Title: Kings and Queens
Summary: Superpowers AU. The Nostalgia Critic is left in shame after the disastrous events of Kickassia. It looks as though things begin head his way, though, when he, his brother, Rob, and nearly all of his fellow Channel Awesome critics from the Molossian invasion suddenly develop superpowers, thanks to one of the many meteorites that were spotted all over North America, Eurasia, and northern Africa. In fact, the Critic starts to believe that this will give him the notoriety he's been searching for all his life.
However, reality soon hits him. After a collection of terrorist attacks from other "Supers," people become fearful of anyone with these new supernatural abilities, and America especially finds itself teetering on the brink of chaos. Before the Critic knows it, he and a collection of his fellow Supers are forced to search the US for answers on how to prevent the world as they know it from falling around them - and potentially pulling them down with it.
Character(s): Too many to entirely keep track of
Chapter Rating: T
Warning(s): Some language, but not much
Disclaimer: I'm no slave owner or some other form of master of humans, so I think it's safe to assume that I own none of the people within this story.
Chapter Word Count: 10,460
Author's Note(s): (EDIT 4.28.12: So I'm an idiot for calling the damn thing a "meteor" instead of a "meteorite." As of now, though, I've changed all of the ones that needed to be changed. I kept it in most of the characters' dialogue, however, since I'm assuming they'd be like normal people in that they can't tell the difference most of the time.)
(EDIT 6.20.12: I just realized that a portion of the summary got edited out for some reason. I fixed that.)
Hello, and welcome to the start of what I hope will be one of the longest fanfics I've ever attempted to write. Mostly, though, this will be written for the fun of it - a weakness of mine is superpower AUs, along with causing (fictional) national or international trouble, so hopefully, I'll actually have motivation to finish this, or at least the first two parts. But I hope that you find some kind of enjoyment along the way, though. :3
Anyway, this prologue begins before and during the events of Kickassia, TGWTG's second year anniversary film. With a little bit of my own tweaking here and there, although they're all minor, last time I checked.
So, without further ado, onward!
- Current Mood: nervous
- Current Music:"Homecoming," by Thomas Bergersen
Exactly what it says on the tin. This will be the master post for easy navigation of every posted chapter of K&Q.
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- Current Mood:awake
- Current Music:"I Am the Doctor," by Murray Gold
"I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all."--Leo Rosten
- Current Mood:awake
- Current Music:"Hope," by John Frusciante
- Current Music:"Kings and Queens," by 30 Seconds to Mars
Why do I have to live in a home where I become the disappointment in the family for getting a C in a difficult AP class? How come I'm never anyone of my friend's #1 choices in anything? Where do I have to go to find someone that sees me as important in some way? When will I ever stop being so fucking self-deprecating? (A part of me is pretty sure that it might not be healthy for me.)
And lastly, who sees asking such inane questions as ranting?! Seriously, I've gotta be a complete Dummkopf to waste everyone's time by just asking questions that will never get answered.
…Was that good enough? [blink]
By the way, LJ staff, go fly a kite. A lot of the groups and comms on this website need those comment subject boxes in order to function properly, especially the kink memes. inception_kink and shkinkmeme especially need them because the (majority of the) people there use them to show the subject of their prompts. If anything, at least bring back those subject lines for everybody.
- Current Music:"Chess (Shadows - Part 3)," by Hans Zimmer