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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Meme Answers!

And we're done! I hope you enjoy them.

My 10 characters:

1. Scott Summers (X-Men)
Because uptight schemers are funny
2. Guy Gardner (Green Lantern Corps)
A mainstay!
3. Gambit (X-Men)
Because I love to mock.
4. Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
As she's just awesome.
5. Bren Cameron (C.J. Cherryh's Foreigner series)
Because I believe in picking one obscure character each time I do this. Expands your horizons. :-P
6. Alex Summers (X-Men)
It's a Summers brother edition!
7. Lois Lane (Superman)
Because Lois is so much cooler than her husband and we all know this.
8. Hepzibah (of the StarJammers)
I have both Summers brothers, why not add their cat-woman step-mom?
9. Amanda Waller
No one fucks with the Wall.
10. Wonder Woman
I don't think I've ever used her. It should be fun!

And the questions!

Bookslide asks:

4 and 7 decide to run a resort together. Who does what, and is it successful?

Let's see, Aeryn Sun and Lois Lane. Awesome. Lois of course handles the business model. Aeryn will run security. It will be very successful until the Omacs or Scarrans come down and smash it to bits.

Anonymous asks:

If 1 and 8 had a karaoke concert together, who *would* win?

Well, I suspect Scott's actually the better singer, but who wouldn't vote for the furry cat lady singing Blondie?

2, 3, and 7 decide to go to a bar and get pissed-arse drunk together. Why?

Guy, Gambit, and Lois Lane walk into a bar. A cleverer person would have a punchline for that. (Lois ducks!) But anyway, it's possibly because Rogue and Superman have been flirting in some non-existant crossover storyline.

Guy just likes getting drunk. :-)

4 and 5 must set up a successful crack!pairing between two of the other characters on a dare. Who do they pick and why? Does it actually work out?

Hmm, Aeryn Sun and Bren Cameron setting up a crack pairing. My guess: Wonder Woman and Cyclops. The xeno-linguist in him will like that they both relate to the same cultural mythology. The soldier in her will like the practicality. And both characters are involved in Amazon woman + geek type relationships, so they'll probably support that too.

And of course it works. Until Jean's back from the dead again at least.

9 and 10 wake up naked in the same bed. What happened?

Justice League annual keg party. Thank Hal Jordan.

kiragecko asks:

3 and 7 go undercover in 60s TV land. How long do they last? How do they give themselves away?

Gambit and Lois Lane. They probably won't last very long. Lois is not one to fake being a homemaker, and Gambit would need a shower.

2 and 8 have been tricked into destroying Canada. What's their plan and how does 4 stop them?

Guy and Hepzibah have been tricked into destroying Canada. Hmm. My guess is it involves space weaponry, though Guy keeps suggesting an orgy. Aeryn stops them through physical violence. Or rather, she stops Hepzibah via violence, while watching a Peacekeeper woman and living cat girl wrestle it out will snap Guy out of ANY mind control.

notintheface asks:

Each character gets assigned a Lantern ring. Who gets which type and why?

Scott - Green, he's not really in tune with any of his other emotions enough to be anything else. :-)
Guy - Purple! Oh, okay, Green. :-P
Gambit - Egads, do we HAVE to? Okay. Eh. Purple maybe? Just keep him away from Rogue.
Aeryn Sun - Green, for much the same reason as Scott.
Bren Cameron - Blue. It goes along with the interpreter/diplomat/find-happy-solutions-for-everyone thing he's got going on in the books.
Alex Summers - Well, I think most Summerses are default green. He might lean toward yellow though, since he has a bit of a bully tendency in him.
Lois Lane - Quintessential green, man!
Hepzibah - Probably violet. She can actually put up with Corsair after all.
Amanda Waller - Green. Scarily so.
Wonder Woman - Fuck Blackest Night. Wonder Woman should be Indigo damnit.

Anonymous asks:

Which one is most likely to LOVE being the lead in a romance novel, 6 or 8?

Alex or Hepzibah? Probably Alex. Granted, Hepzibah IS dating a dillweed, but romance novel heroines have to put up with way too much shit. Secretly though, Alex totally wants to be a romantic leading man.

But even he knows he's the side character who gets the sequel after his brother gets paired off first.

Anna asks:

1 and 5 have a time travelling child hellbent on destroying them. Why?

Well, we are talking about Scott here. Enough said. Failing that, Cameron might have accidently negotiated world peace which would kill the Marvel universe storyline. Marvel can't handle world peace after all. So that'll need to be fixed.

James Ashelford asks:

5 makes a romantic dinner for 3, what is their ulterior motive?

Probably to get Gambit to take a damn shower and stop offending whoever he's got to negotiate with.

1, 7 and 9 have a "bad movie night", each brings a DVD, who brings what?

