Power User Profiles: Livewyre1014

This weeks Power User is a great creator who has one of the most well thought out comic book universes on the forums. He's also a great commenter and kick-ass pose builder. So, it gives me great pleasure to introduce the one and only; Livewyre1014

Online name used in HeroMachine environs: LiveWyre1014

A photo (or drawing) of you in “real life”:


Real name: B. L. Mehaffey

Real city/state/country: Irmo, South Carolina:  Undisclosed hideout

Real job: Freelance Responder/Karaoke DJ

Real age: 28

Gender: Male

Married/single: not married, but not exactly single

Online archive of your creations (if any): http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/livewyres-freelance-comics/

The best piece of HeroMachine art you’ve created: The Power Force group pic is pretty good.  Although Arachni and Rubberbandit were just more fun to make.



Favorite all-time geeky movie if any: My Favorite Year

Favorite all-time geeky book if any: Plato’s Republic

Favorite all-time geeky TV show if any: Star Trek (TOS, TNG, VOY) and Columbo

Favorite all-time comic book character: Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow

If you could have one super-heroic power in real life, you’d choose: Healing Factor.

In your leisure time you like to: I have very little free time, but I like to study politics, philosophy, theology, psychology, sociology…I like to learn.

Character design turn-ons (things you love to see that make for a good design): Originality.  I love to see ideas that nobody has ever done, something creative and new.  Whether it’s a brand new concept or an original spin on a classic archetype, I want to see creativity.

Character design turn-offs (things you hate to see that make for a bad design): As odd as this sounds, I HATE skimpy little super heroine/villainess costumes that are used for no other reason than sexual appeal for the audience.  I have nothing against hot girls, but don’t disrespect the character concept for the sake of objectification.  It’s not that it’s not fun to look at, but it’s lazy storytelling and cheap marketing.

Best tip for a HeroMachine newbie: Make mistakes.  Be brave.  Throw away anything you don’t feel passionate about.  Ask for help, this community is supportive, so use other's experience to your advantage.

Any personal message you’d like to share with the HeroMachine community about Geek Life: Never stop examining life.  Always approach a situation with an open mind and a patient heart.  No one is always right, and there is more strength in being able to admit that you were wrong than screaming that you must be right.  Even Batman and Jean Luc have admitted to being bull headed and wrong, so you probably are too from time to time.  Always keep learning, and never be afraid of being judged.  I love Star Trek, Firefly, Batman, and John Wayne movies.  I listen to Eminem, Mozart, Celine Dion and the Backstreet Boys.  Never be ashamed of having your own opinions on what you enjoy and what inspires you.


About JR19759

Email: jr19759@hotmail.co.uk Twitter: @jr19759 Deviantart: JR19759 Deviantart HM Group: Heromachine-Art

19 Responses to Power User Profiles: Livewyre1014

  1. JR19759 JR19759 says:

    If anyone has any more suggestions for people you would like to see in future PUP’s, I’m open to suggestions. You can either comment below or PM in the forums.

  2. Avatar Arioch says:

    Sorry, no suggestion 🙁

    Just wanted to say Wow. I’m really impressed.

  3. DC-Lover DC-Lover says:

    I would recommend some of the people who inspired me when I first came to the forum. So this is also a thank you to these people as well.
    Atomic Punk
    Herr D

    So thanks guys. Been here for year and a bit and still have some ideas rocking around due to your support and inspiration.
    Also LiveWyre1014 I also enjoy philosophy as I am studying it in Uni right now. So I would like to know if he has a prefered area of Philosophy if he cares to discuss it.

  4. I really dig Ganesh and The Puritan. Your color schemes really pop.

  5. JR19759 JR19759 says:

    I would recommend some of the people who inspired me when I first came to the forum. So this is also a thank you to these people as well.
    Atomic Punk
    Herr D

    All of those guys have been done, apart from FMS, whom I assume you mean FRM, ’cause otherwise I don’t recognise the name.

  6. DC-Lover DC-Lover says:

    Yes I did mean FRM. And I do feel foolish for making such a mistake.

  7. Avatar Herr D says:

    @Live: Welcome to the ranks.
    @JR: I’ll second FRM.–Does Writing Room factor into your consideration? If so, DC is overdue for a mention.
    @DC: Thanks. I love ‘musing.’

  8. DC-Lover DC-Lover says:

    Thank you Herr D and you are Welcome

  9. Avatar livewyre1014 says:

    I am honored to be welcomed into the ranks of the prestigious Power User Profiles.

  10. Avatar Myro says:

    Congrats, sir.

  11. Avatar headlessgeneral says:

    Congrats and welcome to the club, Livewyre. And well deserved, Frogman and Brainstorm are still two of my favorite superhero designs. The whole Power Force group is pretty great actually.

    As for suggestions, JR? How about you?

  12. JR19759 JR19759 says:

    @Herr D- Yep, Writers Room would count, all parts of the forum and blog count.
    @headlessgeneral- Thanks. It’d be quite hard to write the intro though.

  13. Avatar djuby says:


  14. Avatar djuby says:

    @Herr D- Yep, Writers Room would count, all parts of the forum and blog count.
    @headlessgeneral- Thanks. It’d be quite hard to write the intro though.

    Fill out the profile info. I would be happy to write the intro.

  15. Avatar Delirious AL says:

    I really like his facial hair! It makes me want to go fight barbarians! 😀

  16. Avatar Delirious AL says:

    Also, I completely agree with his character design turn-offs. Very well said!

  17. Avatar Nobody says:

    Congrats Livewyre and for a suggestion how about Jeimuzu he quickly reaching Heromachine master level for the little time he was here.

  18. madjack madjack says:

    Congrats Livewyre! I would have thought that a veteran like you have long been part of the club. 😉

  19. Avatar Trekkie says:

    Congrats, man! A very well-deserved profile