Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 14A few days later Dianna handed Tommy a sketch.“What’s this Dia?” He looked over the colored drawing.“A concept for your hero costume, what you thought Abby was just going to let you get her car dirty every time you decided to take a job with us?”“So I am a member of Defense Force now?”“Well you were planning to have job over the summer right?”“Yeah, um is this costume going to be spandex?” She smiled at him.“No it was going to be like my hoodie, one of Tabitha’s Kevlar cotton hybrids, but if you want it to be spandex…”she winked at him. As if on cue the plump girl in the silver hoodie came up.“Dianna think you can put a rush job on Tommy’s costume?” The girl adjusted her glasses while catching her breath.“Why what’s up?” The brunette asked with a smile bright enough to rival the sun.“The Mayor is honoring us this Saturday!”The fateful day
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 13The green Dodge arrived quickly.“I love that licenses plate changer you got me Bit. And the 3mr1d5k3r plate you got me.” Emerald Striker commented getting out of the vehicle. Lightning got out of the shotgun seat.“Well we better follow the sounds of chaos.” The yellow hoodie wearer commented looking at the path craved from destruction before them. Tommy gulped looking at the toppled cars. ‘How is that we can bring forth this much anarchy,’ circled through his mind.“Alright let’s get after them!” Circuit declared setting her gun to stun.They proceeded into the thick of things. Loud screams and music drowned out the hero’s shouting of ‘cease and desist’.“That thing got a megaphone?” Emerald Striker asked poking her girlfriend’s armor.“Oh it’s got something waaaay better.” Circuit smirked behind her helmet. Suddenly all the electronic devices in the area with a speaker h
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 12Tommy and Dianna were silently playing their PSPs when Tabitha and Abby returned.“Wow they broke from the debating,” Abby whispered into Tabitha's ear. Tabitha couldn't help but giggle a bit, pulling her friends away from their games.“What's so funny?” Tommy asked.“Oh nothing. Just the fact you caught super powers!”“What?” Tommy laughed at the idea.“It's true,” Abby said turning the television on, “hey they're near downtown. Maybe they busted the punks who hurt ya Bit?” She turned up the news cast.“We are here in Downtown San Francisco where a protest has turned into a full scale riot!” The reporter said as the background displayed many scenes of chaos. Windows being smashed, cars being toppled. “Police have arrived on scene, in riot gear, however…” That is when a huge missile hit the ground in front of the officers.“Holy shit,” the quartet of teens said in unison.
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 11“Well hi, Abby, Tabitha,” Claudia said brightly inviting her son's best friends in.“Where is Tommy?” Audrey asked sitting down on the couch as the plump glasses wearer, and the semi-muscular girl in the all but tattered black t-Shirt made their way into the living room.“We'll ask the questions around here Dr. Harrper!” Tabitha decided to play bad cop.“What Tabitha means to say Audrey,” Abby began as they sat, and Claudia crawled up with her wife, “Today Tommy made rocks fly.” Tabitha busted out.“Um what?” His parents scratched their heads in confusion.“Yeah,” Abby resumed calmly, “and ever since then he's been leaking this ‘other worldly’ radiation. So guess what I am trying to ask is…”“HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TURNING HIM INTO AN ALIEN WEAPON!?!?!” Tabitha interrupted. Abby rolled her eyes.“Is there anything that might not be of this world?” T
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 10“Just call Abby,” Tommy complained as he played his PSP in one of Tabitha’s human sized study tubes, “but give me my clothes back!”“Beat that level yet?” Tabitha attempts to change the subject.“Call Abby now,” Tommy reiterates ignoring her question, “why did you take my clothes!”“I mean people don't just spontaneously control rocks, and now you are oozing a strange radiation! I have to get the clothes examined since they might have absorbed a good chunk of it from when you first attacked.”“You know Abby is smart too, so call her.”“Maybe after a nap, fresh eyes you.”“TABITHA CALL ABBY NOW! AND GET ME SOME CLOTHES!”“Ok, okay.” After a short bit Tommy was sitting in a chair pulling on the shirt that had ‘20% Cooler in 10 Seconds Flat!’ written across it.“You are cruel Tabitha,” he groaned.“Sorry, but Winslow is having your clo
