Personality Test Yourself… And Then See Which Superhero You Are

“Step right up!  Get your personality tested! Find out which superhero YOU are!”

The Chaplain at work has posters of various superheroes and Star Trek characters corresponding to the different personality profiles.  He kept telling me to take the test online and then check out who I match up with.  (He’s a nerd too, obviously.)

Now, some disclaimers: The personality test is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.   The test and profile itself is widely accepted in the psychologic community.  The stuff you find online…  may or may not be.  Not to endorse any specific site, but this is where I found and took this one and it seems legit: 

Matching the specific soft-scientific profile to a fictional character…  a bit less legit. But it’s fun, right?  And I’m very happy with my results. 🙂

So my profile came out to INFJ (introvert-intuitive-feeling-judging), which isn’t exactly as I expected but when I read the description of it, yeah, it fits pretty darn well.  And then I read those of what I expected, those did not fit like I thought they would so…  Pretty cool how that works!  I also scored very high (86%) on assertiveness, which surprised me until I thought about it.  Weakling, self-doubting nerd me of 20 years ago would have scored like a 6, but military officer fighting for justice me of today…  yeah, that fits.

So I had already ready checked the wrongly predicted profile at Chap’s office, and decided to ask Dr. Google to find me the right ones.  Here’s a few samples, some oc which are just fitting for my own profile.  In these, I am Batman, Captain America, and the Hulk (Bruce Banner), who are my three favorites!  So that’s cool.  I’m also Patrick Stewart x2 (Captain Picard and Professor X), as well as Dr. Strange, Jean Grey, and Groot.  (Who don’t exactly all sound like they have the same personality profile, right?  Like I said, subjective fun.) On the villain side, I’m Ras al Ghul, the immortal evil genius with tentacles all over the world. Cool….








And just to illustrate the subjectiveness of forcing fictional characters to fit into this, here’s an alternative Captain America that does not match mine:


On the more serious side, I also match up with Martin Luther King, Jr.  (I have a feeling I’ll someday lead the revolt of the masses against the wealthy Illuminati of America…)

So try out test, be amazed at how accurate it (probably) is, and then have some fun with it seeing which character you are. 🙂

And I’d love to know how you match with!  Please leave a comment to share!

Spider-Man Homecoming: The Best Spidey Ever?


I have the advantage of being in The Land of the Rising Sun, where it’s now Friday evening.  So I’ve gotten to see the movie before just about anyone else!

There was a snag in the beginning.  It was supposed to be a 3D showing.  I opened up my little packaged glasses and put them on…  and couldn’t see jack shit.  The right lens was way too dark.  I got up and moved toward the lobby.  So did a lot of other people.  We crowded in and grabbed another pair, returned to our seats, put them on, and…  same thing.  I thought about trying to watch it without the glasses, but that just doesn’t work.  I would only be able to make out about 20% of the visuals for the whole movie.  Just as I was about to go ask for my money back, the house lights came up.  Ten minutes later (or maybe fifteen) we started over watching the regular 2D version and got a free movie voucher on the way out the door.

So there’s a story you didn’t care about.  Tell us about the movie, right?

Well, I’m not going to give you any spoilers.  (I hate that!  I want to discover and enjoy the movie myself.)

Was it the best Spidey movie ever?

It was certainly the cutest one ever.  Lots of great Peter Parker and friends and girl chasing and…  just lots of cute highschool stuff very fitting for the character.  I like very much—and always do in superhero stuff, and try to do the same in my own books—when the real person, the “secret identity,” is the main character. A real breathing person, and they become the superhero.  Really, that just about defines Spider-Man right there.  That’s what made him so popular to begin with, right?  He was nerdy, always got real-person problems Peter Parker.  Spider-Man was him letting loose.  There was plenty of that in this movie, and it was great.

It was by far the funniest Spidey movie ever.  See previous paragraph for hints as to why.

It was also a part of the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe, which added so much more to it than it just being a standalone Spidey movie.  Lots of other pieces and layers and characters fitting in.  That was great.

