Post by J. Clarke
On Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:47:55 -0700 (PDT), Harold Hill
Post by Harold Hill Post by J. Clarke
On Wed, 22 Sep 2021 17:05:28 -0500, Lynn McGuire
Post by Lynn McGuire Post by James Nicoll
On Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 10:08:39 AM UTC-4,
Post by James Nicoll
Five Superpowers That Just Aren't As Fun as They Sound
With super speed, there's two problems I never see
1 Flash would create sonic booms when he gets up to
speed, and do so on the ground, not
miles up in the sky.
This actually came up! Flash's powers usually include
being able to prevent the occurance of shock waves.
However, an attempt to restore his powers after he was
depowered temporarily gave him superspeed without that
particular ability. He didn't die but he did cause a lot
of property damage before he managed to stop.
2 If he goes over about 20,000 mph (crossing the country
in about 8 minutes, not 'a heartbeat')
he's at orbital velocity, and could no longer keep his
feet on the ground.
Flash's version of "A wizard did it" is "speed force".
It's all "a wizard did it". Flash violates the conservation
laws and Newtonian mechanics that I know of--I don't recall
now if he's violated relativity.
Flash violates relativity in the Superheros show that my wife
loves. They time travel constantly.
I burnt out on DC TV a long time ago. I'm pretty much burnt
out on DC period. They had one shining moment of awesome and
then couldn't follow up on it.
Now I'm curious, what was that shining moment?
The first Gal Gadot Wonder Woman movie.
A very old school superhero movie. Good guys and bad guys, and in
the end, the good guys kick the bad guys' asses. Without any
intrespective angst to speak of, and without moral ambiguity.
Proof that Alan Baker is a liar and a fool, and even stupider than
(May 2019 total for people arrested for entering the United States
illegally is over 132,000 for just the southwest border.)
Vacation photos from Iceland: