ancient and powerful relics crafted when Atlanteans passed as Gods, and during that time Anubis was released.

Raul often saved a bus full of guerillas from boredom and sobreity by turning water into wine.

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres July 9, 2012 - 12:06pm

@Manda Lynn: L7! Hell yeah!

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne July 9, 2012 - 12:11pm

Damn, I haven't listened to them since... I dunno, forever. I think I still have 2 of their albums in my CD wallet somewhere, probably caked in dust. I seem to remember them doing an awesome cover of The Ace of Spades.

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) July 9, 2012 - 12:15pm

I KNOW!! L7 was so badass. i think they're good role models for 15-ish aged girls, too, because they just rocked out and said fuck you to the whole looking pretty for videos and men thing. and they set that kid on fire in Serial Mom :) 

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres July 9, 2012 - 1:13pm

That was an awesome era for girls playing in bands sending good messages to the 15-ish aged girls.  Lunachicks, Babes in Toyland, L7, not to mention the more independent bands like Bratmobile, Bikini Kill, etc...There were so many all across the board.  And that is something that is sorely lacking in today's music. Makes me sad.

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne July 9, 2012 - 4:43pm

Really. I can't think of any contemporary groups doing comparable things, at least in my usual circles—though to be honest, I'm pretty out of touch with things over the last while as I've not had time or money.

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) July 9, 2012 - 8:20pm

i still have Babes In Toyland CDs in my car :)

 

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DarrinDarrion August 15, 2012 - 2:03am

Hero or Villain?  Villian

Pick a super power Just spam forums

How did you come about this power?  I'm a robot, it's what we do.

What is your one weakness?  Beautiful moderators

Who is your Alfred/number two?  I work alone

Who is the girl (or boy)?  I thought he was with you.  Think he would like to buy someof whatever it was I was advertising?

Who is your arch enemy?  Also, beautiful moderators

How did you two become arch enemies?  They delete and edit all my posts.  It's frustrating.

 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated August 15, 2012 - 5:06am

Hero or Villain? Hero

Pick a super power Control Gravity

How did you come about this power? 

What is your one weakness? ‚ÄčNot telling.

Who is your Alfred/number two? Steve McQueen.

Who is the girl (or boy)? Girl, Reanne

Who is your arch enemy? ‚ÄčTony

How did you two become arch enemies? The girl who used to the be the girl.

Fill in the blank   I once saved a bus full of kids from a bear.

 

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz August 15, 2012 - 5:17am

Easy. I'll answer truthfully, as it applies to my real life.

 

Hero or Villain? Hero, locally revered.

Pick a super power All sunglasses look good on me.

How did you come about this power? Genetics

What is your one weakness? Nighttime, when wearing sunglasses makes you a douche

Who is your Alfred/number two?My bulldog, Karl

Who is the girl (or boy)? I like to think that women are intimidated by my beauty, so I'm not approached as nearly often as you'd imagine

Who is your arch enemy? Jared from Subway. Fuck him.

How did you two become arch enemies? He made a living off a little turkey sandwich and fat jeans. Again, fuck him. He's a dweeb. Fuck off, Jared, if you're reading this.

Fill in the blank   I once saved a bus full of wedding attendants from sobriety.