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Time:01:27 am
copied from liliaeth

When you see this, share 3 random lines from 3 WIPs.

From a Thor crossover (in which Darcy is explaining fanfic to Jane)

“In a Soulmark AU you’d probably have a birthmark the shape of Mjolnir, or his words when you first met, and he’d have a mark that looked like… something science-ey, one of your equations or something.”


From a DC universe multiple crossover (In which Earth is about to get its first Green Lantern)

She’d never really thought about the implications of the word ‘alien’ until she looked inside the wrecked ship. The pilot was definitely not human; humanoid, yes, in having two arms and two legs, two eyes and a mouth, but there the resemblance ended. His(?) skin was purple, creased and lined in ways unlike any human face. He wore a green, white and black costume, and his head turned towards her, weakly, as she pried open the canopy.

From an Avengers crossover with some particularly silly conspiracy theories I'll probably never complete.

The guard backed out and Loki studied the scroll, wondering if Odin had somehow broken from his forced Odinsleep and controlled the raven, in some plot to regain control of Asgard. It was rolled up, held closed by a red ribbon and a dark green wax seal. One side of the seal showed a woman in heavy robes sitting on a throne, holding a mace and wearing a crown, surrounded by a circle of tiny letters, the other a complicated coat of arms. He concentrated, and used a tiny portion of his power to translate the words into All-Speak. “Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the Britons and her other realms Queen, Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, Defender of the Faith.” He tried to remember; the Britons were one of the Midgard tribes, of course, the ones living on that ridiculous little island to the north. They’d had some sort of empire, he thought, but since it wasn’t mentioned on the seal he doubted it still existed.
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whswhs
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Time:2015-01-25 02:30 am (UTC)
Well, I'm definitely interested in the Green Lantern one.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-01-25 09:40 am (UTC)
I need to figure out some plot-holes before I start posting it. The main one is why Earth governments would accept Green Lantern Corps credentials from someone wearing a silly costume and mask...
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whswhs
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Time:2015-01-25 05:06 pm (UTC)
I suppose it depends how much power the Green Lantern can demonstrate. In one of my supers campaigns, I assumed that the top end supers were so powerful that they could pose a meaningful threat to a nation-state—at least to a midrank one like the UK or Israel or Japan—and that they had been given diplomatic recognition as sovereign, with their residences as "embassies." That would be too powerful for anything like conventional superheroes, of course (though The Authority and Miracleman both went there). On the other hand, your typical streetlevel hero, say Batman in 1940 or Daredevil now, is never going to be of serious interest to the great powers. There's probably a sweet spot somewhere in between in terms of power.

Of course, they also have to convince the world's governments that they're not a threat that has to be put down.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-01-25 06:24 pm (UTC)
This is my Supergirl Returns multiple crossover universe which already has Batman, Superman, Supergirl and Hancock (yes, the poster boy for irresponsible use of superpowers) and was visited by Zod and friends (not to mention Daleks etc. since it's a universe that came back a little wrong when the TARDIS blew up and The Doctor rebooted it). They know just how much damage someone with superpowers can do, ditto alien invasions. Against that background, a Green Lantern turning up and saying "I'm the interstellar police force for the region containing this solar system, please sign up so that you will be eligible for our protection and allowed to buy advanced tech from aliens" is going to sound reasonable - I'm just not sure how reasonable.
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whswhs
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Time:2015-01-25 07:01 pm (UTC)
They may at least be relieved to encounter someone who has an official organization to report to and rules of engagement, rather than being a total loose cannon. Even Kal and Kara are really only restrained by their own personal judgment, after all.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-01-25 08:28 pm (UTC)
That's true - it's what I hope they'll think, without necessarily thinking through all of the implications. Such as Earth's governments having to obey the law...
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