Scott, Lois Lane, and the Wall. Scott brings Doom (bad leadership + action + ill-defined enemies), Lois brings Shattered Glass (bad reporting, bad acting), Amanda Waller brings X-Men 3, to annoy Scott.

5 and 8 run against one another for public office: what office and who wins?

Hmm, Bren Cameron running against Hepzibah. It'd have to be some alien foreign relation type office. Hepzibah would win, but only because it's a part of his diplomatic scheme for world peace. He'll angst about it, of course.


Serial version (staring 1,3,5,7)
Which one is the dashing hero?
Which one is the mustache twirling villian?
Which one needs to be rescued?
Which one is the annoying comic relief?

Scott, Gambit, Bren Cameron, Lois Lane.

Hmm. Okay. I didn't pick any villains this time around, so Scott will have to do it. Assume he's doing some sort of machiavellian for-the-greater-good type thing.

Lois hasn't been a damsel in years, whereas much as I love the guy, Cameron's a walking trouble magnet, so she'll get to be the hero, he gets to be the damsel.

Gambit's the annoying comic relief.

2 picks a fight with Shane Gooseman. who wins?

Can it be during the Warrior years, because regenerative shapeshifter vs. regenerative shapeshifter is awesome.

Either way though, Shane's got more training, so he'll be winning until Guy realizes he's fighting a 19 year old maladjusted kid, then he'll call a stop to it and take our Gooseman drinking instead.

4 wakes up next to 6 as 8 walks in one them. The response?

Aeryn wakes up next to Alex Summers as Hepzibah walks in. Everyone would be oddly blase about this, I'd imagine. Though Aeryn will return home happy that her own genius is less of a tool.

9 finds themselves enaged to 10. How did it happen?

The Wall and Wonder Woman...

Amazon Purple Ray. We don't ask for details.

Anonymous asks:

2 fights him/herself being the object of affection from a vampire. The response?

Garlic fueled beatdown, of course. Unless she's hot. Then he'll annoy Hal with a lot of staking jokes.

3 fights him/herself being the object of affection from a werewolf. The response?

Well, at least he has an excuse for not shaving.

4 is trapped in a farmhouse, with hordes of the undead just outside. What do they do?

Aeryn Sun vs. Zombies. Oh yeah. This'll be FUN.

Anonymous asks:

Would 10 fink on a soul brother?

With the golden lasso, no one ever complains.

What song would be playing if 9 tried to kill 2 with a forklift?

"I got my mind set on you"

3 is being menaced by the spirt of music. What happens?

Song and dance number at a burlesque show. Don't ask. (Rogue has the video.)

What does 6 do while the Master is away?

Relax. Possibly with herbal assistance. Don't tell Scott.

Anonymous asks:

3 and 7 have to pretend to be happily married. How does it go, and why is it 5's fault?

Gambit and Lois Lane. Well, it's probably on account of Bren trying to fix a cultural misunderstanding. It goes about as well as you'd expect, but unfortunately for me, Superman'll swoop in and save Gambit before Lois kills him.

Free-for-all cage match: 2,6,9 and 10. What happens?

Guy, Alex, Amanda, and Diana. Hmm. Diana lassos Alex, accidently revealing his 'deeply hidden' (snerk) brother issues. Guy makes a lot of dirty jokes.

Amanda Waller wins. The Wall always wins.

1 & 4 are dancing together. Why?

To save John Crichton from the Dark Phoenix of course. They make a cute, if slightly incestuous looking couple.

SallyP asks:

#4 gets called for jury duty. Does he or she try to get out of it,or suck it up and serve?

Aeryn's a dutiful sort, so she'll serve. Until she has to cut out to save her crew's ass again.

#1 and #8 innocently walk into a bar, and are accidentally scooped up in a police raid. Whom do they call to bail them out?

Corsair. It's probably all his fault anyway.

Half of the group thinks that "Twilight" is a piece of crap. The other half think it's the bestest movie ever. Who if for, and who is against?

For: Scott (let's be honest, his relationships are about as unhealthy, and he's totally got teenaged girl tastes)
Hepzibah (she has a thing for Jacob),
Gambit (He's as fangirl bait as Edward),
the Wall (she imagines manipulating the idiots into doing her bidding),
Bren Cameron (he thinks it's an interesting look at modern human cultural values)

Against: Guy (pervy adults taking advantage of kids in unequal relationships?)
Lois (For obvious reasons.)
Wonder Woman (See above)
Alex (who's sane and has taste)
Aeryn (who'd kick Edward into next week)

Devin McCullen asks:

2,5,6 and 8 are transported back in time to the Dark Ages with nothing but their clothes. Rank them in order of who survives the longest.

Well, they're all fairly competent. I think they could survive for a while. That said, Hepzibah will have the hardest time, as she's not human.