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 9On their way back out of the office, they noticed that the crowd had grown.“Last chance on the sunglasses,” Tommy jokingly suggested once more.“Like you said not many people know I am, it is like I have a secret identity even though I don’t hide it.” Tabitha adjusted her glasses.“OH BEHOLD MY FELLOW MEMBERS OF THE LONG DEAD MIDDLE CLASS! THERE IS ONE OF THE MURDERS OF OUR SOCIAL CLASS, or as they like to be called a one percenter, TABITHA LANNING!” The leader of this ‘peaceful’ assembly screamed over his megaphone. It was as if he knew that this would change the situation from a soft boil to raging inferno, because almost immediately, members of the gathering broke off and raced towards the young teens.“Uh, oh,” Tabitha commented as she and Tommy began running away from the gang. Looking back they saw many of them getting weapons, mostly rocks and chunks of concrete, but a few did manage to pick up some pipes out of
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 8They proceeded downtown.“STAND DOWN SAN FRANCISCO!” A group of people shouted in unison.“Ugh great, Occupy Wall Street ended, now they needed a new target.” Tabitha scowls heading to the Doctor’s office.“Yeah seems Silicon Valley tech companies are the target now…should I get you some sun glasses?”“No.” She pouted at her dark skinned companion.“I’m just saying if I was in your position, I would totally want shades.” Tommy’s golden eyes sparked with nervousness. “Yeah right,” Tabitha remarked rolling her blue eyes as they walked towards the office."I'm serious," Tommy pleaded as Tabitha made her way to the vending machine on the corner."Uh huh, sure," Tabitha sarcastically replied as she opened her root beer."You quit your diet?""No it is diet," Tabitha commented looking over her drink."Why are you on it anyway?" Tommy raised an eyebrow, "I mean that 'armor' looked like it w
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 7“Was the outfit change really necessary, Tabitha?” Tommy asked as they walked into the lab.“Yes, yes it was,” Tabitha exclaimed as she rushed to her work bench, lab coat swishing with each step. “Mind handing me the blow torch?” She asked adjusting her goggles and brushing one of her hot pink highlights away.“Sure,” he hands it to her, “so what are you working on anyway?”“The reason I'm on my diet.” She says using the blow torch. Moments of constant work passed until... “Behold!” Tabitha declares as her work bench rises up to reveal.“Chrome armor?” Tommy suspiciously raised an eyebrow.“I call it ‘Project Circuit.’ Because ‘Circuit’ would be my super heroine name.”“What are you talking about?”“It's just an emergency measure, Tommy. I mean ever since I installed that chip into me,” she instinctively pointed to her
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 6 “-so STUPID?” The tall red head with a pixie cut unknowingly and not so eloquently finished the question across town as she slammed the hood of her green 1969 Dodge Challenger down.“I still can't believe you dumped Tommy, for know-it-all Tabitha, who you constantly argue with all the Abby!” The skinny brunette girl comments as she hands the red head a towel.“Thanks, Dianna,” Abby replies as she towel off, “, and I didn't dump Tommy we both work better as friends, plus he's not really my type.”“What a boy? I mean with your Power Girl rack you could have any guy.” Dianna pouted folding her arms over her, certainly flatter than Abby’s, chest.“No, when I want a guy I want one who's strong, maybe a bit sensitive, and Tommy's just a nice guy. But with the ladies. All I want is at least one of the three Bs, brains, boobs, or bucks, in that order. Bit has all three.”“Yet her chest is flatter t
On Artistic Motivation - Part 1There are some points stated regarding the motivation for art creation that are very often repeated and, since they originate in some considerably influential artists and are usually illustrated with pretty, witty pictures, colorful metaphors and authoritative language, are frequently taken as fact by many people. I am writing this text because these points do not sit well with me at all, and I wish to give you my own, kind-of-alternative view on the nature of artistic motivation.What Bothers MeThe issue is the definition of a "correct" motivation for art creation, one that consists in the obtainment of self-satisfaction from the very act of creating art, or from the appreciation of its concrete results (the artwork). This approach favors considering the "artist-artwork" pair as an isolated, self-feeding loop: the artist creates the artwork, obtains immediate satisfaction from it (whether from the act or the result, is indifferent), and that motivates them to create
