Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The drunken elf

In a comment on another blog entry, Esbat says this about the drunken elf in my Christmas pic:

"I was wondering, seeing as how there is that picture of the drunken elf... do you have your own "Bat-Mite"/"Mr. Myxtlpk"?"

Hmm. No, that wasn't the intent, buuuut....

....it IS kinda funny to visualize being antagonized by my very own sprite or elf! If he hangs out in my bra, then I know how I can get back at him should he annoy me too much: Slam my boobs together and flatten the little dude! But what a way to go! LOL

Tell ya what: Me and the writer will discuss this and see if we want to do that. I'll keep you posted.

Friday, December 26, 2008

facebook question

I have a facebook question for anyone who might know. I've gotten e-mail that I now have friends, but I'm not on facebook yet. How can that be?

If I have a facebook entry, please note that IT IS NOT MINE! I haven't signed on to facebook yet!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

No post today - just wishes that you and yours will have a wonderful and blessed Christmas. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Superheroes and Religion

Ahh, I love Christmas. Everything about it. I'm the type that won't say "Season's Greetings" or "Happy Holidays". I will say "Merry Christmas". Just as quickly, I will also say "Happy Hanukkah" to someone who is Jewish or "Holy Ramadan" to someone who is Muslim. I don't get all PC over holidays. Christmas is what Christians celebrate in late December - I mean, c'mon! Who doesn't know that?

Now is probably a good time to bring up the topic of superheroes and religion. Do we have religion? Most of us do. I'll discuss more about superhumans and religion later, but today to help that later discussion, I'm going to talk about my own religious and spiritual views. To start, I am a non-denominational Christian who believes in God and that we were put on this earth to serve humanity in what way we can with our God-given talents - whatever they may be. My talents happen to be a little more obvious, but still I feel that I was meant to use my superhuman abilities to the benefit of the common good and to defend humanity against those who wish it harm.

I would have to believe this way - otherwise, why would I put my life and limb on the line time after time if I didn't believe that I was meant to do so with my super abilities? Despite the fact that I can take a lot of punishment because of my superior healing abilities, even it gets taxed frequently from the many supers that I come up against. I've encountered beings who can literally shatter mountains or who can violate mind and body in ways unthinkable and unspeakable. I've been burned and slashed and even shot at in the process of taking down a super villain. And yet, I have to bring them down. Failure to stop them could cost untold damage to life and property if I don't. I am fully aware that often I am the only thing standing in their way of their plans of chaos and destruction.

So with all that abuse, what keeps me in the thick of things? That little girl with the puppy. That elderly couple holding hands as they walk in the park for the umpteenth time. The young man sweating out how he's going to propose to his girlfriend. All those people have the right to go on with their lives without the ambitions of super villains to come along and destroy their way of life. I believe that it can't be coincidence that I happen to be here in this time of human history, when I have the means of stopping such people.

And while it is not necessary, I am grateful for all expressions of gratitude that come my way. They remind me of why I fight the good fight. I can't imagine what kind of person I'd be had I felt that it wasn't worth the abuse I go through to stop super villains. Most likely, I would have eventually become a super villain myself. I guess I'm saying that I fight for what's right so that I won't drift into what's wrong. After all, we often drift into selfish, evil ways - it's not like it's always a snap decision. So I'm basically saying that the battle against evil is as just as much with myself as it is with super villains. And just like when I fight supervillains, I must always win the battles with myself.

Monday, December 22, 2008

I'm so sorry!

Gang, I'm so sorry about so much time lapsing without posting! With these holidays coming up, I've just been so crazy busy! However, I promise you that I WILL post something before Christmas comes up on Thursday, and then I will have a rare weekend special to get caught up on stuff that I haven't posted on. What a crazy month it's been!

But just so you know, I haven't disappeared off of the face of the earth! I'm alive and well!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sorry! Didn't plan to take a weeklong vacation!

Hey, folks

Sorry I haven't posted all week, but things came up and I couldn't get around to posting on my blog! Tell ya what - let's hit the ground running on Monday, okay? Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Huh? Pooping reindeer candy dispenser?

I came across this, and it made me say "WTF"?






























And yes, it's an actual product. Questionable taste, if you ask me. Actually, that's just sick. Yeesh.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Q & A: Do you help the cause of womanhood dressing the way you do?

Q&A time, folks - and I'm going to answer a question that has been asked more than once: Do I help the cause of womanhood dressing the way I do?

Look, I admit that what I wear is revealing, but it's no more revealing than what your average cheerleader wears. Granted, most cheerleaders don't sport a pair of DD's like I do, but still, there is a functional purpose to my attire than just showing off my bod. The main purpose of my costume is for distraction; that is, distraction of the men that I usually fight. Most times I am at a disadvantage with the men I fight, as the average superstrength man is stronger than the average superstrength woman, so I need to utilize whatever I can to distract them off of their own plan of stopping me from stopping them. And for the most part, I do stop them.

I would say that yeah, I do help the cause of womanhood, because it is a woman who is making these strategies of how to defeat opponents that are much stronger than her (and one of those strategies is the costume I wear), and it is a woman who for the greater part of the time is able to carry out these strategies. This demonstrates a thinking woman who is utilizing what's at hand to accomplish a certain goal; namely, I'm taking advantage of the fact that men will be men around a busty woman wearing a revealing costume. And my friends, it works nearly all the time. So rather than criticizing my attire, perhaps it would be better to see things the way I do. What I do works - the results can't be argued with. And such results, I think, shows a woman in a good light. Feel free, of course, to disagree, but at least I had my say.

(Note: I had actually completed this Wednesday and thought that I had posted it, but saw only today (Friday) that I had not, and I apologize. I'm still working on Friday's post, and should post it real soon.)

Monday, December 1, 2008

No post today - I'm still tired!

Hey, gang.

I'm still beat from activities these past four days. Thus, I'm just going to post on Wednesday.

See you then!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

No post today, folks - just this Photoshopped clip taken from the recent issue of Spidergirl, in which she wakes up in the body of another woman to a view of the "mountains"! Welcome to my world, girl! LOL I wake up to that view every morning!





















Anyway, you folks have an excellent Thanksgiving tomorrow! Go be with family and friends, and see me back here on Monday!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Short week this week! And other characters from my stories

Hey, gang! Did you like Friday's special post? That's officially the longest entry that I've posted here! Man, were my fingers tired! LOL

Anyway, one blog announcement: I will be posting only today and Wednesday this week, because I will be celebrating Turkey Day like most of the U.S.! "What about Friday"?, you ask? International Shopping Day of course! LOL

And then I will return here a week from today tanned, breasted, and ready! ;-) hehe!

So you got the names of two other characters this past Friday: Dr. Will Von Bach and my cohort, Lucky Shot. Here's a short list of other characters:

DSS staff:
Dr. Maya M. Maldonado:
DSS staff superhuman psychologist. That is, she is an expert in the field of superhuman psychology. She's not herself superhuman, but she is a former child prodigy, so she has some understanding of having and dealing with a special ability.

Fr. Paul Neumann (Catholic): DSS chaplain to the superhumans being detained in the DSS, as well as their advocate. A brilliant man himself, and like Dr. Maldonado, also a former child prodigy. In fact, Dr. Maldonado and Fr. Paul knew each other in childhood. They were called the wonder twins by the press back in the day. Dr. Maldonado lobbied to get Fr. Neumann onto the DSS staff despite Dr. Von Bach's objections.

Megan O'Donnell: electronics engineer who makes the super cool gizmos and gadgets that me and Lucky use in our super battles. She's also Dr. Maldonado's cousin.

Alloy: An Enhanced Human who has the ability to combine two objects that are not normally combinable to create something that has the properties of both the combined objects. For instance, he can fuse a regular cotton t-shirt with a piece of steel to create a shirt that is soft as cotton but durable as steel. He is in the field of costume and fashion design for superhumans, and he charges outrageous prices for his goods.

Villains:
Anomie: An unbalanced harlequined-themed villain who can coat herself with a reflective silvery armor that can extend its fingers into razor sharp claws.

Thunder: Super strength mercenary who aids in the sale and transfer of goods for the right price. He utilizes a "thunderclap" when battling. He's also a brilliant battle strategist, which is why he has avoided capture so far.

Iron Heidi: A super strong woman who is both a bully and a coward. She mainly serves as muscle for hire, but she will cut and run if she thinks the odds are starting to go against her.

Unknown:
Woman code-named "Seamrog" (Gaelic for "shamrock" and pronounced roughly as "shim-roog") who operates in a crime-fighting manner that is a combination of Batman and Spiderman. She's also been able to avoid capture. She wears an Irish-themed costume with a large shamrock on it.

That's all for now, kiddies! See you in two days!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ta-Daaah! The 100th post!

