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:iconmaltorramus:’s Spinel went nuts with tagging people for interviews, including me. But she didn’t specify a character. I’ve pretty much interviewed all my main characters, except one. Or two. Here are Canon Aura and Storm Warning Aura, side-by-side. Fourth Wall? There are no walls now!

The Answers Must be written in your OC’s Point of View
Your OC cannot lie.
Your Journal Entry should be "Super OC Interview"
Tag as many people as you want.
Have fun!

Auras 2 by Nathanomir

1.- Hello, and welcome to 20 Questions with Fourth Wall Magazine! What is your real name and nickname?

Canon Aura: My name is Aura Lockhaven.

Storm Warning Aura: My name is Aura Lockhaven. Wasn't there an old TV show that began like this? To Tell the Truth?

CA: What's a TV?

SWA: It's something I heard about from another incarnation who spoke to me in a drunken stupor. I suppose you can call us both the Enchantress of Hartshorn.

CA: Isn’t that more of an occupational title? Most in my town of Hartshorn call me Lady Aura. It’s an honorary name, especially now that Mayor Hunter pays me an annual stipend to provide counsel. I really don’t have any other nicknames.

SWA: You’ll get there! I have about twelve nicknames, and they’re all too vulgar to repeat. Little trifles left behind by wicked sorcerers, murderers, and connivers I’ve defeated.

CA: It sounds like I’m in for it!

SWA: My apprentices call me Lady Aura.

CA: (Massive coughing fit)

SWA: Are you all right, dear?

CA: You have … apprentices? Plural? Do I lose my reason in the not too distant future? Do I go mad?

SWA: The wee bairns appeared on my doorstep. I couldn’t let them starve. Although the eldest could have cared for her younger sister and cousin.

CA: Younger sister and cousin? They sound like three women I know from another life or incarnation.

Auras 1 by Nathanomir

2.- Very Nice to meet you, what is your current age?

CA: I’m 22.

SWA: I’m 25.

CA: You’re older than me? I see I held onto my beauty over the years.

SWA: Oh! You’re finally admitting you’re beautiful! You finally saw what everyone else saw! You finally listened to them! It’s about damned time, if you ask me.

CA: I didn’t ask you, but you do make the next three years sound wonderful.

SWA: Uh, next question?

CA: Wait! That didn’t sound very optimistic, Aura. What happens in the next three years?

SWA: I’m not telling you anything. It would be what the Americans call “spoilers.”

CA: Spoilers? You mean like too much heat and sunshine on raw capon on a summer day? Oh, merciful heavens! Yes, next question.

3.- What is your alignment in the great never-ending battle of good and evil?

SWA: You go first.

CA: I’m on the side of Good. I believe that people are people, and they become evil based on too many wrong decisions. That, or they are just too lazy to try to be good. Being good requires work and dedication. There is a game based on my world, called Dungeons and Dragons. In that game, I would qualify as Neutral Good. Look, I don’t like being told what to do. Do not tell me what to think, what to say, how to dress, and especially what god to worship. So, I tend to buck like a donkey at laws and rules. But I do answer to one law – love others with all my heart. I won’t harm you. I will hurt you, if you try to harm another. There is a difference. A spanking hurts, but it seldom leaves bruises, much less breaks bones. Harm is permanent. I’ve been harmed. The scars of the past will never go away. I won’t do that to anyone, unless it’s by accident or someone pushes me into casting one particular offensive dueling spell.

SWA: All I can add to my original counterpart’s answer is that I’ve been called upon by Thegns, Eorls, and the King’s daughter. Defending the defenseless means I place myself in the path of sheer evil now. So, I’m a bit more aligned with Lawful Good. I still won’t obey the law that says I have to cover my body or give a husband a son! Fog that nonsense! But that’s High Temple Law, and not the King’s Law. I’m not a member of the High Temple, so I see no reason to obey their petty rules.

CA: You’re more rebellious than I am!

SWA: Imagine us both at thirty!

Auras 3 by Nathanomir

4.- What is the origin of your powers?

CA: (Looking at SWA) You keep letting me answer first.

SWA: You were here first. I only exist because you exist. Besides, our lives were the same until about six months after you returned from the Valley of the Mystic Moon. Even then, they only diverge in that I met Viona and you didn’t. If I hadn’t met her and she hadn’t changed my life, I wouldn’t be helping Lady Candace today.

CA: I know who Viona is. Tasty little morsel! Say. Aren’t we supposed to be straight women?

SWA: Yes, but who says an unattached lady can’t enjoy another lady upon the mattress.

CA: You’re giving me ideas!

SWA: Good. Now, perhaps you should answer the question before both of us tighten our thighs too much thinking about the delectable Miss Viona.

CA: Am I … ? (Looks down). That isn’t thigh tightening. That’s vaginal clenching! Um, yes. To answer your question, I don’t have any powers, per se. I learned what I do. I was formally apprenticed to a wizard for ten years. He taught me everything I know. After that, I was initiated as a Wizardess. I became interested in the path of the Enchantress, since it offered more power to help more people, so I visited their capital. I became the student of Lady Naurelia t’Ardora, who taught me even more. Anyone can do what I do, with enough study and practice.

SWA: Not exactly. Aura, this may qualify as capon in summer, but there is more to us than that. We descend from a half-god.

CA: What!

SWA: The Lochaeffen was the son of a bard and a goddess. I don’t know who the goddess was, but I suspect Kregga, the goddess of war for the north. That power drifted down to us over the generations, growing weaker and weaker until it reached us. For some reason, it’s revived now. Why do you think Richard stood his ground on Rathstone Bridge when he could have retreated? He had that power, but didn’t know how to use it. I have it, and I know it, but I’m afraid to use it. Although my new friend Angela has said some forceful words about that. I want to believe her. I surely do.

CA: I … I … Next question?

5.- Fascinating! Now, superpowers and such aside, what do you feel is your greatest strength as a character?

SWA: You answer for both of us.

CA: I love. I am motivated by compassion. It’s all I had when I was an urchin. It kept me warm. It was that or bitterness and hatred, and I just couldn’t go that way. I couldn’t! It was too easy. Daddy raised me to take the hard, high road because the view was better at the end of the walk.

SWA: I agree with my counterpart. I will give you the benefit of the doubt until you prove to me that I’m a fool.

6.- Here's what may be a bizarre question: What kind of Universe do you exist in? Is it serious? Comical? Sexy? Noir? Horror? 

CA: I don’t understand the question. You’re being metafictional, aren’t you. You do know that’s dangerous, considering I was created eight years ago by an English major. He looks at the real world in metafictional terms.

SWA: No wonder we’re both screwed!

CA: You know, Viona said that quite often. “Screw it.” What is a screw?

SWA: It’s like a nail, but with grooves. But in common parlance, it means … fog.

CA: We’re being fogged? When! Where! Where is he? Oh, please tell me you get laid every night.

SWA: (sings) Capons in summer!

CA: Dammit! Perhaps you should answer this.

SWA: Look. Our world is fantasy. How serious and realistic is that? It's called speculative fiction for a good reason. From a strictly materialistic point of view, there is no scientific evidence that magic is possible. Now, I counter that with, there is no scientific evidence that it isn’t possible. Oh, yes, I can say that! If you want me to stop believing in magic, and believe in cold rationalism, then prove to me that I’m wrong. Prove to me that magic doesn’t exist. I’m waiting. Until you answer me, I shall continue to believe. My world is serious. That heightens the tension. There are three words that are critical in fiction: Probable, Plausible, and Possible. If it’s Plausible, then it feels Probable, and that makes it Possible for the protagonist to be killed. That creates conflict, and conflict is the core of drama, which is necessary for fiction to work. There is a comic element, provided by myself mostly, but also by my costars, namely Tori and Rita. Lady Candace is more serious, and is the voice of reason, but she has to be. She’s a noble.

CA: In my world, the comedy is provided by circumstances. Which is how most of Life works. It’s a serious world out there, but there are moments during the day when something happens or someone says something that sends us to our knees in gales of laughter.

SWA: Horror? You should see her Balakalat and my … Oh dear Goddess what is that thing I’m about to fight!

CA: An ugly son of a bitch?

SWA: You’re being kind, and insulting fine she-dogs and their offspring.

CA: Of course, our story is sexy.
I'm an enchantress. My particular skills make me seductive. I prefer working skyclad, so I'm naked as much as possible.

SWA
: And get laid quite often.

CA: I do? When!

SWA: (Singing) Capons in summer, Aura.

CA: Dammit!

SWA: You will discover that bedpleasure heightens your magical power, especially in rituals. Sex magic is part of being an enchantress. They just haven't told you that yet.

CA: (Grumbles) Is that what I have to do to get a lover? Hang out a sign that reads Help Wanted with Great Rite?

Auras 4 by Nathanomir

7.- A lot of super-people have certain recurring elements of tragedy in their background. The readers would like to know if you do as well. For instance, are your parents still alive and/or did you come from a destroyed planet? Stuff like that.

CA: Do we have to talk about this?

SWA: I think everyone knows this tale.

CA: Our mother died giving birth to us. Our brother, sister, and father died when we were ten. Our uncle kicked us out and stole our birthright. We were urchins for two years; homeless. Next question!

8.- Who made your costume?

CA: I don’t know the name of the seamstress or tailor, but the outfit was designed and ordered by Lady Naurelia t’Ardora. After I accepted the invitation to be initiated as an enchantress, she pulled me aside and gave me the best lecture of my life. She said, “An enchantress knows who she is. She is unashamed. You have been hiding in the shadows long enough. You are far too tall and beautiful to hide. Your hair and eyes are like torches. So, let yourself be seen. The helpless will cheer at your approach and their enemies will cringe.” So, she designed my outfit to do just that.

SWA: I went to Lady Naurelia for advice for this outfit. I needed formal wear to appear in the courts of Thegns and Eorls.

CA: I can’t believe I’m summoned by a Thegn!

SWA: An Enchantress is the best diplomat, and you’re the only one on the surface. You can’t hide in our town forever, you know. Anyway, she designed this outfit, too. After a time, I decided to wear it as regular garb. It goes with the office.

Auras 5 by Nathanomir

9.- Do you have siblings?

CA: Godsdam your fornicating mouth! What did I just foggin’ say, you cock-choking hoormister! Aye, go fog a broken wine jug, you ouisgui soaked breedbate!

SWA: Oh, talk about getting your Lockhaven up! Uh, look. We had siblings. They died. All right? Next question!

Auras 6 by Nathanomir

10.- What is your biggest fear/ worst nightmare?

CA: (standing) I don’t want to talk about it.

SWA: Aura, sit down.

CA: No! I don’t want to answer this one.

SWA: Look. We never fully get over our fear of spiders. And we will always have nightmares about Ester. It’s natural for any woman to fear being raped. Eventually, you will learn to control the hallucinations.

CA: It isn’t those!

SWA: I know! Sit down, please. Aura, the worst of our nightmares is being alone. Totally alone in this world. You know what? We aren’t! We never were. You don’t know it yet, but you will. Look at me, Aura. Look at me! You are loved! Far more than you know. I know for a fact that when I am old, I will sit on top of Cloudbreaker with Lady Candace and look out onto the High Plains and tell children to get off my prairie. You will, too. Please believe me.

CA: This isn’t capons in summer?

SWA: This is a promise, Lockhaven!

Auras 7 by Nathanomir

11.- Are you a solo act, or part of a team?

CA: What? I …

SWA: My counterpart is still stunned. We’re solo mostly. Most spellcasters are. It just goes with the job. How many wizards or enchantresses does one town or shire really need? Now, we both work with others when called upon. We often provide the sorcery for the swords the Watchers. We also team up with Miriam Fayne and Karyn Kriger, when there are enough arses that require that much kicking. My original counterpart does that much more than I do now. Apparently, we have other counterparts who team up with others on a regular basis to deliver some skull cleaving, but that is outside our jurisdiction. Right now, I’m working with a large team centered around Lady Candace and her retinue. I’m her magical counselor and the one with the plan, but she is in charge. So, I suppose my team with her is thirteen people.

12.- Who is your worst enemy and why?

CA: I suppose I am my own worst enemy. I doubt myself. My confidence isn’t very high and my self-esteem is even lower.

SWA: That will change. You may wish that were all you had for antagonists. My worst enemy is the Left Hand Path.

CA: So they exist.

SWA: Yes. They are a criminal order composed of rogue wizards, sorcerers, witches, and even those from our own order. I’m not sure what their goal is. Global chaos, from what I’ve seen. But I seem to keep getting in their way. Then there is …

CA: There is … what?

SWA: (whispers) The Knights of the Holy Torch.

CA: The High Temple’s witch hunters!

SWA: Yes. They captured me. They … Please don’t let them … NO!

CA: What is it?

SWA: NO! For the love of the gods!

CA: You’re still here, so they didn’t burn you.

SWA: Burning me would have been a mercy!

CA: Oh, merciful heavens! Please ask the next question!

Auras 9 by Nathanomir

 13.- Huh, okay. interesting. Then, who is your best friend?

CA: Well, my very best friend is Elisabeth Lovejoy –

SWA: Elisabeth! Her name is Elisabeth? She told me it was just Lys. (Rubs hands together) Wait until I see that wench again.

CA: Yes, well. There might be a wee bit of difference between our two respective Lovejoys. I'm also close friends with Miriam Fayne –

SWA: Oh, what a sweetheart!

CA: Would you like to answer this question?

SWA: I will in time.

CA: I talk to myself all the time, but I'm not accustomed to interrupting myself. Another close friend is my master, Sagacius. Then, there is Viona. Yes, I know who she is. She is immune to skin-to-skin contact with a green-eyed redhead.

SWA: How do you know?

CA: I know! Ahem. I'm also friends with Lady Quantum. She and Viona live in another century, and I don't see them as often as I would wish. And I’m close with Sorceress, Nightfall, Calithne Doomweaver, and Amanda Morgan, who calls herself Aura. That’s a professional relationship. We all cast spells or own esoteric shops. We're forming a little ale klatch called the Spellcaster's Round Table.

SWA: And you still fear being alone? Don’t you think Viona would gladly welcome you into her world right now, and give you a room in her home? Don’t you trust your friends? I will add Lady Candace, Tori, and Angela to that list. I didn’t expect it, but Lady Candace and I have become quite close and tomorrow promises even more. Tori understands me in a way I never thought anyone would, and Angela kicks me in my shapely ass when I need it. That is always appreciated. I suspect that in time, I will become close friends with Amanda and Rita. Oh, there is also Inkie. She’s my … servant.

CA: OH MY GODDESS!!! (massive coughing fit) Did you just say ... servant?

SWA: DAMMIT! I knew you’d respond like that! Yes, I have a servant.

CA: Do I become too lazy to cut my own herbs?

SWA: No ... Not exactly. She just happened. Listen, Aura. If you’re ever in a public bath and a half-Elf is serving you, and you think you have the opportunity to free her from slavery, just forget it and go get drunk.

CA: What?

SWA: I can’t get five minutes to myself without Inkie fetching this or massaging that or brewing me this or cooking me that! I swear, I’m going to get fat because I can’t even cut my own firewood now!

Auras 8 by Nathanomir

14.- Confession time; Who is your lover?

CA: Ahem! I know who I want it to be!

SWA: (Sings) Manfred Rowanwand.

CA: How did you … Right! Please tell me you married him!

SWA: (Sings) Capons in summer!

CA: Dammit!

SWA: I have my eye on a Walter Coldstone, although he seems to be sweet on my housekeeper.

CA: (coughs violently) You … have … a housekeeper! Housekeeper. Servant. Apprentices. I lose my sanity in the next three years. Five people in that little house? Idiot!

SWA: Gullibility apparently is never very far away from the sole redheaded Lockhaven.

 15.- Existential question: What would you do if you could ever meet your creator?

CA: I’d ask why he created me eight years ago, and has only written one book about me in that time.

SWA: He’s busy.

CA: Doing what!

SWA: Pleasuring himself to Valkyria and Andromeda.

CA: Oh. I thought we were his leading lady?

SWA: Have you noticed that our breasts are the smallest in his lineup, despite our reported size?

