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Thanks to all for the birthday wishes.  They are much appreciated.  

 It was a quiet day with a couple of fun gifts and the US postal service once again screwing up a delivery to interfere with what would have otherwise been a great day.  That being said, my box of Eternal Masters is sitting quietly at the post office presumably intact waiting on me to come pick it up some time after I get back from vacation on Thursday.  Yay for postal service reliability!

Yes, I'll be off camping in the mountains where it's not 100 F every day.  At least the humidity is a relatively low 30%--practically arid conditions around these parts. 

The good news is that I'm still working on a story to present.  Two stories actually, but one I won't be presenting and it won't be here--it's a bit too spicy for DA and too deviant for the deviant apparently.  The other is an AF story.  It's been tough getting back into writing and everything is just taking longer than it normally should.  I have tons of notes and scribbles on the story but only a couple of pages (800-1000 words) of the actual story complete.  Hopefully time away from work and crazy life will get things moving again.  A little more practice writing again won't hurt either.

Take care until Thursday.  See you all then.
So someone tagged me with one of those things going around and it's been clinging to my back like an annoying kick-me sign.  This is my effort to get rid of said annoying sign and get myself back into doing a little bit of writing.

I will say that these facts are subject to change especially if I actually write a story or two about her as the ideas will settle in more firmly with writing.  Consider this in a bit of a flux-state and subject to change.

1) Cherry-Bomb speaks with a distinctive southern drawl.  This is old south plantation type accent from Gone With the Wind or Val Kilmer's portrayal of Doc Holliday in Tombstone and shouldn't be confused with the modern colloquial speech.  In fact, it's her one holdover from her parents and she still harbors a bit of an internal grudge against "redneck" speech and isn't shy chastising anyone with such crude speech.  Why this might change: writing this accent would take a fair bit of effort and research on my part to get down right.  So it might something that the character grows into over time.  If so, this would ultimately be an error on my part for not being as well versed in the character as I should during the initial stages of writing her.  I would have to ask the reader's forgiveness on this point.

2) She is a scrapper.  She will never back down from a fight that isn't obviously lethal and given her abilities and willingness to take a beating won't happen very often if at all.  It's just part of her rough-and-tumble mindset.  Don't think that beating her will cause her to back down in the future either.  A loss will only drive her to train her fighting skills harder for a rematch.

3) While a talented mixed martial artist, her skill level isn't world-class.  Before the incident that gave her her powers, she was a thought of as a good potential talent in MMA but wasn't on the level of someone who could contend for a title.  In short, she's no Ronda Rousey.

4) She doesn't have much money.  She spent what little savings she had in her move from Alaska to AF and getting settled down in the city.  She works odd jobs when she can and will likely wind up as a bouncer in a dive somewhere.

5) SSW may have trouble keeping an outfit intact but it's got nothing on Cherry.  The very nature of her powers means that every time she hits someone or gets hit, it literally shreds her outfit as the heat, light, and concussive force blows whatever clothing is on top of the impact site apart.  It's even been known to set particularly flammable items on fire.  To this point, she learned very quickly to never wear anything made of polyester!  Melted plastic just isn't a good look.

6) While never being the type of individual to flaunt her body, she's never been exactly shy either.  She wouldn't be caught dead pole-dancing (it's just beneath her) but having her clothing blown apart in a fight doesn't bother her in the least, nor is she likely to cover up or show any signs of modestly after a fight is over.  Tall and proud is her motto and this is true win or lose.

7) She is in Angel Falls to test her abilities.  She doesn't care if she is testing them against a hero or villain, if she is helping the police or hindering them, if her actions allow a crime to be perpetrated or if she stops one.  All she cares about is testing herself.  To this end, she will attack literally anyone she deems to be meta-human without pause or remorse.  There are a few exceptions to this: 1) She would never knowingly allow a child to come to harm because of this.  2) She won't start a fight with anyone who doesn't appear to have meta-human abilities.  This just isn't a fair fight in her eyes and as such is beneath her.  That being said, if a normal human starts a fight with her, she won't hesitate to finish it--likely with a submission hold.

8) She hasn't spoken to either of her parents in over five years and has no intention of doing so at any time.  She even had her name legally changed.  That life is in her past and she wants nothing more to do with it.  Even if her parents tracked her down, the memories of her early life are hard enough on her that she wouldn't want anything to do with them.

