I found out this week that our university’s literary journal is going to publish my story, Braiding Mythology. Now I’m apprehensively waiting to see what my colleagues will think of me after they read it. I dedicated that story to my wife, and I am dedicating this one to her too.
(If you’re wondering how this picture led to this story, look closely at the green battery.)
There is nothing new under the sun.
I once created a group of scientific superheroes. I called them the “Miss Elementals”, one for each element on the periodic table.
First Marvel sued me because Miss Iron was too close to Ironman.
Then the creator of Sailor Moon sued me because of Miss Mercury.
Miss Krypton led to a lawsuit with DC Comics.
I finally abandoned the project when Goldman Sachs sued me over Miss Gold.
It’s okay though. I have this new idea about superheroes based on the planets of the solar system. That’s never been done before, has it?