The costume was cool and actually made sense.  At first I didn’t care for the sleek design and the tiny little chest spider, but the fact that it comes from Tony Stark makes way more sense than previous iterations where the really cool high-speed low-drag costume was knitted by Peter himself using Aunt May’s crochet needles.  In this movie, the handmade costume LOOKS handmade.  It’s a sweat shirt and sweat pants.  Perfect!

Some kind of off-putting things for old, diehard fans is the remodeling and just plain new supporting cast of characters, but that’s okay.  The same old (and racially monotone, by the way) gang was getting kind of worn out after 50 years.

Michael Keaton is awesome, as you would expect.  The Vulture is finally not a lame old man, but a true badass.  And a working class hero kind of villain, which was cool.  And the whole villain plot fit very well into the greater established universe.  Very nicely done.

So, after all of that, is it the best???  I’m a big fan of the Tobey McGuire/Sam Raimi movies—well, the first and second one, anyway (#3 pretty much sucked).  For me, up until now, Spider-Man 2 with Doc Ock and the whole awesome cast and the plight of Peter Parker stuff…  That was the best of them all.  But now…?

I guess if I was pushed into the corner and made to say which is the best of all, all things considered…  Yes, Virginia, Homecoming is the best ever.  Not an easy call, but yeah, I gotta say it’s so.

In fact, it re-inspired my old childhood love of the character.  More recently, Spidey had taken a back seat for me, especially after those last couple movies.  But I’m loving Spidey for being Spidey again.

So go see it!  (Not that I had to tell you that.  You were going to anyway, weren’t you?)


Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale on All of My Ebooks

abeWhy summer/winter?  Because while it’s summer to us in the northern hemisphere, its winter to you blokes down south.

And the sale?  Well, for pretty much every title I own, it’s 50% through July!  Unless the ebook started at $0.99, in which case it’s now FREE.

All you have to do is go to my Smashwords page (click here), scroll down to find the books you like, and then use the coupon code right there on the books’ pages at checkout.  You’ll get 50% off each and every one.  BOOM.  Simple and cheap!

You could get two or three books for only five bucks.

Just ask Honest Abe.

Your Cellphone is Killing You


I’ve been saying this for years!  And no, I’m not one of those crazies!  (Well, I might be… but that doesn’t mean I’m not right!)

I tripped across this AMAZING video today.  Its the product of artist Steve Cutts, found here on Lowlife Magazine.  Kudos to them both.  Click here to check it out.

Then feel horrible about your addiction and do something about it.

For example: Get your face out of that screen and read a book!

In fact, I have a summer reading assignment for everyone: Read (or reread) Fahrenheit 451.  Bradbury predicts all of this.  See if you can find the all-consuming gadget media that preoccupies everyone in that classic book and keeps their minds from functioning as they should.

Help Me, Cyber Dudes!


Anyone with some website advice out there?  My analog brain is about to explode!

A year ago I created this new website and…  I’m still not satisfied.  For one thing, wordpress is a huge pain in the butt!  I kept reading that it was the optimum way to go for making your very own websites, but DAMN is it complicated! You have to be a bloody programmer to figure out how to set it all up!

Today I realized, though, that the site I use as the Fugitive Fiction “publishers” site is costing way more than it should.  Paying Weebly for the virtual lot and easy to use building tools costs about $60 a year, plus paying $40 a year for the domain name.  It sure as hell ain’t worth $100 a year!  But I do like how user-friendly it is.

How did I get into that awkward situation, you might ask?  Domain name here, website there, costing so much…?  Cuz I’m an analog dinosaur who muddled his way through without knowing jack shit, that’s how.

Several years back I started a blogspot site, which was easy and simple but too simple.  Now I’m kind of thinking of going back that direction, just because it’s easy.

I “need” to have two sites.  One is my blog, one is my publisher.  At least one of those needs to have a nice setup for displaying and hocking my goods (i.e. books), but I don’t have the time or knowhow for a lot of upkeep or duplication of work.  Two relatively simple but effective websites that won’t cost an arm and a leg.

Anyone have any wisdom for a stubborn luddite bastard who hates cybershit but needs it to advance his dreams?

(Happy Independence Day, by the way!  Maybe that’s what brought this up for me today? Trying to reach my own independence from cyber-stress and the shackles of the working world?)