CA: Wait a minute. You’re right! Isn’t there someone named Victoria to whom I can write a letter of complaint?

SWA: It’s a secret.

16.- What is your lifelong dream? 

CA: Oh, merciful heavens! Um …

SWA: You’re blushing.

CA: I want a husband! Seriously. I want to be loved and have someone to love and adore.

SWA: And get laid every night.

CA: Aura!

SWA: Don’t deny it! It’s true.

CA: Do you … I mean … ?

SWA: No. I still don’t want to be a mother. I’ve helped too many midwives. Besides, there was our own mother.

CA: Thank the Goddess! How about you? What is your dream?

SWA: I would love nothing more than to return to simply defending the defenseless of Hartshorn. But I fear those days are long gone.

 17.- What would you do if your dream came true?

CA: Well, if it did, I’d tell you to leave the room because it meant I was about to be on my back for the next hour.

SWA: Only your back? Right. You don’t know about being on top or being on your knees yet. But you will. Um, I’d give out free charms for a month! Oh, to just take care of my town again. To just be the local healer and spellcaster and advisor to the mayor! A simple, local life. Ah, bliss.

18.- As a character, do you have any personal demons or overarching regrets that haunt you?

CA: I can’t believe you’re asking that of me!

SWA: I’ll answer that. I regret being born because it meant my mother died! I regret telling my sister I wanted to grow up to be beautiful like she was because it meant she was raped and murdered! I regret lighting a certain candle because it burned down the house and killed my father! I regret every godsdamn day of my life! How’s that for a fogging answer!

CA: She’s getting her Lockhaven up. We both feel responsible for things that happen that are not our fault. We know it isn't our fault, but tell that to our hearts. It's our great flaw. So, before my older counterpart unleashes a barrage of foul language into your face like I did moments ago, perhaps you should ask the next question.

19.-  What does your "secret identity" do for work?

CA: What is a secret identity?

SWA: I have no idea. He makes us sound like highwaymen.

CA: I’m Aura Lockhaven. I’m an enchantress. I’m the healer for my town. I make charms and bless fields, livestock, and looms. I don’t hide it. Why should I? If I hid it, I couldn’t help anyone. I'm proud of who I am and what I do.

SWA: And I act as mediator between quarreling parties. Why would we disguise who we are? Wouldn’t that detract from our already meager income? How could we defend the defenseless if the defenseless didn’t know who we are?

CA: Perhaps in the future, people wear masks.

SWA: They’re professional mummers? That doesn’t sound too bad.

20.- Last question, and it's a DOOZY for a super: What is the WEIRDEST thing that has happened to you?

CA: Now, really! How much more weird can it possibly be than to sit here next to myself from three years into my own future!

SWA: Riding a Zephyr. There I am, two hundred or more feet in the air, with nothing under me that can be seen, yet I am not falling. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it.

CA: How about being stripped naked, tied up, and fed to a dragon. That was weird. So was discovering that transformation spells are real because I botched a potion. How about being abducted by ogres and ravaged by them for days. Those were also weird.

SWA: I don't remember any of that happening.

CA: Good! Those are three things I can mark off my List of Trifles to Worry About.

SWA: Wait. Were you just ... Did you ... ?

CA: Me? Would I do that? Capons in summer are fine, roasted with enough garlic and sage.

Auras 10 by Nathanomir



= = =

A few references here ...

Sorceress is the OC of :iconfdcomics:

Viona and Calithne are the OCs of :iconakizz:

Candace, Tori, Angela, and Rita are the OCs of :icondangerguy01:

Amanda is the shared OC of Dangerguy and :iconamandamorganaura: Twinsie!

Lady Quantum is the OC of :iconlady-quantum:

Nightfall is the OC of :iconmaltorramus:


Elisabeth/Lys Lovejoy, Walter Coldstone, Manfred Rowanwand, Miriam Fayne, Sagacius, the Lochaeffen, Inkie, and that darn Balakalat are my characters.

To help further differentiate Canon Aura from Storm Warning Aura, I returned CA to Leyton Hair.

This interview doesn't really add much to either variation of Aura. Her story is well known. It's just fun.

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:iconmaltorramus:’s Spinel went crazy tagging people, including me. Even though I’ve completed interviews of my four superheroines, plus the alternative variation of Aura and my favorite minor character Ricochet, I do have a few in reserve. So, here is the first – Stacy Henderson, the Haint.

The Answers Must be written in your OC’s Point of View
Your OC cannot lie.
Your Journal Entry should be "Super OC Interview"
Tag as many people as you want.
Have fun!

Stacy 2 by Nathanomir



1.- Hello, and welcome to 20 Questions with Fourth Wall Magazine! What is your real name and nickname?

Good morning, my brother. My name is Stacy Henderson. My nickname is the Haint, although I didn’t give it to myself. I like it, even if it is more Appalachian than Shawnee or Pennsylvanian.

2.- Very Nice to meet you, what is your current age?

I’m 24.

3.- What is your alignment in the great never-ending battle of good and evil?

Good and Evil? Those are arbitrary terms applied to the human heart by kings and high priests. They are an effort by a highly oligarchical urbanized system to control human beings for the benefit of a powerful elite. They should have died with the Industrial Revolution, only they grew worse. The definition of Good and Evil shifts depending on who is in power.

There is no Good or Evil. There is only Right and Wrong. Those are choices we all face every day, and we should strive to do Right. Wrong is anything that deliberately hurts another human being for fun or profit. The strong must stand up for the weak, and do so in the name of Right and oppose Wrong. I am on the side of Right, depending on your point of view. I fight for the oppressed and downtrodden, providing muscle and a voice for those who don’t have either. I’m the equalizer. I may be indigenous, what you call an American Indian, but I believe in this country, in the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence. The latter document says “all men are created equal,” and today that means all humans. I ensure that equality.

Now, to some, I’m a criminal. I’ve opposed banks, oil companies, mines, industries, and tycoons. I use whatever means is necessary, short of killing. Mostly, I use espionage, sabotage, and counter-theft. Not all banks and tycoons act Wrong, of course, but if they deliberately hurt someone, then I will fight them. The police have never proven anything against me, so prosecutors let me go. When they catch me, that is. There may be a price on my head, put there by some magnate. But he has to catch me first.

Stacy 3 by Nathanomir

4.- What is the origin of your powers?

I was struck by lightning. Yes, that’s a cliché, but it’s true. The lightning struck a pine tree first, so it may have absorbed some of the spirit of the tree before it struck me. I was in the astral plane when the lightning struck. When I woke up, I found myself existing in both the material plane and the astral at the same time. I see and speak with spirits, and beings that most people believe don’t exist. Trust me, they do.

5.- Fascinating! Now, superpowers and such aside, what do you feel is your greatest strength as a character?

I hate bullies. Everyone deserves an equal opportunity, especially at finding happiness. Is believing that a strength?

6.- Here's what may be a bizarre question: What kind of Universe do you exist in? Is it serious? Comical? Sexy? Noir? Horror? 

It is Life. Life is all those things at the same time. We laugh when we can, cry when we must, and get naked and have sex as many times as possible. A daily orgasm is a good thing. That is only natural, and it is human.

Stacy 1 by Nathanomir

7.- A lot of super-people have certain recurring elements of tragedy in their background. The readers would like to know if you do as well. For instance, are your parents still alive and/or did you come from a destroyed planet? Stuff like that.

My life has been pretty normal, if you think being the daughter of Shawnee shamans is normal. I’m not sure I know what tragedy is. People are born. People die. That’s Life. Oh, you’re looking at me as if you expect me to bemoan the past, how my people were subjugated and slaughtered by the White Man. I am not of those Shawnee. Many of my kin married white men and women, and they are good people. They are not of the White Men who persecuted us centuries ago. We all work together to make a better world for tomorrow. That is the best we can do. How’s that for an answer, Mr. Interviewer?

8.- Who made your costume?

Goodwill. I’m not sure who made it. It’s several different things I found at Goodwill that I thought would help me remain hidden in the dark and allow maximum movement. Hey, why shop at Macy’s when the same things will show up in Goodwill next year?

Stacy 4 by Nathanomir

9.- Do you have siblings?

I have two younger brothers, Jack and Bobby. Yeah, my mother is a Kennedy nut. I’m surprised she didn’t name me Jacqueline.

10.- What is your biggest fear/ worst nightmare?

That it’s all for vain. That what I do won’t make a difference and the forces of oppression and corporate greed will eventually win.

11.- Are you a solo act, or part of a team?

Oh, wow. That’s … That’s an interesting question. Uh … To an observer, I’m strictly solo. But I have a whole team I can call upon. You just can’t see them. Like, Foxclaw is sitting next to you. Right there. And if you get too nosy with your questions, he may just bite.

12.- Who is your worst enemy and why?

I haven’t been doing this long enough to have an enemy by a specific name. Yet. So, anyone who hurts others for money.

13.- Huh, okay. interesting. Then, who is your best friend?

My father. The older I get, the more of an equal relationship we have. He stopped telling me what to do when I was sixteen. Instead, he guided me and let me make my own mistakes. After him, my cousin Catherine Ashe. She prefers to be called Katie, but that’s a child’s name and if you saw her, you’d know she is no child.

14.- Confession time; Who is your lover?

Are you available? I don’t have one right now. There were lots of boyfriends in the past. As a free spirit, I’m free with my body. But ever since I acquired my powers, I can sense what men want from me, and I don’t want to give so little. I’d love a lover. Heck, I want to be a wife and mother. But whoever the man is, he has to put up with me talking to my “little invisible friends.”

 15.- Existential question: What would you do if you could ever meet your creator?

I’d say, “Hey, three quarters White Boy! If you’re going to set my cousins and me in Pennsylvania, don’t you think you should visit more of the state than just Gettysburg?”

Stacy 6 by Nathanomir

16.- What is your lifelong dream? 

That all human beings can truly see each other as equals with equal value.

 17.- What would you do if your dream came true?

Faint!

18.- As a character, do you have any personal demons or overarching regrets that haunt you?

You mean besides that speeding ticket I got in the parking lot of Wal-Mart when I was 16? No, I don’t think so. Damn, that was an expensive ticket, too. But I got my car up to 165 mph. It's too bad that the cart corral got in my way. Of course I paid for it. And my car. Damn! That was expensive. But 165!

19.-  What does your "secret identity" do for work?

Work? You mean like an 8 to 5 job? That is the Whitest thing I’ve ever heard! Why would any human being denigrate himself to slavery inside an office for eight to twelve hours a day, deprived of sunshine and true human contact, just to make a rich man richer? Just to pay the electric bill? I do have an income, and being the Haint doesn’t help it or hinder it. I do a bunch of different things. I’m a spiritual advisor, a licensed minister, and I make jewelry from stones and carvings from found wood. It pays what needs to be paid. Why do I need anything else? Besides, I’m too busy protecting people who don’t even have that much.

20.- Last question, and it's a DOOZY for a super: What is the WEIRDEST thing that has happened to you?

You mean besides the ghost of Lizzie Borden performing a lap dance on me while you were interviewing me? Nothing I can think of.

Stacy 5 by Nathanomir


 

Another helpful interview. Stacy was designed to be in the top tier of my pantheon, but I haven’t had much time to develop her. She’s my Zorro-Robin Hood figure. This gave me the chance to flesh out her interior. I had no idea she was so philosophical. She does share many traits with Aura, but that’s normal for women with “Pagan” beliefs.

In keeping with Playhero tradition, you get to ask this month's Covergirl, Lady Quantum, anything at all.

Post your questions here.

I'll gather the questions and pass them onto the statuesque blonde.

Tagging :iconlady-quantum: so she knows "inbound questions ahoy!"
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150,000 pageviews isn't the milestone that 100,000 or 200,000 are. But it's 115,000 more than I had this time last year. Besides, I'm in a funk, feeling somewhat exhausted after "King Tit." So, what better way to recharge the batteries than having a small party.

As of this typing, my pageviews are 148,394.

The number is rising rapidly.

That means you guys need to change the oil in your refresh fingers, especially :iconfdcomics:, :iconakizz:, :iconlordlard:, :iconlady-quantum:, and :icontrentharlow:, who graciously volunteered to assume the driver's seat for several who can't participate in this race. And watch out for that sneaky little cat :iconb69comics:! :D

Formal Announcement

This is just the preparatory information. A way of saying "Ladies and gentlemen. Start your engines!" I'll make a formal announcement at 149,750, which means the race is on. Then, I'll sit back with a beer and laugh myself silly as four or five of you try to stay up all night killing each other to win that prize. Seriously, you should have seen them at 100,000. FD Comics, Akizz, Lady Quantum, and Lord Lard no doubt had sore fingers the next morning.

What is a Kiriban?

Originally, it was a manga thing, a free drawing for a reader who reached a particular milestone. In our terms, it's a free commission of the winner's choice. Yes, free stuff you do not have to pay for.

Who Can Participate?

Anyone!

How to Play

Keep an eye on my main page. Watch that little number that says Pageviews. When it reaches 150,000, take a quick screen cap of it, and post the screen cap to my main page as a comment.

The Winner

The winner will be the person with the screen cap closest to 150,000. The number must be exact or greater. 149,999 will not win. 150,002 will.

The Winning Prize

There can be only one!

The winner gets a free 3D render of his or her choice of characters and situations. You may specify your characters, or mine, or a combination. If I don't have your character already, I'll make a model of him or her. There are some situations I won't do, and I'm picky about what happens to Aura. If you aren't sure, either ask me or look in my gallery. If you see a situation, then it's fair game. Well, again, maybe not with Aura. Better ask if you want her involved. The size of the render will be roughly 2000x1500, depending on the needs of the scene. Involved sets are not a problem (it's me, duh).

Okay, you groovy hep cats. Get ready.
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Quite a few of you have Aura Lockhaven figures. Some of you even have my fully morphed Victoria 7 model. Given the popularity of her Crimson Enchantress variation, and that Aura appears on the cover of :iconblackbird2:'s Superbabes ArtJam for this month, you may want to play with this version of her. So, I thought I'd provide the details of her superheroine costume, in a simple pose.

You are under no obligation to use this exact costume for Crimson Enchantress. No more than you are under any obligation to use my exact Aura figure or either of her more common spellcaster costumes. In fact, I like seeing how you see my beloved enchantress. For Blackbird's Superbabes ArtJam, any of her variations are welcome, even some you made up yourself. He zeroed in on Crimson Enchantress because she wears a mask. Mask, gloves, and boots ... you know, your basic SHiP or NBP costume, not that any of you know about SHiP or NBP.*

CE Costume 1 by Nathanomir

Like almost everything else that every variation of Aura wears, her superheroine costume is red with gold trim. Red is her favorite color and the color of her aura. The specific color is Crimson, RGB 220, 20, 60. It does have a slight purple cast. I'm using a combination of several shaders with a metallic shimmer that throws the base color wildly across the red spectrum.

Crimson Enchantress does wear more than either Canon Aura or Storm Warning Aura. Both CA and SWA belong to the barbarian sword-and-sorcery subgenre of Fantasy, while Crimson Enchantress is in the Superheroine genre. Different standards for different genres, even if she is essentially the same character in all of them. My main criteria for her costume was something that didn't look like the Ashe Girls. I would have preferred more visible cleavage, but Katie has that concept patented.

The specific items Crimson Enchantress wears are:

Leotard and Belt: Open Back Superhero Bodysuit for G3F by Laylo -- www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/op…

Boots and Gloves: Slinky Suit for G3F by Smay -- www.daz3d.com/slinky-suit-for-…

Cloak: Super Cloak for G3F by Smay -- www.daz3d.com/super-cloak-and-…

The cloak is a bear to pose! It's designed to specifically work with the poses that come with it. But in those poses, it looks darn good. If you apply a Smay pose to the figure, the cloak poses itself to match automatically.

Mask: Instinctual by Zeddicuss -- www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/z-…

Instinctual is for both G2F and G3F, so you G2 users are in luck. No warping! There are some hot poses in that set, too.

