Since some people (I won't mention names)
*cough* Jade *cough*
find religion discussions to be overdone, I decided to present this question.
Enter thoughts below. :D
Aww you shouldn't have!!! :D.
FLYING. DEFINITELY FLYING.
THE ABILITY TO BE A FLIPPIN MERMAID XD that would be sweeeeeet.
Super speed. I dunno, all three!! :D.
Okay, now that my brain has taken a break, how bout that religion?? :P
Oh......and because I have dreams where I can fly and waking up is super depressing. So if I could have a superpower, that's be it fo sho XD
Haha, glad you made up your mind. Honestly, I'd have a hard time choosing.
I think superspeed would probably be the most useful, but superintellect would be pretty cool (although I'm already pretty smart... XD).
Oh, and let's not forget invisibility. That would be soooo awesome.
I COULD BECOME THE ULTIMATE STALKER!
(Okay, forget I just said that.)
In regards to flying, have you ever read the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series?
Here's an exerpt about "How to Fly":
"There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Pick a nice day, [The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy] suggests, and try it.
The first part is easy. All it requires is simply the ability to throw yourself forward with all your weight, and the willingness not to mind that it's going to hurt.
That is, it's going to hurt if you fail to miss the ground. Most people fail to miss the ground, and if they are really trying properly, the likelihood is that they will fail to miss it fairly hard.
Clearly, it is the second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.
One problem is that you have to miss the ground accidentally. It's no good deliberately intending to miss the ground because you won't. You have to have your attention suddenly distracted by something else when you're halfway there, so that you are no longer thinking about falling, or about the ground, or about how much it's going to hurt if you fail to miss it.
It is notoriously difficult to prize your attention away from these three things during the split second you have at your disposal. Hence most people's failure, and their eventual disillusionment with this exhilarating and spectacular sport.
If, however, you are lucky enough to have your attention momentarily distracted at the crucial moment by, say, a gorgeous pair of legs (tentacles, pseudopodia, according to phyllum and/or personal inclination) or a bomb going off in your vicinty, or by suddenly spotting an extremely rare species of beetle crawling along a nearby twig, then in your astonishment you will miss the ground completely and remain bobbing just a few inches above it in what might seem to be a slightly foolish manner.
This is a moment for superb and delicate concentration. Bob and float, float and bob. Ignore all consideration of your own weight simply let yourself waft higher. Do not listen to what anybody says to you at this point because they are unlikely to say anything helpful. They are most likely to say something along the lines of "Good God, you can't possibly be flying!" It is vitally important not to believe them or they will suddenly be right.
Waft higher and higher. Try a few swoops, gentle ones at first, then drift above the treetops breathing regularly.
DO NOT WAVE AT ANYBODY.
When you have done this a few times you will find the moment of distraction rapidly easier and easier to achieve.
You will then learn all sorts of things about how to control your flight, your speed, your maneuverability, and the trick usually lies in not thinking too hard about whatever you want to do, but just allowing it to happen as if it were going to anyway.
You will also learn about how to land properly, which is something you will almost certainly screw up, and screw up badly, on your first attempt.
There are private clubs you can join which help you achieve the all-important moment of distraction. They hire people with surprising bodies or opinions to leap out from behind bushes and exhibit and/or explain them at the critical moments. Few genuine hitchhikers will be able to afford to join these clubs, but some may be able to get temporary employment at them."
I'd have to pick shapeshifting, simply because the sheer variety of animals on Earth would allow for a variety of abilities -- flying included, even if not as fast as I'd like. Of course, that's assuming it isn't some Seekers-esque transformation where I start thinking like the animal I transform into and there's a chance I'll forget I was ever human. Erin Hunter is a great author(s).
Invisibility. I already go unnoticed, so it would fit. XD
Good quote, Half.note. That's an awesome book (and series).
Flying would be pretty awesome, but I'd have to go with superintellect (I never thought of it as a superpower until half.note brought it up, but I suppose it is). I'd want that power pretty much because I just really want to understand how the universe works and everything about it. A superintellect would help.
The ability to see 5 minutes into the possible futures. :D
I will always be 5 minutes ahead of my enemies. >:)
I would have the superpower... to have any superpower I want. CARTMAN TROOOOLLLLLLL-
//shot so hard/
Fly. Flying, to me, would mean absolute and total freedom. Not freedom in the governmental sense, but freedom in the mental sense. I feel like if I could fly, I would be able to fly out of the mental chains that bind me; the fears and worries and the guilt.
half.note: Excellent quote, and no I haven't read those books, though I've heard of them. Sci-fi, right? Not much of a sci-fi person.
...Now dissuade me from actually trying it, please. ;-)
I LOVE DOUGLAS ADAMS.
I'd have a hard time choosing between flight, super-intellect, and the ability to control time.
"DO NOT WAVE AT ANYBODY."
^ XD That is the part that gets me.
I love Douglas Adams, too. :)
Ever watched Stargate Atlantis, Quantum? That's where I got the superintellect idea. One of the characters develop it in the episode the "Tao of Rodney."
He also gets the ability to read minds and telekenesis (WHICH I HAVE DECIDED THAT I WANT AS MY SUPERPOWERS).
I once took a writer's quize to find out which famous author my writing style was the most like, and I got Douglas Adams as my answer, lolz!
Honestly, I couldn't think of any superpower. I can find a fault with every single last one that I'd just not want to deal with, haha.
But if I had too...I'd go with X-Ray Vision. Not that I'd use it for anything inapropriet, haha. I'm right now roleplaying in the roleplay forum with a certain character that has "X-Ray Vision". She can see the molecular structure of all objects and whatnot in an extended radius around her. It's so cool! But the negative side of this power, would be that you wouldn't be able to see color :( It's be logically impossible.
You do realize, half.note, that Rodney almost died from having a superbrain? Haha!
^ Picky. Picky.
And I knew it, but chose to ignore it. XP
Superbrain without all the side effects, then. :P
(By the way, I love that epsiode.)
Oh, and I only wish I could write like Douglas Adams. That man was a genius. :o
And if I had X-Ray vision I'd be too tempted to use it for--
Okay, so I'm definately going to read his books. You've convinced me. I love that stargate episode too...I should pop it in my laptop soon XD. As for using X-Ray Vision for Evil, honestly, I'd be too horrified and grosed out....okay, moving on.
On the other hand, if you gave me super-ears with super-hearing, then I'd be to tempted, haha.
Good plan. His books are so well written and absolutely hilarious. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series were some of the only books I have ever read where I couldn't help but laugh out loud (and get weird looks from my classmates XD).
However, there is some inappropriate language and a reallllly inappropriate scene (in the later books). If it wasn't for that, the books would be perfect. :/
I actually have the series sitting on my shelf and I've been meaning to reread them...
Maybe we should read them together!
We can create a thread (but maybe not in P&T) and start a bookclub or something. :D
Sound like a plan?
By the way, here's my email so we can take all of our side conversation about Douglas Adams off this oh-so-serious thread:
half.note15.3 (at) gmail. c o m
Talk to you soon.
God bless. ♥