I knowwww, superpowers go in and out of style; will I still be happy I have them in forty years when spandex tights reveal more unpleasantness than anyone wants to see? Well, I've already gone ahead and acquired my new powers so I'm just going to embrace it!
To give credit where credit is due: some of you might already know that my little sister is a talented hair stylist and makeup artist. I'm lucky she LOVES using unwitting victims to have fun, and when I asked her about something I've always wanted to do-- pink highlights --she had the best suggestion...
|My Sister Might Be Sweeney Todd|
I'm a writer... I don't exactly get out much.
But! I trust her implicitly in all things having to do with style, beauty, and superhuman abilities (she is an EXPERT). Doesn't she look trustworthy? OR LIKE SWEENEY TODD?!!! I love you, Christina! xxooxxoo!
Where was I... that's right, my awesome new hair, avec superpowers!
The first step seemed simple enough. I went through a process called Lightning Attraction Device (LAD) implementation. My hair was BRUSHED OUT WHILE DRY (something no one with curly hair would ever do in their right mind, but AGAIN, I trust my sister... don't I?!!)
From my understanding, the intense static created by brushing out dry hair lends itself well to converting craniums into LADs, which then enables THUNDERBOLT ABILITIES! I could hardly wait to try it out! By the time my sister had finished brushing, my hair was not only audibly and visibly crackling with static electricity, but it was extremely large! Superpowers were headed my way, I just KNEW it.
|My Hair Is Large And In Charge|
HECK YES I DO! So at this point she advised me to roar, and boom. Lioness powers.
I sheathed my claws and smiled at her with my new fangs (she was very pleased) and waited for her to finalize the LAD process. This was done by separating my hair into sections and applying metal strips to my hair.
My sister guided then guided me outside where I was promptly struck by lighting. I accidentally took on lion-form from the shock, and boy did she laugh. "If I had a nickel for every time that happened..." I blushed so hard, but after a few seconds I morphed back into my human form and we went back to the salon for the last step in my superpower infusion: fire casting abilities.
In order to gain true fire casting skills, I had to be lit on fire (obviously; even I knew that). Some might wonder if I ought to have been worried when my sister approached with a blow torch in hand, but remember, I trust her COMPLETELY and besides, I had already been struck by lightning so I was feeling pretty good about everything.
The heat was surprisingly comfortable. As flames licked away at my hair, my sister had me practice shooting lightning across the room. My aim wasn't the greatest, but my sister is so encouraging. "Awesome! Next time avoid anyone you don't want to kill or injure. You have SO got this, girl!!!"
At last, my sister led me to the fire-dousing containment unit, where she warned me that from now on I would have to use cold water to wash my hair.
She promised that having superpower-infused pink ombre hair would be well worth it, and really, at this point I had already committed so what choice did I have? My head was engulfed in flames. As awesome as that look is short-term, it was bound to be problematic if I didn't get it taken care of.
So, I was rinsed down with icy water. When that cold water hit my scalp I growled--I couldn't help it! I managed not to claw my sister to pieces... that would have been so rude of me, but now that I have this beast-side I don't always remember about manners! My sister is really sweet, and she said most people understand if I apologize and let them know I'm new to morphing.
I hope I don't have to commit to this whole using-my-powers-for-good-versus-evil thing anytime soon. I have good friends on both sides... I KNOW whichever side I choose, it's going to start up drama. >.<;;
Huge thanks to my beautiful and amazing sister. She did a *fabulous* job on my hair. I couldn't love it more!! Hearts and hugs, sis! <3