Bracelets and Ear Rings: Clara Collection by Nikisatez for G2F -- www.daz3d.com/clara-collection…

I just kept those from Canon Aura and Storm Warning Aura. If you use those, the gems should be rubies.

Belt Buckle and Cloak Clasp: Aura's Sacred Star necklace is now both the clasp to her cloak and her belt buckle. They are symbols for her. They replace the Sacred Star necklace worn by her other variations.

I added the gold trim to the leotard, boots, gloves, mask, and cloak using new material zones. But the geometry is simple and it was a half hour's worth of work total. If you do want to use this exact suit, and you have the pieces, I will send you a wearables preset that will contain the new materials zones. The shaders won't be with it, but you can tell what is Trim and what isn't.

If you want the Sacred Star, I can send you an OBJ file that you can import. The clasp is the actual necklace, with the rubies in it. The belt buckle is a simplified version I made as a backdrop several years ago. Just use the simple version for her clasp. No sense in being too fancy. However, given that this variation lives in our world, she would also recognize the Pentagram. So, feel free to use any of the Pentagram necklaces found on DAZ3D and Renderosity.

And, of course, the Crimson Enchantress costume from the back ... for a multitude of good reasons.

CE Costume 2 by Nathanomir

I find it interesting that the Crimson Enchantress outfit shows off Aura's indulgences more than either her Canon outfit or the Storm Warning outfit. She looks a bit more "well aled" shall we say. And that is not a complaint. I think the boots draw the eye to the thickness of her thighs.

A closeup.

CE Costume 3 by Nathanomir

Finally, outdoors.

CE Costume 4 by Nathanomir

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A whole mess of you tagged Crimson Enchantress.

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Ce 1 by Nathanomir

1.- Hello, and welcome to 20 Questions with Fourth Wall Magazine! What is your real name and nickname?

Hello, Lovie. Well, my name is Aura Lockhaven. My nickname, if that’s what you wish to call it, is Crimson Enchantress. It isn’t very original, is it? But it’s accurate, would you not agree? I have other nicknames, too. I’m Lady Aura when I’m at work and performing rituals as a Wiccan priestess. That’s only an honorific. Believe me. I hold no peerage. My older brother calls me Squirt, and no, you may not! Enemies call me the Red Bitch, and no, you may not! Spellcaster? Charm Slinger? I’ve lost track.

2.- Very Nice to meet you, what is your current age?

Really, now. That is a rather rude question to ask a woman! No, I don’t mind. I’m 22. Although, on some days, I feel like I’m 1,000.

Ce 2 by Nathanomir

3.- What is your alignment in the great never-ending battle of good and evil?

It all depends on whether Venus is in Leo this month. I jest, of course! Um … I’m Lawful Good, but the law I uphold is higher than any designed by man. I use magic to change circumstance to conform with my will. Now, by will I don’t mean my whim. My will is my place in the universe, my reason for existence. The gods put me on Earth to defend the defenseless, help the helpless, and give hope to the hopeless. All of my actions must, and I repeat MUST, be under the absolute control of love. Yes, I’m paraphrasing Aleister Crowley, but I’ve studied the wicked old gent, and he was far more of a philosopher than his reputation permitted anyone to realize. So, I uphold a law that's more powerful and transcendent than any passed by Parliament.

Ce 8 by Nathanomir

4.- What is the origin of your powers?

My brain. I’m serious, Lovie. Anyone can do what I do, providing he or she has the proper amount of determination and dedication. He or she has to be willing to devote the time, exude the sweat, and plunge into a tremendous amount of study and practice. I learned everything I do. It helped that I was born to it. My parents are Gardnerian Wiccans and the high priest and priestess of the Nightshade Coven in Cardiff. I rather conned my way into majoring in Magical Studies at Oxford, under the pretense of anthropological research and scholarship. That permitted me to study ancient manuscripts and learn more magical systems. I combine Gardnerian Wicca, Rosicrucian magic, Thelema, Hermetic magic, Strega, Kabala, basic hedgewitchery, nature magic, and some pre-Christian era systems that are genuinely terrifying, even to me. As an enchantress, I empower my magic with my emotions, instead of just my will or intent. My emotions are strong, and occasionally, volatile. I can supercharge my spells with sexual energy which is easier for a woman than a man. Women receive that energy within themselves while a man gives it to a woman. So, my power isn’t easy. If it were, everyone would do it. But essentially, the only difference between what I do and what an astronomer does or what a footballer does is the direction of our passions, studies, and efforts.

Ce 5 by Nathanomir

5.- Fascinating! Now, superpowers and such aside, what do you feel is your greatest strength as a character?

I can answer that with just one word: Love. If my brain gave me what I do, my heart led me to it. I love everyone. I love you, Lovie, and I will until you give me a reason not to. Even those I’ve fought, and the few I’ve killed, I did so while loving them. They just attacked someone I loved more. I always fight from a defensive posture, just wanting the enemy to leave the helpless alone.

Ce 4 by Nathanomir

6.- Here's what may be a bizarre question: What kind of Universe do you exist in? Is it serious? Comical? Sexy? Noir? Horror? 

Oh that’s a good question. I suppose it’s a combination. I cast spells, so the use of magic qualifies my universe as Fantasy. I live in London, and a fantasy set in the real world is Urban Fantasy.  Some of my enemies are supernatural, so that qualifies it as Horror. I practice my rituals skyclad – that’s naked for those of you who don’t know – so that’s Sexy. I’d rather be skyclad all the time, but London has laws and all that blather. Really, now, thanks to the American Sexual Revolution, I would have expected Great Britain to not be so prudish about the human body in the 21st Century, but bollocks, there it is. Well, I'll get skyclad for you, Lovie. I was a Page 3 Girl, after all. I’m also free with my affections, although I’m particular, so that’s Sexy, too. And I’m lighthearted, so there is a Comedy element.

Ce 6 by Nathanomir

7.- A lot of super-people have certain recurring elements of tragedy in their background. The readers would like to know if you do as well. For instance, are your parents still alive and/or did you come from a destroyed planet? Stuff like that.

Some moments, I do feel like there is a tremendous amount of tragedy in my past. I’m not sure if that’s past lives, or perhaps alternative dimensions. I leave that to theologians and quantum physicists. I can only live in the here and now. No, my parents are very much alive and doing quite fine. My planet is still extant, although its longevity is suspect at the moment. That is just another reason I wear a mask instead of spending all my time running my store.

8.- Who made your costume?

I made it with my mother’s assistance. I wanted a bikini and nothing more. Cloth absorbs magical energy, after all. But Mum convinced me to be a bit practical. My body is rather well known. I did a turn as a popular Page 3 Girl, after all. The bodysuit hides my breasts and stomach, well just a wee bit. Although with the heat of this summer, it has proven to be rather sticky. Next spring, I’m making a new one of microfiber and cotton! The fingertips are a special mesh that permits my spells to pass without interference.

The Crimson Enchantress 2 by Nathanomir

Now, there is a rule about superheroines not wearing capes. Well, I am no superheroine. I’m a witch, an enchantress to be exact. Witches always wear capes, cloaks, and robes, and very little else.

As you can see, my costume does not make my arse look big, either.

The Crimson Enchantress 3 by Nathanomir

9.- Do you have siblings?

Yes, I do. I have an older brother, Richard, and an older sister, Ester, and a younger brother, Gerald. Richard and Ester followed in our parents footsteps and have their own coven now. No, they do not practice the Great Rite together! Egads! We Lockhavens leave incest to those nasty Lannisters. Gerald is at Cambridge. I think he wants to be the next Jeremy Wade.

10.- What is your biggest fear/ worst nightmare?

Oh, what a nasty question! Well, the answer is easy. I fear that something will happen to my beloved family. I just can’t imagine life without Daddy or Mum, Richard, Ester, or Gerald. How would I survive without their love and support? And Uncle Cedric! Oh, dear Uncle Cedric! He runs a brewery and you have never met a more kind or generous man. I just can’t imagine life without any of them in it.

Oh! Spiders! Damnable things! Why did Zeus create spiders? Oh, I’m a Hellenist, a priestess of Aphrodite. Spiders. Those eight legged buggers crawled straight out of any hell you care to name just to torment me, I just know it. All a villain would have to do is toss a spider at me and I’d turn into a pile of treacle. Don’t print that one, Lovie. You’ll give them ideas.

11.- Are you a solo act, or part of a team?

I’m strictly solo. At the moment, that is. I team up with others as the situation demands, mostly in the States when they need a magic expert and it’s a wee bit more than Sorceress or Calithne Doomweaver can handle alone. I’m on call with Scotland Yard, but that’s as a consultant, not part of their police force.

Ce 7 by Nathanomir

12.- Who is your worst enemy and why?

I haven’t been on the job long enough to identify any one person by name. Most of my enemies have been basic garden variety weeds like murderers, rapists, and thieves. I’ve tangled with some highly placed politicians and industrialists, and they’re nasty! They have firepower, and aside from magic, I’m just an ordinary woman. I’ve fought a few demons, and those old sods hold grudges. I also fought a wicked sorcerer. He hasn’t returned, but I expect him any day. However, there is such a thing as the Law of Reciprocity, or as Sir Isaac Newton stated it, “for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction.” It is inevitable that I eventually encounter someone of equal power, but moving in the opposite direction. If I'm motivated by love, that means my worst enemy will be motivated by hatred. My concern is that person’s power and skill will be totally different from mine. I can defend myself against magical attacks, but I may not overcome a physical or energy based offense.

13.- Huh, okay. interesting. Then, who is your best friend?

Oh, merciful heavens! There are so many. My family for starters. They know about me, and my parents offer exceptional advice. Uncle Cedric worries about me, and keeps slipping me quids to pay for my store and food. Inspector John Thornton of Scotland Yard. He may be sweet on me, and I don’t mind. We get together for tea at least twice a month, just to chat. I consider Viona a good friend, and I feel like I knew her in another life. I’m also close with Sorceress, Calithne, and Nightfall, but when we get together, we always talk shop! Those four women live across the Pond, so I don’t see them as often as I would wish. I've met the one called Duster on occasion, and feel I know her! For some reason, I want to call her Lady Candace. It feels like we should be close friends. Oh! Professor Sagacius Ravenwood at Oxford. He’s a dear old man, and was my advisor. He knows more about magic than anyone. I try to get him out of his office, but he’s bound to his books. I think he cast a sitting spell on himself when he was younger and he’s stuck to his chair.

14.- Confession time; Who is your lover?

What day is it? I’ve had quite a few. Scores of men and a dozen women. I am not promiscuous! I am free with my sexuality and celebrate it. I’m also quite particular about who gets between my thighs. I never have sex on the first date. I usually wait until the fourth or fifth. Sex is more than just physical. It’s highly spiritual, and raises a tremendous amount of magical energy. We join souls as well as bodies. So, I want an element of affection to exist first. I have to like the other person’s soul in conversation before I join with it in something as intimate as sex. Now, I will admit, I wouldn’t mind taking off my mask and suit for Inspector Thornton, or Viona. Both are just dreamy little berry scones!

Oops! Someone was listening. Well, hello! When did you arrive? Would you like to ... Urmphf!

Ce 9 by Nathanomir

 
15.- Existential question: What would you do if you could ever meet your creator?

What do you mean, if I could ever meet him! Do you know who I am? I may be a variation, but I’m still Aura Lockhaven. I live in Nathan’s bloody, off his trolley, head! He calls me his invisible roommate. The only thing I haven’t done is manifest physically and throw him across the room. Or throw him in bed. Whatever it takes to get him off his malaise-ridden arse and convince him to finish The Fires of Tallen Hall, Crimson Cloak, Condemned and the Enchantress and the Warrior! He says I’m his leading lady? Well, prove it, you barmy daftie!

Ce 12 by Nathanomir

16.- What is your lifelong dream? 

I’m living my dream. I defend the defenseless, help the helpless, and give hope to the hopeless. That has always been my dream. I’m a powerful and highly placed enchantress. I’m making a positive change in my world. I run a small metaphysical store. What more could I want? Well, I suppose a husband who has the same interests, and that would include Wicca, magic, and polyamory with a woman lover we both share. Oh, I suppose I should add that I would like a daughter, someone to pass my ways to and watch grow up and turn her loose against the world like Mum did me.

 17.- What would you do if your dream came true?

Now you’re being redundant, Lovie. I suppose if I did have a husband and daughter, I’d be a wee bit more cautious about being Crimson Enchantress. I do take chances.

18.- As a character, do you have any personal demons or overarching regrets that haunt you?

Personal demons? No, but I know a few demons who have possessed people and they’re nasty buggers! When I find who has been summoning and releasing them in London … well, he’s going to get more than just a piece of my mind! Do as thou wilt, an ye harm none. I won't harm him, but I will sorely hurt him!

Well, this may qualify more as a fear, but I dread being alone. I’m not, but what if I were? What if my parents and siblings died? I know Daddy, Mum, and Uncle Cedric will die. That’s just a part of life, and I dread that day. I have a recurring nightmare that I caused my parents’ deaths, and my whole family was gone by the time I was ten, and Uncle Cedric kicked me out. But that isn’t possible. It’s just a nightmare. Mum texted me this morning with some local news out in Wales and Uncle Cedric called me to remind me to eat breakfast.

Regrets? Burning down my father’s altar when I was ten? I tried to put it out, and only burned my hand. You can’t see the scar for my glove. You also can’t see the permanent hand mark Daddy left on my bum, either, but I still feel it.

Ce 3 by Nathanomir

19.-  What does your "secret identity" do for work?

I’m not sure what it does for work, but I know what work does for my secret identity. I own a small metaphysical store in London, Nightshade Esoteric Books and Gems. It’s a front. It lets me keep in touch with the magical happenings throughout Britain, so I know where I’m needed. It also lets me purchase supplies at wholesale rates. The biggest problem is remembering which clothes to wear when. When I operate the store as Lady Aura, I wear a long flowing red gown with angelwing sleeves and show as much cleavage as the law permits. I can’t wear that when I go out as Crimson Enchantress. It would blow my cover. Those sleeves also invite candle flames. It wouldn’t do to open the shop in my leotard, either, would you not agree?

Ce 10 by Nathanomir

20.- Last question, and it's a DOOZY for a super: What is the WEIRDEST thing that has happened to you?

Oh, merciful heavens! Well, when I was at Oxford, Professor Ravenwood took me out into the forest to teach me advanced dueling spells. He does get out of his office once in a while. We dueled for about fifteen minutes, when the Dean walked up on us. He took us both by surprise. We turned to look at him. Unfortunately, we had both cast spells but they had not yet manifest. Our hands followed our eyes. Just at that moment, our spells manifested. Both our spells struck the Dean. There he stood, transfixed like stone from Professor Ravenwood’s spell and green with flowers in his hair from mine. Fortunately, Professor Ravenwood quickly dispersed our spells. Then, he had to cast a forgetfulness spell on the Dean. It was a rather awkward moment. That may not be terribly weird, but how many times does a student do that to her dean?

Well, Viona is giving me the eye. Oh, Viona! You heard my comment about being a dreamy little berry scone? Am I the tea? Oh, merciful heavens! Apparently, I am. You Yanks are so direct.

Ce 11 by Nathanomir

Turn the camera off, Lovie. I said, turn it off. You're right done here now. I'm about to be done. Oh, yes! Toodles!

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Sorceress is the OC of :iconfdcomics:

Viona is the OC of :iconakizz: So is Calithne, referenced.

Nightfall, referenced, is the OC of :iconmaltorramus:

Duster/Candace, referenced, is the OC of :icondangerguy01:

Eowyn was busy studying, so I thought I’d write a bit.

This was a fun study! I sometimes run a what-if scenario for Aura through my mind. What if Aurora had survived giving birth to Aura? How would her life be different? She may have ended up very much like her Crimson Enchantress variation.

This is far more poignant than I thought it would be. We all know Aura’s story, and the idea that her family is still alive in this variation kinda choked me up.

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:iconcityhunter77: tagged Ricochet.

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Rick 1 by Nathanomir



1.- Hello, and welcome to 20 Questions with Fourth Wall Magazine! What is your real name and nickname?

