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mike / June 7, 2006 4:41 PM

The answer is clear.

You can't fly all you want, but it won't help you get away with groping chicks on the el.

mike / June 7, 2006 4:43 PM

That should read: "You can fly all you want ..."

chacha / June 7, 2006 4:46 PM

Good question for my recent super hero movie kick...

after some deliberation: invisibility. you could cause some great mischief, spy on people, and you can always sneak on to a plane if you need to fly!

Carrie / June 7, 2006 4:48 PM

I think being invisible would be funny. I'd randomly open doors for people, sit on the train and then yelp when someone sits on me. I'd pinch people who need pinching for doing things like standing on left side of the escalator. I'd gently blow on people's necks on the train just to make myself giggle. That bottle of vodka hovering on its own in the store and then floating out? Yeah, that'd be me. Oh the possibilities are endless!

alizarin / June 7, 2006 4:55 PM

In my dreams, since I was really young, I would dream I could fly - it took a lot of effort. At first, I could barely focus and get my feet above the ground, but after a while I mastered how to focus my energy to make myself fly. Sometimes, I'd lose focus and I'd start bumping into trees. It felt so real, I'd wake up and was 100% sure I could fly.

The invisible powers- those I wish for when I'm awake- all the time :-(

I definitely would choose flying- it would feel so liberating and free and wonderful.

alizarin (formerly known as fluffy) / June 7, 2006 4:56 PM

..if it matters

clodius / June 7, 2006 5:02 PM

I chose whichever power allows me to stop Fuel topics from being cribbed from old episodes of This American Life.

s / June 7, 2006 5:08 PM

alizarin... I have the same type of dream! it starts out where I am really good at jumping... and i can jump higher and higher and eventually i can jump for miles... and right before i wake up, i think "gosh, i gotta go show this to my parents."

spook / June 7, 2006 5:31 PM

I can see how this party is shapping up

jenny / June 7, 2006 5:33 PM

Invisibility because I'm nosy...although do I REALLY want to know what coworkers say when I'm not there?

Or flying, because gas is so expensive and there isn't so much a down side.

Nah. Forget it. Invisibility.

Naz / June 7, 2006 6:04 PM

Sorry Clodius -- don't listen to This American Life. It's a popular party question/icebreaker that I got asked a while ago. I've been asked it twice since then at various other shindigs and it seems to be one of those "things" (that people ask and stuff at parties and stuff).

Inviz / June 7, 2006 6:42 PM

Being able to fly, I suppose.

I'm already invisible to girls.

mew / June 7, 2006 7:52 PM

I'd choose invisibility as a way around all those outrageous entry fees (club covers ... theme parks ... any Clear Channel-backed concert).

To the Flyers: Watch out for propellers, smog, bird poo, storms, and windows

ahn / June 7, 2006 8:04 PM

I have to go with flying. If only because it would totally rock my commute. Unless it was snowing, I guess. Or super windy. And it's always windy. And invisibility would get me into lots of shows for free and if I could hold objects and make them invisible I could finally get a new ipod. And it would really freak out my cat.

Fine, invisibility.

josh / June 7, 2006 8:05 PM

Invisibility for sure. You can go anywhere you want, mess with people's heads, find out all kinds of secrets, quit your job and rob banks with no fear of being caught, and manipulate all manner of situations to your advantage.

JP / June 7, 2006 8:52 PM

Flying would be cool but being invisible would be practical. I guess if you could fly you would be pretty famous and eventually someone would want to kill you and you would be a pretty easy target, so just flying would not be that great without some other powers to supplement the flying. However being invisible is very practical and would mesh much easier with my current lifestyle. My guess is that if you want to be invisible you are up to no good and in my case you would be right.

