In Q & A, a weekly feature of Fantastic Fangirls, we ask our staff to tackle a simple question — then open the floor to comments.
If you became a superhero (or villain), how would you acquire your superpowers?
A little while ago my Twitter feed nominated me as Most Likely To Be A Sleeper Agent. I could answer this question, but then I’d have to kill you.
I’m pretty sure I would download them when I got a DM on Twitter that said, “Find out what everybody is saying about you!” I’d click the link, go to the page, and be infected by superpowers.
Basically, I need to learn to remember not click on those things. But if they were awesome superpowers, maybe it would be worth it.
Jennifer is currently on hiatus.
Well, despite massive effort during puberty, I did not develop mutant powers. I tried, I really, really tried. In secret, of course — whenever asked, I swore up and down that I wanted NO superpowers, thankyouverymuch, as they all came with too much trouble attached. But I tried.
I did the squinting-and-thinking-really-hard thing that one sees in movies and television. When I worked on the custodial crew in college, I would try with mighty effort to move objects in the deserted hallways of the academic buildings at night. But no mutant powers arrived.
If I ever do get superpowers, at this late juncture, I have no idea how they might come to pass.
So what about you? If you became a superhero (or villain), how would you acquire your superpowers?