Hey, man! How are you doing? Well, my name is Sherman Jones. My codename is Ricochet. I encourage children to call me Rick, so if you’re a kid at heart, you can call me that, too.

2.- Very Nice to meet you, what is your current age?

I’m 26. I’m one of the old guys around here. Hey, I’m one of the guys! Fancy that. There are men in our world! Testosterone for the win! Hey, wait a minute. Am I being paid to babysit a bunch of girls? Not that I’d complain, given that it’s these girls! You have seen Valkyria, Whysper, and Strykana, right? Have you ever seen such magnificent curves, tangents, and cosines? They're sweet to me, too. I can't cook worth a flip. It's Ramen noodles and Vienna sausage with Sriracha sauce, if I'm at home alone. But the Ashe Trio makes sure I'm fed and fed well. Their mother! I think Mrs. Ashe is trying to make me gain weight. I have no idea what any of that has to do with my age.

3.- What is your alignment in the great never-ending battle of good and evil?

Sexy! I’m too sexy for my mask. Oh, you didn’t ask me that. Um, I’d say Lawful Good. I want to help people and be part of Valkyria’s mission to protect Parthenon. Valkyria calls me the All American Good Guy. I'm Barry Allen? He's blonde! Okay, I'll trust her. Between you and me, I’m not sure I know how to break the law. If I ever did, my Mom would still install a structurally superfluous second derriere into my pelvis, with her bare hands, and no need for pneumatic tools or an acetylene torch. We won’t talk about what my Dad would do. He’s a lawyer, and he always told me he wouldn’t defend me pro bono.

Rick 2 by Nathanomir

4.- What is the origin of your powers?

Let me give you a bit of background first. I was a gymnast. I went to the Olympics twice and won seven gold medals and a silver. So, I was a natural athlete. I am also a bit of a medical mystery. I have a second Y chromosome. That’s like having a mole on your shoulder. It’s just there.

Last year, I was doing some freelance work, and visited a uranium enrichment plant. It produces material for atomic bombs. They needed someone to verify their numbers, and that was what I did. Freelance mathematician. With a security clearance. Why do I feel like John Nash all of a sudden? As I was walking by the reactor, it sprang a leak and I was sprayed with enriched uranium particles. Statistically, I should have died within a day. Instead, the radiation mutated that second Y chromosome. The odds of that happening are 587,690.8 to 1. Accurate, of course. So, I’m your classic radiation-induced super hunk.

As a result, my skin and muscles are like rubber. I don’t stretch like Mr. Fantastic, but I bounce. Seriously, like a tennis ball. I bounce from one object to another. With my mathematical mind, I can instantly set myself up like a trick pool shot and knock down five gangsters at one time, by bouncing from one to another. It’s just geometry. Fourth grader stuff. High school? You waited until high school to learn geometry? What about trigonometry and calculus? You never … Oh, I’m so sorry. Anyway, I’m also bulletproof, and a much more agile gymnast than ever. The things I can do in the air are just amazing! I'm more acrobat now than just gymnast. I'm still not used to it, and I hope I never am. I don't want it to ever lose its sense of magic and wonder.

Rick 4 by Nathanomir

5.- Fascinating! Now, superpowers and such aside, what do you feel is your greatest strength as a character?

I’m sexy! Naw, I just like saying that. Um … Like I said, I’m bulletproof. Seriously. Bullets bounce off my skin. So, I’m a shield for Valkyria, Whysper, and Strykana. Now, Valkyria can dodge a bullet, if she sees the gun in time. Whysper can throw up a telekinetic shield, but again, if she sees the gun in time. Strykana can only stand there and say, “My last boyfriend was bigger than your gun!” So, I jump in front of all of them and take the shots, if firearms are drawn. I can’t control where the bullet goes, unfortunately. Sometimes, it returns along its own trajectory. Sorry about that, Mr. Big Bad Bro. I hope that didn’t hurt. Too much. Hey, you shot first!

That, and I’m an optimist. That may sound like bragging, but it’s true. Whatever mess we’re in will be better later, if we work hard and think smart. So, I see my job as morale officer. I have a joke book the size of an unabridged dictionary, and try my best to keep everyone smiling, even if we are being bombarded by neutron rays.

6.- Here's what may be a bizarre question: What kind of Universe do you exist in? Is it serious? Comical? Sexy? Noir? Horror? 

Did you just ask me if it was sexy? Of course it’s sexy. I’m in it! Hey, you keep setting me up. Well, I think it’s comedy. For the most part. The stars are darn good looking, and wear some really nice suits. Hey, a black brother can admire white girls. Especially that redheaded one. Don’t print that, please? Come on. The situations the girls get into are so obvious. They've been happening since 1935. Doesn't anyone read comics? Apparently not comics characters. Statistically speaking, they are going to be captured, stripped naked, and tied up in every issue. So, why don't the Ashe Trio try something different like not charging into the villain's lair without proper SWAT backup? I'm trying to ruin it, aren't I. Yeah, be quiet Sherm. You're out of a job if someone listens to your logic. Our world does have seriousness. We try to prove that the good guys can win, if they try hard enough. We keep trying. We like to think it matters.

See, I told you it was sexy!

Rick 3 by Nathanomir

7.- A lot of super-people have certain recurring elements of tragedy in their background. The readers would like to know if you do as well. For instance, are your parents still alive and/or did you come from a destroyed planet? Stuff like that.

I hate to disappoint you, but I don’t. I’m as happy and middle class as you can get. My grandparents are alive, my parents are alive, my little sister is alive, my little brother is alive. Aunts, uncles, cousins, even ones I don’t claim. They’re all doing well. I won seven gold medals in the Olympics and set three world records. So, the only tragedy in my life is that one silver medal, and if I complain about that, I don’t deserve to wear a mask.

8.- Who made your costume?

Valkyria’s mother. It’s a basic spandex bodysuit. It’s marginally bulletproof, mostly so it doesn’t get shredded when I’m shot. I get shot quite a bit, brother! But I’m the shield. It's pretty tight, but I'm a gymnast and acrobat. I don't need material crowding my joints.

9.- Do you have siblings?

Alexandra, my little sister, and Patton, my little brother. Mom is a history teacher and loves generals. What can I say?

10.- What is your biggest fear/ worst nightmare?

That I’m actually not sexy. No, seriously. That I won’t be fast enough and Valkyria, Whysper, or Strykana will be shot. Valkyria has been shot and she will heal. But Whysper and Strykana might not. Those girls are like my family to me.

Rick 5 by Nathanomir

11.- Are you a solo act, or part of a team?

Do you know how sexual that sounds? Now, I’m embarrassed about all the sexy remarks I made earlier!

Both. I go out solo quite a bit. I may be middle class, but I can inspire a lot of kids in the hood. They need someone of their own who stands up for them and shows them the way. Listen to Rick, kids. Life isn’t about drugs and being bad. It’s about kindness. Remember. The toughest guys give hugs and smiles. Just a little free sermon there. You can say amen, if you want. What, you've never been to a black Baptist church? Brother, you're missing some good singing. Anyway, I also go solo because the girls need time off. They work so much that they’re losing weight. A guy can tell. Valkyria keeps trying to get me to declare myself as Parthenon’s first superhero, but there is just something pretentious about that. I’m just an average guy doing the right thing. Anyone can do this. Well, so not everyone can bounce off walls and turn himself into a living pool trick shot, but you know what I mean. Don’t you?

I’m also part of the Protectors of Parthenon. There are ten of us. Seven of us gathered around Valkyria when she became more prominent and started having more difficulty. We believed in her. There's Lady Darkmoon. She was the first. She's a witch, but a sweet one. We have Lt. Ashe of Parthenon PD. He's as tough as the Kakeya Conjecture. Alley Cat is the smartest human I've ever met. She's read every book in the library. Not bad for a girl who has been homeless since she was four. Keystroke is our computer wizard, and Blaster is a genius with anything electronic. And we have me. Mr. Slingshot. We're just ordinary people who want to help our city. The final member is Mom. That's Valkyria's mother, and she's the toughest of us all! Eventually, Val's sister and cousin joined as Whysper and Strykana, although Strykana was already a member as our mechanic. We’re still learning how to act like a family and a team, but we get along well and can coordinate our movements, especially with Strykana running communications. She won’t let us fumble without an earful of obscenity. You don't want to hear Strykana curse. She makes a drunken sailor blush. Just trust me.

Rick 10 by Nathanomir

12.- Who is your worst enemy and why?

Anyone who wants to hurt the people of my city and anyone who wants to hurt Valkyria, Whysper, and Strykana. The names are irrelevant.

13.- Huh, okay. interesting. Then, who is your best friend?

Teresa McIntyre. We call her Keystroke. She’s a genius hacker, and a terrifying burglar. She does it for the thrill, but Valkyria convinced her that there are more thrills in being good. Well, she’s right. Terri is happy picking the locks of hideouts, bypassing illegal casino security systems, and hacking into the bank accounts of gangsters. She’s as close to me as Alexandra, and I act like her big brother. She needs someone to keep an eye on her. Traumatic brain injury. It isn’t much fun.

14.- Confession time; Who is your lover?

Well, I don’t have one. I’ve dated a lot of women in my life, and those German women gymnasts are lava me hot! Maybe I’m just too nice to press my advantage. I really don’t know. I shave. I wear cologne. Come on, ladies! I'm a hunka hunka burnin' luv. What? A black brother can like Elvis! He learned to sing in a black Baptist church. There is this one girl, though. She wears red. She’s a strawberry blonde. With big, beautiful blue eyes. But I like and respect her a bit too much to ask her out. Should I? Do you think I should? Yeah, maybe I should.

Rick 6 by Nathanomir

 15.- Existential question: What would you do if you could ever meet your creator?

I’d ask him why it took him almost a year to do anything with me after creating me. He says I’m his favorite male character. What, is he insecure in his heterosexuality, or is he just that gaga over his women? Having seen Aura Lockhaven, I think I understand. What man wouldn’t want to spend 90% of his time with her.

16.- What is your lifelong dream? 

To marry Stephanie Ashe and settle down in a nice fixer upper we turn into our little dream home and love nest. I did not say that. If you print that, I’ll deny every word of it! My Dad is a lawyer. Don't push your luck.

 17.- What would you do if your dream came true?

Invite everyone to our first anniversary party.

18.- As a character, do you have any personal demons or overarching regrets that haunt you?

I regret not having this body when I was an Olympic gymnast. I could have won ten gold medals. No, that would have been cheating. Um, I really don’t. My life has been happy and as far as I know, I haven’t hurt anyone who didn’t ask for a decent hurting.

19.-  What does your "secret identity" do for work?

I teach math at the local juco. Yeah, I’m a math nerd. So, being Ricochet lets me save the city, while not compromising being Sherman Jones. I’m surprised no one has studied my chin as Mr. Jones and as Rick and realized they match. Did I just give something away? I wear slightly baggy suits that hide the muscles, so I look a bit like a dweeb as Mr. Jones.

Rick 7 by Nathanomir

20.- Last question, and it's a DOOZY for a super: What is the WEIRDEST thing that has happened to you?

There was this time I was crossing Algonquin Avenue downtown. At the light, mind you. And I had the walk signal, too. Two Corvettes were racing, with their lights off, and I didn’t see them. They didn’t stop in time. One of them hit me, and I started bouncing. From one light pole to another, from one car to another, from one wall to another. I kept trying to grab something to stop, but I was traveling too fast. The kinetic energy had to just dissipate. So, for five minutes, I was in a pinball game and I was the ball. Afterwards, Whysper invited me to help her eat this gigantic banana split, courtesy of her cousin. Valkyria told me later that Whysper and Strykana bet on when I would stop, but she didn't know who won. Uh huh. Not very observant, are you, Val. Hey! Was I set up with Stephanie? Those sneaky Ashe cousins!

 

Another helpful interview. I have wanted to do something with Sherman for some time, and here it is. Maybe I can work up a minicomic for him now. Yes, he shares the odd extra chromosome gimmick with Andromeda. The existence of a third spare gender chromosome (XXX or XYY instead of the much more common XX and XY) that doesn’t do much fascinates me. What if it did do something?

Sherman here is the new improved M7 edition. Now that he's established, I'll get to work on a custom, unique suit for him.

And yes, I’m an equal opportunity nudist. I just think women look better. Much better!

I can't believe I designed a math nerd! Most of my girls are artists of some sort.

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Andi 1 by Nathanomir

1.- Hello, and welcome to 20 Questions with Fourth Wall Magazine! What is your real name and nickname?

Well, howdy! I reckon it all depends on which of us you’re talking to. Right now, my name is Andrea Decker. Give me a few moments, and I can become Andromeda. She’s the one with the glowing eyes, purple hair, and breasts that enter the room before she does and remain long after she leaves. Here. I’ll show you.

 Andi 2 by Nathanomir

OOPS! Sorry. I didn’t mean to knock you over with these things.
I reckon I ought to cover myself. Let me fetch my battlesuit.

Andi 3 by Nathanomir

I took the name Andromeda as a combination of my name Andrea Decker, and in honor of my favorite galaxy. I love stargazing!

2.- Very Nice to meet you, what is your current age?

I’m 24. That makes me the oldest of Nathan’s harem of honeyfied hotnesses. Yes, I know this is fourth wall and I’m going to milk it. Don’t look at my breasts when I say “milk!” I’m not lactating.

3.- What is your alignment in the great never-ending battle of good and evil?

Uh … Do I even fit in the standardized DnD lineup? I reckon Neutral Good. I fight for a “higher power” as it were that flies above the radars of any known legal system or legislature. Literally. We have battlecruisers in orbit. Don't worry. They aren't for you.

Andi 9 by Nathanomir

4.- What is the origin of your powers?

HA! I had a feeling you’d ask that. I had sex with an alien. True story, cross my heart, hope to buy my next bra at Wal-Mart if I'm fibbing.

Well, I was dying of bone cancer. The doctor gave me three months to live, so I wrote out a bucket list. One of the items was to see the stars in New Mexico. Without any light pollution. There I was, driving back to my motel after stargazing, and I ran into a UFO. It was sitting in the middle of the road like a 10,000 ton dead skunk. My car died, of course. And it was in New Mexico, of course. Trope City! I couldn’t run away. I had severe scoliosis and was pretty much crippled. So, I tried to flee in my wheelchair. That lasted about as long as huckleberry pie on Thanksgiving. I was captured and taken inside the ship. There, I met Jaxon d’Archon. He’s this physician from Rigel. He told me that he could cure me of scoliosis and cancer, if I volunteered for his experimental procedure. Well, of course I volunteered!

Andi 5 by Nathanomir

Then, Jax
– that's what I call Jaxon d'Archon – said I had to be naked for it. Oh, right! Aliens getting human girls naked! How stereotypical can you get. The procedure involved injecting me with Rigelian female hormones, odd radiation, probes, and subjecting me to something called a neural realignment grid. None of that hurt. The icing on the cake was, Jax said he had to inseminate me. Oh, right! Aliens having sex with human girls! How stereotypical can you get. He said his semen fooled the hormones into thinking I was Rigelian. Okay, I believed him. He was going to do it mechanically, but I stopped him. I mean, because of the pain in my hips, I hadn’t had sex in two years. If I was going to die, I wanted to die happy, even if my man was an alien. So, he did. Right there on his surgical table on his ship. I got laid by an alien on a UFO! Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Bubba. I reckon I kinda manipulated him, but I’m proud of it.

Andi 10 by Nathanomir

“I got laid by an alien on a UFO.” That sounds like a bad country song. “And Elvis Presley held my hand. But before I could get pregnant with baby Bigfoot, Marilyn smacked me in the head with a frying pan.” Hey, that works.

You’re probably going to ask. He was gentle. He’s also built like a French tickler. All spiny and stuff. It was weird, but I enjoyed it.