Mo / June 7, 2006 9:08 PM

Inviz, you beat me to it. I'm already nearly invisible, so flying definitely. Actually, I have that dream too, except that I'm trying to run and I can't-- like I'm under water, and right when I'm about to give up and get eaten by whatever monster is chasing me, I start flying, but I have to flap my arms and kick my feet like swimming. Invisibility seems to be the power of choice for would-be evil-doers. Name one nice thing you could do while invisible you couldn't do while visible? If I wanted to rob a bank, I would just fly to another country who couldn't extradite me, rob the bank, fly all over the world exchanging the currency, then fly home....

Shylo / June 7, 2006 9:47 PM

Like in the This American Life episode, I'd pick invisibility so I could shoplift. A lot. Who wants a new mattress?

Spook / June 7, 2006 10:18 PM

I wish I could fly, then I could belive I can fly, then from above I could piss on young girls like R.Kelly
and get away with it like R.Kelly and many people would still listen to my music like R. Kelly and say that its all the girls fault!

Clarke / June 8, 2006 12:05 AM

Flying. No contest. For the simple reason that flying would get the chicks.

"Hey, hot chick, guess what...I can turn invisible." Hot chick: "Thank god." (Or pick 1 of 1000 responses."

"Hey, hot chick, guess what...I can fly." Hot chick: "Get out." Me, taking hot chick's hand, "Hold on."

And it's liberating, good for the commute, blah blah blah.

But to be able to do it in mid-air? C'mon people.

Fearful of Big Brother / June 8, 2006 8:24 AM

I would pick Invisibilty for no reason other than the ability to sneak into GWB's private quarters and drive him insane, ultimately convincing him to take his own life.

Terminal Verbosity / June 8, 2006 8:45 AM

Why does this question always offer the dilemma between invisibility and flying? There are other powers, you know.

Why not Superman's laserbeam eyes or Spiderman's spideysense? Or the Hulk's anger management.

Yeah, I'd still choose invisibility too.

Y A J / June 8, 2006 9:15 AM

Naz, can we pick a different super power? I want to read minds, selectively. I don’t want to have to listen to everyone’s inner thoughts all the time, but there are so many times that I ask myself “What was he thinking!”

If I could read minds I could learn about and stop nefarious plans. I’d be the best haggler. I’d rent myself out as an expert negotiator…the possibilities are endless.

s / June 8, 2006 9:17 AM

I would also be interested in the ability to be able to walk through walls or move up and down through ceilings/floors.

Andy / June 8, 2006 9:26 AM

Screw flying. Screw invisibility. I vote for neither. What I want is the ability to STOP TIME. Then, while existing in stopped time, I would finally a chance to catch up on everything that I've been meaning to do. Like all those pictures that I've wanted to take, or the books that I've been meaning to read, or that perfect job that I keep telling myself I'm gonna find. Oh, and of course I'd go and rearrange all my friends' apartments just to freak them out when time started up again. And maybe rob a bank. Really, the possibilities are endless.

Mo / June 8, 2006 9:28 AM

What, we can pick other powers? Well then, I want the power to trip people walking down the street with my mind. It would be helpful to be able to stop time at will, but mostly I'd like to trip people with my mind.

Eamon / June 8, 2006 9:33 AM

Easy choice: invisibility. You can do tons of public good (or evil) with invisibility. Flying is just plain selfish.

MikeH / June 8, 2006 9:35 AM

I'd go with invisibility and become the world's stealthiest and most feared assassin ( for the right price of course)...

I would let my conscience guide me as to what assignments I would choose to accept, and in certain cases that strongly appealed to my sense of moral duty, I would offer my services for free...

Blagg the Axman / June 8, 2006 9:35 AM

In the far-off realm of Fallaryn I know of a wizard, Briaroak the Conjurer, who possesses both a cloak of invisibility and a pair of enchanted slippers that enable the wearer to soar through the heavens. He holds these and many other powers, yet still he does not know true happiness. Years ago I sought out his remote cottage in the forest to see what spells and magics he could give me to aid my quest to defeat the Dark Lord Kayne, but when I finally reached him I found only a broken-down old man who, despite his ample power, seemed content to wait for death to take him.

I choose neither power. Instead I shall continue to rely on my own brawn and blade.

