CONTEST: High Concept # 4, Kitbashing

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
Thu Oct 29 17:05:12 PDT 2009

On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 16:02:12 +0000 (UTC), Tom Russell wrote:

> I have a couple of ideas for this next contest, one more of a plot-
> idea springboard and one powers-based. I'm going to go with the powers-
> based one this time around and save the plot for if I win a second
> time; I'd be curious to know, however, which type of idea gets your
> creative juices flowing better-- I know Saxon's "super-parent worried
> about super-kid" did wonders for my Western story.

I'd like to see more plot-based ones (he said, having not yet actually
entered in any of these contests).

> The superhero genre, and comics themselves, are often both derided and
> praised as a bastard genre (and art form, respectively), composed of
> disparate parts mashed together, sometimes elegantly, sometimes less-
> so.  So I thought it'd be interesting to put that notion at the center
> of things, with a hero or heroine with the power to evolve by
> absorbing/taking on various aspects of other and at times very
> different things.

Hmmmmmm.  Doing it Mega Man/Rogue style is the obvious, but...

> Is this an organic, blob-like process?  Is it psychic?  Is it
> technological? Do they also take on personality aspects? Is the end
> result homogenous, or Leifeld-esque? Or do they look like a human
> katamari ball? What becomes of the thing he or she is borrowing from?
> All questions for you to answer or ignore as you tackle the challenge
> of the self-improving, self-kitbashing hero!


Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, Galidor'd!

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