Skip to main content

DFIC


According to Ben, Luke's uncle feared that Luke "might follow old Obi-Wan on some damn-fool idealistic crusade..."

DFIC. Sound familiar?

I think it should be called the 'Superhero Syndrome'. The symptoms and behaviors should be easy to spot:

  • hyper-observant behavior
  • overly sensitive to injustice
  • heart of compassion for those that are hurting
  • protector and/or champion of the under-dog
  • discerning of those in need
  • avid listener
  • responds with "I can help with that" or "I can make that happen"
  • skilled in negotiation and diplomacy
  • willing to confront, when necessary
  • well familiar with all area hospitals
  • able to change schedule at a moments notice
These afflicted with the syndrome, the ones who think they are superheroes, are nice to have around...especially in a crisis. Unfortunately, they always tend to have enemies. I know, you wouldn't think so, but it's true. There is always someone, somewhere who is looking to gain power, prestige or spotlight from the deeds or missions of the hero. Perhaps they want to be a superhero, as well, but lack the traits or sacrifice required. And sometimes, unfortunately, these foes just want to cause problems, well...just because. Just like in the comics, eh?

So, is there any treatment or solution for DFIC, or the Superhero Syndrome? Sadly, I don't think so. I believe it is passed down through family lines; super to super, y'know? Or perhaps it's something in the blood, such as midichlorians. *shrug*

Thankfully, it's not a wide-spread epidemic, so that is a relief. What would it be like if there were lots of folks running around that were willing and able to serve, guard and help people selflessly? Mayhem, I tell you - sheer chaos, I'm sure.

Popular posts from this blog

Our History with Saber Forge

UPDATE, April 19, 2012: we purchased new sabers from Ultra Saber LLC. To see a review, go HERE.
* * *
Saber Forge's Ambassador saber hilt
This post is to document and record the history of our experience with a company called Saber Forge. I would like this information to serve as information and perhaps a warning to all that are interested in purchasing a machined lightsaber, and/or are considering Saber Forge.

Saber Forge makes and sells lightsabers to be used as props with Star Wars costumes. When we started looking to purchase lightsabers that had the ability to light, Lisa posted for information on the Rebel Legion website. She was contacted by Mr. Phil Isherwood, owner of SaberForge.

Saber Forge

It is most unfortunate that we have had problems with the sabers. I love the hilt, to be honest, and felt that we got what we paid for; however, the lingering problems and now the complete lack of customer service is most troubling.

[We were so excited about purchasing these blades…

Just Throwin' It Around

I have a friend who just got engaged to be married. As he was detailing the way he proposed to his beloved, something he said caught my attention. In the course of his adult life, dating and living, he had promised himself that he would only use the actual word love towards the one who he was going to marry. He further explained that it was his thought that people 'throw the word love around carelessly' and that it had a special meaning, one meaning. For him, it was only to be used in speaking to his soon-to-be wife.

I can see his point, especially when thinking about dating. I know it happens, all too often, that relationships proceed a little too quickly and emotions peak prompting hasty pronouncements of love and devotion only to be rescinded down the line, after the passion has worn off. Careful and introspective we must be when experiencing and building a new relationship that we don't bite off more than we can chew, so to speak. I agree with my engaged friend - w…

Confession

I am a maker and collecter of Artist Trading Cards. In my world, we call them "Letterboxer Trading Cards", because they are made by letterboxers and they must have a hand-carved stamp featured on the card. I have made hundreds, even thousands of these cards, and enjoy the hobby immensely (samples shown are a few of my cards). I also collect them from other artists and letterboxers, and have a collection numbering (also) in the thousands.



So, here's the confession: I HATE LOGGING THEM! Yes, that's right, I said 'hate'. I know, that's pretty strong, but it is the only way I can adequately describe the feeling of dread that comes over me the second after I enjoy receiving them in the mail. If I were a disciplined person, I would immediately make my way to the computer, sign into to my favorite letterboxing site and let these wonderful friends know how much I love their efforts, thus easing their minds that their hard work arrived safe and sound in my care. Bu…