At last, we've arrived! 100 posts! I'd like to thank everyone who helped me get to this point - especially the boss, who got me started in the first place, and who has been encouraging me along the way! Let's hope that it's a short trip to the 200th post! I've been talking about my upcoming comic on my blog probably since post #1, so today's post will provide a little backdrop about my comic, which hopefully will come out in January (I'll update you on our goings-on here in a future post). So that I don't keep repeating myself about this, everything that follows is in regards to my universe.

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Superhumans (SH) and superhuman theory (ST)
SHs have been known about to the federal gov't since the 1950s after the capture of one who was suspected of being a communist spy. However, ST scientists have theorized that SHs may have existed at least since ancient times, and that they may have been the basis of the gods of ancient myth. Some have even theorized that, since it's known that SHs reproduce very rarely and because many ancient mythological stories tend to have a lot in common, the SHs who might be the basis for these myths might be the same small group of people who wandered from place to place. But so far, there's no proof that this is the case, or that any of these "ancient SHs" may still be alive today.

Despite SH's low reproduction rate of the past, their population in recent decades has been growing at a rate that for them could only be called exponential. The federal department in charge of studying SHs - the Dept. of Superhuman Studies (DSS) (a division of Homeland Security) - has seen enough SHs these past few decades that they are now able to make a few theories about them and their likelihood of reproduction. Below is their categories of SHs:

* Normal human (H) - regular folks (no powers)

Super human:
* Enhanced human (EH) - people with low level special abilities, like bending spoons or predicting future events of the near future. This group, while still with a low reproduction rate, has the highest reproduction rate of all SHs.

* Superhuman (SH) - while this is a definition that identifies all people with special abilities, it also has a definition specific to a category of SHs that are beyond EHs but below Mutations (who are discussed below). SHs in this definition still look like regular humans, but they have special abilities such as flight, super strength, super speed, etc., that are usually identified with the super heroes of comic books. SHs have a very low reproduction rate, below that of EHs.

* Mutations (MU) - MUs have extraordinary abilities approaching that of the gods of ancient myth. Nearly all of them have super strength and speed healing, and will have certain abilities like energy discharges from their eyes (a la Cyclops of X-Men). MUs are extremely rare, and are distinguished from SHs by the fact that they no longer are able to blend in with regular humanity due to their unnaturally large size or other non-human characteristic. They are all also sterile. MUs usually come from the pairing of two SHs.

ST scientists are still debating whether SHs of all categories are the next step of human evolution or an offshoot of humanity. A small majority of ST scientists favors the offshoot argument, since SHs usually reproduce mostly through a SH/normal human pairing rather than a pairing of two SHs. Knowledge of the origins of SHs is still sketchy, sparse and in the works - which is made more difficult due to their very low numbers.

The ratios of the 4 categories above break down like so:

Normal humans: 99% of total population
EH: 0.6%
SH: 0.3%
MU: 0.1%

Brief recent SH history
Before 2002, the existence of SHs (in this instance, all of the categories listed above) was only rumor and the stuff of weekly news tabloids. However, in 2002, a group of MUs took to coming out publicly, and a few took to causing chaos and destruction - mainly as a reaction to the frustration of having to keep out of sight for so long. Their emergence inspired SHs and EHs to also come out, and some of them likewise caused chaos and destruction for basically the same reasons. However, when some MUs, SHs, and EHs began killing on a large scale, it shocked some among their number, and they took to stopping their own kind.

By then the federal gov't had already had extensive knowledge about SHs thanks mostly to the head of the DDS and ST expert Dr. Wilhelm "Will" Von Bach. Because of his research, the DSS had a means of stopping much of the rest of the destructive MUs, SHs, and EHs that escaped from being stopped by their own kind. In addition, Dr. Von Bach was further motivated to stop the SHs when one of them raped and then killed his wife.

Dr. Von Bach has devised a chemical formula (slangily dubbed the "power outage recipe", or POR) that temporarily suppresses the abilities of both EHs and SHs and some MUs. Most MUs thus far seem to be immune to the "POR" that he's devised, although he is working on a chemical composition that will stop even MUs. In addition, he is also working on a POR that will permanently depower all SHs. The exact chemical composition of the POR is a highly guarded secret.

Currently, most MUs still at large have chosen to go back into hiding, along with most SHs and EHs. Those that have been captured are being detained at a secret federal holding facility that is located underneath a federal mint that is located in Fort Worth, Texas. The location is no accident, as the presence of so much security around the mint can be easily explained without revealing what's under the mint.

This holding facility is also the location of the DSS, in which Dr. Von Bach and his staff do their research on SHs. When the existence of SHs became publicly known, the DSS devised a program to demonstrate that the gov't had things under control mostly through the recruitment of a SH who is code-named Andromeda. Andromeda was not among the SHs that in 2002 and 2003 caused chaos and destruction, but she was among those that tried to stop them. Because the DSS wanted a public face and because Andromeda was already a huge fan of superhero comics, her superhero persona was created.

The goal of the DSS program is to stop destructive SH activity and to apprehend them to be detained in the DSS's Fort Worth facility. When a SH disruption occurs, Andromeda is dispatched to assess the situation, and if necessary, apprehend the SH. Once Andromeda has apprehended the SH, she then brings him or her to the DSS via a secret remote entrance located in a vacant and undeveloped land.

As a means of helping some SHs rehabilitate, an additional program has been set up for those who had been detained, but wish to reform. The first applicant of this program has been assigned to Andromeda for training (and also to keep an eye on her in case she reverts). The woman is code named Lucky Shot, who has what appears to be a radar-type ability akin to Spiderman's "spider sense", but it seems to be more complex than that. In addition to aiding in the capture of SHs, Lucky's powers are also being studied as they're being used in order to understand the nature of how they work.

Currently both programs have been successful, although Andromeda and Lucky Shot have their occasional flare-ups, mainly due to the fact that Andromeda is politically conservative and Lucky Shot is politically liberal. However, both look past their ideologies when it comes to dealing with SHs. It remains to be seen how well these programs work out, as well as how long these two women will be able to tolerate each other.

(note: I know the date above says that this post published Tuesday, which is when I started this post, but I actually posted it to my blog on Friday 11/21)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Q&A: My favorite superhero

Q & A time, and I guess it is also Comics Talk as well. The question is, who is my favorite female superhero?

The questioner figured on it being either Wonder Woman or She-Hulk. Nope on both counts.

Wonder Woman, I think, is too untouchable - too perfect. In a sense, it kind of makes her a boring character. She-Hulk, on the other hand - especially they way she's been written lately - is too much the opposite. TOO real. Right now she's being written as slutting herself to just about any super male that piques her interest. NOT a good example to set, I think.

No, the one character that I consider my favorite is Power Girl. She's super, attractive, fun, dedicated, and yet vulnerable. She's gone through quite a bit of loss in her life - her home planet Krypton (of Earth 2), her universe, then her cousin, Superman of Earth 2. Now she just found out that somehow Earth 2 has been remade, but she's been replaced by another Power Girl. Such vulnerability, to me, helps humanize a character that is otherwise beyond the experiences of us mere mortals. In other words, even though she can juggle tanks, she's as human as the rest of us.

I might include Storm, Starfire, and Rogue as other favorites, but Power Girl is my fave of the bunch.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Busty Adventurer Chick!

No, I'm not talking about me playing WoW! I'm talking about the ad below!

















Don't worry, it's not a link, it's just a copy of the ad that I posted here. What I found odd is that she has all that armor, except to cover her abundant cleavage! In a real sword battle, that cleavage says, "Insert your sword's blade here!" There's also that gap just under her bra and just above the waist armor. Advertises the same thing. Yep, this art was made by a dude, alright... ;-)

Also, I have to wonder how practical those shoulder flanges would be in battle. Yes, I know it's to prevent a sword swing from decapitating her, but I would think that a sword swing would only glance off of the shoulder flange and towards her head. And while she's knocked senseless, her foe will then insert sword into cleavage! End of battle! If those shoulder flanges need to be there, at least curve the top of them away from her head, so that a sword glancing off of the flange will get stuck in that curve instead of striking her head!

And that gold colored trim stuck to the cups of her bra - specifically, the way they at first follow the contour of her breasts, only to curve back out. It's guaranteed to eventually get stuck in some inconvenient way! But I will admit that it's a good way to prevent someone from hugging too close - because otherwise they'll get stabbed in the chest!

I'll admit that I'm no designer of medieval armor, but surely there's armor better suited for a busty woman? How did I become a critic of medieval armor anyway? ;-)

Friday, November 7, 2008

My favorite comics titles right now

Well, lookyhere! It's already Friday! I'm going to try to make Fridays Comics Talk Day.

Here is a list of my favorite comics titles as of this moment:

Marvel Comics:
* Hulk
* She Hulk
* The Amazing Spider Girl

* The Incredible Hercules
* Guardians of the Galaxy, which is not quite a favorite title yet, but it's getting there.

