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Your Amazing Superpower

Postby GhostWolfe » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:44 am UTC

We've already talked about what superpowers we want to have, but how about those mundane every-day superpowers?

My amazing power is that no matter how small a glass I was given, or how much I like the drink, I will always leave the last two mouthfuls in the bottom.

Anybody else got a strange power?
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Postby Marbas » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:46 am UTC

I can generate and sustain some of the longest awkward pauses on this planet.

Also I can spend so much time doing what most people consider schoolwork that I neglect my actual schoolwork.

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Postby liza » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:51 am UTC

I, SuperSomnia, have the following powers:

Can rip that little perforated edge off paper from notebooks in one rip!

Can fit in a Dora the Explorer camping chair designed for four-year-olds! (And I'm currently writing this post from my own such chair. Greatest birthday present evar.)

Can burn any meal! (Ramen included)

Thank you, thank you.

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Postby upstreamcurrent » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:51 am UTC

I find that I am able to keep people awake long after they say that they should go to bed.

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Postby 4=5 » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:00 am UTC

I find that I accidentaly stand right out side of people pperefrial vision, so when they turn thier head slightly I pop into view, everyone at achool thinks I'm a ninja

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Postby Swordfish » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:11 am UTC

Somnia wrote:I, SuperSomnia, have the following powers:

Can rip that little perforated edge off paper from notebooks in one rip!

[and other less important stuff]


You... why you must be some sort of divine being, nothing less then a goddess surely. I'm actually not joking here, I've never seen anyone do that cleanly.

I can't think of anything outstanding that I can do. One way or the other. I guess I'm a pretty unremarkable person all around.
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Postby niko7865 » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:33 am UTC

I have the power to come with the most awkward response to the simplest question.

I have the power to forget anything and everything five minutes after I 'learn' it.
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Postby Jesse » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:38 am UTC

I have the power to fall hopelessly in love with absolutely anyone!

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Postby Felgraf » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:39 am UTC

I can whistle using only my tongue.

That is to say, I can whistle without having my lips in an o shape, but simply by pressing my tongue against the roof of my mouth and blowing air through it. This also allows me to speak like Gopher from Winnie the Pooh, (and that one not-care-bear-but-they-make-into-care-bear-like-animals from The Care Bear movie), which makes me suspect that this is not a unique superpower.

Which brings me to my next power: REMEMBERING MASSIVE LOADS OF USELESS INFORMATION. I can remember what several of the Care Bears sounded like. I can remember a chunk of the themesong to Captain N (well, the refrain). I can remember that Mr. Conductor on Shining Time Station was played by both George Carlin and Ringo Starr as the seasons went on. I remember the refrain from the children's book "The Big Orange Splot" (My house is me and I am it, and it looks like all my dreams.), and I haven't looked at that book in a decade and a half! Hell, I remember bits of information about videogames that I've never played .

But I cannot remember basic important constants, like h or h-bar. This is especially vexing because I am a physics major. Granted, I probably just need to sit down and take the time to memorize it....
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Postby Gelsamel » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:55 am UTC

I have the power of nil work ethic.
"Give up here?"
- > No
"Do you accept defeat?"
- > No
"Do you think games are silly little things?"
- > No
"Is it all pointless?"
- > No
"Do you admit there is no meaning to this world?"
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Postby Mother Superior » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:56 am UTC

I can crack all me knuckles, most of my toes and my neck.

I can name most of the writers of the simpsons up to about season 10.

I can wear down a pair of socks in less than two days without doing anything unusual.
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Postby __Kit » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:00 am UTC

I drink to litres milk daily in a 10 minute period, and stomach it!

I had a good one, it has escaped me
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Postby DurAlvar » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:13 am UTC

I have the amazing, chick pulling ability to rock at any videogame I happen to play.
They say hard work never hurt anyone, but why take the chance?

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Postby damienthebloody » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:43 am UTC

...suddenly, I was always there. My sister has this superpower also.
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Postby Gelsamel » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:44 am UTC

DurAlvar wrote:I have the amazing, chick pulling ability to rock at any videogame I happen to play.


I got that ability but it doesn't 'pull chicks'

Also, Mother Superior I can crack my neck on one side but not the other, weird.
"Give up here?"
- > No
"Do you accept defeat?"
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"Do you think games are silly little things?"
- > No
"Is it all pointless?"
- > No
"Do you admit there is no meaning to this world?"
- > No

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Postby DurAlvar » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:56 am UTC

I got that ability but it doesn't 'pull chicks'


You must not be doing it right; the trick is to live in your own little fantasy world.
They say hard work never hurt anyone, but why take the chance?

