Secret Identity Blues

Avatar Author: Garsecg A very strange man whose strangeness is only partially due to Asperger's Syndrome. He is an English major and now a grad student, in case you couldn't tell, fighting a constant struggle to set aside some little time for ... Read Bio

“I just used my control over interdimensional vibrations to disrupt Dr. Malevolo’s cosmic tuning fork.” said Jenny Everywhere, defender of all that is good and just.

“Sounds good to me,” said the Sea-Queen. “But wait, you said a date with Paul tonight. How can you keep it without giving away your secret identity?”

“That’s easy. I just got one of my counterparts to fill in for me.”

Meanwhile, in Washington DC, Paul Drake, famous scientist, was having dinner with his girlfriend, Amelia J. McKay, test pilot. “So,” he said, “what did you think of Breakfast at Tiffany’s?”

“I, uh… I haven’t seen it yet.”

“No, we saw it together just yesterday. You’ve always got your head in the clouds.” He smiled gently. “Remember?”

“Well…” She seemed to stare into the distance. “I thought it was kind of racist. That part with Mickey Rooney?”

“What? The director changed that after you save his life, remember?”

Then she flickered. Clearly he’d drunk too much, because for a moment he could have sworn she was a dragon.

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  1. Avatar Garsecg

    This is set in a Silver Age DC-inspired world, based on the kinds of fun and bizarre stories that you might recognize from Superdickery, full of intellectual challenges and off-the-wall plot twists. I’d meant this Jenny to be Native American at first, so I guess she’s half-Native American and half-Asian in this world.

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  2. Avatar Garsecg

    On reflection I think I was trying to cram too many ideas into this one: having Jenny be part of a Silver Age JLA like team; having her change the world for the better in small ways in the 60s; having her alternate selves help her maintain her secret identity the way the Superman robots did in the Silver Age. At least I can draw on these ideas later; part of the point of this was to build up possible ideas and approaches for a character many people don’t seem to know what to do with.

    I have a lot clearer idea for the next one, though…

  3. Avatar Ununnilium

    Strong ideas, all!