cbishop's forum posts

Avatar image for cbishop
cbishop

16023

Forum Posts

350251

Wiki Points

384

Followers

Reviews: 58

User Lists: 1092

Question: do we post new threads when we respond to this or do we post here?

Post here. :)

Avatar image for cbishop
cbishop

16023

Forum Posts

350251

Wiki Points

384

Followers

Reviews: 58

User Lists: 1092

I haven't forgotten the new contest, peeps! I work in dairy at Wal-Mart. Apparently, I'm essential lol. Working a lot. Will get the contest up soon-ish.

Avatar image for cbishop
cbishop

16023

Forum Posts

350251

Wiki Points

384

Followers

Reviews: 58

User Lists: 1092

@batkevin74: People are quarantined in their homes with not much to do, and we still can't get more than a couple of voters. <sigh> At any rate, I'll have the new contest up in the next few days. Cheers.

Avatar image for cbishop
cbishop

16023

Forum Posts

350251

Wiki Points

384

Followers

Reviews: 58

User Lists: 1092

Votes due by the end of the day, peeps! :)

Avatar image for cbishop
cbishop

16023

Forum Posts

350251

Wiki Points

384

Followers

Reviews: 58

User Lists: 1092

@tommythehitman: You keep coming back to Deathstroke. I'll read this in the next few days. :)

Avatar image for cbishop
cbishop

16023

Forum Posts

350251

Wiki Points

384

Followers

Reviews: 58

User Lists: 1092

Avatar image for cbishop
cbishop

16023

Forum Posts

350251

Wiki Points

384

Followers

Reviews: 58

User Lists: 1092

@tommythehitman: It happens. Letting him go may have been what Betty would have done, but it's just not true to Clark's or Dick's morality. They'd have taken him in. I also don't think they'd have discussed anything in front of Condiment King, but then we wouldn't have had this scene at all.

As I looked back over this to find Betty's name (making sure I had it right) I saw something else that I don't think Superman would have let go (I saw it on the first read too, but forgot it when I made the comment)- the fact that Dick used a satellite to alter everyone's memories. This was the whole issue of Idenity Crisis. I don't think Supes would have let that one slide by.

All that to say: I think this is suffering from making the characters fit your plot, rather than the plot fitting your characters. For this particular scene to play out, I think it would be better suited to more morally ambiguous characters, like Hitman and Ambush Bug. Some beats would be missing with them (and why would they capture Condiment King?) but they could say something like, "I used a spy satellite to wipe everyone's memory of it," and everyone at the table still be cool with that.

Avatar image for cbishop
cbishop

16023

Forum Posts

350251

Wiki Points

384

Followers

Reviews: 58

User Lists: 1092

Avatar image for cbishop
cbishop

16023

Forum Posts

350251

Wiki Points

384

Followers

Reviews: 58

User Lists: 1092

Another nice chapter, although I don't think they'd have let Condiment King go. Attempted robbery is still a crime after all.

Avatar image for cbishop
cbishop

16023

Forum Posts

350251

Wiki Points

384

Followers

Reviews: 58

User Lists: 1092

@tommythehitman: Excellent set up, brings us up to speed and tells us where Dick is in his life. Well done, your writing is leaping and bounding my friend.

I'm jealous :)

This is exactly what I was thinking while reading. Nice job.