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After the fact, I thought of several possible directions to take it. One idea was Amy transported to an alternate Earth to hunt down the murderous O.A.B. or the original Bandit going to take on the killer Bandit and stealing his alt. earth tech, whatever that might be. Just keep in mind the original One Armed Bandit is basically a thrill seeking thief who would rather avoid direct, hand to hand confrontation, and let his gadgetry work for him. A brilliant guy who is also a real jerk. You handle the characters personalities very well. For the sake of continuity, we should come up with an explanation as to how the original O.A.B. found out about the alternate earths.
Well, if one One-Armed Bandit can be smart enough to figure out how to hop dimensions, why can’t lots of them?
My first thought (which means it’s probably not the best) is to make him like Ace Rimmer, a guy who occasionally meets different versions of himself. Ace only showed up a few times in many seasons, so the Red Dwarf crew had time to do lots of other things. From here, he can try to figure out what went wrong with that psycho version.
For a comparative example, imagine if Cesar Romero’s Joker found Heath Ledger’s Joker coming to his Gotham and trying to, uh, kill his Bat. If nothing else, it’d be hysterical to watch Cesar Romero convince Adam West that it’s in their best interest to team up.
Awesome! This sets up more possibilities for Amy Atom and more foils/versions of the One-Armed Bandit. She may be the cosmic one, but he could turn out to be the multi-dimensional one.
Well handled again, Nate! I’ll have to do some more research to keep everything about Amy making sense, if not completely realistic. Nice twist of her temporarily losing her powers. Also like the unflinching, Batman-like attitude of Miss X. Though I never actually wrote anything with her, that’s pretty much the personality I see her with. Overall, great story. I dig your characters, too. BTW, how did you do that group shot? Awesome! The most I’ve managed was I think 11 characters in one of my Beasts of Burden groups.
Thanks, WMDBASSPLAYER. I actually was thinking more about a former boss I had than Batman when creating Ms. X’s personality – in the pre-New 52 universe, a particular African American woman was definitely stronger than Batman.
The group shot really wasn’t easy, but here are the steps:
1. Get Premium Access for at least a month. Otherwise, that ad will mess everything up. And it’s only a dollar.
2. Load up Wideview and zoom out your browser’s view to 80 or 70 percent so you can see the whole picture. It’ll be noticably smaller than your screen, but you actually want it to be so it’ll fit in here.
3. Capture the image. Either press Printscreen (fn+shift+F11 on older computers) or use your Snipping Tool if you’re on a later version of windows. Either way, get your copy of the picture.
4. Go to MS Paint. If you used Printscreen, use this time to crop out the browser information. If it’s a Snipping Tool, paste it right in.
5. Resize as necessary. I had a lot of trouble getting it under 1000 KB and it took some playing with formats and sizes. It took some previewing and adjusting to make it happen. It also helps to save it as a JPG to cut down on file size.
6. Preview and edit. It should be good to upload. If not, go back to Step 5 and keep tinkering.
So, yeah, export won’t work. Even the widest widescreen will crop the sides. You’ll only have from Bosillos’s (cyborg in a skull and crossed wrenches shirt) left shoulder to Knockout Rose’s (smiling girl in red)’s right shoulder. And the more detail you put in, the more formatting it’ll take to upload it.
Hey, I wrote another story featuring Amy Atom. You can read it here.
I incorporated some hyperlinks to showcase some of Amy’s alternate costumes. I also read her profile and noticed a possible weakness for her.
OK, but WMDBASSPLAYER and I have given open invitations for people to use our characters in stories. If anyone wants to use any of my artwork I’ll be … surprised.