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Postby Gelsamel » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:07 am UTC

DurAlvar wrote:
I got that ability but it doesn't 'pull chicks'


You must not be doing it right; the trick is to live in your own little fantasy world.


Oh I'm doin' that. ;-)
"Give up here?"
- > No
"Do you accept defeat?"
- > No
"Do you think games are silly little things?"
- > No
"Is it all pointless?"
- > No
"Do you admit there is no meaning to this world?"
- > No

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Postby scowdich » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:21 am UTC

My main amazing ability is my amazing ability to meet someone for the first time five or six times, sometimes separated by as little as a few hours between encounters. Hoo boy, that can get awkward.

I can crack my neck like anything, and touch one of my forefingers to the back of the same hand (but it hurts like damn fuck ass!).

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Postby Maseiken » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:26 am UTC

I can Pwn at Starcraft, but I can only surpass my natural abilities by enchanting the magic words...
"Power Overwhelming"
"Show me the Money"
"Operation Kwol"
"GRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOWR!!!!"
(Translation: "Objection!")

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Postby xooll » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:36 am UTC

I can go back to sleep, providing I haven't gotten out of bed, no matter how much I've slept.

A friend of mine has the power to make people leave the table as soon as he arrives. It's not that we avoid him or anything, he's cool. It just keeps happening.
So, I got tired of the fact that the appearance of my band name in my signature made my posts on this forum the dominant result when googling for my music. Anyway, if you think I might happen to be a good musician, you can test this theory here.

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Postby SoapyHobo » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:06 am UTC

I can play Greensleeves on the piano blindfolded, it's bound to come in useful one day, surely?

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Postby __Kit » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:18 am UTC

*walks towards blind man* ICE CREAM!

Hey ray charles and stevie wonder can do that too! Thats their superpower...super-stealer!
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Postby German Sausage » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:23 am UTC

i have about two thirds of pulling chicks down pat. i make great opening conversation, i'm non-threatening, and i rarely talk to someone without getting their phone number. just all the girls i am interested in are either close friends by the time i have decided i like them or gay.
its like it belongs in the corrupt-a-wish thread.
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Postby Alcari » Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:57 am UTC

I have the ability to sleep anywhere, within 10 minutes of sitting down.

I also posses the skill to plot entire battles out of the top of my head, with contingency plans and combined arms tactics, which comes in very usefull at LARP :P

I have the amazing power to guesstimate numbers at great speed. (odds of winning at monopoly, forces in a girder)

fourthly i am capable of producing any probability in D&D. Did you know that, without using feats, at level 9, a dwarven waraxe is the best weapon for fighter? With use of feats it's a double sword.
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Postby Gelsamel » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:03 pm UTC

LARPing would only be fun with people who've trained in swordsmanship or some other martial art that would make it somewhat interesting.

It's so lame to watch people who don't know anything about sword fighting try to lean forward and tip someone while jumping back out again... Oh me yarm.... now the image is in my mind... nooooooooo!
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"Do you accept defeat?"
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"Do you think games are silly little things?"
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"Is it all pointless?"
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"Do you admit there is no meaning to this world?"
- > No

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Postby Alcari » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:19 pm UTC

Meh, Larp is only fun when you're actaully chopping into each other. Non of that wussy only-fight-the-sword stuff. I'm not after your sword, i want your head (or internal organs)

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(I don't really, but it's usually true)
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Postby davef » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:25 pm UTC

Umm...

I can sing 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love' by The Darkness.
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Postby bookishbunny » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:11 pm UTC

I can eat a pint of Ben & Jerry's in 15-18 minutes.

I the most withering-yet-blank stare and can make people feel like absolute idiots (does not make me a good manager).

I recently found out I can live on an amazing small amount of money (food-wise) and I somehow always come across free-food events.
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:27 pm UTC

I can play a lot of classic rock songs in my head, from start to finish.

I can think of a Simpsons episode, and within a day or two it will be rerun in syndicate.

I can do the same with Fairly Odd Parents.

I can sometimes detect where a cop might be hidden, looking for speeders.

I have the ability to make it sound like I'm working really hard, and project the energy/thoughts/ideas that I am, when I'm really not.