Rob / June 8, 2006 9:37 AM

I like the ability to rip my ex-girlfriend's heart from her chest and show her just how black it is. :)

Andy / June 8, 2006 9:49 AM

Actually, can we get a clarification on this? How fast are we able to fly? Because if we're able to fly at supersonic speeds, and I could, say, fly around the earth backwards and reverse the earth's rotation (thus reversing time), then that would kind of work as both a flying superpower and a time changing superpower. In that case, I'd chose flying.

mike / June 8, 2006 9:57 AM

I'd definitely fly. Judging by the other invisibility answers, I'd be afraid of committing crimes or doing other mischevious things if I was invisible. Also, it'd get lonely and alienating, since all the fun stuff involves taking advantage of people or situations, unseen. Flying would be liberating - - like riding a bike x 1,000.

I also had dreams that I could fly when I was younger, only unlike Superman/Greatest American Hero-flying, mine was more like swimming. Basically I could reduce my weight so that I was lighter than the air my body displaced. I was able to swim on air... I loved those dreams.

fluffy / June 8, 2006 10:07 AM

I changed my mind. I don't want to fly and I don't want other humans to have that superpower. I know for a fact people wouldn't stop for bathroom breaks and they'd just poop like birds. That would be disgusting, especially if I'm invisible at that moment when someone flying above me poops, thinking the coast is clear.......

And I think reading minds might get depressing. I'd rather not know..

I think I'll just be a potted plant or a robot.

gate / June 8, 2006 10:10 AM

I'm with Rob.

Invisibility would be cool too though. Victoria's Secret dressing room. Whoa! Just make sure you are invisible to the entire spectrum and not just the visible spectrum. Most security cameras work into the infrared. Just because the human eye can't see you doesn't mean the camera can't.

amyc / June 8, 2006 10:17 AM

Flying, definitely. It would be so great for the environment! Plus I have flying dreams all the frickin' time, and I really want to try it out for real.

I've heard that flying dreams are really about sex. But then, what are my sex dreams really about?

phule / June 8, 2006 10:38 AM

[[Like all those pictures that I've wanted to take]]

That's kinda funny. Because photography /is/ stopping time. It's the very movement of time that makes photography so attractive in the first place.

Why stop time to take pictures? The challenge is to take the pictures /while/ the light is changing.

phule / June 8, 2006 10:39 AM

Oh, and to answer the orginal question: flying.

Because, while both give you a different perspective on life, flying provides more chances for better ones.

Andy / June 8, 2006 10:41 AM

@phule: good point. Maybe I would just stop time while I was sitting at my computer photoshopping. :)

@fluffy: I think that problem can resolved pretty easily: floating portolets.

mark / June 8, 2006 10:50 AM

time travel

Emily / June 8, 2006 11:22 AM


I could totally show up for work like 2 hours late & if somebody was like 'you weren't here at blah blah hour' I could respond with 'yes I was, I was just invisible' when in truth I would have been sleeping in/doing laundry/cleaning/all of that stuff that needs to get done but doesn't as much as it should.

Y A J / June 8, 2006 11:29 AM

ok, then flying.
Like Mo & Mike when I fly in my dreams it's swimming and not soaring, so it's kinda a bit of work, but it's a good way to get around.

Susan / June 8, 2006 11:54 AM

Isn't this supposed to determine whether you're evil or not? Evil people choose invisibility, good people choose flying (which allegedly is a more altruistic power, although I think you can argue it either way).

Being evil, I would choose invisibility, though if we got to choose any power we wanted I'd prefer mind-reading.

p / June 8, 2006 12:02 PM

gotta go with flying because you get the ability to fly plus the bonus of time travel because superman showed us that flying super fast around the globe can take you back or forward depending on the direction of your flight. So down with the Invisigoths. Plus- Chevy Chase can make himself invisible and I heard that guy's a real dick.

d. / June 8, 2006 12:15 PM

Good/Evil? Maybe -- who knows? I'm thinking if you choose invisibility you have this power of paranoia you could use as a torch over people's heads. If they know about the secret power, they constantly worry if you're there. And if they don't know about you, then you could always easily find a way into their lives to find out people's darkest secrets. I think after a while you'll find out that the same threads run through almost all people. So then the power gets boring.

