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Let the Games Begin!!!
« on: September 11, 2007, 11:27:13 PM »
Okay, so I wanna give away a free book...mine to be exact, "Meet Your Match." It just came out last weekend, so I've got a copy of it in my sweaty little hand. Well, not so sweaty exactly, my gloriously shimmering little hand.

Anyhoo, so here's the game:

If you had no choice (and believe me, nobody has a choice in these things). And you HAD to date one of these mythological creatures/ people, who would it be and why?

Werewolf? Vampire? Fairy? Zombie? Superhero? Anything else?

(Most imaginative answer gets a free book…and the envy of all of us)

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Re: Let the Games Begin!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 11:27:58 PM »
Uh, I’ll start it out:

A werewolf is just way too emotional for me (howling at the moon in some whiney fashion about how I’ve done him wrong). So forget him.
A vampire (though extremely fashionable with pompadour hair, high collars, and black turtle necks) would just suck the life out of me, complain if I make a mess in his coffin, then would disappear with no explanation into creepy places in the blackest of nights.
A fairy is a noncommittal pansy, flitting and flirting and floating from one relationship to the next, tearing a wing here, breaking a crown there. Way too damaging, especially if he’s more beautiful than me. I just can’t compete.
A zombie? Um, boring. I’d be the undead.
A superhero, maybe…just maybe…if he fell into a vat of pheromones…and if he was evil and I had to fight him (And, of course, we were both secretly attracted…then yeah, of course). Though it might end tragically…and yet, so beautifully.

Side note: You really don't have to mention every single option, I'm just being obnoxious.

Okay, who wants to play? Bring it on…
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Re: Let the Games Begin!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2007, 12:18:34 AM »
Oh, and I forgot, we need a deadline, so the deadline should be a month from now...October 11th. And Nessa and I (maybe a few others, I dunno) will be the judge...
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Re: Let the Games Begin!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2007, 01:32:47 PM »
can a superhero be "evil?" Doesn't that mean he's not a hero after all?

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Re: Let the Games Begin!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2007, 06:39:24 PM »
Depends on whose team you're on.  And whether or not you consider yourself to be evil.  I don't think that the word Hero necessarily implies goodness.  I'm sure that there are some people in the world (just normal schmoes) that think people who conduct terrorist acts are heroes.  I'd never consider one such, though.  So, perspective, perspective.

Dang, look at me.  Going back to edit posts where I find that I've been too serious of a bloke to come across as normal.  You can ignore me.  Sorry.
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Re: Let the Games Begin!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2007, 09:21:39 PM »
You KNOW superheroes turn evil ALL the time...thus turning into supervillains, blah blah blah, but that's not the point!

Who's the lucky, albeit 'abnormal' Schmoe who's gonna be your main squeeze?
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Re: Let the Games Begin!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2007, 01:45:41 PM »
exactly, Dan. If you perceive them as good, they can be heroes. If you construe both their means and actions evil, they are villains.

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Re: Let the Games Begin!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2007, 03:39:35 PM »
Stay on topic, here, people!!!

I'm gonna have to say werewolf, for several reasons:

1. I'm a night person, too.
2. Leading a double life has it appeal. At least it would keep things interesting.
3. Your kids will never need to worry about bullies at school with a dad who can rip them apart. Literally.
4. Stray dongs won't dare to leave presents in your yard anymore.
5. There's something eminently sexy about a man with hair on his chest.
6. Running in a pack means you'll always have lots of people show up at your parties.

...I may come up with more later....
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Re: Let the Games Begin!!!
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2007, 06:55:02 PM »
Stray dongs.   :D  Sorry, Nessa.  Typos I can't help but chuckle at...there are so many.

Anyhow, I think that I'd probably go with the werewolf thing too.  Even though the thought of my woman covered in body hair doesn't exactly put tingles in my toes, it'd be a problem that I'd only have to deal with once a month for a limited amount of time.  So, at that count, that would make only two monthly issues to deal with, instead of an ever-present one as would be the case with a vampire, a fairy, a zombie, or a superhero.  I'm into minimalization here people.

And SE:  This wouldn't be the case if you knew the Superhero was evil.  If you knew that they were evil, but you still saw their actions as heroic (is there an actual definition for heroic?  If so, and it is supposed to be something that someone does that is good in the eyes of the general public, then my whole argument falls apart...) then they could be a superhero, on a personal level.  I can totally seeing some bad guy having a girl sidle up to him and say "You're my hero.  My superhero." with a twisted grin or something.  lol.  Anyhow, I apologize Nessa.  I digress.
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Re: Let the Games Begin!!!
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2007, 08:00:18 PM »
Ha! You guys are IMPOSSIBLE!

I like your answer Nessa by the by...you almost convert me to going for a werewolf...almost. Man, we're good. Too bad we're the judges! Ha ha!
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Re: Let the Games Begin!!!
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2007, 09:59:05 PM »
Stray dongs.   :D  Sorry, Nessa.  Typos I can't help but chuckle at...there are so many.

You should have seen it BEFORE I edited 5x before I posted it. I'm not completely coherent in the morning. You'll have to just take my typos as a matter of course. ;)
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Re: Let the Games Begin!!!
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2007, 01:02:24 PM »
I think that by definition, a hero is a good guy. That's what it boils down to.

I'm totally going to date the Superhero, though, because, My Super Ex-Girlfriend notwithstanding, how can that not be completely filled with awesome?

Me: "I don't want to make dinner. Wanna get Chinese?"
*whoosh*
Her: "Here you go. If you don't like the Szechuan Pork I can get something else."


Me: "I can't afford tickets to Hawaii for our Honeymoon."
Her: "That's ok, honey, I'll just fly us there!"


Me: "Microwave's busted again. No popcorn tonight"
*Heat vision zap*
Her: "I know you like the half-popped kernals, so I left some."


Seriously, is there a downside? I mean *besides* all the supervillains that come after you when they learn her secret identity.

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Re: Let the Games Begin!!!
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2007, 06:20:01 PM »
That's all fine and good as long as she isn't mad at you, ala My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

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Re: Let the Games Begin!!!
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2007, 07:58:44 PM »
Why would I want to get her mad at me? That would mean no super-spooning!

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Re: Let the Games Begin!!!
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2007, 10:04:25 PM »
All this stuff would get you killed...

Werewolf: Its that time of month again... no, that other time, with the full moon.  *rip*shread*die*

Vampire: I never drink... wine.  She slowly drains the life out of you, then damns your soul.

Fairy: First night out at a club, you are suddenly 80 years old after the first dance.  And if you live through that, her dad sends out the dogs when you bring her home (Black Dogs/Cu Sidhe, then you'll wish you were never born).

Zombie: I love you for your brains, honey... Mmm, brains...

Superhero: If you're lucky, Archnemesis only kidnaps you as a hostage the first few times.  Then Stan Lee desides She-Hulk needs a dark period triggered by her boyfriend's death.  But you'd likely have some good times before that, making it the best option.
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