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In Which East Tries To Protest And Fails

Thursday, June 30, 2016 No comments:
Also known as “In which West makes even more awesome plans that unfortunately doesn’t involve East” and "Your protest has been rejected".

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Previously, West made a totally awesome and great plan (that’s said Superhero’s words, by the way) on how to beat the Evil Enemy.

East finally has a chance to speak up and comment on this plan. Needless to say, the Superhero does not agree with the so-called plan, but getting West to listen is another matter entirely.

“We have not decided nor agreed to anything at all, Muffin. I do not agree with your decisions and wish to protest,” East firmly says, frowning at West.

“Both Muffin and your protests have been rejected by the ‘super special awesome’ Superhero. Now, on to more important matters. How shall I beat this enemy? What powers should I use?” West says, apparently already forgetting East’s previous words.

“Angel, I really think we should both be the one to defeat this enemy. I mean that we should fight him together, in case you are having trouble understanding my words,” East clarifies. “After all, South and North aren’t here and you should not have to fight alone. And you might need some help. That is why I am here,” East says with a smile.

*Notes:
- This is part 18 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 17
- Image is from the Anime Angels Perfect Paperback original characters artbook on Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the 'Angel' nickname that East calls West

In Which West Makes A Plan To Beat The Evil Enemy

Monday, June 27, 2016 No comments:
Also known as, "How to be heroic?"

Previously, in this series, we meet West, East and the Evil Enemy. The 2 Superheroes are busy talking about such topics as the whereabouts of their fellow Superheroes (North and South), nicknames and terms of endearment that East insists on calling West, all while ignoring and practically forgetting about said enemy who watches from the sidelines.

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The 2 are supposed to be talking about defeating the villain, but they keep getting sidetracked, the latest distraction being about using the seasons as possible nicknames.

But, now, finally, the 2 Superheroes are back on track as they return to talking about how they plan to defeat the Evil Enemy.

Okay, okay, currently, it’s really more of West who does most of the talking and makes most of the plans, but that’s really because East can’t get a word in edgewise, not at the moment anyway.

Of course, while they’re (okay, since this is currently one-sided, that should really say ‘while West,’ but you get the point) busy making plans, said enemy is still being thoroughly ignored. He’s definitely miffed and seething as he watches East and West talk about him as if he isn’t there.

“Anyway, now on to the main issue at hand,” West says. “Beating the Evil Enemy. I think it’s totally settled already.” West says with a firm nod. “I’ll be the one to defeat him while you-” The Superhero gestures at East. “Stand back and watch me be awesome.”

“I’ll be totally cool and heroic as I fight the forces of evil and restore peace and order back to The World. Yeah, what an awesome and great plan. I should know since I came up with it.” West happily says with a grin.

*Notes:
- This is part 17 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 16
- Image shows poster/wallpaper of the Sailor Moon anime and manga series by Naoko Takeuchi from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the discussion about the seasons that East and West had earlier

1 Reason To Dislike Summer And The Seasons

Friday, June 24, 2016 No comments:
So, previously, West went on and on about how the good guys never lose and the bad guys never win, totally ignoring East’s rebuttal regarding this subject. Now, East responds to West’s last words.

“Summer, please stop being so contrary and obstinate,” East says.

superheroes series, adventure, fantasy, story, writing“I’m being what now?” West blinks, looking totally confused. “Stop using big words, East. Trying to impress me? Well, it ain’t working ‘cause you’re just totally confusing me. I’ve no idea what you just said,  but that better not be an insult,” West warns with a pout and a whine.

“And what’s with 'Summer'?” West queries. “I know my domain is called the Summer Castle and I totally like the name and all, but that doesn’t mean that I want you to call me 'Summer'. Uff, it sounds weird, so don’t, okay?”

“Very well-” East starts to say before West interrupts.

“And don’t even think ‘bout calling me 'Winter,' 'Spring,' or 'Autumn'.” The Superhero attempts to glare.

“All right.” East smirks. “Though I would have you know that I was not planning on calling you those names. I do not think they fit you at all. 'Spring,' perhaps, though I believe 'Summer' fits you more and it is not entirely just because of your Summer Castle.”



*Notes:
- This is part 16 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 15
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki based on the image by Rusembell (CC:BY) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to represent and symbolize the summer season
- YouTube video features the song “Kimi No Namida Ni Konna Ni Koishiteru,” from the anime Meitantei Conan (Detective Conan), as sung by Natsuiro; song was chosen because the lyrics speak of summer

How Is Reality Different From Fantasy?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 No comments:
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East responds to West’s proclamation and declaration, in the previous post, that the good guys always win and that they never lose. Do you think East believes in such a thing?

