Times reporter Art Shannon asked that very question to several New Yorkers.
||The Non-X/Non-Marvel Challenges:|
Just because over 80% of the stories posted on OTL involves our favorite mutants, other
Marvel characters are cool, and other comic company stuff is cool, too!
A young woman, deep in the throes of despair, contemplates the unthinkable -- until a
guardian angel in black talks to her and helps her find her way out of the dark.
||Matt Nute's Self-Insertion Challenge:|
Write yourself into a fanfic where you interact with your favorite character.
- You need not be a superhero/mutant/whatever.
- You must, however, have a logical reason for associating with the character.
- Don't have the story just involve the two of you. Use other elements of your character's world, or
your own, or both.
An uninvited wedding guest reflects on what drives him to ruin the life of the lover who
||Northlight's Strange Pairings Challenge:|
There's some pretty... unique romantic/sexual pairings in X-Men fanfic, so my
challenge (should anyone wish to try it) is to write a relationship that never would have happened in
the actual books, the stranger the better (ex: forget Jono, forget Skin, Paige falls madly in
love with Emplate! ).
The single biggest threat to the Friends Of Humanity sits down for a quick chat.
||Sheldon Burnham's Unique Power Challenge:|
Tired of the telepaths and telekinetics-come-lately, Sheldon's challenge is to write a mutant
whose powers are anything but those two, the more unique the better!
Gambit tries to play hero one last time, with deadly consequences in a way he never
||Alara Rogers' Challenge of Death:|
Kill off your favorite character! You can have them die nobly in battle, or in bed and
surrounded by friends at the age of 87, or get hit by a bus on the way into Salem Center. Good
death, bad death, meaningful death, pointless death, it's up to you. But kill'em dead. No
backsies. No resurrections, no clones, no imaginary tales, NO DREAMS.
If you thought being sick makes YOU miserable, imagine having a cold and you
are the Master of Magnetism!
||Indigo's Extraordinary People/Ordinary Situations
Indigo wants to see the spandex set enduring the kinds of daily tribulations that mundanes
have to deal with.
A little boy shares the trials and tribulations of his life with the super powered being he
||Indigo's Fan Experience Challenge:|
Write a story about a fan in any comic setting. You can write from the viewpoint of a
devoted fan, a psychotic fan, a fan-become-stalker, a hero who is amazed or disturbed to have