@the_impersonator: I think it is one of the biggest traps. I have written fan fic on this site that is one year separated from the previous installment.
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I think too that an important way of breaking writers block is to write what you want, when you want. I made this mistake when I started writing, that I was focused on a particular story, and there are going to be time when you can burn through a story in a few days (my best was to write a 50 k story in about five days) but there are going to be times when this is not possible. In such a case, just write whatever to keep the words going. If you want to review classic literature, or write blog post on local politics or even write a "letter to the editor" of a newspaper then go ahead and do it. Just make sure before that you do it that you make some notes of the stuff that you were writing about.
Hey I just made up a new word, or maybe I didn't.
Impersonated a deity doesn't really work because deities are not persons, so take person out of impersonate in such a case and replace it and you get "Imdeitate".
Sorry I just had to share this.
$200 is a bit steep, it will be in the bargain bin of coffee table books for $40 or so in a year or two.
For any guy that said that this is empowerment, go to the mirror right now and try to contort your body to show both your posterior and your chest at the same time. It is kind of impossible.
@bumpyboo: What is troubling to me too, is that DC markets the character in part as a paragon of morality, super in morals along with the super powers. In the comic world even (anti-) heroes like the Punisher or Wolverine would likely be touched and want such a memorial, let alone Superman who never takes a wrong step. The traditional Kansas boy turns into just another real world copyrighted icon though when put in the hands of the bean counters.
@feartheliving: A lot of companies do that, and it is nice of them. I think in the 1970s that Disney sued a daycare that painted Disney characters on its walls without permission, and then Hanna Barbara offered for free to paint over the characters with their own. I think there is something deeper here though. DC paints Superman as infallible in his morals and pursuit of justice, but using the likeness of him for the same reason is denied. The character transcends comics and represents what are supposed to be superior American values of liberty and freedom, because people will associate Superman with the USA before they necessarily do with DC Comics. Operating opposite to that though is how they actually handle the character in a business sense, the character is essentially as corrupt as most businessmen in a real world sense, and only exists as a moral character in the stories.
I think the question is a little bit poorly worded, but I think Zatanna should be second in terms of power and Black Canary second in terms of importance and dedication.
@bumpyboo: Sorry about the crying, but it is kind of a serious subject :( It makes me rethink even reading comics, because the executives there are just after our money, because we are gullible people that believe in heroes, when they themselves admittedly don't think that there are any.