Ok, so this next one is somewhat random, but if you have any idea how my brain operates, it makes perfect sense. Imagine a brain operating on ice cream and great ideas. Now imagine the same brain being overloaded by feelings of intolerance, and that about sums it up.
Anyway, i was having a conversation with some “friends” about super powers and which one would be the most desirable. One girl (who shall remain nameless for a couple fragmented sentences) chose invisibility, which is incredibly ignorant. Some people chose flight, and i chose indivisibility because i think being indivisible would be pretty sweet. Just kidding, i chose flight. Who wouldn’t? Caroline Treadway wouldn’t, that’s who.
So, when we finally convinced her that flight was the ultimate super power, the next question that arose was this. How low would your maximum speed have to be before you’d rather have a different super power?
Just for reference, here are some descriptions of traveling at certain speeds.
2 mph - You go to fly and you cruise along at a mellow 2 mph. Everybody is faster than you. It’s kind of disappointing and everybody thinks you’re a joke. You basically have the ability to float. While having the ability to float isn’t that cool, it still might be fun in certain intimate circumstances.
10 mph - Congratulations. You now have the ability to jog (yog) in the air. Still not that fast, but at least you could impress your friends by doing loops and what not. But only as long as they didn’t get in a car or on a bike or anything like that.
just for reference, peter pan was somewhere in between 10 and 50.
50 mph - Dang. Cruising. Barely doing the minimum on the interstate, your flight would really only be functional to get around town. If the trip is longer, you would be left behind by your friends. Assuming you have any.
100 mph - This is now starting to get into functional flying. Road trips, would be about the same, depending on who’s driving, but i’d imagine you’d get bored with things and the wind would be so loud that you’d have a hard time listening to music.
500 mph - similar to a jumbo jet, you now have the ability to travel around the U.S. with about the same times. The pros: you don’t have to wait in security. The cons: you are bored as crap and possibly wearing a him suit because it’s cold.
2000 mph - You can now get anywhere in the U.S. in under an hour and a half, unless you live on the extreme outskirts like maine, but why would you live there?
5000 mph - You can now fly to london in just under an hour. You will now definitely die if you hit a bird. Even if you’re wearing a helmet, so be careful.
12,450 mph - you can now get anywhere in the world in under an hour. Congratulations, you’re awesome,
Also, what if you had to flap your arms like a bird? would you take something else? I would because as cool as flying is, you’d look like an idiot and nobody wants to look like an idiot. Especially if they’re flying.
So, anyway, like i said before. It’d be interesting to know how slow people would go before they chose, say, the wondertwin’s (one word? two words?) power. My minimum would be 500mph. Any less and i’d rather have the ability to transform into a mop or something like that.
ps, i chose 500mph because that’s really the most functional speed and i’m pretty much the most functional person i know, which means i need to meet more people.
pps, i would actually probably choose invisibility, but i'm afraid that i would just steal things all the time and have no regard for the law, so flight it is!