So I choose flying! Fuck traffic, imma gonna fly outta this bizatch. And drop a deuce on the birds that evacuated their bowels all over my poor car yesterday.

printdude / June 8, 2006 12:25 PM

I would like to fly underwater while invisible, reading the minds of the dolphins so I can find out when they're leaving.

VinceJose / June 8, 2006 12:36 PM

Well if I can't have telekinesis (the ultimate superpower) I'd take flying for sure. Flying out of your car when you're stuck in gridlock would be bomb.

And invisibility has so many weaknesses. You have to get naked to be truly invisible and even then if someone pumps into you or splatters you with paint or flour your screwed.

Onid / June 8, 2006 2:03 PM

When I was younger I wanted to be able to fly but at the same time burn off major amounts of calories. This way I could eat what I want and fly around to lose the weight (Why yes I was an overweight child) but now I would say invisible. The practical jokes one could play would be glorious.

freezeframe / June 8, 2006 2:06 PM

I totally agree with STOPPING TIME. I've had incredibly drawn out fantasies about this ability most of my life, and then read The Fermata. Wow.

One concern about stopping time though, do you continue to age while everything else is frozen and not aging? It seems like you'd have to. That would really suck because all those hours of sleeping in and running around town naked and robbing banks could really rack on the years.

q / June 8, 2006 2:13 PM


You truly overestimate Victoria's Secret customers.

For the rest of the peeping toms - if you still want to find women even remotely attractive - don't watch us dress, shower, apply make-up, pluck, shave, wax, or anything else. Trust me.

Mo / June 8, 2006 2:15 PM

Oh my god, I can't stop posting to this thread! When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a vampire. Would anyone here want their power to be immortality? Seems like everyone would want this and that no one actually does... Just wondering based on freezeframe's point about aging while time stood still.

TaJ / June 8, 2006 2:24 PM

ditto clarke. imagine free travel all around the planes, cars, traffic however if many of us could fly then yet afgain we need some kind of traffic control...
can u imagine bumping into all those invisibles???

TaJ / June 8, 2006 2:24 PM

ditto clarke. imagine free travel all around the planes, cars, traffic however if many of us could fly then yet afgain we need some kind of traffic control...
can u imagine bumping into all those invisibles???

TaJ / June 8, 2006 2:30 PM

ditto clarke. imagine free travel all around the planes, cars, traffic however if many of us could fly then yet again we need some kind of traffic control...
can u imagine bumping into all those invisibles???

None of the above / June 8, 2006 2:53 PM

I want to be able to throw fire out of my left hand and water out of my right. I want super strength, super speed, and the ability to turn into any other living creature on the planet. I want to speak and understand any language at any time. I think that's it. :)

flufy / June 8, 2006 3:08 PM

I would love to never age, but I can't decide what age I'd be when the aging process stops. Also, if I have to be a vampire, I couldn't kill people or animals and suck their blood. I'm a vegetarian and love animals. I saw The Hunger, and there's just too much drama with the whole vampire lifestyle. I mean, would you ever trust a vampire?

If invisible, the chances of getting hit by a car increase- people will always be bumping into you, stepping on your toes, coughing in your face, etc. Sure, you're invisible to everyone- but you would still take up space.

bam / June 8, 2006 3:17 PM

Flying, no question. I've long thought it'd be nice to live as a buteo. I'd glide the thermals all day long, swooping down to grab the occasional snack.

Hal / June 8, 2006 3:21 PM

I would bet good money that the cocktail party version of this question directly grew out of the TAL episode. Which totally rocks, btw. Listen to it here:

I totally fit the pattern John Hodgman found: I want to be the kind of person who wishes for flight, but I'm really the kind of person that wishes for invisibility.