Well, Jax didn’t think to scan me for a third X chromosome. You know, the woman chromosome. I have one. We’re called superfemales! That third chromosome is rare and it don’t do doodly squat. Or it doesn’t do doodly squat in 99.9% of the women who have it. Me? All those chemicals and whatnots merged with that third X chromosome and supercharged it. That turned me into a hybrid, as if a Terran and Rigelian could mate. We can’t. Incompatible DNA. But what if we can. And their child was subjected to the usual stuff that turns humans into superheroes. You know, radiation, lab accidents, eating truck stop sushi, drinking WD-40, whatever. I became this. But it only lasts 24 hours, then I become Andrea again. I have to get laid again to become Andromeda. See? Everyone knows when I get laid. I may as well paint a big red sign on my barn that says “Andrea got laid!”

Emergence by Nathanomir

5.- Fascinating! Now, superpowers and such aside, what do you feel is your greatest strength as a character?

I’m as sharp as an anvil? No, really. I’ll try anything. I mean, I volunteered for an alien procedure, even after finding out the alien physician needed to inseminate me! That means, I’m not afraid to do something dumb that might just work.

6.- Here's what may be a bizarre question: What kind of Universe do you exist in? Is it serious? Comical? Sexy? Noir? Horror? 

That question is a joke, right? Bless your heart. Come on. Look at me. Purple hair? Glowing eyes? Smoky Mountain sized breasts that defy gravity? I turn into Andromeda after having an orgasm. Yes, there are other characters who do that – Howdy, Viona. You look mighty fine in your Peak Form – but everyone knows when I got laid! I’m not Andromeda unless I did get laid in the past 24 hours. Oh, lawzimussy. I can’t hide anything. I reckon my universe is pretty serious. I mean, two powerful alien republics at war over the Earth, with us as the no man’s land? And one of them wants to destroy us? That’s heavy. But me? Pure sexy comedy. And my “battlesuit” is a barely there randy, rowdy, oversexed piece of metal. I think someone got drunk and read Heavy Metal or an old issue of Penthouse Comix when he designed me.

Andi 4 by Nathanomir

7.- A lot of super-people have certain recurring elements of tragedy in their background. The readers would like to know if you do as well. For instance, are your parents still alive and/or did you come from a destroyed planet? Stuff like that.

Um … I reckon I don’t really. Not unless you count having severe scoliosis and getting bone cancer on top of all that mess. But Jax cured me. I’m about as normal as you can get … for someone who is about as normal as two headed possum. My parents are still alive, and happy. They just celebrated their thirtieth wedding anniversary. Howdy Mom! Howdy Dad! They’re still getting used to me being able to walk again. They don’t know about … Purple Hair Super Udders. If they find out, there might be a tragedy.

8.- Who made your costume?

Jax made him. This is B.O.O.B.S. No, not my boobs! That’s his name. It’s short for Biological Orgasm Operated Battle Suit. He’s made of Rigelian titanium stem-cells, and don’t ask me what those are, for Pete’s sake. All I know is to be metal, he’s warm and soft. Jax incorporated my own synapses into him. Then, he took the CPU out of his medical assistant drone TH-7* and put it in the suit. That’s why he’s sentient and has a personality. He can expand to cover my vital areas, as in vital for me to remain Andromeda. You know … my … uh …nipples, vagina, and clitoris. Yeah … Uh … Right. He stimulates me in those spots to prolong the amount of time I’m Andromeda from 24 hours to 96. The red lights mean he’s doing his job and I’m being stimulated. Like I said, I can’t hide nothin’! Geez. Let the whole world know I’m being sexed up, B.O.O.B.S.!

Andi 6 by Nathanomir

He also expands over my shoulders and up my spine, providing a neural link to warn me of danger, communicate with Jax, and interface with any known computer. Any computer he knows, and he knows some we can only dream about. Despite having a feminine name, he has a masculine personality. More masculine than I care about sometimes! He does have a male appendage that he deploys when I need extra … AAAGGHHH! Get that thing out of me! Do I look like I’m fighting a Denebian heavy cavalry unit! B.O.O.B.S.! Just you wait!

Andi 8 by Nathanomir

9.- Do you have siblings?

Nope. I’m an only child. It gets lonely sometimes. But I had all the toys to myself.

10.- What is your biggest fear/ worst nightmare?

Whoo doggies. I reckon failing. I’m one of the few Terrans strong enough to fight the Consortium – they’re the bad guys. Our best tanks and missiles are piddly compared to what they have, if we ever went to full war with them. And our bodies are too frail to go toe-to-toe. If I fail, Earth could be destroyed. It’s a heavy responsibility.

11.- Are you a solo act, or part of a team?

Technically, I’m solo. My mission isn’t exactly on the table. The Star Confederacy isn’t supposed to be here, much less helping us survive. But … I fight with B.O.O.B.S. I can fight without him, but alone my time is limited, as is my power. And Jax serves as my link to the rest of the Expeditionary Force. That’s the official name for the Confederacy’s agents here. He’s also my attending physician in case I’m wounded. Not too many hospitals can treat a blast from a plasma rifle. Officially, I’m the Terran representative on the Expeditionary Force, so I can fight with all of them. I haven’t met any of the others. They have to be covert.

I’ve started working with Hive. She’s this host for an alien collective consciousness. She’s definitely hostile to the Consortium. Hive may be little, but she carries an army with her.

To Save a Planet by Nathanomir

12.- Who is your worst enemy and why?

The Galactic Consortium. They want to destroy my planet and my species. Worst enemy enough for you, Bubba? They could be decent folk if they didn’t think humans were a threat to the galaxy. Not that I blame them, sometimes. I do fight some humans, who are agents for the Consortium. Some of them are willing, some of them are duped into it.

13.- Huh, okay. interesting. Then, who is your best friend?

B.O.O.B.S. He may be a jerk to me and loves “deploying the insertable” when it isn’t needed, but he’s also loyal and protects me. When I’m Andrea, he’s a good guy to have around the apartment. He knows things. Um … maybe I shouldn’t say this. I’m a student adjunct at Parthenon State University. It doesn’t pay that much. But B.O.O.B.S. knows numbers. So, a little online casino gambling and some day trading with his advice, and I’m living comfortably.

Andromeda's Suit Re ... STOP IT! by Nathanomir

I’ve struck up a friendship with Valkyria and Whysper. Struck. I almost struck Valkyria’s face when we first met. I wasn’t sure she wasn’t a Consortium agent, and what was she supposed to think of this strange towering woman with purple hair who can fly who suddenly appears in her city without an invitation? But Whysper scanned my mind and calmed her partner down.

14.- Confession time; Who is your lover?

B.O.O.B.S. Oh, he wishes! Um … I don’t have one. Sigh. I’ve had some one night stands that I hoped went somewhere, but when I grew eight inches and sprouted purple hair, I scared off the guys. They ran out faster than a dose of salts through a goose. I’m not worried about them telling anything. “Hey, I had sex with Andromeda.” “Yeah, right! You were drinking stumpwater again, Bubba!” I want a lover. Any volunteers? I’m a good cook. You have to get used to reading my essays and short stories, though. He has to be a guy. It isn’t just that I’m straight. A guy can turn me into Andromeda faster and with more power than a girl. I usually transform myself, so I know what glass and a vibrator can do, and can’t do.

Andrea Pinup 3 by Nathanomir

 15.- Existential question: What would you do if you could ever meet your creator?

Are you going to leave me as the sexed up joke in your lineup, or let me take over the story like Aura, Allyson, Iryndelle, and Katie did? Oh, pickle juice! I already know the answer to that.

16.- What is your lifelong dream? 

I’d like to say to become a college English professor, a wife, and a mother. But let’s face it. I’m always going to be Andromeda. This isn’t going to change, even if the war ends tomorrow. Maybe some guy will love being married to a woman who is both 5’4” and petite and 5’10” and statuesque, and maybe he can love purple hair, but how is he going to explain me? “This is my wife, Andi.” “What? Wasn’t she short and blonde yesterday?” And I don't know what my kids will be like. I hadn't thought about that! Obviously, I'd conceive as Andromeda so ... Would they have purple hair?

I don’t want to be sick again, but some days, I’d like to be a normal human woman.

 17.- What would you do if your dream came true?

Paint the white picket fence purple.

18.- As a character, do you have any personal demons or overarching regrets that haunt you?

I haven’t been Andromeda long enough to have any regrets there. As for Andrea, I reckon I regret having to give up dancing in high school when my scoliosis got worse. But I can dance now!

19.-  What does your "secret identity" do for work?

It lets me be me. I can control the transformation now, and put that orgasmic energy into the shed until I need it. So, I can attend classes and teach classes as Andrea without anyone knowing.

Andrea Decker by Nathanomir

20.- Last question, and it's a DOOZY for a super: What is the WEIRDEST thing that has happened to you?

Why coffee pot. I pat you on your pointy little head. When you find something weirder than a short girl having sex with an alien and becoming a giant with gargantuan gazongas and purple hair, get back to me. I’ll be waiting. You know my number.

 

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* TH-7 is named in honor of :icontrentharlow: for his "Vote for Trent" campaign in the Name Andromeda's Suit contest. So, Trent still sorta gets to wrap his hands around Andi's treasures.

This was a helpful interview. Much of it was created on the fly and helps establish Andrea’s backstory in more solid form. I never thought about her having a Southern accent or way of speaking until I began writing. She does now! Oh, Andrea! Originally, she was from Independence, Missouri, but I may move her to Charlotte, North Carolina. Obviously, Andrea lives in Parthenon, now, but that’s for tactical purposes – hers and mine.

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Jessie 1 by Nathanomir

1.- Hello, and welcome to 20 Questions with Fourth Wall Magazine! What is your real name and nickname?

Hey. ‘Sup? Well, my name is Jessica T. Ashe. No, I won’t tell you what the T stands for. Nobody calls me … by that name! It’s for Trouble if you mess with me. You can call me Jessie. It’s an attitude, not a name. My code name is Strykana, and if you don’t know why, come here and I’ll give you a demonstration. My nickname is the Ballistic Blackberry. I get blackberry, but ballistic? Do I have that bad a temper? Really? That sucks.

2.- Very Nice to meet you, what is your current age?

I’m 21. Old enough to know better, too young to give a damn.

3.- What is your alignment in the great never-ending battle of good and evil?

Town drunk. No, that was last year. I’m Chaotic Good. I hurt people! That is, if they hurt my partners. Valkyria and Whysper protect Parthenon. I protect Valkyria and Whysper. That’s the name of the game. I’m not the Bad Ashe for nothing.

The Definition of Fear by Nathanomir

4.- What is the origin of your powers?

This gumball machine at Chaz E. Cheddars when I was nine. Uh … I don’t have any? Okay, well I do. Sorta. I have this weird metagene that enables me to intuitively and instinctively understand any machine I encounter. Even if I haven’t seen it before, I can repair it, make it better, or destroy it in minutes flat. I thought I was just a good mechanic, like the rest of the Henderson side of my family, but after Katie and Steph became supercapes, I was checked out and there it is. Fortunately, that means I fly under the radar of most villains. What am I, guys? Generic K-Mart oil? Pay attention to me! I’m the one who will hurt you. And that’s great. Baddies ignore me, thinking I’m just some Batgirl type, so I can waltz right in and save Katie and Steph’s naked asses. And their asses are always naked. Blondes! As for the rest, it’s just gumption, grouchiness, and bad fucking language. Oh, and I’m a black belt. And a crack shot with a pistol. And Dad taught me detective skills. And hand-to-hand combat. And my Dad is a police lieutenant. And my cousins will kick your ass, what I don’t kick of it. And I carry this Big Fucking Hammer. It’s for cracking walnuts.

Jessie 2 by Nathanomir

5.- Fascinating! Now, superpowers and such aside, what do you feel is your greatest strength as a character?

My fucking mouth. You want a snark or a curse or something like that, I’m your girl. No, I’m loyal. If you’re my friend or family, you can trust me to watch your back, regardless. You have to go a long way to drive me off, despite my attitude. I’m also the best detective of the three of us. Katie and Steph usually defer to me for gathering evidence, even though they’re both better than they think they are. Uncle Steve was a great cop and taught those two pretty well.

6.- Here's what may be a bizarre question: What kind of Universe do you exist in? Is it serious? Comical? Sexy? Noir? Horror? 

Greasy and sweaty? No, that’s my day job. I’d say it’s pretty damn serious. I’m the comic relief, by being the straight girl. Katie and Steph get all the jokes and bondage peril and accidents, and I make them look even more ridiculous by snarking and staying out of danger. Mostly. It does happen to me from time to time. Sexy? Hey, it’s me!

Jessie 3 by Nathanomir


7.- A lot of super-people have certain recurring elements of tragedy in their background. The readers would like to know if you do as well. For instance, are your parents still alive and/or did you come from a destroyed planet? Stuff like that.

Goddammit, you just had to ask! Okay. I’ll lay it on you. My mother was a whackjob. A total piece of shit fruitcake. Pure granola! My birthname was Corduroy. Yeah, do I look like a pair of pants? Katie was a real sweetheart and called me Cordi. We were Buffy freaks, but really, why couldn’t I have been Willow? So, Dad convinced my mother to change my name to Jessica – I love you, Dad! – just before I started kindergarten, but the damage was done. Then the bitch leaves when I was twelve. Just leaves. No goodbye, no wave, no letter later. No contact at all ever since. Now, my Dad is a cop, and the cunt runs off with a fucking gangster! What am I supposed to do with that?

Blame myself, of course. It must have been my fault. I wasn’t a good enough daughter, so I drove my mother away.

So, the tragedy is all on me. I tried to destroy myself. Sex, drugs, booze, cutting, racing on the streets, all night raves, shoplifting, suicide, all of it. In high school I was Suspension Queen for all the fights I started, and was voted Most Likely to Go to Prison. I graduated with a perfect 2.0 GPA. But Dad is a cop and I kept getting off with warnings. If Katie hadn’t been there, I wouldn’t be here talking to you now. So, yeah.

8.- Who made your costume?

Huh? This old thing? I only wear it when I don’t care what I look like. Aunt Gayle made it for me. It’s just your basic black spandex catsuit. With Katie in purple and Steph in red, I wanted to balance them. And I was a Goth in high school. So black. Because. It also doesn’t show grease, and I just can’t help but stick my head under the hood of some 1968 Chrysler when I find one.

9.- Do you have siblings?

That brat? I have a kid brother, Bobby. He took our mother’s departure different. He plunged himself into school and sports and became a star football player. Now, he’s a Marine, like Dad was, and Uncle Steve, and Gramps. He’ll probably go career and end up an officer. I’m proud of him. He’s the Smart Ashe, even if he isn’t a girl.

I consider my cousins Katie and Steph to be my sisters. I’m closer to Katie, since we’re only a year and a half apart. Besides … Okay. I’ll get personal. Katie drove me to the abortion clinic and held my hand because I had morning sickness bad and I was scared shitless. Drove! That girl can’t drive! It isn’t that she’s bad, it’s that she never learned how to drive. Not with that heart, she didn’t. She still doesn't know how. That was scary, but damn, I knew she loved me. My car was a stick, too. OH MY GOD! She stripped two gears. Yeah. She also went with me to the rape counselor, and called the ambulance the two times I overdosed. Even she doesn’t know how many times she held my head over the toilet when I drank too much. You don’t forget something like that. Yeah, that’s a tear. Don’t get used to it! Now, it’s my turn. I’ll be there for her. In fact, when I found out Katie was Valkyria, I was so determined to help her that I threw away the booze and codeine. It wasn’t that hard. I believed in Katie more than I believed in my own death wish. I kept the smokes, though. Never trust a woman, or man, who doesn't have a vice. That means he or she doesn't have any virtues, either.

Steph and I are a lot closer now that she’s become an adult. Man, she was a brat when she was younger. But I found out that all that goodie two shoes and Miss Valedictorian was a mask. Her mind wasn’t as stable as I thought, and it’s a good thing I didn’t know or I would have introduced her to some bad shit.

It’s kinda funny when you look at those two. The one with the weak body got the strong body and the one with the weak mind got the strong mind. I just got Jessie, and that’s more woman than you can handle, big boy!

Inherit the Wind by Nathanomir

10.- What is your biggest fear/ worst nightmare?

