…those gals can swing it
Holy shit! Apparently, in my miserabley sick & drug affected state, I never actually posted Tuesday’s 365 post! Well, here it is along with the late Wednesdat post.
The Doclopedia #35
Power Suits: The Super Suit
The Super Suit looks just like a very high end men’s or women’s business suit, depending upon the sex of the person it appears in front of. It also includes all underwear, stockings or socks, belts, ties, shoes and a hat. It not only fits perfectly, it stays pressed and clean no matter what. It also makes the wearer look good, but different from their normal face and build.
The suit makes the wearer invulnerable, super strong, super agile and gives them a danger sense. It also heightens their senses by about an order of magnitude. On the rare occasions when the wearer gets trapped in a way they cannot escape from, the suit will teleport them several miles away to safety.
The suit appears before a different person every 3 year, then stays with them for a year. After a year, it disappears (though never during a time that would endanger the wearer.
Nobody knows where the Super Suit came from or how it operates.
365 People, Places & Things #36
This week, we get off to a late start because I am sick. Our first steampunk grrl is all about science in the name of justice.
Steampunk Grrlz: Kirstin Danger, Scientific Detective
Born in Sweden but raised in the United States from age 4, Kirstin Danger comes by her love of science naturally. Both side of her family have prominent scientists going back 5 generations. Her mother is a well known chemist and her father is an engineering teacher at MIT. Kirstin herself holds degrees in both medicine and chemistry, but is also well versed in botany, physics, geology and a host of other subjects.
In her early days at university, Kirstin was unsure of where she was going with her life. Many business concerns and universities had already offered her positions, but she wanted something more. It wasn’t until her third year that she figured out what that something was.
It was in the spring of 1900 that, through a series of events too complex to go into here, she began investigating a series of burglaries on and around campus. Kirstin took to this puzzle solving and in short order ran into Mr. Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street, who had been hired by the university to get to the bottom of the matter. She was a big fan of Holmes and he found her to be “one of the 4 most amazing women I have ever met”. They decided to pool their resources and soon solved the crime, which involved several alumni of the university and a certain rogue scientist by the name of Professor Overton. Kirstin and Holmes remained friends until Holmes apparent death in 1932.
Using her share of the reward money, plus the money made from “certain rather trivial patents”, Kirstin founded the Worldwide Scientific Detection Company. She now has labs in 16 countries, most of them equipped with Model 3 Lovelace/Tesla Computing Engines, as well as a full range of the latest scientific devices.
Kirstin Danger is 6’1” tall, slender, blond haired and blue eyed. She is pretty, but not beautiful. She has an X shaped scar on her left forearm and a small acid burn on her neck. Besides being a genius scientists, she is also a good boxer, a very good shot with a pistol and a pretty fair pilot. She often dresses in a very casual style, usually topped off with a lab coat.
Her personality is a good mix of obsessed scientist, seeker of justice and wry observer of human nature. She is married to Charlie Danger, himself a noted detective. They have two children, Jack and Jim.