Sunday, October 01, 2006

Geek Alert!

Warning: The following anecdote requires, at minimum, a mild degree of science geekery to understand. If you cannot dredge up your memories of high-school science, specifically the unit on temperature, you will not only not get the punchline, you will not even understand that there is a punchline present. You will assume that I'm missing the last paragraph, or worse, that I'm one of those people who just blogs random incidences of their life on the assumption that everyone is interested in me and what I do. Warning over.

So Tony, one of my room-mates, has had a character on 'City of Heroes' for a while now by the name of "Calvin Zero". He's an ice/ice blaster, and if that doesn't make perfect sense to you, go re-read the warning at the beginning of this entry. (Calvin was based on an old RPG character he had back in college, and I think the origins of the character go back further than that, but I digress.)

Tonight, we were playing 'City of Heroes' (Tony was not logged in as Calvin Zero at the time, more's the pity) and we passed another ice/ice blaster, this one named "Celsius Zero". He had a decent costume, and a good bio entry...

...but even so, we all had to agree that Tony's character was way cooler.

3 comments:

Arturo said...

LOL!

And, of course, Celsius Zero would have some trouble fighting off people in, say, the Dead Sea or the Sea of Galilee... (-:

Julia said...

It would have been funnier had it been spelled properly...
"Kelvin"

John Seavey said...

Yes, but who names their kid "Kelvin"? :)

Seriously, that was intended to be the character's real name, and not a code-name or alias--it was just the purest coincidence he got ice-based super-powers from his genetic mutation. Very Silver Age, that. :)