original-blue replied to your post:
"Hello, I’m a professional fuckstick and this is my huge dumb baby friend."
TOGETHER, THEY FIGHT CRIME
Seriously, though. They were a mess.
whatappearstobeacat said: Have you seen Wet Hot American Summer? Because the "THE PHONE THE PHONE WHERE'S THE FUCKING PHONE" break-everything scene is a pretty close approximation of what I imagine Corbin and Johns early missions were like before Amira kicked their asses into line.
OKAY, so I have not seen Wet Hot American Summer, but I found the clip in question on youtube, and I can thoroughly confirm that this is exactly what John and Corbin’s early missions were like. John did everything possible NOT to hurt anyone, so Corbin usually had him break inanimate objects for dramatic effect (just so people knew that they ~meant business~). Corbin ran the wetwork jobs solo, because he could pass himself off as being a Capable Adult Merc when he was in the Rook-shift, but John was
John was just a giant crybaby at that point. A very big, very strong, very sensitive baby, chaperoned by a hundred pounds of surly teenage nerd. Amira networked with them because she thought they were adult men who chose to be blunt and destructive. Imagine her surprise when she realized that she’d hitched her wagon to a pair of gross boys who thought they could solve 98% of their problems by yelling and throwing things.
THE POSTERCHILDREN: ORIGINS
by Kitty Burroughs, aka quipquipquip
The Posterchildren: Origins, or TPC for short, is a self-published novel featuring a diverse cast of teenagers with superpowers. The book includes in its main cast Arab, Latin@, bi/pansexual, lesbian, and asexual characters, as well as characters with mental illnesses and learning disabilities. Many minor characters are highlighted in the Timely Tales, short stories released regularly, to flesh out this rapidly expanding world. TPC is proof that a book can feature minority characters without making the plot revolve around that minority status. This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Kitty about her work on TPC, and she has graciously agreed to let me share the transcript of our conversation for you all to read. Interviewing along with me is budding writer Renee Rhodes, raedeanne on tumblr.
(My questions will be in bold, Renee’s in italics, and Kitty’s response in unbold. Questions and responses may be edited for clarity.)
kitty your interview was 3k words i just typed up
Maybe this is why I don’t get interviewed……….
Haven’t we established that I am, in fact, a menace?
Accidental hipster!Jack never ceases to amuse me.
Beading needles don’t pair well with merlot
my dream is to write a story that people like so much that they do fanart of it
#quipquipquip #nice one
THIS IS THE DREAM AND I AM LIVING IT AND IT MAKES THE CRAPPY STUFF 100% WORTH IT
speculativefrictions said: If there were any Big Question you'd want your audience to be thinking as we head into the Countdown for Retcons, what would you plant?
I’d think about what Retcons itself means— its definition, and its usage in comics— and why I might have selected it for the title.
dickgraceson said: I might have said 'duuuuude' a lot to myself after reading that Secret File ~SINISTER~
IF YOU THINK THAT PROFILE WAS SINISTER, JUST YOU WAIT.
/whispers retconsssss and disappears into the night