Ah, bite me! Me afraid? After what I’ve been through? Yeah, I am. I’m afraid I’ll fail Katie and Steph. What if I’m not there for them? I mean, Katie has been killed, but her body healed itself. What if some nutjob cuts off her head? That may not grow back. Despite her telekinetic shield, Steph is vulnerable. I have the street smarts, so I have to watch their backs. They grew up sheltered, while I pretty much raised myself. So, I have to be there for them! But what if I’m not? I couldn’t live with that.

11.- Are you a solo act, or part of a team?

Duh! Where are your ears, Buster? You know, ears, not your sphincter. Do you think I just get together with my cousins for pizza and Jason flicks? I’m definitely all team all the way. I do go solo sometimes, but it isn’t safe. Katie keeps me from bashing too many heads. I work with Valkyria and Whysper. All the music, all the time.

Free Fall by Nathanomir

12.- Who is your worst enemy and why?

Sigh. It would be easy for me to say Zachariah Kane or Crimson Chaos because they’re out to kill Katie and Steph. But Jessica Ashe doesn’t take the easy way. I am my worst enemy. Whenever Katie and Steph get hurt, I get drunk. That has to stop. I mean, they keep going back out, so Strykana needs to be sober. I still chain smoke. Got a light?

13.- Huh, okay. interesting. Then, who is your best friend?

Those Ashe Girls! After what Katie has done for me? And I used to beat up kids who shoved Steph. So, those two. Yep. No one better. You can tell them I said that, too.

Jessie 4 by Nathanomir

14.- Confession time; Who is your lover?

Oh, you just want me to smile, don’t you! Ah, my sweet. Yeah, Jessica can be a mush. Okay, I’m a softie under all this grime. Masumi Steele! She-Cat! My Kitten! Or am I her kitten? Catnip chewtoy. I thought I was straight. Really. Bad deal, huh? Considering one of my boyfriends raped me and another got me pregnant and abandoned me? But Masumi! When I saw her, there was just something about her. It wasn’t that strong body of hers, or her exotic Korean face with the cat features. It was her inner strength, and I could tell she was as damaged as I was but still faced it with courage. That drew me. I asked her out for coffee, and she asked if I was the dessert. Yeah, I was! OOOH! What a night! She knows how to nibble nipples with those pointy teeth of hers. We’ve been together ever since, and I finally know what happiness is. Weird thing. Masumi is Tyler Master’s clone, and I was friends with Tyler. So, I’m my friend’s duplicate’s lover? And we’re raising a tween named Rain, who is … Tyler’s clone. This doesn’t happen to normal people! Jessica Ashe’s Bogus Journey! And I love it.

Not a Care in the World by Nathanomir

 15.- Existential question: What would you do if you could ever meet your creator?

Uh … I don’t know. I leave that sort of thing to Katie. She’s the one with the college degree. Ask him why he drives a Toyota? No, I know why. It keeps on running and running. But why does he listen to jazz when there is so much gorgeous metal!

16.- What is your lifelong dream? 

Wow. Really? Okay. To hang up my mask, see Katie and Steph happy and hang up their masks. To see Dad retire and not be shot at anymore. Then, we Ashe Girls grab Masumi and all hit the road with a metal-punk band! Oh, Katie, Steph, and I are gigging down at the Razor Wire this Saturday night. We picked up Duster for vocals, Aura Lockhaven on electric fiddle, Masumi on rhythm guitar, and Viona on keyboards. We’re gonna crack the plaster, dude! Come check us out. I'll comp you some tickets. Tell the bouncer you're with the band.

Gimme that Rock and Roll Music by Nathanomir

 17.- What would you do if your dream came true?

How do you want your band poster signed?

18.- As a character, do you have any personal demons or overarching regrets that haunt you?

I regret the day I smiled two years ago. Everybody expects it now. Bitches! Nah. Regrets are for suckers! The great baseball pitcher Satchel Paige once said, “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” I don’t look back. Not anymore. I can only look forward. It’s all I have. Tomorrow, baby. Let’s live for tomorrow.

19.-  What does your "secret identity" do for work?

Not much. I mean, I’m co-owner of Cigar Ashe Garage. Cigar Jones is my partner. He knows I duck out early for family reasons. I can get away with that. What can he say? It's a 50-50 split. So, I guess my secret identity gives me an excuse to take a shower, put on deodorant, and let my hair down. You know what's funny about my job? I'm the richest of my family. I make more than Dad. He doesn't make much as a police lieutenant, and he makes more than Aunt Gayle. Bobby is military. Duh! Great benefits, though. I don't have to say that Katie makes bupkus as a burger slapper, and Steph is a student. Gramps is retired and Grammy has been a housewife since she got married. Working class heroines? That's us.

Jessie 5 by Nathanomir

20.- Last question, and it's a DOOZY for a super: What is the WEIRDEST thing that has happened to you?

There I was. Minding my own business. Eating a slice of Aunt Gayle’s cake. In Aunt Gayle's living room. When my stupid cousins looked at me and declared I was a superheroine and was going to join them. Bitches!

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Katie 2 by Nathanomir

1.- Hello, and welcome to 20 Questions with Fourth Wall Magazine! What is your real name and nickname?

Hello there. Well, my name is Catherine Roberta Ashe. Friends call me Katie, and you can, too. My code name is Valkyria. My nickname is … uh … ahem … the Electric Grape. Some dastardly villainess gave it to me. I’m looking at you, Mom!

2.- Very Nice to meet you, what is your current age?

Are you supposed to ask that? Be glad I’m a nice girl! I’m 23, but some days I feel 50. Being a heart patient does that to you. Yeah, I don’t have that body anymore, but the effects inside are still there. I’m trying to remember how to be young, and I’m not sure I can.

3.- What is your alignment in the great never-ending battle of good and evil?

Lawful Good. I don’t carry a badge, and I will let a petty criminal go if he promises to reform. If that is his first mugging, why send him to prison and make him a professional? I just threaten to break his arm if he does it again. But I help the Parthenon Police Department fight organized crime. I want to inspire the people of my city, and prove to them that the good guys and gals can win, if we just keep trying. The insurance companies will tell you that I’m chaotic neutral. Yeah, I’m sorry! I keep tripping over things and smashing walls. Sorry!

Katie 1 by Nathanomir

4.- What is the origin of your powers?

That story again? Oh, you don’t know. Okay. Well, I’ve always had a kind heart, even if it didn’t work right. So, one day … it was Friday, October 13, to be exact. I saw this old homeless woman begging. I didn’t have any money, but I work for Harry’s Hippie Burgers and Hippie Harry is a great guy. He gives us employees free food. So, I grabbed a couple of burgers, and went back and had lunch with her. Her name was Old Frieda, and she was cool even if she was totally weirdo.

Yeah, well, she wasn’t Old Frieda after all. She was the Norse goddess Freyja in disguise, out looking for compassion on her day. Friday 13. She found it. In me. So, she saved me from a fatal heart attack that night, and offered to reward me for my kindness so I could live a long life and inspire others. She offered to turn me into a modern day Valkyrie. Dude! I always wanted to be Wonder Woman or Cavewoman! With a strong body? Able to help people? I said yes. And, here I am.

Hg2-13 by Nathanomir

5.- Fascinating! Now, superpowers and such aside, what do you feel is your greatest strength as a character?

Probably because my father was a cop, and so is my uncle, and my grandfather was, too, I want to protect everyone. I want to give them a chance to live a happy life. What do you call that? Naiveté?

6.- Here's what may be a bizarre question: What kind of Universe do you exist in? Is it serious? Comical? Sexy? Noir? Horror? 

Oh, get all metafictional on me! Yes, I know what that is. I took literature classes in college so I would have something to paint. Um … It’s serious. My universe is essentially a crime suspense story. It can be violent. It can be brutal. But it has many comic layers. Remember that old movie Ghost Busters? What do you mean, it isn’t old? It was old before I was born! Anyway, it was a comedy, but if you remove the jokes and situations, it was a tense supernatural thriller. That’s my world. It’s also sexy. I mean, look at this body! Boobs, butt, and face! And I stay naked half the time. I also have an elevated libido, which means I’m going to be in bed quite a bit, when the story reaches that point.

Katie 4 by Nathanomir

7.- A lot of super-people have certain recurring elements of tragedy in their background. The readers would like to know if you do as well. For instance, are your parents still alive and/or did you come from a destroyed planet? Stuff like that.

Yeah. Well, my father died in the line of duty when I was thirteen. He went into a bank robbery gone bad to negotiate with the robbers for the release of the hostages. One of the robbers had a bomb, and he set it off. Dad grabbed it and ran with it to the vault. He died, but saved the lives of fourteen people, including two of the robbers. He’s a hero cop. God, I miss him! Daddy was the only one who could call me Kitty. No one else has my permission. Sorry … Yeah. That’s always there. But it compels me to be better every day. I want my father to be proud of me, and to be the protector he was.

Um, everyone else is still alive, and doing pretty well right now. I’m lucky in having a large family, which Nathan doesn’t give many of his characters. Poor Aura is all alone. But I have my mother, sister, cousins, uncle, and grandparents. And my step-father. Frank was a total bastard, but one of my first acts as Valkyria was to convince him to be nice to Mom and Steph. Nothing like having a statuesque blonde in a purple suit threaten to drop you off a ten story building to get you to have a Come to Jesus moment.

8.- Who made your costume?

Mom did. This isn’t the original. My original was her costume from the Policeman’s Halloween Ball she attended with Dad two weeks before his death. She couldn’t bear to throw it away, but couldn’t wear it again, so she gave it to me. Well, it wasn’t really designed for what I do. So, I retired it and she made a duplicate. It’s weird material, too. Some kind of Kevlar-Spandex blend that just showed up on her doorstep. She can put a needle through it, but it’s resistant to up to a .38 bullet. I have a mysterious benefactor who knows my mother’s address, and that’s scary!

9.- Do you have siblings?

Most of the time. I’m kidding! I have a little sister, Stephanie, and a first cousin, Jessica, who may as well be my middle sister.

10.- What is your biggest fear/ worst nightmare?

Please don’t laugh! I’m afraid that this is all a dream, that I did have a heart attack that night and I’ve been in a coma. It isn’t real. None of it. I don’t have this body, I still have a heart that only half works, and I can’t stop any of the crime in Parthenon. It isn't vanity, but when I wake up in the morning, I spend five minutes staring into the mirror to convince myself that this is all real.

11.- Are you a solo act, or part of a team?

I was solo for a year, and still go out solo half the time. These days, I’m part of a team with my sister and cousin, who are known as Whysper and Strykana. But Steph is a student, and needs to study and have a life, and Jessie has a job, so I don’t always call on them unless it’s major. They keep yelling at me about that, too. I’m also a member of the Protectors of Parthenon, a group of citizens who just built themselves up around me to help.

In Step by Nathanomir

12.- Who is your worst enemy and why?

Zachariah Kane. Hands down. Anyone else who is an enemy is associated with him, and that includes most of Parthenon’s villains right now. If I can take him down … Look. Parthenon was the cultural capital of the Mid-Atlantic for years. I remember those days. We rivaled New York and Los Angeles for music, art, and theatre. Then, Kane became the boss of bosses. All crime running between the East Coast and Midwest passes through is hands. We pretty much became a den of crime. We gave up. If I can stop him, perhaps Parthenon will begin to recover from the malaise that it drowns in.

13.- Huh, okay. interesting. Then, who is your best friend?

Stephanie. Jessica and I were closer for years, since we’re only a year apart in age. Steph’s five years younger than me. But since Steph became a teenager, we’ve really bonded. That isn’t to say Jessie is distant from me now. It’s more like Steph moved up to join us.

Fruit Salad by Nathanomir

14.- Confession time; Who is your lover?

Uh … oh, you got me. Since I’ve become Valkyria, there have been more than I want to count. Twelve? Is that too many for a woman? In a year and a half? Look, I can’t help it. My libido is as strong as five women’s combined! All it takes is the right touch on my shoulder and I melt and throw myself into his arms. Or hers. And these gangsters have learned it! All twelve of those lovers? They were the bad guys! I hated myself the next morning. I really haven't found anyone to be a lover to or for. I'm looking. He has to be weird, like art, like sex like a LOT, and not mind me being gone at night being shot at, beaten up, falling off buildings, and all that fun stuff.

 15.- Existential question: What would you do if you could ever meet your creator?

If you’re going to be all existential and metafictional and all … I’d thank him for not leaving me as a joke. He let me take over the story and direct its course. I understand I’m not the first of his characters to do that.

16.- What is your lifelong dream? 

To be able to remove my mask for the final time and hang it up because I’m no longer needed. To become a wife and mother and artist and inspire through beautiful things instead of busting baddies in the face. That’s a pipe dream. A Valkyrie just can’t become a normal mortal woman. I don’t think. How many of us are there now?

Katie 3 by Nathanomir

 17.- What would you do if your dream came true?

Faint? Throw a party with Steph and Jessie?

18.- As a character, do you have any personal demons or overarching regrets that haunt you?

Well, I miss Dad being there and guiding me. I’d love to know what he thinks of all this. Mom and Uncle Bob are great, but they aren’t Daddy. I also regret not having a normal childhood and teen years, but I can’t change that.

19.-  What does your "secret identity" do for work?

Do you know how many times it’s almost gotten me in trouble? There is a world of difference between “Big Katie” and “Little Katie.” As in nine inches in all directions. Little Katie has the job. Big Katie is Valkyria. When I’m Little Katie, I have to remember to act sick. I also have to remember not to use this speed of mine, otherwise Hippie Harry gets suspicious. Fortunately, he’s stoned most of the time. When I’m Big Katie, I have to remember to recognize no one! It doesn’t work to run into an old college professor as Big Katie and call her by name. Oopsie.

Katies by Nathanomir

20.- Last question, and it's a DOOZY for a super: What is the WEIRDEST thing that has happened to you?

You don’t think being an agnostic and having a freaking Norse goddess appear in your freaking living room and lay a freaking zapper on you and turn you into a freaking mountain of muscle and breast tissue isn’t weird enough? Beat that! After that, nothing is weird.

 

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Playhero is delighted to present the cute and sassy Carrie Mellon, better known as Hive, as this month's cover superheroine.

So, with no further ado, let's see what readers want to know from the mistress of drones.

Hive 1 by Nathanomir


:icontrentharlow: asks, “What is your favorite band?”

Hive: James Gang, Barnstorm, the Eagles. There are others, but those classic groups are the ones Chronicler* and I listen to the most.

:iconbelleverse: asks, “What can your drones detect for you? Are you/they capable of detecting frequencies that normal hearing wouldn't? (i.e.; radio broadcasts)”

:iconmaltorraumus: “Why robot dogs? Why not tigers or lions or even dinosaur?”

Hive: Maltorramus and Bellverse: I'm taking your questions together because the answers are interrelated. The physical forms of my drones weren't my choice; they already had them when I found them (the story is forthcoming, so please be patient). Snip and Snap aren't the only ones I have; they are simply the ones that Chronicler* has depicted for your viewing pleasure, as my other drones are far more difficult to convince to show themselves, even if he asks nicely. As for their sensory abilities, they are mostly visual and auditory, rather than radio waves. That is how we maintain contact when separated.

Hive 4 by Nathanomir

Belleverse also asks, “What is your favorite color and why?”

Hive: Green, because to me it's the color of renewal and rebirth.

Hive 3 by Nathanomir

:iconfdcomics: asks, “Hive, you looked very fetching in your adorable Captain America cosplay. Has he been an influence on your own path as a heroine? Are there any other heroes or heroines who have been an influence on you? And do you have any plans to cosplay any of them?”

Hive: Yes, Captain America has had some influence on my family; Chronicler* will tell the full story once I have related it to him, but my mother and father were also what you would call superheroes, and my mother actually wore an outfit patterned after his suit and carried a shield similar to his. He and my mother are the ones I would most likely cosplay as.

:iconnathanomir: asks, “The alien collective consciousness obviously had an effect on you physically. So, what do you eat? What do you drink? Do you still need 8 hours of sleep?”