DC Comics:
* Green Lantern
* Green Lantern Corps
* Justice League of America
* Justice Society of America
* Superman/Batman

I like the above titles not so much because of the artwork, but because of the stories and the characters. However, my current favorite artist (and I'd LOVE her to do artwork of me one day!) is Amanda Conner, who is mainly known for drawing Power Girl. I just love her wonderfully expressive facial expressions!

An example of her work is below, and it's an image she did of Black Canary and Wonder Woman.

Wondie wears my bra size! LOL



















By the way, folks - I'm closing in on 100 posts! I'll see if I can come up with something special to celebrate the occassion!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We have a winner: Barack Obama

And just like that, the election is over. We will have our first black president ever in January when Barack Obama is sworn in. On the history part, I'm very excited. It's great to see that our country has now advanced to the point that it can elect a black candidate to the Oval Office. Only hardlined racists wouldn't be excited by all this.

As prolifer, though, I also dread what sorts of anti-prolife changes Obama will bring. He's already said that the first thing he'll do in office is sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which will wipe away all the progress that prolifers have made since Roe vs. Wade. He'll also be in the position to appoint prochoice Supreme Court justices when some of the current ones retire. That will entrench the changes he'll make with FOCA. Let's just say that those who are already born or are about to be born are fortunate to have done so before he's sworn in.

So Barack Obama's election is a bittersweet experience for me. I hope he proves me wrong. I dread what will happen to the unborn otherwise.

Monday, November 3, 2008

I'm baaaaack.....!

I'm baaaaack....!

Hey, gang! I'm back, tanned, rested and ready! I really enjoyed my rest, and the boss was correct in my taking a little break!

Later in the week I shall update you on the goings-on in my neck of the woods, including some changes that we agreed upon in regards to the comic. One thing that I'll say now is that I will try to stick to a Monday/Wednesday/Friday format, unless a given topic generates a lot of commentary, or some special issue pops up that I want to deal with here. In the latter instances, we'll play it by ear.

Today, however, I just want to remind all of my American readers to go do their civic duty tomorrow by going to vote! If you CAN vote, GO vote! No excuses!

Oh, and one last thing: I didn't play WoW as much as I thought I was going to during my respite, but do me a favor if you plan to join me there. Send me one of those Azeroth mails so that I know who you are. This allows me to add you to my list of friends. That way I can keep track of you when you log on.

See you all Wednesday!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Death penalty and super folks again

In my previous entry, I brought up the death penalty in regards to super folks. Basically, I stated that I support the death penalty for the super-powered people who are pretty much beyond reform - that is, if released, they'll do the same damn thing that got them incarcerated in the first place. As it is, many of them escape rather than serve out their sentence.

As is the case in my neck of the woods, my support of the death penalty for super folks wasn't taken very well here. However, rather than come away with an impression that I'm some sort of bloodthirsty type, let me explain a bit why I came to this conclusion. When normal humans wreak havoc, there's limits to what they can do. However, depending on the power, super people can wreak unimaginable harm and chaos. A telepath can fry the minds of those within range of his or her power, or alter their minds in such that they are no longer the same. A super strength person can literally tear people apart with less effort than it takes for you to lift a sheet of paper. Those with fire-based powers can cause incalculable loss of life and damage in a relatively short span of time.

I liken the gaining of powers to winning the lottery. Some people can handle suddenly having a lot of money; others can't. Some lottery winners will invest their money so that they won't have to work for the rest of their lives; others will blow it all away on stupid stuff and end up even more poor than when they started. Getting powers is a lot like that. Some people can handle having powers, others can't. Having been a longtime fan of comics, getting my powers was like a dream come true. For others, their powers become tools of oppression and/or destruction.

For others still, it's like being addicted to a drug. For instance, there's one guy who has rage-induced super strength. He goes from a 5 foot 5 skinny guy to a hulking 6 foot 5 monster who can get stronger than me if he's angry enough. When normal humans get extremely angry, they can do some seriously dangerous things that they normally wouldn't do. Now add to that if you gained super strength on top of that. Next add that this guy isn't exactly stable when he's not powered up, and you have a guy who's like the worst brat in history with the mother of all temper tantrums. Even worse, he's a drug addict, and his super strength rages are often drug-induced. I've seen the results of the damage he's done, and I'm tired of hauling his ass to the holding facility only for him to escape again.

And folks, that's just one super-powered guy!

Other super-powered problem people, of course, cause other kinds of trouble; this blog entry would be too long to mention them all. But in short, many of these people are repeat offenders who don't seem capable of rehabilitation, as I keep having to recapture them time and time again. They simply have little to no self control to begin with, and their having powers on top of that only makes the problem worse - pretty much like handing a belligerent drunk guy an AK-47.

Understand that I didn't go into this decision lightly - but I am tired of seeing the damage they do. I'm tired of seeing the great numbers of lives harmed or destroyed in the process of trying to stop one of these people when they lose control. I understand that some of them might not be responsible for their actions, but it still doesn't justify allowing them to walk so that they can do more harm. I don't go into this wanting them dead - I just want to stop them from killing others. If it means doing that permanently, then so be it.

I'm sure that I haven't changed some of your minds on that, but that's my take anyway.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Comics talk - Sunday edition

Hey, gang!

Welcome to a rare weekend appearance! Today I’m going to discuss DC Comics’ DC Universe Decisions (DCUD), in which the various DC superheroes reveal their political leanings, followed by my own revealing of another one of my political views. Enjoy! But first…


****WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!****
If you have not read DC Universe Decisions and don’t want the story spoiled for you, STOP READING NOW! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!


This past Wednesday, the second issue of DCUD, here’s how the candidates are lining up so far, followed by the superheroes that support them:

· Katherine (Kate) McClellan: Republican moderate

Vixen

Plastic Man

· Robert (Bob) Ridgeway: far right conservative

Guy Gardner – aka Green Lantern

Power Girl

Wildcat (Ted Grant)

Hawkman

· Martin Suarez: Democratic moderate

Beast Boy

Firestorm

Bruce Wayne (not as Batman)

· Davis Brewster: far left liberal

Green Arrow

Dr. Light (Kimiyo Hoshi)

(unidentified hero)

So far, that’s all the heroes that’s identified their political leanings. Also, I am LOVING this series! It’s taking the characters in waters that are not normally explored! If you are near a comic shop, I definitely recommend getting it!

Okay, time for me to reveal another one of my political or social views. Today I shall discuss the death penalty. Before I got my powers, I was uncertain how I felt, but now that I’m super-powered, I can see the need for it – at least for those who are super-powered. Some super villains are like 8 year old children who have been suddenly given the power to control people. In other words, they have no self control – they’ll always do the wrong thing. Yes, we can incarcerate them, but they always break out, and some innocent civilian always ends up getting used, harmed, or killed by them – all because we didn’t have the will to end their evil ways permanently.

Understand that in my universe, there are other super folks who totally disagree with me. And as Americans, that’s their right. However, I invite them to join me the next time I see the results of what super villains do to people. Look into the eyes of someone whose mind has been permanently scrambled by a telepath, or whose body has been torn into pieces by a super strength villain. As often as I’ve seen the damage they do, it still can make me sick to my stomach.

They’re the reason that I fight the good fight, even though at times I’m out of my league with some super villains. But if I don’t do something, the people that are being victimized by a super villain have no chance whatsoever. At least with me to take on the damage, they’ll have a chance to escape. Some villains I’m tired of bringing in time and time again only for them to escape and do even more harm. I’m for stopping them permanently. It’s an issue that’s still being debated in the governmental department that I work in, but they know how I feel. That’s my take on the death penalty – at least as how it applies to super villains. For regular humans, it depends on the case. At least there, I’m still open to discussion.

Okay, that's my take. Feel free to let me know what you think.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated!

Sorry I hadn't posted all week, gang. Been really crazy! But tell ya what: On Sunday I'll make a rare weekend appearance and get all caught up at the same time! See you then!

Monday, September 29, 2008

New Pin-up art by Freelancer!

Today is two for the price of one day, folks! Below check out Freelancer's two art pieces of yours truly.























Note that it is in a Manga style. Pretty cool! Also, he has me in one picture with shoulder-length hair. It's rare to see me with shorter than very long hair. Even when I do cut it, it grows back very quickly, then stops growing when it reaches the long length that you usually see it in. I've had my hair short before, but I prefer the long length. I guess I'm old school.

And speaking of old school, note that the color art is hand colored. That's a skill that you don't see as much of anymore. Hand colored adds a touch that a computer graphic coloring does not. Very nice. Anyway, thanks Freelancer! Great job!

Here tomorrow will be a review of tonight's episode of Heroes, and then later on in the week, I'll update you on the goings-on here at Command Central. On Wednesday, the second issue of DC Decisions comes out, and I'll give a review of it - along with sharing my views on another political or social issue.