Alex is kind of a tool (and has mutant and Summers luck) and Guy would probably mouth off to the wrong church higher-up. So there are at least a few "getting chased by mobs" events in their future.

Bren would probably be the best, since he's a cultural specialist and pretty adaptable. He'd angst about it for about half a book, then negotiate them into an early renaissance.

If 1,4,7 and 9 were all on Twitter, who would follow who, and who would block who?

Hmm. Scott, Aeryn, Lois and the Wall. Scott, Aeryn and Lois will probably follow each other. The Wall would get blocked, but she'd follow them with a sockpuppet so she still knows what's going on. You never know what might be useful.

Your Obedient Serpent asks:

#3, #5, #7 and #9 play D&D, with #6 as the Dungeon Master.

Who plays what kind of characters, and how many of them survive the adventure that #6 runs for them?

Hmm, Gambit, Bren, Lois and the Wall play D&D with Alex Summers as dungeon master.

Oh dear.

Well, Lois is the rules lawyer. She probably plays a mage. Amanda Waller is the min-maxer, and she's probably playing a tank. Maybe a paladin, but only to exploit the church. Bren's the talker, probably playing a cleric. While Gambit is the one that wants to bang every female NPC they come across. Probably a thief.

Eventually Alex gets annoyed at them and will pull the 'rocks fall, everyone dies' thing.


An all-powerful cosmic being has decided to put all humanity on trial, and will wipe it from existence if the verdict is "guilty". Which five members of the group are the best choices to argue in humanity's defense? Which one member would be the WORST choice?

Huh, well, at least I have two diplomat types in this group. Bren and Diana are obvious choices. Guy can go too, he's persuasive in spite of himself sometimes. Lois is sharp, and Hepzibah has a positive outsider's perspective.

Worst choice: Gambit.

1,4,5,7, and 9 are all transformed into teenagers and transported to the 31st Century during a Legion tryout. Who makes the team and who doesn't?

Scott, Aeryn, Bren, Lois and Amanda. Hmm.

Well, only Scott has actual powers, so he's probably an automatic in. Aeryn can probably get in on the sheer badassery clause. The other three, probably not. Amanda, even as a teen, is probably too 'establishment.' I don't know that I think Bren would actually be interested (though he'd like meeting people from other planets). Lois might be able to bribe her way in with Superman stories.

Anonymous asks:

Capture the flag! Odds VS Evens! Which is the better team? Who gets everyone else pissed off at them for roughhousing too much?

Hmm. Odds: Scott, Gambit, Bren, Lois, the Wall
Evens: Guy, Aeryn, Alex, Hepzibah, Diana

Gee. I wonder which team will be rough housing too much. (Despite Diana's best efforts, of course.)

Odds have Scott and the Wall. That alone gives them the win.


1 and 10 are cold. There is only one Snuggie. Who gets warm and who gets put out in the cold?

Scott gallantly gives it to Diana, despite her sensible protests. So she waits until he passes out and carries him over so they can share it. She doesn't actually NEED it, but we know she likes her men scheming.

Mark Millar and Frank Miller are doing a series on 9. 9's response?

She plans their death of course. But a small part of me is well and truly fascinated by the idea of a Frank Miller written Amanda Waller.

8 wakes up to find that he/she has grown a handlebar mustache overnight. The response?

Are we sure she doesn't have one already?

7 is scouted by the Justive League Task Force, Doom Patrol, and Scare Tactics. Which team do they go with?

Lois? Fuck, if she wanted a team, she could totally join the Justice League proper.

4 is scouted by the Invaders, New Warriors, and the Champions. Which team do they go with?

Aeryn, hmm. She's not a WWII hero, and not young enough for New Warriors, so I'd go with Champions. She'd get along with the Black Widow, at least.

There is a secret invasion going on. 3 suspects 1 or 5 might be an alien. How does 3 figure who's human?

Hmm. Gambit suspects Scott or Bren Cameron of being an alien. Well, they're both kind of stone faced. Bren lives with aliens. Scott's dad married an alien (kinda). Hmm.

He hires a stripper. This backfires amusingly.

2 meets the Dark Avengers. What happens?

Guy teaches Norman Osborn why it's not easy to be Green.

Anonymous asks:

If 6 doesn't act quickly, 8 is going to be put inside Fin Fang Foom's pants! What do they do?

Fin Fang Foom's got pants?

Well, Alex probably blows shit up. Proving why Scott's the smarter brother, since HE'd remember Hepzibah has claws.

Fin Fang Foom would regret that.

Anonymous asks:

What would 4 do for a Klondike Bar?

I don't think she's eaten chocolate, but she knows John likes it, so probably would shoot someone non-lethally for it to give to him.

Could 6 find Carmen Sandiago?