Hive: For the most part, I'm able to eat or drink anything an ordinary human can. I'm also able to resist the effects of certain toxins that would cause humans to become I'll. As for sleep, I actually don't sleep in the classic sense and haven't since I was 14. Instead, my body does what is best compared to the recharge concepts that exist for certain fictional races like the Borg.

:iconakizz: asks, “Do you have a green card?”

Hive: I was born in the USA, but I do understand why you asked; it's not been necessary to investigate that since most folks assume that I built Snip and Snap and are blissfully unaware of the existence of the rest of my little friends.

:iconmirrorkhaos: asks, “What has been your favourite moment so far as a hero?”

Hive: Working with Valkyria; most fun was when we went “bowling for baddies”. You should have seen the facial expressions when the “bowling balls” sprouted legs and started growling.

The Pennsylvanians by Nathanomir

 :iconwefergie007: asks, “Do you feel you owe B.O.O.B.S. an apology?”

Hive: Yes and no. I will probably apologize for the rough treatment, but he is based on technology that what has apparently become the Galactic Consortium stopped using centuries ago, so he is essentially an antique.

Hive 2 by Nathanomir

:iconultramichelle: asks, “What is your favorite ice cream flavor?”

Hive: Plain vanilla, but I have to let it warm up before eating it; the first time I ate it after acquiring my friends, the thermal effects had a negative impact on our link.

:iconmaltorramus: asks, “If you had to choose between Valkyria, Nightfall, Sorceress, Sky-Belle, Duster, Fantasma, Curia, Viona, Burst Lion, or White Owl who would you team up with and why?”

Also, “Hive do you prefer big strong man, Handsome Man, Curvaceous Woman or Cute Girl?”

Hive: More questions? I'm flattered. I'm going to say on the team up question that I'd like to work with each of them individually and as a group. And on the partnership question, I'm not really attracted to any of them, due to how my biology has been altered. If I did have a partner, they would have to accept the drones, and the drones would have to accept them, since they are as much a part of me as anything else.

Hive 5 by Nathanomir



* Chronicler is Hive's term for :icondaywalker-designs:, who tells her story.

Hive/Carrie is, of course, :icondaywalker-designs: character.

 

 

 

I am hijacking our little corner of DeviantArt!

We all know what Viona looks like when she turns around and presents that luxurious and luscious backside to us, right?


What if I turn Lardiona around so he presents his backside?


BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!

I'll do it, too!

Unless ...

You guys make me laugh.

You have 48 hours.

Clock is ticking ...



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Whysper 1 by Nathanomir


1.- Hello, and welcome to 20 Questions with Fourth Wall Magazine!

What is your real name and nickname?

Hiya! My real name is Stephanie Gayle Ashe. Most people just call me Steph. Nickname? The Atomic Strawberry! Oh, you mean my code name. Duh! Blonde moment. I’m Whysper. That’s with a Y. I took the name because I can plant ideas in people’s heads, like a whisper, but changed the I to Y in honor of my sister, Valkyria. She’s just the bestest!

2.- Very Nice to meet you, what is your current age?

I’m eighteen. Dammit, I still can’t drink! Legally. I pilfer out of Mom’s liquor cabinet, and have a fake ID so I can go barhopping with Katie and Jessie. Hey, I look 22, so I get away with it. What? I fight crime. I never said I was always legal about life. Some laws are just wrong anyway. If I can decide who to put in the White House, then I can decide what to put in my stomach. So there. Nnyah.

Whysper 3 by Nathanomir


3.- What is your alignment in the great never-ending battle of good and evil?

Oh, gosh. Well, to use gamer terms, I’m Neutral Good. Katie is the Lawful Good one. She upholds the law, and I uphold Katie. Jessie is the Chaotic Good one. Together, the three of us destroy a lot of property. Oh, pits. That makes me sound further down the list, like Chaotic Neutral, or something, doesn’t it?

Whysper 2 by Nathanomir

4.- What is the origin of your powers?

This goddam alien … Oh! Excuse me! Oh, that’s embarrassing. Oh, my. I think I’ve let Jessie rub off on me. Ahem. Yes. Okay. So, there was this alien android named Nestor 2, and he wanted to really really push fear in Parthenon so he created this robot Tyrannosaurus Rex and it was powerful enough to break Katie’s bones and she stopped it but it crushed her and killed her. Yeah. Man, that was a sad day. We buried her but we shouldn’t have. We should have just left her in bed for a week because her body heals itself even when she’s dead and fixes the brain damage, too, so she came back to life and was Katie ever mad at us for burying her and told us not to do it again if she ever dies again. Which Doofus like probably will if she keeps falling off the Olympia Tower. Fortunately, we couldn’t cremate her or embalm her. That body of hers. Mom had to explain that to the funeral director. Awkward! Anyway. Yeah. So, Nestor decides to send an army of androids against the city and the people wanted to fight back but their inspiration was dead and all. The Protectors went up against them, but they’re all normal people, except for Ricochet – OMHIGOD HE’S SO DREAMY – but Sherman won’t acknowledge he’s actually a superhero. I mean, like, the guy’s bulletproof and bounces off walls so how much superhero can you get! Well, someone had to do something. So … uh … I put on Katie’s suit. Yeah. Stupid Steph!

Sister Time 2 by Nathanomir

I just wanted to inspire the people, like she did. I thought I like could get away with it from a distance since Katie and I kinda sorta look alike. But then, I got mad. This piece of walking aluminum foil killed my sister! So, I went all batshit and beat his androids up. Hey, I’m a good athlete. But Nestor scanned my DNA, which matches Katie’s enough to fool him, so he hits me with this ray that is supposed to suck out superpowers except I didn’t have any so it gave me superpowers instead! Yeah. It advanced my body to its peak potential, turning me into a hardbody superathlete, and it enhanced my brain. I now use 22% of my brain instead of 10% like most people, all in the areas of telepathy. Did that answer your question? Did I leave anything out?

5.- Fascinating! Now, superpowers and such aside, what do you feel is your greatest strength as a character?

Oddly enough, I’m the serious one of the three. Well, Katie can be more serious. Sometimes, she’s obsessed. But if you put us together as a triune single person, Katie is the will, Jessie is the heart, and I’m the mind.

6.- Here's what may be a bizarre question: What kind of Universe do you exist in? Is it serious? Comical? Sexy? Noir? Horror?

It’s serious, but with a lot of comical overlays. The guys we fight are deadly! They’re gangsters and supervillains. But we act kinda fourth wall anyway. Katie especially. She grew up reading comic books and draws them now, but the world doesn’t act like a comic book. People get killed in our world! Gangsters shoot us. Yeah, that happens in comics, but not as often as it does to us. So, our responses to the world, our “This never happens to Wonder Woman” moments are the humor. That and the fact that Katie always – always – forgets to get undressed before she becomes Valkyria, so she has these naked in rags moments. Apparently, my bondage scenes are supposed to be funny, too, but the reader isn’t on the receiving end of those. Mmm … handcuffs! We’re naked a lot, too. So, I guess that’s sexy. If you like naked girls.

Whysper 5 by Nathanomir

7.- A lot of super-people have certain recurring elements of tragedy in their background. The readers would like to know if you do as well. For instance, are your parents still alive and/or did you come from a destroyed planet? Stuff like that.

Oh God! Okay. Yeah. My life hasn’t been easy. My father died when I was nine. So, I grew up without him. That’s hard on any girl but it’s harder when you're a daddy's girl and your daddy is a daddy’s girl daddy. He doted on me, but also helped me try to learn common sense and good judgment. Then, one day Daddy just wasn’t there anymore. My step-father is a total bastard, too! Mom retreated into romance novels, and didn’t stick up for Katie or me. So, I had to stick up for my big sister, and she stood up for me. My uncle was a drunk. My poor cousin! All the things that happened to Jessie. She’s only alive because Katie kept saving her. And Katie! I love my big sister. God do I love her! And to watch her almost die every three months? All those surgeries she had and she took them all as if they were just glasses of water. Katie is so strong, and to see her in all that pain just about killed me! The only one of us that didn’t seem affected was Bobby. He kept his distance from all of us. I really don’t know him very well, and he’s Jessie’s brother. Anyway, I watched all this and couldn’t do anything about it. I couldn’t! I just couldn’t. I was only a kid. So, that does tend to do things. It’s why I’m a psychology major. I want to help teens who are in my position, or the one I was in. It’s different now. I can fix things! But that still drives me. Katie protects the city. I protect people.

8.-
 Who made your costume?

If you’re going to be all fourth wall and metafictional about it, Out of Touch made it. In story, I did. I’m a pretty good seamstress. I wanted to be different from Katie, but match her, too. So, here’s the cleavage! I took an old Kabuki mask I had and covered it. That disguises the fact my face is similar to hers.

9.- Do you have siblings?

Haven’t you been listening? Duh! I have an older sister, Catherine. She goes by Katie. My first cousin, Jessica, may as well be my sister, we’re that close.

Fruit Salad by Nathanomir

10.- What is your biggest fear/ worst nightmare?

Uh … Okay. I’m a psych major, so this is routine. I’m afraid I’ll turn evil. I know what I can do now, and it’s been predicted that when I’m 30, I’ll be the most powerful telepath on Earth. That means, the temptation to control or manipulate someone will be intense. It already is at times. Why can’t I just turn that criminal to good by hijacking his mind? Because that’s what villains do! And I’m afraid! I’m afraid of myself.

Whysper 4 by Nathanomir

11.- Are you a solo act, or part of a team?

You don’t listen, do you? I’m definitely part of a team. Katie, Jessie, and me, or Valkyria, Strykana, and Whysper. We don’t have an official name, but to friends we’re the Ashe Girls, and to most people we’re Fruit Salad. The Electric Grape, the Atomic Strawberry, and the Ballistic Blackberry. Who gave us those names! Oh, yeah. Mom did. Thanks, Mom! I’m also part of a larger team, the Protectors of Parthenon, and I’ve joined Foundations of Justice to defend the nation and world at large.

Who Ticked Off the Ashe Girls by Nathanomir

Sometimes, I take solo patrols, to give Katie and Jessie a night off. Those are scary! I’m still only eighteen, and don’t have Katie’s strength or speed or Jessie’s street smarts. If I can’t handle a situation with my telepathy or high kicks, then … Katie has to drag herself out of bed to save my naked, tied up butt. Again.

A Whysper in the Night by Nathanomir

12.- Who is your worst enemy and why?

That rat of a step-father of mine! He kept putting his hands on my ass. Then, he tried to rape me! He’s been good lately, and I don’t know why. I’m not complaining. After that, pretty much all of Katie’s. We fight together. The Professor is especially bad. She wants my DNA, and that means dissolving me!

13.- Huh, okay. interesting. Then, who is your best friend?

My absolute bestest bestie is Katie! My sister. We tell each other everything, although I was the last to find out she was Valkyria. I respect her reasons. Then, Jessie. She’s right up there. Ms. Amazing and Duster are pretty close now, too.

Such Devoted Sisters by Nathanomir

14.-
 Confession time; Who is your lover?

OH MY GOD HAVE YOU SEEN HIM HE’S SO DREAMY AND HE HAS THIS BODY AND THIS FACE AND HE’S TO DIE FOR AND … Oh, I guess you should know his name. Sherman Jones, better known as Ricochet. He’s my teammate in the Protectors. He’s gorgeous! And I don’t mean his body, although his body is perfection I mean he was an Olympic gold medal gymnast so he has muscles but he isn’t muscle bound he’s just chiseled in all the right places and you should see how he looks in his leotard, and I mean everywhere and … uh … right. No, his face! He has these gorgeous black eyes and when he smiles, he lights up the room. He makes me laugh, too. He’s the classic all-American good guy. Nothing gets Sherman down. If he’s having a bad day, then I know the world is in trouble and it’s time to suit up. He’s teaching me gymnastics, so I’ll be better at what I do. You know, the moves aren’t that different from what I did as a cheerleader. Hey, I don’t care if Sherman is black and I’m white. Why does that matter? And he’s ten years older. Who cares? Every now and then, I peek inside Sherman’s mind, and yeah. He crushes on me. SQUEE! Now I sound like Katie when she meets a new superheroine. Yeah. It’s just a matter of time before one of us asks the other out. I wonder if he knows what to do with a girl and ropes? Did I just say that out loud? Oh, please don’t print that! You’re going to print that! Oh, God!

Whysper 6 by Nathanomir


15.- Existential question: What would you do if you could ever meet your creator?

Nathan? Ahem. Okay. If I’m the intellectual Ashe Girl, if I’m the one with the powerful mind, why does he always portray me as the bimbo! I mean, that Millennial Trap! Really? Really?

Clearing the Air 2 by Nathanomir

16.-
 What is your lifelong dream?

I wanted to be Katie! She was always so strong, despite having a weak body. And she inspired people, especially me. I didn’t feel like I did bo diddly squat! And I wanted Katie to be well and live.

17.- What would you do if your dream came true?

They did! I have the ability now to correct problems and inspire people like Katie. And she’s well. We don’t have to worry about her having a heart attack from watching a horror movie. Now, all we worry about is her splating her face against the sidewalk from falling off a thirty story building, being shot, being drugged, being gassed, being electrocuted, being worked over by a fuck machine, being stepped on by a robot dinosaur, and commonplace stuff like that.

18.- As a character, do you have any personal demons or overarching regrets that haunt you?

As a character? Not yet. I mean, I haven’t been around very long. Nathan only created me last October. I’m not a year old yet. As Stephanie, yeah. I wish I had been able to stand up for my mother against Frank’s abuse the way I did for Katie.

19.-  What does your "secret identity" do for work?

Whysper lets me be Stephanie, the freshman student. Blaster, that’s Jarred Graves, our teammate and kinda Katie’s crush. He’s an electrical genius and designed this bracelet that projects a hologram of my old face and body onto me. That lets me go to school without people asking for autographs, or reading the Prof’s mind for answers to the exams, or getting their hamsters down out of trees. Although it’s weird. The guys who crush on me as Whysper ignore me as Stephanie. The guys who crush on me as Stephanie ignore Whysper. But one is hardbody and the other is voluptuous. Girls seem to go for Whysper.

The All-American Girl Next Door by Nathanomir

20.-
 Last question, and it's a DOOZY for a super: What is the WEIRDEST thing that has happened to you?

You mean besides accidentally being turned into a superheroine by a crazy alien android who mistook me for my sister? In our world of industrial accidents, lab accidents, radiation, mutant genes, alien tech, divine supernatural gifts, lightning strikes, necklaces with spirits in them, and other garden variety commonplace events, how often is someone turned into a cape by mistake!

It would have to be when I first became Whysper. I looked like Blonde Sable! Most women who go to parties are embarrassed over wearing the same dress. We would have been at the same party in the same masks and hair. Awkward!

 A Suit of Her Own by Nathanomir

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I’m supposed to tag someone, so I’ll tag :iconakizz: and specifically request Callie. Her profile is rising thanks to The Journey, so let’s learn some more about this gorgeous blonde who may wear less than Viona.

With Hive on the cover of Playhero this month, :icondaywalker-designs: opened the door for the Ask Her Anything interview.

So, if you have a question for the petite heroine, post them here. I'll forward them to Daywalker for Carrie to answer.


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The poll "Who Should Be Auraized Next?" is now officially closed. I'm putting the results in a journal so I can find it later.

The next OC to be Auraized is She-Cat by :iconshe-cat-1:!

After that, I'll take them in order of the poll, simply because that helps organize this mess in my head.

Second will be Hyper-Girl by :iconlordamon12:

Third will be Scarlet Gravity by :iconmaltorramus:

Fourth will be Lord Lard by :iconlordlard: This makes him the only dude in the entire project.

Fifth will be Fantasma by :iconjanus3003:

Sixth will be Gunslinger by :iconblackbird2:

Seventh will be Dreamsong by Lord Amon.

I'll close the series with the Ashe Girls.

Of course, by then, I'll no doubt have another OC to play with and the series will continue. Hmm ... White Owl and Blonde Sable?

I hope you understand that these Auraizations are tributes to the characters and their creators, a nod to the camaraderie we've built here. A way of saying "I wish your character could play in Aura's sandbox." She does feel alone as the fantasy character in a sea of superheroines.

