Friday, August 15, 2008
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.