| Paragon vs. Plastica
by Cobalt Jade (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The behind the of "Paragon vs. Plastica" is a long and
twisted one. About three years ago I became obsessed by the idea of
writing a superheroine bondage story. This isn't unusual for me. Whenever
I read a new kind of netfic I want to try it out. Transformation porn?
I've got ideas. Gatchaman slash fanfic? Can't wait. Erotic sword and
sorcery? Yum! So it started.
I'd done bondage fiction before, but the advantage of having superheroes
as protags means the perils could be made more fantastic and
life-threatening than normal. I began with what is now Chapter 6 of
Paragon vs. Plastica featuring the as-yet unnamed superheroine being
encubed by trailer-trash villainess Swan. A little while later I worked
out the plot: the heroine, Scirocco (real life name Cinnabar Steele) is up
against a trio of female assassins called The Birds of Paradise who have
been hired by her arch-enemy, the ancient sorceress-queen Kaylashat the
Damned; as an archaeology student Cinnabar had accidently released the evil
witch from her tomb and has been trying to seal her back into it ever
since. Each "Bird" (Phoenix, Nightbird and Swan Song) were to have a novel
way of doing Cinnabar in, with Swan's being the cube and vacuum chamber.
But this idea stalled out.
In the meantime I'd been writing some ASFR statue-related fiction. I
had an idea for a called "Ten Transformations," a series of vignettes
each dealing with a different sort of entrapment or transformation -- to
gold, a mannequin, a stained glass window, etc. Chapter 1, "Xenon Trapped"
was to be the first of these vignettes. But along the way I got the idea
of combining the Scirocco and Xenon arcs into one story, and throwing in a
team of superheroines as well, ala CMQ's Fem-Fantastique series, the idea
being they would experience these life-threatening entrapments on a regular
basis. Then I threw in Plastica and Sexateria, and some memories of LA
from a recent vacation, and the began.
To keep things from getting confusing I've included a rundown on the
gals and their powers.
Members of Team Paragon:
Arctica (Real name: Lori Olson) <BR>Power: To freeze things, create
icestorms, fly. The team's newest and youngest member. Her mundane
identity is a grad student.
Xenon (Real name: Shana Pangborn) <BR>Power: Like Batgirl, she has a
utility belt, and is the team's chemical and electronics expert. She
founded the team along with Scirocco. She is also the oldest (in age.) Her
mundane identity runs a streetside latte stand.
White Rose (Real name: Allison Cope) <BR>Power: Telepathy, force fields.
She has a magic ivory pendant that can turn into a full-sized winged lion
that she rides. Her mundane identity drives a cab.
Chrystar (Real name: Gina Lubinski) <BR>Power: Strength and hardness,
invisibility. She can alter her molecular structure into a diamond-like
substance that is practically transparent. Her mundane identity is a
makeup artist for the movies.
Blue Cymbidium (Noelani Walker) <BR>Power: Control over plants. Can
take on flower petal form to escape from tight places. Half-Hawaiian,
half-black. Her mundane identity is a social worker.
Scirocco (Real name: Cinnabar Steele) <BR>Power: The desert storm. She
can also call up a powerful sword, Sabreglass, that is bonded to her. The
leader of the team, she is the second oldest, a slim, athletic build, and
long curly auburn hair. In mundane life she's an archaelogical researcher.
Cosmic (Darlene Wilson) <BR>A member of the Fem-Fantastique
superheroine team who has been called in to help with a special project.
Power: Superhuman strength and endurance, the ability to throw off bolts of
cosmic force. Very resistent to injury and can survive in situations most
normal people could not.
NOTE: The Adventures of Fem-Fantastique, Inc. can be read about in the
Legacy of TImeless Beauty website (http://www.many-realms.net/LTBSA).
Special thanks to CMQ for loaning Cosmic out to me.
Plastica (Dr. Polly Mehr) A resins and plastics expert, MIT graduate.
She has two alternate identities: Polly Jean Estes, VP of Merchandising for
the Sexateria chain of stores, and Vi (Vivian) Nyll, who runs a modeling
agency called Plastic Fantastic.
Iza, Phanxine, and Tiger, her criminal assistants.
Kylasha, an immortal sorceress.
This work is copyrighted 2002-2003 by Cobalt Jade (Cobaltjade@aol.com).
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