I’ve joked about getting superpowers from hair gel or physics labs, but there is a superpower I actually have. Maybe you have it too.
I hope the image isn’t too large; back in the day, people used to say an entire web page should be 30KB, and my screen was much smaller and less colourful than this image.
This is another one I’ve had in mind for a while, though I couldn’t find my notes about it so I may have missed some of the things I’d thought of. Perhaps they’ll be in a future episode. I think I planned to do some kind of CSI meme tie-in. I decided to do it this week because the model on this seven of diamonds clearly doesn’t really need those glasses. I forgot to give Myopic Person underwear over their clothes, just as the model on the seven of diamonds forgot to wear clothes over her underwear. I also forgot to draw the cape in the last panel, so I did it later with different software, as you can probably see now that I’ve pointed it out.
I was in a print shop as it was closing just before I went to a café to work on this, and I briefly considered buying an iPad stylus there to try it out on this comic, but I decided against it. I think maybe I should have bought it, just to make the handwriting neater and easier.
When in disguise, Myopic Person probably wears Paul and Storm’s ‘glasses are great‘ T-shirt. I don’t have one though.
#1 by mtgordon on August 19, 2012 - 4:03 pm
How opportune! I’m getting new eyeglasses today, for the first time ten years.
#2 by Angela Brett on August 19, 2012 - 7:18 pm
Enjoy your newfound invincibility!
#3 by peterrecore on August 19, 2012 - 6:29 pm
How do you know that model doesn’t need her glasses? I like the eye doctor chart layout of Myopic Person’s costume, but I must say I REALLY like the side effects of “moon crashing into the earth”.
#4 by Angela Brett on August 19, 2012 - 7:22 pm
I thought you’d like that side-effect. Luckily, Myopic Person has the power to avoid it. I guess I don’t know whether the model needs glasses, but she’s good-looking enough to be a model, so she shouldn’t need any extra help with looking.
#5 by JohnB on August 19, 2012 - 10:29 pm
Myopia Youropia opia opia all the way! I have a choice of three (count them) focal lenghts for my eyes click click click like the million dollar man! Focal lenght 1- au natural, can read microdots, repair watches. Focal length 2: with contact lenses, 20-20 vision, ideal for driving and all normal activities, but can only read large print in good light. Focal length 3 with contact lenses and cheap reading glasses power 2.25, can read normal print, use a computer etc.
#6 by Angela Brett on August 19, 2012 - 11:30 pm
I have two, and luckily neither involves contact lenses since I switch between them often and without thinking. Focal length 1 is au naturel, can read books, use computers (I don’t have the screen way at the back of the desk like a lot of other people do) read the tiny writing on microscope slides, possibly discern pixels on a Retina display, etc. Focal length 2 is with glasses, for walking around, talking to people I’m not practically kissing, or basically looking at anything more than about 15cm away. I switch between them automatically whenever the thing I’m looking at changes distance. I sometimes find myself wearing glasses and leaning way back in my chair to work on the computer at work, instead of moving back toward the computer and taking the glasses off. So there are two steady states there, though the close-up one is more stable. In between is uncomfortable.
I was originally planning to have this comic more specifically about me, where my superpowers (which are only active when my glasses are off) involve reading, writing, programming and sleeping. But in the end I just went with the small print and invincibility, so that more people can relate to it and be superheroes.