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Wednesday Blogging: If I had super powers

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So, I guess this week is about having superpowers. To be honest, I’m on the fence about superpowers. On the one hand, if I had, say, the ability to bi-locate, or teleportation, or even just some kind of flying power, that would be pretty rad. But I’m afraid of getting a shitty power, like on Misfits, where the one guy’s power was controlling milk. I mean, he used it to kill people. But I’m not sure murder by dairy is the best super power.

So, I guess if I were going to have a super power, mine would be:

THAT PILL FROM LIMITLESS.

I know that’s technically not a power, and also, I’ve never seen the movie, but in the preview dude writes a bestselling book and shit in a few hours, and get hot chicks, and something in there involved Robert De Niro. Like I said, I don’t know what exactly the plot was, because I was more concerned with the part where he became a super productive and successful novelist, but those movies where people make Faustian bargains always work out, right? There’s no chance of being addicted to super high-powered performance enhancing drugs isn’t going to be a positive for me, right?

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“Do it, Jenny! What could go wrong?”

Failing that, I would love to have the ability to time travel. Although, I think for something like that you have to have an actual time machine, which is less a superpower and more a Time Lord thing. So forget I mentioned it.

For more talk about superpowers and what we would do with them, visit the other Wednesday bloggers:

 Gwendolyn Cease • Bronwyn Green • Jessica Jarman • Kris Norris • Kellie St. James

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20 Comments

  1. I saw Limitless, and all I could think through the entire movie was “Why not me!?!?!? I need that pill.” But…then things went awry. So I guess maybe I want that pill without the side effects? Oh wait…I think that’s Adderall.

    July 9, 2014
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  2. Tori
    Tori

    Some friends were talking about this on facebook the other day and I asked if we could consider Tony Stark’s brain a superpower. Never did get an answer on that, but that’s the one I’d want if I could pick. I mean, you wouldn’t really even need to start out with billions of dollars to accomplish some pretty amazing things. Also, if I could obtain this superpower through, say, making out with RDJ, that would be fine by me.

    July 9, 2014
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  3. Sara
    Sara

    I think you already have a super power hon-not just anyone can Defy Convention! Ah, Superman time travelled and dimension hopped by exceeding the speed of light physically, and a few other Superheroes used other methods.

    July 9, 2014
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  4. I’m not very ambitious when it comes to superpowers. I think Aquaman is cool. No, seriously. I want to be able to live underwater and control fish.

    But if I could pick any superpower, I’d want to be Cypher. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypher_(comics) To be able to speak, read, and understand any language? SO COOL.

    July 9, 2014
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  5. Akri
    Akri

    I tend to go with the somewhat cliche answer of ‘flight’, both because it would be hella fun, and because if I could fly I wouldn’t have any reason to be afraid of heights any more.

    July 9, 2014
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  6. Betsy
    Betsy

    I would want to be able to stop time, so I could just pause my workday and go read a book, or sleep for 10 hours between 5:45 and 5:46 am after staying up all night playing video games.

    Also, when my kids colored all over the dog I could take a 2-hour timeout before dealing with it.

    July 9, 2014
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  7. I recently wrote a rap (and the world did not end because a white girl from the middle of nowhere wrote a rap) called “If Beer Could Give Me Superpowers.” While I was writing it, I really had to figure out what powers I’d actually want.
    Still haven’t narrowed it down. The list is long.
    And it rhymes.

    July 9, 2014
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    • Akri
      Akri

      I never knew I wanted to hear a rap about beer-induced super powers until this moment.

      July 9, 2014
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  8. I’d want psychokinesis, like Jean Grey in X-men, and be able to move shit around with my mind, and to be able to levitate myself, hence being able to fly.

    July 9, 2014
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    • Lieke
      Lieke

      I was just going to say that I would want to be able to fly, but this is better. Though, maybe now I’m being greedy. Being able to fly would be awesome. I still regularly dream about flying. So relaxing. Like swimming in the air.

      July 14, 2014
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  9. Harsha
    Harsha

    I’ve thought a lot about this and my super power would be to see into anyone’s home from the outside (not as a peeping tom but only to see how they decorated) and then be able to rearrange their furnishings without them knowing it was me that did it. It is a travesty that people live all their lives with pictures hung too high! Can’t you feel that imbalance?! Were you on stilts when these were hung?! Don’t you know that your furniture is too big when you have two inches from the couch to the coffee table?! This, my friends, would save lives… and my ability to pay attention to your conversation while sitting in your living room.

    July 9, 2014
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  10. I always answer ‘reality warping’, cos then I could just make it so I had all the other powers anyway. Total question hack.

    July 9, 2014
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  11. Promise
    Promise

    I can think of downsides to pretty much every super power out there. Honestly, I think I’d rather have my own Tardis than have any super powers. Then, being super crazy rich is practically like having super powers. Nah, Tardis still wins.

    July 9, 2014
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  12. OMG, Misfits… Yeah, that’s what would happen to me if I really ended up with superpowers… No doubt in my mind.

    July 9, 2014
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  13. pam
    pam

    My kid says his super power would be to create portals to wherever he wants or needs to go becuase he hates rideing in the car and so he could go anywhere in the world but always sleep in his own bed at night. He also says it will save us lots of time and gas

    July 10, 2014
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  14. I keep reading this, and really enjoy them, and every week I wonder to myself how one gets involved in a blogging group such as this. So this week, I’m going to the source: Jenny, any thoughts on how one would set up/join a blogging group?

    July 10, 2014
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    July 10, 2014
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  16. Flo
    Flo

    I would want the ability to see in to the future long enough to buy a winning Powerball ticket. That’s all.

    July 11, 2014
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    July 11, 2014
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