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
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.