Have a great week, folks!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Comics talk!

Before we head off into the weekend, let's go ahead and talk comics!

By the way, there's some spoilers coming up, so if you haven't read the books whose titles are in red below, don't read those sections underneath them if you don't want me to reveal any part of the story to you. There's yer warning, bucko!

DC/Wildstorm DREAMWAR crossover
Normally I LOVE comics company crossovers, but this one sucked. Folks, don't buy it. And don't buy it if it comes out bound together as a graphic novel. I don't have a list of "Worst Comics Crossovers", but if I did, this one would be at the top of the list. I'm that disappointed in it.

Marvel's Secret Invasion
This effort by Marvel for a company-wide storyline is coming off better than their recent efforts of Civil War and World War Hulk. The pacing is still a bit spotty, but it's been interesting to find out who's a Skrull and who isn't. The final determiner of this storyline will be how they finish it. The finishes of both CW and WWH totally ruined those respective storylines, and Marvel needs a good showing here to make up for them. I'm intrigued enough with SI that I'll keep up with it, and I'll let you all know how it finishes.

DC's Final Crisis
DC's previous effort, Infinite Crisis, was awesome. So far, Final Crisis has not been awesome. Instead, it's been confusing. Part of the problem is that DC has SO many branch-off titles of the FC book that it's hard to keep up with what's going on. I think DC got greedy, so they made all those extra titles expecting us to just gobble them up. But hey, not all of us can afford to buy that many comics! It's not easy to know what to say about the storyline's progress so far, and I'm hoping that the final issue will help sum up everything. Right now, I'll just mark this as "Incomplete". As with Marvel's SI, I'll let you all know how it turns out.

Hulk #6
At last, we find out who the Red Hulk is! No - wait! We don't! It's NOT Doc Samson as had been previously believed, as he showed up at the end while the Red Hulk lay on the ground unconscious, having been knocked out by the original Hulk. How did Hulk knock out Red? Well, unlike Hulk, who gets stronger as he gets angrier, Red gets hotter when he gets angrier. Apparently, he go so angry that he overheated and passed out! What a wuss!

What was especially cool was seeing Thor return, royally pissed! His hammer Mjolnir came zooming in at Red, slamming him probably as hard as anyone has ever hit him! Then Thor continued to pummel Red, and even Red admitted that Thor had him on the ropes before the Hulk stepped in. Another hulk-like character named A-Bomb talked Thor into staying his hand so that the Hulk could finish this fight, and he did. After the Hulk took down Red, he leaped into the distance like he always does. A little later, Red wakes back up - no doubt to plot his latest scheme to take down the Hulk.

All in all, it was a great story - and it's because of storylines like this that I still buy comics. If you can find Hulk #'s 1 to 6, go ahead and buy them. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Take care, folks, and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Please contribute to a worthy cause!

Nothing's worse than an excellent comic book artist being out of work! Well - actually, there is, but I won't quibble about that right now! Instead, I want you all to go to the Comic Strip Club website and donate to help Hapajap pay his bills so that he doesn't have to - ahem - (Warning! Terrible pun coming up!) "wok" his dog! (I warned you!).

Here's the details of what you can do to donate to Hapajap, and what you'll get in return. Lotsa cool stuff! He did an artwork of me a while back, and it's awesome! So give now, as this guy's going to be famous later! Otherwise, you'll kick yourself later for not getting some original art while the gettin' was good!

I'll try to prod the boss into cracking out his art pens to do art of me doing my bit to help out the cause! Won't you help? Think of his children! Give today!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hey la, hey la, HEROES is back!

To find out that there were going to be TWO new episodes of Heroes showing was like finding out that you won the lottery and a new car at the same time! I got all my real-life stuff done and out of the way, popped up some popcorn, and watched myself silly for two hours! Okay, on to the show! But first....

***SPOILER ALERT!!***

Cometh up is a discussion of yesterday's episodes of Heroes! If you haven't seen them yet and don't want to know what happens - STOP READING NOW!! You have been warned, bucko!!

This new chapter of Heroes is titled "Villains". We also found out who shot Nathan Petrelli - his younger brother Peter! Well, Peter from 4 years in the future, who came back to the past to "fix" things in the present. From here on, I'll call him FP for "future Peter", to distinguish him from the Peter of our present time. In FP's time, Nathan's revealing of his super powers caused all kinds of problems for those with super abilities, so FP decided to go back to his past (our present day) and kill Nathan before he had a chance to reveal his flight powers to the public. However, not only did FP not make things better in his future, he actually made them worse!

FP knew things were going to be different when things started to happen in the present day that didn't happen in his future time. For instance, the escape of evil super-powered people. That didn't happen in his time. More on the super villains later. Also, Claire Bennett, the teen with the super healing powers (better than mine!), was finally caught by Sylar, and he cut her head open to get to her brain! But of course, her healing power is such that she healed even from that! However, she seems to have lost her sense of touch. She can't feel pain, and it makes her wonder if she's even human anymore. This didn't happen in FP's time.

Claire also complained that she's tired of always having to run away. She said (not these exact words, but words to that effect): "Sure, I can heal and all that, but what kind of lame power is that if I keep getting beat all the time?" I wholeheartedly agree. I say let her learn how to kick some ass! Apparently in some future time, she does learn how to kick ass, as the first episode began with her holding a gun to FP, who kept from being shot by freezing time, then teleporting back to the past.

In other news, Nathan has found religion! And Linderman is alive - even though it's only as a figment of Nathan's imagination. Matt Parkman has been teleported by FP to Africa, where he wanders some savannah before being found by someone who probably has powers as well. Also, Niki Sanders is back! Or is it her? Either she has amnesia, or she's trying to hide her past. Assuming an alternate identity is nothing new to her, after all.

Then there's Dr. Suresh! He's injected himself with some sort of serum that gives him spiderlike powers! But it also seems to be turning him into a spider! Yikes! He's gonna be a bug! As for Maya, I'm kinda tired of her. Her power seems to be to infect others with some strange virus when she's angry or scared - which is a sucky power to have.

(End spoilers)

Well, I could go on, but I better stop here before another day goes by. I've pretty much covered the first episode anyway. I'll try to post commentary on the second episose later this week, but today new comics arrive, and I want to comment on those tomorrow!

Review of Heroes to come later

My review of yesterday's episodes of Heroes is running a little longer than I thought, but I enjoy the show that much! I'll try to have it done by today, though. Patience, my friends!

Friday, September 19, 2008

I'm back! With comics talk!

Okay, troopers - sorry to be away longer than expected, but I had some real life stuff to take care of, plus we of the creative team were having some long needed discussions. I'll fill you in later on what came out of that, but one thing that we did decide on is that I will try to post 3 to 5 times a week Monday through Friday, and take the weekends off - unless some special event comes up. This leaves the weekend free for planning what I can talk about in the next week. I've been pretty much working that schedule anyway, but now we're making it official.

Anyway, for being away so long, I decided to treat you to something that is supposed to be one of the main points of this blog: comics talk! Next week I promise talk about nothing else but comics! And hey, let's start today! :-D

Out this Wednesday was a DC title that I've long awaited since I first heard that it was coming out, DC Decisions, in which the political views of various heroes will be brought out! It's been no secret that Green Arrow is a bleeding heart liberal, but what about the other heroes? What do you think?

But before I continue, a word of warning:


****SPOILERS AHEAD!*****
If you have not read DC Decisions and don't want the story's content to be revealed to you here, STOP READING NOW!!!!
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

Sorry, it's always necessary to do that so that I don't have anyone complaining that I didn't warn them. Okay, onward!

In the story, a Republican candidate is almost killed by a bomb blast from someone who should be a loyal supporter. Later on, a Democratic candidate is also almost killed, also by someone who should be a loyal supporter. In the first instance, lives were lost and harmed in an explosion. In the second instance, Green Arrow happened to see the bomber at the last second and shot a freeze arrow at him, creating a freezing block of ice around the arms of the would-be bomber.

The Justice League decides that they are going to need to protect the candidates, since it seems to be a metahuman with mind control powers at work. The metahuman seems to be aiming for all candidates, not just those of a certain political or sociological ideology. The heroes are supposed to keep their politics out of it, but Green Arrow is ultimately persuaded to support the liberal candidate, because otherwise he doesn't have a shot at winning. Thus begins the problem: What happens when a superhero supports a candidate for office?

Some years back when Lex Luthor was president, Superman made it a point to state that he served the office or the country, and not the man, when he came to help Luthor do something. In this storyline, he's STILL keeping his politics out of it - even from his wife! Lois, by the way, shows herself to be a conservative - which was a surprise to me. Guy Gardner, one of the many Green Lanterns, is on the cover of DCD #2 as a right-winger. He's always been something of a jerk, so I guess what DC is saying that now we know why! ;-)
(End Spoilers)

So far, that's all that is revealed, but I'm certainly going to be keeping up! All of the 4 issues are supposed to be available before the November election, so if you're going to buy this series, be sure to look out for it pretty much every week in October. This is one series that I'm looking forward to!

