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.

6 comments:

Freelancer said...

That's right do the freelance thing! Or you could get a Tech Support job for $15 to $18 an hour ($28,800 to $34,560 salary). That could pay for the material for your super suit. Or have the specs for the suit sent to India or China. I visited Hong Kong back in 2006, and man I have to tell you - the Chinese really know how to make nice suits. Way above standard.

Busty Superhero Chick said...

Thanks, Freelancer. When we get to that point, we'll look into having this stuff made overseas. But first, the patent, then we'll go from there. :-)

Freelancer said...

So true. Cover your back first, therefore you aren't screwed in the end. Just make sure it doesn't have a cape. Why? Cuts down on wind resistance. Also its because of this.

Busty Superhero Chick said...

I LOVE The Incredibles! It's easily in my top 5 favorite movies, if not the top 3!

freelancer said...

I agree the film was done very well. Funny, exciting, and had an excellent story. I remember renting the DVD two years ago, and watching the commentary between Mr. Incredible and Frezone on the crappy kiddie cartoon after the Superhero law was passed. OMG! I loved Samuel L. Jackson's bitching on how crappy the animation was.

Susan Chan said...

So, I'm guessing the material you have used from your friend is a textile professional. Ummm..how do you go about your day without tripping over your hair?