HUMAN OR NEOHUMAN?

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Here is a photograph of me giving a speech during one of my book signings.  During this speech, I described a question that has scratched at the back of my mind ever since I started my series.  Is it better to be human or neohuman?  When I consider the fundamental differences between normal human beings and neohumans, the answer is quite obvious in my opinion.  As a mere mortal, your capabilities are extremely limited as you are vulnerable to aging and disease and the experience you gain is minimal due to your relatively short lifespan.  On the other hand, as a neohuman, you are immune to disease and aging and you have a collection of tremendous abilities to help you do what you otherwise could not.  Another upside of being neohuman is that because you are permanently healthy, fit, and ageless, you literally have all the time in the world to gain as much life experience as possible.  With these factors in mind, which would you choose to be?  Human or neohuman?

SUPERPOWER: TELEKINESIS

One of my all-time favorite superhuman abilities is telekinesis, which is the ability to move objects with their minds.  If properly used, it could be powerful enough to lift a bus off the ground and precise enough to levitate a coin.  In rare cases, an extremely powerful telekinetic could manipulate the individual atoms in an object either to rearrange them in a different way or to dismantle the object on an atomic level.  However, despite its generally basic concept, I realized that this power can be utilized for dark and violent purposes.  In anime such as Akira and Elfen Lied, I could see that telekinesis is essentially the perfect murder weapon, allowing the wielder to effortlessly eviscerate or implode their victims by will alone.  The reason for this is because since the user is not physically touching their targets, they leave no physical evidence that could be pinned on them.  When I interviewed one of my best friends on what power he would want his character Gregory to have, he chose this ability.  Fortunately, I decided that Gregory would use telekinesis in a much more conservative fashion, which would better suit him in his duties as a superhero.

THE YOUNG GUARDIANS ENGLISH CAST

I have been doing some thinking after the possible manga graphic novel project came into play. If my books do become a manga and get their own anime series, here is a list of voice actors that I would choose for the English dub:

Johnny Yong Bosch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Donovan

Wendee Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tinisha Dolaira

Joshua Seth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joshua Rauje

Wally Wingert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gregory Kennedy

Derek Stephen Prince . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Marvin

David Vincent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brick Baxter/Cyber Shadow

Steven Jay Blum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fanoxean

Kyle Herbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Main Villain

Superheros – Autism – Fantasy – Science Fiction

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