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