There is always Nakia Olba by :iconwhisakedjak:, although that wouldn't be so much an Auraization, considering Nakia is from a similar world. It would be a gathering of comrades at the tavern for too many ales (Nakia will be Aura's drinking buddy in the Hyborean Saga).

I may take a tour through :icondangerguy01:'s other OCs in my clutches, er my files -- Whirlwind, Midnight Avenger, Night Angel, and his Aura (oh now that would be a fun one). That would bring everything home in a nice metafictional circle considering Duster started the whole Auraization process. That image led to Storm Warning. And in that story, Tori, Rita, Angela, and Amanda are Auraized, from a certain point of view.


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Aura's Eighth Anniversary ArtJam was a smashing success! Alas, we are now in August, so I am bringing it to a close. Unofficially. If anyone wishes to continue playing, I'll still gather the scenes and stories.

Thank you everyone for playing. And Aura thanks you, too.

Here are the highlights:

:iconakizz: led off with not just a tribute to Aura, but a tribute to the one-year anniversary of her joining Viona for adventure.


If that wasn't enough, he Vionaized Aura, imagining her as if she put on a choker inhabited by Syphia's sister. She can finally see the top of Viona's head!


:icondangerguy01: has been itching to do this! He finally put Aura in some NBP with Duster.


Speaking of NBP, :iconjanus3003: gave us a delightful series in which Aura is captured by witch hunters!


:iconragingcyc0ne: took Aura into the future and teamed her up with his character Ivana to take out Tiny Ted. "A Tiny Incident at Port Midas" is a marvelous illustrated story. She also got revenge on the orc who raped and killed her sister, in what must be the first image of Aura being lethal.


Raging Cyc also loves him some fantasy, so he took Aura back to her own time and world, and brought Ivana to her.


Speaking of space, :iconthomvinson: imagined Aura going through Star Fleet, trying on all the different branches ... and outfits. He swears he did not inject her with :iconlordlard:'s lardites! Aura finally settles on the Marines, where she can "Drink when you can and fuck 'em where you find 'em." That's my girl.


He wasn't finished with her, either. A random comment by me, and Thom sent Aura on a road trip, hobo fashion, with her Celestial Teddy, Elvis!


I don't know where to even begin with :iconmirrorkhaos: many entries. He had more fun imagining Aura in different genres! But I think this is the one. His Weird West Aura! It set me off on my own little ArtJam contribution of Aura as a steampunk supernatural U.S. Marshal, which led to the League of Extraordinary Ladies. See what you did, buddy?


:icondaywalker-designs: paired a modern Aura with Hive. Actually, he beat everyone but Raging Cyc to the draw by entering this piece before I ever finalized on the ArtJam.


:iconbelleverse: cast Aura as a defender of freedom for a nation (which she would do).


:iconfdcomics: presented Aura with Elisabeth Lovejoy, down at the tavern of course. It's also a bit of fanart for his fave, Lissy.


:iconlady-quantum: brought several ideas that are in play over in her Dream Haven group, as well as setting up what will be the causative agent for our Hyborean Crossover. Aura meets Lady Quantum, with 1,000 years and a piece of magical glass between them.


People have often wondered what it's like when Aura cuts loose down at the tavern. Well, :iconzomgzilla: answers us.


:icontrentharlow: has interpreted Aura in different ways, but he brought them all home and tied them back together with the Tiger Goddess (the origins of Tora) with:


:icondoctor-awkward: officially ended the ArtJam (like he said, it was still July here in the Colonies) by proving Aura isn't the easiest spellcaster to kill.


Check out the entire series by Thom, Raging Cyc, Mirror Khaos, and Janus, in the ArtJam folder: www.deviantart.com/nathanomir/…

It's possible I missed one or two. If I did, slap me and I'll correct it.


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AURAIZE; (verb): the process of reimagining a fictional character (created by someone else) as if that character were born in the time and world of Aura Lockhaven (the early to mid 11th Century, in the fictional nation of Ayrdland). The character's clothes will be different, the name and powers probably different, but the personality and motivations will remain constant, if not identical, with the original. An Auraized character is immediately recognizable as an alternative version of the original.

Auraizing has become rather popular! That makes me happier than you can imagine. The squees I get from all y'all are great. It is fun to play with your characters, and reimagine them as if they could interact with Aura in her world.

Duster started it off. For my entry in :icondangerguy01:'s Spring Art/Writing Contest, I reimagined Duster as if she were born in Aura's world and time, but with the same powers and personality. Obviously, her powers were more supernatural based than lab accident ("What's a wind tunnel?"). The concept evolved from there to include most of the characters I already have worked up. Yes, Viona appears in Aura's world in The Enchantress and the Warrior, but she is still 21st Century Viona. "Watcher Viona" is the Auraized version.

There are three more to do: She-Cat by :iconshe-cat-1:, Amazona Negra by :iconcityhunter77:, and Scarlet Gravity by :iconmaltorramus:. I already have Amazona Negra's Auraized version clearly in my mind. The other two require some more thought. Then, I'll slow down ... because I'm out of worked up characters. Oh! I never properly Auraized the Ashe Girls! DUH! Okay. Six more. I'll end with my own ladies.

This leads me to ponder the reverse.

What if Aura were reimagined in the world of YOUR character?

:iconragingcyc0ne: is already there, with an Aura born into the futuristic world of Ivana Petrovich. She isn't a spellcaster, although through high-tech, she can still cast a nasty Divine Thunderbolt. Instead, Aura is a former military medic. Her personality remains the same. Brilliant concept.

Here are a few more possibilities that popped into my head:

DUSTERIZED AURA! Aura was a college student, involved in a Wiccan ritual that went bad. Her latent meta-gene was activated, giving her the ability to transform her thoughts into blasts of energy through her hands that make things happen. Naturally, Dr. Candace Roberts would be interested in talking to her. What do you think, DG? If you decide to find out, please feel free to develop your own backstory.

VIONAIZED AURA! There was a second choker in the box that Fiona found on that dig in South America. The choker contained the spirit of Syphia's sister. What if her college friend Aura Lockhaven put it on one day? How about it :iconakizz:? Of course, I'll leave the story and concept up to you. But Aura in one of those almost-not-there little metal numbers? faints

So, how about it? I'm not starting a second artjam. Consider this a side-challenge to the Aura Lockhaven Anniversary ArtJam. If you feel so inclined, play along. I'd love to see what Aura would look like born into your worlds.


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The available months for the 2019 issues of Playhero filled up in one hour!

I transferred them all to a journal so I can find it again when it's time to start those covers. And as fast as this year is flying, I'll be working on January by what feels like next week.

And the gorgeous superladies who will grace our eyes and coffee tables next year are:

January: Calithne Doomweaver by :iconakizz:

February: Character-to-be-named by :iconmpcreativearts:

March: Nightfall by :iconmaltorramus:

April: She-Cat by :iconshe-cat-1: and Strykana by me.

May: Amazona Negra by :iconcityhunter77:

June: Nitehawk by :iconblackbird2:

July: Gold Gryphon by :icondoctor-awkward:

August: Kim Anderson by :icontrentharlow:

September: Centrilia by :iconcentrilia:

October: Alys Avalon by :iconbelleverse:

November: Thrillseeker by :iconfdcomics:

December: Snowmaiden by :iconlordamon12:

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EDIT: As I suspected, I left out a few Aura variations. They have been added at the end of the lists.

I'm still celebrating Aura Lockhaven's Eighth Anniversary Month!

There will be more images of Aura posted. Some clothed. Some not so clothed. That last one just hurts your feelings. I'm looking at more Aura Cosplay concepts and lining up costumes. There will also be more Aura's Dreams, where we can see my lovely redhead all naked and trussed up. And probably more involved action scenes, since "The Sorcerer's Captive" reminded me how much I love fantasy action images.

Thank you everyone who commented to my last journal, What Is It About Aura Lockhaven? I probably won't respond to your comments, since I don't know what to say. But it's encouraging and helpful to see her as others see her. It lets me know her strengths as a character. I really appreciate it.

The ArtJam is still in progress! Feel free to play. And take a look at all the entries so far: www.deviantart.com/nathanomir/….

I got to thinking (a dangerous pastime) about the different variations of Aura that have been, or are currently, cavorting across DeviantArt. The number is astounding! Now, to me there is a difference between an interpretation and a variation. An interpretation is a one off or a twosie, much like :iconbelleverse:'s take of Aura as Defender of the Fen, or :iconlady-quantum:'s Aura Nightshade of the Lockhaven. A variation is an interpretation in an ongoing story of some length. Let's take a look at the variations.

Mine

Canon Aura -- Aura from the novels. She doesn't really make that much of an appearance here. That may change. :iconlady-quantum: and :iconfdcomics: have both suggested I illustrate the book. That is a thought! Canon Aura is not an enchantress, and won't be until the end of the third book, Crimson Cloak. So, she wears a brown dress as a wizardess. Now, those of you who work in 3D know how hard it is to get a dress to cooperate in a dramatic pose. Usually, I put her in brown pants and corset.

DeviantArt Aura -- Mostly how I see her from Book 4 through 10. Six months to two years after the opening trilogy. The biggest differences between Canon and DA Aura is DA Aura will make love to women, and some events of the trilogy aren't represented in her adventures here. I don't want to create my own spoilers.

The Enchantress and the Warrior Aura -- Six months after the trilogy. Mostly Canon/DA Aura, but she isn't as confident, and again, some events of the trilogy aren't reflected in her personality or life.

Storm Warning Aura -- A totally alternative Aura, set three years after the trilogy. This one is highly confident. She was adapted to fit the idea of an alternative Duster. Her clothes represent her maturity.

Hyborean Aura -- Still in the works, but EW and The Journey Aura, with one major difference. Those of you who have read the book know a spell cast from her hand becomes twenty times as powerful when cast from her staff. In this story, a spell cast from her fingers makes her staff look weak. Her power is out of control. Her clothes are the same as Storm Warning Aura, but she has a different cloak. I'm thinking of giving her a different staff for this.

Condemned Aura -- She hasn't been seen much. The story is too sexual for DA. While I do have a story lined up for Aura to face death at the hands of the Knights of the Holy Torch, it will focus on her struggle against her own wrath and vengeful nature, while Condemned is focused on her naked body tied up. So, this is a variation.

Superheroine Aura -- Just created today, and probably the most wildly different of my own variations. For one thing, her mother Aurora is still alive. I may or may not do more with her. The idea is intriguing.

:iconakizz:

The Journey Aura -- Akizz's Aura is probably the closest to Canon Aura of anyone's, even many of my own. He has been diligent about asking me questions, "Can Aura do this?" and "Would she do that?" He doesn't have to, of course. It's his story. But I do appreciate his attention to detail. The major difference between his Aura and my EW Aura is his is from the past of the UK and has a bit of a Scottish accent.

:icondangerguy01:

Storm Warning Aura -- Whenever DG interprets Aura in this story, there is some difference with the way I interpret her in the same story. That's just natural. And he should focus on Duster/Candace in his half. Duster is his lady and he knows her better than I do. But I can tell he really studies what I've written and said about Aura. So, I would consider his take on her to be a half variation of my Storm Warning Aura.

Funny/Damn Sexy Aura -- Okay. DG's drunken Aura, and her conversation with his Aura over their similar names are still two of the most hilarious takes on her I've ever seen. He also put Aura in one sexy naked bondage peril situation with Duster, but that's expected of our master of NBP. He doesn't have to stop with one, either. A variation? Yep. I would consider four appearances to be long running.

Raiders Aura -- There is a possibility that DG will feature her in his ongoing epic fantasy Raiders of the Lost Eye. I can't wait! Considering everyone but the main four are alternative versions, what will she be like?

:iconthomvinson:

Star Trek Aura -- Aura tried on different uniforms and different branches of Star Fleet before deciding on the Marines, where she could drink and fuck at will! That's my girl!

Pink Side Aura -- An almost Jedi Aura.

Darth Aura -- Pink Side's evil twin sister. That hair!

Mountain Valley Aura -- Close to DA Aura, she will be instrumental in the foundation story of his overall Mountain Valley mythos. And I still have to ask, is it a good idea to let her fly that air bike?

:icontrentharlow:

Manga/Anime Aura -- Just damn cute! This may not be a full variation, but more of an extended interpretation.

Tiger Aura -- Not sure what else to call her, but Aura was instrumental in helping the Tiger Goddess, which makes her instrumental in the creation of Tora. She got a really sexy tongue licking from the Tiger Goddess out of it, too.

:iconragingcyc0ne:

Sci-Fi Aura -- I never would have thought of Aura as a character in a science fiction story, but considering Raging Cyc's concept (the fantasy races of our lore were actually visiting aliens), she fits perfectly. Not much magic in her, but she's a highly competent former soldier and medic. And when she gets angry, she kills!

:iconlady-quantum:

West End Portal Aura -- For lack of a better name. Lady Quantum was the first to put Aura in the Sexy Sorceress outfit she wears as Storm Warning Aura and Hyborean Aura. This Aura is darn close to Canon. Her insatiable curiosity is clearly on display as she tries to discover the truth behind what appears to be a portal. I consider her a variation, since she is interacting with a 20th Century, American superheroine.

:iconjanus3003:

MMO Aura -- Influenced by Everquest, and a part of Janus' storyline with his OC Bassi. It doesn't get any geekier than this! Janus is one of the few who either interpreted Aura or made a variation of her to have the courage (or stupidity or stubbornness) to work with the Dynamic Bikini.

That's twenty different variations of Aura! That number doesn't count the interpretations, either. My montage of the interpretations is now woefully out of date, thanks to the ArtJam entries coming in. I may have to update it in late August.

If I missed a variation -- an interpretation of Aura in a long running story -- please let me know and I'll add it and update this journal entry.









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There is no question that Aura Lockhaven is my leading lady and star of my small universe. While my other main four (Katie, Stephanie, Jessica, and Andromeda) are popular, Aura is by far the runaway favorite. When Aura departed DeviantArt last December, there was a major outcry for her return. Only Katie is likely to attract that type of response if she leaves, but it wouldn't be of such a volume.

What is it about her that generates so much adoration?

Part of it is her age. Aura is the oldest and most established of my 22 main characters (including the casts of Dandelions and The Sarethian Seven). We're celebrating the eighth year of her creation, while Katie won't turn one until this coming September, followed by Stephanie and Jessica in November. Andromeda is just a kitten at two months of age. But it's more than that.

Her face? Of the five, her face is the one that's flawed. Aura has freckles. Her nose is humped. Her chin is half a millimeter too wide.

Her body? Of the five, she's the most different. The Ashe Girls and Andromeda are designed following the exaggerated figures of Good Girl Art, while Aura follows the standards of Frazetta fantasy art. She responds to gravity, while the others defy Newtonian physics. She also responds to calories. You guys are breast fiends, but Aura is the lightest in the chest of the five. And she's the second shortest, not counting Katie and Andrea in their civilian forms. Only Jessie is shorter. Okay, Stephanie is the same height.

She doesn't even live in our world, yet she is more popular than the four who do.

The other four are superheroines. Even Jessica has a meta-gene: she intuitively communicates with machines. Aura isn't a superheroine. She belongs to the fantasy genre. Her superpower is advanced magical skill and a massive heart. Gag her so she can't utter an incantation, and all she has are fists and feet. While that's formidable, she's a street brawler, not a martial artist. Her only formal weapon training is with a quarterstaff. So, technically, she's the weakest of the main five characters.

So, what is it about this woman?

Aura Closeup 79 by Nathanomir

As part of her Eighth Anniversary celebration, Aura and I would like to know. What do you like and love about her?

I didn't want to put this in the standard survey-poll type questionnaire and limit you to only one choice of ten possibilities of my choosing.

I want to hear your own words. Say as much, or as little, as you wish.

While you're at it, let me know what sort of scenes and stories you'd like to see more of featuring her. Go ahead and be ribald, if you wish. I mean, Aura got it on with Viona! In front of you!

If there is a scene or story you don't want to see featuring her, let me know that, too.

Thanks in advance for your responses.

And, as always, thank you for loving Aura.