I was going to reveal my own political views in this blog entry, but I thought that, in the spirit of the limited series, I'll only reveal them incrementally as each issue comes out. However, most of you already know that I'm prolife because of my posts on the Comic Strip Club forum. If you didn't know that before, you know now! ;-)

Oh, and one last thing: On Monday, Heroes comes back!

YES! YES! YES!!! (hopping around like a schoolgirl)

I so totally LOVE that show! And I will be giving reviews of each episode! Life is good! Especially if you're a nerd!

Have a great weekend, gang!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Out for a couple of days, will try to be back on Thursday

Gang,

I'm going to need to be away for a couple of days, but I'll try to get back to posting on Thursday. I'll explain later. In the meantime, take care.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Super cool communication gear

Check this out! The computer and electronics engineers that we have in my "universe" are working on something a lot similar to what is described in this story! Talk about art imitating life! What my engineers hope to do is have a communication set-up where I wouldn't need my cellphone. I'll forward this article to them so that perhaps they can touch base.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Menage a3 comic

I'll be following the comic Menage a3 because it is so unusual and unique. It's drawn in a style that is a combination of Japanese Manga art and Archie Comics. I LOVE the facial expressions! And DiDi - damn! That girl is bigger than I am! I'll be e-mailing the creator sometime soon so that I can see about perhaps doing some kind of cross-over, since two of the cast are comics fans - and of course, so am I. ;-)

I can so relate to Mika and DiDi!

I can so totally relate to Mika and DiDi on the difficulties of finding the right sized bra! U go, girl!

http://comicstripclub.com/comics/2008-09-10-my%20LHC%20goes.jpeg

Monday, September 8, 2008

Question regarding the potential health problems of those with super abilities

One question came in asking basically whether people (in my "universe", of course) with super abilities can get such things as cancer or diseases. The answer is yes, absolutely. While most of those with super abilities have some degree of speed healing (including myself), we can still succumb to various diseases, most often related to our super conditions. In order to better explain our vulnerability to certain medical conditions, we must first discuss the origins of super abilities.

Theorists and scientists on superhuman physiology have two competing theories related to the origins of super abilities. Some say that they are the next step in the evolutionary ladder, while others say that it's a genetic mutation. There has been no set acceptance of either theory, because successful pairings of a human and a superhuman very rarely result in an offspring that has a super ability. Usually only pairings of two superhumans result in a superhuman child. The very low success rate for a human/superhuman pairing suggests a genetic incapatability, but if that incapatability is due to the superhuman's genetically enhanced DNA, or if it's due to a genetic mutation, no one has yet agreed. So basically, more studies are necessary.

That there are very few superhumans suggest that it is very difficult for them reproduce. Also, many of them die young - there are very few elderly superhumans, because so many of us live dangerous lives that end in our untimely demise, or because of health complications related to their super condition. For instance, those with super speed have to be cautious of wounds in which bleeding results. Depending on the speedster, they could literally bleed to death in less than a second - much faster than the fastest EMT could treat them. Those with super strength often take stupid risks with great weights that they discover to actually be beyond their ability to handle, and thus they are often crushed by the very weight that they sought to lift, because there was not another super strength person nearby, or heavy lifting mechanical equipment was not available when needed.

Cancer in superhumans is almost always fatal, as there is practically no research on superhuman cancers, because there are very few super humans. Such cancers are almost always immune to treatments that would help normal human cancers. In order to understand superhuman cancers, the origins of superhuman abilities must be discovered, and as stated previously, that is still being debated. Thus, if a superhuman's super immune system is unable to combat the cancer, then virtually nothing else can.

And last, for those with invulnerable skin, internal bleeding is always fatal if they don't have speed healing. EMTs are unable to cut through their skin to stop any internal bleeding. There are, of course, many other examples of health hazards related to super abilities and super conditions, but I think I at least provided a good start of how superhumans can be as vulnerable as humans to cancer and disease.

Friday, September 5, 2008

New pin-up art!

Get ready, folks! Here's Hap's commission work!






















WAHOOO! I'm hot! Isn't it awesome?

For those of you interested in commission work from Hap, here's the website that he illustrates for: Comic Strip Club

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A discussion over the weekend

The following discussion took place at a party I went to over the weekend. The conversation below, of course, is edited to remove any unrelated topics, and also to edit out such things as "Excuse me, I have to go to the bathroom". Otherwise, it's mostly verbatim.

Dude #1 (D1): So what do you do again?
Me: I blog.

D1: Blog? As in writing?
Me: Yes.

D1: So what - a blog is like a diary, right?
Me: It can be, but I think my readers would eventually get tired of me saying stuff like "Today I'm happy, because..." or "Today I'm sad, because..." That's teenage stuff.

D1: So uh, what do you write about?
Me: Mostly about superhero comics, or movies, although I'll talk about other stuff.

D1: Comics? People would read a blog about comics?
Me: When was the last time you read comics?

D1: Geez, when I was like 9.
Me: Well, there's all kinds of blogs AND websites on comics. It's a huge business.

D1: I didn't know that.
Me: Yes, and I still read them. I just love those kinds of stories. I always have.

D1: Kid at heart, eh?
Me: You might say that.

D1: What's your blog's name?
Me: "Busty Superhero Chick"

D1: Whu-? "Busty"?
Me: Yeah. As in "big boobs".

D1: You write about superheros with big boobs?
Me: Some of the time. Not all of the time. That'd get boring like writing about my feelings.

D1: Hm, I don't think your male readers would get tired of it.
Me: Oh, they would too. They just wouldn't admit it, because otherwise they'd be afraid that I'd stop talking about them!

D1: What do you say - about them?
Me: What CAN I say? They're boobs. They're big. They can get heavy after awhile. I can cause accidents just by bending over. Stuff like that.

D1: So why did you name your blog "Busty Superhero Chick" if you weren't going to talk about boobs all the time?
Me: It's just a catchy name so that my readers will remember it. It's a gimmick, basically. And it works. You'll remember the name now, right?

D1: Uh, yes I will. Okay, I see your point.
Me: And besides, boobs are magnets. I still don't know why, but I can't deny that they work like magnets.

D1: What do you mean you don't know why?
Me: Well, like any woman would say, they're just boobs! That's it!

D1: You mean you really don't know why dudes dig boobs?
Me: Oh, I know it's a sexuality thing. I get that. I just don't know why guys make such a big deal over them. Of course, some men like legs, others like hair, and so forth. Men are attracted to the visual. I understand that part.

D1: But...?
Me: But to me, they're still just boobs!

D1: I suppose it's a guy thing.
Me: Yeah, it is. At the same time, you guys probably don't know why women make such a big deal over shoes.

D1: I do notice that there's a lot more women's shoes stores than men's shoes.
Me: And we make a big deal over clothes. And the hair. It's a vanity thing.

D1: A chick thing.
Me: Yeah, I guess you can call it that.

D1: Well, you're right.
Me: About what?

D1: Dudes don't get that part about women and shoes and fashion and so forth. It's why you all spend so much time getting ready.
Me: And yet you wouldn't be attracted to us if we dressed like slobs.

D1: I suppose not. Makes us even, I guess.
Me: Not quite. We outspend you guys many times over on the clothes and shoes we buy, and stuff like shampoo and cosmetics.

D1: Uh, I'm sorry?
Me: Well, it's not exactly your fault. Ladies dress pretty much for other ladies as we do for the men. Most men wouldn't care so much whether something I wore was made of cotton or rayon so long as I looked good in it - and yet if I have one top that doesn't quite go with its bottom, the ladies spot it right away.

D1: Say, is this blog of yours for women, or for everybody?
Me: For everyone.

D1: Okay, then you probably shouldn't talk too much about clothes or fashion on your blog, because you'd bore the dudes. Bad enough that we have to sit and wait while you all try on dozens of outfits - to talk about clothes and fashion too much in your blog would only remind the dudes of that.
Me: Ha! Okay, good point! I'll keep that in mind!

D1: Say, I gotta run. Thanks for an interesting conversation.
Me: No prob. And thanks for listening. Oh, and read my blog!

D1: Will do.
Me: What's the name of it again?

D1: Uh, Busty Superhero Chicks
Me: No, just chick. Singular.

D1: Right. Got it. I'll check it out.
Me: Thanks. See ya.

Friday, August 29, 2008

New poll: Sarah Palin

Jinkies! It's a girl! John McCain picks Sarah Palin to be his running mate. Good move or not? Vote in my new poll.

By the way, I ditched the other poll, since it seems that I was the only one playing WoW.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The LOLBat!

