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||[Sep. 18th, 2008|07:44 am]
Superhero Stamp: Find Your Inner Hero!
xx I made a promise… xx
Name: Elizabeth Ray (though I'm generally just called Betsy and/or Eli)
Occupation (And do you like it? What would you like to do?): Student right now, working to become a mechanical engineer. I had an internship over this summer at a company called Alstom Power, and I think I'd like to work at a job like that. It's mainly a desk job, but you get to travel a lot, and that's the sort of thing I'd love.
Astrological sign (And do you think it applies?): Pisces. I think it didn't really used to apply to me, but as I've gotten older I've sorta grown into it.
xx You wouldn't like me when I’m angry… xx
Likes: Reading/writing, hanging out with my friends and just watching some movies/TV, playing field hockey, horror movies, comic books, some Broadway (and by that I mean mostly Wicked)
Dislikes: Homophobia, closets (it's a thing), any sort of bug at all, dishonesty, people who talk about [insert an issue] when they know nothing about it, people who are extremely religious
Hobbies: Reading, writing, making fanmixes, just lying around listening to music
Talents: Well, I think that I'm a pretty good field hockey player. I've been playing since seventh grade (so nine years now) and I absolutely love it. I love the game and I love playing, and I play for my college, which is amazing. I think that I'm also pretty good at making people laugh.
Strengths: I'm good at being a friend and being there for my friends when they need me. Although I can get passionate about some issues and whatnot, I generally tend to be a rather laid back and easy-going person. I like to just have fun and make people laugh.
Weaknesses: On the downside, I'm pretty shy. Once I'm in a set group of friends, I'm okay, it's just that I hate branching out and meeting new people. Because of this I have a hard time making new friends. And I can be rather blunt, which I think turns people off.
What makes you the most…
Happy?: Just being with my friends. Also field hockey usually makes me pretty happy, except, of course, when we lose.
Sad?: A lot of things make me sad, though it's usually stupid things, like seeing bad things happen to fictional characters. Seeing bad things in real life makes me sad, but in a different way. More depressed than sad, I think.
Angry?: Again, a lot of things make me angry. Politics make me angry, as do people who use religion as a crutch and try to justify their actions with it. I also can't stand it when people have an opportunity to better themselves and just choose not to.
Silly/stupid?: Alcohol is a big factor, but I don't really drink all that much. When I'm with my friends though I can get really ridiculous sometimes.
Uncomfortable?: Awkward silences. That and hanging around couples that are all over to each other. Also men usually make me uncomfortable, though this is not always the case. If I've known the guy for a while and he's alright, I don't mind.
xx With great power… xx
What's your favorite/ideal superpower? Why?: I've always liked the idea of flight, just because I think it's rather efficient in terms of getting around. Plus I think it gives you an advantage over enemies who do have this power. I probably would just use it for my own personal benefit, however.
Who's your favorite hero? Why?: I love Karolina Dean from Runaways. She was the character that first got me into the book, and I've loved her since the first page. She's just so different from so many heroes, and I like that she has insecurities and doubts too, because it makes her more human. Granted, all of the Runaways characters are like that, but Karolina has ones that I personally can relate to, so I feel the closest to her. Aside from that, who doesn't like sparkly rainbows aliens?
It's okay, lots of us have fictional crushes. Do you have one? Who is it, and why are you so sweet on them?: Oh God, I have a ton, and they're from all over. Hmm. I'd probably have to go with Willow from Buffy, because I've had a crush on her for forever. And she's even more awesome in the comics now, which doesn't help.
Is there anyone you really admire? Who and why?: I really admire the actress Kristin Chenoweth, because she had to work so hard in her life and she had a lot going against her, but she always worked hard and kept at it, and eventually she got to be where she is today. Just the way she never gave up; it's inspiring.
Would you use your powers strictly for business . . . or would you find more -- let's just say creative -- uses for them?: Well, like I mentioned above, I'd probably just use my powers in "creative" ways, by which I mean I would just use them for myself (like say, if I had flight, I'd just fly everywhere). I could even see myself going the Julie Powers route (in Loners) and trying to make it big in Hollywood by using them.
What would your costume look like?: I've never really liked the idea of costumes, but I suppose that I absolutely had to wear one, I'd want one similar to Raven's. I just love the whole idea of her face always being covered with her hood, no matter the angle. It makes one more mysterious, I think.
What would your arch nemesis be like?: Really, I'd prefer not to have an arch nemesis, if I could help it. Though I must admit that I really don't know what they'd be like, because I can't imagine having that sort of rivalry with someone. But I'm sure if I was a superhero I'd make enemies and they'd probably be someone who felt I'd wronged them in the past.
