8FOLD: Daylights # 3, "Monsters in the Dark"

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Sat Jan 19 19:23:50 PST 2019

On 2019-01-15 21:19, Tom Russell wrote:

> Traditional superhero teams can't deal with the number and scope of
> threats to life on the planet Earth. In their place has risen THE
> DAYLIGHTERS, a loose and decentralized social network of costumed
> adventurers and specialists.

This seems a natural organization of superheroes.  I'm pretty sure the 
Avengers and the Justice League have both tried it.  For a while, my own 
stories had "the Combine", which could draw upon a range of characters 
from Ellipsis to Barack Obama.

>     It's a straight line from her to the ship, to safety, a straight
> line that passes through solid rock and ocean. A straight line that
> vibrates through. But that will kill her.
>     No. It will only kill her if she snaps back. Under normal
> circumstances, she'd only snap back if she got startled. But if she
> has a trajectory, if she has the math and she can trust it (and she
> hopes that she can), then she can do it with her eyes shut. She won't
> snap back, especially if she's not staying here and trying to vibrate
> against the disrupters.

I'll trust you on the pseudo-science.  It sounds nice, anyway.

Overall, this is a good episode on two fronts.  And kind of scary for 
The Inch.

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