And having answered the actual question , I now feel free to veer off topic. I also have three separate desires for superpowers that are completely based on petty revenge fantasies involving traffic in the city:

1) To shatter a car window with my mind. The effect should be like a rock or gunshot hitting the glass hard enough to instantly shatter it, with the sharp >whack

2) To be able to instantly drain a car's battery and electrical system, bring the car to a halt in its tracks. To be used almost exclusively on drivers who are honking and/or barging into or hogging intersections because they're in a hurry, but still have time to cat on their cell phones. Again, no real damage, but you're not going to be meeting your fellow Trixies and Chads for mojitos now, are you, bitch?

3) To telekinetically slam pedestrians crossing against the light or mid-block, usually without looking around, presuming that their cell phone conversation trumps any consideration for any person actually around them at the time; back to the sidewalk they came from. Kind of a full body slam like getting hit full on by a mattress. Not really hurt from the impact, though the landing would be a bitch. But a hell of a lot less painful then getting hit by a car. Like. you. should. be.

I'd be perfectly happy with no extensions of those power into any other circumstances (I'm looking at you, turning-back-time-flying-loophole guys). I get a warm feeling just thinking about these.

dan / June 8, 2006 3:21 PM

The TAL story kind of reached this conclusion >> Are you a confident, self-actualized go-getter (flying) or a possibly kleptomaniac masturbator (invisibility)? Most folks would not want to admit that they'd pick invisibility, though secretly they would.

With that in mind, I'd pick flying, not because I'm a confident guy, but because I'd fall into being a depraved weirdo pretty quickly as an invisible person. The opportunity is simply too great. Flying seems like it would be a safer option for sanity's sake. Plus, I'd save on airfare.

Hal / June 8, 2006 3:22 PM

Damn. Here:

Terminal Verbosity / June 8, 2006 3:22 PM

Ooo...stopping time. Okay, I change my answer. Anyone remember that show where the half human/half alien girl could stop time by touching her fingertips together? That'd be sweet.

If choosing invisibility means you're evil and choosing flying means you're good, choosing time stoppage means you gots too much shit to do.

Dr Kilovolt / June 8, 2006 3:23 PM

Hey Andy and freezeframe, let's keep these superpowers within the realm of believability. I mean stopping time...come on! In what universe?

If I had to pick between the two powers in the question, I'd go with the invisability, but my own personal low-level super power would be to radiate light on cue. "It's never dark when Dr Kilovolt is around! And having practiced a bit with projecting lots of colors, he's a big hit at dance parties!"

PS I have dreamed about being able to fly, too, but then I realize this isn't possible and I start falling. Fortunately I wake up before I hit the ground, but I did get stuck high up in a tree once, unable to get down.

Hal / June 8, 2006 3:26 PM

And I didn't read the preview well enough to see that my bracket for emphasis screwed up my text:

1) To shatter a car window with my mind. The effect should be like a rock or gunshot hitting the glass hard enough to instantly shatter it, with the sharp *whack* of something hitting it, but no real object. No serious harm, as it's safety glass. To scare the crap out of aggresive cabbies.

Andy / June 8, 2006 4:13 PM

@Terminal Verbosity: Amazingly, I do remember that show. I was bored so I looked it up.

@freezeframe: I just did some research about relativity and wormhole thermal nuclear quantum physics, and the only obvious conclusion is that the aging process would have to stop while time is stopped. So no aging. Just lots of time to get everything done and take people's clothes off and leave them in strange places.

Andy / June 8, 2006 4:17 PM

Ooops, my link didn't work. I know everyone is clamoring for this important information:

Y A J / June 8, 2006 4:20 PM

Oooohhh noneoftheabove brings up a good one: to speak and understand any language at any time. The power of the babblefish! Yeah, I want that one too.

Immortality? No thank you!

Oketo / June 8, 2006 4:22 PM

I think the better question is:
Invisibility or ability to time travel?

