Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

⎇001JW Interviewing Leather: Being the Steve #6

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Interviewing Leather - Being the Steve

“You change your circumstances, so you change your role. You wear a different face.” The Steve took a deep breath. “I do it all the time. Every time I head into the field, I’m somebody else.”

“I can’t imagine that,” the blond said. “Just… flipping like that.”

“Sure you can,” the Steve said. “When you call your grandmother, your whole attitude changes — you even get more of a southern accent.”

“Well… sure… but—“

“We all do it. Everyone does. I just… do it more completely. And every Cowl or Cape and every Crook who keeps a secret identity does it every day. The masks are external. The change is internal.”

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

⎇001JW Interviewing Leather Revised #7

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Interviewing Leather Revised

“Look, I know it’s vigilante justice, but there’s a right way and a wrong way, you know? I can’t just go crack skulls because they might be selling drugs. I have to have more than that. If I don’t, then there’s too much of a chance of screwing up – of hurting someone because I don’t like their looks. There are words for that, and I don’t like those words at all. Nuh-uh. No thank you.”

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

⎇001JW Interviewing Leather Revised #6

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Interviewing Leather Revised

“I don’t want to have to rescue you, Chapman. I’m not going out there to rescue you or perform for you. I’m going out to fight crime. And believe it or not? That’s not easy and that’s not safe. Not for me, not for innocent bystanders, not for idiot reporters, and not even for the criminals I’ll be taking down. And if you go waltzing around playing out your Truncheon fantasies, you might get hurt. You might get killed. Or? You might get me hurt or killed. And more likely than either of those? You might get some innocent bystander hurt or killed.”

She stepped back, her eyes still intense as lasers as they burned into mine. “Get this in your head, Chapman. We’re. Not. Getting. Anyone. Killed.”

Justice Wing, Serial, Superhero

⎇001JW Interviewing Leather Revised #5

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Interviewing Leather Revised

"Leather's a cool boss. If we keep our noses clean for a few weeks? Then she'll forgive us and the next time we fuck up it'll be another speech. But, y'know, if we fuck up before that? She wasn't kidding last night. She's got no sense of perspective. She will burn your house to the ground and laugh while she's doing it." He laughed. "She doesn't always look crazy or sound crazy, but trust me, man. She's crazy."

Justice Wing, Patreon, Superhero

“Like a Shot from a Cannon” beta up at Patreon

Hey all! Interviewing Leather and Patreon news! So, I started writing the first short story for Patreon. Once that was finished, I'd move on to the first Banter Latte tagged content, then another short story, and so on. The story was a prequel to "Interviewing Leather" the novella, about the last days of Dynamo Girl. I… Continue reading “Like a Shot from a Cannon” beta up at Patreon

Artwork, Justice Wing

“Oh, you have a high speed camera?”

In working out concept art for Dynamo Girl (with explanations et al) for the Patreon... well, this just sort of happened. It's actually very much Deej's combat style -- she's entirely happy to lead with a double snap kick added to flinging herself across an open space. Also, she's... well, delighted. Dynamo Girl was generally… Continue reading “Oh, you have a high speed camera?”

Justice Wing, Superhero, Writing Process

The weirdness of superhero physics: realistic unrealism

I sent this out to Patreon subscribers yesterday. Seemed fair to send here today. If nothing else, so people know I'm, you know, working on stuff When writing superheroes, there's a weird balancing act you need to do between actual physics and 'superhero physics.' It's similar to the balancing act you need to do in… Continue reading The weirdness of superhero physics: realistic unrealism

Justice Wing, Patreon, Superhero

“Like a Shot from a Cannon” teaser

This is something I posted to Twitter in the runup to the relaunch -- just a fast teaser. This is one of the pieces that's going to go in Interviewing Leather: An Anthology of Perspective. I really like fleshing out the difference between what Leather remembers happening (and her 'complicated' feelings about it) and what actually happened. I… Continue reading “Like a Shot from a Cannon” teaser