“Cut either the heroes or the villains out of the equation, and you have one guy in tights showing up to do police work. It’s stupid. It looks ridiculous. But give a hero a villain and it becomes... I dunno. Cultural. It makes sense. If I’m there, and I’m robbing the bank, and I’m wearing bondage gear and making bad puns? Of course it makes sense that Darkhood shows up and shoots epoxy-spraying arrows at me. The absurdity cancels each other out.”
“Okay, *why* the Hell haven’t I heard of you before now?” he asked, finally. Leather laughed. It sounded bitter. “They couldn’t even get my name right in the paper. Why would you hear about me? But I apparently made *Page View Review* because I don’t have tits.” —Anchor and Leather
“That’s enough!” the officer processing Leather snapped. “Pipe down!” Leather snorted, then stared at the officer. “Did you just… did you just tell me to pipe down? Are… are we actually living in a Heinlein novel? You have to tell me if we’re living in a Heinlein novel or it’s entrapment. I know my rights.”
Todd Chapman is alone with Lady Violet, the diabolical alchemist who despises him. Can he possibly survive? At long long long last, the twentieth part of Interviewing Trey. It's actually been ready for quite a while, but there are some behind the scenes site redesigns that needed to take place, and we've finally had a… Continue reading ⎇001JW Interviewing Trey #20
The second part of "On the Threshold!" Chad starts work at the Chronicle, Teddy and Barbara begin their unicorn hunt, Leo and his brain trust begin their efforts to save Earth, Astrid begins her new life, and Mason begins his journey... but may not begin it alone...
The story of Justice Wing begins.
The story of Lady Velvet and others at Vilify 5 continues with the second of our remastered episodes, as the Con goes into Saturday and into depth, all at the same time. Part 2 Saturday — 9:06 am Conventions ran on adrenalin and enthusiasm, but first thing in the morning, even on Saturday, they ran on caffeine.… Continue reading Vilify 5 Remastered #2
Justice Wing: Emergence #1 is now up at Patreon in its first beta draft form. This is the first Patreon-to-Amazon specific ongoing serial, and it takes place at the dawn of the heroic era in the Justice Wing universe. I'm pretty happy to begin finally telling some of these stories, starting with the first arc… Continue reading Justice Wing: Emergence #1 on Patreon
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?”
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
Part two of Interviewing Trey, and the first part where we really get to know the Jack O'Knaves. For those who've read Interviewing Leather, there's one significant difference that will become apparent in this post. Leather was a thief, pure and simple. She didn't just avoid killing, she went out of her way to not… Continue reading Interviewing Trey #2