For those unfamiliar, her official profile: Cherry Bomb by cele7110
I have been thinking recently about perhaps writing a story or two for AF.  Now this is not likely to be a full return and I might not even write a story at all.  It all depends on time and desire.  (Desire is far more relevant as desire will make time.)  That aside, I have a debate about what to write about. 

"What about Aegis," you say?  You see, there is part of the reason I stopped writing for AF.  Super-strong characters were everywhere and that made it somewhat difficult to create a unique identity especially when so many of the super-strong characters were female.  Then the strength cap was imposed and I was less than pleased.  It truly signaled the end of the super-strength era in AF.  Sure they are still around, but their numbers have significantly dwindled.  It also attached a stigmata to super-strength characters of a sorts.  It always made me feel like Aegis was one of those characters that had to be nerfed.  Which in a way is strange, because I had always designed her to be largely in her own little world that was inside AF but, she in general had little contact with most of AF.  She was going to be her own little story within AF, a self-encapsulated chapter that could be referenced but remain largely separate.  She had her own Villains: Eclipse, Sulustarr, The Director, etc, and her own supporting cast: Doc, the orbital station, etc.  In short, I'm not 100% sure why, but it all amounted to me loosing interest in writing her.  Despite several attempts, she sort of faded into the obscurity of the back of my mind.  At least she got one or two good stories out there.  This is probably the one I am most proud of:

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Life in the Falls Part 1 by cele7110
 (The entire story is six parts but all the links are in the first part.  Check it out if you have a bit.)

As I said, after the ban, I kept writing for a bit.  Most of those stories involving Aegis were pure human interest stories from this point forward and completely disregarded her powers completely instead focusing on her personality and how this interacted with how others perceived her.  While this is fine, and should be done from time to time, it should never be the entire focus of a super-powered individual, otherwise what's the point of having the powers at all?  As such, Aegis slowly died.

That however, is all just background.  What I'm really here to ask is that if I were to actually write a story set in Angel Falls again, would you want to see something about Corona Open Source OC by cele7110 or Cherry Bomb by cele7110?  "Why these two," you ask?  Both characters are already conceptualized with powers, abilities, costumes, and personalities.  Both are also considerably less physically strong Aegis.  Yes, I do consider this important for writing in AF these days from a personal standpoint.  It eliminates the personal stigmata of writing with a "banned" ability.  Sure, Cherry Bomb has super-strength of a sorts but she can only bench say 2.5 tons and squat about 5 tons or so which is far from being earth-shatteringly strong for a meta-human.  (It's 2.5% or 5% of the cap for AF which feels "safe" to me.)  Cherry Bomb, in particular is designed to be on a much lower power scale than Aegis.  She should be potentially a little too much for a lot of the street-level heroes and villains but probably also really tough fight for a most of the mid-levels.  Not likely to beat say Mindy Marvel alone, but definitely with enough umph to give her a hard fight.  Now Corona has no more strength than a very athletic female which seems almost ideal for the current AF environment but her power level is definitely mid-to high depending on who she goes up against. 

So all that being said, comment below and let me know what you think.  Thanks for taking the time to read and even more so for taking the time to respond!
hertz of cesium 133 at 0 K.

Thanks to all for the birthday wishes.  They are much appreciated.  

 It was a quiet day with a couple of fun gifts and the US postal service once again screwing up a delivery to interfere with what would have otherwise been a great day.  That being said, my box of Eternal Masters is sitting quietly at the post office presumably intact waiting on me to come pick it up some time after I get back from vacation on Thursday.  Yay for postal service reliability!

Yes, I'll be off camping in the mountains where it's not 100 F every day.  At least the humidity is a relatively low 30%--practically arid conditions around these parts. 

The good news is that I'm still working on a story to present.  Two stories actually, but one I won't be presenting and it won't be here--it's a bit too spicy for DA and too deviant for the deviant apparently.  The other is an AF story.  It's been tough getting back into writing and everything is just taking longer than it normally should.  I have tons of notes and scribbles on the story but only a couple of pages (800-1000 words) of the actual story complete.  Hopefully time away from work and crazy life will get things moving again.  A little more practice writing again won't hurt either.

Take care until Thursday.  See you all then.

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Happy birthday, my friend.  Here's hoping this year with bring some new stories and pictures from both of us.  I really need to just sit down and write.  Hopefully we can collaborate once more on things.  :)

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