Monday, May 3, 2010

It's a Bird, It's a Plane...No, it's SuperLiz!



I probably spend an unhealthy amount of time thinking about super powers.

I want to have them.

I have a big fat crush on Batman, although Superman is pretty darn swell, too. If a new superhero movie is coming out, I want to see it. From Hancock to Iron Man, X-Men to Watchmen, I love them all.

And after giving it some serious thought, I've decided what superpower I would like to have most of all. Are you ready for it?

TELEPORTATION!!! *swoons, faints*

*comes to*

Sure, flying and super strength would be great. Laser eyes, controlling the weather, making fire, ice, or even paperclips would be a great party trick. But teleportation is where it's at.

Now let me be specific--I want the kind of teleportation that we saw in the movie Jumper. I want to go anywhere in the world, arrive in my clothes without a hair out of place, and be able to take other people and things with me. And I don't want it to hurt like Harry Potter describes Apparation. Just dress appropriately, choose the destination and voila!

I would never have to drive to work again. I could sleep until 5 minutes before I had to be at the conference table for report. I could go on vacation and never get a hotel room--I'd just come home every night. My own bed, all my clothes, and my favorite shampoo and conditioner just waiting for me with no packing hassles.

Got a few extra hours? How about dinner in Paris? How about lunch with a friend in Texas, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, or even Dublin, Ireland? (Note: Love you, Slingers. *kiss, kiss*) Moving truck? Forget that, I'll just sit on the couch and zap it to my new house. I'd never go through airport security again, I'd never be late for anything, I'd never forget an ingredient at the grocery store...

I'm getting all swoony again. I have to stop talking about this or I'll just be depressed.

So, what would you choose as YOUR superpower?

- Liz


8 comments:

Elaine Bayless said...

I'll go old school with popeye. I'd like to be able to eat a certain food: chocolate, not spinach; and then be super strong.

Kristan said...

Hmm, you make a very good case for teleportation... I'm sort of greedy, though, I might want a slew of things, like Superman has. :P

Richard Scott said...

Teleportation is cool, no doubt, but for the pure physical joy, I think flight would be the key. Being able to fly very fast, or slowly as desire dictates... ah, yes. Flight.

KLM said...

I would have the power to re-read books I love as if it were the first time I read them. And I could transfer that to others as well. Now THAT would be awesome.

Jill Kemerer said...

Yours sounds wonderful! I don't know what mine would be. I wouldn't want x-ray vision or super-hearing because, let's face it, ther are things I don't want to see or hear! But maybe superspeed--the ability to run at the speed of light?

Liz Czukas said...

Thanks for all your answers, everybody! I love hearing what everyone's favorite powers are.

- Liz

eleven said...

I'm always late to the party, and your party has the best games...

I'd like telepathy. I am always trying to read minds anyway, and get myself into the worst of trouble because I am currently so very bad at it.

Can Omniscience be a super power? Because I would really like to KNOW IT ALL, to never be wrong about anything ever again, and to help the common man with my super wisdom. I day dream about that sometimes, and I wouldn't even mind looking like Yoda in order to get there.

myliteraryquest said...

I can't decide between the ability to freeze time or that of mind-to-mind communication. They both have big perks and serious drawbacks...