Ian Flynn Cooling Off on Sally and Sonic, or is heSomeone asked me a question on given art, space and the question was about my thoughts on Ian Flynn not showing any sonic and Sally moments in the comic for the time being. Well, I look at it like this, I believe what Ian Flynn is doing is cooling down the Sonic and Sally relationship of the time being.What that means, is that Ian, like many others out there has gotten sick and tired of the shipping wars between the fan's, and feels that the only way he is going to put a stop to it, is to stop showcasing the special romantic/flirting moments of Sonic and Sally and Sonic and Amy.In my opinion, I believe that Ian Flynn is going to slowly build the Sonic and Sally relationship on a romantic level back up to the point that it will be less confusing and hopefully more acceptable by fans who by that time it happens, from Ian's point of view, both have a better understanding as to why Sonic and Sally are together and are meant to be together. Let's not forget that Ian Fly
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Message from EbolaWe are EbolaWe are one of millions of diseases... the product of nature's undeniable law...That law? Everything has a predator... We are natural selection coming to keep you humans in line...How stupid you humans are that you think you can defeat us viruses... or that you think you are safe from us...We are forever evolving or going into hibernation until your defenses begin to crumble... Smallpox may have been vanquished but some of my brothers like Polio have flaunted how stupid those pitiful Arabs of Syria and Pakistanis have been at lowering their defenses. He once had a good line, "When humans fight, disease is sneaking behind them with daggers"...We do not attack based simply on race or gender. We prey on those who are weak. Weakness is to us as salt is to your meats...Even now we are planning the ultimate epidemics for us to strike back against you sheep. As bacteria evolve to resist your antibiotics, we gain a beachhead in this epic hunt...You may be pleading to us to le
NEW JOB! WHOOPWHOOP!I now have a new jobI work at a GIANT/Martins nearby and will not be on.... AS MUCH.... as I normally amSURE I will be on and I will still draw and I will still respond BUT if it takes a while then blame the work
Louis's thoughts on Robin WilliamsYou know, death is always the most and yet least predictable thing in all of existence. You know that it WILL happen, but you never know WHEN.Robin Williams was just a non-stop laugh generator. He almost didn’t have to come up with new material he was just on all the time and he would never stop……until now. I guess his depression and addiction problems were the tradeoff for his tremendous talent. It’s ironic if you think about it, he could bring so much happiness to so many others and make it seem so easy, and yet have such a hard time bringing it to himself. It got so bad that he decided to one day end his life. I had not known about his mental struggles until now. In fact he had been in and out of rehab multiple times. He used to be on cocaine, it was what gave him so much energy while performing standup, until his friend John Belushi died form an overdose in 1982. After that he just quit cold turkey. He was also a good friend with Christopher Reeve, so much
Who or What Is Mjax MajoranWHO OR WHAT IS MJAX MAJORAN!?Mjax Majoran, or Mjax is a number of things.... so I thought I would clear it all upMjax Majoran As a Psudonym/PenNameMjax Majoran as a screen name is just a name, but it's origins and pronunciation are quite the story,The Mj half of Mjax is shortform For Markjake, which in turn is a Combination of My Real name, and my First Cat's name, MarkJake was the original screen name I used online, and to this day in some cases still do. MJ is also a joke at my 8 year old self proclaimed nickname, which combined my middle initial with my First initial.Jax on it's own is simply there to make the name sound cooler, but it also ties to an old game called Ball and Jacks, sometimes referred to as Jax, as a Kid me and my friends had an obsession with the letter X for a time, this is another reason I use the name.Mjax is actually pronounced oddly, with the sound Of The M being separate from the JaxEM Jacks is the proper pronunciationMajoran, is a na
Metaphors, Metaphors everywhere!You know what, ever heard "In the belly of a whale"? I take it as a metaphor, how? Like you have a BIG problem you stuck in, like in Pinocchio, they are "In the belly of a whale", they are underwater, and trapped inside a sea mammal, that is a big problem, or in the Decemberists' Mariner's Revenge song, it is literal, but it is also metaphorical, in his case, he is trapped in the belly of a whale, but he also is homeless, and an orphan. He had a sweet mother, I would've stayed with her if I were him, especially, "Find him, bind him, break his fingers, to splinters, then drag him to a hole, until he wakes up, naked, clawing at the ceiling at his grave..." I would love a girl who could be like that, so evil, but so nice.
RorschachRorschach is a moter fucking badass this is a promo saying read Watchmen and/or be one of the ones that Watches the Watchmen.