“Ah, that is only true in fantasy and fictional stories, my dear Summer. This, however, is reality. That means that anything can happen, including us losing,” East says.

“That is always a possibility along with us winning and a great many other scenarios,” East patiently explains, not that said Superhero really thinks they would lose to this particular enemy that they’re currently up against, but that’s not really the point now, is it? The point is letting West know the truth or, at least, East’s version of the truth.

Too bad, it’s all lost on West who may or may not have been paying attention or is just intent on ignoring such words. You be the judge of that.

“Uff, no way, uh-uh, me lose? Ain’t gonna happen. Ever. Maybe you lot-” West points at East. “My sidekicks, I mean, will lose, but definitely not me. But, don’t worry. If you’re in trouble or if you need help, I’ll always be there.” West speaks with much conviction as if there could be no possible doubt about the truth of those words.

“I’ll show up to rescue you lot ‘cause that’s just how much of a ‘super special awesome’ Superhero I am.” West strikes a heroic and awesome post (it goes without saying that that would be the Superhero’s description of said pose, but, you knew that already, didn’t you?).



*Notes:
- This is part 15 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 14
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki based on the image by Rusembell (CC:BY) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to symbolize the contrast and difference between reality and fantasy
- YouTube video features the song “Kimi No Namida Ni Konna Ni Koishiteru,” from the anime Meitantei Conan (Detective Conan), as sung by Natsuiro; song was chosen because the lyrics mention summer

Is It True That Heroes Always Win?

Saturday, June 18, 2016 No comments:
East and West finally get back to the issue at hand, namely, dealing with the Evil Enemy. Well, that’s supposed to be the plan, but if you thought that’s what’s gonna happen, then you clearly don’t know these 2 well enough yet.

superheroes series, writing, story, fantasy, adventure“Well, East, like I said,” West begins. “Just stand back there and watch me or sit down or whatever. Anyway, what I mean is, just leave this all to me. I can handle this. Totally no problem at all.

“‘Cause I’m way too ‘super special awesome’ for the Evil Enemy,” West declares confidently, sounding quite arrogant though not really in a way that comes across as off-putting or annoying.

“No,” East firmly says with a shake of the head.

The tone of voice leaves no room for argument, not that West wasn’t going to try or was actually going to listen to it. “I wish to help you. I am concerned and worried that you might get hurt. And I’m sure we would not want something like that to happen.”

“But I can handle this just fine,” West protested. “That guy looks way too weak and easy to beat. Plus, I’m too awesome and superheroic to lose. Besides, didn’t you know?” West asks with a grin. “The good guys and the Superheroes always win. Always. They never lose. Never. That’s a fact, just so you know, East.”



*Notes:
- This is part 14 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 13
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by MizuSasori (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to symbolize West’s words that the good guys always win and they never lose since the figure in said image looks like a winner and a hero who hasn’t lost
- YouTube video features the English version of the song Golden Time Lover, from the anime Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, as sung by Shadowlink4321 (Daniel Alvarez); song was chosen because the lyrics speak of victory, defeat, fighting, etc, which can symbolize West’s words about how the good guys never lose and the heroes always win

What’s Wrong With Breaking The Fourth Wall?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 No comments:
In the previous article, West complained about a certain new nickname and would like East to explain where this nickname came from.

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If you’re also wondering about that, well, you can continue to wonder because East evades the question and does not bother to answer.

Well, there is an answer, but it’s not what you’re thinking.

Let’s hear it for East’s response: “I thought you liked it. You did not protest when I called you 'Sky' a few sentences- ah, I mean, a few posts or so ago.”

“Huh.” West blinks, confused. “Did you, now? Really? Oh. I must have missed it then.”

East smiles slightly at that. “I am not surprised in the least.”

“Uff, whatever, East. Just don’t call me 'Sky'. And don’t break the fourth wall by mentioning things like 'posts'. That’s totally not cool or awesome at all.” The Superhero pouts.



*Notes:
- This is part 13 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 12
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki based on the image by Rusembell (CC:BY) from deviantArt
- Sky in the image is meant to represent the sky mentioned in the story
- YouTube video features the English version of the song “Hishoku No Sora,” from the anime Shakugan No Shana, as sung by Rosa dub (RebirthOfRosa); song was chosen because the lyrics speaks of the sky

How To Give An Out Of This World Response?

Sunday, June 12, 2016 No comments:
West has a ‘super special awesome’ response to East’s words in the previous post.

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If you’ve forgotten what those words were, West thinks that’s perfectly fine and would prefer that you do not try to remember said words.

But if you do remember them, well, West would like to inform you that a response to those words exists.

Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking otherwise because said response is seriously out of this world.

Yes, that’s the Superhero’s description of said reply and West is adamantly sticking to that description no matter what.