Would you be a part of a team? Do you have a certain one in mind?: I'd probably be part of a team, if I decided to use my powers to help others. Strength comes in numbers and besides, I don't think it would be much fun superheroing on my own. I'd like to be a younger team though, like the Teen Titans/Runaways/Young Avengers. I'd even be part of the group in NYX, if it was possible. I wouldn't want to really get that involved in the superhero lifestyle, though.
xx Then you know, justice has two sides… xx
Superman or Batman?: Batman. I like that one man could be that amazing at so many things but not even have any "real" powers.
Captain America or Iron Man?: Captain America. Seriously, I do not agree with the Superhero Registration Act at all and think Tony was an ass for supporting it.
Brawn or beauty?: Beauty, even though I think that you can have both. Both would fade as one got older, so I guess in the long run it really doesn't matter.
Leader or follower?: Follower. I pretty much just like to go with the crowd or the majority opinion. I can't just be told what to do, I mean, I think for myself, but I don't really consider myself much of a leader.
Shy or outgoing?: Depends on the situation. I'd lean more towards shy, though. I don't really like branching out and meeting new people; I like to stick to my solid group of friends if I can help it.
Black or white?: Gray. I feel quite indecisive about this one. I think my mind's turning it into some sort of political/criminal/social thing.
Meat or vegetables?: Meat. I've always wished that I could be a vegetarian, but sad to say, I just love hamburgers and chicken too much.
Secrets or lies?: Secrets. To me, secrets can be better than lies, because with lies you're outright affecting someone, but secrets don't always do that (unless, of course, the secret gets found out). But keeping a secret really isn't the same as being dishonest, so there you go.
Courage or wisdom?: Courage. Being intelligent would be a plus, yes, but I think I would like to be able to be outgoing and courageous.
Forgiveness or revenge?: This is a tough one. I think in some situations, revenge is okay, but in most, forgiveness is the path you want to take. I honestly don't know if you could measure where revenge is okay though, because it's on a personal level.
Cruel or kind?: Kind. I will never understand cruelty or how cruel some people can be. It just doesn't make sense to me.
Optimistic or pessimistic?: Generally I'm pretty pessimistic. I usually always look on the bad side of things or just always assume the worst. I feel it's easier to be pessimistic, because if you're let down, it's no big deal, because you were expecting it. But if it turns out to be alright, well then you feel awesome.
Serious or silly?: Serious. Though I can be silly when it's appropriate.
xx With you, it’s just a gamble… xx
If someone begged you to kill them, would you do it?: Depends on the situation (if they were already dying/badly injured/in pain), but I probably wouldn't. It just seems too awful.
You meet an alternate universe version of yourself. How do you react?: I'd be terribly excited, just because it'd be another, completely different version of me and it'd be interesting to see how differently my life had played out.
Apocalypse time. What do you do first?: Contact all my friends and family and tell them how much they meant to me -- this may be the last time I ever see them.
Lex Luthor is having lunch just a couple yards away from you. What do you do (if anything)?: Nothing. He's just having lunch.
Your best friend has been badly disfigured and rendered mentally unstable (á la Harvey Dent). He/she is about to kill someone! What do you do? I'd try to convince them not to the kill person, because it wouldn't make their lives any easier doing it, it would just make things harder.
If you could only save one of these people, who would you save? Please explain your answer:
[ ] The ten-year-old pancreatic cancer patient (note: this type of cancer only has a 95% survival rate five years after diagnosis)
[ ] The kind old man
[ x ] The alcoholic pregnant woman
[ ] The single father who gambled away his son's college/trust/savings fund
[ ] The eighteen-year-old prisoner (note: he would be released)
This was a tough call. I really wanted to say the eighteen-year-old prisoner, but I don't know what he's in prison for, and that makes a difference to me. Like if he murmured someone; I just wouldn't feel comfortable about saving him, just because he took someone else's life away. An eye for an eye, if you will, though I'd still feel bad about it. Heck, I'd feel bad about letting anyone die. The reason I picked the alcoholic pregnant woman is twofold: one, she can change, sober up. Two, she is pregnant. Now, since she's been drinking, there may be a problem with the baby, but assuming the baby turns out to be fine, we now have saved two lives instead of just one. Even if the baby isn't perfectly fine, we've still saved two lives. And if the mother has changed, then that's just another plus right there.
Which sin are you most guilty of?:
[ ] Pride
[ x ] Envy
[ ] Lust
[ ] Gluttony
[ ] Wrath
[ ] Sloth
[ ] Greed