A medical-science type person recently advised me to spend more
time talking about fannish, geeky stuff. I made her repeat it, so I can only assume she was serious.
Is anybody else ever tempted to write fic in script form?
I keep thinking it would be fun to write six issues from a nonexistent comics series. Nonconsecutive, of course. The first issue would have to be from the Silver Age. Then a couple from the seventies and/or eighties. Each script would have to be accompanied by meta discussing the issue itself, and other stories from the same period of the nonexistent book.
I ran a super-hero role-playing game for about ten years. I could swipe stuff from that, or make up entirely new stuff. The toughest part would be maintaining the simulated tone and making it look like the issues were written by different people.
I keep talking myself out of doing it, for the usual reason I talk myself out of fics: I have huge trouble finishing anything that I can't complete in one setting, because as soon as I sit back and look at something, it becomes clear to me how much it totally sucks.
I was not fond of issue 5 of the Buffy
I read Fantastic Four comics for the trippy stuff. And I don't mean a guy who can set himself on fire but not get hurt. I mean a guy with a tuning fork hat who eats planets. Ultimate Fantastic Four
has a mixed track record in this regard. For everything I like about the book (Sue Storm is a biologist and a genius), there's something that really rubs me the wrong way (Reed is, like, four, but he still knows everything.)
I'm going to have to keep getting the book, though, because I read Fantastic Four comics for the trippy factor.( Spoilery. )
There is a famous statement that the planet Saturn is lighter than water- that it would float if you could find a basin big enough. There's a poster of it doing just that. When I think about how impossibly huge that ocean has to be, it scares the hell out of me. (I'm not kidding.)
To really get the trippy factor out of that situation, though, you'd have to figure out which parts of the physics to deliberately ignore, and which parts to discuss. Like, even if you somehow transported Saturn into a (shudder) really big ocean, it wouldn't stay all nice and planet-shaped unless something would make it do that. Many of the moons aren't light enough to float. So now we have Titan, sinking like the rock that it is, and Io sending out a gush of steam big enough to engulf the Earth as the too-big ocean puts it out like an ember...
If I had a TARDIS, I would totally
watch the sun expand, especially if it were going to do it super-quickly.