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Disabled superwoman

21 Jan 2020 23:14 #66519 by Thefirstone
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lfan wrote:

erikphandel wrote: Also, a girl wheelchair-bound who suddenly gets the ability to fly. Could be a emotional story if done right


Fantastic idea! 


If her powers involved transformation I could see there being a temptation to give up on her normal identity entirely.
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22 Jan 2020 01:33 #66520 by HikerAngel
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Nice idea, Thefirstone! You have half the writers on the site in a tizzy! ;)

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22 Jan 2020 05:17 #66523 by algae2k
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... kinda like a Captain Marvel, Jr. type deal?

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22 Jan 2020 05:18 #66524 by algae2k
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Thefirstone wrote:

lfan wrote:

erikphandel wrote: Also, a girl wheelchair-bound who suddenly gets the ability to fly. Could be a emotional story if done right


Fantastic idea! 


If her powers involved transformation I could see there being a temptation to give up on her normal identity entirely.


... kinda like a Captain Marvel, Jr. type deal?

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22 Jan 2020 05:45 #66525 by jumperprime
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erikphandel wrote: This is a story I will write someday (tm). A woman with multiple personality disorder, each one with a different superpower. It's probably been done before but I think I would be able to put an interesting spin on it


Sounds like Legion from Marvel Comics.IIRC, he's Charles Xavier's son and has multiple personality disorder with each personality having a different power. Telekinesis, telepathy, I'm not sure what else.

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22 Jan 2020 07:55 #66526 by guimachajo1
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the character of Stephanie Maas / Critical Mass from the story Rising Stars by J. Michael Straczynski comes to mind. She has a double personality for hiding the abuse she suffers for her father. being one of the personalities that has the super powers.

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22 Jan 2020 09:44 #66527 by Woodclaw
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Thefirstone wrote:

lfan wrote:

erikphandel wrote: Also, a girl wheelchair-bound who suddenly gets the ability to fly. Could be a emotional story if done right


Fantastic idea! 


If her powers involved transformation I could see there being a temptation to give up on her normal identity entirely.


This is a story I can get behind... in actual fact I pulled a reversal of this in 2013 , isnpired by Dunnere's work.

(formerly Anon, still Librarian)

"What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?" ("Gentleman" John Marcone)

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23 Jan 2020 00:44 #66537 by HikerAngel
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Thank you for this idea, Thefirstone! I just finished my take on this. It is, by far, my favorite of the superwoman stories I've written. I called it Unknown Hands.

https://hikerangel.com/free-stories/unknown-hands/
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23 Jan 2020 01:13 #66538 by Thefirstone
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23 Jan 2020 16:34 - 23 Jan 2020 16:35 #66562 by The Highlander
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Thefirstone wrote: Speaking of autism, it occurs to me that super senses would make that very hard to live
with.


That might depend a little on the person, several of my friends really struggle with crowds while I am largely unaffected. Also I always assumed that super senses would be a partly active power where the person with them is only aware of a 'normal' sense level until they concentrate or a part of their subconscious picks up a relevant input (like a cry for help).

Could still be an interesting story about someone who struggles to cope with too much information.

Also there was a story MagnusMagneto on DeviantArt wrote called Equality: Genesis about a girl with  muscular dystrophy who starts off in a wheelchair unable to feed herself and after undergoing an experimental treatment (and years of very hard work) ends up as one of the strongest people on earth. It's a FMG story rather than super powers (and was a patreon story) but was still a very touching an emotional tale.
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23 Jan 2020 20:43 - 23 Jan 2020 20:44 #66571 by slim36
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Apparently aging affects ability to process extra information like background noise.  Descriptions of supervision and hearing might be accurate to focus on some distant sound or object obscured by clutter and background noise.

As you age, the way your senses (hearing, vision, taste, smell, touch) give you information about the world changes. Your senses become
less sharp, and this can make it harder for you to notice details.
Sensory changes can affect your lifestyle. You may have problems communicating,
enjoying activities, and staying involved with people. Sensory changes
can lead to isolation.
Your senses receive information from your environment. This information can be in the form of sound, light,
smells, tastes, and touch. Sensory information is converted into nerve
signals that are carried to the brain. There, the signals are turned
into meaningful sensations.
A certain amount of stimulation is required before you become aware of a sensation. This minimum level of
sensation is called the threshold. Aging raises this threshold. You need
more stimulation to be aware of the sensation.
Aging can affect all of the senses, but usually hearing and vision are most affected.
Devices such as glasses and hearing aids, or lifestyle changes can
improve your ability to hear and see. ( medlineplus.gov/ency/article/004013.htm )
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23 Jan 2020 22:14 #66574 by shadar
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slim36 wrote: Apparently aging affects ability to process extra information like background noise.  Descriptions of supervision and hearing might be accurate to focus on some distant sound or object obscured by clutter and background noise.

