Talah leans against her hand and does some serious self-reflection. "Thinking about it honestly, if I had super powers I would probably be trying to spend all my time doing hero things, because I would feel guilty if I wasn't there to help someone that needed it. But...I would probably also feel guilty if someone got hurt if I wasn't good enough at using superpowers. Or if I got in the way of first responders. And...I don't know, I don't think I could deal with supervillains, either. I would just try too hard to talk things down all the time."quillpleasant wrote: ↑Aug 12, 2023 5:26 am Alice can't help but giggle at Talah's dramatic pose. "You know, I've never had that specific fantasy, but now that you mention it that does sound pretty great. I don't know what a Cutie Rod is, but I so want to now."
She taps her lip thoughtfully, eyes narrowing, and Talah can almost see the wheels turning in her mind as she explores an idea. "You know... I may not have magic per se, but sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. If you wanted, I could build you a suit that would give you enough power to be a superhero. Or to just mess around and have fun with."
Alice draws on the bar with a finger, sketching out a blueprint in her mind. "If I used narrativium charged electrum as a base and combined it with energized cornerverse silk, I could..." she trails off, suddenly looking sheepish. "Sorry, I tend to get carried away with ideas like that. You probably weren't being serious."
She audibly sighs.
"Geez, that's a downer. 'I shouldn't be a superhero because I'd feel bad about it all the time. Also I'll feel bad about not being a hero, too.'" She shakes her head, as if trying to shake the thought pattern out.
Talah takes a big drink of llamonade, and then puts her forehead down on the counter. "All I'll have to do is just set pretty strict boundaries with myself," she says into the counter. "Well, I guess if I actually did get powers or a suit or whatever, I would end up using them."