SUPERHUMAN WORLD 2011+Me in the Superhuman World:
Startup Escalation 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2020 2021 2022 .
2011: (Deputy | Zombies) Wolf-Woman (Britannia Beach | Silver Skull) (Lateran | Rapture | New Bosnia : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8) | (Discontent: Villains | 2014 | Plan | War | 1971 | Deal | Agents | Myth | Strike | Report) Super-Mage Useless Surprise | (Endgame: 1 | 2) .
2022: Pedigo | Lower Levels .
Culture: (Tape: Trailer | Clip) | Stay Dead! | Iv | Powernaut . .
Superhuman World 2011 is a work of fiction. The characters herein and the commentary about them should not be considered "real".
THE POWER OF THE TAPE! Trailer
See the Clip! www.eilertech.com/stories/2011/tape2.txt
Interview with a movie commentator with a scraggly mustache and beard, before the trailer for convention screenings:
"We have actual superhumans in this world. They don't usually wear Spandex or long underwear, but they can power-blast with the best of them. But they're usually more scary than entertaining. So people turn to the sillier fictional heroes for entertainment. Like The Tape, who swings through the city like Spider-Man on strands of tape. As the Dark Tape, he flies in an "Evil Wing" made of duct tape, which is virtually unstoppable."
Caption: Wyatt Ferguson, March 28, 1999.
(Tinkly background music - such as the introduction of Carter USM's "1993" - plays in the background)
When the Aliens Came...
(pan shot of a giant rocket ship, towering over a skyscraper; background music gets a bass tone)
... They Turned Humanity Against One Another.
(action shot of rioters; more bass tone)
... Then They Tried to Destroy the Earth.
(zoom-in on an evil-looking desolate planet, with a cometary tail; more bass tone)
But One Hero Fought Back!
(shadowy establishing shot of one heroic-looking man)
Not With Mind Control...
(close shot on head; the man puts on a helmet with jutting forehead and jaw)
Not With Power Blasts...
(close shot on hands; the man puts on what looks like brass knuckles, only flat)
(return to establishing shot of now-costumed man)
(something shoots out from the man's wrists to hit a light switch. As the lights come on, the camera shows it's a strip of duct tape. The man's helmet looks like a tape dispenser.)
(Action music - such as the main body of Carter USM's "1993" - plays along with action sequences: the costumed man fighting in turn rioters and Afghan guerrillas, then riding on a glider made of duct tape, buzzing a giant spaceship and fighting the Russian Air Force)
At Earth's Darkest Hour...
(quieter musical interlude along the same theme; establishing shot of incoming evil planet, now with a solar-wind sail attached; shot zooms in)
THE TAPE... WAS THERE!
(action music resumes. Zoom-in shows, the sail is made of duct tape. It ends with the costumed man in a spacesuit version of his costume, on the front of the sail, in a classic Ride 'Em pose. Music comes to a conclusive end, as the screen whites out then fades to black)
The Power Of... THE TAPE!
In theaters July 1st.
This episode is online at www.eilertech.com/stories/2011/tape1.txt .
For the "Summer Blockbuster" High Concept Challenge of rec.arts.comics.creative, I considered which of my world's heroes would do the best at licensing their adventures. I eventually realized, the answer was None of The Above.
The threats, of course, are real within the Superhuman World. We have here:
Evil rioters from "Cauldron" (2010: www.eilertech.com/stories/2010/cauldron.htm).
Evil Afghans from "Plan Joab" (2001: www.eilertech.com/stories/joab.htm).
Evil Russians from "Secret Wings" (2007: www.eilertech.com/stories/2007/secretwings.htm).
The Trillions plus their alien enemies (2009: www.eilertech.com/stories/2009/trillions.htm).
But the hero is fictional. This sort of fictional escapism is the only kind of movie inside Superhuman World 2011 that could ever be popular. Probably outside too, for that matter.
I don't consider this writing challenge over until I show how Our Hero wins in the end. So I am declaring a mini-series. Readers may expect a follow-up during challenge time:
THE POWER OF THE TAPE! Clip (www.eilertech.com/stories/2011/tape2.txt)
Various characters in this fiction may have been created by various people. These are noted in credits where already claimed. But absent claims from these people, all characters in this fiction and the phrase "Superhuman World 2011" are copyright © 2011 - present by Eiler Technical Enterprises.