Over at the PVP website is a new feature for its webcomic called the LOLBat. He's a superhero that speaks in text messaging abbreviation lingo (thus the name "LOLBat")! It's hilarious! Click here to read the start of this storyline, then follow the storyline after that. I may start posting at their forum. I wonder if it's possible to do a crossover with LOLBat so that we can have a team-up? I'd love that.

Here's his first appearance:


Monday, August 25, 2008

On the issue of commenting under alternate names

I was going to do some catch-up today, but I'll put that off until tomorrow to touch upon something that I must address before this goes on any further, and that is the practice of posting under alternate names, or alts for short.

I didn’t want to do anything to discourage any of you from sending comments to me – and in truth I still don’t, as comments are a big part of blogging, but there simply has been too many comments from alts filling up my mailbox. Over the weekend, I had 32 comments mostly from alts! And as much as I want to believe that Austin Powers and Power Girl read my blog, I’d much prefer to develop a rapport with real people instead of fictional ones.

This also goes for something that I’ve mentioned before: Don’t create any alts of my name. While I'm flattered that you think that highly of me, there's one main reason why I'd prefer that you not make any variations of "Andromeda" or "Busty Superhero Chick": I don't want it to be said that I am "sock-puppeting" - that is, I don't want anyone to think that I'm creating all these alternate identities of myself just so that I can build myself up by commenting on my own blog. The same could be said for all those other alts – that I was “sock-puppeting” just to build myself up.

If I get any further comments from alternates of myself or anyone else, I won’t post them, so please don’t waste your time. In truth, all those alternate names are a distraction anyway, as I can’t tell how many readers I actually have. From the looks of it, I probably have only a few true readers who are posting under numerous alts, and it makes it difficult to know who is who. As much as I’d like to think that I have that many fans, my ego doesn’t need to be fed by an artificial means of alts. And besides, I want all my fans to be real! So please – no more alts. I want to know the real you!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Notes for the weekend

Wow! Friday came before I knew it! I'll be away for the weekend, and I'll return to posting on Monday. Some notes before I go:

1.) I was going to respond to some comments before today, but over the course of the week, I got a lot more comments than I thought! I'll work on responses for Monday.

2.) Me and the creative crew haven't got back together about the CSC storyline. We'll try again in the weekend.

3.) I'll post a new poll on Monday. The issue seems to be pretty much settled in both polls.

4.) I'll also work on discussing COMICS next week. I want to touch up on my take on DC's Final Crisis and Marvel's Secret Invasion

Have a great weekend, kiddies!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Comic Strip Club strip on the abortion debate





















The above is from a webcomic called Comic Strip Club.

I don't think I've ever seen the abortion debate explained in this way. Bravo, CSC.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A few quick notes

Sorry that I didn't post yesterday. I had a busy day. However, this does bring up a good time to mention that, while I'll try to post something every day, I probably won't be able to do it. I'm technically still new to blogging, and have kept at it mainly through my blogging mentor, who's been guiding me through this process. By the way, I call him Yoda. ;-)

Anyway, look for me to post probably on an average of 4 to 5 days for a given week. I'll try to at least keep that pace. If I haven't posted on a certain day, don't panic! Either I'm busy with something in real life, or I might not have had the inspiration to post something that day. But I'll try to not go longer than two days without posting. If I have to be away for longer than that, I'll let you know beforehand, and when I expect to get back.

As for all the comments I had waiting for me, I'll try to answer them as soon as I can. My mailbox was pretty full, and it's going to take me a bit to sort through them all.

Who could play me in a movie?

I think I've found one possibility to play me in a movie. It's the Paraguayan Olympian who caused a brief sensation during the Opening Ceremonies. Her name is Leryn Franco, and here's a pic of her:





















She's smokin'! Of course, I'm open to other suggestions, but she's a good start!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Q & A: Response to a comment about my abilities

Let’s go ahead and take care of a little business by answering one of the comments that was sent to me. I thought that it’d be better to answer here in case others of you had the same questions/observations about what I’ve said about myself so far. Here’s the original comment in its entirety:

“So far from what I've read you are extremely powerful. You have super strength, heightened senses; you can fly fast. You have super healing. Your costume is tear resistant, so that so horny guys won’t drool after battling you. In your previous posts, you stated because of your athletic build you are probably flexible as well. And finally you perfect hand-eye coordination and reflexes allows to you evade any attack in all directions. In light on a better word you are perfect. But when developing your stories (which you are working on now) its important to add the human element as well. Sure its fun beating the crap out of bad guys and gals (yes I said GALS, 'cause it would be boring if your battles were one sided), but on the other hand you have a real life to deal with. Getting good grades in school, dealing with bullies without revealing your secret identity, and trying to show your true feeling to the one you really care about. Now I'm not saying to make the comic series super serious (please don't hurt me because I used a pun), but remember to keep it real and believable. Take care.”

First, thanks for a long, thoughtful response. You bring up some very good questions worth a good response, and I hope to give it here. Let’s go ahead and take them in order.

I do have super strength, heightened senses, and super healing. But I do not have Superman level powers, or even Wonder Woman. Not even She Hulk. Probably the closest I get to is Donna Troy level powers. The super healing is necessary for someone of super strength because of all the stresses that we put our bodies under by lifting the great weights that we do. In fact, in my “universe”, the stronger the superhuman, the greater his or her speed healing is. Thus, it’s no accident that, in my universe, the strongest folks also have the fastest healing powers, and that’s what makes them so difficult to take down.

My heightened senses are largely due to having a physique that is several steps up from the normal human physique of a woman my height and build. That also explains the faster eye/hand coordination and my flexibility. Those of us with such physiques also have these heightened senses/coordination/flexibility. The odd thing in my universe is that it is the super women who have this faster eye/hand coordination much more so than the men. My guess is that it’s because women’s muscles don’t get bulky like men’s muscles do. There are other super women who can move as fast as I can, and some are even faster.

For the super men, because they have all that bulky mass, it’s much harder for them to move fast like super women do. Of course, the advantage the men have is that they are much stronger. The strongest super woman in my universe (and it’s not me) is nowhere near as strong as the strongest super man. So even though I can dodge the slow, plodding punches thrown by super men, they can take the numerous punches that I throw at them because they are that much stronger (not to mention that they also heal faster). It’s a challenge that I’m still working on.

As for my costume, finding a tear resistant costume became necessary because of what I discovered from my very first super battle. And for us super ladies, we need these tear resistant costumes, because in this day and age of camera phones and YouTube, we are a short step away from being splashed all over the Internet showing off what we didn’t want to show off. And even though they are tear resistant, it’s not impossible to tear. Whether that happens in the stories – you will just have to wait and see. ;-) Anyway, the experience I went through in my first battle told me right away what us super ladies are going to need if we are going to do the hero thing, and I hope to make it a line of fashion later. In summary, we super ladies are going to need a durable costume if we are going to do the hero thing without becoming exhibitionists every time we do battle.

And last, I am not perfect. Far from it. I only need to get slapped around by one of my most annoying opponents to bring me back to earth (and you’ll meet her later). Even though I have super powers, I am still very human. I have feelings, and I have hopes and dreams, and I deal with adversity like any human does. Granted, the temptations of a super person are different and greater than normal folks, but it’s still temptation nonetheless, and we are just as prone to mistakes in judgment in the face of those temptations just like anyone else. It’s this part of my life that I hope makes my stories “real and believable”.

Thanks for your commentary. You really made me think about how I should respond. I hope I answered your observations to your satisfaction.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Update and such

Hey, how's it going?

I saw all the comments that were waiting for me. Holy smoke! I'll try to respond to them, probably tomorrow. However, I do have one request: Please don't create any alternate versions of my name when you make your responses.

While I'm flattered that you think that highly of me, there's one main reason why I'd prefer that you not make any variations of "Andromeda" or "Busty Superhero Chick": I don't want it to be said that I am "sock-puppeting" - that is, I don't want anyone to think that I'm creating all these alternate identities of myself just so that I can build myself up by commenting on my own blog.

I went ahead and posted the two alternate Andromedas' comments, but I won't after that. Nor will I post any comments of variations of "Busty Superhero Chick", or of the other characters that will appear in my comic later. I'm that determined to make sure that others don't think that I'm sock-puppeting. Please understand how important it is to me to do this right. So if you want your comment to appear, use another name besides copies or variations of my own. And besides, I'd rather get to know you all under your own IDs instead of clones of me.

Next, me and my creative team ran into some questions on how we're going to end the storyline that we worked on over the weekend. Not quite a dispute, but more of a disagreement. We'll work on it. I'll keep you all updated.