Alex? Hah, no.

7 is interviewed by Sally Floyd and told he/she is not a 'real' American and that Norman Osborn is doing a bang up job. The rebuttle?

Oh, she'll shove her pulitzer so far up Sally Floyd's ass that...

Well, let's just say, the press will have a field day.

2 has just been hit in the head! How does 10 react?

I'm sure she'll be concerned and check for a personality swap. Of course, she's probably used to Green Lantern head wounds by now.

Anonymous asks:

3 has stolen 40 pies. Why, and what does 1 do?

Probably roll his eyes. And then figure out some tactical advantage to having 40 pies. Gambit might have to clean the danger room with a toothbrush.

Anonymous asks:

4 is trapped in a mall. Hordes of zombies are swarming outside. What do they do?

Deja vu? It's Aeryn. She shoots their asses. All of them.

A body part belonging to 9 turns evil. What part is it and how does 9 deal with it?

Hmm. Amanda's cold enough to cut off any misbehaving part as long as her life doesn't depend on it. Otherwise, she'll make a deal.

Anonymous asks:

2 decides that 8 really needs a makeover. How does it end and what does 3 think?

Hmm, Guy decides Hepzibah needs a makeover. This will probably end with Guy having a lot of mysterious scratches while Hepzibah looks exactly the same and smirks. Gambit is perplexed and a little turned on.

Saranga asks:

3 and 7 are on I'm a celebrity get me out of here (relality tv show set in the jungle where they have to do horrible challenges).
One has to eat a live slug, the other has to wrestle a killer carniverous bunny. Who do they decide does what and how?

Hmm. Lois is much more badass than Gambit. And he does like to charm the ladies. So basically whichever Lois wants to do less, THAT is Gambit's job.

I think Lois could eat a slug. She's determined. Gambit can blow up the bunny.

Anonymous asks:

6 is deep undercover cross-dressing as a crack-addicted jam-covered pole dancer. Why were they nominated for this job over all the other characters?

He was nominated solely because he could be convinced to do it by someone suggesting Scott could do it better.

Sadly, Scott totally could do it better.

All characters have to infiltrate the winter Olympics to stop the latest doomsday scenario. What events do they enter? How many people see through their paper-thin disguises and who brings home (and keeps) the gold?

For sheer comedic factor, they're all figure skaters. Scott loses his disguise first as a Bielmann spin is hell if you want to keep your glasses.

Hepzibah wins.

Anonymous asks:

5 gets picked to do a series of national commericals. What is the product and what is their jingle?

Stuart Smalley's self-confidence seminars. (This is only funny if you're me.) The jingle would be cute and reference how even when you've negotiated world peace and first contacts, you still need a pick me up! It'd be catchy!

9 is haveing a comic book made about their life and times. From 2 through 6, who is the best choice for the art, story, and ink?

Best? Or Awesomest?

Best would probably be Bren writing (he's less ruthless, but does have a handle on politics. She'd end up being a bit too idealistic, much to her irritation.) Maybe Alex can draw? I have no idea. If not, Guy might be able to finagle something with the ring or get lessons from Kyle? Aeryn's controlled and deliberate enough to make a good inker.

Awesomest? Guy writes. The rest doesn't matter because Guy writing Amanda Waller would be awesome.

Anonymous asks:

10 is stranded in the middle of the Sahara Desert wearing the top half of a polar bear suit, clown makeup, and polka-dotted boxers. He has a handful of balloons, spanking new galoshes, and nothing else. What 's the perfectly sensible explanation of what happened? What's the comic book one?

In both cases: Amazon purple ray.

Diana's more perplexed about suddenly being a guy than all the rest. She'll adapt.


  • At March 04, 2010 7:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yay! This time around, I've seen Farscape! (The first season, anyway.) Aeryn at a resort, hmmm. Lois would probably try to get her to have a drink with an umbrella in it.

    And also, I can't imagine Miller writing the Wall. Stripper/prostitute/rape victim when she was younger, gets back at everyone by being a ball-busting she-monster?

  • At March 04, 2010 9:01 AM, Anonymous J. Kevin Carrier said…

    "Fin Fang Foom's got pants?"

    Gasp! You've never read NextWave? You should remedy that immediately. ;-)

  • At March 04, 2010 9:49 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    It's on my list! That's the one with Monica Rambeau and Aaron Stack, right?

  • At March 04, 2010 4:30 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    These are always hilarious. As usual, you've knocked it out of the park.

    And for the love of all humanity, pick up Nextwave. It is magnificent.

  • At March 06, 2010 10:05 PM, Blogger Skye @ Planet Jinxatron said…

    Thanks so much for showing Bren some love!

  • At March 08, 2010 8:13 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Yay, someone who gets my reference.

    Love the books SO much! <3


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