As you age, the way your senses (hearing, vision, taste, smell, touch) give you information about the world changes. Your senses become
less sharp, and this can make it harder for you to notice details.
Sensory changes can affect your lifestyle. You may have problems communicating,
enjoying activities, and staying involved with people. Sensory changes
can lead to isolation.
Your senses receive information from your environment. This information can be in the form of sound, light,
smells, tastes, and touch. Sensory information is converted into nerve
signals that are carried to the brain. There, the signals are turned
into meaningful sensations.
A certain amount of stimulation is required before you become aware of a sensation. This minimum level of
sensation is called the threshold. Aging raises this threshold. You need
more stimulation to be aware of the sensation.
Aging can affect all of the senses, but usually hearing and vision are most affected.
Devices such as glasses and hearing aids, or lifestyle changes can
improve your ability to hear and see. ( medlineplus.gov/ency/article/004013.htm )


From the perspective of a guy in his 70's, the only thing I really notice is that my hearing signal-to-noise ratio has gotten much poorer. I can't carry on a conversation in a noisy bar or restaurant, but I can pass a normal hearing test just fine.  Just can't tease words out of noise very well. 

Solution is simple... I moved to one of the quietest places on Earth -- the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State in the farthest NW corner of the continental US, just across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Vancouver Island, BC. A place where all our air comes across 5000 miles of the North Pacific Ocean, and there are very few people and no industry or roads of any note. 

A location a short drive from my house has been declared the quietest place on the planet, (in the Hoh Rain Forest) based on some folks who go around measuring such things.

One of my Labradors has the same problem that I do. She can only hear when the background noise is diminishing small. The vet says she's stone deaf, but I can prove otherwise. His office is far too noisy to measure her hearing. In my quiet backyard, up on a deck in the trees, she can hear a squirrel chattering from a hundred yards away.

Life is about making adjustments...

Shadar

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24 Jan 2020 03:57 #66582 by TwiceOnThursdays
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lfan wrote:

erikphandel wrote: Also, a girl wheelchair-bound who suddenly gets the ability to fly. Could be a emotional story if done right


Fantastic idea! 


Arsenel, the Full Metal SuperHero by Jeffery Haskell deals in this territory.

The main character, Amelia, is in a wheel chair.  She builds iron man-like armor which can walk/fly/etc, but outside of it, she's still in a wheelchair.   Arsenal ranges over some large super-hero topics (alien invasion, finding her lost parents, upgrading her armor, etc).

I think there are 8 novels and some crossover to novels about Wraith.  She's a former super-model, her family gets killed by a super-powered drug cartel.  She ends up a super-powered Punisher-like character that hunts them down and kills them.  Eventually, her adventures cross over with Arsenel. 

I enjoyed both. I don't think what you want to do is quite the same thing though.  Getting native powers that counter your disability is not the same psychologically, plus the personality of the characters drives the story.

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25 Jan 2020 06:42 #66610 by ace191
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It sounds like you have a discrimination issue which is common in people your age.  You hear the sound, but you cannot figure out what is being said.  Not infrequently, you cannot understand strangers, but you have little or no trouble understanding a spouse that you hear every day.

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26 Jan 2020 05:21 - 26 Jan 2020 05:24 #66620 by HikerAngel
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shadar wrote: Solution is simple... I moved to one of the quietest places on Earth -- the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State in the farthest NW corner of the continental US, just across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Vancouver Island, BC. A place where all our air comes across 5000 miles of the North Pacific Ocean, and there are very few people and no industry or roads of any note.

You’re kidding! I just wrote a story about a boondocking trip to Forks the other day that involved the Lady of the Lake legend from Lake Crescent. It a lousy story or I would link it here. :)

The Olympic peninsula is one of my favorite places. It’s so beautiful and unique.

PNW represent!

Edit: Remembered I wrote a second horror story about the peninsula as well several weeks back. This one is also not very good, but at least marginally better:
https://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/2207679-Footprints

One of these days, I’ll do the region justice with a halfway decent story.
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26 Jan 2020 05:51 #66623 by shadar
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HikerAngel wrote:

shadar wrote: Solution is simple... I moved to one of the quietest places on Earth -- the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State in the farthest NW corner of the continental US, just across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Vancouver Island, BC. A place where all our air comes across 5000 miles of the North Pacific Ocean, and there are very few people and no industry or roads of any note.

You’re kidding! I just wrote a story about a boondocking trip to Forks the other day that involved the Lady of the Lake legend from Lake Crescent. It a lousy story or I would link it here. :)

The Olympic peninsula is one of my favorite places. It’s so beautiful and unique.

PNW represent!

Edit: Remembered I wrote a second horror story about the peninsula as well several weeks back. This one is also not very good, but at least marginally better:
https://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/2207679-Footprints

One of these days, I’ll do the region justice with a halfway decent story.


Horror isn't my genre, but your story got the place and feeling right. The Olympics can be the most joyous of places, but also the creepiest as well. Depends on the place and time and mostly the weather. And people disappear all the time. . 

Summer always makes me wish for winter, but by the time February comes around my thoughts are of summer. The joy of changing seasons. There is always something to look forward to. Thankfully I like trees and rain (well, when it's not February). 

I've considered writing a Sasquatch story a few times, but I know people who live here who take it all super seriously. I'm not a believer, but I've heard things on the wind deep in the woods that made me wonder. Just a little. 

Shadar

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29 Jan 2020 02:34 - 29 Jan 2020 02:46 #66647 by clipfreak
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I like the way they handled it on shield

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