Hmm... now that's tough.

carrie / June 8, 2006 5:08 PM

I fly in my dreams a lot. Like I'm running down the block and all I need is to jump over the curb and poof! I'm in the air flying away. In my dream I'm thinking to myself, wow, I didn't know I could really fly! This is supposed to be impossible!!

As for being invisible, wouldn't your clothes be invisible, too, so incase someone throws flour on you, you won't be all sorts of naked?

Eamon / June 8, 2006 5:47 PM

Wow, Dan, that's not at all what I thought the moral of the TAL episode was.

Spook / June 8, 2006 9:48 PM

I wish I had the power to ......make it rain!
I just wish it would rain. (Oh, how I wish that it would rain)
Oh, let it rain.
Rain, rain, rain (Oh, how I wish that it would rain)
Ooo, baby. Let it rain.
(Let it rain) Oh yeah, let it rain.

christian / June 8, 2006 10:02 PM

When I think about super powers I tend to think of flight right off the bat, so I guess that would be the ability I would choose. As many others have noted, I've had dreams of flying for years, in one recent dream I had a friend that was a talking humanoid duck that could fly as well, I still don't really understand that one.

I am intrigued by the notion of flight, the "how" of it, is it a form of telekinesis? For the most part I think of some sort of field around the flyer, a protective barrier that allows the person to fly at speeds only determined by will. The ability of flight is often coupled with other other abilities, notably endurance and agility, further feeding the desire to fly unencumbered by mechanical devices.

When thinking about stopping time, one would not necessarily stop time, one would move faster than everything else, living within the moments, accelerated, while the rest of the world is moving at a normal speed. The perspective would be that of frozen time.

If it were any ability, it would be the basic superhuman package, flight, strength and invulnerability. My arch nemesis would be a super smart talking monkey who builds giant floating robot squids that attack cities at random. And my best friend would be a talking humanoid alcoholic duck named Q.

Arch / June 8, 2006 11:55 PM

At first I thought that I'd like to be invisible for voyeuristic reasons.

Then I thought I would like to be able to fly because I would be getting laid like crazy no matter what I did if I could fly.

But what I would really like is to be able to read people's minds. What moral weakness does that suggest?

josh / June 9, 2006 12:03 AM

Ok, I'll take them all. I choose being God as my superpower.

freezeframe / June 9, 2006 10:51 AM

okay, veering off the original choices, how about:

Flying vs. Breathing underwater

Invisibility vs. Stopping time
(with both you can steal and see unsuspecting people naked)

Immortality vs. Time travel

dan / June 9, 2006 10:53 AM

Eamon >> maybe I glossed over it a bit, but essentially most respondents in the TAL piece saw invisibility as a way to commit crimes or become a voyeur, or just to hide from everyone.

There seemed to be less association with that kind of stuff with flight.

Even the folks who responded that invisibility was just too practical to reject, acknowledged the darker aspects of it.

Plus, there was an emphasis on the sub-text of each power. Invisibility: hiding yourself from the world. Flight: Letting everyone see you.

It seems to me that if you are going to choose invisibility, you could remain a contributing member of society, but you'd be facing constant temptation to commit some pretty underhanded shit. There's a lot less of that with flight.

Clayton / June 9, 2006 11:51 AM

I'd choose invisibility. Think about it, if everyone saw you flying they might try to shoot you down.

But being invisible is the opposite. I'd like it because then I could do all the things I want to without being uncomfortable or getting yelled at. I often find myself in situations where I'm doing something "weird" and get guff for it.

You could sit on a roof and watch the sunset, for instance. And get into clubs for free. You can turn it on and off, right? That part is important.

christy / June 9, 2006 2:24 PM

This is an easy choice. Invisibility. The advantages are obvious. And if I could fly, I think I'd rarely ever walk again. And then I'd be out of shape and become too heavy to fly.

d4ve / June 9, 2006 2:32 PM

both superpowers have their major drawbacks.

