Poking around with an idea. A superhero story with a different metaorigin that the one complete AND the one in process.
It's ripping off an idea from the backstory of one I read. The story was great, but -- I was kinda interested in what happened to a major character whose story the main character had learned. Back stories are generally nicer to file off the serial numbers off. BUT -- it needs to be simplified for structural elegance.
A wise thing to remember. Especially when I had actually put in one character's mouth a fair innocuous explanation for their problem. The other character has to persuade him to assume they are in mortal danger, even with all the potential for accidents.
Further reflections on how the law would change for superpowers --
The biggest question, of course, is how powerful they are, compared to normal humans. Though that would have some caveats based on whether normal humans can get their hands on technology produced by some Gadgeteers, super-technology-makers -- and technology that can be maintained by normal humans.
When reading about how the law would apply to superheroes, sometimes I am mildly annoyed at the treatment of the law as if it were the law of the Medes and Persians that altereth not. Such as -- true, the FAA has authority only over people who fly with devices, and one of the last cases of a British court dealing with witchcraft had the judge telling the witnesses who claimed to see a woman flying that flying was not a crime. The advent of flying superheroes would change that quick -- or might not.
One thing that would affect how it would change would be the meta-origin. And if there were more than one source, it would probably affect how the law changed.
Fight Write: How to Write Believable Fight Scenes by Carla Hoch
A discussion of the nitty-gritty of fight scenes. For the writers who want to get down to the technical details of haymakers versus Superman punches, various kinds of swords, details of guns, and wounds. Going to the ground, self-defense laws, and differences between Japanese and Norse swords, based on the way Scandinavian is rich in bog iron, making good swords readily, and Japan in pig iron, much more difficult to use.