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Was thinking about various lawyerly discussions about the problems with superheroes testifying in secret identity. . .those would go double if the superhero was a vigilante, unauthorized by the authorities.
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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Zoning, of course, would be interesting in trying to deal with any super in a city not designed for supers.

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Mar. 27th, 2017 09:32 pm
marycatelli: (God Speed)
So what sort of government DO they have?

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Was contemplating it after Team-ups and Crossovers, where one super world has child superheroes, and one doesn't (though, some states let you do some limited stuff at sixteen).

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
The thing about the man in the iron mask is the rather weak reasons for locking the man down that severely and not, oh, slipping some poison in his soup.

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marycatelli: (Galahad)
So there's this new superhero -- made according to his world, and so a product of mad science, not to say a victim of mad scientists --

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marycatelli: (Gibson Girl)
Here comes the circus.  Here comes the cops.  To harass them of course. . . though, in this universe, where superheroes are just getting started, they have more than usual reason.

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marycatelli: (God Speed)
Was contemplating this and that and thought of another reason why, in urban fantasy, the werewolves and vampires and whatnot might be living in secrecy among us.

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marycatelli: (Cat)
I was playing with two ideas for urban fantasy, both about justifying the masquerade.  Why would very powerful magic beings hid from the modern world?  When they are also often the sort who would play chicken. . . .

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marycatelli: (Roman Campagna)
looking at The Grimnoir Chronicles -- and superhero world-building.

Ah, an explanation of why superpowers appeared when they did! A combination sort of fantasy/superhero/SF sort of reason. I note that this reason was not only integral to the plot, it was the driving force behind it. The complications of world-building is that sometimes it has to drive the story.

Also liked the very realistic treatment of people's reactions. On one hand, the fear of the powers, on the other hand the freedom of the Actives. . . though no one pointed out that if they can control people who can throw around tanks and the like, what can they do to Normals?
marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Step one was create a superhero.

Step two was make him a fugitive from the law.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Was philosophically contemplating How Superpowered People Would Change the World again and thought -- hmm -- the Assassins are indeed dangerous -- but --
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marycatelli: (God Speed)
So I observed at one point that a status in a land is granted by the king. . . .

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
Man, the wizards in Harry Potter are really missing chances to improve their forensics.  Or, at the very least, to wring Dark Magic practitioners dry of their secrets.
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marycatelli: (Roman Campagna)
In the DC universe, they've gotten around the problem of superheroes testifying in masks.  They passed a Constitutional amendment.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Was pondering some of the differences between being experimented on by a mad scientist, and by an evil corporation R&D department (or a secret conspiracy's, or a government bureau's), that do not affect the meta-origins of superheroes produced that way. . . .

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