Invisibility - like some have said, if it's The Invisible Man invisible then you would have to be naked which would hinder all sorts of activities. Another ditto would be invisibility is only really about being up to no good. It's a slippery slope that would most likely turn you into a habitual criminal. It's sounds appealing but no thanks.

Flying has it's dangers. Are we talking super fast flying or only flying like as fast as you can run flying? if you can fly very fast then running into electrical wires, planes, birds etc would be a concern. If you can't fly fast then what's the point really? If you fly too high up would you have difficulty breathing? Maybe it would be a neat career opportunity as a camera operator, get a few cats out of a tree, that sorta stuff. I guess in that sense it's more practical and fun at times.

I think the best super power would be the one that could make the most difference. To be able to instill a sense of empathy like in the movie Powder where the hunter was able to experience the deer dying i think would go far to help the world. A power that empowers.

wow. 34 is the official age of lame-ness. :p

jonk / June 10, 2006 6:53 PM

invisibility. how cool would it be to be in corridors of power, pass on these private discussions to the press. finally get some idea of who reports and who decides. imagine the paranoia of those in power and the possibilities for speeding change.

jstar / June 11, 2006 1:06 PM

flying definitely. would you really want to know about every little detail of every little problem and thing everyone has, does, or talks about? besides, airlines are full of hassles. you could just take off :)

jonk / June 12, 2006 12:42 AM

"Flying is woman's gesture - flying in language and making it fly. We have all learned the art of flying and its numerous techniques; for centuries we've been able to possess anything only by flying; we've lived in flight, stealing away. finding, when desired, narrow passageways, hidden crossovers." - Hélène Cixous (trans. Keith Cohen and Paula Cohen) "The Laugh of the Medusa"

Kendall / July 18, 2006 5:21 PM

Fly. Absolutely.

Sir Charles / February 5, 2007 6:28 AM

With it come knowledge ... with that comes power!
And also never ending Comedy Central, just being there when people think they are alone!?!
hehehe .. in retrospect, guess it ain't too safe to fart ... aw and forget Vicky's Secrets, I'm talking sneaking into The Playboy Mansion!

pups / March 18, 2009 6:33 PM

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DEV / December 15, 2009 10:18 PM

I would like to be Invisible! First because invisibility would help me to get a look at my semester papers! Invisibility is something that is fantasised by many people but even science is still unable make people invisible. I want to be the be-invisible-at-wish types because being invisible is fun only for a certain time.
Being invisible would make me fearless. I want to have some kind of button fitted in me that I can flick on whenever I want because being invisible all the time can me lonely. I can go rob banks, find out all kinds of secrets and manipulate all manner of situations to my advantage.

Bxb / May 11, 2012 1:07 PM

I have always admired birds. The way they swoop down or glide above trees. I would love to spread my wings gracefully in that manner as birds do. To fly trough forests or watch sunsets go down below you. To see the brilliant colors of the sunrisen clouds. Those beautiful colors that cannot be captured or expressed in art. Just imagine what it is to feel the mild summer wind under your wing. To feel it run trough your hair as you soar high above. To fly when you please. How calming and relieving would it be. Just like being free from pain, sadness and anger.
I sometimes dream of these wonderful things. To able to fly. Sometimes i am a raven. Black as the night. Spreading my wide ebony wings as i stare down from the dizzying height i am. Then i jump. I have the same sensation as when i am jumping from a four meter dive. I dive and before i could hit whatever is below me i feel like i could die of fear. But the air is filling underneath my wings. And i glide. Forward to adventure. To the possible.

I am slightly above average at math. So i calculated my weight, lenght and wingspan as a bird. It's just not possible. Our bones have a big difference than those of a bird. To be continued

Bxb / May 13, 2012 7:11 AM

Hello there again, sorry for stopping but I had to go.

I left from the differences of our bones. As I was saying birds' bones are light weight compared to us. That's how they can keep aloft. In order for us to fly we would need to be lighter, weigh less, in rest everything is alright.
But this won't stop me from dreaming. Bars and limits may stop my body from going further but it won't stop my imagination.
That's all folks!

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