So, let’s hear it for West’s eloquent response then: “Whatever, East.”

Oh, and don’t bother asking West to explain such a wonderfully interesting reply. The Superhero has moved on from the issue and advises that you do the same.

“And don’t call me Sky, East,” West added. “Uff, where do you get these nicknames?”



*Notes:
- This is part 12 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 11
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by KahoOkashii (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Blue sky in the image is meant to represent the sky nickname mentioned in the story
- YouTube video features the English version of the song “Hishoku No Sora,” from the anime Shakugan No Shana, as sung by Rosa dub (RebirthOfRosa); song was chosen because the lyrics speaks of the sky

What Gets You To Pout Or Smile Fondly?

Thursday, June 09, 2016 No comments:
West reacts to East’s words in the previous post. The former bristles and pouts at said words and doesn’t sound pleased at all.

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“What was that?” West said. “Are you saying I’m weak, East? Like, there’s no way.” West said this in a rather whining tone of voice.

"I’m strong, okay? Totally, completely, absolutely strong. Stronger than you and South and North.” This was said with much conviction.

“That’s ‘cause I’m the ‘super special awesome’ Superhero and you lot are just my sidekicks. Yeah, that’s right.” West nods.

“You lot are just my backup ‘cause I’m the Leader. So there.” West spoke as if all this was fact and true and couldn’t possibly ever be wrong.

East sighs. “We have already had this discussion earlier, Sky, so I would appreciate it if we did not have to repeat this all over again.”

There’s a fond smile on East’s face though. “But, in case you forgot, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case, my dear Sky, let me say it again: You are not the Leader and we are not your sidekicks.”



*Notes:
- This is part 11 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 10
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by CoDLia (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image of smiling figure is meant to symbolize the fond smile mentioned in the story
- YouTube video features the song “You Always Make Me Smile” by Kyle Andrews; it was chosen because the lyrics speak of making one smile, which can be likened to how East was smiling fondly at West in this part of the story

Why You Shouldn’t Be Arrogant?

Monday, June 06, 2016 No comments:
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Oh, look, West is finally done talking or, at the very least, East is finally able to interject and speak up, though the intention is certainly not to monologue or soliloquize.

Needless to say, this is done at the earliest possible opportunity, also known as when West finally shuts up.

“Somehow, I do not think that is the case at all, Sky,” East said, smiling.

“Whatever reason North and South might have for not showing up right now, I am quite certain that it is not because they mean to leave the matter of dealing with the enemies of The World to you, Sky.”

East hurriedly went on before West can get the chance or opportunity to interrupt, “And, if I may add, you really should not brag or underestimate our enemies. Some of them might turn out to be too strong for you to handle alone, Sky. You cannot do these things alone all the time and that is why you have us, your fellow Superheroes, to help you. You understand, do you not, Sky?”



*Notes:
- This is part 10 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 9
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by lilie-morhiril (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to symbolize East finally getting a chance to speak and be heard
- YouTube video features the English version of the song Golden Time Lover, from the anime Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, as sung by Shadowlink4321 (Daniel Alvarez); song was chosen because the lyrics speak of victory, defeat, fighting, etc, which can symbolize how the job of the Superheroes of The World are to fight against the bad guys or the villains

How To Insult The Evil Enemy?

Friday, June 03, 2016 No comments:
Also known as, “In which West decides to talk and talk and talk”.

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Okay, West and East have finally decided to move on from discussing the unknown whereabouts of their fellow Superheroes.

But if you think that means they’re finally ready to deal with the Evil Enemy, well, think again because, yes, they’re still busy talking.

Well, they will be talking anyway, just as soon as West finishes doing a monologue and soliloquy about a certain Evil Enemy.

“Anyway, East, let’s just forget about North and South for now. We can look for them later. We’ll just be the ones to deal with this enemy. I’m totally sure we can handle this by ourselves.

"Hey, maybe North and South thought the same thing and they decided to just leave this matter to us. Hmm, actually, I think I should be the one to deal with the enemy, by myself, I mean.

"Just look at him. He’s such a small fry, I can totally easily handle this all by myself and with one hand tied behind my back. Know why? ‘Cause I’m awesome and superheroic. And I’m totally super sure that North and South think so too. That’s why they didn’t show up. Yeah, they know I can handle this with no problems at all.”



*Notes:
- This is part 9 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 8
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by lilie-morhiril (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Singing / speaking figure in the image is meant to symbolize the act of someone doing a monologue or a soliloquy
- YouTube video features the English version of the song Golden Time Lover, from the anime Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, as sung by Shadowlink4321 (Daniel Alvarez); song was chosen because the lyrics speak of victory, defeat, fighting, etc, which can symbolize how the Superheroes of The World fight against the Evil Enemy