Thanks, guys. Catch you later.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Brief note for the weekend

Okay troops, I won't be posting over the weekend as me and my creative team are going to work on a storyline for the Comic Strip Club website. I WILL be back on Monday. However, feel free to vote on both my polls, as well as send any other comments or observations about the blog entries that I've made already. Just understand that I won't be responding until Sunday night at the earliest, as my team gets cracking on the most awesome storyline evah! :-D

Have a great weekend!

Andromeda

From my e-mail: Wapsi Square comic strip










A female friend of mine e-mailed a link to the cartoon above, asking if that's ever happened to me. (What a friend, eh?) It's from a webcomic called Wapsi Square. To answer her question, I did once "bust" (pun sort of intended) out of my top, but not because of a sneeze. It's because your standard, off-the-rack (no pun intended) bra is not designed for a woman with super strength. On my very first super battle, I swung so hard at this guy that I sent him flying into a brick wall, kayo-ing him "Street Fighter" style. I even heard the words "Super Combo did it! Kayo!" playing in my head! :-D

What enjoyment I could get out of it was robbed by the fact that the sheer force of my swing caused my boobs to jerk so violently that my department-store-purchased bra broke, and my tank top along with it, very much like the woman in the cartoon above. That never happens in the comics, so I never expected something like that to occur. That's a lesson for us super ladies on the difference on what happens in the comics vs. what happens in real life.

A good thing did come out of this experience. I made my own bra with materials created by a friend of mine, and this bra (as well as the hotpants that I wear under my skirt) is virtually impossible to tear. I can't tell you what material that is, because it's still in the process of being patented. However, no matter how fierce the battle, my bathing suit body parts are always going to be covered, even if my costume gets torn to shreds. The downside of this is that the material is damned expensive, which is why I haven't made my whole costume out of this material.

Anyway, once the patent goes through, my friend is going to work on making a less expensive version of the material so that we can market it to the super ladies. I want to start a line of fashion for super women, because we're proportioned differently than the average woman, so we can't exactly get our clothes at the local Target's. We may be able to punch men through brick walls, but it doesn't mean that we don't want to look like ladies doing it! I really believe that there's a market for such a line of fashion. It might be how I'll have to make my income, since the hero thing is generally done for free.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Q&A: How do I get someone to like me?

Time for another Q & A session from questions that I’ve received in person and by e-mail. This time around, I’m answering a relationship question. Apparently, being a superhero qualifies me to answer such questions. ;-)

Question: How do I get this girl to like me?


Answer: If you really thought about it, “making someone like you” is actually a contradiction. Thing is, you can’t “get” anyone to like you. There’s no magic or pheromone or other shortcut that can substitute for someone liking you and even loving you out of their own free will. And there’s nothing better, nothing more genuine, either. True love is given out of free will and free choice. The best thing to do is to work on you. First, take care of basic things like hygiene and appearance. In other words, be clean and dress nice. Would you like to be around a stinky slob? You would think that this is a given, but I’ve seen too many stinky slobs in my day.

Next, work on your personality. Before I continue, let me make something clear here: I am NOT saying for you to be something that you’re not. That’s the worst thing you can do. Rather, work on your attitude and outlook on life. If you’re a downer, you’re not a pleasant person to be around. We have enough unpleasant people in the world. To help improve your outlook on life, work on doing something you like doing.

This part is going to take some work to figure out, because each person is different, but basically, find out what it is that you like doing, and get better at it. If you’re an artist, work on your art to be as best that you can be. If you like sports, learn how the game is played so that you can be good at playing it or talking about it. Learning such skills helps you to develop and grow as a person, because you learn such things as patience and discipline to be better at what it is that you like to do. And, most importantly, you might find someone with the same interest. Talking with someone with the same interest helps to give each of you something to talk about.

Of course, there’s much more that I can say here, but doing the above should help put you on your way. And if I can add one other thing: Dudes, to impress the ladies, learn how to dance. I don’t mean learn every kind of dance there is, but at get-togethers in which there is music playing, dancing is a good way to meet the ladies. You usually see ladies dancing together because there aren’t enough men to ask. You can help solve that problem, as well as make yourself known to the ladies, by learning how to dance.

If you don’t know how to dance, ask a female family member or female friend or acquaintance. Or see if your local community college offers classes on dancing. Anyway, if you can do all three of these things, then you won’t have to worry so much about “making someone like you”, because you will already be likeable. So that’s the final lesson to take away from this: To “get” someone to like you, you have to BE likable.

In regards to the ladies being likable to the men, there are a few pointers I can bring up as well. First, just like men can be jerks, so can women. Yes, there are female jerks. One way is to be late for a date. If the date is at 7, be ready at 6:30. There’s very little more inconsiderate than making your date wait half an hour or more. Also, understand this: men aren’t women, and they don’t think like women. Most men don’t analyze every thought, every mood, every emotion, and every statement like many women do. If he says something like “You look great”, don’t take it as him hiding something or holding back on his true feelings – most likely, he really means it. Accept it as a compliment that it likely is and enjoy it.

Also, you’re going to be nervous, but so is he. And unlike women, he doesn’t talk to his buddies about his feelings or fears, so he’s not going to be as adept at discussing his feelings like you are. Men live in a different culture than we do, and they have their own language and customs. In other words, don’t interpret what they say and do under a female lens, because what men say and do are for different reasons and motivations. If you learn that one lesson about men, you’ll go a long way in being able to talk to them.

One way to learn about how men think is to learn to enjoy sports. Just like learning to dance helps men with the ladies, women learning to like sports helps women with the gents. You could try to enjoy the “holy trinity” of football, baseball, and basketball, but if you had to pick just one, then football is your best bet. Talk to male family members or male friends and acquaintances to learn about football or other sports.


Nearly every male in the world likes some sport, and if you can master sports lingo, then you’re more than halfway there to understanding how men think and talk. And if you need incentive to watch sports, some of the players are darn good looking – but don’t bring that up with your male buddies, because they don’t see the players in that way. Oh, if men were this emotionally invested in their women like they are for their sports team...! Well, I think there'd be fewer problems between men and women! ;-)

Okay, I think that pretty much covers everyone. I hope this helps you all. Feel free to add other pointers.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Busty Cartoon Babes pt. 2

Just 'cause I promised Freelancer, here is another poll of busty cartoon babes. This time around, we have Disney's Jasmine, Jessica Rabbit, and Tinkerbell just for the heck of it.


China uses girl's singing voice, but not the girl!

This news story out of China has me furious! The girl on the left has a wonderful singing voice, but because she isn't pretty like the girl on the right, they only used her voice and let the other girl lip sync at the opening ceremonies! How MEAN!!!

I hope one of the news organizations finds this girl and lets her sing for them! I bet the U.S. would fall in love with her! Grrr! I'm so mad!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Stuff to know about me if you're going to draw me

Okay, artists - here's some stuff to know about me if you're going to draw me:

1. I'm 6 foot 1, so I'm very tall.

2. I'm also very long legged.

3. My hair is also very long, reaching down to my butt.

4. My build is best described as "athletic", which basically means that my muscle tone is very firm.

5. And last, I'm very busty (but I think you probably figured that out already).

I ask that you try to keep the costume's design and color scheme pretty much to what's in the artworks below, but if you feel that something about it would look better with "this or that", let me know. I like to give the artists a little flexibility for creative tweaking so long as it isn't a radical departure from what I want the costume to have.

The bottom is a skirt that hangs loose. It's so loose that if I twirl, it will flare out. I'm letting you know that in case you have a pose in which it's supposed to be windy. Underneath the skirt, I wear white "hotpants" - something that covers most of my butt instead of the "wedgie-wear" that a lot of female superheroes have nowadays. The hotpants are like what cheerleaders wear, just so that you have an idea.

And just so you know, my eyes are blue, my hair is a "caramel candy" brown (but if you make it a darker brown, that's fine), and I have a cleft in my chin.

Here's a link to my blog entry in which I bring up a little about myself and what powers I have. That's in case you want to do art in which I am actually doing something other than just standing there looking awesome. ;-)

I have two artworks below that were done by others - one detailed, in case you like to draw art with detail, and one more stylish like a Disney cartoon. If you draw in Manga style, that's cool, too. In fact, I'm curious on how I'd look Manga style.

And last, my e-mail is in my profile so that you can send your art there.

If you have any questions, let me know. I'm so excited!




Sunday, August 10, 2008

The abuse of DC Comics' Mary Marvel

Now let's look at how DC is treating poor Mary Marvel. Here's some pics that chronicle her changes:

Good Mary Marvel:


















Transitional Mary Marvel:




















Evil Mary Marvel:
















You may ask, "What the hell happened to her??" Here's the situation that led to this sad turn of events: Way back about a couple of years ago, Mary Marvel (MM from here on) was out in her white costume doing the hero bit like she's always done. She was high above the ocean near a Mexican beach fighting it out with some weird harpy-looking creature, when her power left her in a clap of thunder like the one that gives her her power when she says the magic word. Suddenly depowered, she plummeted into the ocean, screaming "SHAZAM!" all the way down, to no avail. The next time we saw her, it was almost a year later, and she was in a hospital in a coma. When she finally came to, she found out that she was de-powered.

