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Superhuman World 2010 is a work of fiction. The characters herein and the commentary about them should not be considered "real".
SUPERHUMAN WORLD 2010
Secret Masters (of Evil) are keeping busy at least.
(signed) Wyatt Ferguson.
How Do Supervillains Protect Their Island Bases from Natural Tsunamis?
The vampire pirates and other inhabitants of Tuvalu are lined up outside their Government House, waiting to see if their patron Eric X will be victorious. (9 May)
To find the way to Tongafusifonua, Eric X befriended a Tuvaluan mystic who was being overwhelmed with his animal spirit guides. Eric was his only guide who represented upward evolution. (25 Mar)
And so, Eric X appeared before Tongafusifonua in his god realm. Eric brought one weapon and one animal, as was allowed by the rules of the god realm.
Eric X released a vampire bat. It flew to the god's neck, and drew blood.
Tongafusifonua threw an axe at Eric X. But the axe flew wide.
Tongafusifonua ran at Eric X. But he tripped.
Meanwhile, the bat flew through the workshop. It plucked a hook with its claws, and flew back to Eric X.
Eric X departed the god's workshop, with the bat and the magic fishhook. He mused, "I wonder if I should have admitted I brought a kinetic deflection field as my weapon?"
Eric's next stop was the High Seat in the Dreamtime. From there he would cast his hook upon the islands of Tuvalu - and the mineral deposit nearby.
But the way was blocked by a masked superhuman. Ellipsis was there! And Eric X didn't have the weapons to fight him.
Ellipsis pointed at a small pool. In it, Eric X saw the people of Tuvalu waiting outside Government House.
Eric X returned to Government House and said, "I could not save your islands. But I have brought you a new island, large enough to house you with prosperity for all!"
Beside the old island of Tuvalu, the new island now stood. Eric X had raised it from the ocean floor, and dragged it to the middle of the island chain. The old islands were doomed, but Eric X wouldn't let that stop him.
Afterword by Wyatt Ferguson.
I was actually suspecting Eric X would show his human side, save the existing islands of Tuvalu, and brag to his fellow villains that he needed to preserve his base area. But no, he's gutting his realm for greater power. Thumbs Up for Evil, I suppose.
This story is technically May 2010 #2, following "Rednecks from Mars, the Red Planet" which is May 2010 #1. However, the order of this and the other 2010 stories is not terribly important to the plot.
All characters in this fiction and the phrase "Superhuman World 2010" are copyright © 2010 by Eiler Technical Enterprises. The map of the Superhuman World is based on one from Henry Bottomley's map software which is well worth a visit.
(signed) Scott Eiler, 22 May 2010.