|It's a whole new you!|
I've decided to do something fun to accompany EGS story comic updates. At 1 pm Eastern US time (noon for me, hence the "odd" time), a scheduled tweet will ask a question related to the latest update and post most of the tweets I get prior to a set deadline (the deadlines will probably vary. I say "most" only because there's always the possibility that I might not want to quote a particular tweet. This is the internet, after all.
And after all of your answers? My answer.
Who tweeted what will remain anonymous, and I'll also accept e-mail responses that are under 140 characters. This anonymity is to respect people's privacy settings and, let's face it, to make this easier for me. It's a lot faster to just copy/paste the responses.
Without further ado, my question to the readers and their answers:
How would you react if it was you in today's story comic? http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-10-22
"GAH! Oh, wait. Nothing happened."
I'd probably be just as freaked out, if not moreso. I don't like -anything- that changes how I act. Why I'll never get drunk.
What would I do if I had turned into a female superhero, followed by her female alter ego? PANIC PANIC PANIC!
depends...that mild mannered thing...am that already i think ^^' the boobies? hmm different matter ;) (looks cute though ;)
awkward and confused, but absolutely stoked if I was female XD
I'd call Tedd's dad? Or Tedd? Seems like the obvious
I would commence Operation Freak the Heck Out. Something re-wiring my brain is actually one of my worst fears.
Having my mind altered by an subconscious reaction? It would scare the crap out of me.
I'd probably be pretty freaked out too if I were in that situation.
"Hey, I look kinda like Velma Dinkley!"
I'd freak and transform back. If magic alters my mind, it kills 'me'. That situation is one of my worst fears.
Based on yesterdays tweet I'd claim I'd say, "Jinkies! I've become Velma!" But probably I'd stare at the mirror all boggled.
If I could be a super hero, this is exactly how I would do it. No better way to keep a secret identity!
with all the things he's been through I wouldn't be shocked. I'd be like "Oo neato."
with a multitude of highly confused and mildly bebothered statements... and then go get a coffee and the New York Times.
...Mild-manneredly? Isn't that the point?
Most probably "Gee whillikers!"
If I've already become a female superhero with incredible figure the same day? "Eh, whatever."
well, as is common sense, I'd check to... uh... Make sure all my parts are in their proper place. And then I'd be fine with it.
I'd say not much would have changed for me, 'cept for the whole "being a girl" bit. And glasses. That'd be different. *squint*
ah screw it, I'll answer here, I'd probably faint from joy for not being me anymore. there, that's mah answer.
same way as I would any other time :P other than the length of the hair that practically IS me
Replace last frame with "...Let me give this a try...'Jinkies'!" Also, boobs.
I'd react by shrugging it off and leaving. I'm no fun but I'd use my mild manner powers to buy some Jerky c:
I would most likely panic . For my conception of myself to be changed suddenly, without my wanting it, would be terrifying.
If I became mild-mannered reporter Elliot, I'd do a Sarah Palin voice.
Unsure what is worse from the change. That it leaves you unable to act like the normal you, or the fact you're fact aware.
I'd go to the library
I would wait out the rest of my time as a female, then surrepticiously make my way home, and check the parameters in my book.
if it was me. Of fudge I'm a girl. And I'm a teenager again. Fudge brownies! 20, ok, but not a teenager again!
If I became mild mannered female? "Jeepers, I've turned into a girl. I haven't said 'jeepers' in a while. That seeems wrong..."
I'd probably be fascinated by it and spend a few minutes working out exactly what my mind was and wasn't letting me do.
probably 'yay, I can justify having glasses!' I want to wear glasses but have perfect vision =/
I'd probably write about it all introspective-like on a bunch of online forums.
You know that laugh when someone discovers they have great power? After that I'd... examine this ability's capabilities. For... Science. >_>
One thing I'd never want to go is my mind. So this situation would be very scary. But he realizes it, so it's not all bad.
Honestly? I'd be terrified that something was inhibiting my natural reactions against my will.
Not that surprised since this is basically me. Well, except for the girly part...
Freaked out, and possibly trying to shift back to superhero mode.
I would be freaked out. Times ten. Then I'd say "Jinkies!"
OH DEAR GOD I LOOK LIKE I DID IN HIGHSCHOOL
Probably hide under a rock or hit my head on it until my non-mild manners came back.
I would explore it. Determine how if affects my thought process and my relationships. But mostly, I would enjoy the change.
I would be a bit scared, but intrigued by the possibilities. Ive always wanted to see what its like to have another perspective
Probably, "Oh my mallard! I've become Mild Mannered."
Before I answer, allow to clarify: I'm not limiting myself to 140 characters. That limit is good for other people's responses because the answers are primarily via twitter and there are a lot of people commenting on it. Besides which, people can elaborate in the comments section. Just be sure to stay on topic and be civil. I'd really rather not have to switch to a "manually approve posts" system.
In the context of the comic and the story, if I was in Elliot's shoes, I would not be all that freaked out by the whole "I'm a girl" thing. I would, however, be freaked out about my mind being messed with, as I'd start questioning what had and hadn't been changed. I would most likely at least try to morph into another form right away, and, whether successful or not, make haste for Tedd's house afterward.
Having said that, it occurs to me that I might have to make up bizarre or cop-out answers to some of these future questions to avoid spoilers, so... yeah. Be prepared for that ;)