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Thursday: Become a superhero!

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 1:50 PM


Awesome job on the What Do You See contest from last week! Beautiful interpretations of the mundane marks in the walls at HQ. We'll never look at that wall the same way!

Here are our top winners:




Honorable mention to:

Congratulations! You will be contacted about your prizes within the next 24 hours. 

:megaphone: Calling all superheroes -- there's a crisis afoot! The world's supply of tangerines is dangerously low, and we need a superhero to come and save us. That's where you come in! 

Your task this week is to become a superhero and save the world -- in this case, solving the problem of too few tangerines. How would you go about doing this? Would you be Sunshine Man and part the clouds so tangerine trees can get much needed sunlight? Or would you choose to be the Masked Miracle Grow and sprinkle your special fast growing powder? It's completely up to you!

All entries must be made as comments to this journal. Be sure to include:

:bulletyellow: Your superhero name
:bulletyellow: One of your superhero powers
:bulletyellow: An explanation of how you would use your powers to solve the tangerine shortage.

Entries must be made as comments to this journal and must be submitted by Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time. Entries will be judged based on creativity, inclusion of the three elements above, and heroicness.

:trophy: We'll choose three superhero Premium Members who will receive the Series 2 Emoticon Stress Balls!

How are you going to save the world's tangerines? What powers would you use? Let us know and you could win! :eager:


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CyberLogic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Oh no! The evil orange-haired Tangerine Queen with her Cher-like appearance has returned! :iconafraidmonkeyplz:
Legend has it that she steals all of the tangerines to keep her hair that bright orange color.

Men have even written a song about her telling of her evil deeds: :cd: The Tangerine Queen
It is my duty as Barber The Barbarian to cut this evil queen down to size and restore balance to the land of Tangeria.

I will raise an army of Tangerian Knights to fight and weaken the queen in battle. And once she's in a weakened state, I will be able to get close enough to use my special power, The Buzz Cut, to shave the queen's long flowing orange hair and therefore take away her power to steal tangerines.

Victory will be ours!! :iconyesvictoryplz:
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Unleashed-Fear Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tangerines are important. Everyone knows they're what they use to fuel the nuclear power plants of the world. So when I got wind of this terrible crisis, I knew I had to act.

My name is Manifold. Well, actually my name is Fra-- Oh! Oh-ho, almost told you! Can't be blabbing my secret identity all over the place (though if you think about it, Manifold is my secret identity... when I'm out of uniform... so I suppose it's... all relative). Anyway, they call me Manifold because I've got a ton of powers. Like at least three that I know of, but probably more! Like, I can walk through walls (it's more of a lean than a walk really, and it takes about four hours to get all the way through, but it's still pretty unbelievable), and I can put my feet behind my head.

But the greatest power of all is my ability to stop time.

For everyone else, I mean. Ha ha, obviously. So, I'm still moving around, and stuff that I touch can move around, but everything else is standing still. It's pretty sweet.

And that was the power I used in solving the tangerine crisis.

Or as I like to call it, Operation Flaming Velociraptor.

So I stopped time and got online to find out the location of the nearest tangerine factory. That didn't work out so well because all the servers were frozen, so I walked to the library instead and searched until I found what I needed.

Turns out tangerines are not like oranges, they don't come from factories. They grow on farms in places like Korea, Sicily, and Western Canada. I decided on Canada because there would be no oceans involved. It still took me about a month to walk there though. It wasn't all bad, I saw lots of deer, and even a pheasant in flight. That was real spiffy.

When I got to the tangerine farm I found out that it wasn't a matter of the tangerines being hoarded and hidden away by villains, it was an actual shortage shortage. Like, there just weren't enough trees producing fruit.

So I spent about six months leaning against each of the trees in turn so that their fruit would grow while time was stopped. That way, at the end of the six months I'd unfreeze time and all the trees would be full of fruit and the farmers would be super surprised.

I uh, I did a lot of reading.

A lot.

But in the end, Operation Flaming Velociraptor was a huge success. On that one farm anyway. But there were tons of tangerines when I was finished, so I'm sure it was enough to offset the global deficiency.

All in six-month's work, for Manifold!
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smalld1171 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superhero Name: The Green Thumb

Superhero Power: Ability to communicate with plants. Whether it's fraternizing with a fern, canoodling with a cactus or rapping with a raspberry bush, our hero, also known as The Plant Whisperer gets to the 'root' of the problem.

How will this help tangerine shortage: By 'talking' and hanging out with the remaining tangerines to get the scoop on their dwindling numbers. Whether it's hunger, thirst, disease or rivallry with their nemesis the clementine, The Green Thumb will use his powers to help the tangerines thrive again!

Yeah, I know.... but it's all I could come up with! ;)
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Mommy-of-Ein Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superhero name- Dark Angel
Superpower- Invisibility
How would this help?- I would turn invisible and steal the tangerines from the rich people and give them to the poor people (kind of a Robin Hood scenario) all the while encouraging people to grow their own tangerines.
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LeviathanDy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superhero name- The Gaia
Superpower- A power of duplication.
How would this help?- It would help because each time I duplicate fully grown tangerine tree with tangerines, it would double.
1 tree doubles to be 3 trees those three trees would double and we would have 9 trees etc.
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EnchantedTopaz Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
:bulletyellow: Superhero Name: The Womangerine
:bulletyellow: Superpower: My power would be the tender loving care that each young living thing needs in order to grow healthy and strong time a gazillion!
:bulletyellow: How Would This Help Restore the Tangerines?: By caring for each tangerine as I would my own child, I would nurture them to mature faster into responsible adults that would safely reproduce and replenish the world's population of tangerines, all the while being polite to others, brushing their teeth, and looking both ways before they cross the street!
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to-kill-a-mockingjay Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superhero name- The Sketching Stranger!
Superpower- The power to turn detailed sketches to reality!
How would this help?- I would draw a plot of dirt, and when I turn it into reality I will place it in the most ideal place for a tangerine tree to grow. Then I will draw a tangerine tree sapling and plant it, and create some rainclouds to water it for me!
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icefire8521 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:bulletyellow: Superhero(ine) name: Melodeic Sonata.
:bulletyellow: Superpower: Plants love my singing, so they want to grow faster because they'll hear it better when they're bigger. And, they show me their beauty in exchange for my singing.
:bulletyellow: This would solve the tangerine shortage by having music loving tangerine trees grow faster and grow more tangerines to increase tangerine production along with plants close to me making the world more beautiful. Any listener will love my song.

:orange: :orange: :orange: :orange: :orange: :orange: :orange: :orange: :orange: :orange: :orange:
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Writer
:orange: I shall become... Supply-and-Demand Man!

I will use the superpower of macroeconomic theory to convince the populace that they would prefer holiday fruitcake instead.

As the demand for tangerines drops, the remaining supply becomes sufficient. And we get rid of more fruitcakes! It's a win-win! :la:
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