MISC, CONTEST: Superhuman World 2009: A Date with the Darkness

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Sat Nov 14 13:10:50 PST 2009

On Nov 13, 9:10 pm, Andrew Perron <pwer... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Nov 2009 01:38:53 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
> > On Nov 13, 3:13 pm, Andrew Perron <pwer... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Fri, 13 Nov 2009 18:51:51 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
> >>> A RACC tag and name like "SW2009:  Superhuman World 2009"?   Or should
> >>> I stick with "SW:  Superhuman World" so as not to have to change the
> >>> tag next year?
> >> Well, "Superhuman World" is pretty generic.  But yeah, something like that.
> > Well, "Heroes" is pretty generic too, but it seems to work for that TV
> > series.  And I seem to have the best claim to the copyright for the
> > term "Superhuman World 2009".
> True true.  And "SW09" would make a pretty distinctive tags.
> > Still, I'm open for suggestions on the series name.  Before 2007, it
> > used to be called "Me in Comic Books".  Before 2004, "Me in the Marvel
> > Universe".  That is to say, I've already made improvements.
> Heh heh heh.
> Hmmm... The thing is, I'm not sure what the Big Idea of the world is yet.
> Or if there is one.

Hmmm.  That's kind of like asking what the Big Idea of the Marvel
Universe is.

In comic-book tradition, I use any sort of outlandish plot elements I
feel like.  The superhumans are the central concept, but they
sometimes have trouble keeping up with everything else that can
happen.  For instance...

Rght now I'm *apparently* setting up a two or three-way conflict
between the Russian military, an alien swarm, and an ultra-powerful
extra-dimensional force.  But at any time I could throw in elves, time
travel, Satanists, talking ducks, or whatever y'all say the next High
Concept should be.  If nothing else, I get some fun plot twists.

Maybe I should make "Help Me Write This Story" my Big Idea.

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