Topic #408 - Awkward.
I'm usually not awkward or clumsy. Growing up in the slums of Amaghetto, on such a horrific world as Darkseid's Apokolips. Being clumsy could lead to falling into a roaring fire pit. Or getting eaten by one of the many monstrosities that roamed the desolate hell-world. So it went without saying that it was hazardous to ones health or well-being to be anything but cautious, agile, and sure-handed.
Now that I'm on Earth, it's not quite as dangerous to be awkward or clumsy. And thankfully so. Since I'm definitely an awkward teenager on Earth. Even more so when I'm around girls. Around girls I get all nervous and awkward.
Let's just say that if I didn't have an Apokoliptian physiology. If I wasn't durable. I would not have made it five minutes around the Teen Titans or Supergirl. They are like a danger magnet. Killer shark-people. Killer robots. Killer ninjas. Killer clowns. Not to mention dozens of super-villains out to maim and destroy them.
So it really is not a very safe vocation to be in the Superhero business. Therefore most heroes try not to be awkward or clumsy. Some may have a sense of humor. Or even goof off during the down time. But when their out there trying to fight evil or save the world. Unless they are bullet proof, fire proof, or otherwise invulnerable. They can ill afford to be anything less than serious.
Like most heroes, I try not to worry about ending up badly hurt or worse. I try to be all business whether I'm saving a helpless animal or some innocent victims in need of rescue. Those needing help depend upon heroes to not be awkward or scared. There is no room for doubt or fear. No room for goofing off or clowning around. No room for error or mistakes. A hero must always be cautious and determined. Must always strive to be the best they can be.
Now when it comes to being around girls. Like I said earlier, it is hard for me not to feel awkward or be all tongue tied. Especially around a girl I like. I get super nervous. I become unsure of what to do or say. Yet I try to work through the awkwardness. And working through it really is all one can do. No matter how awkward, or nervous you may feel. The other person usually feels the same way. And fortunately most people also have good hearts. So are understanding and supportive regardless of whether you mess up or do something stupid. So no matter how awkward one may feel. It is wise to stay positive, do your best, and know that things usually have a way of working out for the best in the end.
Lastly, if things get really awkward, then I have found that a nice hug can help allot. Cause a hug makes everything better.
theatrical_muse: Topic #408
Muse: Powerboy aka Power Boy
Fandom: DC Comics