Thursday, October 30, 2008

Choose your superpower!

I could write a long and tedious post on 'My holiday', but I'll just say it was great. Chris mentioned photos, and I did think about it, but I'm a scaredy cat about too much personal stuff online. If I find anything suitably anonymous, I might post it later. I think I have a nice one of a deer...

So let's get back to the cool stuff.

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?

I'm going for the ability to contract and expand time. Imagine. A little kitty under the wheels of a car. Superkoala expands time so that everything effectively stands still and strolls across to save the poor fluffball. Imagine. A root canal. Superkoala contracts time so it's over in the blink of an eye. Imagine. The doorbell rings. Eek! Mother-in-law! The koala babies are covered in Vegemite, the house is covered in dust and the dog's so dirty it's taking a voluntary bath in the toilet bowl. Superkoala expands time and by the time she answers the door the kids are in their best, the house is sparkling and a perfumed dog is trying to get the pink ribbon out of its hair.

Oh yes, and that whole finding time to write a novel thing. No longer a problem.

Choose your superpower here!

12 comments:

Aerin said...

Talking to animals or being invisible

Robin S. said...

I wish I had the power to go back in time. Boy, do I ever wish I had that.

blogless troll said...

Flying.

fairyhedgehog said...

I could write a long and tedious post. No, that's impossible.

I like your time manipulation superpower. I already have the usual Mum superpowers. You know the ones: eyes in the back of the head, always being right, knowing what to do in every situation. (That would be nice.)

So if I was going for an extra superpower I think I'd like to fly because it feels so good in dreams.

Robin: what are you so keen to do back in the past?

JaneyV said...

To be able to eat anything I want and stay slim, fit and healthy.

I was tempted by flying. I have dreams where I can fly and they are the most amazing dreams ever.

Whirlochre said...

Wasp repulsion.

Sarah Laurenson said...

I recorded my wish for a superpower on Erica Orloff's blog awhile back.

It was the insta-nap power which is similar in scope to yours, McK. The insta-nap allows you to get a full night's sleep in a few seconds. This gives you more time for the good stuff (as long as your insta-nap powers are not passed on to your kids).

laughingwolf said...

i'm with robin on this....

McKoala said...

Darn. I hate being second to have an idea... or third... or...

ChrisEldin said...

Oh yeah--flying. Hands down.

writtenwyrdd said...

I think the power to shapeshift into any creature I wanted to be. Even a hybrid critter if I so desired. Because if you think about it, you could fly, be super strong, breathe underwater, survive in hideous environments--anything at all.

Besides, I could morph into a pony and gambol about the hillsides like I always wanted to do as a kid. Or be a dragon and dispose of annoying tailgaters on the highway with my fiery breath.

Shona Snowden said...

Hm, clever move Written. Kind of gives you all the powers in one...