I can recite the entire lyrics to "Stairway to Heaven" and "American Pie" without stopping to think.
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Postby Alisto » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:29 pm UTC

I have the amazing power of rationalization. I can rationalize anything! Here are some examples:

-Staying in bed
-Spending my tax refund money on an XBox 360 instead of bills
-Skipping class
-Dating a girl who manages to ruin my life every time I let her in it
-Staying up late

I can convince myself of anything!
Bad grammar makes me [sic].
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Postby Narsil » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:32 pm UTC

I can make paper cranes like a god.
A god of folding paper.

Seriously, there was this old asian waitress staring at me in awe at this restaurant yesterday as I made a crane out of a one inch square of paper.
The power has its downsides, however, as I have the compulsion to fold anything into a crane. ANYTHING.
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Postby bookishbunny » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:38 pm UTC

Narsil wrote:I can make paper cranes like a god.
A god of folding paper.

Seriously, there was this old asian waitress staring at me in awe at this restaurant yesterday as I made a crane out of a one inch square of paper.
The power has its downsides, however, as I have the compulsion to fold anything into a crane. ANYTHING.


I make earrings out of cranes made from 1 1/8" squares! I should hire you as my underpaid laborer.
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Postby German Sausage » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:54 pm UTC

Alisto wrote:I have the amazing power of rationalization. I can rationalize anything! Here are some examples:

-Staying in bed
-Spending my tax refund money on an XBox 360 instead of bills
-Skipping class
-Dating a girl who manages to ruin my life every time I let her in it
-Staying up late

I can convince myself of anything!


i'm sure we would get along...
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Postby bookishbunny » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:55 pm UTC

German Sausage wrote:
Alisto wrote:I have the amazing power of rationalization. I can rationalize anything! Here are some examples:

-Staying in bed
-Spending my tax refund money on an XBox 360 instead of bills
-Skipping class
-Dating a girl who manages to ruin my life every time I let her in it
-Staying up late

I can convince myself of anything!


i'm sure we would get along...


And I'm sure we've dated.
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Postby shadebug » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:22 pm UTC

I have the ability to scare the ever loving shit out of girls. I once stood outside a bathroom with my face leaning on the door, when the person inside opened the door she slammed it shut and sat against the door, screaming, proper horror film style, for a good thirty seconds. I never knew people actually screamed like that.
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Postby crazyjimbo » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:23 pm UTC

Jesus turned water into wine. Well I can turn tiny little mole hills into gigantic frickin' mountains in the blink of an eye.

Narsil wrote:I can make paper cranes like a god.
A god of folding paper.


God Eh? Well prepare to face the new Jesus...

Prepare the ring for a fold off!

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Postby Alcari » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:26 pm UTC

I can memorise lyrics to songs in a language i don't speak. I still remember lyrics from the first Gundam Wing intro song, even though i have no idea what they're about. I've memorised a Quenya (elven, tolkien) poem, and only the general gist of it.
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Postby Belial » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:29 pm UTC

I have the ability to scare the ever loving shit out of girls. I once stood outside a bathroom with my face leaning on the door, when the person inside opened the door she slammed it shut and sat against the door, screaming, proper horror film style, for a good thirty seconds. I never knew people actually screamed like that.


Hahah. Once, when Girlâ„¢ was taking a shower in our old apartment, where the shower is in its own little tiny room with a full, heavy door, we waited until she was nearly done, and *everyone* in the apartment (myself, Randall, three other roommates, plus whoever else happened to be wandering through the apartment at the time, probably 7 or 8 people in all) all just crowded up to the door and *waited*. When she opened the door, she practically jumped through the back wall. It was great.

She hated us a lot.
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Postby Alcari » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:35 pm UTC

She hated us a lot.

You, sir, are evil. That was an infantile and sad thing to do

my hat is off to you.
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Postby shadebug » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:57 pm UTC

Belial wrote:
I have the ability to scare the ever loving shit out of girls. I once stood outside a bathroom with my face leaning on the door, when the person inside opened the door she slammed it shut and sat against the door, screaming, proper horror film style, for a good thirty seconds. I never knew people actually screamed like that.


Hahah. Once, when Girl™ was taking a shower in our old apartment, where the shower is in its own little tiny room with a full, heavy door, we waited until she was nearly done, and *everyone* in the apartment (myself, Randall, three other roommates, plus whoever else happened to be wandering through the apartment at the time, probably 7 or 8 people in all) all just crowded up to the door and *waited*. When she opened the door, she practically jumped through the back wall. It was great.

She hated us a lot.


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