At the time that she got depowered, her brother Billy Batson was (and is) now the head dude in charge of the Shazam magic. The question that has yet to be answered is: would it have killed him to give his sister some freakin' warning that he was about to take away her power? Couldn't he wait 5 seconds for her to land on the ground first?

And he could have done that, by the way. How do I know this? Because when MM had gotten Black Adam's power later, THEN - only THEN - did he call her to the Rock of Eternity (home of the Shazam magic)! If he could call her then, why couldn't he call her before depowering her while high in the sky over the ocean?

I find it unbelievable that Billy could be that monumentally inconsiderate of his sister. Allegedly, he's supposed to be a good guy, but good guys don't depower their sisters while they're high in the sky, dammit! Which is why I found the storyline to be unbelievable. All Billy managed to do is create a supervillain that didn't need to exist.

It just doesn't seem logical that Billy would treat his own sister in such an uber-jerkish manner. It's been established that Billy and Mary have a good sibling relationship, and this sudden thoughtlessness on Billy's part just doesn't make sense. The whole storyline seems entirely manufactured just to give an excuse to make MM a villain. At the very least, Billy could have healed Mary from the coma. She could have been killed - and for what? See? It's stupid! I can't see Billy doing that to his only blood relative!

All that DC Comics has accomplished is ruin one of their characters for no good reason. So it's not Billy that owes an explanation, it's DC Comics. Seeing as how the deed is already done, all they can do now is to let MM keep her Black Adam powers so as to keep her powered beyond Billy's reach. It's also a way for her to protest his inexcusable behavior. But rather than the ridiculous costume and hair that she has now, she should wear the black costume and her regular hair. That way, she's still hot. She can also be a bit dark, and grim. No more Pollyanna - she could instead be the female version of Wolverine. Being droppd outta the sky will do that to a person's outlook on life.

The only good coming out of Evil Mary Marvel is that, if she ever became good again, she could easily qualify to join the ranks of Busty Superhero Women, because in the bottom pic, she looks like she's also gained a few cup sizes as well. In fact, maybe that can be the means of luring her back to the side of angels.

I've give my pitch to her: Mary, how would you like to join my little informal group of Busty Superhero Chicks? You'll join an elite crowd, and a lifetime supply of smiley-face temporary tattoos to slap on your boob. You just need to come back to the company of heroes. And go back to the black costume, please; if for no other reason than to piss off your brother. And that hair. Yeesh. Please grow your brown hair back. Maybe the beautiful brown hair you had can be made to magically grow back. Anyway, my offer's open - you just have to get off the destructive path that you're currently on. I'll be waiting.

New Poll: Which Busty Disney Babe is hotter?

So which Busty Disney Babe is hotter: Pocahontas or Esmeralda? It's time to settle the question for all time, and my blog is the place to do it!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

And now for some new pin-up art of me!

You saw a sneak preview of some new pin-up art of me in my new blog banner. Now check out the rest of it!





















I love it love it love it! Damn, I'm hot! :-D

If there is ever any animation done of me and my stories, this is how I want to look! The artist's name is Daniel Leon. I had hoped that he would send me a website of his work, but I haven't heard from him yet. But when I do, I will immediately post his site address here, because he deserves recognition!

By the way, if any of you artists are interested in doing pin-up art of me, let me know. I love comics and all that's involved in the process of making them, and if I can get artists to make pin-ups of me, then all the better!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Red Hulk vs. Thor poll results

Since the issue of Red Hulk vs. Thor is alread out, the poll is moot. Here's the final results:

Red Hulk - 4 (30%)
Thor - 9 (70%)

Since it was pretty much a given that Red Hulk would win because this was a Hulk title, I SHOULD have asked who SHOULD win in Red Hulk vs. Thor. But still, like I said in my previous blog entry, the way the battle played out was pretty crappy. I was disappointed.

Coming up next will be the wonderful art in my new banner. Isn't it awesome? :-)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Red Hulk vs. Thor issue finally out

The issue of Hulk with Red Hulk fighting Thor finally came out yesterday, and I'm about to give my take on it. But first...

*****SPOILER ALERT!!!*****

If you have not read Hulk #5 with Red Hulk vs. Thor and don't want to know what happens next, STOP READING NOW! You have been warned!

Well, I knew that since it was a Hulk title, Red Hulk (RH) was going to win. However, I think it was a far, far too easy a victory for RH. Yeah, he's freakishly strong, but so is the Green Hulk, and he's had his clock cleaned by Thor before! And that was before Thor had the Odinpower!

Here's my take: Thor is a warrior with centuries more experience in battle than the RH. And all that before he had the Odinpower. Now Thor has all that strength, Odinpower, AND his hammer Mjolnir. This battle should have been much, much more extensive. How long has RH been the RH? Maybe weeks at most. Surely he's still adapting to his new bulk and strength level.

One could also argue that Thor is still adjusting to being alive again and having the Odinpower, but Thor has had much more time adjusting to having the Odinpower than the RH has had being the RH. One could also argue that this was Thor's first real battle since returning to life, so maybe he's a little rusty.

That's the only reason that I can see this battle going so quickly. But even with rust, this battle should have lasted longer, because Thor has that much more experience in battle than does RH. This is especially the case if RH ends up being Doc Samson as it seems to be leading to. While Doc also has battle experience, it's nowhere near Thor's battle experience; plus, battle is not Doc's main thing anyway. Whatever Doc gained from being RH should not have been enough to allow him to beat Thor so quickly.

And last, for RH to actually grab Mjolnir - AND to wield it against Thor?? - sacrilege!!! ;-)

It just ain't right! Goes against everything we've been brought up with about Thor and his magic hammer! Well, at the end, Thor swears revenge, and I'm sure he'll get it now that his first post-resurrection super battle is out of the way.

Next time I'm going to discuss poor Mary Marvel and ask why DC is so determined to trash the poor girl. Each time they show her, I get more and more pissed off. If you ask me, she should sue.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Star Wars Holiday Special

I found this the other day. It's called the Star Wars Holiday Special, and it came out in 1978, not long after the first Star Wars came out. According to this Wikipedia article, it was known for being really bad. I tried to watch it, and friend - I barely got a third of the way. I just couldn't sit there and let brain cells die. What was George Lucas thinking?

And to think that this special had all the main cast members from the movie in it. I think they did it only because they were still new in Hollywood, and if they didn't do it, they probably were told they wouldn't work in that town again. Luckily, their careers didn't suffer from being in this special, because they went on to make two other Star Wars movies. Word of warning, friends: In addition to killing brain cells, it might also cause sterility.

By the way folks, this is my 50th blog entry! Yay me!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Red Hulk vs. Thor again

I was about to take down my blog poll about Red Hulk vs Thor due to inactivity, but I noticed that I had a mini-splurge in votes. So I'll keep it up a little longer in case I get any more votes. So far, it looks like most of you agree with me that Thor should win. Of course, since it's a Hulk title, somehow Red Hulk will win. That way, the Green Hulk will be the one to beat Red Hulk later. Surely Green Hulk can't go down that easily. Also, since Red Hulk is an infrared Hulk and Green Hulk is a gamma Hulk, is there going to be a ultraviolet Purple Hulk or other Hulks of the light spectrum?

By the way, when the hell is that book coming out??? They're going to make ME hulk out!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Adam Hughes again

From the mailbag again, about Adam Hughes art again. One of my readers sent me a link to this blog page entry. It shows just how much ol' AH! (the signature on his art) loves Power Girl.

Friday, August 1, 2008

From the mailbag: Adam Hughes art

This is going to be the start of a regular feature I'll call "From the mailbag". These will be from e-mails that I've been sent. Usually they ask questions about superheroing or being a superhero, but other times they'll send art - especially if it's about boobs. A few are a bit - how shall we say - risque, but some are cute.

The art below is by an artist named Adam Hughes. Hughes is one artist that I'd LOVE for him to draw me. Amanda Conner is the other (you saw some of her work in the previous blog entry).





















Isn't it cute? This art is also an example of how simple pencil art can be SO expressive. With just a few lines, he's managed to give the feeling of depth and volume and shape and form. Power Girl looks like she's really messing with quite a handful (two handfuls, actually) keeping the "ladies" from - ahem - busting out. In addition to PG, he's also known for drawing Wonder Woman and Catwoman - but judging by all the sketches of PG that I've seen, he seems to hold a special place in his heart for her. Awwwww.....

Anyway, if any of you know Adam Hughes or Amanda Conner, let them know that I'd like them to do a drawing of me. Or if Adam or Amanda happen to be reading my blog - give it some thought - pleeeeease??? I'll be your best friend if you did! :-D