Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Superpowers (Party Day 2)

Superfriends. Heroes. X-Men. Fantastic Four.

Regular folks need not apply. Even Batman had the powers of ridiculous wealth and excessive angst to help him clean up Gotham.

If you could have any single
super-ability, what would it be?

Please post in a comment below by 7am EDT on Wednesday, June 16th. I'll award extra chances in this contest for each character name and/or catch phrase you provide.

I'll announce the winner tomorrow morning. The prize is the winner's choice of: a signed copy of Minder, a Minder t-shirt, a Minder poster, a writer's critique, cookies, or a character in a later Ganzfield book named after you. Details are spelled out in the Virtual Launch Party post from this past weekend.

You can earn additional chances by linking your blog, website, Tweet, Facebook page, etc. to any of the following (or three chances if you link to all three):


Just put a link to YOUR link in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by, and please come back tomorrow for ANOTHER giveaway.

UPDATE: Monday's Contest is now closed, and the first winner of the week is...SiNn!
Please send me your choice of prize (see Saturday's Virtual Launch Party post for details) and your mailing address (if I'm shipping something to you) through the contact form at Ganzfield: http://www.site.ganzfield.com/Contact.html. If appropriate, please tell me your shirt size or favorite kind of cookie.


Emily White said...

I created my superhero persona years ago. If I could be anything, I would be Mercury--a girl who can shift into the physical embodiments of the metal, mercury. I would be able to manipulate temperatures around me and squeeze through even the smallest crack (because I'm liquid). And on really warm days, I would be able to fly! :D

Disgruntled Bear said...

Cool, Emily! And it's really original!

I think teleportation would be really great, but I can't think of a good superhero name. "The Commuter" just doesn't do it. However, my catchphrase would be, "I'm outta here!"

glacierlilies said...

Right now, lamely, I would 100% choose the superpower of causing all matter around me to organize itself into the most useful and clean arrangement, effortlessly. I would foil villains by making them unable to find their tools of evil, much in the way of a mother-in-law reorganizing your kitchen, and I'd enjoy a glorious home and yard without any daily battles over toy pickup.

Disgruntled Bear said...


RichStorrs said...

I'd want the ability to make people do what I tell them to do, when what I am telling them to do is IN THEIR OWN BEST INTEREST ANYWAY. That might be influenced, right now, by the fact that I am at the end of the school year, and that means I am fighting to get kids to care about their futures and the quality of work they do.

Disgruntled Bear said...

Rich, it sounds like you want to be a charm!

RichStorrs said...

A charm in a limited way -- I don't want to screw with people, but instead to get them to do what they SHOULD ALREADY BE DOING! Trying on homework, hanging up the phone when they drive, treating people nicely -- that sort of stuff.

Peter Smith said...

Rich, I believe that the superhero name for that superpower is "Jaime Escalante" (based on the movie Stand and Deliver, at least).

Candace said...

Congrats on the release!

Brenda said...

I can't think of a clever name either, but I'd like to be able to tell when people are lying. A BS detector, as if were. Also, if I could stop the boy whining (especially when he really gets going), THAT would be magical.

Peter Smith said...

Here's my favorite superpower: being AWESOME. If you want to know what it's like to have this superpower, feel free to ask me.

(This comment brought courtesy of Barney Stinson.)

Disgruntled Bear said...

LOL, Peter!

Thanks, Candace!

And Brenda,
I feel your pain re: the whining--times three! I find threatening to feed the children to the wolverines sometimes works--usually because they want to know what wolverines are, and then they get interested in planning a trip to the zoo.

Jessica said...

My choice of a superpower would be to have endless energy. I think that I could tackle most anything if I just had more energy to take it on! (Can you tell I have a small child, too?)

Vicki Rocho said...

I'd be a dream walker like the villain in my book. A name though? Hmmmm. SlumberLass?

Katie said...

I'd like the ability to freeze time. That way I could finally do ALL the reading I want to do. I could even pseudo-teleport myself since I could get from point A to point B with zero time having elapsed! I could also stop time and avert minor disasters on occasion.

As for a name, I'd either go with Five Dee (since time, the fourth dimension, wouldn't really apply to me) or something temperature-related like Lady Kelvin or Absolute Hero.

June said...

Hey Kate. Congrats on your launch! I received the book and I'll be reading it. It's been crazy busy over the last couple of weeks and I'm anxious to sink my teeth into it. As far as super powers? Umm...I'm leaning toward the power to be invisible. Have to think of how I'd use it though...besides just being nosy!

Thanks for stopping by and giving me your words of wisdom. You are a published author now!

Disgruntled Bear said...

Good one, Jessica!

Ooh Vicki--I like the idea of a "dreamwalker." Is this from TEMPTED?

Katie--great names! I love the logic about the 4th dimension.

Thanks, June! Congrats again on finishing the book!

Disgruntled Bear said...

The winner for the second day is...Rich!

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